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Pet owners warned over outbreak of dog chlamydia – here’s everything you need to know

Pet owners warned over outbreak of dog chlamydia – here’s everything you need to know

Dogs are at risk of contracting chlamydia according to a prominent veterinarian surgeon. The disease which is sexually transmitted in humans can be caught by pets who come into contact with dried bird poo and bird carcasses. Vet UK managing director and vet Iain Booth warned dog owners that the disease can cause unpleasant symptoms […]

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Met Office says stratospheric warming means snow is on its way – here’s everything you need to know

Met Office says stratospheric warming means snow is on its way – here’s everything you need to know

The temperature has dipped over the past week or so across the UK – and a weather event known as a stratospheric warming means that more cold weather is now on its way. “As we reported last week, a sudden stratospheric warming has happened,” explained the Met Office. “The warming started around 22 December 2018 […]

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9 of the best mini-moon destinations in the UK

9 of the best mini-moon destinations in the UK

Organising a dream wedding can be exhausting and expensive. Once money has been spent on a venue, ceremony, dress, photographer and cake there can be little leftover for the happy couple to spend on a relaxing and romantic honeymoon. For many the mini-moon can serve as a solution to a dearth of capital and time. […]

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Pet owners advised to be vigilant after outbreak of gastroenteritis virus in dogs

Pet owners advised to be vigilant after outbreak of gastroenteritis virus in dogs

A gastroenteritis outbreak is currently affecting dogs throughout the UK, according to experts who are advising pet owners to be as vigilant as possible. The virus causes dogs to experience diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach pain. Dr John Rosie, from Derbyshire, says he has seen an increased number of gastroenteritis cases in dogs within the last […]

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BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 after a short battle with cancer

BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 after a short battle with cancer

BBC television and radio presenter Dianne Oxberry, aged 51, has died from cancer. Her family has confirmed that she died on Thursday morning (10 Jan), at the Christie hospital in Manchester. Oxberry was a well-known presenter, working on everything from current affairs programme Inside Out North West to Radio 1. After studying meteorology, Oxberry became […]

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These postcodes are the most likely to be burgled in the UK – is yours on the list?

These postcodes are the most likely to be burgled in the UK – is yours on the list?

Burglaries in the UK are on the rise, but some postcodes around the country are at higher risk of of targeting, new data has revealed. A study by price comparison website MoneySuperMarket calculated a 16 per cent national increase in rates of theft, with Henley-in-Arden (on the outskirts of Birmingham) topping the list as the […]

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Andy Murray reveals he will retire from tennis at Wimbledon or earlier – watch his tearful press conference

Andy Murray reveals he will retire from tennis at Wimbledon or earlier – watch his tearful press conference

Sir Andy Murray has revealed he plans to retire from tennis after this year’s Wimbledon – but admits he may be forced to quit the sport even earlier. In a tearful press conference at the Australian Open this morning, the Scot explained why he plans to call time on his career. “I’m not sure I’m […]

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Wetherspoons sparks outrage by serving a man the most pathetic cheesy chips ever

Wetherspoons sparks outrage by serving a man the most pathetic cheesy chips ever

Cheesy chips are the guilty pleasure of many a food fan, but one connoisseur said they were left “raging” after a branch of Wetherspoons served them a sorry excuse for the dish. Angus Scott was expecting good things when he ordered his meal at Edinburgh Airport, but was flabbergasted when he was presented with a […]

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Poundland criticised for selling ‘sexist’ marshmallows shaped like boobs and bums

Poundland criticised for selling ‘sexist’ marshmallows shaped like boobs and bums

Poundland is being accused of sexism after ‘booby’ and ‘booty’ shaped sweets were spotted in its stores. The marshmallows cost 50p, and encourage buyers to “be gentle” and “squidge” their “cheeks”. The packaging features the image of a woman clad in a revealing bikini, and describes the breast-shaped chews as “a cracking pair”. ‘Corporations create […]

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Jaguar Land Rover will cut 5,000 jobs across the UK

Jaguar Land Rover will cut 5,000 jobs across the UK

Jaguar Land Rover is to announce up to 5,000 job cuts in a business update later today (10 Jan), according to reports. The luxury car brand will primarily cut jobs in management, marketing and administrative roles, blaming “continuing uncertainty related to Brexit” for the losses. Further losses The luxury car maker employs 44,000 workers in […]

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