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Council saves £1m

A giant sundial that was due to be built as a major 147ft (45m) tourist landmark in Derbyshire may now be built in Dorset instead. Work on the “solar pyramid” in Derbyshire was due to begin in Spring 2008 after … Continue reading

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Losing it

A woman’s body shape may influence how good her memory is, according to US researchers.  Although carrying excess weight anywhere appears to impair older women’s brains, carrying it on the hips may make matters worse, they say. I know it’s … Continue reading

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R U Txtng at me?

Britons are now sending more than one billion text messages per week according to the latest figures from the Mobile Data Association (MDA). Some 4.825bn texts were sent in September 2007, equivalent to 4,000 every second. “It has exceeded our … Continue reading

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Canned meat

Cattle rustlers in South Africa’s eastern KwaZulu-Natal province have been trying to outwit police by transporting the animals in small cars. Police chased one overloaded Fiat Uno into the night, after receiving a tip-off at around 0300. The driver abandoned … Continue reading

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Dog shoots Man

A man out hunting in Iowa was shot in the leg after a hunting dog stepped on his gun, authorities said. The accident happened after James Harris, 37, put his gun on the ground to retrieve a fallen pheasant. One … Continue reading

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Savannah fashion

Elephants can tell whether a human is a friend or foe by their scent and colour of clothing, according to Fife experts. St Andrews University researchers found that elephants could recognise the degree of danger posed by different groups of … Continue reading

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