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The fatal shooting of two men is just one more episode in America's summer of gun sprees
After some muted outings, the sketch group Pappy's are back to their lovable best, on the kind of form that saw them shortlisted for Edinburgh's comedy award in 2007 and will probably get them a place on this year's list, too.
'In bali, my favourite restaurant serves only duck, which you eat with your hands'
Danny Boyle, the artistic director of the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, has sent a hand-written letter to animal rights campaigners pledging that no harm will come to the animals used in the making of his show.
The hawk that patrols Wimbledon to deter pigeons has been stolen, police said.
It might not feel like it at the time, but selection for the Olympics is not normally a matter of life and death. At least until now.
He is meant to be the Government's wildlife champion. So why is Richard Benyon backing a plan to destroy the nests of protected birds of prey in the interests of pheasant shooters?
Warming climate may have enticed first pair of the Continental herons to mate in Britain
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Smug Tweeters. Gurning Techno stilt loons. Naked am-dram mums. Bewildered teens. Key parts of any festival, says Nick Moore
Goldfinches are now found in almost five times as many gardens as they were 16 years ago, latest figures from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) show.
It's the perfect ingredient with which to create these warming winter dishes.