Comprehensive study reveals hedgehogs, turtle doves and red squirrels among species seeing biggest falls
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Friday 17 May 2013
The Welsh harpist Georgia Ruth is a rare talent, able to transcend borders of language, style and age with apparent ease. At its simplest, Pines reinvigorates folk standards; but elsewhere, exploratory arrangements blending her harp with synth, guitar and ambient noises lend distinctive colour to her own material.
Friday 05 April 2013
A south London tourist board is challenging the Lake District's claim to the name. So did it bring out the poet in John Walsh
Friday 05 April 2013
Alarm over a sixth death from a strain of lethal bird flu never before seen in humans has led Chinese authorities to slaughter more than 20,000 birds at a poultry market in Shanghai.
Saturday 30 March 2013
Wednesday 27 March 2013
PETA are campaigning to have pigeon racing outlawed, but I just can't get behind the idea that this is a barbaric sport
Friday 22 March 2013
Title won prize despite competition from a book on Adolf Hitler's health, and a book on how to sharpen pencils
Why did the hedgehog NOT cross the road? Because it had adapted its behaviour in order to thrive in a threatening man-made environment
Sunday 10 March 2013
The animals that share our cities are finding ways to prosper from urban living that would leave their country cousins baffled
Oddest Book Title of the Year: What have pigeon lofts, goblinproofing, Hitler and penises got in common?
Thursday 21 February 2013
Forget the Oscars – the real contest this awards season is between pigeon lofts, tea cosies and pencil sharpeners.
Monday 28 January 2013
What could possibly go wrong? You've seen our story about the Pope's attempt to launch a dove of peace into the air from the Vatican yesterday, only for a seagull to vigorously intercept its flight.
Sunday 27 January 2013
When he launched a white dove – a traditional symbol of peace – into the air in St Peter's Square, Pope Benedict XVI was probably not expecting that the effect would be immediate. And certainly he would not have expected the effect to be conflict.
Saturday 26 January 2013
RSPB’s ‘Big Garden Birdwatch’ this weekend is expected to be most exciting for years
Sunday 30 December 2012
My earliest food memory… Collecting cherries, grapes, peaches and figs and eating them while they were still warm from the sun. My mother was Italian and I grew up just outside of Genoa. I remember being tiny, only about three years old, and being fascinated that when you snap a fig off the tree it oozes masses of sticky milk.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Historical advisor to Bletchley Park says Canadian historian's solution is 'just silly'
Saturday 22 December 2012
Good luck trying to find a partridge in a pear tree in Britain this Christmas, or even less likely — the true love's token of two turtledoves.
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