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UK to Spend £108m on No-Deal Ferries
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, No Deal, Government, EU, UK )

Linda
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK will spend more than £100m chartering extra ferries to ease "severe congestion" at Dover, in the case of a no-deal Brexit.
In Pictures: The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
Offbeat  (tags: Comedy Photo Contest 2018, Wildlife, BBC, UK )

Linda
- 60 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Out of thousands of entries from around the world, Mary McGowan, from Tampa, Florida, won the overall prize with her photo titled Caught in the Act.
Electric Shock Collars for Pets to Be Banned
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs, Dog Collars, Electrical, Banned, England, UK )

Linda
- 148 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Electric shock collars for cats and dogs will be banned in England, the government has announced.
UK's Top Envoy Makes 'Japanese Wife' Gaffe in China
Offbeat  (tags: China, UK, gaffe, stupid )

Naoko
- 175 days ago - japantoday.com
Britain's new foreign minister made an awkward debut in China on Monday when he sought to curry favor with his hosts by mentioning his Chinese wife, but accidentally referred to her as "Japanese".
Sir Cliff Richard Wins Case Against BBC
Offbeat  (tags: Police Raid, Privacy Law, BBC, Courts, UK )

Linda
- 187 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Sir Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC over its coverage of a police raid on his home.
Trump May Comments 'a Remarkable Breach of Protocol'
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, Trump's Comments, Visit, UK, Media, USA, UK )

Linda
- 191 days ago - bbc.co.uk
President Trump's comments to British newspaper The Sun are being described in the US as a "Brexit bomb" - but some White House correspondents are querying whether he really intended to rule out a trade deal with the UK.
Extinctions Brewing in the UK, as Conservation Expert Chris Packham Observes Devastating Loss of Wildlife Across Britain
Offbeat  (tags: environment, protection, wildlife, extinction, UK )

Cher
- 214 days ago - greenerideal.com
Chris Packham, a well known naturalist in the UK, has recently expressed great concerns over the lack of wildlife heâEUR(TM)s observed in Britain in 2018, an island that he believes is now heading towards an âEUR~ecological collapseâEUR(TM) unless serious action
Sir Paul and Dame Darcey Honoured at Palace
Offbeat  (tags: entertainment, Paul Mc Cartney, companion of honour, UK )

Linda
- 261 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
- 267 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
- 268 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
- 297 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
- 330 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
- 374 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 )


- 380 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 )


- 380 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.
 

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