Germaine Greer planting some trees, is there a whole book in that? The answer is a resounding “yes” after reading this heartfelt, sharp and meticulously researched account of the author’s decade-long efforts to rebuild a small corner of rainforest in her home country of Australia.
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Thursday 26 September 2013
They're small and growing, but are the Greens a viable option or a wasted vote?
More sightings of the false widow spider, as Britain's 'most venomous arachnid', with orange legs and white skull markings spotted in Essex
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Further sightings of the false widow spider, Britain’s most venomous arachnid, are raising fears following reports that the spider is heading north.
Monday 02 September 2013
Dealing with England's 710,000 empty homes would help to tackle housing shortage.
Monday 02 September 2013
A new scheme hopes to help solve the country’s housing shortage by handing cheap loans to owners of Britain’s 710,000 empty properties.
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Tom Bawden meets a leading lepidopterist who says the decline of prejudice has helped his hobby reach new heights
Thursday 18 July 2013
The rare sighting could mark a return for the mammal which is popular across the rest of Europe
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Roll, bowl or surf with these great toys for all the family to make a trip to the seaside an activity-packed day out
Thursday 04 April 2013
A small, brown rodent that is a staple source of food for a range of iconic species – from the barn owl to the Arctic fox – has undergone a dramatic and perplexing change in the way it breeds, scientist have found.
Friday 29 March 2013
A Hertford couple have joined a growing global movement which aims to build greener and more energy-efficient homes.
The outlook...well, we're not sure actually: Met Office email admits long range forecasts are 'not helpful'
Friday 29 March 2013
A note uncovered by a BBC News Freedom of Information request showed the organisation made the concession after April 2012 became the wettest on record
Thursday 14 February 2013
Drugs used to treat anxiety and depression are contaminating rivers and streams where they are building up in concentrations that can affect the behaviour of wild freshwater fish, scientists have found.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
This debut novel by a young writer and photographer blends the ancient and the modern as it traces, over one year, the lives of a small group of characters who live around an inner-city common and its nearby scrap of parkland. As nine-year-old "TC" flees his chaotic tower-block home to find solace and stimulus in the "forgotten, wild corners of the city", and the fauna and flora that stubbornly thrive there, Melissa Harrison draws on the urban pastoral style of writers such as Robert Macfarlane.
Monday 07 January 2013
Construction on a major new £90m shopping centre in York has been delayed due to a rapidly increasing population of breeding newts.
Sunday 30 December 2012
Mario Monti administered unwelcome but necessary economic medicine to Italy during his year in power and went a long way to restoring his country's respectability in Europe after the long Berlusconi years of corruption, indulgence and inertia. He resigned as Prime Minister this month after Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom party withdrew its support, and now he has decided to offer himself – in what form is not yet clear – for the electorate's approval in the next general election, to be held on 24-25 February. He has already been endorsed by European Union senior figures, including Angela Merkel, and anointed by the Vatican. Yet his political future is anything but clear.
Friday 28 December 2012
Punch Taverns jumped yesterday after it emerged that Morgan Stanley had hiked its stake in the troubled UK pub owner to 12 per cent. Against a backdrop of discussions with investors about restructuring the business, shares in Punch rose as much as 8.6 per cent in the morning as Morgan Stanley revealed it had increased its stake by 10 per cent to 76.5 million shares. They declined later but still ended up 1.9p, or 2.5 per cent, at 7.6p.
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
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