The secret hedgehogs of Regent’s Park

They might be in terminal decline, but did you know a few dozen live harmoniously in a posh part of NW1?

07 Jun 2016

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Creating an urban oasis, Kentish Town style

With spring just around the corner now is the best time to get planning. Debbie Bourne, aka, The High-Heeled Gardener, is on hand to suggest just how to go about it

23 Feb 2015

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(Urban) Animal of the week #8: Reindeer

Did you know their wee may be laced with psychoactive compounds? Animal expert Peter Hayward gives us the lowdown on this most seasonal of mammals

23 Dec 2013

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Urban Animal Of The Week: #7, Gull

Our popular Wednesday Picture column is taking a well-earned summer holiday, so over the next four weeks let animal expert Peter Hayward guide you through the inhabitants of our urban jungle

28 Aug 2013

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Urban Animal of the Week: #6, Terrapin

Our popular Wednesday Picture column is taking a well-earned summer holiday, so over the next four weeks let animal expert Peter Hayward guide you through the inhabitants of our urban jungle

21 Aug 2013

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Urban Animal of the Week: #5, Rat

Our popular Wednesday Picture column is taking a well-earned summer holiday, so over the next four weeks let animal expert Peter Hayward guide you through the inhabitants of our urban jungle

14 Aug 2013

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Urban Animal of the Week: #4, Pigeon

Our popular Wednesday Picture column is taking a well-earned summer holiday, so over the next four weeks animal expert Peter Hayward will guide you through the other inhabitants of our urban jungle

07 Aug 2013

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Urban Animal Of The Week: #3, Parakeet

These bright green, pigeon-sized parrots first established themselves in suburban south London in the mid 1900s

12 Apr 2013

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Urban Animal Of The Week: #2, Tube Mouse

On the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line, access to the London Underground is never guaranteed, but if it is open you may just spot some of the city’s most iconic animals: tube mice. The subject of much urban myth, they’re no more likely to be deaf or tail-less

24 Mar 2013

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Urban Animal Of The Week: #1, The Fox

Peter Hayward trained in zoology and evolutionary biology before becoming editor of a medical journal. He started his Animal Of The Week blog back in 2004 after stumbling across a cuban solenodon, the world’s second poisonous mammal (after the attention-grabbing duck-billed platypus). Having left south London last year for Dartmouth

07 Mar 2013

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