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From a confused 'Dalmatian' to a KFC-eating staffie... Confessions of a London vet  Telegraph.co.uk

For the Past 10 years, Charlotte Rea, 35, has worked as a vet at a charity animal hospital in central London.

Problem-Solving Budgies Make More Attractive Mates  Forbes

Direct observation of problem-solving skills in male budgerigars increases their attractiveness to females and this mate preference may contribute to the ...

Gig review: John Grant at O2 Academy Leeds  Yorkshire Post

Nine years on from Queen of Denmark, the record that was to transform his musical career, John Grant remains a force to be reckoned with.

When Choosing a Mate, These Female Birds Prefer Brains Over Beauty or Brawn  Smithsonian.com

When it comes to affairs of the heart, there are a variety of factors at play: mutual attraction, shared interests, an intangible spark that eventually leads to love.

Linux Distro Spotlight: What I Love About Ubuntu Budgie  Forbes

In this new series, find out what I love most about a particular Linux distro. Then hear from one of its developers about why they love working on the project.

Scientists' Colorful Quest To Discover How Parrots Became Green  Forbes

A team of scientists developed a methodology to map out molecular processes and used that to identify the mysterious yellow pigment gene that parrots use to ...

Linux For Beginners: Understanding The Many Versions Of Ubuntu  Forbes

So you've heard about this popular Linux OS called Ubuntu. But did you know there are seven official versions? Let's break them down and figure out the perfect ...

Parakeet show set for July 28-29 in East Brunswick  centraljersey.com

The Tri-State Budgerigar (Parakeet) Society is hosting its 28th annual show from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 28 and 29 at the Middlesex County 4H Youth Center ...

Budgie house: RSPCA finds 359 uncaged birds flying around home after owner was taken ill  Telegraph.co.uk

Officers from the RSPCA spent three days rescuing 359 uncaged budgies from a small house after the homeowner was taken to hospital.

Meet The Linux Desktop That's More Beautiful Than Windows 10 And MacOS  Forbes

As a fairly new desktop Linux user I've been a distro-hopping fanatic, exploring the functionality and key differences between the array of excellent options out ...

Prince Harry declines to sign a pair of budgie smugglers presented to him by Aussie athletes  Daily Mail

Prince Harry has posed for a photograph wearing a pair of Budgie Smugglers. A group of Australian athletes tried to get him to sign a pair of swimwear earlier on ...

The Budgies are Back at the Bergen County Zoo  TAPinto.net

PARAMUS, NJ - The Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun County Park, Paramus, opened a new, interactive seasonal exhibit today featuring Budgerigars, often ...

Travel - The real story behind Australian slang  BBC News

From Bondi to Bells, Noosa to Cable, Australia is renowned for its beautiful beaches. Less well known is the way beach culture has influenced Australian English ...

Countdown fans in hysterics as Rachel Riley spells out VERY rude insult on the board  The Sun

COUNTDOWN fans were left open-mouthed by today's answer to the letter game - because you are absolutely not going to find it in any dictionary.

Budgie takeover as 400 prize birds pack into Cleethorpes Memorial Hall  Grimsby Live

Row after row of prize budgies packed into the hall ready to be judged as the 66th Cleethorpes Budgerigar Society's Annual Show kicked off.

Budgies are the first species other than humans that have been seen to learn grammar  Daily Mail

Scientists at the University of Leiden and Duke University put six budgerigars through their paces. They played them five bursts of song made of three parts and ...

East Coast Trail Budgie Captured  VOCM

A blue Budgie Bird that had been spotted on the East Coast Trail over the long weekend has been captured. Nikki Sooley posted a photo of the bird to the ...

I'm A Celebrity: Nick Knowles strips down to a TINY pair of red budgie smugglers  Daily Mail

The 56-year-old looked worlds away from his DIY SOS handyman days as he cooled off in the shower with The Vamps guitarist James McVey.

Uh-oh! Is that Richard Branson in his budgie smugglers? CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews last night's TV  Daily Mail

CHRISTOPHER STEVENS: You don't have to be telly mad to enjoy Harry Enfield's celebrity send-up Island Of Dreams (BBC2) but it helps.

Linux Guide: How To Easily Create A Bootable Live USB Using Ubuntu  Forbes

Using Ubuntu but want to test drive a different flavor like Budgie or Kubuntu? It's ridiculously simple.

