Human ancestors were ‘swinging from tree branches like chimps’ until at least 4.4 million years ago

Ancestors of modern humans who lived 4.4 million years ago were well-suited to swinging in trees and a life in the branches.  Hand bones of Ardi, a member of the ancient human relative species Ardipithecus ramidus, were compared to modern primates and other extinct human ancestors. It reveals they are ape-like in structure and more suited to … Read more

Couple escapes injury after tree hits their car in California

Moment couple cheat death when massive 200ft sequoia tree smashes onto their car as they drive through forest in California Travis Rhodes and his girlfriend Nydia Garcia were driving through a forest  They were passing through the famous Sequoia National Forest in California  The giant tree smashed into the roof of the couple’s car without … Read more

Police close road for packed traveller funeral as 200 mourners pay respects to tree surgeon

Up to 200 mourners today amassed outside a church to attend a traveller funeral as families paid their respects to a tree surgeon who was crushed to death by heavy machinery in a tragic work accident. Witnesses described mass drinking, with even children reportedly spotted carrying boxes of Stella Artois, at the funeral of Daniel … Read more

Bailiffs find second secret tunnel beneath Islington tree encampment – after help from Swampy’s crew

Another secret protest tunnel underneath London has been found by stunned bailiffs trying to clear away campaigners railing against plans to fell trees for flats. Islington Council enforcement officers were gobsmacked to discover the burrow beneath Dixon Clark Court on Highbury Corner, Islington. It was said to have been masterminded by veteran activist Swampy and the … Read more

Woman, 18, dies and three teenagers including driver, 19, are injured after car ploughs into tree 

Woman, 18, dies and three other teenagers including driver, 19, are injured after car ploughs into tree An 18-year-old passenger died in crash in Westbury, Wiltshire, yesterday evening Local teenager pronounced dead scene and male driver, 19, taken to hospital  Two remaining passengers taken to Southmead and Royal United Hospitals By Lydia Catling For Mailonline … Read more

Woman, 18, dies and three teenagers including driver, 19, are injured after car ploughs into tree 

Woman, 18, dies and three other teenagers including driver, 19, are injured after car ploughs into tree An 18-year-old passenger died in crash in Westbury, Wiltshire, yesterday evening Local teenager pronounced dead scene and male driver, 19, taken to hospital  Two remaining passengers taken to Southmead and Royal United Hospitals By Lydia Catling For Mailonline … Read more

Jana Kramer opens up about her experience on One Tree Hill

Jana Kramer reunited with two of her One Tree Hill co-stars, James Lafferty and Stephen Colletti, though in doing so brought up some bad memories. Kramer, 37, joined One Tree Hill in Season 7 as Alex Dupre, staying on board for the final three seasons. Kramer, Lafferty and Colletti reunited on Kramer’s podcast, Whine Down … Read more

Metal detectorist finds £2million centrepiece jewel of Henry VIII’s lost crown buried under a tree

Henry VIII (June 28, 1491 – January 28, 1547) was the domineering King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. He infamously had six wives, two of whom he beheaded.  He broke with the Catholic Church in Rome over his efforts to have his first marriage, to Catherine of Aragon, annulled so he … Read more

Metal detectorist finds £2million centrepiece jewel of Henry VIII’s lost crown buried under a tree

Metal detectorist finds £2million centrepiece jewel of Henry VIII’s lost crown buried under a tree after it had been missing for 400 years Kevin Duckett, 49, made the discovery in a field near Market Harborough   Two-and-a-half inch jewel is now being verified at the British Museum   Mr Duckett said he first thought the jewel was … Read more

Rare 20-million-year-old petrified tree measuring 62 feet tall is discovered in Greece

Rare 20-million-year-old petrified tree measuring 62 feet tall is discovered in Greece with branches and roots still intact and was preserved by an ancient volcanic eruption A 62-foot petrified tree was discovered during roadwork in western Lesbos It’s the first tree fossil in the region to still have branches in good condition The orientation of … Read more