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This Butterfly Just Won The Lottery, Literally
Offbeat  (tags: Great Britain, butterflies, increase in numbers, Habitat preservation, restore species, Wildlife conservation, Sustainable farming, biodiversity, flora and fauna, changing attitudes )


- 497 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
A small brown butterfly called a High Brown Fritillary was once a common site across southwest England. As human settlement and farmland spread and intensified, the Fritillary's habitat shrank. Today, its population is just 10 percent of what it was in...
These Place Names Reveal Britain's Gloriously Eccentric History
Offbeat  (tags: Great Britain, place names, sign posts, history, funny, Anglo Saxon )

Scooby
- 818 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
One of the greatest things about Britain is our collection of bizarre and amusing place names. TheyâEUR(TM)re so good you can read a map for entertainment rather than navigation.
How Britain Has Been Kept Safe for a Decade
Offbeat  (tags: Terrorism, Attacks, MI5, MI6, Great Britain, UK )


- 1065 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Terrorism, like Europe, is an issue that has dominated British politics for decades. I woke up on Friday morning expecting to hear the seismic fallout from Brexit monopolising the headlines yet again. I was shocked when I heard the latest news from Nice
Inside Britain's Secret Weapons Research Facility
Offbeat  (tags: Military Weapons, Research Facility, Great Britain )


- 1083 days ago - bbc.co.uk
As Porton Down marks its 100th anniversary, what really goes on inside Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base?
Coles Is Slammed on Social Media for Flying the Wrong Flag to Celebrate Australia Day
Offbeat  (tags: australia, flag, australia day, coles, great britain, union jack, brisbane, southern cross, stars, china, mistake )

Scooby
- 1241 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A national supermarket chain's effort to celebrate Australia Day has been laughed at by local customers in Brisbane after the supplier had botched the Southern Cross.
Has Britain EVER Been More Beautiful? Stunning Pictures Capture the Freezing UK in All Its Glory as Temperatures Plummet as Low
Offbeat  (tags: great britain, winter, ice, freezing, weather, pictures )

Scooby
- 1244 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Drivers faced a tricky journey to work today as Britain was hit by fog and ice with temperatures down to almost -12C for the second day in a row.
Saving Scotland's 'Highland Tiger'
Offbeat  (tags: scotland, uk, highland, tiger, saving, great britain, cat )

Scooby
- 1276 days ago - theecologist.org
Extinction is not just for exotic species in Africa or Asia, writes Louise Ramsay.
Britain WILL Bomb Syria: Fighter Jets Will Start Airstrikes on ISIS Syrian Stronghold Within Hours After MPs Back Bombings By 39
Offbeat  (tags: syria, uk, great britain, mps, vote, bomb, westminster, london )

Scooby
- 1293 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
RAF fighter jets will launch bombing raids against ISIS in Syria within hours after MPs voted overwhelmingly to back military action in the terror group's stronghold.
From Smouldering Sunsets to Storms Over a Lighthouse: The Incredible Images That Capture Britain's Beautiful Landscapes
Offbeat  (tags: Great Britain, landscapes, pictures, video, storms )

Scooby
- 1360 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
These stunning photographs highlight the beautiful landscapes of Great Britain.
Programme to Reintroduce the One-Extinct Birds Into Britain Says Population Will Soon Be Large Enough to Sustain Itself
Offbeat  (tags: Bustard, UK, Great Britain, reintroduced, birds )

Scooby
- 1462 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
It is almost 200 years since great bustards âEUR" the worldâEUR(TM)s heaviest flying bird âEUR" were hunted to extinction in the UK.
What a Miserable Beech! Britain's Grumpiest TREE Has a 'Face' Set in a Permanent Scowl
Offbeat  (tags: Beech, tree, grumpy, Great Britain, London )

Scooby
- 1491 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A tree has been dubbed the grumpiest in Britain after passers-by spotted that its unusual knots make it look like it has an angry face.
Britain's First Secret Ballot
Offbeat  (tags: General Election, Secret Ballot, Politics, Great Britain, History )


- 1534 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A newspaper sketch of the general elections of 1880, with the caption "30,000 a year and 30 shillings a week are equal this time"
220-Acre Haven for Hedgehogs: Volunteers Create New Reserve to Monitor Progress of Threatened Animal
Offbeat  (tags: Hedgehog, haven, conservation, Great Britain )

Scooby
- 1554 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Britain's first dedicated hedgehog conservation area is launched today in an attempt to slow the speciesâEUR(TM) dramatic decline.
As Hershey's Launches a Legal Battle to Drive Cadbury Out of New York
Offbeat  (tags: Chocolate, cadburys, Great Britain, Hershey's, New York )

Scooby
- 1606 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Earlier this week US confectionery giant Hershey's declared legal war on its British counterpart for allegedly making their goods too similar to those favoured by American consumers.
 

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