Colonel Meow, the cat with the longest fur in the world and the brooding face of an evil genius, has sadly passed away.
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Tuesday 24 April 2012
A huge rise in the number of pet owners convicted of animal cruelty is pushing the RSPCA to “breaking point”, the charity said.
Sunday 15 April 2012
The curiousness of the dark in the night time
Monday 02 April 2012
Earplugs for sale. One careful owner. It's not quite Ernest Hemingway's famous, poignant six-word story ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn") but when the owner in question is Sir Winston Churchill, there's a strange level of excitement about auctioning a set of sleeping aids. The wax pellets in question were sold in an auction on Friday for the prime-ministerial sum of £1,650, having had a reserve price of £2,000.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
1. John Lewis Winter Snow Goose Down
A supremely comfortable pillow using down from geese native to Russia's glacial mountains.
Sunday 11 March 2012
A German-born observer of British society is eclipsed today by Gainsborough and Reynolds, but his pictures, decoded, are revealing
Sunday 26 February 2012
The wonders of ancient science – it's amazing what you can learn from a cat scan ...
Friday 03 February 2012
"He's a self-confessed chicken thief, and all-around sleazeball," is how scoffing Josh described the Tramp in The Last Days of Disco.
Thursday 02 February 2012
DNA tests have concluded that a mystery beast lurking in the Gloucestershire countryside, suspected of being responsible for grisly attacks on deer, is not the "big cat" that locals feared.
Sunday 22 January 2012
The professor and the painter:a marriage made in heaven
Saturday 14 January 2012
Reports of a big cat going wild near Stroud only scratch the surface. Tom Peck and Joshua Carroll investigate
Thursday 12 January 2012
It began with dark mutterings in the local pub, that a strange beast might be stalking the woods around the little village of Woodchester, savaging the local wildlife and frightening local dog walkers.
Friday 23 December 2011
A former councillor who killed four kittens in "appalling scenes" of "unimaginable cruelty" has been jailed.
Friday 23 December 2011
Back in 2004 Glenn Tilbrook, his wild hair sticking out like Christopher Lloyd's Doc in Back to the Future, cheerfully tore through a short set of Squeeze classics in support of an awed Fountains of Wayne, the US equivalent of Squeeze.
Thursday 22 December 2011
Whether you like poetry, pop stars or polar bears, with this selection you can make 2012 the year you get organised
Saturday 17 December 2011
Who knew that, before she became a child pop sensation at 15, Billie Piper's guilty pleasure was throwing animals? For a while in the early 1990s, it was literally raining cats and dogs in Swindon. "I used to pick up animals on the street," she confessed in a questionnaire, "and launch them as far as I could."
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
- 1 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 2 The confessions of men who ordered mail-order brides
- 3 UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
- 5 'Isis' schoolgirls: Missing British teenager tweets picture of her Syrian takeaway