Weatherman Michael Fish, who in 1987 failed to predict one of the UK’s most catastrophic cyclones, has said he would love to have a storm named after him. The retired BBC forecaster famously told viewers not to worry hours before one of Britain’s worst weather events in living memory, which left 18 people dead and caused around £1 billion of damage.
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Greyfriars Bobby has been crowned the Scottish capital’s most-loved object after a public vote set up by heritage watchdogs.
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“Oh, what’s that?” I ask. “It’s the same shape as coriander”. “That’s creeping buttercup, and it’s poisonous. You’ve just fallen victim to natural selection,” laughs expert forager Joe O’Leary. “You’re extinct.”We’re in Fargo Wood, a sarsen stone’s throw away from possibly the most famous Neolithic monument in the world, Stonehenge, foraging among the burial mounds for the sorts of food that our ancestors might have taken from the land [ . . . ]
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