Owners dump budgies over bird flu fears  The Local Switzerland

Animal rescue centres in Zurich are reporting an increase in the number of budgerigars being handed in amid a new outbreak of bird flu in Switzerland.

Man treated by paramedics after rescuing pet budgie from flat fire  Stoke-on-Trent Live

Firefighters are warning people not to re-enter burning buildings.

Two budgie birds engage in a conversation in English  MSN Health & Fitness

These two budgie birds Shlomo and Booka were seen talking to each other quite animatedly. They were saying "Hi" to each other repeatedly and also seemed ...

World Cup 2018: What to buy instead of a £500 England ticket?  BBC News

Tickets for England's World Cup match against Colombia were selling online for more than £500. But what else could that cash buy you, while still watching the ...

I'm A Celebrity's Nick Knowles putting famous red budgie smugglers up for AUCTION  Irish Mirror

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here 's Nick Knowles has revealed he's AUCTIONING OFF those red budgie smugglers he became so famous for wearing.

MAHONEY: Getting city to budge on budgies  Hamilton Spectator

Animal bylaw control is cracking down on aviaries for exceeding the city's four-animal limit.

John Grant played Warsaw (pics, setlist)  Brooklyn Vegan

It's been three years since John Grant toured North America (he lives in Iceland these days), so it was a welcome return on Friday when he stopped in Brooklyn ...

Know your 'Australianisms'? The Oxford English Dictionary wants to hear from you  SBS News

The Oxford English Dictionary is turning 90 this year and to celebrate is inviting Australians to submit words that are unique to this part of the world.

Kylie Minogue Cologne concert hit by security scare  DW (English)

German police armed with submachine guns were deployed to a Kylie Minogue concert in Cologne to quell a potential attack. The threat was reportedly linked to ...

Earthquake felt across northern England as residents describe underground rumble and shaking homes  The Telegraph

Thousands of people in the north-east of England said they felt their homes shake on Saturday night, as British seismologists confirmed the region had been hit ...

The Australian National Dictionary celebrates 30th anniversary of recording Australianisms  PerthNow

Schmick. Battered sav. Ranga. The Australian National Dictionary is celebrating its 30th year of recording the Australianisms we hold most dear.

Prince Harry Declines Fan's Request to Sign His Speedos — But Puts on a Pair Instead!  PEOPLE.com

An Australian cyclist at the Invictus Games asked Prince Harry if he would sign his Speedos, and Harry put on a pair!

Get yer hand off it, mate, Australian slang is not dying  The Conversation AU

Every few years there's a furphy that our beloved 'Strine' slang is doing a Harold Holt – but in fact Aussies are still slinging true-blue slang.

Pet owner targeted by budgie smuggler who stole birds and sold them off in pubs  Daily Record

A burglar broke into Anne Ferguson's home in Edinburgh and now 11 of her 34 birds are missing.

Monk parakeets now seen as a plague in major Spanish cities  EL PAÍS in English

Around 20000 of the birds, which were first detected in Spain in the 1970s, have been counted.

Who put the ball in the England net? Ray Houghton did – and it happened thirty years ago today  Independent.ie

Ireland's fate in their first-ever game in a major finals sealed before a ball was kicked?

Herbie Duston involved in many areas of budgie breeding and showing  The Southland Times

Herbie Duston is preparing his best budgies for the Southland Bird Club Show in June.

Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid say defender has never broken anti-doping rules  Goal

Real Madrid say captain Sergio Ramos has "never broken anti-doping control regulations", in relation to allegations made by Der Spiegel newspaper.

Broken hearted budgie refuses to leave the side of his dead friend  Daily Mail

The astonishing video was captured in Turkey by the owner of the two birds, who filmed the moment he tried to take the dead one away from the other.

From budgie-smugglers to nothing at all: our writers on what they wear to the beach  The Guardian

For some it's kaftans, for others straw hats, and painted toenails are apparently mandatory. Guardian journalists explain their rules for summer dressing.

Retro Football: A Salute To Journeyman Goalkeeper John Burridge And His Incredibly Acrobatic Warm-Up Routine (Video)  Who Ate All The Pies

Goalkeeper John Burridge is fondly remembered for a variety of reasons, though his remarkably nomadic career is perhaps chief among them. Over 29 years in ...

