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21

Jan

In exchange for low rent, London’s ‘guardians’ keep squatters at bayYoung professionals in the high-priced British capital city are clamoring to live in empty office buildings where, in exchange for a low monthly rent, they serve as live-in squatter deterrents.

In exchange for low rent, London’s ‘guardians’ keep squatters at bay
Young professionals in the high-priced British capital city are clamoring to live in empty office buildings where, in exchange for a low monthly rent, they serve as live-in squatter deterrents.

08

Jan

Ferreted away: Who’s stealing the UK’s ferrets?A strange ferret-theft spree has struck England — and it’s not the first time.

Ferreted away: Who’s stealing the UK’s ferrets?
A strange ferret-theft spree has struck England — and it’s not the first time.

19

Sep

Scary clown terrorizes British townThe creepy character wanders the street and poses for photos, prompting ‘sighting’ shares on social media.

Scary clown terrorizes British town
The creepy character wanders the street and poses for photos, prompting ‘sighting’ shares on social media.

03

Sep

Queen’s Brian May releases new song to save the badgerAs badger culling season begins in Britain, Brian May releases a new ‘Flash Gordan’-inspired tune with actor Brian Blessed.

Queen’s Brian May releases new song to save the badger
As badger culling season begins in Britain, Brian May releases a new ‘Flash Gordan’-inspired tune with actor Brian Blessed.

09

Aug

How clean energy became a major force in the U.K. economyMassive wind farm is Britain’s latest entry in the move away from fossil fuels.

How clean energy became a major force in the U.K. economy
Massive wind farm is Britain’s latest entry in the move away from fossil fuels.

23

Jul

11 of the best royal gardens

27

Feb

Guerrilla tree sculptor takes over U.K. town
The wooded area around the U.K. town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire has fallen pray to some amazing guerrilla art as of late. For weeks, residents were stumped as to who carved these amazing pieces of work into nearby trees.

Guerrilla tree sculptor takes over U.K. town

The wooded area around the U.K. town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire has fallen pray to some amazing guerrilla art as of late. For weeks, residents were stumped as to who carved these amazing pieces of work into nearby trees.

21

Feb


 Gnome hard feelings: Wee humanoids finally allowed at Chelsea Flower Show 



After decades of getting the cold shoulder from the Royal Horticultural Society, garden gnomes will at long last be recognized — and acknowledged by the queen — at the world’s most esteemed garden show.
Gnome hard feelings: Wee humanoids finally allowed at Chelsea Flower Show
After decades of getting the cold shoulder from the Royal Horticultural Society, garden gnomes will at long last be recognized — and acknowledged by the queen — at the world’s most esteemed garden show.

08

Feb


 Dogs in England must be microchipped by 2016 



The Environment Department hopes the new law will help reunite owners with pets, relieve the burden on animal charities and promote responsible dog ownership.
The Environment Department hopes the new law will help reunite owners with pets, relieve the burden on animal charities and promote responsible dog ownership.

20

Sep

Is the UK home to the world’s most sustainable house?The house sports micro wind turbines for power, an air-to-water heat pump and a greenhouse that uses LEDs among other green architecture ideas.

Is the UK home to the world’s most sustainable house?
The house sports micro wind turbines for power, an air-to-water heat pump and a greenhouse that uses LEDs among other green architecture ideas.