Rufus Hound or Rufus Wainwright?
Henry Palmer on a stylish city that bears the scars of war with dignity
Comprehensive study reveals hedgehogs, turtle doves and red squirrels among species seeing biggest falls
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.
PETA are campaigning to have pigeon racing outlawed, but I just can't get behind the idea that this is a barbaric sport
Title won prize despite competition from a book on Adolf Hitler's health, and a book on how to sharpen pencils
The animals that share our cities are finding ways to prosper from urban living that would leave their country cousins baffled
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.
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.
I feel like all the buses in my life came at once The War Horse show, the film, my new book [A Medal for Leroy]. The play has become a living thing. It goes on every night, five casts, all over the world. In fact, someone told me that, at any hour of the day or night, a War Horse production is going on somewhere. It's extraordinary what those puppeteers do [with the horse].
Men off-camera threw boxes of seagulls and pigeons in her face
Sudan says he's an Israeli operative – but his handlers say he's too easily distracted for that. Matthew Kalman reports on a spy thriller
It took him until he was 81, but a veteran British birder has become the first person in the world officially to see 9,000 species.
Former naval officer spots 9,000th species in Indonesia
From hedgehog houses to full feeding station kits, give your garden wildlife the treat they deserve
For real enthusiasts, it's all about the plants and how you grow things - you might as well be a scarecrow