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Fury Over Plans to Use Taxpayers' Money to Fund Halal Abattoir That Refuses to Stun Its Animals Before Killing Them
Offbeat  (tags: Wales, Mecca meats, halal, non stun, abattoir, slaughter, animals, halal, UK )

Scooby
- 1 day ago - dailymail.co.uk
Vets have condemned plans to use taxpayers' money to fund a halal abattoir that uses non-stun slaughter.
Stunning Castles, Cathedrals and Historic Homes Take Starring Role in New BBC Henry VIII Drama Wolf Hall
Offbeat  (tags: Wolf hall, medieval, castles, UK, documentary, national trust )

Scooby
- 1 day ago - dailymail.co.uk
The stunning scenery and filming locations have also helped to ensure widespread acclaim for the big-budget period drama and are seeing a surge in interest from viewers and tourists.
The Queen Is Now the World's Oldest Monarch After the Death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at the Age of 90
Offbeat  (tags: queen elizabeth, royal family, queen, hrh, oldest monarch, uk, king abdullah, Saudi Arabia )

Scooby
- 2 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
The Queen is now the oldest monarch in the world after the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at the age of 90.
Hate Spewed By UK Islamists Will Incite More 'Paris' Attacks
Offbeat  (tags: UK, France, Islam, Muslims, terrorists, terrorism, violence, protection, safety, society, world )

Penny
- 6 days ago - clarionproject.org
In a speech that experts say may incite more violence against Western targets, British Islamist preacher Mizanur Rahman voiced his support for the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris saying that for the crime of insulting Islam, "They can't e
Royal Navy Crew Block Turtle Soup With Rescue Bid
Offbeat  (tags: Hms enterprise, Royal Navy, Africa, turtles, soup, saved, good news, UK )

Scooby
- 9 days ago - westernmorningnews.co.uk
Three sea turtles destined for the dinner table after being caught in an illegal snare have lived to see another day thanks to the crew of a Plymouth-based Royal Navy ship.
Frozen in Time: Rare Glimpse Inside the Oldest Public Library in the English-Speaking World
Offbeat  (tags: library, oldest, rarest, books, manchester, uk, england, history )

Scooby
- 10 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Radical German Marx met up with his fellow German, the industrialist Friedrich Engels, to formulate their political ideas and the desk where the pair worked in 1845 remains on display.
Thousands Face Third Day Without Power After Twin Atlantic Storms Bring 113mph Wind and Snow
Offbeat  (tags: weather, storms, ice, snow, arctic, winter, uk )

Scooby
- 14 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Thousands of people face a third day without power after winds of more than 100mph battered northern Britain and ice, snow and sleet is set to cause transport chaos in much of England this week.
What Happened to England's Forgotten Railway Stations?
Offbeat  (tags: Railway Stations, British Rail, Transport, England, UK )

Ray
- 14 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In living memory, hundreds of railway stations have closed across the country and have since been abandoned, demolished or converted to other uses. But many former passengers still remember the days when they were a hive of activity.
Investigation Launched Into CIA Torture Report's Censored Content
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Terrorism, UK, USA )

Ray
- 14 days ago - rt.com
An in-depth investigation into vital unanswered questions raised by the US Senate's startling report on CIA torture and rendition has been launched in the UK.
​£50m Cut From Child Mental Health Services Since 2010, Govt Admits
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Law, Mass media, Medicine, Politics, Protest, Social networks, UK )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has been criticized after it was revealed £50 million was cut from the children's mental health budget - more than 6 percent in real terms - since 2010 when the Conservative-led coalition came to power.
Charlie Hebdo Suspects Were on British Terror Watch List for Years
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, France, Intelligence, Terrorism, UK, USA )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
The two brothers accused of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris have been on a British watch list for the last four years.
Dog Abandoned at Ayr Station With Belongings in Suitcase
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Dog, abandoned, Scottish SPCA, Scotland, UK )

Ray
- 16 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An animal charity is attempting to trace the owner of a dog that was abandoned at a railway station with its belongings in a suitcase. The male Shar-Pei crossbreed was discovered tied to a railing outside Ayr station on 2 January.
Four Puppies at Dogs Trust Manchester Named After Golden Globe Nomiees
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs trust, Manchester, UK, golden nominees, stars )

Scooby
- 17 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Can you give Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes or Keira Knightley a new home this new year?
Should Accused Sex Offenders Have Anonymity? MP Found Innocent Speaks Out
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Court, Health, History, Scandal, Sex, UK )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
A British MP has called for a review of the laws surrounding the anonymity of accused rapists after the police dropped an inquiry into allegations against him.
No Cure for Brokenhearted: Research Finds Time Doesn't Heal Heartbreak
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, UK )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
A disturbing condition, known as the 'broken heart syndrome,' doesn't necessarily heal with time, researchers at the University of Aberdeen have found. There is no treatment for the disorder, which was previously thought to recover in due course.
 

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