The man's family had started making funeral arrangements when he awoke
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Tuesday 29 March 2011
Growing concern about the new generation of pesticides used on 2.5 million acres of UK farmland has led one of the Government’s most senior scientific advisers to order a review of the evidence used to justify their safety.
Thursday 24 February 2011
An inquisitive fox was discovered living the high life at the top of the UK's tallest skyscraper.
Saturday 19 February 2011
The chief executive of Rentokil, the pest control to property services group, has accused former management at City Link of "losing the plot", as its parcel delivery unit caused a sharp drop in profits last year.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
A council which demanded a risk assessment before catching moles making a mess of a pretty graveyard was accused of health and safety madness today.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
A new generation of pesticides is implicated in the widespread deaths of bees and other pollinators and should be suspended in Britain while the Government reviews new scientific evidence about their effects, MPs were told yesterday.
Monday 24 January 2011
Michael McCarthy: BBKA oligarchy has buried the truth in its cosy relationship with the pesticide lobby
Wednesday 12 January 2011
The saga of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA) and its long-term pesticide endorsements is quite extraordinary. For 10 years, the BBKA has been giving its official blessing to four insecticides as "bee-friendly" or "bee-safe" – for example, the May 2001 newsletter BBKA News referred to "the BBKA's endorsement of Fury as a bee-safe product", while another piece in August 2005 said "the products we endorse are bee-friendly when used properly".
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Britain's beekeepers are at war over their association's endorsement for money of four insecticides, all of them fatal to bees, made by major chemical companies.
Friday 07 January 2011
Nicotine, found in tobacco, is a deadly substance – and not only for smokers. It has long been known as a powerful natural insecticide, and its presence in the tobacco crop has evolved to deter pests; it is toxic to virtually all of them (except one, the Carolina sphinx moth, whose fat green caterpillar, known in the US as the tobacco hornworm, has evolved a way of dealing with it).
Friday 03 December 2010
A Chinese takeaway was ordered to shut down after two live mice were found in a box of noodles.
Thursday 02 December 2010
People exposed to pesticides for many years may be at greater risk of dementia. The warning comes from a study of 614 French vineyard workers whose mental functioning was tested over a period of up to six years between 1997 and 2003.
Monday 22 November 2010
The minimum age at which people can apply for a gun licence should be lowered from 14 to 10, Britain's most senior firearms officer has suggested.
Sunday 21 November 2010
Monday 15 November 2010
Monday 08 November 2010
Christelle Guibert, tasting director of Decanter, chooses naturally fermented wines that taste great, protect the planet and avoid pesky pesticides which ruin the quality of the grape.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Bollywood actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene
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