World Pillow Fight Day

Feathery fisticuffs: Thousands of revellers across the world get involved in World Pillow Fight Day World Pillow Fight Day took place everywhere from Amsterdam to ZurichTrafalgar Square was overtaken by a pillow flashmob for an hourThere were two rules: Don't hit anyone with a camera or without a pillow By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 20:47 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 04:02 GMT, 7 April 2013 A pillow-wielding mob descended on Trafalgar Square today for feathery fisticuffs in front of London's most iconic monuments. Trafalgar Square's usual inhabitants – tourists and pigeons – beat a hasty retreat as a flashmob of thousands gathered for a good old-fashioned pillow fight in the sunshine. Similar scenes were repeated all over the world as part of annual World Pillow Fight Day.

Pippa gets a job in a supermarket (but she won"t be stacking shelves): Duchess of Cambridge"s sister lands recipe column in Waitrose…

Pippa gets a job at Waitrose! Duchess of Cambridge's sister lands job writing recipe column in magazineHer food column Pippa's Friday Night Feasts will start in April issueComes despite her book Celebrate being a pre-Christmas flop By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 14:07 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 25 February 2013 Her first book may not have been the success she or the publisher that paid her an 400,000 advance expected, but despite the hiccup the work keeps rolling in for Pippa Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge's sister will now pen a column called Pippa's Friday Night Feasts which will feature 'casual dining ideas and recipes' for Waitrose's monthly magazine.

Take Me Out contestants evicted from 1.5million country mansion after weekend long party gets out of hand

Take Me Out contestants evicted from 1.5million country mansion after weekend party got out of hand Police were called to the party in Tutbury, StaffordshireAround 100 contestants were asked to leave by owners and policeOne party-goer said that the raucous bash 'got out of hand' By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 13:32 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:06 GMT, 6 January 2013 Hit: Contestants from ITV1 show Take Me Out were thrown out of a 1.5million country mansion after a weekend long party got out of hand and police were called.

Stephen Ashton: British tourist, 22, shot dead in crossfire at Thai New Year"s Eve beach party

British tourist, 22, is shot dead by stray bullet after Thai New Year's Eve beach party ends in gunfireKilled at a party on the island of Koh Phangan in southern Thailand Thai man opened fire at a bar on the island in early hours of morning Shot in the torso and although he was rushed to Ban Don International Hospital he was pronounced deadThailand has the highest number of guns in civilian hands in S.E.

Happy New Year! Spectacular pictures show countries across the globe celebrating the arrival of 2013

Goodbye 2012! Enjoy the New Year in these spectacular pictures as countries across the globe celebrate the arrival of 2013Swimmers brave freezing temperatures to take part in New Year's Day dips across the world Members of grenadier corps in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, fire 12 shots with a cannon at 8amCentral Pacific Ocean island of Kiritimati (Christmas Island) first to usher in the New YearSydney saw 2013 at 1pm GMT, with some 1.5 million people attending the city's eventsIn Philippines a child fights for life and more than 400 people hurt by firecrackers and gunfire in celebrationsThe increasingly democratic Myanmar – also known as Burma – celebrated with its first ever public countdownMoscow's Red Square was filled with spectators as fireworks exploded near the Kremlin to welcome the new year200,000 turn out in Shanghai to witness the 4D light show and lighting up of historical buildingsMulticolored fireworks danced up and down the world's tallest building – the Burj Khalifa – in Dubai The festive mood in New Delhi has been marred by the death of a young rape victim on Saturday More than 1 million people will pack into New York's streets for the traditional crystal ball drop in Times SquareAmerican Samoa will be the last place on Earth to herald in the New Year on Tuesday at 11am GMT | UPDATED: 16:07 GMT, 1 January 2013 Major celebrations to welcome the new year have taken place in some of the world's most iconic locations throughout today.

