Officials from the Home Office have said more items were confiscated in the year up to April 2013 than in any other year
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Friday 17 June 1994
The California grey whale, whose population has more than doubled to about 21,000 since the 1930s, came off the US endangered- species list, the first time a marine creature has recovered strongly enough to be removed, AP reports from Washington.
Thursday 23 December 1993
For anyone schooled in the soaraway Eighties, the stock market is developing some curious reactions. Hanson is rumoured to be considering a big US acquisition, but its share price falls. Williams Holdings is selling off chunks of its business to concentrate on its core activities, yet in the glory days there were no cores - just badly run target businesses and good managers. So is the conglomerate now officially dead?
Sunday 13 September 1992
THERE IS a clever conceit in The Kosh's Endangered Species that places it beyond censure. It is that the performers can get away with being not very good if they are not meant to be very good. Johnny Hutch was part of a struggling music hall double act during the Thirties and Forties, and it is his life that inspired the dance-drama group's 10th anniversary tour. Now 70, he wrote the story and directed Sian Williams as The Woman and Mark Hopkins as The Man, lending a ring of authenticity.
Tuesday 28 July 1992
THE NUMBER of shareholders is likely to halve from the peak of 12.75 million within the next three to five years. That is the forecast of Michael Baker, chief executive of the Association of Private Client Brokers. Geoffrey Maddrell, of Proshare, agrees.
peopleActor, from House of Cards and Benidorm, was 68
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environmentA large chunk of Mount Snowdon, in north Wales, is up for sale
voicesForcing us to overhear dull phone conversations is an offensive act, says Simon Kelner
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tvBig Bang Theory filming delayed by contract dispute over actors' pay
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gadgetsDesign made in Pixar animator’s spare time could get retail release
peopleGuitarist, who played with Aerosmith, Lou Reed and Alice Cooper among others, was 71
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