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Monthly Archives: September 2010

  • Tips to load your caravan safely
  • 16 September 2010 | 0 Comments
  • It is common sense, but it is important to load your caravan properly to ensure a safe trip and to keep other road users free from danger. The most important tip is to keep heavy items low, above the axle, such as awning, mains electrics cable and outdoor furniture. Spread medium-weight items a little further than the axle such as … More

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  • Dog licensing … a good idea?
  • 13 September 2010 | 0 Comments
  • Most European countries have some form of dog licence or registration and the RSPCA has called for dog licences to be brought back in the UK. According to the animal welfare group it will not only help to reduce the number of strays, but stop irresponsible dog breeding in the UK. David Bowles from the RSPCA commented: ‘A dog licence … More

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  • Imported horse has rare swamp fever
  • 10 September 2010 | 0 Comments
  • A horse imported from Norway to Northumberland has tested positive for a rare type of swamp flu – so rare that it is only the second case reported in 30 years. The name of the rare flu is Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) which affects horses, mules and donkeys; causing fever, anaemia, emaciation and even death. Transmitted via blood, the disease … More

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  • Lucky Black Jack
  • 9 September 2010 | 0 Comments
  • Rotherham cat, Jack was rushed to hospital when he got impaled on a metal spike of a rusty fence and fire-fighters had to cut him free. He was rushed to the vet with the metal spear still in his leg and received an emergency operation to remove it. The black moggy had a large section of his fur shaved and … More

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  • Getty Images funds 9 photographers to develop their work
  • 8 September 2010 | 0 Comments
  • Giant stock photo agency, Getty Images has given £120,000 in funding to five established and four student photojournalists in its latest round of Grant for Editorial funding scheme. Professional photographers Stefano De Luigi, Miquel Dewever-Plana, Edwin Koo, Darcy Padilla and Jerome Sessini have all been given a substantial chunk of the funding, each receiving $20,000 and editorial support from Getty … More

  • Police pooch in trouble for tweeting
  • 8 September 2010 | 0 Comments
  • West Midlands police have been criticised after setting up a Twitter page for their police dog Smithy, a 2 year old Labrador. Smithy has been posting regular tweets telling the public about his working day such as “ back home soaking wet… dinner and a nice warm kennel” and “Just heard me CSI crime fighting partner Rory has a bad … More

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