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.

Thieves steal 1930s gold Nobel Peace Prize worth 150,000 from Lord Mayors house

Thieves steal 1930s gold Nobel Peace Prize in haul worth 150,000 from Lord Mayor's houseThe prize was awarded to former Foreign Secretary Arthur Henderson He was given it for his peacekeeping efforts before the Second World WarRaiders also stole a lock of hair from Admiral Lord CollingwoodThe break-in, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, happened overnight on Monday By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 18:50 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:56 GMT, 4 April 2013 A Nobel Peace Prize awarded to a pioneering politician for his attempts to patch-up international relations in the years before World War Two has been stolen. The prize, awarded to former Foreign Secretary Arthur Henderson in the 1930s, was one item in a haul of items thought to be worth an estimated 150,000 to be stolen from the Lord Mayor's Mansion House, in the Jesmond area of Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. A lock of hair from Admiral Lord Collingwood, who took over control of the British fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 after Admiral Nelson was killed, was also stolen in the raid.

Sword-pistol "brandished by Lord Nelson" at Battle of Trafalgar goes up for auction

Sword-pistol 'brandished by Lord Nelson' at Battle of Trafalgar goes up for auctionSilver-mounted DB flintlock tap-action weapon expected to fetch 15,000Discovered in possessions owned by his closest friend Alexander DavisonAuctioneer: 'Pistols of this period and quality do not often come up for sale' | UPDATED: 18:02 GMT, 6 December 2012 'Truly exceptional': This sword-pistol, which is believed to have been used by Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, is going up for auction A sword-pistol thought to have been brandished by Lord Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar is set to fetch up to 15,000 when it goes up for auction tomorrow.

Climbing the Navy career ladder! Sailors in stunning display of skill and strength as they practise for the British Military Tournament

Climbing the Navy career ladder! Sailors in stunning display of skill and strength as they practise for the British Military TournamentThe Royal Naval Window Ladder display features sailors climbing up the ropes to music on the lattice work in the air Part of the British Military Tournament featuring over 600 servicemen and women and 160 horsesShow will feature a special tribute to the Queen to mark her Diamond JubileePrince William will be in attendance at the tournament in Earl's Court this weekend | UPDATED: 21:11 GMT, 6 December 2012 Lord Nelson would be proud to see the might and skill of these Royal Navy officers at work as they practise their rope climbing routine ahead of the British Military Tournament this weekend. The Royal Naval Window Ladder display features sailors climbing up the ropes and performing their routine to music on the lattice work in the air