Watch – Shocking! Tiger which killed two people was pinned down with a JCB

This is the moment terrified forest workers "killed" a tiger by pinning it down with a digger - after the big cat mauled to death two people. Locals said the animal killed quarry worker Bhagwati Devi, 33, and her father-in-law Lakhpat when he tried to save her. Forest personnel sedated the tiger with tranquilisers, but when the big cat apparently took longer to fall asleep, they used a JCB to pin it down before deploying a net. Wildlife campaigners said...

Spring a month longer than it was 25 years ago

Spring in the UK is now a month than it was 25 years ago, experts said today. The latest research suggests that the 'vernal window' - the transition between winter and spring - is starting earlier and lasting longer. According to a US study it could have a serous impact on economic activity as the growing season gets longer and fishing and hunting seasons are extended. Commenting on the research Mike Kendon, from the National Climate Information Centre at the...

Incredible pictures take home underwater wildlife awards

From a charging great white shark to sunlight streaming into a sinkhole these are just some of the amazing prize winning underwater pictures in a worldwide competition. More than 5,000 pictures were entered for the underwaterphotography.com contest across 17 categories - from above water, to wide angle,sharks and even underwater fashion featuring models. Pictures range from a sperm whale with its mouth open warning off a diver to a turtle reflected in another diver's mask on the Great Barrier Reef....

“Truly shocking” figures show FOUR million children affected by poverty

New figures have shown that four million children are affected by poverty. These statistics are a damning indication of the circumstances that large sections of the country find themselves in on a daily basis. The Children’s Society have slammed the figures and said the situation is “clearly getting worse.” The charity has claimed that around a third of children are now living in poverty. In a time when the economy is growing this shows that many are being left behind...

Cameron’s £1bn big society project is failing & nobody is surprised

When David Cameron became PM he talked of the “big society,” imagining armies of citizens carrying out good works for free in their spare time. Unfortunately most people have to work long hours to make ends meet and to appease slave driver bosses. It was a nice idea, but in practice it couldn’t work, especially has Cameron also announced austerity measures, that meant that everyone’s finances were tighter than ever before as public series suffered. After Cameron lost the EU...

Go Vegan World Hits Back At National Farmers’ Union For “Entirely Missing The Point” Of Vegan Campaign

Go Vegan World  has accused the National Farmers’ Union of “entirely missing the point” in its recent criticism of the campaign which has been appearing across the UK and Ireland on billboards, taxis, motorways and at underground stations as well as full page adverts in national newspapers. The campaign features powerful, highly thought-provoking messages such as Dairy Takes Babies from their Mothers, Humane Milk is a Myth: Don't Buy It and Vegetarianism is Not Enough for male chicks who are...

“These misguided proposals must be reversed” Mental health charity slams Chancellor’s Budget

In today’s Spring Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond made no mention of the Government’s plans to change the way Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is awarded in the future. PIP is awarded to cover the extra costs that disabled people face, and is gradually replacing Disability Living Allowance. Recently the courts ruled that people who find it difficult to leave the house because of psychological distress should be able to receive the higher rate of PIP. But two...

Half of Londoners think women receive fewer opportunities at work after returning from maternity leave

Half (50%) of London adults believe women receive fewer opportunities after returning from maternity leave 17% of the respondents from London disagree that their CEO actively strives for gender equality and supports initiatives in the workplace Over half (56%) of adults surveyed in London said they would be ‘much happier’ at work if their employer offered a more flexible working arrangement This International Women’s Day, RICS encourages employers to review diversity initiatives and sign up to its Inclusive Employer Quality...

Investigation finds intensive farming is major driver of wildlife loss

The result of a two-year investigation has exposed how intensive farming is not only cruel to farm animals, but is having a devastating impact on the world’s most iconic wildlife. Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were reveals that in the 50 years since factory farming was widely adopted, half of the world’s wildlife has disappeared, with species loss now happening 1000 times faster than what scientists consider ‘normal’. Wildlife expert Chris Packham called the book “an honest, compelling and...

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