Here's The Best Linux Distro For Your Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme  Forbes

When I evaluate any combination of hardware and operating system, my goal is to have 100% out-of-the-box functionality and start testing. That's why one Linux ...

Aussie lingo a living, thriving language  Sunshine Coast Daily

Australian English is thriving and not in danger of becoming more American. The authors of Australia's own dictionary have proof.

Countdown's Rachel Riley left horrified as show comes across its RUDEST spelling blunder yet  Daily Mail

Rachel Riley was left horrified and extremely red faced after spelling out 'c** budgie' on the show's famous letter board during Wednesday's broadcast, in what ...

Amorous Aussie budgies prove size isn't everything  Warrnambool Standard

WHEN it comes to mating, Australian budgerigars have it all over their English counterparts.

Video Shows Extreme Cheese Fans Rolling Down a Dangerous Hill for a Lot of Cheese  TIME

The annual event is filled with injuries to both humans and cheese.

Bird lover who owned 80 budgies nearly died after developing Pigeon Fancier's Lung  Daily Mail

Lynne Porter, 61, from Southport, developed deadly Pigeon Fancier's Lung due to years of unwittingly inhaling the feathers of her beloved budgies, parrots, ...

Champion budgies flock to Toowoomba - ABC Southern Queensland  ABC Local

"We start with a few birds in the backyard. Then we join a club. And then the competitive part comes in; to win at the National!"

The Oxford dictionary's new words are a testament to the fluid beauty of English  The Conversation AU

The Oxford English Dictionary – the “OED” to its friends – has announced a 2016 update, consisting of over 1,000 new words and word meanings, along with the ...

I'm A Celeb's Nick Knowles looks unimpressed as Joel Dommett jokes about his budgie smugglers  Daily Mail

Host Joel Dommett, 32, quipped that the 'studio is packed with more famous flesh than Nick Knowles' swimwear' while filming the Extra Camp show in Australia.

Sacred hearts, stereos, JFK and ashtrays: 22 relics of Irish homes past  The Irish Times

There is a wonderful museum on Henrietta Street in Dublin 1 which is dedicated to the slums and the tenements of Dublin in the rare auld times. Many of the ...

Search for missing Melbourne budgie that squawks f*** off  Daily Mail

A Melbourne pet owner has stuck up a very Australian missing pets poster, asking for sightings of 'Loretta', who is yellow and green, four years old and squawks: ...

The Whisky Chronicles  The New York Times

Little has changed on the Scottish island of Islay since its iconic whisky distilleries were profiled in Alfred Barnard's famously detailed Victorian-era book.

Mother shares an ultrasound image showing her unborn baby girl looking like a BUDGIE  Daily Mail

Alexandra Smith, 26, from Renfrewshire, Scotland, was left flabbergasted when her pregnancy scan appeared to show her unborn baby resembling a giant bird, ...

Turkish army seizes parrots, budgies on Syria border  Al-Arabiya

The Turkish army has confiscated 700 parrots and 294 budgerigars on the border with Syria, it said on Friday, as its tighter security measures ensnare.

What to do in Sydney this week: Mango Mess-tival, Elvis Speed Dating  NEWS.com.au

Start your silly season by getting messy at the Mango Mess-tival or find “the one” at Elvis Speed Dating. Here's your guide to all the Sydney events this week.

Holey Swiss: Man Breaks Record in British Downhill Cheese Race  Smithsonian.com

Some heroes wear capes. Others fling themselves down hills in pursuit of an 8-pound wheel of cheese. As the BBC reports, a British man has set a record for the ...

Pregnant Meghan Markle Takes Much-Needed Break from Gruelling Royal Tour  News18

Meghan, the pregnant wife of Britain's Prince Harry, is scaling back her engagements during the royal couple's 16-day Pacific tour, Kensington Palace said ...

Family's attempt to release budgie ends in tragedy  Daily Mail

Along with the 10-second video clip, Mexican mixed martial artist Maritza Sanchez wrote on Twitter: 'We decided to let our bird go and this happened...'

FOSS Project Spotlight: WallpaperDownloader  Linux Journal

Are you bored with the look of your desktop? Are the wallpapers that come with your distro enough for you? WallpaperDownloader is a graphical application that ...

