The (fifth of a) mile club: Thrill-seekers have been enjoying more than just the view from The Shard

The (fifth of a) mile-high club: Thrill-seekers have been enjoying more than just the view from The Shard By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 20:48 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 25 January 2013 It may not quite be the mile-high club, but it appears thrill-seekers are not just climbing the 1,016ft Shard skyscraper to have their breath taken away by its magnificent views of London. Staff at the top of Western Europe's tallest building have discovered amorous couples have been 'christening' the brand new building after they found some some abandoned knickers in the men's toilets.

3,000-year-old bridge known as the Devil"s sunbathing spot is washed away as 2012 comes to a very wet close

Wiped out by a raging river: 3,000-year-old bridge known as the Devil's sunbathing spot is washed away as 2012 comes to a very wet close Bridge swept away by raging river, after trees carried in flood snap cablesAncient construction in Exmoor, Somerset, could date back to 1000 B.C. It has 17 giant slabs – largest being 8ft long and 5ft wide – spanning 180ft | UPDATED: 15:12 GMT, 1 January 2013 A stone bridge reputed to be 3,000 years old was swept away as flooding continued to bring chaos to parts of Britain yesterday

New Year"s Eve forecast: Dry end to the year comes too late for 3,000-year-old bridge as it is washed away by raging river

Wiped out by a raging river: 3,000-year-old bridge known as the Devil's sunbathing spot is washed away as 2012 comes to a very wet close Bridge swept away by raging river, after trees carried in flood snap cablesAncient construction in Exmoor, Somerset, could date back to 1000 B.C.

Why did the llama cross the M25? Animal spotted strolling across a bridge above the motorway as lorries thunder past below

Why did the llama cross the M25 Animal spotted strolling across a bridge above the motorway as lorries thunder past below Stray llama was spotted crossing a bridge above the motorway near the junction with the M3 in Surrey | UPDATED: 21:49 GMT, 20 December 2012 According to the age-old joke, the chicken crossed the road in order to get to the other side. So does that explain why this llama was spotted strolling across a motorway bridge in Surrey Drivers travelling along the M25 were stunned to see the creature making its way across the bridge near the junction with the M3

Titlis Cliff Walk: Don"t look down! World"s "scariest" and highest suspension bridge opens 1,5000ft above a glacier in the Swiss…

Don't look down! World's 'scariest' and highest suspension bridge opens 1,5000ft above a glacier in the Swiss Alps The bridge is almost 10,000ft above sea levelThe structure cost 1 million to build, is 330ft long and 3ft wideAt its official opening a snowstorm hid what lay beneath to visitors | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 17 December 2012 The world's scariest bridge has been opened – a pedestrian walkway suspended 1,500ft above a glacier in the Swiss Alps. Engineers have spent the past five months building the Titlis Cliff Walk, Europe's highest suspension bridge at 9,000ft above sea level. The structure, which cost 1 million, is 330ft long but just 3ft wide and sits a vertigo-inducing 1,500ft above a glacier

Police force re-opens search for clues behind "unexplained deaths" of eight people who have never been identified

Police force re-opens search for clues behind 'unexplained deaths' of eight people who have never been identified | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 12 December 2012 Enlarge This man was found on August 3, 1970 at Uxbridge Road Railway Bridge, Slough, several hundred yards west on the line Thames Valley Police today launched Operation Nightingale to find the identities of eight bodies of people who died in unexplained circumstances in the area over the last 40 years. In a bid to identify the bodies, the police have released new sketches, along with detailed descriptions of how and where they died

London calling: From a light show on Millennium Bridge to an "invisible" double decker, award-winning photos of the capital

London calling: From Battersea Power Station to a bird's-eye view of the Thames… award-winning photos of the capital 1,500 entrants in competition to capture the spirit of LondonSnaps include dazzling scenes of Big Ben, Hampstead Heath, Portobello Road and Greenwich | UPDATED: 00:29 GMT, 5 December 2012 A light trail fizzes across the Millennium Bridge, while in the background St Paul's is barely visible under the night sky. This electrifying image was among 1,500 entries in a photography competition by Beefeater Gin to 'bottle the spirit of London'

The Pope joins Twitter and racks up 70,000 followers within hours

The Pope joins Twitter for first time and racks up 70,000 followers within hours (only 1.2billion to go then)The official account went live today and was deluged with followersThe Pope will begin tweeting on December [email protected] handle means both 'Pope' and 'Bridge builder' | UPDATED: 14:16 GMT, 3 December 2012 God's representative on Earth will soon be spreading his holy message via Twitter He already has 1.2 billion 'followers' in the standard sense of the word but the Pope now has another type after entering what for any 85-year old is the brave new world of the social media site. It was today announced that Pope Benedict's official handle on Twitter will be @Pontifex and within hours of the account going live this morning, the feed had attracted more than 70,000 followers

Two-hour delays and six-mile queues on M25 after fatal crash as lorry hits bridge support

Two-hour delays and six-mile queues on M25 after fatal crash as lorry hits bridge support A man killed at about 1pm today when lorry hit bridge parapet on anti-clockwise M25 carriageway Tailbacks stretched six-miles as emergency services worked at the sceneTwo lanes remain closed for resurfacing and Highways Agency said normal traffic conditions not expected until 6am tomorrowA second crash reported just three miles before lane closures | UPDATED: 01:43 GMT, 28 November 2012 A man died when a lorry smashed into the parapet of an overbridge on the M25 today. Police closed a stretch of the southbound anti-clockwise carriageway between junctions 17 at Maple Cross and 16 at Uxbridge following the fatal crash at 1pm