The Daily: 12 September
Currently or tour with his wife in the Far East, Prince William has said that he would like to have two children with Kate sometime in the future. The Royal couple were taking a tour around the Gardens by the Bay when the Duke of Cambridge was asked by a young boy how big a family he would like, and the Prince quickly replied "two". It is much rumored that the couple would like to start a family soon, especially now that their Royal commitments and celebrations such as the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics have ended. We wish them well for the future.
Vietnamese box turtles have been bred successfully at Bristol Zoo. The incredibly rare species, which were listed as being 'critically endangered' by the International Union for Conservation of Nature have only been successfully bred once before in Europe; at a zoo in Germany. The young turtle called Vernon, and although he is just the size of a matchbox now, he can hope to grow to weigh 1kg and be 20cm in length.
Herring Gulls are also an official endangered species due to the severe collapse in numbers which the decline of the fishing industry and decrease in landfill food wastage has led to. But the number of gulls in towns and cities has been, pardon the pun, soaring. Experts say that because large buildings look like cliffs, and food is readily available either from bins or on streets, or indeed from in your hands, the natural scavengers are being able to successfully thrive. Although seagulls can cause many problems in towns and are see by many as pests, but Grahame Madge from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says that "The rise in seagulls nesting in urban location is not exceeding the in those living in natural habitats". The threat of their extinction may be reason enough for urban folk to have to get to like them!
Caring for Family a Top Moral Issue
A BBC poll which surveyed almost 600 16-24 year olds found that 59% of them felt that "caring for family" was the most important moral concern out of the list of eight options which also included "putting others first" and "being faithful to a partner". However 51% of the voters also believed themselves to be less concerned with morals than their parents. When asked which issue was the least important, a third of the participants believed it to be "having religious faith or belief". The survey raises questions about the similarities and differences which would possibly be found if the survey was also conducted on an older age group; do the poll results reflect across the age groups, or is this the evolution of morality?
Richard III Body possibly found under a car park in Leicester
A team of archaeologists and historians from the University of Leicester may have successfully found the lost grave of Richard III under a car park in Leicester City Centre. Richard III, who died in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, was recorded to have been buried in the Greyfriars Friary in Leicester. The church was demolished in the 1530's, however documents recording the location of the burial site were saved. The team began excavations in August and, after unearthing the remains of the church proceeded to find human remains in the choir area. The bones have been sent for DNA testing where they will be crosschecked against descendants of the King.
Yes Prime Minister back and joined by David Haig
The well-known 1980's political satire 'Yes, Prime Minster' is set to return to our screens in the New Year where actor David Haig will play the fictional PM Jim Hacker. Haig is currently appearing in BBC's 'The Thick of It', and will join Zoe Telford, Henry Goodman and Chris Larking in the new six part series of the classic sitcom. Haig, whose TV appearances include Spooks and Foyle's War will face a plethora of issues as Jim Hacker, such as the possible collapse of the European union and a Scottish referendum on independence. Robbie Coltrane is even set to appear in the Scottish episode so stay tuned for the release of the airdate.
Elvis Presley's Bible sells for £59,000 at Stockport auction
A bible previously owned by the King of Rock and Roll has sold for the astounding sum of £59,000 at an auction in Greater Manchester. The Holy book contains hand written notes from the man himself and was a gift from his Aunt and Uncle on his first Christmas in Graceland. The bible was expected to sell for around £25,000 but doubled the estimate as it sold to an American man based in the UK on a telephone bid. The Bible, which was used by the singer throughout his life, was sold as part of a collection of memorabilia including the unwashed underwear Elvis wore under his famous white jumpsuit. The pants however failed to reach their £7000 reserve price. We wonder why!
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