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Goodison Egyptology Collection in Southport Exhibition
Offbeat  (tags: Egyptology, Collection, Merseyside, UK )

Ray
- 12 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
A wooden coffin lid from Thebes dates from between 700 and 650 BC A private collection of Egyptian artefacts, dating from 3,000 BC to 200 AD, is to be exhibited in Merseyside for the first time in 40 years.
UK Wind Farms Outshine Nuclear Power Output
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Global warming, Nuclear, Politics, SciTech, Science, UK, Weather )

Ray
- 22 hours ago - rt.com
UK wind farms generated more energy than the nation's nuclear power stations on Tuesday thanks to a huge surge in gale-force winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, the National Grid has said.
The Beatles: Where Did the Fab Four Live in Liverpool?
Offbeat  (tags: Beatle's, Liverpool, UK )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A house once inhabited by Beatles' guitarist George Harrison is to be sold at auction. But why is his Liverpool home significant, and where else did members of the Fab Four live?
Internet Trolls Face Up to Two Years in Jail Under New Laws
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Trolls, Internet, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.
Edith Smith: Blue Plaque for WW1 Woman Police Officer
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, History, Crime, Police. Woman, WPC Edith Smith, Lincolnshire, UK )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A blue plaque honouring the first woman police officer with the power of arrest is being unveiled in the Lincolnshire town where she worked.
'Scandalous': 1.6m UK Pensioners Living in Poverty - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Health, Human rights, Politics, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
More than one and a half million British pensioners are "floundering" on low incomes and consigned to poverty, a report by elderly care charity Age UK suggests.
Muzzled: New UK Laws Punish Owners of 'Dangerous' Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Health, Politics, Security, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
Owners of dangerous dogs could face fines of up to £20,000 under new laws designed to prevent dog attacks.The laws, which will come into effect next week, will also mean animals deemed 'dangerous' must be muzzled or microchipped.
Scotland 'a Magnet for Circuses Using Wild Animals'
Offbeat  (tags: Scotland, UK, magnate, wild animals, travelling circuses )

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- 6 days ago - m.scotsman.com
ANIMAL rights campaigners have warned that Scotland could become a "destination" for travelling circuses using wild animals in their act as government plans to outlaw the practice are delayed until next year.
Equestrian Centre Shoot Dead Perfectly Healthy Ex-Racehorse and Dump the Body on Owner's Front Garden Over Unpaid Bill of £30
Offbeat  (tags: Kit, shot, dead, killed, horse, UK, bill, Equestrian )

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- 7 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An equestrian centre shot dead a perfectly healthy former racehorse and dumped it in a mother-of-two's garden at night following a dispute over an unpaid £30 bill.
Pet-Mad Woman Quits High-Flying Job to Set Up Cafe for DOGS So She Can Bring Her Pup to Work
Offbeat  (tags: London, UK, scoobysnacky, dog cafe, BBC, dogestive )

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- 9 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A marketing manager who was too heartbroken to leave her dog at home every day has quit her high flying career of 20 years to open up a café for dogs.
11 Things You Only Know If You're a True Londoner
Offbeat  (tags: London, England, UK, Londoner, cockney, facts )

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- 9 days ago - metro.co.uk
It is perhaps the greatest city in the world and everyone who visits feels like, to some extent, it's theirs.
Can Wild Konik Ponies Munch a Meadow Back to Life?
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, RSPB, Ponies, Scotland, UK )

Ray
- 10 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A herd of wild ponies is helping to restore a flower-rich meadow in the north-east of Scotland. The aim is to have the ponies graze away the tall rushes that are preventing smaller flowering plants from thriving.
'First Proof' of UK Dolphin Hybrids Recorded Off Lewis
Offbeat  (tags: Dolphins, hybrids, UK, Lewis, marine mammals )

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- 15 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Hybridisation between dolphins has been documented for the first time in UK waters, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) has said.
Britain's Fracking Trespass Law Flouts UK Citizens' Democratic Rights - Naomi Klein
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Fracking, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 16 days ago - rt.com
Recent legislative changes, which enable fracking firms to drill beneath UK citizens' land without their permission, flout Britons' fundamental democratic rights, author and activist Naomi Klein warns.
Chilling Image of 'Grey Lady Ghost' Captured in Archway at Castle Claimed to Be the Most Haunted in England
Offbeat  (tags: Grey lady, ghost, haunted castle, Dudley castle, West Midlands, England, UK )

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- 16 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
The blurred close-up appears to show the outline of a woman with black hair dressed in grey robes standing next to a girl in an archway in the Sharington Range - buildings erected within the castle in the mid-1500s
 

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