Disgusted parents slam council as rats ‘run wild’ at Edinburgh school
Pest control workers have visited Victoria Primary on a number of occasions after being alerted to the vermin “running wild” in the grounds.
However, a video posted on social media shows the creature scuttling out from underneath a number of children’s scooters before shooting across the playground and disappearing behind a bin as parents arrived to drop off their youngsters on Wednesday morning.
Council officials admitted they had been aware of the problem for some time and were taking appropriate measures to rectify the issue.
Read more and watch the video here.
Morgan Freeman has turned his 124-acre ranch into a giant bee sanctuary
Many Hollywood movie stars often like to have a hobby to escape to when they’re not acting, and for Morgan Freeman that’s his bees.
The 81-year-old first began his foray into beekeeping back in 2014 and has since converted his 124-acre ranch into a giant bee sanctuary.
Keen to make a concerted effort to save honeybees, which have been dwindling at an alarming rate over the past 50 years, Morgan imported the hives from Arkansas to his Mississippi property.
Read the full story here.
Couple Sues Queen Mary Hotel Over Alleged Bed Bug Bite Attack
The owners of the Queen Mary Hotel are being sued by a couple who say they were bitten by bed bugs during a stay last year.
According to the complaint filed Feb. 13 in Los Angeles Superior Court against Urban Commons Queensway LLC and Evolution Hospitality LLC, Rosemarie and Joseph Libertelli were “mauled” by bed bugs at the Queen Mary Hotel in February 2018.
A Queen Mary representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
Head over to NBC LA for more on this story.
Naturalists concerned for early-emerging spring species in UK
Spring is arriving early with swallows, frogspawn and unexpected perfume as temperatures soar up to 20C above this time last year when Britain was blasted by the “beast from the east”.
Rooks are nesting, ladybirds are mating and dozens of migratory swallows have been spotted along the south-west coast – more than a month ahead of their normal arrival.
The 121-year-old record February temperature in Scotland was broken on Thursday with a new high of 18.3C
The Guardian reports the full story.