How one travel-writer's innovative journey round the Welsh coast led to a starring role for her four-legged companion
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Monday 24 May 2010
A 66-year-old man was jailed today for having sex with a horse and a donkey.
Sunday 16 May 2010
Blackpool last week earned a place in the Championship play-off final by beating Nottingham Forest 6-4 on aggregate. The match is at Wembley on Saturday, and I might yet fork out 30-odd quid to go.
Friday 16 April 2010
A man who failed to stop a donkey from viciously attacking other farm animals was today banned from keeping animals for three years.
Monday 12 April 2010
A 66-year-old man pleaded guilty today to having sex with a horse and a donkey.
Sunday 14 March 2010
Monday 08 February 2010
Saturday 06 February 2010
You wouldn't have picked her out as the ideal holiday companion. Yes, she was pretty and petite, with soulful eyes and beguiling eyelashes. But Salomé was also narrow-minded, with a strident voice, crooked teeth, a curious body odour and a broad, hairy backside.
Wednesday 06 January 2010
A warrant was issued today in the case of a man accused of having sex with a horse and a donkey after he failed to turn up at court.
Tuesday 09 June 2009
Perhaps the cows in Derbyshire are particularly keen on unsuspecting ramblers: the bend in my father's telescopic walking pole, gained from whacking an animal across the head in a last-gasp attempt to see it off, is testimony to how dangerous they can be. And I have stared death by cow in its hairy, bovine face and lived to tell the tale.
Friday 17 April 2009
Friday 20 March 2009
Saturday 22 November 2008
What is it? It's a donkey of the species Equus asinus. The Poitou is a very rare breed with a long shaggy coat, and the most prized are the ones with the nattiest dreadlocks.
Sunday 19 October 2008
Born in 1901, she was one of the "Big Three" female mystery novelists, judged the equal of Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie, but that's not quite accurate – she's more like a mad combination of both. Philip Larkin loved her and many admired her mordant and morbid mysteries. Diana Rigg starred in some bland TV versions of her novels that turn her Mrs Bradley character into a glamorous Miss Marple. The exposure has resulted in new demand for her books, which is good because they're more interesting than Christie's, if more problematic.
Saturday 13 September 2008
When Lynda Pearson gave birth to the youngest of her three sons 34 years ago, by Caesarean section, doctors kept her sedated for 36 hours. She awoke to the sound of nurses whispering: "Ssshh, she's coming round."
Tuesday 29 April 2008
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