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News – Rats blamed for massive fire near Southampton

It is thought rats are to blame for a huge fire that destroyed three coaches and three minibuses at a coach company operations centre. The blaze broke out at an operations centre in Hedge End, near Southampton on the evening … Continue reading

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News – Are cat flea infestations increasing?

BBC Radio 4’s consumer programme You and Yours has been flooded with reports of cat flea infestations following its broadcast on this topic last month. Articles have also appeared in the national press and on the BBC News website, with some of … Continue reading

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News – Retired civil servant pleads guilty in squirrel shooting case

On 17 January, Stockport Magistrates’ Court heard that Mr Worthington, known locally as ‘the verminator’, trapped the squirrel and shot it twice at point-blank range with a .22. He assumed it was dead, and went out shopping. On discovering it … Continue reading

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Latest fox attack reignites whole urban fox debate

Urban foxes have once again hit the national headlines following the reported attack on a four-week old baby boy in Bromley, London. The story, broken by the Mail on Sunday in its 10 February edition, made the front page and has since … Continue reading

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