October 18, 2018 12:18 AM Which arboreal gem won tree of the year?
A beech tree created to woo a sweetheart wins England's vote, while an 8.4 metre wide oak planted 800 years ago triumphs in Wales. The British public have voted for their favourite tree in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Thousands of nature lovers voted for each nation's most impressive tree in the Woodland Trust's 2018 Tree of the Year contest 6
October 12, 2018 4:26 PM Royal Society of Biology reveals Photographer of the Year 2018
Striking images of a leopard gecko and intricately-patterned autumnal leaves have won the Royal Society of Biology's Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year competitions. The theme of Patterns in Nature attracted entries exploring forms, sequences and structures in the natural world, with entries ranging from microscopic symmetries 49
October 11, 2018 4:35 PM ALIEN proof? Mysterious fast radio bursts from deep space almost DOUBLE
Australian researchers were using some of the world’s most advanced telescopes when they made the startling discoveries. But shocking new research published in Nature reveals 20 new observations, all since the start of last year. The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation — CSIRO — have confirmed the strange bursts come from deep space 10
October 11, 2018 8:02 AM UK Ladybird invasion: Can you REALLY catch sex disease from Harlequin LADYBIRDS?
SWARMS of Harlequin ladybirds carrying a sexually transmitted fungal disease are infesting homes around Britain - but why are they carrying STDs and can you get you catch it from them? The native Asian species have flocked to UK shores after a record hot summer, looking to hibernate around boilers and window frames as winter descends. Large numbers have been reported 8
October 10, 2018 1:15 PM Ladybird INVASION: Swarming STD-carrying bugs infest homes across UK
LADYBIRDS carrying STDs are invading the UK with homes across the nation dealing with an infestation of the bugs. The Harlequin Ladybirds have flown in from Asia and North America thanks to mild Autumn winds. And now the ladybirds are looking to hibernate in cosy homes across the UK. Ladybirds have been spotted in Birmingham, Loughborough, Gloucester 7
October 5, 2018 7:35 PM Girl, 8, pulls RARE 1,500-year Viking sword from lake after 'mistaking it for a stick'
AN eight-year-old girl has been hailed “Queen of Sweden” after discovering a millennia old viking era sword in a lake, after mistaking the artefact "for a stick". Swedish-American Saga Vanecek, eight, came across the ancient relic on a family summer holiday in Tånnö, Småland. Saga told radio station The Local that she was skimming stones and playing 12
September 25, 2018 6:49 PM Bill Cosby SENTENCED: 'Sexually violent predator' Bill Cosby JAILED for sexual assault
BILL Cosby has been sentenced to between three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault. Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexual assault of his one-time friend Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia home in 2004. More than 50 other women have also accused him of sexual abuse going back decades, but because many of the complaints were too old to prosecute 9
September 23, 2018 11:30 AM Iran's Rouhani fumes at US after Ahvaz parade attack
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the US following a deadly attack on a military parade. Gunmen opened fire at Revolutionary Guard troops in the south-western city of Ahvaz on Saturday, in an attack claimed by both an anti-government Arab group, and Islamic State militants. Mr Rouhani said the "bully" US and the Gulf states it backed had enabled 21
September 19, 2018 8:05 AM Police investigate possible anti-Muslim attack after car hits pedestrians outside mosque
The Met says "words were exchanged and comments of an Islamophobic nature were allegedly made by the group in the car". Officers were called to the Al-Majlis Al-Hussaini Islamic centre in Cricklewood, northwest London, following reports that a car had collided with three people at around 12.35am on Wednesday. Scotland Yard said the driver failed to stop and officers 11
September 16, 2018 2:22 PM Endangered giraffe born at Woburn Safari Park takes first steps
One of the world's "rarest" species of giraffe calf is making itself at home under the eye of "experienced parents" at Woburn Safari Park. The Rothschild’s giraffe calf is less than a week old but appears "happy and healthy", keepers at the Bedfordshire park said. Classified as endangered by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) 7