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.

Michael Winner"s widow left with no money after his assets were frozen within "five minutes" of his death

Michael Winner's widow left with no money after his assets were frozen within 'five minutes' of his death Geraldine Winner said that she has been left with no money since JanuaryHis assets were frozen within 'five minutes' of his deathThe sale of his 60million Kensington mansion has also been put on hold By Jaymi Mccann PUBLISHED: 02:00 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 24 March 2013 Michael Winner's widow has revealed that she has been left penniless after his assets were frozen immediately after his death. Geraldine Winner has not been able to draw money from the film-director's accounts since his death two months ago as they were all in his name. She told the Sunday Times: 'You know, the bank accounts were frozen

Drunken "joker" left dangling over road for 90 minutes after bet with friends went wrong

Drunken 'joker' left dangling over road for 90 minutes after bet with friends went wrongLee Bassett clambered over bridge above passing cars for 'bit of a dare'He lowered himself down before asking a fellow drinker to pull him upBut his friend was too weak to haul 29-year-old back onto the bridgeAll three emergency services called out to rescue him at cost of 5,000 By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 03:21 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 13 February 2013 A drunk prankster who dangled from a footbridge in a harness bringing traffic to a standstill had to be rescued at a cost to the taxpayer of nearly 5,000, a court heard. Lee Bassett, 29, clambered over the edge of the bridge above passing cars 'after a few jars' for 'a bit of a dare'

British grandmother Jackie Meacock poses for a snapshot with her children. Hours later she ended her life at Dignitas

'Our mother's last supper': How hours after British gran posed for this photo with her grown-up children she ended her life at Dignitas suicide clinic and why they have no regretsJackie Meacock suffered from dystonia – an incurable nerve conditionLife had become unbearable – driving was impossible and even a shopping trip ended in her giving up in tears after half an hourThe grandmother of nine paid 10,000 to end her life at the Swiss clinic she was on daily painkillers, including liquid morphine. As the months progressed, she could do less and less.

Cable and Wireless make six-figure profit by providing 41p-a-minute HMRC tax helpline

Firm makes six-figure profit by keeping you on hold on 41p-a-minute HMRC tax helplineCompany makes 'less than 1million' profit from premium 0845 numbers Each year 16million callers will be kept waiting for longer than five minutesMPs tell HMRC chief Lin Homer the wait is 'unacceptable' By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 00:24 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:20 GMT, 29 January 2013 Lin Homer, chief executive of HMRC, admitted the target is to answer 80 per cent of calls in five minutes A private phone company is making hundreds of thousands of pounds in profit from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs premium rate helplines. HMRC chief Lin Homer told a committee of MPs that Cable and Wireless has made 'less than 1million' from the 0845 number.

The camera you can swallow: New capsule could help detect early stages of caner of the oesophagus

The camera you can swallow: New capsule could help detect early stages of cancer of the oesophagusGround breaking device the size of a large multivitamin pillCaptures microscopic images that detect changes in cells By James Black PUBLISHED: 21:47 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:53 GMT, 14 January 2013 A swallowable camera-in-a-capsule could help doctors spot early signs of oesophageal cancer, research has shown. The hi-tech transparent device is about the size of a large multivitamin pill. It contains a rapidly rotating laser that shines a beam of near-infrared light onto the wall of the oesophagus, or gullet, the pipe that carries food to the stomach.

Anthony Hopkins stunned family living in his childhood home in Port Talbot when he dropped by and asked to buy the property

'Sell me your house': Family's shock as Anthony Hopkins turns up at his childhood home in Port Talbot to makes a very tempting offerActor Sir Anthony Hopkins turned up unexpectedly at a small house in Port Talbot – his childhood home – and asked if he could look aroundThe film star and his wife Stella hinted to bemused residents Chris Trainor and his partner Carly Culver that they might buy the property By Ben Ellery PUBLISHED: 22:06 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:47 GMT, 6 January 2013 Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins stunned the new owner of the small Welsh house where he grew up when he dropped in for a cup of tea – and asked if he could buy the property. The star arrived at the semi-detached home in Port Talbot in a chauffeur-driven car with his wife and two bodyguards, and asked Chris Trainor and his partner Carly Culver if he could look around

Huge rise in ambulance journey times revealed

Shock 37% rise in 'blue light' ambulances that take more than 30 minutes to reach casualty Patient groups up in arms and blame figures on cutsMail on Sunday has led campaign to stop A&E closures and cost cuttingBut NHS says patients must accept shut downs to ensure service's survival | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 30 December 2012 Thousands of the most seriously ill emergency patients are being forced to travel further to hospital in ambulances following a swathe of A&E closures and downgrades. Figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday show that the number of patients with life-threatening conditions taking longer than 30 minutes to reach A&E has rocketed by an average of 37 per cent in two years

Boy, 7, who was given metal detector for Christmas discovers World War Two "bomb" in fields nearby

Boy, 7, who was given metal detector for Christmas discovers World War Two 'bomb' in fields nearbySonny Carter found the 10lb capsule while out for a Boxing Day walkHis father became suspicious when rinsing off the mud-caked objectA relative who worked for the RAF armoury confirmed it was a shell | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 29 December 2012 When he was given a metal detector for Christmas, seven-year-old Sonny Carter hoped to find buried treasure. He tried it out on Boxing Day – and within 15 minutes the machine began bleeping.

Three daughters of mother killed during Cardiff hit-and-run rampage will open Christmas gifts "from mum"

Three daughters of mother killed during Cardiff hit-and-run rampage will open Christmas gifts 'from mum' Karina Menzies died in a 30 minute hit-and-run rampage in OctoberMatthew Tvrdon, 31, from Cardiff, charged with the murder within a dayGirls, aged 11, eight and two, will unwrap the last gifts left by motherSister says they are 'the last thing she will ever be able to give them' | UPDATED: 21:20 GMT, 24 December 2012 Three girls left motherless after a hit-and-run rampage that brought hysteria to a city's streets will open festive gifts labelled 'from mum,' tomorrow. Karina Menzies, 31, was killed during 30 minutes of terrifying carnage in the Ely and Leckwith areas of Cardiff, south Wales, in October.