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Man gets the same tattoo as his rescue dog… and is trolled because it’s the symbol for being NEUTERED
Elderly man killed in house fire overnight 'was a very highly regarded person all his life'
Outraged daughter is handed a £2k bill for staying at her mum’s
Harry Potter’s childhood home is on the market for £995k and it boasts six bedrooms, FOUR bathrooms and a stable
Video shows bobcat attack man, German shepherd on Arizona street
Boy (3) rushed to hospital for surgery after he was bitten by a dog in his back garden
Clean eating guru 'Deliciously Ella' gets called out for poisonous decorations on wedding cake
Fraudster dumped dead animals in field after being paid thousands by grieving pet owners to give them a proper cremation
2017-09-29 14:34:46 A fraudster who dumped dead animals to rot in a field despite being paid by grieving pet owners to cremate them properly has been ordered to pay £75,000 or face jail. Emma Bent, 42, was previously jailed after the corpses of several dogs were discovered in a field in 2009. Police found she had promised owners who contacted her business, Peak Pet Cremation, that their pets would be given a dignified send-off   Read More ...
Pet owners fuming with Sainsbury's after peckish pooches gobbled harmful promotional chocolate sent in post
2017-09-27 21:33:56 Pet owners are fuming with Sainsbury’s after their dogs ate promotional chocolate sent in the post. The supermarket posted Green & Black’s bars as an unsolicited gift to customers. But some of the candy, toxic to animals, was eaten by dogs after dropping through letterboxes. Dan Dugdale’s miniature dachshunds Susie, seven, and Humphrey, six, needed emergency vet treatment. Dan, 27, from Wetherby, West Yorks, said: “There was dog mess everywhere   Read More ...
Man gets the same tattoo as his rescue dog… and is trolled because it’s the symbol for being NEUTERED
2017-09-27 11:33:31 A MAN who got the same tattoo as his rescue dog may have made a paw decision... after he was trolled relentlessly by people pointing out that the symbol means he's been neutered. Chris Mendiola, 26, got his pet dog Bear in 2010 - but when he adopted him he noticed that the puppy had a small tattoo on its underbelly   Read More ...
Pampered pet owners share hilarious snaps of their spoilt little darlings… and some of them are truly ridiculous
2017-09-23 16:02:51 US Brits are a nation of animal lovers – but some pet owners have been known to take their adoration of their furry friends to the extreme. In November 2016 a shocking report revealed we fork out £10.6billion on our dogs every year, with the average owner splurging £1,252 annually. We dread to think what these pampered pet owners have splashed out on their spoilt little darlings   Read More ...
Confused dog doesn't know how stairs work after seeing them for the first time in owner's new home
2017-09-20 13:34:41 Moving house is an exciting, if stressful, time. Packing your life into boxes from the place you called home is only made fun by knowing you're going onto something new. For these two pet dogs, new is definitely exciting, as they explore their new surroundings after their owner moved. But for one pooch, a lifetime in a flat has left him unable to understand how stairs work   Read More ...
Paintings by French impressionists Monet, Renoir coming to Singapore in November
2017-09-20 12:04:29 The National Gallery Singapore will be exhibiting key works by legendary French impressionist painters Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, among others, from 16 November to 11 March 2018. Entitled “Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay”, the exhibition will feature works from the world-renowned French museum Musee d’Orsay. The collection includes key paintings by the founder of French impressionism Claude Monet, as well as other legendary French painters such as Renoir, Edouard Manet and Paul Cezanne   Read More ...
Man tries to use his cat to catch a rat - but it doesn't quite go to plan
2017-09-15 23:07:02 Anyone who grew up watching Tom and Jerry might think having a cat around is the perfect weapon against vermin like mice and rats. But this pet owner found his cat was just as spooked by a rat in the bathroom as he was. In a hilarious clip , which has emerged online, the teenage boy starts by showing off to the camera about what he is about to do   Read More ...
Hunt for giant pet cat so powerful it tore through a chicken wire fence to escape
2017-09-14 05:08:51 One of Britain's biggest pet cats is missing after breaking free from a 'secure' back garden in Devon. Merlin, a 20lb Maine Coon, is so powerful he managed to bend chicken wire and pop metal fixings to break free. The muscular moggy disappeared just three days after being given a home by John Gould and wife Lisa, who have five other cats   Read More ...
