1. Locals 'appalled' after severed deer's head placed on memorial stone amid fears of occult violence

    By Bradley Jolly Residents in country villages believe a severed deer's head placed on a memorial stone and the stabbing of five sheep are linked to a cult. Chris White, a retired police officer, removed the deer's head off the stone in Burley, Hampshire, on May 8, and noticed a he
  2. I joined an expedition to the Arctic. Here’s why everyone should...

    By Samantha Herbert Landing in Kiruna – the northernmost town of Sweden – two things struck me. First: I’ve never seen so much snow. And second: it really is no joke that England’s transport network is so woefully incapable of dealing with weather, when this plane just touched dow
  3. Man running marathon to 'save mum's life' nearly died after collapsing at mile 18 and going into coma

    By Josie Adnitt & Charlie Duffield A dad who decided to run a marathon to "save his mum's life" nearly died after he collapsed at mile 18 and was put in an induced coma. Marcus Nunes Filho was 39 when he decided to complete the 26.2 mile challenge to help raise £30k to assist his m
  4. Losing the ability to hear birdsong can be the first sign of hearing loss

    By Adrian Monti When Caroline Fitton’s husband was diagnosed with cancer , she never imagined the news could result in her developing an incurable condition of her own. “Back in 2004 my husband Graham had a late-stage diagnosis of prostate cancer which had spread,” says Caroline, wh
  5. English beauty spot with ‘excellent hiking trails’ crowned best area for a staycation

    By Solen Le Net With two bank holidays ahead, many Britons will be gearing up for an adventure-filled break. Defender Destinations Index has whittled down the top destinations in the UK for a spring getaway. Their findings put the Lake District at the top of the index of best desti