News Rohan Glynn with his two Dalmations and German Pointer

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Vets urge ban on adverts for antibiotics to farmers

Britain's vets called yesterday for a ban on the advertising of antibiotics to farmers to curb their overuse which is fuelling the growth of lethal strains of bacteria.

Letters: Public-sector pensions

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Intensive farming and market forces blamed for reckless practices

Intensified farming can create the perfect conditions for disease to spread and for animals to become more susceptible to illness, campaigners warn.

Scotland could introduce wild animal circus ban

Scottish Nationalists may ignore the “strong legal advice” given to the UK Government and introduce a ban on wild animals in circuses north of the border, according to officials.

Henderson to face another drugs hearing

Tiresome as it must have seemed, to one of the top jumps trainers in the land, the announcement yesterday that another of Nicky Henderson's horses has tested positive for a prohibited substance was not quite the sensation it might at first appear.

Dame Barbara Mills: Barrister who became the first female Director of Public Prosecutions

Barbara Mills was the first and so far the only woman to have reached one of Britain's most powerful judicial posts, that of Director of Public Prosecutions, and she was widely seen as a pioneer for women in the distinctly male-dominated world of the judiciary. However, her tenure saw its fair share of controversy, and Mills herself was attacked for being overbearing, bureaucratic and lacking a positive management style.

Howard Jacobson: What the Nazis failed to grasp about dogs

Why don't they tweet drivel, run marathons, fiddle their expenses or take out superinjunctions?

MRSA 'superbug' is found in British milk

A new strain of MRSA has been discovered in British milk, scientists report today.

Animal welfare groups urge PM to ban wild animals in circuses

Ten animal welfare organisations have written to the Prime Minister urging him to introduce a ban on wild animals in UK circuses.

Baby sloth hand fed after mother's milk dries

Keepers are giving round-the-clock treatment to the latest addition to a zoo's population after her mother became ill and could not produce enough milk to feed her.

Deaths linked to E.coli outbreak

Two new deaths linked to a mysterious bacterial outbreak in Europe blamed on tainted vegetables were reported today, including the first outside Germany, as the number of people falling ill continued to rise.

John Walsh: What's Marmite done to deserve this?

Of all the bloody cheek. The nation woke yesterday to the news that Denmark's Veterinary and Food Administration has gone and banned Marmite from its shelves. There was immediate outrage. On Twitter, infuriated British consumers threatened to visit supermarkets and de-shelve cans of Carlsberg, packs of Danish bacon and tins of Spam (which, though invented in the US, is made in Denmark).

Coalition claim on circuses contradicts official advice

The Coalition’s claim that it can not ban wild animals in circuses because of a potential legal challenge under human rights legislation contradicts previous official advice given to ministers, The Independent can reveal today.

Pony set on fire 'could survive'

A starving pony set on fire and left to die while tethered by the roadside in Northern Ireland could survive, it was revealed tonight.

Legal challenge used to block circus animals ban

The Government’s used a non-existent court challenge as an excuse for blocking a ban on wild animal in circuses, it was claimed today.

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