Handbags named as one of the eight germ hotspots in YOUR home — as we reveal worst offenders from sponges to remotes and toothbrushes
2017-09-08 11:04:09 NEVER mind the toilet seat - toothbrushes, remote controls and even handbags are the worst places in the home for germs, according to a new guide by household experts. All are among a list naming the eight ‘germiest’ hotspots in a typical household alongside towels, sponges and other everyday items. Toilets, kitchen worktops and other notorious bacteria breeding grounds regularly get blitzed during household chores but it is the less obvious places that require more attention, revealed the report   Read More ...
Vintage tools display at Helmsley Walled Garden
2017-09-07 12:18:31 VINTAGE gardening tools and beehives go on display in Helmsley Walled Garden's Orchid House from September 17 to 24 alongside produce grown in the garden. Garden manager Julie Lawrence said: "There is still so much to see in September and we want to show people that gardens can still be full of interest even as we head into October.“   Read More ...
Pregnant mum-of-three went into early labour and wet herself 'after Iceland refused to let her use staff toilet'
2017-09-06 15:35:51 A heavily-pregnant mum claims she was refused access to staff toilets in Iceland - causing her to wet herself and go into labour later that evening. Danielle Cull says she was not allowed to use the staff bathroom at the supermarket's branch in Caerphilly, south Wales, despite being 38 weeks pregnant and telling them she was in excruciating pain and urgently needed to use the loo   Read More ...
Dog walkers could be hit with £1,000 fines if they leave home without poo bags to pick up after pets
2017-09-05 10:32:45 if they leave home without poo bags to pick up after their pets. Pet owners could be asked to prove they have come out prepared or end up in court under new town hall rules. Council chiefs in Manchester are also considering banning people walking more than four dogs at any time, the Manchester Evening News reports. Under the new rules, which would cover all the city's parks if introduced, walkers would need to carry "means to pick up mess" unless they have a "reasonable excuse"   Read More ...
Pregnant woman, 2 young sons killed in house fire
2017-09-04 02:04:25 HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — A pregnant woman and her two young sons were killed when a fire tore through their home late Saturday night. State police in Berks County said the fire was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in a home in Hamburg, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Harrisburg. Thick smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the structure   Read More ...
Pregnant woman, 2 young sons killed in house fire
2017-09-04 01:40:54 HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — A pregnant woman and her two young sons were killed when a fire tore through their home late Saturday night. State police in Berks County said the fire was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in a home in Hamburg, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Harrisburg. Thick smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the structure   Read More ...
Pregnant woman, 2 young boys killed in house fire
2017-09-03 22:05:06 HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman and her two young children were killed in a fast-moving house fire in Pennsylvania. State police in Berks County said the fire was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in a home in Hamburg, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Harrisburg. Thick smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the structure   Read More ...
Pregnant woman, 2 children killed in house fire
2017-09-03 18:34:13 HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman and her two young children were killed in a fast-moving house fire in Pennsylvania. State police in Berks County said the fire was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in a home in Hamburg, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Harrisburg. Thick smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the structure   Read More ...
Pregnant woman, 2 children killed in house fire
2017-09-03 18:09:41 HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman and her two young children were killed in a fast-moving house fire in Pennsylvania. State police in Berks County said the fire was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in a home in Hamburg, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Harrisburg. Thick smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the structure   Read More ...
State police: Mother, 2 children killed in house fire
2017-09-03 11:07:44 HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — A mother and two children have been killed in a house fire in Pennsylvania. The fire broke out late Saturday night at a home in Hamburg, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of the state capital of Harrisburg. Thick smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the structure. The Reading Eagle (http://bit.ly/2gur6h3 ) reports state police confirmed the deaths early Sunday morning   Read More ...
State police: Mother, 2 children killed in house fire
2017-09-03 11:06:23 HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — A mother and two children have been killed in a house fire in Pennsylvania. The fire broke out late Saturday night at a home in Hamburg, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of the state capital of Harrisburg. Thick smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the structure. The Reading Eagle (http://bit.ly/2gur6h3 ) reports state police confirmed the deaths early Sunday morning   Read More ...
Elderly man killed in house fire overnight 'was a very highly regarded person all his life'
2017-09-02 15:37:12 The man, understood to be 86 years of age, died after his home outside Buttevant in north Cork caught fire last night. Another man, aged in his 40s and understood to the gentleman's nephew, was injured in the fire. He was rescued from the house and taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. His injures are not thought to be life threatening   Read More ...
