The West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner has been a James Turner Street landlady for almost 12 years
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Tuesday 03 December 2013
The Cuban physician Carlos J Finlay has been honoured with a Google Doodle on the 180th anniversary of his birth.
Annette Hill: Aviator who flew 12 different aircraft while performing vital wartime service as an RAF transport pilot
Thursday 28 November 2013
A Dublin convent girl's enthusiasm to join in the wider world's great events in 1942 spirited Annette Mahon first to wartime Northern Ireland, and then to Scotland, where she flew aircraft including the Spitfire as one of the Royal Air Force Air Transport Auxiliary's elite women pilots. The records suggest that Third Officer Mahon was the only woman among a mere handful of nationals from Eamon de Valera's neutral Republic of Ireland to join Britain's air force during the Second World War.
Secrets of insect repellent DEET could prove decisive in the war on malaria, dengue and West Nile fever
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Researchers use new screening method to find four repellents that are as powerful as substance used effectively for more than 60 years to protect people
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Four tourists were wounded in bandit attack, none seriously
Thursday 01 August 2013
The Aussie Angle: There were such doubts that he was considering a move to Tasmania
Thursday 25 July 2013
Wednesday 17 July 2013
The swamps to the east of New Orleans are an exciting place for a boy. Nine-year-old Terence "Skid" Beaumont is the youngest of four brothers. His father, Alrick, decided to build a shack here, prompted by a vision after a drunken bender. He was convinced he was set to make a killing from his property speculation, because New Orleans was bound to expand over the mire. That never happened and so the Beaumonts are stuck in the mud.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Is Mosquito, the high-pitched alarm only under-25s can hear, a blessing or a bane? Jamie Merrill sounds it out
Tuesday 11 June 2013
More than 9,000 people have contracted the mosquito-borne disease since January
Thursday 23 May 2013
As new research claims to hold the key to suppressing the irritating sensation, Steve Connor explains what causes an itch
Monday 20 May 2013
Glyndebourne productions which put Glyndebourne itself on stage are nothing new, but for Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos director Katharina Thoma has harnessed a strand of history which has hitherto gone unremarked. In 1940, with opera off the menu, Glyndebourne became a reception centre for evacuee children.
Friday 17 May 2013
'I don't regret going to Africa. It gave me much more than just my illness...'
Sunday 12 May 2013
Now’s the time to stock up on macho moisturisers, soothing sprays and chic shaving gear for the hotter months ahead
Travel Agenda: The Refinery in New York City; new Generator Hostel opens in Berlin and new range of travel luggage by Knomo
Saturday 20 April 2013
From hip Berlin hostels to luxury luggage and Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-o-Matic ride
Friday 22 February 2013
TV pick of the week: Mary and Martha
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Syrian refugee child beaten by Istanbul Burger King manager for eating customer’s leftover food