To begin a three-part series on children’s books for Christmas, Nicholas Tucker picks the season’s best picture books
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Tuesday 16 April 2013
The UK's pair of giant pandas could be put together today in the hope they will mate.
Monday 15 April 2013
More than 30,000 people signed an Independent petition calling for a ban
Saturday 13 April 2013
Dawn blooms and stirs the trees of Abernethy Forest into life. This far north, winter still battles spring for the primeval ground. Mist hangs between incalculable ranks of pines; silver light spills and glimmers over a deep carpet of green moss, russet blaeberry and frost-tipped ling. A waist-high ants' nest bubbles from the ground. From the corner of my eye, a pine bough appears to ripple as a red squirrel skitters along. Then the birds strike up: coal tits, a greenfinch and, from somewhere imperceptible in the thin fog, the cork-popping aria of a male capercaillie.
Sunday 07 April 2013
Friday 05 April 2013
Edinburgh Zoo hopes Tian Tian and Yang Guang will mate for the first time within days
Thursday 28 March 2013
A £5 million-plus rescue package will be offered to farmers who have lost livestock in the severe blizzards that have hit Northern Ireland, Stormont ministers have agreed.
Thursday 28 March 2013
The head of the betting for both the world’s richest race and the world’s most famous contest shifted yesterday.
Anger after 'aggressive' lost cow is shot dead by police marksmen in Lincolnshire primary school grounds after two-hour chase
Wednesday 27 March 2013
The cow, which according to reports had charged at several members of the public, went on the run for three hours after escaping from its field
Thursday 21 March 2013
Animal rights activists ignore police warnings they might be arrested for 'outraging decency'
Wednesday 20 March 2013
A huge elephant seal has brought traffic to a standstill in Brazil after it swam out of the Atlantic and took a tour of Balneario Camboriu.
Monday 18 March 2013
One of the experts behind the critically acclaimed documentary Frozen Planet, is in hot water in Norway over “disturbing” polar bears for another BBC show while filming them in the wild.
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