Sir David Attenborough gets a mauling from academic….because he's 'ignoring' all the gay animals in his BBC nature documentariesHomosexuality in animal world 'pretty much everywhere' Dr Brett Mills says documentary makers are ignoring issueAs a result, audience's view of what is natural is being skewed By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 05:03 GMT, 9 February 2013 | UPDATED: 05:11 GMT, 9 February 2013 David Attenborough is accused of not covering homosexuality in the animal kingdom Gay rights campaigners were delighted when the Commons approved same-sex marriage this week. But it appears there is another fight on the horizon – for equality in Sir David Attenborough’s nature documentaries.
Snow warning as winter bites again: Temperatures will plummet to -4C tonight Snow set to hit North East, East Anglia and Scotland today Temperatures plunge as low as -4C as freezing weather returns By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 13:51 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:07 GMT, 2 February 2013 If thought winter was petering out this week, you may be in for a chilly shock. Parts of Britain enjoyed temperatures of up to 14C (57F) this week – a welcome reprieve after January’s heavy snowfall brought the country to a halt. But last night snow returned to northern England and Scotland – and forecasters say more is on the way
Snow to return across Britain this weekend with temperatures falling as low as -6CSnow set to hit North East, East Anglia and Scotland today and tomorrowTemperatures plunge as low as -6C (21F) as freezing weather returns By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 13:51 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 1 February 2013 Britain may have only just recovered from last month's Big Freeze, but more cold weather and snow are on the way today.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge finally join rest of Royal Family for belated Christmas celebration – just in time for annual pheasant shoot William and Kate arrived at Sandringham House early on Boxing DayCouple were driven 155 miles from Kate's new family homeKate joined husband for lunch at Wood Farm after he went hunting | UPDATED: 10:00 GMT, 28 December 2012 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally joined the rest of the Royal Family for a belated Christmas celebration, after choosing to spend the festive season with the Middleton family instead. William and Kate arrived at Sandringham House, the Queen’s private estate in Norfolk, early on Boxing Day just in time for Prince Philip’s annual pheasant shoot
AA warns on rising peril of potholes…to pedestrians: Numbers affecting Britain's pavements is growingAverage pavement has nearly two potholes per mile but some have fourMotorists and cyclists however face an average of 6.25 potholes per mileGovernment has announced an extra 215m for councils to tackle problem | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 19 December 2012 Potholes are not just a growing menace for motorists – they are an increasing threat to pedestrians too, a survey reveals today. Some pavements already have up to four potholes in every mile, while roads have more than twice that number, the AA reports. And that is before winter wreaks havoc on the highways.
House prices across the country ‘will rise in 2013 thanks to increased mortgage competition and shortage of homes’Average rise of 2 per cent in asking prices predicted in 2013Rise expected despite biggest fall in ten years this monthBut number of new sellers expected to be same as last three years | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 17 December 2012 Increase: The average rise next year is expected due to more competition among lenders and a shortage of homes, although big falls are expected over Christmas The beleaguered housing market is set to bounce back next year across England and Wales, according to research. A report by property search website Rightmove predicts an average rise of 2 per cent in sellers’ asking prices in 2013, thanks to increased competition among mortgage lenders and a continued shortage of homes