Cash windfall reportedly took villagers two days to distribute
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Sunday 05 December 2010
Tuesday 16 November 2010
A retailer withdrew a toy pig from a children's farm set to avoid the risk of causing offence on religious grounds, it emerged today.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Whether it’s a meringue hedgehog or a reindeer cupcake, indulge in a creature comfort this winter with these animal-inspired sweet treats from Britain’s best confectioners and bakers...
Wednesday 03 November 2010
Wednesday 20 October 2010
A campaign for Waitrose pork has been banned for misleading consumers about the pigs' living conditions, the advertising watchdog said today.
Thursday 30 September 2010
A pig farmer whose starving animals were kept in such appalling conditions that they resorted to cannibalism has been spared a prison sentence, prosecutors said today.
Monday 06 September 2010
They are laying waste to crops in record numbers and their snouts are seriously damaging the autumn harvest. But soon the rampaging wild boar that have been causing havoc in rural areas of Germany could be gunned down by army marksmen, if farmers get their way.
Monday 06 September 2010
Boars have a special place in European culture. A long boarish line runs from the colossal Erymanthean beast hunted by Hercules, to the animals that graced the coat of arms of Richard III, to Obelix's favourite repast. So it is good to see, after centuries of absence, that the animals are once again thriving on the Continent.
Glorious mud: Finnish footballers, holidaying Koreans and even the Chinese Army have been enjoying its earthy pleasures
Friday 30 July 2010
Pigs like mud (with the exception of Cinders, the muck-phobic little porker who escaped the sausage machine two summers ago after her owners took pity and fitted her with tiny gumboots). Hippopotamuses like mud, too. But then pigs and hippos are wired to wallow – they don't sweat and mud keeps them cool. What's our excuse?
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Pigs can feel optimistic and pessimistic according to how they are being treated, scientists revealed today.
Thursday 29 April 2010
Glaxosmithkline revealed a further boost from last year's swine flu crisis yesterday as it said H1N1 treatments helped first-quarter sales surge 13 per cent.
Wednesday 28 April 2010
An election candidate in Liverpool is claiming that the eruption of Eyjafjallajokullis a sign from God that Britons should repent. Elsewhere, I note, a blue stork has arrived in Germany.
Friday 16 April 2010
A man who failed to stop a donkey from viciously attacking other farm animals was today banned from keeping animals for three years.
Saturday 10 April 2010
The number of days people spent in hospital beds with flu in 2009 was up 700 per cent on 2008, data showed today.
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27