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UK Government to Ban Performing Circus Animals!!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, circuses, UK, ban )

Cher Away
- 64 days ago - ibtimes.co.uk
A successful campaign to ban lions, tigers, elephants and zebras from travelling circuses in England has prompted the government to consider extending the law to cover all wild animals in all circuses.
Horsemeat Found in Tinned Beef on Sale in Lincolnshire
Offbeat  (tags: horses, horsemeat, UK, canned meat, crime, investigation, horse slaughter, health and safety )

Judy
- 270 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Horsemeat has been found in tinned beef that has been on sale in discount stores in the UK, the Food Standards Agency said.
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 )

Ge
- 119 days ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
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
Charles Dickens Statue: Why Was His Dying Wish Ignored?
Offbeat  (tags: Writer, Charles Dickens, England, UK )

Ray
- 172 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Charles Dickens stipulated that when he died there should be no memorial to his life, save his writings. However, his home city of Portsmouth is now erecting a statue to the celebrated author. Should the will of England's greatest novelist
Decapitation, Morality Squads and "Five-Star Jihad"
Offbeat  (tags: Safety, UK, rape, Muslims, Islam, taxi drivers, crime, culture, ethics, protection, safety, police, society, women )

Ge
- 58 days ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
The number of so-called taxi-rapes has snowballed to such an extent that a British judge recently issued a warning that no woman can expect to be safe while travelling in a cab.
Hillside Update !! : Piggy Needs a Lift... Please Help.
Offbeat  (tags: help, transport, sanctuary, pig, health, safety, food, off-beat, protection, UK )

Borg
- 181 days ago - us2.campaign-archive2.com
We are trying to help a pig who has been abandoned and living rough in a field in Kent. The villagers, who have named her Porrick, are currently feeding her and have constructed a temporary shelter to keep her warm at night. we are concerned that Porrick
UK Schools Fingerprinted Over 800K Children, Third Without Parental Consent - Watchdog
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Education, Human rights, Laura Smith, Law, Security, Thabang Motsei, UK )

Ray
- 198 days ago - rt.com
Schools in the UK used biometric technology to gather the fingerprints of over 800,000 pupils between 2012 and 2013, a watchdog has found. In 31 percent of schools, children were roped into giving their fingerprints without parental consent.
Fearless Cat Chases Fox Intruder Off His Land
Offbeat  (tags: crossed, pet, cat, chases fox, wildlife, daily mail, uk )

BarbCat
- 292 days ago - pawnation.com
Forget "The Fox and the Hound" -- this is "The Fox and the Feline," except this cat doesn't want to be best friends. According to the Daily Mail U.K., a fox found out the hard way how bold and unforgiving a crossed cat can be.
"The Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets"
Offbeat  (tags: UK, Tower Hamlets, Sharia law, Islam, Muslims, UK, culture, government, safety, society )

Ge
- 58 days ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
"One day our representatives will govern this country." -- Mayor Lutfur Rahman, standing for re-election as Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
Anti-Slavery Laws 'Must Focus on Victims', Say MPs
Offbeat  (tags: MP's, Peer's, Anti-slavery laws, modern slavery, UK )

Ray
- 112 days ago - bbc.co.uk
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.
Is This the Best Animal-Themed Christmas Commercial Ever?
Offbeat  (tags: Bear, hare, John Lewis, UK, friends, Christmas, advert, Lilly Allen, offbeat )

Marie
- 262 days ago - mnn.com
British retail chain John Lewis has a habit of making super-sweet Christmas commercials, and this year is no different. The company's 2013 entry, an animated short called "The Bear and the Hare," shows the magic that happens.
Slavery 'Worse' 10 Years After Morecambe Bay Tragedy
Offbeat  (tags: Illegal immigrants, Morecambe Bay, Slavery, UK )

Ray
- 170 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A decade ago 23 Chinese cockle pickers drowned when they were trapped by sweeping tides while working in Morecambe Bay, Lancashire. Yet, 10 years on, campaigners say workers are still being dangerously exploited in the UK.
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 )

Marie
- 106 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A deer cheated death when it was hit by a car and got stuck inside the front grille.
The Amazing Woman Who Saved 400,000 Hens Down on Their Cluck
Offbeat  (tags: Jane, Howarth, hens, saved, battery, award, Devon, UK, offbeat, good news )

Marie
- 284 days ago - mirror.co.uk
Jane Howarth dedicated her life to improving conditions for battery hens and is nominated for an award.
British Pigeons Racing for New Homes in China
Offbeat  (tags: pigeons, racing, British, China, contest, UK )

Giana
- 344 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
For Wyncroft Girl, her finest sporting moment came when she beat a field of more than 45,000 competitors in the largest contest of its kind in the UK.
 

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