Passengers on break to Amsterdam spent six minutes in car park before boarding ferry home after delayed by storm

Ferry passengers endured horrendous 30 hour journey through violent storm and only got to spend SIX MINUTES in Amsterdam (in the dark) British tourists hoped to spend all day on Saturday in Dutch capitalPassengers spent minutes in car park before boarding bus to ferry home By Harriet Arkell PUBLISHED: 16:48 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 27 March 2013 British tourists who booked a weekend 'mini-cruise' to Amsterdam spent just six minutes in the Dutch capital after their overnight ferry crossing turned into a 30-hour journey from hell. More than 300 people booked the 48-a-head break to the Netherlands, which should have entailed them arriving in Holland at 9am last Saturday and spending all day in Amsterdam before boarding an 11pm boat home. But after they boarded the DFDS Princess Seaways service from North Shields on Friday afternoon, their boat was lashed by such high winds and rough seas that their arrival at the Dutch port of Ijmuiden was delayed by 13 hours.

Isabella Stewart Gardner art heist: FBI identified thief who stole prized art in 1990

Has the biggest art heist in US history been solved FBI says they've ID'd infamous thieves who stole half a BILLION dollars of art from Boston's Gardner Museum Artwork famously stolen from museum in 1990 by men dressed as Boston police officers on St Patrick's Day Took paintings and sketches from masters like Manet, Rembrandt, Degas, and Vermeer; in all, 13 works stolen FBI announced 23 years to the day that they had identified the thieves but did not publicly name them /05/10/article-2142642-1307FC7F000005DC-321_634x481.jpg” width=”634″ height=”481″ alt=”Irreplaceable: Chez Tortoni, painted by Manet, shows a man wearing a top hat at a jaunty angle; it was one of the last paintings to be stolen from the museum” class=”blkBorder” /> Irreplaceable: Chez Tortoni, painted by Manet, shows a man wearing a top hat at a jaunty angle; it was one of the last paintings to be stolen from the museum Dutch Master: The thieves stole two Rembrandts – 'The Storm on the Sea of Galilee,' left, believed to be the only seascape the master painted, and 'A Lady and Gentleman in Black,' right In progress: Left, Degas' Three Mounted Jockeys, and right, a self-portrait of Rembrandt Most valuable: Jan Vermeer's The Concert is one of approximately 35 known works by the great Dutch painter During the 1990 robbery, thieves disguised as police officers struck as Boston finished celebrating St.

Why women really are seen as the fairer sex: We subconsciously associate female names with lighter colours

Why women really are seen as the fairer sex: We subconsciously associate female names with lighter colours Dutch researchers show volunteers names printed on grey backgroundThey picked out male names in black much quicker than those in whiteReverse true for female names By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 1 January 2013 They are often called the fairer sex and it seems the stereotype is hard to escape. Scientists have shown that we automatically link lighter or fairer colours with female names and qualities and darker shades with more masculine attributes.

Former FSA head Hector Sants who was accused of being "asleep at the wheel" in run-up to financial crash becomes a Sir

City watchdog accused of being 'asleep at the wheel' in run-up to financial crash becomes a SirHector Sants, who headed financial regulator for five years, knightedFSA so discredited during financial crisis it is to be scrapped next year Mr Sants recently landed a 3 million job at scandal-hit Barclays PUBLISHED: 00:23 GMT, 29 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:23 GMT, 29 December 2012 Honoured: Hector Sants, who spent five years as head of the FSA, has been given a knighthood despite widespread criticism of how the regulator failed during the financial crisis A city regulator accused of being ‘asleep at the wheel’ in the run up to the financial crash is knighted in the honours list. Hector Sants, who spent five years as head of the Financial Services Authority, receives the honour despite widespread criticism that the regulator had failed during the banking crisis.

London map: Artist sketches quirky map of the capital complete with giant bagel, elephant and pharaoh

You'll be drawn to London: Artist sketches quirky map of the capital complete with 'Lovely Jubbly' Peckham and a giant bagel Jenni Sparks's map includes colour-coded train lines based on actual geographic Tube mapShe said: 'I wanted to find out exactly what made all the different places in London unique'Landmarks include giant pharaoh (British Museum); 'Van Gogh was here' (in Stockwell); and mustachioed Hoxton | UPDATED: 13:41 GMT, 24 December 2012 It's not often you'll find a map of London with 'Van Gogh was here' written over a street in Stockwell. But this quirky hand-drawn effort is not your standard guide to the city.

BREAKING NEWS: Major rescue operation underway after cargo ship sinks in North Sea

Four crew members die and seven missing after cargo and container ships collide in the North Sea Thirteen members of the crew rescued | UPDATED: 23:53 GMT, 5 December 2012 Four members of the crew of a ship that collided with another in the North Sea have died. A further seven are missing after the crew of the Baltic Ace took to life rafts after colliding with a container ship in freezing conditions about 40 miles from the Dutch port of Rotterdam

The end of frozen fingers for iPhone fans: New leather gloves that let you use a touchscreen

The end of frozen fingers for iPhone fans: New leather gloves that let you use a touchscreen | UPDATED: 18:40 GMT, 3 December 2012 Having a touchscreen phone in winter can be a pain, especially when you have to constantly take your glove off to use it. But that inconvenience could now be a thing of the past after a company came up with a novel pair of leather gloves that allow you to use your iPhone without taking them off