Archive for May 14th, 2010
Police officers have been given the right to take days off to dance naked on the solstices, celebrate fertility rituals and burn Yule logs if they profess pagan beliefs.
The Pagan Police Association claimed yesterday that it had been recognised by the Home Office as a “diversity staff support association” — a status also enjoyed by groups representing female, black, gay, Muslim and disabled officers.
With the incessant buzzing and the threat of a sharp sting, bees are not the easiest of pets.
But record numbers are taking the risk and buying hives anyway – in a bid to save the threatened species.
Beekeeping clubs around the country have reported massive rises in membership in the last year. And experts say the boom is down to a new-found sympathy for bees, so long the enemy of the picnic and children’s summer birthday parties.