Tests have confirmed 20 people died after contracting the disease on the island
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Thursday 27 January 2011
A rat-catcher has been called into Downing Street to deal with rodents that so far have been captured on television cameras, but not by any traps at No 10.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
With a rodent problem at Downing Street having been highlighted by the appearance of rats on not one but two broadcasts from outside Number 10 this week, it seems that Humphrey, the former feline resident, is sorely missed.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart play a grieving couple in John Cameron Mitchell's new drama.
Sunday 26 December 2010
Sunday 12 December 2010
I have become totally institutionalised after my time in the Australian jungle and it's taking me quite some time to readjust. I find myself asking permission for everything – my kids look at me in amused disbelief as I ask them whether I can use the loo. At night, I have terrible dreams that involve Gillian McKeith sporting a set of pants made from tarantulas – she is screaming and demanding I wash a spoon so that she can eat some tofu .... I wake up sweating and frightened.
Friday 10 December 2010
The fossilised bones of a giant stork big enough to devour human babies has been found on the Indonesian island of Flores, home of the miniature "hobbit" people who lived there more than 18,000 years ago.
Thursday 02 December 2010
Tuesday 30 November 2010
Saturday 27 November 2010
Q. I had a lovely hamster who used to roam around my flat. Last time he disappeared, I found out that he had jumped out of my second-floor window. I've bought a rat now and want to ensure it doesn't happen again. Have you got any advice? Laura, via e-mail
Wednesday 24 November 2010
About 1,000 rats are awaiting adoption in California after being rescued from a house they had infested and almost destroyed.
Sunday 21 November 2010
Friday 19 November 2010
You can wear fur, look good, keep your morals intact – and save the environment, too. If you don't mind wearing the remains of a swamp rat fished out of the wetlands of Louisiana.
Monday 08 November 2010
Mini-pigs, those celebrity pets par excellence, are being lined up as Europe's preferred laboratory animals. The miniature porkers, which can cost more than £1,000 for a piglet, have captured the hearts of various notables, from George Clooney and David Beckham to Paris Hilton and Megan Fox. Now they could be about to replace monkeys, mice, rats and dogs in the testing of new drugs and chemicals.
Saturday 06 November 2010
Friday 05 November 2010
On the face of it, Graham Henry was in high good humour as he named his New Zealand side for tomorrow's set-to with England at Twickenham, delivering his wisecracks with a rat-a-tat rhythm that Jackie Mason himself might have admired. "A lot of people have been pressing us to play Hosea Gear," he said when asked about the Maori wing's promotion to the starting line-up. "My wife has been telling me to pick him; even my mother asked me why he wasn't in the team. Finally, I've bent to the pressure. It's a pain in the arse, this job."
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