Rickmansworth Cricket Club cancels season after badgers destroy pitch

Badgers stop play! Historic cricket club cancels season before it begins after protected animals tear pitch to pieces Manicured grass of Rickmansworth Cricket Club has been totally shreddedClub officials are powerless to stop the animals which are protected by lawThey say they can't afford to re-turf it so don't know when they'll play again By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 15:28 GMT, 4 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 5 April 2013 For more than 200 summers, the sound of leather on willow has echoed around Rickmansworth Cricket Club. Not this year

Hilarious photos appear to show pooches behind the wheel of their owners" cars

Dog, where's my car Hilarious photos appear to show pets behind the wheel of their owners' vehicles Pictures appearing to show driving dogs posted on Amazing Creatures blogAppear to make light of dogs being taught to drive in real life in New Zealand | UPDATED: 01:48 GMT, 26 December 2012 They seem perfectly at ease behind the wheel, but are sure to turn the eyes of fellow drivers. These hilarious pictures show dogs appearing to drive around streets in their owner's cars – with some going for a solo journey and others apparently carrying passengers along for the ride. The mock-up photos posted on the Amazing Creature blog appear to be making light of news earlier this month in New Zealand, where a charity taught a trio of rescue dogs how to drive

Adventurous Britons travel seven times further than their parents did by the same age

Adventurous Britons travel seven times further than their parents did by the same age | UPDATED: 01:24 GMT, 1 December 2012 The average Briton will travel 18,324 miles by the time they reach 40 – almost seven times as far as their parents did by the same age. Researchers found that on turning 40, the typical adult will have been on at least 13 holidays abroad and another 21 in the UK. While today’s Brits are travelling to far flung destinations with their families, on average the previous generation travelled only as far as Italy.

Leveson inquiry: Judge insists officers acted with integrity over phone hacking probe

Day the police got out of jail: Lord Leveson insists officers acted with integrity over phone hacking probeOfficers had been accused of turning blind eye to phone hacking carried out by News of the World journalistsLord Justice Leveson: A ‘series of poor decisions, poorly executed’ had contributed to this idea taking holdHe accepted force’s argument it was under pressure to devote resources to thwarting terrorist attacks when original decision was taken in 2006 | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 29 November 2012 Police conducted themselves with 'integrity' at all times during the original phone hacking investigation, Lord Justice Leveson ruled Police conducted themselves with ‘integrity’ at all times during the original phone hacking investigation, Lord Justice Leveson ruled. In the months of fevered speculation leading up to the inquiry being called, officers had been accused of turning a blind eye to the industrial scale of the phone-hacking carried out by News of the World journalists