A tiny bat the size of a human thumb has become the first to be recorded crossing the North Sea from Britain to mainland Europe – before meeting an untimely end in the Netherlands.
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Monday 07 February 2011
Sunday 12 December 2010
Tuesday 30 November 2010
Hundreds of schools shut across the country yesterday, as thick snow continued to fall and temperatures plummeted to well below freezing. Thousands of homes were without power and roads and airports were closed, causing travel chaos. Forecasters were warning that temperatures could plunge even lower last night, to -20C, as snow was expected to hit London and the Home Counties .
Tuesday 16 November 2010
A referendum on whether to ditch the first-past-the-post voting system will go ahead next May after Labour peers failed narrowly in an attempt to derail the Government's timetable.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
A group of British islands noted for wildlife and remoteness have been included in a list of the 10 best regions in the world for tourism by travel guide Lonely Planet.
Saturday 02 October 2010
Hello – this looks like something out of a Thelwell cartoon ...
Wednesday 22 September 2010
Aerial photographs showing more than 100 landscapes and scenes from around Britain will go on display on a city centre street, the Royal Geographical Society announced today.
Wednesday 25 August 2010
After a high speed dash up the North Sea the leaders in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race had covered 440 miles in the first 24 hours after leaving Cowes on the Isle of Wight and were heading for an attack on the Shetland Islands before turning left and west to skirt Scotland.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Children living in poor areas are more likely to be road accident victims than those living in richer neighbourhoods, research suggested today.
Wednesday 04 August 2010
Ministers faced demands last night to block plans by BP to launch a deep-sea drilling operation in the North Sea.
Saturday 12 June 2010
Ms Susan Marie Adams. Director, Care & Repair England. For services to the Housing Sector for Older People. (Crediton, Devon)
Thursday 10 June 2010
Oil companies have been given the go-ahead to press on with the hunt for oil and gas in the deep waters off the coast of Britain despite the environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Saturday 15 May 2010
Isuppose every investor has suffered from selling a share that subsequently soared into the stratosphere. The no pain, no gain portfolio's major humiliation is a mining group called Anglo Pacific. Each time I come across the shares – and sod's law dictates that my encounters occur quite frequently – I berate my luck.
Monday 26 April 2010
A moorland peatbog is to be dug up wholesale and put into storage for more than 30 years in an unprecedented measure to protect it from destruction. The peatbog on Shetland is in the way of a gas processing facility which is to be built as an extension to the Sullom Voe oil terminal on the island.
Saturday 17 April 2010
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
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Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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