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January 10, 2019 3:14 PM Phil the pheasant a 'terror' to Norwich residents

A pheasant has staked his claim to a quiet street on a city housing estate. Named Phil by residents of Costessey in Norwich, he considers the area his territory and guards it fiercely. "Pheasants, like many wild animals are a territorial species and males will defend their territory - particularly during the mating season," the RSPCA said. It added 94

January 8, 2019 11:14 AM Dogs are being banned from PUBLIC spaces

DOG owners are on alert after a Merseyside borough made plans to ban dogs with a shock list of 117 public places issued. In a bid to clamp down on dog fouling and other incidents in the area, Wirral Council has drawn up a list of playgrounds, picnic areas and sports pitches where dogs would be forbidden. The new rules will also include areas like cemeteries 110

January 7, 2019 12:19 PM Dog sickness WARNING: Vet issues alert as nasty dog virus sweeps UK

A VET has warned dog owners of a painful bacteria infection spreading rapidly across the UK, urging pet lovers to take care of their animals. He added: "They should wash and disinfect their dog's paws after going out walking in case they pick up anything on their feet." Earlier this year, a deadly dog virus swept across the UK, with reported cases in Cumbria 100

January 6, 2019 10:32 AM Flowers can HEAR: Gardeners' habit of talking to their plants may be fruitful after all

GARDENERS such as Prince Charles who claim that talking to plants encourages them to grow have long been seen as a little potty. "Plants' ability to hear has implications way beyond pollination - plants could potentially hear and respond to herbivores, other animals, the elements, and possibly other plants," Prof Hadany added. The Prince of Wales is among 76

December 22, 2018 6:50 PM '90 percent fatal': Deadly Marburg virus discovered in west Africa for first time

MARBURG, a virus is similar to Ebola which has a 90 percent fatality rate, has been discovered in the west of the continent for the first time, triggering warnings by the US-based Center for Disease Control (CDC) about the danger of an outbreak of the fatal disease. Scientists have found the virus in Egyptian fruit bats in Sierra Leone – the first time the deadly 104

December 21, 2018 10:04 PM How old were the targets of police Tasers in your area?

Sky News asked every UK force to reveal the ages of people tasered since 2016, as well as the incidents involving animals. Sky News sent freedom of information requests to every UK force to find out the ages of people who were shot or stunned with the weapons between January 2016 and November 2018. Forces were also asked to provide the number of incidents 49

December 21, 2018 1:17 AM Eddie the sea otter: Famous slam-dunking animal dies

Eddie the sea otter, a creature that found viral fame in 2013, has passed away shortly before his 21st birthday. Oregon Zoo, where Eddie lived, confirmed he had been euthanised on Thursday morning following a decline in his health. Eddie was thought to be one of the oldest of his species in the world. His zoo say they trained the ageing animal in the sport 68

December 15, 2018 12:41 PM Chester Zoo fire: Wildlife park home to 21,000 animals EVACUATED – 'It's very upsetting'

CHESTER Zoo has been evacuated after a fire broke out in the Monsoon Forest habitat area. Visitors were forced to flee after black smoke was seen spreading across the popular attraction in the north-west just after noon. "We had two rapid response vehicles and one ambulance on the scene, all of which cleared as there were no patients," she said. "There 53

December 3, 2018 2:15 PM Phrases like 'bringing home the bacon' will go out of fashion as veganism grows, says academic

A language expert says rising concerns about animal welfare will prompt "inevitable" changes in the English language. Such expressions - which Dr Shareena Hamzah of Swansea University said came from the "power" associated with meat - would go out of fashion as awareness of vegan issues "filter through our consciousness to produce new modes of expression" 48

November 26, 2018 5:38 PM Bishop in court over claim gay people are more confused than dogs

A bishop has been taken to court in South Africa after he claimed that gay people were lower than animals—and more confused than dogs. Church member Zolani Simayi, who is from east London, said that the bishop used negative terms when speaking about gay people in the service at Seventh Day Adventist Church in KwaMagxaki. “[Maponga] further suggested 60