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Sir Paul and Dame Darcey Honoured at Palace
Offbeat  (tags: entertainment, Paul Mc Cartney, companion of honour, UK )

Linda
- 18 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Sir Paul McCartney has been made a companion of honour by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Review: The Statue of the Suffragist Dame Millicent Fawcett By Gillian Wearing
Offbeat  (tags: Womens Rights, Campaigner, UK )

Linda
- 25 days ago - bbc.co.uk
I think it's fair to say that on the whole we have the same relationship with all those public statues of long dead grandees dotted around our towns and cities as we do with the terms & conditions box we are asked to click on for a software update.
Women's Suffrage: 10 Reasons Why Men Opposed Votes for Women
Offbeat  (tags: Women Right, Campaign, UK )

Linda
- 26 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A statue marking the life of suffragist Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in London this week. This hugely influential feminist campaigned for the right to vote, which was granted to women over the age of 30 a century ago in 1918.
Prof Stephen Hawking Funeral: Legacy 'Will Live Forever'
Offbeat  (tags: Funeral, Stephoen Hawking, UK )

Linda
- 54 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The legacy of Prof Stephen Hawking will live forever, mourners at the theoretical physicist's funeral heard.
Charity Cash Help UK Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, UK, funds )

Jeri
- 87 days ago - vettimes.co.uk
Funding to the tune of £2.6 million from The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust has allowed PDSA to help 100,000 UK cats free of charge.
Can You Give a Forever Home to These Pets From Iris's Cats In Need?
Offbeat  (tags: cats, adoptions, UK )

Jeri
- 132 days ago - stokesentinel.co.uk
If you'd like to adopt one of the animals you see in the video above then contact Iris's Cats In Need
May Drops Plans for Fox-Hunting Vote
Offbeat  (tags: Fox Hunting, Repeal Act, Vote, Government, UK )


- 138 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Prime Minister Theresa May has dropped plans to hold a vote on the fox-hunting ban during this parliament. The Conservatives promised a vote on repealing the Hunting Act - which bans the use of dogs to hunt foxes and wild mammals
Northern Forest: Plan to Plant 'Ribbon of Woodland' Across England
Offbeat  (tags: Trees, Plan to Plant, Environment, British Government, England, UK )


- 138 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Plans to create a new Northern Forest stretching from Liverpool to Hull have been kick-started by the government. It is providing £5.7m to increase tree cover along a belt spanning Manchester, Leeds and Bradford.
PICTURES: These 6 Cats and Dogs Need Forever Homes - Can You Help?
Offbeat  (tags: rescue center, cats, dogs, forever homes, UK )

Jeri
- 139 days ago - bournemouthecho.co.uk
DORSET animal rescue charity Margaret Green is hoping to find forever homes for the pets in its care.
New Year Honours 2018: Barry Gibb, Ringo Starr and Darcey Bussell Head List
Offbeat  (tags: Honours 2018, New Year, UK )


- 143 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb and Beatles drummer Ringo Starr have been knighted, and Strictly judge Darcey Bussell made a dame, in the New Year Honours.
Spectacular New Year Firework Displays Welcome 2018
Offbeat  (tags: Fireworks Display, Welcome 2018, UK )


- 143 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK has welcomed in the new year with spectacular firework displays in London and Edinburgh among the highlights.
VIDEO: Patrick Stewart Fosters a Pit Bull - And Falls in Love
Offbeat  (tags: Pit Bulls, fostering, companionship, inspirational, discrimination, uk, animal advocates )


- 154 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
British actor Sir Patrick Stewart was in for a pleasant surprise when he decided to foster a pit bull for the first time. The moment he was introduced to Ginger, she showed him how affectionate and gentle of a companion she is. Stewart can be heard...
UK Plan to Tackle Plastic Waste Threat
Offbeat  (tags: Household Waste/Trash, Plastics, Environment, Recycling, UK )


- 156 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A four-point plan for tackling plastic waste has been outlined by the Environment Secretary Michael Gove. He told BBC News that he wants to reduce the amount of plastic used in the UK, and to make it simpler for people to recycle.
These Doctors Want To Take Jeremy Hunt To Court To Prevent The "Americanisation Of The NHS"
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, Legal Action, Doctors, Professor, NHS, British Government, UK )


- 165 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Professor Stephen Hawking has joined campaigners calling for parliamentary scrutiny of plans to change the way NHS services are run. A group of doctors and academics, including Professor Stephen Hawking,
The First Scrooge How the WorldâEUR(TM)s Best-Known Miser Was Brought to Life
Offbeat  (tags: Book, Charles Dickens, Unwrapping A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens Museum, London, UK )


- 170 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Scrooge is utterly memorable. He is loathed and loved. His name is dropped into conversation so regularly - yet many people have never read the story in which he first appears.
 

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