Bird name insults really smuggle my budgie  The Daily Telegraph

One of the best things to come out of the recent Rabbitohs Grand Final win was learning a new insult. When Russell Crowe called Crown CEO Rowen Craigie a ...

'Nobody puts baby bird in a corner': Bilingual budgie amazes owner with non-stop songs and chatter  Daily Mail

Disco, a three-year-old parakeet, began speaking when he was four months old - and has learned more than 70 phrases from his owners Judy and Kevin ...

Taste of the riviera: a new food festival in south Devon  The Guardian

The sea off Torbay brims with fish but the British are not big fans. Hoping to tip the scales is Feast, a new food event later this month.

'We can recall' - Friends and colleagues left with pleasant memories of the late Dwight Nelson  Jamaica Gleaner

He was an avid bird lover and described himself as 'father' and 'grandfather' to the hundreds of birds he kept as pets from his days in school at St George's ...

Waves and walks: the raw, romantic allure of Cornwall's Badlands  The Guardian

This stretch of shoreline, from St Agnes to St Ives, with its reminders of Poldark, is a dream for surfers and walkers – and this local novelist.

Purism Launches the Librem Key, Mir 1.0 Released, Solus 3 ISO Refresh Now Available, New Malware as a Service Botnet Discovered and Sparky 5.5 Is Out  Linux Journal

News briefs September 21, 2018. Purism yesterday launched Librem Key, the "first and only OpenPGP smart card providing a Heads-firmware-integrated ...

I'm A Celebrity: Nick Knowles' sons insist 56-year-old star should FLAUNT it  Daily Mail

I'm A Celeb star Nick Knowles' sons Charlie and TJ insisted their dad should 'flaunt' it in small budgie smugglers during their video appearance on Lorraine on ...

Rare case of 'parrot fever' sickens English bird-keeper  Healio

A man in England who kept many pet birds was sickened by a rare case of psittacosis, also known as “parrot fever,” according to researchers. The sometimes ...

Togs the budgie chick: Tiny bush budgerigar at Wild Life Sydney zoo  Daily Mail

He might not be much bigger than a pile of loose change, but Togs the budgie chick is making a big impression at the zoo where he was recently born.

'It really was a black service': world reaction to royal wedding  The Guardian

It wasn't just the black preacher, though Bishop Michael Curry's fiery address evoking Martin Luther King and the misery of slavery certainly packed a punch.

Pets Wild At Heart: Disco the talking budgie has bowled us over with his grasp of the English language  Metro

While budgies and parrots might be known for their powers of speech, this particular bird takes his grasp of English to a whole new level. In fact Disco the budgie ...

An Australian Dictionary Makes ‘Shirt-front’ and ‘Budgie Smuggler’ Official  The New York Times

HONG KONG — In October 2014, Australia's prime minister produced blank stares around the globe when he vowed to “shirt-front” President Vladimir V. Putin of ...

50,000 parakeets are threatening British birds and gobbling crops  Daily Mail

There are reports of escaped parakeets in Britain as early as 1855, and wild ones living, but not breeding, in Epping, Essex, in the Thirties, writes HARRY ...

Karl Ove Knausgaard is wrong – writers should own dogs  The Guardian

In an essay for the New Yorker, Karl Ove Knausgaard has detailed two difficult years of owning a dog, wondering if its presence in his home was connected to ...

Prize budgie stamped on 'by rival breeder', 9 more left dead and 21 stolen  Daily Mail

Andrew Pooley believes he was targeted by an envious breeder who deliberately sabotaged his bird collection, including stamping on his prized Penmead ...

No Cinderella: Margo Jefferson on the real Meghan Markle  The Guardian

She's educated, divorced, a woman of colour, a feminist – and a radical addition to the royal family. Will she revolutionise the House of Windsor?

History of Slits at FilmBar May 20  Phoenix New Times

Early on in William Bagley's Here to Be Heard: The Story of The Slits, an off-camera voice reflects on what the female punk pioneers were all about. “Rock 'n' roll ...

Why I'll be wearing budgie smugglers at the Warwick Farm races  The Sydney Morning Herald

As a protest to declining garb at the Australian Turf Club's inner sanctum, we will be wearing budgie smugglers at Warwick Farm today. "I am writing to voice my ...

Elvis the budgie no longer Lonesome Tonight after being brought to animal shelter in Limerick  Irish Mirror

The beautiful yellow bird had been living in a cage in a barbershop for several years.

