Man did not notice bear until he felt 'something brush against his leg'
Repairing or improving flood defences is so expensive that areas of countryside which are still under water could be deserted, says Environment Agency
Police have taken to Twitter in order to search for the owner after the horse was discovered and captured in the early hours of this morning
A US government programme to control wildlife is under fire for being inhumane
Ron Jeremy - nicknamed "the hedgehog" - said despite it taking a lot to shock him, as "an expert on sex", he was "appalled" by the sexual behaviour experiments carried out by US universities on rodents
To begin a three-part series on children’s books for Christmas, Nicholas Tucker picks the season’s best picture books
In a world dominated by tax avoiding shopping behemoths and faceless super chains, it’s nice to experience some interaction with stall owners
There are fears destruction just increases value of remaining stockpiles on illegal markets
If its TV ad now sets the Christmas tone, then we have only ourselves to blame
'Biggest advertising event of the year' makes debut in X Factor break on Saturday
Sergei Rumyantsev, 55, stabbed the animal in heart after he was attacked
The Connecticut Supreme Court will decide whether horses in the state should be classified as a " naturally vicious species", in a court case that dates back to 2006.
71-year-old cosmologist had previously been less supportive of the right to die as 'there is always hope'
The couple were alarmed to see a bear's paw, or possibly a head, poking its way into their tent
Other contenders for the prize included the axolotl and the pig-nosed turtle