Perdita Rose

Perdita Rose

Perdita is a David Austin rose, and one of the first I planted in my garden, some ten years ago. The buds are pinkish, and the flowers open as a blush color and then grow whiter as they mature. It doesn't grow as large as my other roses, but I have it at the end of the row, where it is not overshadowed by its more raucous cousins.

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Meet the ‘courtroom dogs’ who help child crime victims tell their stories

Meet the 'courtroom dogs' who help child crime victims tell their stories

Getting child crime victims to open up is never easy for investigators and asking them to tell their stories to a jury can be brutally traumatizing. To help these kids overcome their fears, some courtrooms across the country are employing comfort dogs, canine companions who take the stand alongside them to calm and bolster their spirits. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports.

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David Mitchell buries latest manuscript for a hundred years

David Mitchell buries latest manuscript for a hundred years

Mitchell is the second contributor to the Scottish artist Katie Paterson’s Future Library project, for which 1,000 trees were planted two years ago in Oslo’s Nordmarka forest. Starting with Margaret Atwood, who last year handed over the manuscript of a text called Scribbler Moon, each year for the next 100 years an author will deliver a piece of writing which will only be read in 2114, when the trees are chopped down to make paper on which the 100 texts will be printed.

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