The Independent columnist and novelist Howard Jacobson is celebrating becoming the first writer to claim the UK's only prize for comic fiction for a second time.
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Wednesday 10 October 2012
Nobel Prize-winner Sir John Gurdon didn't impress his teachers. He's not the only success story with a shocker of a report card, as Tim Walker discovers
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Police say a 21-year old man was found dead inside the tiger den at the Copenhagen Zoo with his throat bitten.
Friday 06 July 2012
Gorillas given helping hand as family expands
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Landmark study shows numbers have fallen by third since 1970s
Wednesday 01 February 2012
Visitor numbers at Edinburgh Zoo are up 200% thanks to the recent arrival of giant pandas.
Friday 13 January 2012
The male giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo has been taken ill suffering from colic.
Saturday 07 January 2012
1. The Battle of the River Plate.
Wednesday 04 January 2012
They can dive, swim and glide but even the penguins at London Zoo will find it difficult to hide from keepers who have the tricky but essential task of counting every animal in their care.
Wednesday 21 December 2011
Agyness Deyn is to attempt the transition from walking the catwalk to treading the boards, with a West End debut pencilled in for early next year. The role in The Leisure Society may not be too much of a problem for the supermodel, as it was described yesterday as a "toxic comedy" that offers a "glimpse into a grotesque world of self-indulgent excess". Ms Deyn will play Paula, a "promiscuous free spirit" invited to the dinner party of a self-obsessed professional couple that spirals out of control.
Sunday 18 December 2011
Populations of the festive favourite soar, but not so for its fellow red-breasts
Monday 12 December 2011
Sir David Attenborough has defended using footage in his Frozen Planet series of a polar bear tending her newborn cubs that was shot in a zoo.
Saturday 03 December 2011
First there was the prawn sandwich brigade, then the rubber chicken circuit. Now the corporate hospitality industry is bracing itself for the birth of the bamboo banquet.
Thursday 23 June 2011
The prestigious Silver Medal of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has been awarded to The Independent's Environment Editor, Michael McCarthy.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
With fewer than 2,500 giant pandas left in the wild and 312 living in captivity, every breeding pair is vital to the continued survival of the species. Little wonder that the imminent arrival in Britain of a couple with a successful reproductive history – the first pandas to be in the UK for 17 years – has been eagerly anticipated by conservationists and animal lovers.
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