Yowie Man sightings all over Canberra region
By Tim the Yowie Man (with Jim Trail and Melanie Sim)
He's called the national capital home for a while, but doesn't like to stay in one place for too long. Hence Tim the Yowie Man is forever popping up all over Canberra and the surrounding bush, chasing down tales - tall or otherwise.666 ABC Canberra managed to hold him in one place for long enough to get him to agree to presenting A Month of Sundays, every Sunday during October - and of course he's a regular with Ross Solly on Breakfast.
See here for full story and video :http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/10/28/3350809.htm
Japanese knotweed invasion causes Hertfordshire home price drop
Japanese knotweed forced its way into the couple's Broxbourne home The price of a couple's Hertfordshire house has dropped by more than £250,000 because Japanese knotweed has invaded it, according to an independent surveyor.With its value falling from an estimated £305,000 to £50,000, experts have told owners Matthew Jones and Sue Banks from Broxbourne that, unless action is taken, it will be impossible to sell.They have been told 10ft (3m) of soil needs to be removed from beneath the foundations to remove the plant.The invasive weed was discovered in the garden of their new-build house in April 2009 after they had been living there for about a month.A couple of months later it was found growing in the dining room.
Read rest here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-15461880