A tiny bat the size of a human thumb has become the first to be recorded crossing the North Sea from Britain to mainland Europe – before meeting an untimely end in the Netherlands.
Environmentalists accuse Prime Minister of trying to 'bribe' local authorities
George Eustice argues that reducing quotas will result in more fish being discarded – at least until 2016, when a discard ban begins to be applied
An initial bulletin detailing the basic events of the Glasgow pub helicopter crash could well be issued soon by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) team.
Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel ended her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after 11 hours in the water when she was stung by a jellyfish.
Bigger waves could damage oil rig platforms and make it harder for staff to do their jobs
Armed police boarded the flight at Stansted airport after an RAF Typhoon jet was scrambled to escort the Boeing 777
The unseasonably cold weather in southern areas and the Midlands will make way for a dry and sunny Bank Holiday weekend, forecasters said.
Hit this award-winning stretch of coastline for an invigorating journey
For the first time in almost 3000 years – a full size Bronze Age style sea-going boat has been launched in Britain. Slipping gracefully down a slipway today into Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall, the 15m-long vessel was then paddled by its 18 person crew for two 500m trial trips.
Snow, snow and more snow. The latest weather forecasts predict the temperature in Britain won't rise much about 0 for the next week, making this the coldest winter the country has seen for some time. But as cold as the winter of 2013 is turning out, it's a beach holiday in the Bahamas compared to the British winters of yesteryear.
Some parts of the country will struggle to get above freezing on Wednesday and Thursday
Criss-cross between England and Scotland on this scenic Northumberland walk, says Mark Rowe
Traumatic experiences change us for ever. But for some survivors they bring an unexpected relish for life. Simon Usborne reports
Traumatic experiences change us for ever. But for some survivors they also bring strength – and an unexpected relish for life
British Summer Time kicks off this weekend with the first summery weather of the year, with bright sunshine and temperatures in some places expected to reach 21 or even 22C.