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Oyster ‘beast’ weighing 1.7kg harvested on Mersea Island

Image copyright Richard Haward’s Oysters Image caption It is rare for oysters go grow this large on a regularly harvested bed, according to the oysterman who found it A “beast” of an oyster weighing 1.7kg…

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Love Island’s Alex: Don’t judge people who carry condoms

Love Island’s Dr Alex George has spoken to BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast about the problem of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Speaking to Nicky Campbell, Dr Alex said: “Condoms are there for our protection and…


Anger after ‘hardcore huntress’ shoots wild goat on Scottish island

Image copyright Twitter/@LSwitlyk Image caption Ms Switlyk posted a photograph of herself next to a dead goat on Tuesday A Scottish government minister has called for an end to the hunting of wild goats on…



Plymouth’s historic Drake’s Island fortress on sale for £6m

Image copyright JONES LANG LASALLE An historic island fortress has been put up for sale with a guide price of £6 million. Drake’s Island in Devon includes a 16th century barracks, a pier and an…


Norfolk church team’s lost football found on German island

Image copyright Contributed Image caption Thomas Selinger with the ball that travelled 250 miles across the North Sea and ended up on a Frisian beach A football belonging to a British church team has been…


Mersea Island kayaker ‘chased by a bus’ on flooded road

A kayaker found himself being pursued by a bus as a high tide threatened to cut off a road. The Strood, which connects Mersea Island, in Essex, to the mainland, regularly floods. On Wednesday, a…


Love Island’s Wes and Grease star Didi Con join Dancing on Ice

Image copyright ITV Image caption Wes Nelson and Didi Conn have joined the Dancing on Ice line-up Wes Nelson has been confirmed as the twelfth and final Dancing on Ice celebrity skater. The 20-year-old rose…


Love Island star Olivia Buckland’s Instagram post banned

Image copyright Getty Images Love Island star Olivia Buckland has had an Instagram post which promoted an eye shadow banned. It’s because it was not clear it was an advert, says the Advertising Standards Authority…


Desert Island Discs: Tom Daley felt ‘inferior’ over sexuality

Image copyright BBC/Amanda Benson Olympic diver Tom Daley says he grew up feeling inferior to everyone because of his sexuality – but that gave him the motivation to become a success. The 24-year-old said he…


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