Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed

Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed Move comes after shocking treatment of Anne the elephant Two circuses have had requests to use wild animals rejected in past year . The move was not binding, however, as it was based on a backbench motion from Tory MP Mark Pritchard.

Cancer causing drug phenylbutazone may have been in horse meat consumed in UK, Labour warns as Burger King dumps millions of patties

Cancer causing drug may have been in horse meat consumed in UK, Labour warns as Burger King dumps millions of patties after claiming it was unaffected Horses slaughtered in UK last year tested positive for phenylbutazoneAnti-inflammatory drug is banned from human food chainBurger King has ended its deal with Irish firm ABP's Silvercrest plant Managers told to mark boxes of burgers from firm with an 'X'But staff instructed not to remove the meat until replacements arriveSome products on its menu may be unavailable until new supplier is found , the FSA identified five cases where horses returned non-compliant results. None of the meat had been placed for sale on the UK market. Where the meat had been exported to other countries, the relevant food safety authorities were informed

Presenter Sian Welby left stunned after measuring up cyclist Robert Frstemann"s freaky 28 inch thighs

'One was bigger than my waist!': Presenter Sian Welby left stunned after measuring German cyclist's freaky 28 INCH thighs Cyclist Robert Frstemann met ITV4 presenter Sian Welby in ManchesterAt National Cycling Centre for Round 3 of Revolution Series cycling event Frstemann made headlines at London 2012 following photo of his thighs Olympics – and they’re back again. German cyclist Robert Frstemann left ITV presenter Sian Welby speechless in Manchester when she used a tape measure to find the circumference of one of his thighs was a whopping 28 inches.

Police to put up huge fences at scenes of motorway crashes to stop rubberneckers causing traffic jams

Police to put up huge fences at scenes of motorway crashes to stop rubberneckers causing traffic jamsGovernment purchased 3,000 screens measuring two metres in heightScreens cost 2.3 million and form part of DfT's CLEAR initiativeScheme aims to improve accident clear-up times750 million cost to economy due to traffic incidents in England every year | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 27 December 2012 Drivers who peer across motorway lanes to observe the aftermath of crashes are to be thwarted in a bid to prevent traffic jams.

Visitors banned and more wards closed as hospitals battle worst norovirus outbreak for five years

'Please, please don't visit': Hospitals in lockdown amid worst norovirus outbreak in five years Birmingham's City Hospital has imposed the ban until further notice after an outbreak of the bug forced four wards to close Comes as Doncaster & Bassetlaw trust takes to Twitter, begging those with any symptoms to stay away Cases of winter vomiting bug up 72% on last year | UPDATED: 13:16 GMT, 14 December 2012 Hospitals are going into lockdown in a desperate bid to get the winter vomiting bug under control. Birmingham's City Hospital announced today that visitors are banned until further notice, after an outbreak of the bug forced the closure of four wards

Node: Introducing the amazing gadget that can measure anything

Gadget lovers rejoice: Introducing the Node – an amazing device that can measure just about anything, all via your iPhone The unassuming three-inch tube has a range of sensors that measure moisture, temperature, light, and colourThe basic motion-sensing device is already on sale at just over 90, with the screw-on sensors ranging from 16 to 47 | UPDATED: 19:00 GMT, 14 December 2012 It can take your temperature from two feet away, scan your house for leaky insulation, and determine the dampness of your basement. George Yu, a 30-year-old engineer living in Houston, has invented a multifaceted gadget called the Node, which he describes as 'a little Swiss Army knife of sensors'

Patients at high risk of cancer could be told to take aspirin: Taking tablet regularly "can cut risk of developing disease by a third"

Patients at high risk of cancer could be told to take aspirin: Taking tablet regularly 'can cut risk of developing disease by a third' | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 12 December 2012 Professor Sir Mike Richards said that the odds of survival for lung cancer have'barely been improving' over the last five years Patients at high risk of developing cancer could be prescribed regular doses of aspirin under plans to tackle the rising number of cases. There is widespread evidence that taking the painkiller on a daily basis can cut the chances of developing the illness by up to a third