Durham Constabulary: The 14m new police HQ stalled by an endangered newt found hibernating on the site

The 14m new police HQ stalled by an endangered newt found hibernating on the site Durham Constabularly began work last October but work is at a standstillThe great crested newt has declined in population and is protected by law By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:32 GMT, 9 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:22 GMT, 9 February 2013 The construction of a new multimillion-pound police headquarters has been halted to protect a newt that is hibernating on site. Durham Constabulary began work on their new base last October but work has come to a standstill after a great crested newt was found

Sophie and Jack Fletcher: Urgent police appeal launched for missing brother and sister, aged 10 and 12

BREAKING NEWS: Brother and sister, aged 10 and 12, who 'left home together in the night after packing bag of clothes' found at local bus station Sophie and Jack Fletcher had never run away from home beforePair were spotted at a bus station by family friend who alerted police Police said they could have been heading from West Midlands home to destination in Wales where they once went on holiday By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 16:48 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:47 GMT, 23 January 2013 Two children who went missing after apparently running away from home have been found at their local bus station. Sophie Fletcher, 12, and her 10-year-old brother Jack disappeared from their home in Darlaston, West Midlands overnight or early this morning.

Instagram 2012 photo documentary captures the year in pictures

The year in Instagram: Photo-sharing website collects Top 10 images that capture the events of 2012 from freak weather to momentous politics | UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 27 December 2012 From Great Britain to the United States, to Argentina to the Middle East, 2012 was undeniably a big year. And as one photo-sharing website will show, so was it for the people's ability to instantly share their experiences. Celebrating the year's highlights, website Instagram has released this photo compilation of some of the world's top 10 biggest events captured by none other than their now more than 100 million users.

Disabled boy receives prosthetic blade for Christmas just like his hero Jonnie Peacock

Disabled boy, 4, receives prosthetic blade for Christmas just like his hero Jonnie Peacock Rio had lower right leg amputated at 14 months after being born without a knee or ankle jointHad got around using rigid NHS false limbAsked parents for a blade after watching Paralympics and meeting 100m runner Jonnie PeacockReceived new limb for Christmas thanks to Dorset-based company | UPDATED: 01:10 GMT, 26 December 2012 Like many little boys, four-year-old Rio Woolf dreams of following in the footsteps of his sporting idols. And his chances of achieving that ambition have taken a giant leap forward – thanks to some help from his biggest hero.

Teenagers riot over Instagram sex rumours: Swedish students go berserk at police outside Plusgymnasiet high school in Gothenburg after hundreds of…

Teenagers riot over Instagram sex rumours: Swedish students ‘go berserk’ at police after hundreds of ‘slut’ photos posted online 17-year-old female student allegedly behind 'slut' Instagram postings Hundreds of students protest outside her school and later in shopping mall | UPDATED: 20:00 GMT, 18 December 2012 Riots broke out at a high school in Sweden today after a female student allegedly named and posted pictures of local 13 and 14-year-old girls, calling them 'sluts'. Running battles were fought with police as students gathered outside Plusgymnasiet high school in Gothenburg where the accused student is believed to study.

Gibraltar plans to get rid of half of famous 300-strong colony of apes

'They've lost their fear of humans': Gibraltar to get rid of HALF its 300-strong monkey colony Environment minister: 'They regard humans as a source of rich food'Grandmother was bitten while pushing her baby grandson in a pramGet Our Monkeys Back To Nature bid to teach people not to feed primates Scheme includes possible 'relocation of up to 120 monkeys to north Africa' | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 28 November 2012 Pest: Although friendly charming and inquisitive the wild Barbary Macaques are increasingly running riot through the towns streets Almost half of Gibraltar’s famous monkeys could be shipped off the Rock as they are considered 'fearless' of humans. Although friendly, charming and inquisitive, the wild Barbary Macaques are increasingly running riot through the town’s streets. ‘They’ve lost their fear of humans and regard them as a source of rich food,’ said Gibraltar’s Environment Minister Dr John Cortes.