RAMBO KNIVES: East London police considering to license ownership of large blades

  London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via RACHAEL BURFORD/Newham Recorder   Police in the east London borough of Newham are considering proposals to require owners of large hunting knives,¬†often¬†known as ‘Rambo’ knives, to have their blades licensed in response to the wave of knife crime currently inundating the capital, local newspaper the Newham Reporter said yesterday. Senior detectives from the Metropolitan Police have begun key discussions with government officials on bringing in a system of ‘licensing or registration’ to keep track of the circulation of hunting knives, many of which are owned by collectors or hunters, but are also a … Continue reading RAMBO KNIVES: East London police considering to license ownership of large blades

HANGING AROUND: Why do bats roost upside down?

  VIJAY SHAH   Imagine you’re in a dark forest. It’s getting late and the shadows are getting longer. You decide to find somewhere to bed down for the night, and by chance, you stumble upon a cave. Out comes your sleeping bag and jim-jams, and as you switch on the nightlight, you become aware of fluttering motions above your head. Hundreds of small shadows flutter erratically about the cave ceiling above you. Parts of it appear to be moving, a strange fuzzy mass with leathery wings sprouting from it and then flying towards yo as you cower!. Now if … Continue reading HANGING AROUND: Why do bats roost upside down?

UBER EATS: 8 surprising things you can order for takeaway in London

London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH   When your average Londoner thinks of takeaway/takeout/carry-out, the first thing that comes to mind might be a cheeky curry, or chow mein, or a big stonking bucket of greasy fried chicken wings with a helpful, waistline-enhancing portion of chips, extra mayo. But surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly given London’s prominence as a world-class culinary hotspot, you can order some unusual foods to try in the comfort of your home or with friends or colleagues at your workplace or other place. The rapid increase in restaurant and takeaway apps and alongside it, the rise … Continue reading UBER EATS: 8 surprising things you can order for takeaway in London