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It’s not just me, monkeys have regrets too

May 27, 2011

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Last night I went to bed without uttering a word to The Northerner, a combination of being very grumpy and very tipsy after a lot of wine and a really stressful day at work – not my most attractive qualities. This morning my little black cloud has lifted and he was brave enough to suggest […]

Monkey vaccine offers new hope to AIDS patients

May 12, 2011

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I’ve found it very difficult to write this week. The intention has been there but there’s been no will. I’ve just finished my end of year exams which monopolised most of my time cramming and has left me feeling brain drained and I’ve also had a family funeral – my dear uncle died of cancer […]

Heritage status for Tanzania’s mountains may have peaked too early

May 3, 2011

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Hands up how many of you have heard of the kipunji? No it’s not a nomadic tribe. Take a good look at the photo below – it’s a species of monkey that was discovered in Tanzania, East Africa in 2003 and the first to be assigned a new genus since 1923. It has a distinctive […]

There’s no such thing as bad publicity

April 18, 2011

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Six minutes in a swanky hotel suite with a Hollywood A-lister pretty much sums up the quality time you get with a star during celebrity junkets. I can hear some of you groupies now, “that’s all I need…!”. Trust me it feels like a bad love affair, it’s over before you realise and you spend […]

Woman smuggles monkey into court in her bra

March 13, 2011

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Padding your bra is nothing new, if you’re a flat-chested woman. There’s plenty of options how to turn your modest assets into something a little more ample. The market is saturated with push-up bras; variations on The “Wonder”bra; and chicken fillets (silicone breast enhancers, for any men wonder what the hell I’m talking about). But […]

‘Monkey Girl’ enters Guinness World Record

February 28, 2011

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Journalists have a warped sense of humour, there’s no denying that. It’s also another quality that me and the Northerner share.¬†Hacks very often see and experience things that a lot of the general public don’t and maybe that’s our way of processing the absurd; scary and downright shocking. Sometimes if I’ve done a particularly harrowing […]

Monkey think, monkey do.

February 9, 2011

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Last month I interviewed an inspirational man, Niall Strawson, who despite being left with a spinal cord injury from a recent accident, is determined to continue working in the field and is planning his first trip back to Africa this summer. Scientists all over the world continue to research ways of overcoming human paralysis. At […]