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In the aftermath of the RSPCA's successful private prosecution of the Cotswolds' Heythrop Hunt – which saw an entire hunt charged, for the first time, and two prominent members also fined – the charity has come in for quite a drubbing. It is time, then, for a show of support.

Richard Sumner, left, and Julian Barnsfield at court yesterday

David Cameron's local hunt fined £26,300 for illegal fox hunting

David Cameron’s favourite fox hunt, and David Cameron's favourite huntsman, were both fined for illegal hunting today in a case which will embarrass the Prime Minister.

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Too much of the food served by the NHS fails welfare standards

Puppies ‘kept in buckets’ by traders arrested for internet dog trafficking

More than 80 puppies have been seized by police during an investigation into dog trafficking and the alleged sale of dogs on the internet.

More than 80 puppies seized by police investigating dog trafficking after being found in “shocking” conditions

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Risk of more flooding over the next few days, warns Environment Agency

Figures showed some 1,600 properties had flooded since yesterday, while flood defences had protected more than 54,000 homes.

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A man who put his cat in a tumble drier and posted the footage on YouTube has been jailed.

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