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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

September 7, 2018 4:14 AM Jail for Swindon couple caught growing 100 cannabis plants

A COUPLE caught running a cannabis farm at a rented house in Swindon have been jailed. Vina Kadria and Bledar Merjak were found with 100 plants, which could yield £40,000 of the drug, when police raided the Westlea property. But Judge Robert Pawson said Kadria can keep her £1k iPhone X and Moroak his cheaper Apple handset as there was no proof they had been used in the drugs 15

August 20, 2018 6:12 PM School groundsman, 46, who won $289m after jury found weedkiller Roundup gave him cancer speaks out

'I didn't want to die for nothing': Terminally ill groundsman, 46, who won $289 million in trial that found Roundup DID give him cancer speaks out about spending some of his final days in court The terminally ill man who won $289 million in a landmark verdict against the agrochemical giant Monsanto is speaking out for the first time. Dewayne Johnson 25

July 19, 2018 2:07 PM Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world

The snake lived in what is now Myanmar, during the age of the dinosaurs. "This is the very first baby snake fossil that we have ever found," Prof Michael Caldwell of the University of Alberta in Canada told BBC News. The baby snake lived in the forests of Myanmar during the Cretaceous period. It has been given the name, Xiaophis Myanmarensis, or dawn snake 12

July 13, 2018 10:55 AM Salvator Kola and Xhovan Pepaj jailed for cannabis factory in Northfleet, Gravesend

Two men have been jailed after the discovery of more than 70 cannabis plants. Salvator Kola, 44, of Mitchell Avenue in Northfleet and Xhovan Pepaj, 21, of no fixed abode, were sentenced to a combined total of four and a half years at Maidstone Crown Court yesterday. Pepaj was spotted at the address on Friday, June 1, and believed to be a burglar by an off-duty 47

July 5, 2018 8:16 AM Irish Water confirms nationwide hosepipe ban

A nationwide ban on hosepipes in Ireland will come into effect tomorrow, Irish Water has said. The hosepipe ban was first introduced in the Greater Dublin Area on Monday. The move now means the whole island of Ireland faces water restrictions after Northern Ireland Water enforced a limit on domestic water use on Monday. Earlier this week, Irish Water 22

July 3, 2018 11:09 PM Prince of Wales to appear on Gardeners’ World

The Prince Of Wales will make an appearance on Gardeners’ World on BBC Two to discuss the threats posed by pests and diseases to our native plants and trees. The keen gardener will be interviewed at Highgrove by presenter Adam Frost for an episode to be broadcast on July 18. Frost said: “Back in February I was invited to a meeting at Highgrove with members 17

June 29, 2018 10:44 PM Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp agree merger deal

The flat steel businesses of the two companies in Europe and the steel mill services of the Thyssenkrupp group will merge in the proposed 50:50 joint venture. The German-based company’s executive board approved the plans on Friday after signing a memorandum of understanding last September. Both firms employ a total of 48,000 workers, with Tata owning 11

June 29, 2018 7:53 AM It's gone too far now: CO2 shortage halts crumpet production

The company says it is making "nowhere near" the 1.5 million packs of crumpets it usually does each week. One of the UK's biggest bread makers says it has ended production at two out of four of its plants because they have run out of CO2, which they use to package the product. The shortage affects the Warburton's London and Burnley plants, and there 12

June 28, 2018 10:37 PM Prosecutors eye charges over taking of rare Hawaii plants

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) - U.S. prosecutors are considering charges against two people seen taking rare, federally protected silversword plants found only on a mountain in Hawaii, authorities said. A visitor to Haleakala National Park reported seeing a woman taking two Haleakala silversword plants (ahinahina in Hawaiian) from the ground Monday 10