Between six and seven million people in the UK take the medicines every day to lower 'bad cholesterol' in the blood
A Swedish pest control company has confirmed the discovery of sewer rats with an immunity to commonly used anti-rodent poisons.
Death of Temir Issakunov is the first case of bubonic plague in the country for over 30 years
The author of His Dark Materials is excited to see his new story, I Was a Rat!, performed on stage in Birmingham
Research into 'man-machine interface' could one day allow people to communicate directly with electronic devices by thought alone
"The mice at this station have been attacking customers," reads a sign at the entrance to Farringdon Tube station in London. "Please place the bottom of your trousers into your socks to avoid being a victim of the Farringdon mice."
There is something of a swagger about Vilas Ubhare when he sets about killing a rat. His stick comes down fast, the rat is dispatched and then in a fluid, unbroken motion Mr Ubhare hooks his toe under the rodent's tail, flips the corpse into the air and catches it neatly in a sack. It is like watching a footballer perform tricks in the park.
Inspired by a surge in interest in taxidermy, Genevieve Roberts learns to stuff a mouse called Derek... to wear as a brooch
Benjamin Mee, the inspiration behind the new Matt Damon film, recalls a mad week of tigers and premieres
Laughter is the most obvious outward sign of happiness. But is it better for our health than we ever imagined?
A long weekend in tranquil, cushy Jersey makes you do things you wouldn't dream of doing at home, says Julie Burchill
Restrictions on taking pets on holiday are to be relaxed. Simon Calder offers a ruff guide
Research into cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's could be set back by boycott
Sex and imminent nuclear annihilation come alive in the tale of a boy and girl finding love – just as Kennedy and Khrushchev lock horns over Cuba
A huge rise in its numbers should not stop us giving the maligned rodent more respect