What drives people to keep venomous exotic creatures such as spitting cobras in their homes? What are the laws and ethics of buying poisonous snakes and dangerous animals as pets? by Alex Bragan When future historians look back and attempt to chronicle March 2020 two narrative arcs will compete for dominance: the outbreak of an unprecedented global pandemic and the breakout...
Did US special forces really shoot dead a 12 foot tall giant in Afghanistan? What is the truth behind the report and how does the story fit into the age-old narrative of soldiers, knights and heroes battling with and vanquishing giants? By Angus Wright Throughout history, tales have been passed down of men fighting monsters. These tales are generally loosely based...
Remembering a time when Britain kept Killer Whales in swimming pool sized enclosures for public entertainment By Alex Bragan The  coastal town of Clacton-on-Sea sits rather listlessly in the southern tip of Essex’s Tendring peninsula. The weather-worn facades of its  promenade amusements serve as a reminder of what globalisation has left behind. Users of the consumer information brand Which? rated Clacton “the...
Scotland's Coastal waters are home to five species of sharks, killer whales and plenty of prey such as seals. Scotland would seem to have the perfect habitat conditions for great whites to thrive, yet they are not seen. Why? By Angus Wright Scotland is well known for its wildlife on land, in the air and in the sea. With a huge...
Now more than ever, our swans and water birds need you. Sadly with many places instigating a 'no feed bread' policy, with no grass to graze on and little natural water vegetation, it means that many swans have gone hungry this summer. By Bev Cleary Legend has is that, when it is about to die, a swan will raise its elegant,...