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London Attack: The Heroes Who Rushed to Help
Offbeat  (tags: Terror Attack, Westminster, The Heroes, London, UK )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Nurses from St Thomas' Hospital brought blankets and supplies to those who were injured In the wake of the London attack many people have been quick to praise the bravery of the city's "heroes" - the emergency services and members of the public
Serpents, Owl Men and Demon Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: mythical creatures, English folklore, UK )

Ray
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Phantom dogs, spring-heeled demons and a half-man, half-owl hybrid - these are just some of the strange and mythical creatures from English folklore that have inspired writers for centuries.
Sleep Problems Mounting in Children
Offbeat  (tags: Sleeping Disorder, Children, Panorama, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Hospital attendances in England for children under 14 with sleep disorders have tripled in 10 years, according to NHS data analysed by BBC Panorama.
London Attack: Seven Held After Armed Police Raids
Offbeat  (tags: Terror Attack, Westminster, Arrests, Police, London, UK )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said.
500 Animals Die at British Zoo That Left a Monkey to Rot Behind a Radiator
Offbeat  (tags: South Lakes Safari Zoo, Animals, Cumbria, UK )

Ray
- 24 days ago - rt.com
South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria, north west England, has been found responsible for the deaths of 486 animals in its care, some of which perished from avoidable causes, including emaciation and hypothermia.
Love Letters From Jackie Kennedy
Offbeat  (tags: Relationship, Jackie Kennedy, British Ambassador, UK, US )

Ray
- 25 days ago - bbc.co.uk
After the tragic assassination of her husband, Jackie Kennedy became close to the British Ambassador to the US, David Ormsby-Gore. A series of letters have been discovered, showing how the relationship blossomed,
Parents Battle Doctors to Keep Baby on Life Support
Offbeat  (tags: Legal Battle, High Court, Health, Europe, USA, UK )

Ray
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The parents of a six-month-old baby are challenging doctors in court to keep their son on life support.
Baby Born Four Months Early Survives Surgery at Tooting Hospital
Offbeat  (tags: Pioneering Surgery, Baby, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A baby born four months early has been taken home by her parents after surviving pioneering surgery.
Londoners Share Images of Unity and Strength After Westminster Attack
Offbeat  (tags: Westminster Attack, London, images of unity and strength, UK )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Images portraying strength and unity following the terror attack in Westminster are being shared by Londoners on social media.
Controversial Gas From Peruvian Amazon Arrives in UK
Offbeat  (tags: Controversial gas, fracking, Amazon, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, Environmental, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A tanker docking in the UK is transporting a controversial cargo of gas from the Peruvian Amazon
Rabbit Hole Leads to 'Knights Templar' Cave
Offbeat  (tags: Rabbit Hole's, Underground Caves, medieval religious order, UK )

Ray
- 18 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An apparently ordinary rabbit's hole in a farmer's field leads to an underground sanctuary said to have been used by devotees of a medieval religious order - but is everything what it seems?
New Drivers Caught Using Phones to Lose Licence
Offbeat  (tags: Transport, Technology, Internet, Law, UK )

Ray
- 26 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Drivers caught using a phone within two years of passing their test will have their licence revoked under new rules in England, Scotland and Wales. Penalties for using a phone at the wheel double from 1 March to six points and a £200 fine.
Bothy-Bagging: Scotland's Best-Kept Secrets Revealed
Offbeat  (tags: Best Kept Secrets, Scotland, UK )

Ray
- 15 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Bothies - remote shelters in the wilderness where walkers can spend the night free of charge - have long been one of Scotland's best-kept secrets. A new book has revealed the location of 80 of the mountain huts.
Reports of Shots Outside UK Parliament
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, Parliament, UK )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
There are reports of shots being fired outside the Houses of Parliament and the Palace of Westminster is reportedly in lockdown.
 

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