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Youth Mental Health Care 'in Dark Ages', Says Minister
Offbeat  (tags: Healthcare, Mental Health, England, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.
King Richard Rides Again! In a Fascinating Experiment Using a Modern-Day Double
Offbeat  (tags: Plantagenet, King Richard III, England, battle of bosworth )

Marie
- 4 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
For much of his life, Dominic Smee, 27, has thought of his physical condition as a weakness, something that holds him back. Dominic has scoliosis.
Mysteries of Medieval Graffiti in England's Churches
Offbeat  (tags: Medieval, English Churches, England, UK )

Ray
- 32 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?
Life in a Christian 'Fundamentalist' School
Offbeat  (tags: Schools, Bible studies, Christian, Islam, Education, England, UK )

Ray
- 70 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Trojan Horse investigation has focused on an alleged plot to take over some Birmingham schools and run them according to Islamic principles. But while the role of Islam in education has come in for scrutiny,
World Cup 2014: Stephen Hawking Calculates England's Odds of Success
Offbeat  (tags: Sport, Football, FIFA World Cup, England, Stephen Hawkings )

Ray
- 84 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Professor Stephen Hawking calculates England have their best chance at winning the World Cup playing in a 4-3-3 formation and in red shirts but he is still not betting on them lifting the cup
A Downton Abbey Wedding for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin: Plans Underway to Rent the Castle Fit for a King
Offbeat  (tags: George Clooney, wedding, castle, downtown abbey, England, UK )

Marie
- 87 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
George Clooney and fiancé Amal Alamuddin are busy making wedding plans. And while they've pretty much decided to walk down the aisle in September.
Bank Holiday Weirdness: An Array of Strange English Events
Offbeat  (tags: Bank Holiday, English Events, England, UK )

Ray
- 109 days ago - bbc.co.uk
As we approach summer and take advantage of the quick succession of bank holidays thousands of us will head out to witness some of England's more unique events. Many are steeped in tradition and can be traced back for centuries. Here are a few of them:
Why St George Is a Palestinian Hero
Offbeat  (tags: Patron Saint, Palestinians, Saint George, Crusades, England )

Ray
- 121 days ago - bbc.co.uk
As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own forthcoming celebrations of the figure they also regard as a hero.
Shakespeare's England: Where Do You Find It Today?
Offbeat  (tags: William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, UK )

Ray
- 121 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The inns, brothels, battlefields and towns of England are sprinkled throughout William Shakespeare's plays. On the Bard's 450th birthday, take a tour of the "sceptred isle" that inspired his works - and look at how the locations have changed.
'Cinderella' Emotional Cruelty Law Considered
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Emotional, Cruelty, Law, England, Wales, UK )

Ray
- 140 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Current child neglect laws have been criticised for focusing on the physical effects of abuse only, The government is considering whether to introduce a new offence of emotional cruelty to children, it has been confirmed.
'Clare's Law' Introduced to Tackle Domestic Violence
Offbeat  (tags: Clare Wood, Domestic Abuse, Clare Law, Violence, Women, England, Wales, UK )

Ray
- 165 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The law was introduced following Clare Wood's murder by a former boyfriend - A scheme to let people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been brought in across England and Wales.
Defra Investigating Sighting of Wild Beavers - But Wouldn't Comment on Culling Them
Offbeat  (tags: Beavers, 400 years, DEFRA, stop cull, Devon, England, UK )

Marie
- 174 days ago - westerndailypress.co.uk
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is investigating the sighting of a family of wild beavers in Devon - and haven't ruled out a cull.
Explore Castles of England, Scotland and Wales
Offbeat  (tags: Castles, England, Wales, Scotland, tour, offbeat )

Marie
- 178 days ago - castlexplorer.co.uk
Tour of castles here in the UK. Just click on which Castle you would like to see in any area. Thank you xx
Charles Dickens Statue: Why Was His Dying Wish Ignored?
Offbeat  (tags: Writer, Charles Dickens, England, UK )

Ray
- 195 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Charles Dickens stipulated that when he died there should be no memorial to his life, save his writings. However, his home city of Portsmouth is now erecting a statue to the celebrated author. Should the will of England's greatest novelist
Sanctuary for Owls - Video
Offbeat  (tags: Owls, sanctuary, barn owl, tawny owl, Weston super mare, England, UK, rescued, offbeat )

Marie
- 273 days ago - itv.com
Sanctuary for Owls An owl centre that takes in birds that have been confiscated by the National Wildlife Crime Unit is hoping to open its doors to the public.
 

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