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Is This Spooky Apparition the Grey Lady of Hampton Court?
Offbeat  (tags: Ghost, grey lady, Hampton court, apparition, pictures, UK, smallpox )

- 2 days ago -
For nearly 200 years she is rumoured to have haunted the corridors of Hampton Court.
Sticks, Steroids and Fights to the Death: Inside the Cruel, Seedy World of Pitbull John
Offbeat  (tags: Pitbull, fighting ring, Pitbull John, UK, sad news )

- 3 days ago -
Disturbing videos reveal the vicious clashes and training regimes run by a man believed to be a major figure in the seedy world of British dogfighting.
The REAL Wolf Hall: Underground Passages, Creaking Floorboards, An Overgrown Garden - and Its Very Own Ghost!
Offbeat  (tags: Tudor manor, Thomas Cromwell, ghost, wolf hall, history, passages, UK )

- 3 days ago -
It was the legendary Tudor manor that came to epitomise the ruthless world of Henry VIII's adviser Thomas Cromwell and inspired Hilary Mantel's novel Wolf Hall.
MPs Reject Backbench Bid to Amend Abortion Laws
Offbeat  (tags: politics, laws, abortion laws, house of commons, UK )

- 3 days ago -
MPs have defeated a cross-party bid to clarify in law that abortion on the grounds of gender alone is illegal in the UK.
Cambridgeshire Church Plague Graffiti Reveals 'Heartbreaking' Find
Offbeat  (tags: history, health.plague, Cambridgeshire, UK )

- 7 days ago -
Heartbreaking" graffiti uncovered in a Cambridgeshire church has revealed how three sisters from one family died in a plague outbreak in 1515.
BREAKING NEWS: Typhoon Fighter Jets Scrambled to Intercept Two Russian Bear Bombers Off the Coast of Cornwall
Offbeat  (tags: RAF, fighter jets, UK, Russian, Cornwall )

- 8 days ago -
RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled to escort two Russian Bear bombers spotted in international airspace off the coast of Cornwall, the Ministry of Defence has said.
Unlabelled Nuts in Food Prompts Food Standards Agency Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: Food, contaminated, unlabelled, FSA, Food and Drug Administration, UK, USA )

- 12 days ago -
The discovery of almonds in three products not advertised as containing nuts has prompted a wider investigation by the Food Standards Agency.
Above the Law? UK Govt Attempts to Block Torture, Rendition Lawsuit
Offbeat  (tags: Courts, Human Rights, Government, UK )

- 12 days ago -
Government lawyers are arguing in BritainâEUR(TM)s Court of Appeal that the case of a Pakistani man who claims he suffered brutal torture at the hands of British and American troops should not be heard in a court of law.
UK 'Did Not Seek UK 'Did Not Seek Torture Redactions' From CIA Report - MPs Redactions' From CIA Report - MPs
Offbeat  (tags: CIA. USA, UK, torture, report )

- 15 days ago -
The UK did not attempt to conceal complicity in the mistreatment of detainees by requesting redactions from a US Senate report, a report says
Did Fox Hunting Disappear?
Offbeat  (tags: Fox Hunting, Politics, Law, Animals, UK )

- 17 days ago -
It's 10 years since the ban on hunting foxes in England and Wales came into force, amid mass protests by those in favour and against. What is the situation like now?
Incredibly Rare £365,000 Windmill Goes Up for Sale as 'the Perfect Holiday Home' - and It Even Comes With Its Own Stretch of Ri
Offbeat  (tags: rare, windmill, holiday home, for sale, england, uk, horning windmill )

- 18 days ago -
A converted windmill holiday home set along its own stretch of riverbank has been put up for sale for the same price as a London flat.
Family's Shock After Finding Jungle Coati Hiding From Pet Dogs in Their Back Garden on the Banks of the Thames
Offbeat  (tags: Thames, dogs, back, garden, UK )

- 19 days ago -
A family has spoken of their shock after spotting an animal more at home in the rainforests of Brazil than their garden in an English market town.
End Scandal of Mentally Ill Being Held in Police Cells, MPs Say
Offbeat  (tags: Mental Health, Police Cells, Politics, NHS, DOH, UK )

- 20 days ago -
Home Affairs Committee report called for a change in the law so that police cells were no longer deemed a "place of safety" under the Mental Health Act.
Attenborough's Own Wildflower: Hawkweed Found in South Wales Is First Living Species in UK to Be Named After the Naturalist
Offbeat  (tags: Hawkweed, naturalist, wildflower, hawkweed, UK )

- 21 days ago -
A wildflower has become the first living species in the UK to be named after Sir David Attenborough.

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