Today at 07:18:25 PM by gash
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Hadrian’s Wall is being damaged by metal detectorists illegally searching for buried treasure at night, experts have warned.
Historic England says nighthawks, as illegal metal detectorists are known, have dug more than 50 holes at the Brunton Turret section of the 1,900-year-old World Heritage Site near Chollerford in Northumberland.
As well as damaging the ruins of the turret, they are also breaking the law, as it is illegal to use a metal detector without permission at a scheduled monument.
Continue reading – https://news.sky.com/story/illegal-treasure-hunting-damaging-hadrians-wall-11410774
June 18, 2018, 10:39:26 PM by gash
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Police divers have found the bodies of a father and son who went missing while magnet fishing.
The men are believed to have been trawling the bottom of a canal with a magnet to find metal objects in the water when they died.
West Yorkshire Police said their bodies were recovered on Saturday night after an extensive search in the Cooper Bridge area of Huddersfield.
The force said it was not treating the deaths as suspicious.
Continue reading – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-44512575
June 18, 2018, 10:34:24 PM by gash
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The remains of what is believed to be a 2000-year-old wolf has been discovered in the Highlands.
A digger driver was extracting peat for crofter Duncan MacKay at Rogart in Sutherland when the remains were found five feet deep.
Mr MacKay, 66, was so intrigued by the find he contacted Brora Heritage Centre and archaeologist Dr Nick Lindsay, chairman of Clyne Heritage Society, was called in and later excavated a preserved skull, bones, teeth, claws and thick fur coat.
Continue reading – https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1499181/remains-of-2000-year-old-wolf-unearthed-in-sutherland/
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