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Tim Sandle

Editor-at-Large based in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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Pre-washed spinach still contains pathogens

It can be convenient to purchase pre-washed vegetables, especially for those with busy lives. It would be wrong, however, to assume that pre-washed veg is free from pathogens. A new study casts some light.

Effect of antidepressants on fertility revealed

One consequence of the wider use of antidepressants in society is the effect on being able to conceive a child. The fertility effect has been revealed in new research.

River Thames is full of marine life

London - When one thinks of places to watch marine life, the River Thames is not the location that springs to mind. However, in recent years sightings of marine animals have been increasing.

Review: Five Star Swing 'jive up' St. Albans Special

Saint Albans - Five Star Swing, the Jazz, swing and blues outfit led by pianist and trumpeter Chris Smith Jnr., played a superb gig at Butterfly World in St. Albans over the last weekend in August.

The secret to playing Pooh sticks

London - Ever played Pooh sticks? The game where you stand on a bridge over looking a stream and drop sticks in, while competing against someone else? The objective is to see whose stick comes out from under the bridge first.

Review: Touring the Bombay Sapphire distillery Special

Laverstoke - Several distilleries and breweries tack on visitor centers. Few are as integrated and interesting as Bombay Sapphire, which takes guests on botanical journey of self-discovery.

Review: Planet of the Apes brought to life with live orchestra Special

London - As part of London's Meltdown Festival a restored version of the first Planet of the Apes films was shown accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Controversial badger cull to be extended

Bristol - The hotly debated issue of culling badgers in the U.K. has arisen again with plans by the British government to extend areas where shooting badgers is permitted to Dorset.

108 years on, message in a bottle found

Plymouth - It is still a popular pastime to write a message, pop it in a bottle and cast it into the sea. Many such bottles are lost, destroyed or found quickly. In one case, a bottle has survived for decades, leading to the oldest message in a bottle being found.

Invasive caterpillar spreads through U.K.

London - An invasive caterpillar, which munches through hedges and other plants, is crawling out of London and into the rest of the U.K. Experts are concerned about the devastation it will cause.

Blood test detects cancer relapse

London - A new blood test has been developed that looks for signs of returning cancers. This situation can occur after someone has been treated.

Key to food scarcity is growing it under the sea

Noli - Agricultural experts, working with scuba divers, are developing a project designed to see if growing plants in pods on the seabed is a viable solution for future food security.

Op-Ed: Paleo diet should not be carb free

Every few months brings along a new fad diet and one that seems to running is the so called "Paleo diet", which is based on a diet that cavemen may have consumed.

Once again, science tell us butter is better for you than margarine

It's a perennial debate: which is better for you - butter or margarine? And it's been running since the laboratory invented spread appeared to challenge butter for supremacy across a slice of toast.

Long-lasting flu vaccine in development

Researchers have published successful data on their quest to develop a 'universal' flu vaccine. Trials relating to animal studies have recently been reported.

Time to clamp down on 'soft touch' doctors?

London - Should doctors who indiscriminately administer antibiotics to appease patients where there is no clinical need to do so be fined? This is the call of a leading health expert.

European Union takes action on antibiotics

One root of antibiotic resistance is from animals to people. To assess this, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is running a public consultation on how to assess the risks of antimicrobial resistance passing from food animals to human.

What will the health of the U.K. population be like by 2040?

Making predictions can be fraught with difficulty; however, working out the main diseases and health threats helps governments to plan ahead. An interesting exercise has been undertaken in the U.K.

Morrissey to release debut novel in September

Manchester - Morrissey, better known as a solo singer, animal rights campaigner and lead front man of The Smiths, is to release his debut novel in September.

Review: Touring The Grove, Watford's boutique hotel Special

Watford - The Grove is a five star hotel located in Watford, Hertfordshire, close to London. The hotel is commonly used by golfers, like Tiger Woods, and frequented by actors, such as Tom Cruise due to its vicinity to Leavesden film studios.
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