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Colonel Meow, the cat with the longest fur in the world and the brooding face of an evil genius, has sadly passed away.

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Cat-swinging case thrown out

The case against a man accused of swinging a cat by its tail in the street was thrown out of court today because of a lack of evidence.

Someone's late for dinner at Wes Anderson's 1965 scout camp, set in New Penzance

Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson, 100 mins, 12A

Two romantic runaways from scout camp try to keep ahead of the all-star posse on their trail

My Secret Life: Polly Morgan, 32, artist

My parents were... My mum was a grafter and my dad very imaginative. I hope I've inherited both those qualities.

Laboratory dog cages could be made smaller

The size of cages holding beagles awaiting experiments could be reduced under new Government proposals, animal welfare campaigners warned yesterday.

Joan Smith: Is this how people should treat their pets?

Dr Johnson was famously sniffy about dogs walking on their hind legs. So I'm not sure he'd have been entranced by Pudsey, the mop-haired pooch whose owner swept up a £500,000 prize at the weekend. Ashleigh Butler, who's 17, has trained her collie-cross to dance on his hind legs, and their barn-storming performance took them to victory in the final of Britain's Got Talent.

Is there much of a difference between novelty dog acts and circus animals?

Win a Canon DSLR camera and lens

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It's a catch-22: the endangered jaguar eats the rare turtle

It is the conservationist's catch-22: what to do when one endangered species eats another. Research by environmentalists shows that jaguars, themselves at risk of extinction, are increasingly preying on endangered turtle species.

Conservationist's catch-22: What to do when one endangered species starts eating another

It is the conservationist’s catch-22: what to do when one endangered species starts eating another. That is the problem facing environmentalists whose research shows that jaguars, themselves at risk of extinction, are increasingly preying on endangered turtle species.

British tourist survives attack by cheetahs

A British tourist has spoken of her "nightmare" attack by two cheetahs when she tried to protect a young girl from the large cats.

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Pyjama Party: Tunic £48, warehouse.co.uk

Time to develop your prints

Even the most minimally minded can't fail to be seduced by pattern this spring. Rebecca Gonsalves rounds up some of the finest on offer

Littered with kitties: the internet has spawned an entire culture of feline worship

Trending: Why we're cool for cats

We give them silly names, love to watch their antics and attach human characteristics to them. What is it about cats that makes them the most popular animals on the net?

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