Lacking a little oomph, but some very nice touches
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Saturday 06 August 2011
The American cartoon show Family Guy has recruited Ricky Gervais to provide the voice for a new character – a talking dolphin named Billy Finn – in a forthcoming series.
Monday 01 August 2011
Almost £1bn worth of North Sea cod has been discarded by UK fishing vessels since 1963.
Sunday 31 July 2011
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.
Saturday 30 July 2011
Three anglers had to be rescued this morning after their fishing boat capsized and sank in the English Channel.
Saturday 23 July 2011
Thursday 21 July 2011
Kenya has publicly burnt elephant ivory worth £10m in an attempt to focus attention on rising poaching deaths.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Sunday 17 July 2011
Women could be given the right to know whether their partners have a history of violence under plans to be considered by the Government.
Sunday 17 July 2011
The finest poetry collections have an internal consistency and a rhythm, a sense of order and unity between poems.
Friday 15 July 2011
The UK's consumption of fish in 2011 has already matched what our seas can supply for a year, campaigners said today.
Thursday 14 July 2011
The European Commission's plan to reform the fishing industry is a welcome admission that the so-called Common Fisheries Policy is not working. Unfortunately, it will do little to solve the long-standing problem of over-fishing. Its proposal to phase out "discards" – the practice of throwing up to half the catch back into the sea to avoid exceeding the quota – makes for positive headlines, but will not of itself reduce the quantity of fish caught and landed. Nor can delegating the choice of enforcement and incentives to member states be the whole answer. Without political agreement in Brussels on the size of fishing fleets, there will be no prospect of restoring already dangerously depleted stocks.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
The European Commission has promised fishermen a return to "a decent living" under plans to crack down on the plundering of the seas.
Monday 11 July 2011
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Mexican rescuers were scouring the Gulf of California yesterday for seven Americans whose fishing boat capsized two days ago, saying they were extending their search because the missing tourists could still be alive in the warm, calm waters.
Tuesday 05 July 2011
Poachers have killed nearly 200 rhinoceros in South Africa so far this year, a huge increase in the number of deaths as criminal gangs increasingly use automatic weapons and helicopters to hunt down their prey.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
- 2 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Witch doctor arrested after forcing newborn baby to walk in Indian village