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Plans for cycle bridge and riverside bike path as Kingston bids to become "mini Holland"

Images of Kingston as a future haven for cyclists have been released.<p>Kingston Council is bidding for a share of £100m from Mayor of London Boris …

Whitehall Museum in Cheam is one step closer to £1m makeover

A Tudor building is one step closer to a £1m makeover.<p>Cheam’s 16th century Whitehall Museum has been given the green light for a grant from the …

Walton Bridge opens to traffic

The first car crosses the new £32 million Walton Bridge shortly after 5.45am today. Click image to download<p>The first new road bridge to be built over …

Who, what, why: Where are all the wasps?

<b>It's summer, the sun is shining across the UK, but there don't seem to be many wasps around. Why?</b><p>Summer has finally arrived and people have decamped to gardens, beaches and parks en masse. But something seems to be missing this year. By July people are usually swatting wasps away from picnics, …

Insects

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BBC axes Ben Elton's The Wright Way after Twitter mauling

Ben Elton's BBC1 sitcom The Wright Way has been axed after its creator felt "bruised" by the critical mauling the show suffered. Shane Allen, BBC …

QE2 'to sail from Dubai in October', owners say

<b>The QE2 is set to sail from Dubai to China under its own steam in October for work to become a 400-room floating hotel in Asia, its owners have said.</b><p>The ship is to undergo extensive renovations with work to overhaul its engines already well under way.<p>Sold for £50m to the United Arab Emirates real …

United Arab Emirates

Antarctic Lake Vostok 'might have fish'

<b>There could be some complex animals living in Lake Vostok, which lies close to 4km below Antarctica's ice sheet.</b><p>The possibility is raised by scientists who have sifted genetic material in ice drilled from close to Vostok's surface.<p>They found signatures for organisms such as bacteria that are often …

Biology

Urine odour test for bladder cancer

<b>UK scientists have made a device that can "smell" bladder cancer in urine samples.</b><p>It uses a sensor to detect gaseous chemicals that are given off if cancer cells are present.<p>Early trials show the tests gives accurate results more than nine times in 10, its inventors told PLoS One journal.<p>But …

Cancer

Top 10: Common misconceptions among Britons about Britain

Ten of the most common misconceptions among the British public have been highlighted, ranging from vastly over-estimating the teenage pregnancy rate …

Cat Demonstrates How To Win A Box (VIDEO)

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing this year's winner for Olympic "Boxing:" Rocky The Cat.<p>Via Funny Cats And Nice Fish

Video: 3 Kidnapped Cleveland Women Say 'Thank You'

The three women held captive in Cleveland for more than a decade, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, thank the public for all the support they have received.<p>For the first time, the three women held captive in Cleveland for more than a decade have broken their public silence by …

Where are the Aliens? Interview With a SETI Researcher

Yesterday the internet was abuzz with talk about UFOs and the Roswell incident, which took place 66 years ago this week.<p>Discovering life beyond Earth has always been considered by some to be the holy grail of science. However, no little green men or even measly microbes have been conclusively …

The 'Sink-Urinal' Saves Water, Encourages Men To Wash Hands

<i>In a blog series we're calling "Weekly Innovation," we'll explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. (Have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form<i>.)</i><p>A Latvian designer named Kaspars Jursons is trying to help solve European water shortages by redesigning the …