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'Clare's Law' Introduced to Tackle Domestic Violence
Offbeat  (tags: Clare Wood, Domestic Abuse, Clare Law, Violence, Women, England, Wales, UK )

- 1660 days ago -
The law was introduced following Clare Wood's murder by a former boyfriend - A scheme to let people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been brought in across England and Wales.
Charles Dickens Statue: Why Was His Dying Wish Ignored?
Offbeat  (tags: Writer, Charles Dickens, England, UK )

- 1690 days ago -
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
Bringing In The May   video
Offbeat  (tags: Bringing in the May, May Day, May Pole, Morris Dance, Beltane, England, USA )

- 1974 days ago -
Jennifer Cutting describes and displays some of the folk traditions surrounding May Day (May 1) in Britain and the United States. She is a folklife specialist in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. For those who enjoy historical fact.
Reintroduced: We Will Live! (PHOTO GALLERY)
Offbeat  (tags: england, endangered, threatened, wild animals, reintroduced, survival, conservation )

- 2625 days ago -
While we dread the reports of prospective endangered animals and extinction, the British government gives us happy news pertaining to endangered species as the Brits plan to repopulate the countryside with animals who face extinction
John Oliver Explains the Wire Tapping Scandal to Jon Stewart
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, culture, England, humor, performance, society )

- 2631 days ago -
Are you taking the wire tapping scandal too seriously? Angry with Murdoch for being a scum? Let John Oliver explain it all, and give you a chuckle. **Humor**
Cops Scramble Helicopters And Tranquiliser Teams To Take Down Stuffed Tiger
Offbeat  (tags: hampshire, england, police, helicopter, sightings, tranquilizer, big cat, toy tiger )

- 2680 days ago -
Top Ten Most Haunted Pubs in England
Offbeat  (tags: ghost, pub, england, offbeat, pictures, videos )

- 2708 days ago -
Often quoted as the most haunted pub in England, the Mermaid Inn has a long and rich history with parts of the building dating back to the 12th century.
Double Trouble: U.K. Approves Sale of Cloned Meat
Offbeat  (tags: frankstein behaviour, england, cloned meat approval, animal welfare, animal cruelty )

- 2844 days ago -
Hello Dolly! The Food Standards Authority in England has declared that meat and milk from the descendants of cloned animals is safe to eat. The FSA supports no restrictions on the sale of food products from the offspring of cloned animals, which means
Self Regulation for UK Circuses: Are They Serious?
Offbeat  (tags: england, wild animals, mistreated, abused, animal defenders, laws, banning circuses )

- 2875 days ago -
Our call to action kicks off with the release of our new video entitled 'Self Regulation for UK circuses: Are They Serious?' which graphically depicts the random, sanctimonious abuse of wild animals in several UK circuses over the last fifteen years with
Royal Mail Refuses to Post Family's Letters Due to Household Cat
Offbeat  (tags: royal mail, england, family cat, playful, postal service, refusal mail delivery )

- 2884 days ago -
The postal service claims Lana - a tortoiseshell coloured cat - is a risk to its staff after she scratched a postie's hand when he pushed letters through the letterbox. Instead, the the postman has to knock on the door each morning and Lana's owner,
Recluse Living on £5 a Week Leaves £1.4m to Animals
Offbeat  (tags: england, recluse, will, millions to animal chariities, animal lover )

- 2912 days ago -
A widower who lived on a fiver a week has left £1.4million to animal charities. Gordon Hardy, 83, was a recluse who always wore the same clothes - and even used £9 of the £20 he took out of his bank account each month to pay his electric bill.
'Butcher Bird' Breeds in England for the First Time Since 1992
Offbeat  (tags: butcher bird, sigtings, england, surviival, 1992, red bacled sjrole )

- 2915 days ago -
Conservationists are celebrating the return of the rare red-backed shrike despite the attention of convicted egg collectors visiting their breeding site. This is the first time this bird has successfully nested and raised young in England since the
You're Brown Bread Mr Mouse! Father Finds Dead Rodent in Loaf as He Makes Sandwiches for His Children
Offbeat  (tags: shock, father, england, making sandwiches, children, found mouse in bread )

- 2917 days ago -
A shocked father found a dead mouse in a loaf of bread he was using to make sandwiches for his children. Stephen Forse said he had already used some of the bread when he noticed 'a dark-coloured object embedded in the corner of three or four slices'
Police Door-to-Door After Spiked Fruit Fed to Horses
Offbeat  (tags: door to door knocking, investigation, england, police, apples, pins, screws, horses )

- 2925 days ago -
Apples spiked with dressmaker's pins, screws and nails were offered to horses in a field in England, police reveal.
Uk: 02/10/10 Is World Day for Farmed Animals. London - National March for Farmed Animals.
Offbeat  (tags: england, march, support farm animals, welfare, animals )

- 2929 days ago -
Did you know that in the UK alone, around 1000 million animals are killed for meat, dairy and eggs every year? And, that number does not include the fish that are trawled out of the water in their tonnes. None of this is necessary - we do not need to

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