With a view to reduce waste levels at Christmas and New Year, Wiltshire Council is offering ten household recycling centres.
People can take unwanted products such as Christmas trees, wrappers, Christmas cards and electrical equipment to any of these recycling centres.
Councils are also advising people to take unwanted presents to charity shops. Other suggested measures to reduce waste include composting Christmas trees and homemade cards.
Beekeeping associations have criticized London Mayor Boris Johnson's Capital Bee scheme, accusing him of jumping on the bandwagon of the massive escalation in the popularity of beekeeping.
Mayor Johnson's Capital Bee scheme aims to offer up to fifty community food-growing groups the opportunity to keep bees. Mayor's office is of the view that the concerned scheme will provide a boost to beekeeper numbers in the capital that will help in halting the drop in bee populations.
The judge conducting hearing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's bail case allowed reporters to tweet, resurrecting debate whether tweeting from court should be permitted or not.
According to a report published in `The Daily Telegraph' on Wednesday, District Judge Howard Riddle allowed reporters to send live updates of the Assange's bail hearing, on condition that tweeting would not disturb the court.
Recording sound and capturing photos during a court hearing is an illegal act, but sending electronic communications, such as tweets, e-mails and text messages, is not.
The US Air Force has reportedly barred its employees from accessing more than two dozen media websites that have recently posted secret American cables exposed by WikiLeaks.
The New York Times, The Guardian, German magazine Der Spiegel, French newspaper The Le monde and Spanish newspaper The El Pais are among the many publications that can not be accessed by the US Air Force employees.
When the Air Force employees on the try to use the service's computers to access to these publications' websites, they receive the message: "Access denied, Internet usage is logged & monitored."
Mark Madoff, the eldest son of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, was found hanged in his SoHo apartment on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest.
Emergency services were called to 46-year-old Mark Madoff’s SoHo apartment in New York at around 7.30am after his father-in-law discovered his body hanging from a dog collar secured to a pipe in the living room. His two-year-old son was sleeping in the next-door bedroom.
The ongoing cold snap has turned the surface of the River Severn into a sheet of ice. It is the first time in more than twenty years that the river has frozen over.
Big freeze has been running in the area since 23rd of November. Gulls were spotted landing on the sheet of ice.
Worcestershire’s weather expert Paul Damari said that the thin sheet of ice was the work of uninterrupted cold nights. According to McBurney it was a cumulative effect.
A 30-year-old man from Texas received four stitches in his ear area after his Motorola Droid 2 smartphone exploded and left him with a bloody ear.
Aron Embry claimed that he had just finished a call on his Motorola Droid 2 handset when he heard a loud pop. He added that initially he did not feel any pain, but later he felt that something was dripping.
The screen of the handset was cracked and splattered with blood after the blast took place.
Staff at a safari park which had been featured on a popular TV series has been informed about job cuts for everyone who is above the age of 65.
Longleat Estate has been exhorting the workers way before the changes have been made stating that it is illegal to force people into retirement at 65.
While as many as 25 people have been handed redundancy notices, a spokesman for Longleat is said to have informed about the number of people who are likely to get affected by the changes.
Some new figures suggest that Net migration to the UK have risen to 215,000 in the year to March ever since the number of Britons who have been leaving to live abroad fell to a 10-year low.
The Office for National Statistics have suggested that the around 140,000 British citizens had emigrated in the year 2009 which was much lower in comparison to the years 1999 and 2008.
The Government for long has been seeking to fulfill its pledge to cut net migration to the tens of thousands by 2015 and these figures are likely to pose a risk to the Government's plans.
540 Chartres St, French Quarter is the new place where replica of the Camellia Grill would be constructed.
Executive chef Michael Ruoss sadi that it would be exactly like the original restaurant with low counters and open kitchen ,same menu, same interior including Mickey Mouse clock on the wall and also some of the same staff.
Landmark Camellia Grill is owned by Hicham Khodr, who had saved this restaurant from post-Katrina is now looking forward to make this diner a twin on December 3.
Though the dashing Miss Universe Australia 2008 Laura Dundovic sent pulses racing yesterday, the real stars at the end of the day were the entrants of the Fashions on the Fields.
Despite the star power around Miss Dundovic, if it would not have been for the 50 contestants vying for the title of Lady of the Day and the 40 entrants racing for the award of Headpiece of the day, the whole event would have looked a tad dull yesterday. Miss Dundovic, the brand ambassador for Ballarat Cup, was one of the three judges to evaluate the outfits designed by entrants in the contest.
Protesting against the Christmas Island, the Immigration Officials still continue to negotiate with the detainees.
Following the suicide of an asylum seeker at Sydney's Villawood Detention Centre, the detainees are said to have been involved in a protest for the last six days.
A time had come when there were around 200 detainees involved while at present some 150 are still protesting. A few detainees refuse to get medical assistance and two of them are not ready to speak.
In line with the organic food and body products trend, Bench presents a range of new body lotions belonging to its Organics Skin Care collection.
The lotions differ in the sense as they provide distinguished ingredients that target the different skin needs of their consumers. The products are marked by an improved formulation that benefits better targeted skin care.
More than expected traders have been coming forward to sign up to Otley's mini-Christmas tree campaign to boost their trade.
Otley & District Chamber of Trade said that they had expected that around 50 businesses to sign up to the scheme, but 72 businesses have already signed up to the scheme to install mini-Christmas trees on their premises in order to provide a boost to trade.
Otley will have a blue Christmas this year as the chamber of Trade has replaced its original plan of using white illuminations with blue lights as blue illuminations will be more eye-catching.
In order to promote tourism in the region, a new promotional video and smartphone application would feature the West Kootenay Regional Airport and Castlegar. The promotional events have been made to get more business and leisure tourists to the area, as the winter season is about to kick-in.
The marketing is being done by a Company known as SnowSeekers from Edmonton, which is known to encourage tourism at alpine destinations in Western Canada.