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August 16, 2018 7:00 AM Exotic animals pay a visit to dementia centre

A HOST of exotic creatures paid a visit to a Rochford centre for people with young onset dementia. Members, staff and volunteers from Peaceful Place in Dalys Road spent the day with the animals from RC Exotics, an animal shelter on Canvey. The furry, and not so furry, visitors included a giant continental rabbit, puppies, baby rats, an African grey parrot 8

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Killing rats could save coral reefs

The much maligned rat is not a creature many would associate with coral reefs. But scientists studying reefs on tropical islands say the animals directly threaten the survival of these ecosystems. A team working on the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean found that invasive rats on the islands are a "big problem" for coral reefs. Rats decimate seabird 14

June 26, 2018 1:09 AM I wish I had chance to tackle medal thieves, says angry war hero, 98

COWARDLY thieves broke into the home of a 98-year-old war veteran and stole his medals. John Seal was asleep when the intruders pounced. He said he wishes he had been awake to tackle them over his mementoes. Mr Seal was bestowed with five medals including an honour from the South African Air Force for his work helping to direct the Spitfire ground attack 11

June 21, 2018 1:34 PM Rats break into ATM, munch through $18,000 in cash

Indian police on Thursday said rats nibbled through more than a million rupees of banknotes after busting into a cash machine in the country's northeast. The rodent heist in Assam state was only detected by bank officials after locals complained that the ATM was faulty and had stopped dispensing cash, police in Tinkusia district told AFP. "The bank officials 11

June 15, 2018 11:47 AM Rat cafe launched at the York Dungeon

Enjoy a cup of tea, a slice of cake and a cuddle with a rodent at York Dungeon's newest event. The city centre attraction has launched a rat cafe to banish any myths about rats being carriers of the plague. And the event, hosted in partnership with the Yorkshire Rat Club, has already been a sell-out success. York Dungeon's marketing executive, Simon 10

May 3, 2018 4:54 PM Back for another slice! Pizza rat is spotted dragging a cheese pie through the subway tracks by a horrified commuter

The pizza rat is back for another slice of cheese after a New York commuter spotted the rodent scurrying down the subway tracks. This time, the rat was dragging the pizza along the 6 train subway line at Lexington Avenue-59th Street in Manhattan. One horrified commuter posted the 37-second long video on Instagram showing the rat battle to carry the slice 6

April 17, 2018 10:53 AM Diets put on hold until this World War 3 thing is figured out

THE looming threat of World War III has led to millions of diets being put on hold. The Institute for Studies found that despite the desire to have a ‘beach body’ for the summer, people are now thinking that being forced to eat nothing but rats and old newspapers in a post-apocalyptic wasteland would be sufficiently ‘low carb’. Dieter, Emma Bradford 21

March 15, 2018 4:58 PM Chemical in sugar may cause diabetes by derailing metabolism, study finds

Diabetes could be caused by a chemical in sugar - turning the condition on its head, according to new research. If true, scientists say high blood glucose levels would be an affect - rather than the cause - of the disease. Experiments on flies found found large amounts of the metabolite MG (methylglyoxal) led to the typical diabetic disturbances of the metabolism 29

January 2, 2018 3:22 PM Defeat of plague of 'pirate' rats that drove Galápagos giant tortoises to edge of extinction

Invasion of rats to Duncan Island caused the tortoise population to fall into decline. For the first time in a more than a century, officials have confirmed that several giant tortoises from the critically endangered species C. duncanensis have been born naturally on an island in the Galápagos archipelago. The introduction of black and brown rats to Duncan 34

November 23, 2017 3:14 PM Angry man cruelly kills a bread-stealing rat by tying it up, feeding it with strong wine then burning it alive

A man in south-west China tortured a tiny rat after catching it stealing his bread. Mr Shi tied up the rodent and force-fed it with a bottle of Baijiu, a super-strong alcoholic drink. The rat was then burnt to death as its limbs got bound to a plastic mesh board. Mr Shi, from Maguan, Yunnan Province, apparently filmed the cruel punishment as he carried 5