Thomson Majesty liner: Five killed and three injured after lifeboat falls into sea off Canary Islands cruise ship

Five killed and three injured after lifeboat falls into sea off Canary Islands cruise ship carrying hundreds of Britons Thomson Majesty liner had arrived at La Palma port just three hours earlier It had come for stopover from Gran Canaria en route to Funchal in MadeiraEmergency exercise saw eight men fall 65ft from upper deck into the water By Mark Duell, KARL MCLAUGHLIN AND TOM WORDEN PUBLISHED: 16:00 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:04 GMT, 10 February 2013 A winter cruise holiday for hundreds of Britons in the Canary Islands was hit by tragedy today when five crew members died during a routine emergency drill. The Thomson Majesty liner had arrived in the port of the island of La Palma just three hours earlier from Gran Canaria for a six-hour stopover en route to Funchal, Madeira, when the incident occurred.

Children aged just three will be given kindles and iPads this Christmas as their parents upgrade leaving toymakers worried

Children aged just three will be given kindles and iPads this Christmas as their parents upgrade leaving toymakers worried Toymakers Mattel and Hasbro said to be 'terrified' by trendAmount of time children dedicate to gadgets has rocketed | UPDATED: 14:25 GMT, 24 December 2012 iPads and Kindles are said to be more in demand than traditional children's toys such as Mattel's Barbie dolls The toys have been well and truly thrown out of the pram this year as children's Christmas lists are dominated by iPads and Kindles, analysts said. Top toymakers Mattel and Hasbro are said to be 'terrified' at the thought that children no longer plump for traditional presents such as dolls and toy cars, but rather the latest technological gadgets, including iPads and Kindles. 'Up against tech groups that make such engaging entertainment, toymakers cannot compete', said managing director of equity research at Needham & Company, an investment banking firm