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Muntjac Deer That Was Hit By a Car Survives Being Carried for TWO MILES After Becoming Trapped in Its Grille
Offbeat  (tags: Deer, survived, hit, car, UK, good news )

- 2 days ago -
A deer cheated death when it was hit by a car and got stuck inside the front grille.
Meet Harley Quinn, the One in 50 MILLION Two-Tone Blue Lobster That Has the Markings of a Court Jester
Offbeat  (tags: Harley quinn, lobster, rare, unique, UK )

- 2 days ago -
An eye-catching two-toned lobster called Harley Quinn has become even more striking after moulting to reveal electric blue skin down one side of his body.
Anti-Slavery Laws 'Must Focus on Victims', Say MPs
Offbeat  (tags: MP's, Peer's, Anti-slavery laws, modern slavery, UK )

- 9 days ago -
A proposed new law to combat modern-day slavery needs to be strengthened, with more attention given to victims of trafficking, MPs and peers have said.
Underpaid & Under Fire: British Frontline Troops Earn Less Than Minimum Wage
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Military, Politics, Security, UK, War )

- 10 days ago -
British soldiers serving in Afghanistan may be earning less than the minimum wage for their efforts, says a report. The Ministry of Defence says shortfalls in pay are compensated by such benefits as subsidized accommodation and generous pensions.
HS2 'May Wipe Out Species of Wildlife': £50bn Scheme Could Have 'Terminal' Consequences for UK Countryside
Offbeat  (tags: Wildlife, endangered, HS2, train, railway, UK )

- 10 days ago -
Plants and animals may become endangered by the controversial High Speed 2 rail link, an influential group of MPs has found.
Supermarkets Criticised Over Food Waste
Offbeat  (tags: Food, BOGOF, Supermarkets, Food Banks, Charities, House of Lords, EU, UK )

- 11 days ago -
Supermarkets have been urged to end "buy one get one free" offers to reduce the "morally repugnant" amount of food being thrown away by shoppers.
See Hear: To Sign or to Speak?
Offbeat  (tags: The Deaf, See Hear, Speak or Sign, Disability World, Action Deafness, BBC Subtitle, UK )

- 11 days ago -
The decision to speak or to sign is loaded with significance for deaf people, says BBC producer William Mager. He describes how he came to make his own choice.
Falklands: Residents Mock Argentina's 'Nato Base' Claim
Offbeat  (tags: Falklands, Penguins, Nuclear Weapons, Argentina, UK )

- 11 days ago -
Residents of the Falkland Islands have ridiculed claims from the Argentinian president that nuclear weapons were deployed in the area, joking that they were in fact penguins, not missiles.
Garden Return for Heligan Emus a Century Later
Offbeat  (tags: Heligan Gardens, Animals, Emus, Cornwall, UK )

- 11 days ago -
Emus have returned to Cornwall's Heligan Gardens, 100 years after they were last in residence. In its Victorian heyday, the Heligan Estate near Mevagissey was home to a wealth of exotic plantings and a variety of pets.
Victorian Strangeness: The Death of a Curious Monkey
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, animals, monkeys, Victorian, UK )

- 12 days ago -
There are many reasons why animal experts might consider it unsuitable to keep a primate as a pet, but an episode from the 19th Century provides a particularly bizarre warning, writes Jeremy Clay.
Gassing Badgers Is More Humane Than Shooting Them, Says Princess Anne After Government Calls Off New Culls
Offbeat  (tags: Princess Anne, gassing badgers, inhumane, cruelty, UK, sad news )

- 12 days ago -
Princess Anne has called for the government to stop trying to shoot badgers, and gas them instead.
'Cinderella' Emotional Cruelty Law Considered
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Emotional, Cruelty, Law, England, Wales, UK )

- 13 days ago -
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.
UK: Child Sex Slavery, Multiculturalism and Islam
Offbeat  (tags: Islam, Muslims, UK, children, crime, culture, ethics, government, police, protection, safety, society, sexual grooming, rape, abuse )

- 16 days ago -
The agencies responsible for child-protection have almost entirely failed in their job to protect vulnerable children. From a fear of being called 'racist,' police forces across the country have buried the evidence.... Political correctness would be us
Wolves to Be Reintroduced to Harrogate Pinewoods
Offbeat  (tags: Wolves, bears, pinewoods, Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK )

- 16 days ago -
Plans have been confirmed by the Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) that will see the reintroduction of wolves and bears to The Pinewoods in Harrogate.
Left to Die in British Detention: Who Was Alois Dvorzac?
Offbeat  (tags: Alois Dvorzac, British detention, Canadian, UK )

- 28 days ago -
He died in handcuffs while detained at Harmondsworth detention centre - an 84-year-old Canadian with Alzheimer's. Until now we only knew a name: Alois Dvorzac. But who was the man behind the tragedy?

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