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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The stars of the chorus of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, the turtle dove and the grey partridge, are disappearing from many parts of the UK
GCHQ turn to Bletchley Park veterans for help with D-Day cipher
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
Nominees have been announced for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Live like a modern caveman in style