Here comes 2013! Sydney is first major world city to celebrate as New Year spreads across the globe

Goodbye 2012! Enjoy the New Year in these spectacular pictures as countries across the globe celebrate the arrival of 2013Central Pacific Ocean island of Kiritimati (Christmas Island) first to usher in the New YearSydney saw 2013 at 1pm GMT, with some 1.5 million people attending the city's eventsThe increasingly democratic Myanmar – also known as Burma – celebrated with its first ever public countdownMoscow's Red Square was filled with spectators as fireworks exploded near the Kremlin to welcome the new yearMulticolored fireworks danced up and down the world's tallest building – the Burj Khalifa – in Dubai The festive mood in New Delhi has been marred by the death of a young rape victim on Saturday More than 1 million people will pack into New York's streets for the traditional crystal ball drop in Times SquareAmerican Samoa will be the last place on Earth to herald in the New Year on Tuesday at 11am GMT | UPDATED: 04:36 GMT, 1 January 2013 Major celebrations to welcome the new year have taken place in some of the world's most iconic locations throughout today. Lavish and expensive fireworks lit up skylines in Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai and even the once-isolated country of Myanmar – also known as Burma – joined the countdown party for the first time in decades.

Happy New Year! Enormous firework display lights up central London as UK celebrates 2013 in style

Happy New Year, London! Fantastic firework display on the banks of the Thames lights up the capital's skyline to welcome 2013 in UK About 250,000 people lined the banks of the Thames to witness the incredible display of pyrotechnics and lightsAround 75,000 partygoers joined in a mass rendition of Auld Lang Syne after the clock struck midnight in Edinburgh . Colourful: Thousands of people have lined the banks of the Thames to see the extravagant firework display light up the capital Ambitious: Thousands of people lined the banks of the Thames to witness the incredible display of pyrotechnics and lights Elaborate: The London Eye is dwarfed by the impressive fireworks Bright: Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London Popular: The banks of the River Thames near Parliament in central London were packed with thousands of happy revellers Attractive: The capital's skyline was transformed during the incredible firework display The spectacle in London saw a quarter-of-a-million people gather on the banks of the Thames to watch the 11-minute firework show which followed the traditional counting down of the final seconds by Big Ben

The Vikings are coming… and so is Hogmanay! Scotland gears up for New Year in fancy dress

The Vikings are coming… and so is Hogmanay! Scotland gears up for New Year in fancy dressMore than 7,000 join torchlit procession through EdinburghCapital hosts 30million extravaganza to celebrate New Year | UPDATED: 21:24 GMT, 30 December 2012 The streets of Scotland's capital were overrun by a horde of Vikings – in a festive invasion to celebrate Hogmanay. Dozens of Vikings from Shetland, clad in armour and holding shields, joined around 7,000 others revellers in a stunning torchlit parade through Edinburgh to mark the end of the year.

Burning off the extra Christmas calories is an Olympic task and would take more than 2,000 laps of the velodrome

Burning off the extra Christmas calories is an Olympic task and would take more than 2,000 laps of the velodrome Study finds average person could have consumer 6,000 calories yesterdayWould take Victoria Pendleton 2,177 laps at Olympic Velodrome to shift A Christmas dinner alone can contain 1,500 calories | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 26 December 2012 Most people would expect to indulge a little over Christmas, but it might be surprising to hear the average person could have eaten a staggering 6,000 calories yesterday – nearly three times the recommended intake.

Santa Claus is coming to town: Thousands of Father Christmases gather in Trafalgar Square for Santacon flash mob

Santa Claus is coming to town: Thousands of Father Christmases gather in Trafalgar Square for flash mob Weird and wonderful variety of Santas descend on Nelson's Column They sang songs, took photos and handed out presents Annual celebration has gained popularity through social networking sites | UPDATED: 17:23 GMT, 15 December 2012 Thousands of revellers started their Christmas celebrations early by gathering in central London dressed as Santa this afternoon. The annual festive party brought a weird and wonderful collection of Father Christmases to Trafalgar Square.