Silicon alley cats tagged

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Microchip technology is among the weapons in use as the Army and RSPCA join forces to promote pet welfare at a military base.

A campaign is being launched at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, where there is a particular problem with stray pet cats. It will involve grain of rice-sized microchips being inserted under the skin of the animals, enabling them to be reunited with their owners The campaign will involve leafleting, visiting schools, and having displays at strategic places.

Mellor puts the boot in on air

The Football Association last night accused Conservative MP and football pundit David Mellor of "bully-boy tactics" after the former National Heritage secretary turned an interview about the new England kit into a public inquisition.

FA commercial director Phil Carling was invited on to Mellor's Radio 5 Live 606 show to talk about the decision to launch the new England strip in January, just a few weeks after Christmas. But Mr Carling found himself accused of "treating fans like idiots" as he tried to argue his case. Mr Mellor angrily accused the FA of ripping off fans.

West moved

to new prison

Mass murderer Rosemary West has been temporarily moved to London's Holloway Prison. She had been in the top-security Durham prison since her Winchester Crown Court conviction more than a year ago on 10 counts of murder.

. Single winner

scoops lottery

One ticket scooped Saturday night's pounds 11.7 million National Lottery jackpot. The numbers were 16, 33, 34, 43, 46, 49 and bonus ball was 47.