Browsing All posts tagged under »UK«

Politics – Day 19

March 25, 2012

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Don’t ask me how we got onto the subject, but Libya became the focus of our after dinner chat. Two subjects I always try to avoid are politics and religion. But there was no getting away from it. Nancy went to bed straight after eating. She’d got caught in the afternoon downpour and was feeling […]

Can childhood stress lead to behavioural problems?

August 21, 2011

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Yesterday I was deployed to Birmingham to report on how West Midlands Police faced gun fire from a masked-gang of 30 youths during an organised attack in the area of Aston earlier this month. The chief constable I interviewed, told me he believed this group, which had four handguns, had every intention of injuring or […]

Roll up, roll up, place your vote to ban wild animal circuses

June 23, 2011

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The idea of a circus leaves me cold for two reasons. The first is a very personal experience and the second, is due to my role as someone who is beginning to appreciate the value and importance of conservation and wildlife. My experience sadly wasn’t a private memory, nope, in true reporter style it was […]

Cargo Cruelty

May 22, 2011

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Security checks at most airports around the world remain stringent. We all known the drill: no aerosols; sharp objects; liquids more than 100ml and definitely no explosives. I once had my eye-lash curlers confiscated from my hand luggage before boarding a flight – security were clearly concerned I might give a potential hijacker a makeover. […]

The (not so) guilty pleasure of holidays

April 4, 2011

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I’d like to think I’m not an ‘over-the-shoulder-reader’ when I travel on the tube. I find it really irksome when other people do it to me and I often want to turn and say, “Have you quite finished, can I turn the page now?!” I always carry a book or pick up a free paper […]

Goodall joins campaign to ban UK imports of monkey off-springs for research

March 30, 2011

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Tomorrow a petition signed by some of conservation’s heavy-weights will be handed into the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, calling for the UK to ban imports of young monkeys born to wild-caught parents for scientific research. The campaign, led by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) has been endorsed by world renown Primatologist Dr […]

Petition calls for US government to stop testing on chimps

March 6, 2011

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The debate about chimpanzees being used for medical research reached boiling point this week, as campaigners in the United States filed a legal petition. The row is over the fate of 14 chimpanzees who were allegedly moved illegally from a colony of 186 “research” chimpanzees that live in Alamogordo Primate Facility – AFP, (formerly the Coulston […]