The 'Rattie' of The Wind in the Willows, this cuddly and often remarkably tame little animal faces crisis.
Some of its marshy waterside habitat has been lost to drainage, pollution and river engineering. But its greatest enemy is the mink, a non-native carnivore that has escaped, or been illegally released, from fur farms.
Conspiracy theorists claim that there is a mysterious alien based pyramid in the Antarctic.
Toblerone design shape change angers some loyal chocolate lovers in the UK.0 comments
Britain to experience up to 120 days of snow in coldest conditions in years.
More than 40 perfectly preserved ancient shipwrecks accidentally discovered at the bottom of the Black Sea.
Fragile golden and silver scrolls believed to be “spells” to invoke good or evil spirits were unearthed with ancient skeleton in Serbia.
Stress of moving house can help boost memory, a recent research has found.
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