It has not been a happy time for English clubs in Europe – in the last three Heineken Cup campaigns, the Premiership fraternity have filled only four of the 24 quarter-final places available – and if results go the wrong way this weekend, another humiliation will be on the cards.
Man didn't remember what happened and claimed he may have mixed anti-anxiety medication with whisky and slipped into a blacked-out rage
The latest human-like ability from the animal world is being displayed by a cockatoo in Vienna, who is the first member of the parrot family to exhibit tool-making ability.
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf
The Spanish artist Manel Anoro lives a divided life: half in Girona, Catalonia, and half in Biniarroi, on the island of Menorca. He has a studio at both – and is equally passionate about both: "I have one foot in Menorca and one in Girona and I do not like losing any of the feet and [going] lame. I deeply love Menorca. I deeply love Catalonia." But it is this studio, a low, simple but vivid space in Menorca, where he does most work.
Fugitive tycoon's decision to face justice backfires as jury finds him guilty of ten charges of theft
From jungle fabrics and Caribbean colours to exotic fruit imagery and bird of paradise accessories, interiors have gone totally tropical, finds Emily Jenkinson
When the baby Kea parrot named Nelson was born at Bergzoo, Halle, Germany last week he quickly became a contender for the ugliest bird in the world.
Reports of a parrot that's as smart as a four-year-old child prompt Rob Hastings to celebrate notable non-human thinkers
Parrot Cay, the superstars' favourite Caribbean island, isn't recession proof. That's good news for the rest of us, says Kate Simon
Defra draws up secret plan to cull latest tropical arrival because of its disruptive nesting habits
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.
Inspired by a satirical poem on a convent parrot corrupted by foul language, Vert-Vert was accused of indecency at its London premiere.
The rule of the majority can only be democratic with an informed electorate. As newspapers die, as Fox News rises, one treasures the 'Rachel Maddow Show' on MSNBC. I am told there is no current- affairs show that is quite as frank and courageous in the UK. Could this possibly be true?
Anyone remember Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance? This lot don't sound exactly like that but they do aspire to the same things, which is to reimagine rock as a footloose folk music big on soul, complete with poachers, swans, parakeets and bluebirds.
A rare flightless parrot, ancient reptiles and some of the world's largest trees are among the natural wonders to be found in New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes