Films like Spider-Man and Ant-Man can help people overcome the fear of insects and spiders, a study has found.
An entomology professor has said false widow spiders are "harmless", after four London schools closed after sightings of the arachnids.
An infestation of venomous false widow spiders has forced the closure of four schools, with some closed for almost a month.
A man claims he drove his car into a ditch because he saw a spider sitting on the sun visor above his head
This has to be one of the dumbest attempts at smuggling in history
Biologists Martin Nyffeler and Klaus Birkhofer have worked out how much food spiders eat in a year, and it's more than you might think
A protein in the venom from Australia's funnel-web spider could help protect the brain from the damaging effects of strokes
Scientists have discovered a new species of spider, which looks just like the sorting hat in Harry Potter
A woman from Hampshire almost lost her leg after she was bitten by a spider, which caused a lump that turned black
The false widow has increased in numbers due to a mild autumn, in some severe cases bites from the spider can leave people in hospital
In case any police officers are reading, we are definitely, absolutely, 100% not making fun here