Police found the woman only had a provisional license and was accompanied only by a parrot
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Monday 05 September 2011
Why we should pay attention to what someone who's lived in California for 20 years thinks about Britain is slightly beyond me, but John Cleese's remark that London no longer "feels English" has attracted a good deal of comment, most of it predictable.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Zoo keepers have succeeded in breeding three rare parrots after 19 years of trying. The Philippine cockatoo chicks are being hand-reared at Chester Zoo in Cheshire after they were hatched in incubators.
Saturday 25 June 2011
Thursday 23 June 2011
Sunday 29 May 2011
Saturday 28 May 2011
Q. I have always pondered the idea of having a bird as a pet. The obvious choice would be a budgie, but they seem a bit boring. If you have a bird, which one would you recommend? Vicki from Harrow
Sunday 24 April 2011
Friday 04 February 2011
Friday 21 January 2011
Monday 17 January 2011
John Harrison walked into his son's shop earlier this month to find thieves had broken in and stolen some of his most prized merchandise – 63 royal pythons and three rare Kimberly rock monitor lizards.
Saturday 15 January 2011
Sunday 14 November 2010
Michael Quinion's book responds to oft-asked questions about language, usually concerning the provenance of common words and phrases. There are some surprises: The characteristically British "stiff upper lip" is actually an Americanism, for example.
Saturday 06 November 2010
Georgia has announced the arrest of 13 people on charges of spying for Russia.
Saturday 24 July 2010
What a cheerful nation we are. One might have hoped that soaraway GDP data would prompt a bit of optimism, following all the gloom of recent weeks. Not judging by internet comment boards, which were full of cynics queuing up to ridicule the numbers from the Office for National Statistics. This post on a BBC board just about sums up the mood. "I don't believe the figures ... why should we believe this discredited office?"
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Ever since it debuted at this year’s CES technology fair, the Parrot AR Drone has been featuring on the wish lists of geeks everywhere keen to get their hands on a model.
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
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