Faulty Hotpoint tumble dryer ‘most likely’ caused flat fire that killed two men… so here’s how to keep YOUR home safe
2017-09-02 14:03:16 A FAULTY Hotpoint tumble dryer "most likely" caused a fire that killed two men as they slept, a coroner has ruled. Bernard Hender, 19, and Doug McTavish, 39, died following the blaze at a flat in Llanrwst, North Wales. It is understood to be the first time a faulty Whirlpool appliance has been blamed for a death in court. A five-day inquest into their deaths heard clashing evidence over whether the dryer was to blame for the double tragedy   Read More ...
Amazing six bedroom house for sale comes with extra special feature hidden away in the back garden
2017-09-01 13:34:09 An amazing six bedroom home is up for sale - and it comes with an extra special feature hidden away in the back garden. The six bedroom detached house is full of period features and has been refurbished to a high standard. But it's what is out at the back of the property that really sets it apart. On the market for a guide price of £799,995, the stunning property comes with it's very own treehouse, set in a beautiful garden, that also comes with a workshop and double detached cart lodge   Read More ...
Life-saving heart surgery a success for 'smallest puppy'
2017-09-01 11:33:24 Vets have performed life-saving heart surgery on what is believed to be the smallest dog to undergo the procedure. Yorkshire terrier Jago was born with a heart valve defect, but at 3lb (1.4kg) was too small for vets in Cambridgeshire to treat. They had to wait until he was 5lb (2.4kg) to insert a balloon catheter. Although specialists perform this operation Jago is the smallest patient "to our knowledge", said vets at Dick White Referrals   Read More ...
Outraged daughter is handed a £2k bill for staying at her mum’s
2017-08-31 17:04:54 A WOMAN was left outraged after her own mum charged her an itemised bill for staying at her house, despite the fact that she had been paying for her mortgage - and home improvements - for months before. Taking to Mumsnet, the shocked woman, who lives abroad, revealed that she'd been charged the itemised bill after deciding to stay with her mother when she visited her in the UK   Read More ...
Boy savagely mauled by Staffordshire bull terrier screamed "I’m going to die, love you" to his mum during frenzied attack
2017-08-31 09:34:00 These horrific injuries were suffered by a boy who screamed to his mum "I’m going to die, I love you" as he was mauled by a dog. The schoolboy's mum said she was physically sick when she saw her son's gaping wounds which left him needing 50 stitches and scarred for life. The victim was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier in Walton on June 3   Read More ...
Victim in Chilliwack German Shepherd attack says dog owner showed lack of compassion
2017-08-31 05:02:26 A B.C. woman says she suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a dog and she wants to know why more hasn’t been done to protect the public.Breanna Bray says she was attacked by a German Shepherd last Thursday night while on a walk near her boyfriend’s Chilliwack home.She said the owner called the dog off but he tried to downplay the incident   Read More ...
Warning for pet-owners after six cats are injured in spate of shootings
2017-08-29 12:09:22 Pet-owners are being warned to be on their guard after a spate of cat shootings in a Rochdale village. In the past month at least six cats have been injured by air rifle pellets in Newhey. All the attacks are thought to have taken place within a few hundred yards of the village’s Metrolink stop. In one of the most serious incidents a one-year-old female cat, named Macy, lost an eye after being shot in the face   Read More ...
Otis: Photo Of German Shepherd Carrying His Own Bag Of Dog Food After Texas Hurricane Goes Wildly Viral
2017-08-27 18:42:13 Otis the German shepherd, carried his own bag of dog food away from the rising flood waters created by Hurricane Harvey. The photo of the Sinton, Texas dog that got loose when the hurricane hit the region on Friday evening has gone viral and captured the hearts of America. Salvador Segovia, 65, said Otis, his grandson Carter’s dog, got loose and fled from the city – with a big bag of dog food clutched carefully in his mouth   Read More ...
Pet rabbit and dog spark house fires in Cleveland
2017-08-27 16:33:03 Pets caused two house fires in the space of a week, sparking a warning to owners by Cleveland Fire Brigade. During the first, in Stockton, a rabbit chewed through the flex of a tumble drier, starting a small fire. In Middlesbrough, a dog jumped up and knocked on a cooker ring which ignited a bag of rubbish left on top of the hob   Read More ...
The Green House Effect...Here are some decorating ideas to bring the outdoors indoors
2017-08-23 12:04:48 Tropical leaf prints are everywhere we look - clothing outlets, interior design shops, cafes... it is no wonder that we are ready to include something of the like at home. But before laying down that table cloth, or bedspread, see how else you want to bring the outdoors in and create new life to a room. Adding indoor plants or tropical decorations to any space brings instant change, but there are lots of ways in which to do it that don't include typical vases and pots   Read More ...
