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Roath Park's rare Chinese tree flowers in heatwave

Image copyright Cardiff Council Image caption The flowers’ appearance is thought to be the result of a cold winter followed by heatwave conditions A rare Chinese tree in Cardiff has flowered for the first time since it was planted more than 100 years ago. The creamy-white flowers on Roath Park’s Emmenopterys henryi are thought to […]

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Dog owners 'opting for celebrity Instagram breeds'

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home says people are impulse-buying puppies they’ve seen celebrities posing with on Instagram – while less popular breeds are stuck without a home. Some pooches, such as those owned by singer Katy Perry and F1 driver Lewis Hamilton – are famous in their own right. The charity says this is fuelling […]

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Man admits walking pig without lead in Norwich

Image copyright Norfolk Police Image caption The one-week-old piglet is being hand-reared by the RSPCA and the man is awaiting a further court appearance A man who walked a piglet along a busy city street without a lead has admitted the offence in court. Thomas Murphy-Hankin, 26, was arrested on Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, […]

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Time for a digital detox?

An app that recently launched in the UK is allowing users to earn rewards for not going on their phones. It is one of many examples of tech aimed at stopping people using their devices. Watch the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News channel […]

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Ex-Man Utd stars' university campus plans approved

Image caption The university will offer sport, media and business courses, say UA92 A campus building at a college backed by former Manchester United players has been approved. Councillors in Trafford gave the green light for the so-called “Class of 92” to convert the former Kellogg’s head office in Stretford. The campus is the centrepiece […]