Voices Space for Giants trains and employs community scouts to patrol their local area and report incidents of poaching.

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Newburn residents return over security fears

Security fears have lead some residents from an estate badly affected by flooding to move back into their homes in spite of advice to leave.

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Martinez putting his faith in reserves for Cup journey to Forest

The Wigan Athletic manager, Roberto Martinez, is counting on his squad's strength in depth to see him through tonight's Capital One Cup second-round tie away at Nottingham Forest.

Slaughter in Helmand as Taliban fighters deliver show of power

US Marines unable to prevent 17 victims having throats slit by insurgents

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Roberto Martinez calls up his reserves for journey to Nottingham Forest

The Wigan Athletic manager, Roberto Martinez, hopes his team's display in tonight's Capital One Cup second-round tie away at Nottingham Forest will show their strength in depth.

Wildfire burns 30 square miles in northern Spain

Some 500 soldiers have been deployed to help battle a wildfire authorities believe was started intentionally, which has burned 30 square miles in northern Spain. 

Two die fighting fires in Alicante as tourists are evacuated from La Gomera

Two firefighters have died battling a wildfire in the Spanish province of Alicante.

Postcard from...Friuli VG

Few Italians and even fewer foreigners make it to Friuli Venezia Giulia or Friuli VG as its known, the mountainous region north of Venice that borders Austria and Slovenia. But those who do are unlikely to regret it.

Many species of the poison dart frog are critically endangered

Rainforest wildlife havens on brink of collapse

Outside destruction is threatening lush reserves designed to protect world's richest biodiversity

The £3m Hoard was found by a man with a metal detector

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Sean O'Driscoll handed reins at Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest last night appointed former first-team coach Sean O'Driscoll as their new manager.

Forest fires threaten holiday resorts in Portugal

Flames threaten apartments, hotels and houses above Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira. A school was among buildings to be evacuated.

Wet summer kills rare osprey chicks in Northumberland

Rain and cold weather this summer have taken their toll on rare osprey chicks in a remote corner of England, the Forestry Commission said.

First Night: Latitude Festival, Southwold, Suffolk

Serene surroundings for an Americana feast

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A new infestation of a non-native moth which is hazardous to human and animal health and trees has been identified, the Forestry Commission has said.

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