Resistant Elm Disease trees championed at Chelsea by Dame Judi Dench

Elm trees with resistance to Dutch Elm Disease – which wiped out almost all Britain’s 30m specimens 50 years ago – are championed at Chelsea by Dame Judi Dench Half a century ago Britain’s elm population stood at nearly 30 million but was massacred after Dutch elm disease spread across the country Dame Judi, 84, addressed the RHS Chelsea Flower […]

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Execution book of Britain’s most famous hangman goes up for auction

‘Very heavy body… very thin neck’: Chilling logbook detailing the hundreds of executions carried out by Albert Pierrepoint – Britain’s most famous hangman – goes up for auction In a 25-year career, Albert Pierrepoint executed around 600 criminals He executed Nazi war criminals and Ruth Ellis, the last British woman hanged He kept a leather notebook with all of his […]

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British jihadis face 10 years in jail when they return from Syria

British jihadis face 10 years in jail when they return from Syria as Home Secretary Sajid Javid unveils plan to put terror hotspots on a travel blacklist Sajid Javid will make it illegal to enter or remain in terror hotspots without reason British jihadists who travel to Syria will face up to ten years imprisonment  Syria is a ‘designated area’ […]

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Family’s devastation after mother dies after doctors misdiagnosis

‘My boys have been robbed’: Family’s devastation after mother-of-two, 39, died from cardiac arrest on operating table after doctors said her half marathon broken leg was a pulled hamstring Sarah-Jayne Roche was 10km into Cardiff half marathon when she broke femur  Took doctors days to discover fracture, only spotting it on fourth trip to A&E Husband Steven, who she married […]

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Down, boys! Meet Britain’s most destructive dogs

Down, boys! Meet Britain’s most destructive dogs who chew their way through sofas, demolish doors and shred acres of paper (yet their owners STILL think they are adorable) Hilarious photos include a German Shepherd with his head trapped in a hole  Others show torn up sofas and debris strewn across pet-owners’ properties  One of the dogs completely demolished his owner’s […]

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Two-thirds of men now have a ‘beauty regime’

Two-thirds of men now have a ‘beauty regime’: British males spend an average of £760-a-year on ‘essentials’ such as face masks and anti-wrinkle cream, poll shows Poll found that British males spend an average £760-a-year on a beauty regime  In fact men spend longer on their skincare routine on average than women do   The top skincare products bought by men […]

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Prince William arrives at Wembley for FA Cup final between

Prince William watches the FA Cup final with Manchester City ahead 2-0 after he and Kate missed Lady Gabriella Windsor’s royal wedding William shook hands with footballers from both teams and also the match officials after meeting Dan Walker  Manchester City’s David Silva opened the scoring in the 26th minute after his shot deflected off Kiko Femenia  City are eyeing […]

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University lecturers are the most strike-prone group of workers

University lecturers are the most strike-prone group of workers with education sector making up two-thirds of all days lost to industrial action Two thirds of all days lost to strike action last year were in education sector Stoppages ‘due mainly to disputes involving employees of universities’ 273,000 working days lost to strikes in 2018, Office for National Statistics says University […]

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