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African Wildcat on the Loose in Surrey Is Found After Tiny House Cat Corners It in Her Back Garden
Offbeat  (tags: South African, savannah, wild cat, Surrey, UK, escaped, escaped killed )

Marie
- 2 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An African wildcat that was at the centre of a police search after it escaped whilst its owners were on holiday was caught after it was corned by a tiny house cat in the back of a neighbours garden, say police.
Mysteries of Medieval Graffiti in England's Churches
Offbeat  (tags: Medieval, English Churches, England, UK )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Medieval graffiti of straw kings, pentagrams, crosses, ships and "demon traps" have been offering a tantalising glimpse into England's past. What do the pictures reveal about life in the Middle Ages?
Sexual Abuse Rampant in British Overseas Territory, Report Covered-Up
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Corruption, Crime, Human rights, Police, Politics, Scandal, Sex, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 11 days ago - rt.com
Child sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual exploitation are rife on the British overseas territory of St. Helena, according to a charity group's report which was suppressed.
Relocating Wildlife Will Cost Billions If Thames Airport Goes Ahead
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, cost of development, preserving wildlife, UK, proposed building, overdevelopment, protection, nature, world, wildlife, ecosystems )

Cal
- 12 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
Providing alternative habitats for wildlife could cost up to £2bn if a proposed Thames Estuary airport is built, reports the BBC
MI5 Accused of Complicity in Torture: UK Citizen 'Beaten' and 'Electrocuted' in Ethiopian Prison
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Human rights, Intelligence, UK )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
Britain's security and intelligence agencies are facing allegations of complicity in the ruthless torture of a British citizen covertly detained in a prison in Africa.
London's Busiest Street 'Most Polluted Place on Earth'
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, UK )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
London's Oxford Street is not only the busiest shopping street in Europe, it's also the most polluted place on Earth, according to new research recently published by UK scientists.
Ban the Grand National Horse Race - Please Sign!
Animals  (tags: Ban, UK, grand national, horses, cruelty, races )

Marie
- 16 days ago - change.org
The Grand National is just over 4 miles long . The Horses are clearly seen to be beaten with a whip by the jockey's every single year.
These Hippies Are Camping in the Forest to Rid Scotland of Its Nukes
World  (tags: world, politics, no nukes, activism, uk, scotland, government )

Cal
- 19 days ago - vice.com
On the banks of Gare Loch, on the west coast of Scotland, a bunch of anti-nuke hippie peaceniks are taking on the might of the British armed forces and its nuclear submarines by living in camper vans
Dovedale Roman and Iron Age Coins Found After 2,000 Years
Offbeat  (tags: Archaeology, Discovery, Coins, Roman, Iron Age, UK )

Ray
- 20 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A precious hoard of Roman and Late Iron Age coins has been discovered in a cave where it has lain undisturbed for more than 2,000 years.
Was Edward the Black Prince Really a Nasty Piece of Work?
Offbeat  (tags: Black Prince, Edward of Woodstock, Hundred Year's War, English History, UK )

Ray
- 21 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A newly discovered letter that has lain unread for over 600 years is forcing a rethink of a 14th Century prince with a controversial reputation, writes Luke Foddy.
Electric Vehicles to Monitor Air Quality in Leicester
Science & Tech  (tags: electric cars, UK, Leicester, environment, air quality, Air pollution, electric vehicles )

Alex
- 21 days ago - dailyfusion.net
Researchers at the University of Leicester are going to use electric cars fitted with air monitoring sensors to monitor air pollution levels in Leicester, UK.
UK Shareholders Gear Up for First-Ever US Lawsuit Against BP Over Deepwater Horizon Losses
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Corporate news, Court, Crime, Ecology, Oil, UK, USA )

Ray
- 21 days ago - rt.com
Major UK shareholders in BP have joined together to sue the British energy giant in the US over lost earnings from the infamous Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast in 2010. The case is the first in the US, where awards are much bigger than in the UK.
BBC TV News Reaches 60-Year Milestone
Offbeat  (tags: BBC, News, International News, UK )

Ray
- 21 days ago - bbc.co.uk
How BBC TV News has changed since 1954 (Video) There is no shortage of television news to be found on UK screens. Switch on the TV and there is any number of 24-hour rolling news channels or bulletins at all times of the day.
At Least 40 UK Politicians Complicit in Alleged Westminster 'Pedophile Ring' - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Crime, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - rt.com
A whistleblower who kicked off UK police pedophile probe Operation Fernbridge believes as many as 40 British MPs and peers were involved in or turned a blind eye to child abuse.
1 Mn More Working Brits Plunged Into Poverty, Trade Unions Outraged
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Human rights, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 24 days ago - rt.com
A million more working Britons have been pushed into poverty because of soaring housing costs and stagnant wages. That's according to a new UK government report attacked bitterly by unions and rights groups.
 

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