November 6, 2018 3:17 PM Nepalese festival celebrates 'day of the dogs'
Every dog has its day, and for canines in Nepal that phrase could not be more literal. The five-day Nepalese Hindu festival of Tihar started this week and the second day is known as Kukur Tihar or "day of the dogs". Dogs are celebrated and blessed with a Tika - a red mark applied to their forehead. The animals are also given flowers garlands and offered 54
November 5, 2018 9:18 AM Is it okay to hate Vegans because of what they eat? Yes – Or of course not you utter moron?
IS it Okay hate someone because they don’t eat the same food as you do? Or should you just mind you’re own fucking business? You’re in a restaurant you overhear someone say ‘Is it OK for vegans?’ How do you respond? A friend is bringing their vegan partner to dinner. How do you respond? B. You flip over your coffee table, set fire to the curtains and then go outside 34
October 23, 2018 8:04 PM ‘EVIL!’ Fury as guide dog POISONED during trip to China
DISTRESSING CONTENT: A HEARTBROKEN woman has spoken of her shock after her guide dog was poisoned by “evil people” during a trip to China. Heartless yobs killed Leewen Zhang’s dog Julie with poisoned chicken while she was en route to Europe. Julie was killed after eating rat poison hidden in the meat, which Mrs Zhang said was a premeditated attack 77
October 10, 2018 10:07 PM Life on Mars: Humans will be vegan and have NO NETFLIX in space
Sci-fi films have in turn glamorised and shot down the dream of humans living on the Red Planet, but what would it really be like? Professor Lewis Dartnell from the University of Westminster and interior designers Hillarys teamed up to explore what a Martian home would be like. The project, “Home on Mars”, shows a model home fitted out with all of the specialist 126
September 22, 2018 11:46 PM Switzerland considers tighter rules on sustainable 'fair food'
Switzerland is going to the polls on Sunday, in not one but two votes which campaigners say will promote ethical and sustainable food. The votes follow scandals in the last few years over horse meat in lasagne and the destruction of rain forests to make way for palm oil and cattle ranching. And they reflect growing consumer interest - not just in Switzerland 55
September 20, 2018 6:02 AM Miniature horse eating gator banned from flights and shot dead
Americans love miniature horses. Southwest Airlines allows them onboard commercial flights as emotional support animals. Pigs, ferrets, spiders, peacocks and hedgehogs are on the no-fly list. But L’il Sebastian made the cut. Alligators did not – which is good because gators and miniature horses don’t mix, not unless the reptile is hungry. To Texas, then, where 70
September 18, 2018 7:37 AM US imposes new tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods
The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. These will apply to almost 6,000 items, marking the biggest round of US tariffs so far. Handbags, rice and textiles will be included, but some items expected to be targeted such as smart watches and high chairs have been excluded 74
September 17, 2018 9:30 AM 'Disgusting coward' Outrage as hunter posts image of grizzly bear he slaughtered
A HUNTER who stalked and shot dead a wild grizzly bear has received a huge backlash after bragging about slaughtering the endangered animal. Tim Brent, a former professional ice hockey player, posted images of the deceased bear and described on Twitter exactly how he killed the beast. He wrote: “We put an awesome stalk on him but he spotted us at about 53
September 3, 2018 7:03 AM Here's Monday's round-up from the courts
COURT: A town centre booze thief has narrowly avoided an immediate prison spell. Gemma Louise O’Malley pleaded guilty to assaulting a man, stealing meat and alcohol from Marks and Spencers and taking alcohol from Savers Health and Beauty. The 33-year-old, of East Street, was sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months. She must pay £15 compensation 37
August 29, 2018 8:33 AM Mike Ashley attacks ‘greedy’ landlords from inside giant pie
SPORTS Direct owner Mike Ashley has attacked ‘greedy’ commercial landlords with bathing in an 18ft meat pie. The businessmen hit out at property owners refusing to let House of Fraser stores pay reduced rents, speaking from the custom-built luxury pie in which he spends his days while women in bikinis ladle gravy over him. He said: “The grabbing bastards 33