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Bee Lawns: The little change which could save a species Special

A new trend in ‘bee lawns’ has seen lawn maintenance flipped on its head in a bid to preserve the population of the struggling insect.

Mother of undercover policeman's child gets £425,000 award

London - A UK police force will pay compensation of £425,000 ($682,000) to a woman impregnated by an undercover police officer and subsequently gave birth.

Drone that will fly for two hours and fits in your pocket out now

Most of us will have heard about the drones seen flying over some football matches and across various fairs and other outdoor gatherings, now there's a drone that will fit easily in your pocket.

Tobacco company butting out, banning smoking in offices

The second-biggest tobacco company in the U.S. is butting out cigarettes in their buildings. The makers of Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, Reynolds American Inc., is forbidding employees to smoke in their offices.

British police pay £425,000 to mother of spy's child

London - British police are to pay compensation to woman who had a child with a man she did not know was an undercover agent, the Guardian and BBC reported.

Staffordshire dog Ziggy shot through head with crossbow bolt

Wansford - A two-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier named Ziggy was found wandering in woodland with a 20-inch crossbow bolt passing through the side of his head, barely missing his skull, left brain and the delicate structures of his orbital cavity.

Downtown Halifax on alert, rifle found, man taken into custody

While the Canadian city of Halifax did not experience the tragedy the city of Ottawa did yesterday, there was a disturbing incident there this morning. A man was seen with a rifle in the downtown area and police went on high alert.

Singer Alvin Stardust, 72, dies after a short illness

Former glam-rock star Alvin Stardust has died at 72. His manager said the singer had suffered a short illness and had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.

Study: Shape of person's face indication of aggression, dominance

Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that the shape of a person's face can determine how domineering and aggressive they are.

U.K. conman pretends to be comatose for two years to avoid court

The crook thought he had gotten away with stealing $64,000 out of the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer's disease. To avoid prosecution, he pretended to be quadriplegic and comatose for the past two years. Then he went to Tesco.

Who is Jack the Ripper? Hunt goes on after error with DNA tests

London - It seemed as though one of the biggest unsolved crimes in British legal history finally had a likely culprit, but now it has been revealed that the DNA analysis identifying a killer has been badly flawed.

Man loses his marbles by hurling them at British MPs in session

London - A major security breach occurred inside the Houses of Parliament in Britain, when a man threw his bag of marbles at MPs while the Right Honourable ladies and gentlemen were still in session.

'We don't want revenge' on Pistorius, says Steenkamp's mother

London - The mother of Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend said Wednesday she did not want "revenge", a day after the disgraced South African athlete began serving a five-year jail term for shooting her daughter dead.

UK tourism sector third in customer satisfaction index

The tourism sector in the UK is outperforming other industries in terms of customer satisfaction and experience, according to the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI).

Paralyzed man walks again

A remarkable story: a paralyzed Bulgarian man called Darek Fidyka is walking again after novel treatment by doctors. The treatment consisted of implanted regenerative cells.

Op-Ed: Sex invented in Scottish lake? Well, where else?

Sydney - Two armoured fish called Microbrachius dicki are believed to be the pioneers of sex, 385 million years ago. The fish used a side-on position to mate, breaking with a long tradition of somewhat impersonal spawning.

World's deadliest spider shows up in family's groceries

A family in South London has been "deeply traumatized" after the father discovered a deadly spider while unpacking the family's groceries. The spider, called the Brazilian wandering spider, or Banana spider is the world's most venomous arachnid.

Samantha Sings the Shows: Interview with a future singing star Special

Her surname may be a bit of a mystery, but this talented singer from England has wowed audiences all over the UK with her varied, and very entertaining, live act. Digital Journal meets her.

Woman tries to sell her imaginary friend on eBay

A young woman from England is trying to sell her imaginary friend on eBay on the advice that was given to her by her psychiatrist.

Ofcom chides BBC Radio 1 for repeated swearing on Lily Allen set

Glasgow - The UK's broadcasting standards watchdog Ofcom has told BBC Radio 1 it breached swearing guidelines and rules when broadcasting a live concert.
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