In our jaded post-Lance Armstrong world, even the sleepiest sports are not immune to the vigilance of the United States Anti-Doping Agency. After a week spent crouched low, kneepads on, caught fish stuffed in their trouser pockets, the winners of last week’s World Ice Fishing Championship were led to a room in the Plaza Hotel, Wausau, Wisconsin, to be tested for steroids and growth hormones.
The indiscriminate slaughter of vast numbers of turtles, sharks, albatrosses and other endangered marine animals that get unintentionally caught by fishermen as “by-catch” could be prevented by a radical proposal of mobile marine reserves, scientists said yesterday.
That Immedia plc should have lost the Lloyds Pharmacy radio services contract is not the sort of thing that sends shockwaves through the stock market. But the forlorn words of the firm's chief executive raised one or two eyebrows among market watchers of a certain demographic. "Naturally we are disappointed to stop broadcasting Lloyds Pharmacy Live after nine years," said Bruno Brookes.
Tom Peck on the ex-chart show DJ, his music firm – and its fall down the FTSE chart
At 14, Dorothy left home, preferring the violence of the streets. She tells Jonathan Brown how a charity changed her world
This Cornish seaside village takes no modern-day prisoners. Turn off your mobile phone and just surrender to the slower pace of a different era
Former All Black Evans has brought touch of class to a mainly young and English side's flying start
Fourth-choice fly-half cannot match Carter's skills but he kept his cool when it mattered
Black marketeers should be punished with the same severity as drug traffickers, says Cites
Whether it’s for poaching fish or sealing in that vegetable goodness, these steam-driven gadgets will help you to cook your way to a healthy diet...
Selling the tusks from a single large male elephant can earn a local poacher the equivalent of 15 years' wages
If you've been inspired by Cowes Week, Rhiannon Batten steers you on the right course
Last summer I went on a guided garden walk of Elephant & Castle, one of south London's most, ahem, "improving" neighbourhoods. The tour was conducted by Richard Reynolds, "guerrilla gardener" and long-time local resident. He showed us round a whole range of wastegrounds and roundabouts he'd planted up at night alongside his fellow horticultural commandos, before proceeding to out himself as a simple Devon lad by pointing out a big clump of what he called "montbretia" growing at the foot of a high-rise, which he'd dug up from his mum's garden.
Hindus may come to Puri for its temple, but they also make the most of its seaside
Kenya has publicly burnt elephant ivory worth £10m in an attempt to focus attention on rising poaching deaths.
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