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."
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'