Picture of flies mating wins international photo competition 

A picture of a pair of flies in the throes of love has won an international photography competition. The snap, taken by Irish photographer Larry Doherty scooped the top prize in the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers' Spirit of Nature competition. Highly commended in the Spirit of Nature Photo competition. Labyrinth spider entrance taken by Larry Doherty from Ireland. Other runners up included pics of diving kingfishers, a polar bear on the ice a colourful portrait of a...

Pictures capture rarely-witnessed water battle between wolf and a stag

This is the extraordinary moment a stag escaped the from the clutches of a wolf during a rarely-witnessed water-based battle between predator and prey. David Smith, 39, heard a massive splash while on a camping trip in a remote part of Northern Alberta, Canada. The Brit ran back to his tent and picked up a camera in the hope of photographing a deer swimming across a lake. But he was left stunned when he zoomed in to see the stag...

In pics…Thousands of plastic bottles outside Parliament

Campaigners from 38 Degrees and Surfers Against Sewage beach a boat made from thousands of plastic bottles outside Parliament. This is part of a 250,000 strong petition hand-in that asks the government to introduce a small, refundable deposit on all plastic bottles, glass bottles and cans. Chief executive of surfers against sewage, Hugo Tagholm, beached a boat made from plastic bottles found on beaches outside Parliament, Westminster. Campaigners from 38 degrees and surfers against sewage beach a boat made from...

Supermodel Joanna Krupa in tiger stripes for PETA to push for ban on wild animals in circuses 

Supermodel Joanna Krupa was painted in tiger stripes by the animal charity PETA outside Westminster, Central London, in order to put pressure on wild animals being used in travelling circuses Supermodel Joanna Krupa was painted in tiger stripes by the animal charity PETA outside Westminster, Central London, in order to put pressure on wild animals being used in travelling circuses. Supermodel Joanna Krupa was painted in tiger stripes by the animal charity PETA outside Westminster, Central London, in order to...

1,200-year-old Anglo-Saxon carving of face uncovered by workmen in church renovation project

An Anglo-Saxon carving of a face has caused a STARE after it was uncovered by workmen during a church renovation project - 1,200 YEARS later. The image discovered at Worksop Priory dates back as far as 980 AD as experts confirmed the find which was discovered during the installation of a new heating system. The heat helped dry out the church's walls so that peeling plaster could be removed. Priory Church carved face found after the removal of plaster work....

Price paid for electricity from offshore wind farms drops 50% in 5 years

Government figures to be published today are expected to show that the price paid for electricity from offshore wind farms has dropped by more than 50 per cent in under five years - making offshore wind the lowest cost option for large-scale, low-carbon power. The UK’s offshore wind sector has transformed over the last decade. Government support, huge strides in home-grown innovation and increases in both turbine efficiency and blade sizes, have placed the UK as number one, globally, for...

Huge leatherback turtle washes up in Cornish harbour

One of the world's largest leatherback turtle's has been found dead in a Cornish harbour. The animal, whose species is 'critically endangered', was found on Friiday (8/9) in Portreath by amateur photographer Bob Philips, 73. The turtle washed up in Portreath, Cornwall. It is around six feet long and weighs around 200kg (31 stone). Retired taxi driver Bob said: "I'm amazed at how big it is and decided to take a photograph of a man who was stood close by...

Biggest scandal in history, why isn’t the mainstream press reporting it?

This is potentially the largest corporate scandal in history, but it hasn't been widely reported This is a story of deception on an unimaginable scale, but the UK mainstream media has been strangely mute. This year average global temperatures continued to break records. Devastating flooding, mud slides and forest fires were seen throughout the world. Simultaneous harvest failures occurred in several key regions. Glacier melts continue at alarming rates, and the largest split in the Antarctic ice shelf left the...

All Jaguars and Land Rovers to be part electrified from 2020

Every new Jaguar Land Rover will be electrified from 2020 as the British car giant responds to increasing demand for eco-friendly models. The Midland-based manufacturer has been famous in the past for building sports cars and off-roaders with gas-guzzling petrol engines. But in recent years they have slashed carbon dioxide emissions - and they are now following in Volvo's footsteps by introducing electric technology to its entire range. The firm, which is owned by Indian conglomerate Tata, says all models...

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