Every year, huge flying ants appear on the same day in different locations in the UK - a phenomenon known as national Flying Ant Day. Some people might have already noticed some of the creatures buzzing around. This is because the flying ant period can last a few weeks, but usually builds up to a specific day when millions of flying ants come out at the same time all over the country. There's no set day - it changes each year - but it usually occurs in July. However, this year it's happening earlier than usual. Here’s everything you need to know about the great flying ant invasion. What is Flying Ant Day and why does it occur? National Flying Ant Day is when male and female ants sprout wings and venture out of their nests on a "nuptial flight", seeking ants from other colonies to mate with. According to the Society of Biology, nuptial flight is an important phase in the reproduction of the ant species. During the flight, virgin queens mate with males and then land to start a new … [Read more...] about Flying Ant Day 2018: When is it and how to get rid of them
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BREAST cancer screenings are offered free to women in the UK, and is an important part in the mission to cut down on breast cancer-related deaths. But when is it offered? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 3rd May 2018 The NHS Breast Screening programme invites women to test for signs of cancer cells developing.Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, and will affect as many as one in eight women during their lifetime.Because the number of people diagnosed each year is rising, it is important to get checked.A recent IT error means 450,000 women have failed to get breast cancer screening invitations since 2009.Of the people who failed to receive their invitations, just 309,000 are still alive.In a shocking revelation outlined by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, “administrative incompetency” was to blame for the error. GETTY BREAST CANCER SCREENING: Women get invited for breast screenings every three years When is breast cancer screening offered?Women aged … [Read more...] about Breast cancer screening: When is it offered and how often should you get checked?
UK Politics By Brian Wheeler Political reporter 1 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-43960452 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Home Secretary Sajid Javid was snapped with his feet planted wide apart outside his new office, prompting speculation about whether he was "power posing". Standing like a heavyweight boxer … [Read more...] about When is it OK to do a ‘power pose’?
DRINKING and driving is a serious offence in the UK, but how much you can drink before you are over the limit? And what are the rules for drink driving in the UK? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 16th April 2018 GETTY DRINK DRIVE LIMIT: It is always best to not drink at all before getting behind the wheel If you are caught drink driving you could end up with a criminal record and a minimum 12-month driving ban.Worst case scenario you could fatally injure someone, or end up behind bars.Every year drinking behind the wheel causes thousands of serious accidents and deaths.Between 2010 and 2015 there were a shocking 36,900 reported accidents involving alcohol, and 1,410 reported deaths. 15 foods to help detox your liver We've collated some of the best foods to help cleanse your liver, full of antioxidants and probiotics, enjoy... 1 / 16 What is the UK drink-drive limit?The drink-driving laws differ depending on whether you are in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or … [Read more...] about Drink drive limit UK: When is it safe to drive? The laws of drink-driving in the UK
Wigan Athletic are in the hat for Monday night’s FA Cup fourth round draw after their eventful 2-2 draw at Bournemouth at the weekend. All you need to know as we enter the last 32 of the world’s most famous cup competition can be found below. The FA Cup fourth round draw is on Monday night. When is the draw? The fourth round draw is expected to take place at around 7.10pm before Brighton host Crystal Palace in the final third round tie. Where can I watch it? The draw is being broadcast on both BBC Two and BT Sport 2, the latter showing Brighton and Crystal Palace. Which ball number should I be looking out for? Latics or Bournemouth are ball number 7. Who could Latics face? Plenty of the big boys are left with Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool in the hat. At the other end of the spectrum League Two Newport County dumped out Leeds while Yeovil were among the other lower-ranked sides to make it into round four. Ball numbers in full 1 Sheffield United 2 … [Read more...] about When is it? How can I watch it? All Latics fans need to know about the FA Cup fourth round draw!