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Mystery over prize budgie deaths at show

Bird lovers and exhibitors watched on in horror as 38 prize budgies keeled over and died during a show.

Pet charity PDSA makes £1m from tax back scheme

Veterinary charity PDSA has announced it is £1 million better off thanks to its supporters signing up to tax-back scheme Gift Aid.

Man jailed for drowning partner's dog

A man has been jailed after drowning his partner's dog in the kitchen sink while drunk, the RSPCA said today.

Demands grow for 'weapon dogs' to be brought to heel

Number of dangerous pets seized by police has doubled in the last year

Firefighters in six-hour rescue of pet duck

Firefighters "went beyond the call of duty" during the six-hour rescue of a pet duck from a water pipe, its grateful owner said today.

Win a doggy weekend away

And they call it puppy love...

Luxury hotels for VIP dogs beat strays crisis

Taipei's dogs are living it up at hotels, complete with VIP suites and pools, that aim to ease the problem of strays that has plagued the city for decades.

'Poopless Pets' set to be top dog for Christmas

Argos have announced their predictions for the best selling toys this Christmas - which include a talking hamster and an electronic kitten.

World's oldest dog dies at 147

A dachshund that held the record as the world's oldest dog has died at 21 - or 147 in dog years.

Hair of the dog excites scientists

Just three genes determine why the coats of sleek Beagles and shaggy sheepdogs look so different, say scientists.

Lost dog 'fell off the back of a lorry'

A boxer dog which fell off the back of a lorry after a 1,300-mile trip from Spain is being made an internet star in a bid to reunite it with its owner.

Youths attack ugly dog contest winner

One of Britain's ugliest dogs is recovering today after he was attacked by a gang of youths who pulled out his only clump of hair, his owner said.

RSPCA warns dog-lovers to beware of pet-shop puppy traffickers

Families planning to buy a new puppy for the kids during the summer holidays are being urged to do their homework before rushing off to the pet shop.

Luxury ice cream - just for dogs

A new range of luxury ice cream has been developed - just for dogs.

Missing dog found after two years

A Jack Russell turned up two years after she went missing and more than 60 miles from home, a vet said today.

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Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee