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King Richard III Killed By Blows to Skull
Offbeat  (tags: King Richard III, killed, skull, battle of bosworth, UK, England )

Scooby
- 1 day ago - m.bbc.co.uk
King Richard III was probably killed by two blows to the head during a "sustained attack", according to new scientific research.
Hundreds of the Tiny Piglets Made Popular By Miley Cyrus and Tom Daley Shot By Marksmen After Running Wild in Welsh Wood
Offbeat  (tags: Micro pigs, shot, Swansea, South Wales, UK, cull, sad news, killed )

Scooby
- 5 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Hundreds of 'micro-pigs', made popular by celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Tom Daley, have been shot by marksmen after running wild in a Welsh wood.
Manchester Dogs Home Fire: Arson Suspect Being Protected By Family After Death Threats
Offbeat  (tags: Manchester, England, UK, dogs home, arson, dogs, killed, fire, cruelty, death )

Scooby
- 5 days ago - mirror.co.uk
The 15-year-old was arrested and bailed, suspected of arson, after the fire killed more than 60 animals and leaving 150 homeless
Extraordinary Outpouring of Generosity as More Than £400,000 Is Raised in Hours Following Arson Attack on Manchester Dogs' Home
Offbeat  (tags: Fire, dogs home, arson, sad news, rescued, Manchester, England, UK, fire fighters )

Scooby
- 6 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A 14-year-old schoolboy has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately starting a fire that ripped through one of Britain's largest dog homes and killed 53 animals.
Manchester Dogs Home: Why Is the Fundraising So Successful?
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs Home, Fire, Manchester, England, UK )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A blaze that swept through a dogs' home has now claimed the lives of 60 animals, police have said. More than 150 dogs were rescued from the fire, which broke out at Manchester Dogs' Home in Moss Brook Road in Harpurhey on Thursday evening.
Manchester Dogs Home: Why Is the Fundraising So Successful?
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs Home, fundraising, Manchester, England, UK )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The story of the fire at the Manchester Dogs' Home has seen animal-lovers flock to donate more than £750,000 and raise awareness by posting "selfies" of themselves and their dog. But why do some tragedies provoke such outpourings when others do not?
Sibling Bullying Increases Depression Risk
Offbeat  (tags: children, Sibling, health, University of Oxford, UK )

Ray
- 10 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Being bullied regularly by a sibling could put children at risk of depression when they are older, a study led by the University of Oxford suggests.
Britain 'Becoming Like Downton Abbey', Says TUC Leader
Offbeat  (tags: Britain, Politics, TUC, UK )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
ITV drama Downton Abbey depicts an aristocratic family and their servants in early 20th century England, The leader of Britain's trade union movement is to warn of creating a "Downton Abbey-style" society in which social mobility "has hit reverse".
Is the UK Unusually Fond of Lamb and Potatoes?
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Meat, Lamb, UK )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US ambassador to the UK says he is fed up with being served lamb and potatoes. Does this imply the British have an exceptional taste for the dish, asks Mario Cacciottolo.
Are the Greens' Novel and Popular Ideas Enough to Win Votes?
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Election, Green, Veggi-Sweets, UK )

Ray
- 12 days ago - bbc.co.uk
I'm standing in front of what I'm told is the "biggest mobile vegan sweet shop in the world".
RSPCA Seeks Ban on Primates as Household Pets
Offbeat  (tags: Monkeys, Pets, Ban, RSPCA, UK )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a marmoset was among the latest admissions into its care.
Arthur Conan Doyle's Eerie Vision of the Future of War
Offbeat  (tags: Writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A century ago Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story about the threat of starvation in Britain - caused by enemy submarines - and the need for a Channel Tunnel. Was his bleak vision justified?
A Quiz on British History You Can Do in the Car
Offbeat  (tags: Quiz, British History, UK )

Ray
- 27 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Do you know your ancient from your modern? Test your knowledge of British history with these 12 quick questions.
Victorian Strangeness: The Drunken Monkey That Smashed Up a Bar
Offbeat  (tags: News Papers, Archive, Animals, Britain, UK )

Ray
- 27 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The British Newspaper Archive is a treasure trove of outlandish tales from the Victorian press. Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of a monkey that went on a drunken rampage.
James Foley Beheading: Hunt on for 'British' Jihadist
Offbeat  (tags: Police, US journalist, British' jihadist. USA, UK )

Ray
- 29 days ago - bbc.co.uk
UK police and security services are attempting to identify a suspected British jihadist who appeared in footage of the killing of a US journalist.
 

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