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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Saturday 10 April 2010
Thursday 01 April 2010
Tuesday 23 March 2010
Steel giant Corus has won an order worth almost £200 million to supply pipes to energy giant Total for a new gas field project, it was announced today.
Saturday 20 March 2010
Wednesday 03 March 2010
Colin Ward was an anarchist without a sinister cloak and fizzing bomb and without a penchant for rioting and street-fighting. His methods were his intellect, vast research, and above all words. He turned out well-written books and articles in which he argued against big government and in favour of initiatives by individuals and small communities. He was described by Paul Barker, in his 1989 review of the book Ward wrote with Ruth Rendell, Country Life Force, as a man who made "gentle attempts to educate us into a freer, kinder society."
Sunday 21 February 2010
One of the most promising solutions to the UK's mounting waste problems is under threat after the Government set the price it will pay for electricity generated from organic waste too low, green campaigners claimed yesterday.
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Werner Heubeck: German-born Northern Ireland bus manager who showed immense bravery at the height of the Troubles
Tuesday 27 October 2009
Werner Wolfgang Heubeck had a truly extraordinary life which encompassed fighting for Nazi Germany in the Luftwaffe and receiving a CBE, 40 years after the end of the war, from the hands of the Queen. "Her Majesty said that I must have an interesting job," he recalled in his gruff Bavarian accent. "I told her that sometimes it got too damn interesting."
Monday 21 September 2009
Monday 07 September 2009
One of Gordon Brown's closest allies suggested today that the Prime Minister had not wanted the Lockerbie bomber freed.
Tuesday 11 August 2009
There are literally so many things to see and do during a break to Scotland this autumn. From sampling delicious Scottish produce in one of the many Michelin Starred restaurants, to immersing yourself in Scotland's vast array of arts and culture.
Saturday 11 July 2009
Monday 22 June 2009
Riding the wave: Finisterre has become the favourite brand of discerning surfers by prioritising ethical standards over ever-changing styles
Sunday 21 June 2009
Wednesday 17 June 2009
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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