Cash windfall reportedly took villagers two days to distribute
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Wednesday 30 December 2009
A busy motorway had to be closed this morning after a herd of pigs escaped and ran on a carriageway.
Saturday 28 November 2009
Who are these little porkers?
They're micro pigs, and no, your eyes do not deceive you – they really are quite wee. Unlike pigs that are bred for bangers, micro pigs are kept as loving, adorable pets who are actively encouraged to stay small, typically reaching a height of about 16 inches. We can safely say that this is one little piggy that won't be going to market.
The Diary: The Enchanted Pig, Delaroche, Sarah Palin, Ruth Padel and Spencer Tunick's 'naked' installations
Friday 27 November 2009
When playing a pig is no fairy tale
Swine flu threatened to hamper the progress of the Royal Opera House's rehearsals of 'The Enchanted Pig', Jonathan Dove's opera for children, which opens in the Linbury Studio Theatre on 11 December.
Monday 16 November 2009
Tuesday 03 November 2009
Leading German tennis player Tommy Haas has had to pull out of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basle after contracting swine flu.
Saturday 31 October 2009
The France coach, Bobbie Goulding, has been given permission to delay naming his side for tonight's Four Nations match with New Zealand in Toulouse partly because of an outbreak of swine flu.
Friday 30 October 2009
Jason Roberts has become the latest Blackburn player to come down with suspected swine flu.
Thursday 29 October 2009
QPR have confirmed three of their players have been hit by swine flu this season.
Friday 23 October 2009
A sharp increase in the number of patients with swine flu admitted to critical care, many of them young, was highlighted by government experts yesterday as they warned the NHS faced a tough winter ahead. The number of deaths in the UK has risen to 128, more than half of them of people aged under 45. In England the number of patients in critical care has risen to 99, the highest since the pandemic began.
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Two more people have died after contracting swine flu, the Scottish Government has said.
Saturday 10 October 2009
Whatever happened to the swine flu pandemic? Instead of the rapidly mounting "second wave" we were warned of three weeks ago, the disease is now said to in a "slow burn", whose peak may turn out to be lower than previously thought. Critics who accused the Government months ago of crying wolf will be rubbing their hands in anticipation of being proved right. Don't be fooled by them.
Thursday 17 September 2009
The number of swine flu cases in England has jumped in the last week, from an estimated 3,000 to 5,000, Government figures showed today.
Friday 11 September 2009
The NHS is preparing to deal with an expected surge in swine flu cases this winter by doubling its intensive care capacity.
Wednesday 19 August 2009
If we know a threat is likely, it is irresponsible not to prepare and take basic steps against it. And it is simple community-based efforts that are the most effective. Which is why the public response to swine flu has often been troubling.
Friday 14 August 2009
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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