Mum’s heartbreak after her boy, 4, died in a house fire ‘started when a floor-lamp set a pile of clothes alight in his messy bedroom’
2017-08-22 14:33:38 A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy was killed in a house fire after clothes caught fire in his bedroom, an inquest was told. Jac Evan Davies was asleep in a bunk bed with his sister Kelsey, six, on the night of the blaze. Meanwhile mother Jenny Davies was asleep in the room with his 11-month-old brother Andrew. But assistant coroner Aled Grufydd heard how Miss Davies, 29, woke up in the middle of the night as she felt sick, reports Wales Online   Read More ...
Horrified couple return home to find their beloved dogs in a pool of blood after being stabbed, strangled and HANGED by mystery intruder
2017-08-15 19:05:05 A HORRIFIED couple found their beloved dogs lying in a ‘pool of blood’ after they were tragically beaten, stabbed and hanged. Ben Winstanley, and his partner Paula Harrison, left their two Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Dexter and Tim, in their back garden – protected by a 6ft fence. But Mr Winstanley’s parents later entered his property and found the dogs completely covered in blood   Read More ...
'It was like a horror film': Family find home covered in blood after pet dog attacks intruder
2017-08-15 12:33:55 A family have described the horrifying moment they returned home to a blood bath after their pet dog mauled an intruder. Tristan Murrin returned to scenes "like a horror film" inside his house in Ashbrooke, Chesterfield County, Virginia with blood splattered across the walls. He said he knew something was wrong when he was greeted by Oden, his German Shepherd, who was unharmed   Read More ...
Guide dog puppy Finn named after 'hero' police dog
2017-08-14 14:04:42 A guide dog puppy has a lot to live up to after being named in honour of a police dog almost killed while protecting his handler. German shepherd Finn and PC Dave Wardell were stabbed in Stevenage. During his recovery the officer raised £5,000 to name and sponsor a guide dog. Six-week-old Finn - also a German shepherd - is now officially in training for the charity Guide Dogs   Read More ...
COLUMN: Gardening with Tricia Harris of Helmsley Walled Garden
2017-08-12 12:14:47 WELL the dahlias are in and the hot border is providing a fire cracker of a display. Courgettes and cabbages are coming in thick and fast from the kitchen garden and the beans and beetroot are not far behind. But when you have cropped your courgettes or your beetroot or your spring bulbs are over in your borders what do you do? Do you have plants that grow out to fill the space, or do things look a bit scrappy   Read More ...
Harry Potter’s childhood home is on the market for £995k and it boasts six bedrooms, FOUR bathrooms and a stable
2017-08-10 21:04:32 HARRY Potter fans can now get their hands on the ultimate piece of merchandise - the young wizard's childhood home. That is, if they happen to have nearly £1 million to spare. The stunning De Vere House, which featured in the seventh and penultimate film of the series - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One - is on the market for £995,000   Read More ...
Inside horror house 'waist high in faeces' as dozens of cats and ferret rescued after being 'left to fend for themselves'
2017-08-10 15:05:24 A pet owner has been banned from keeping animals for life after dozens of cats and a ferret were rescued from a house "waist high" in faeces. Horrific footage shows RSPCA inspectors making their way through the home in Hillsway, Shirebrook, and finding filth in the rooms as well as animal faeces smeared up the walls and on furniture. Empty cat food cartons are seen discarded in one room with animal cages stacked up and caked in dirt   Read More ...
The Cheshire Game and Country Fair hosts unique family dog show - with awards for 'ASBO Dog' and the dog who looks most like its owner
2017-08-09 16:08:26 This bank holiday weekend there's a one of a kind dog show taking place - and it's set to get tails wagging. Especially for dogs who don't quite cut it for Crufts - as the Gillies Leap Fun Dog Show gives every pooch the chance to be a winner. Taking place at the Cheshire Game and Country Fair from August 26 -28, each day 20 dogs will be selected to take part in the show and top judges will decide which canine is worthy of the crown   Read More ...
Dog walker hacked to death in almost the exact same spot in remote woodlands where another pensioner pet owner was raped 20 years ago
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New home design will 'save consumers money'
2017-08-09 07:34:00 A design concept which turns homes into power stations has the potential to cut household fuel bills by more than 60%, according to a report. Last year, Swansea University's SPECIFIC innovation centre unveiled the UK's first energy-positive classroom. Now plans have been approved which will see the same approach adopted in 16 new homes to be built by social housing group Pobl, in Neath Port Talbot   Read More ...