Vanessa Kirby: 'I was bullied at school and became self-conscious about everything I did'  The Guardian

Vanessa Kirby astounded audiences as Princess Margaret in The Crown. Now she is starring opposite Tom Cruise in the new Mission: Impossible. She talks to ...

Banned in India!  Times of India

While you may think owning a parrot or a tortoise is harmless, keeping them as pets is not just unethical but illegal, and can land you in jail.

Kurtley Beale 'surprised' that photo of him posing in his budgie smugglers alongside Prince William went viral  Independent.ie

Australia's Kurtley Beale enjoyed posing in his swimming trunks alongside the Duke of Cambridge, but is now focused on dethroning England at Twickenham.

Vanishing budgie Buddy caught a cab home after being found three miles away  Daily Record

The elusive bird has been reunited with his frantic owner Claire Gill after being discovered perched on a cliff-top by a surprised passer-by.

Former Budgie Guitarist John Thomas Dies  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

John Thomas, former guitarist for the Welsh hard rock band BUDGIE, passed away last night, shortly after being admitted to hospital with pneumonia....

In kids' shows ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’ and ‘Craig of the Creek,’ imagination takes flight  Los Angeles Times

Imagination takes center stage in Amazon's "The Dangerous Book for Boys," in which a late father's handmade book inspires his sons, and "Craig of the Creek," ...

The long wait: how one family coped with 18 years in refugee limbo  The Guardian

New documentary highlights the soul-destroying wait for those in the so-called official queue for resettlement.

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte is not alone in brushing up his football English  The Guardian

Antonio Conte was snapped on the beach this week basking in the Italian sun, taking time off during the international break. Cue a few jokes about budgie ...

The best female-fronted punk bands  NME Live

The punk rock movement began in the mid-1970s, with bands like Ramones and Sex Pistols lording over an era of youthful rebellion – littered with leather ...

WATCH: China reveals world's first virtual news presenters  News24

China's Xinhua news agency has created artificial intelligence news presenters – modelled off other, real news anchors.

The majesty of a one-footed seagull  Newsday

I notice one gull a bit more unsteady than its friends.

UN chief appoints Norwegian diplomat as his new envoy for Syria  UN News

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed veteran Norwegian diplomat Geir O. Pedersen as his next Special Envoy for Syria.

Rare exotic birds missing in Dublin after aviary damaged during heavy snowfall  Independent.ie

Rare exotic birds are on the loose around Dublin after the roof of Marlay Park aviary fell in following heavy snowfall during Storm Emma.

"Budgie Smugglers" Officially Added to the Oxford English Dictionary  SwimSwam

The Oxford English Dictionary gave every swim mom on Earth a little giggle when the term "budgie smugglers" was included into the OED 2016 Update.

Reggie the budgie performs mating ritual to a plastic toy penguin  Daily Mail

An amusing video shows Reggie the budgie attempting to mate with his favourite plastic penguin toy on the living room floor of his owner's house in Haslemere, ...

Noel Edmonds mocks Nick Knowles’ todger and says his ‘budgie has died’ after he wore budgie smugglers in I’m A  The Scottish Sun

Noel stunned the Extra Camp presenters with his cheeky remark about his former campmate's manhood.

Will Blue Jays follow recent MLB trends in stadium renovations?  Sportsnet.ca

As the Toronto Blue Jays contemplate a renovation of Rogers Centre, the trend in stadiums and arenas today is toward sports-anchored developments in which ...

Album Of The Week: J Mascis' Elastic Days  Kerrang!

Below is a reprint of a feature from K!1719. You can read our full review of Elastic Days in the current issue, on shelves now. With his long straight white hair and ...

These were the unique gifts the Duke and Duchess received during their royal tour  Daily Mail

From tiny pairs of shoes to budgie smugglers, carrots and enormous bouquets, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have received a host of interesting gifts during ...

Meghan and Harry's Irish visit expected to land on Friday 13th  Independent.ie

PRINCE Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are expected to visit Ireland in the middle of next month - very likely around Friday, July 13.

'My account isn't the definitive truth': Viv Albertine on the Slits, writing and a sumo wrestler's G-string  The Guardian

The Slits guitarist and author answered questions on everything from being creative to losing her faith in music and why Toy Story 2 is the greatest.

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