Residents in Kent have taken to Twitter to report a mystery "explosion".
People in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Dartford reported hearing the 'bang' at around 4.44pm.
that massive bang in the Kent area did not sound good ? literally thought it was an earthquake starting or a bomb
Campaigners have lost a legal battle at the Court of Appeal over the culling of badgers.
The Badger Trust had accused the Government of acting unlawfully by allowing the latest badger culls to go ahead without an independent expert panel to monitor whether the animals are being killed in a humane way.
Three judges dismissed their case that there was a "legitimate expectation" that such a panel would be put in place for culling that the Government and farmers insist is necessary to tackle tuberculosis in livestock.
The campaigners' challenge arose from a decision to sanction a second year of "controlled shooting" of free-roaming badgers in Gloucestershire and Somerset.
A 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nottinghamshire this evening, the British Geological Survey has confirmed.
The quake hit near Papplewick between Nottingham and Mansfield around 7.15pm this evening.
Residents across Nottinghamshire reported feeling the tremors.
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An earthquake has been reported in Nottinghamshire.
The British Geographical Survey said it was looking into reports of a quake in the region.
Members of the public who felt the tremors took to Twitter to describe their experiences.
Reports coming in of 'quake' in Nottinghamshire, we're checking with our seismology team. Did you feel something? http://t.co/3bsXWg7WHZ
Anybody else feel that earthquake?!
One of the world's seven remaining northern white rhinos has died in Kenya, bringing the famed African species one step closer to extinction, a wildlife conservancy said.
While there are thousands of southern white rhinos still roaming the plains of sub-Saharan Africa, decades of rampant poaching have drastically cut northern white rhino numbers.
Suni, a 34-year-old who was the first northern white rhino to be born in captivity, was found dead by rangers at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, about 250 km (155 miles) north of Nairobi.
The conservancy said Suni was not poached, but the cause of his death was unclear. It added that he was one of the last two breeding males in the world as no northern white rhinos are believed to have survived in the wild.
"Consequently the species now stands at the brink of complete extinction, a sorry testament to the greed of the human race," the conservancy said in a statement.
Flytipping is costing councils £36 million a year - the equivalent of collecting waste from more than 500,000 homes.
The Local Government Association (LGA) said councils are seeing some of the worst cases of flytipping ever.
In Stoke-on-Trent alone they have been receiving 400 complaints a month about items ranging from tyres to baths.
Derby City Council has even set up a special night "enforcement team" to tackle flytippers.
The LGA is calling for greater powers to tackle the problem such as the authority to hand out on-the-spot fines or fixed penalty notices rather than taking culprits to court.
They also want councils to be awarded full costs if they do secure a conviction.
LGA environment spokesman Peter Box said: "Local authorities are remarkably effective and efficient in tackling fly-tipping but the current system works against them.
"We need a new streamlined system which helps councils and hurts those doing the dumping."
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Students are being encouraged to urinate in the shower to save water - and then declare it on social media.
The campaign by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich has been called "go with the flow".
Every student is being asked to take part and announce their involvement on Twitter or Facebook with the #gotwiththeflow hashtag.
It is the brainchild of npower Future Leaders Challenge finalists Debs Torr and Chris Dobson, who believe it could save the university £125,000 a year.
We've done the maths, and this project stands to have a phenomenal impact.
With 15,000 students at UEA, over a year we would save enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool 26 times over.
Imagine how big an impact it could have if we could get everyone in East Anglia, or even the UK, to change their morning habits.