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Puppy love: Male dog guards...
September 25, 2013

By | They're supposed to be man's best friends, but as these two prove, dogs have just as much love for each other as they do for us. Here are the pictures which show the devotion of one male dog who spent 10 hours guarding a female who had fallen down a deep gutter in southern China's Hunan province. The white male's barking woke up Peng Xuemei, 77, who looked out of her window in Changsha and saw the animal standing by a gutter while another black dog cowered at the bottom.

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The doomed dogs of war: What happens to military dogs when...
September 21, 2013
Now living in leafy Cheshire that threat is long gone but the 12-year-old labrador-spaniel cross hasn't forgotten his training. Each morning Treo searches every room in the house for non-existent explosives and it's the same if he is ever visiting another property. Treo is one of the lucky ones. It just happened that he and his handler Dave Heyhoe were due to leave the military at...
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Female teachers at Islamic school 'made to sign contract...
September 20, 2013
By | 101 shares 176 View comments Female teachers at a Muslim school have been told to cover their heads with Islamic scarves during school hours - even if they are not Muslim. Staff at Al-Madinah School, Derby , claim they have been told to sign new contracts agreeing to wear hijabs and even make girls sit at the back of classes. The Muslim faith school, which caters for 200 students aged four...
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Why do these Tories think they can rule on marriage?
May 22, 2013
I am of the view that nobody's sex life is of concern to anybody else. OK, if you're cheating on your wife, that's of concern to your wife; if you're pregnant by someone other than your partner, that's a legitimate objection for your partner to raise, and maybe the offspring of that infidelity will have something to say about it down the line. You leave your husband?...
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Family of dog attack victim...
August 06, 2013

The stepfather of a teenage girl mauled to death by a pack of dogs has welcomed proposals for life jail terms for owners of killer canines, but has warned more needs to be done to prevent an "epidemic" of attacks sweeping the country. Jade Lomas-Anderson, 14, was savaged by four dogs - believed to be two bull mastiffs and two Staffordshire bull terriers - as she was visiting the home of a friend near Wigan in March. Her stepfather Michael Anderson, 34, said plans for higher sentences for irrespo

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Prince William's guard dogs from days working on Anglesey...
September 18, 2013
Two dogs that were used to provide extra security for Prince William while he at RAF Valley have been put down, just days after he finished working there. The Ministry of Defence confirmed that Bruce, a Belgian Shepherd, and Blade, a German Shepherd, were euthanised after the prince completed his final shift as a search and rescue pilot at the Anglesey base. But a spokesman described the timing...
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Pet dogs get flying lessons
September 11, 2013
Security checks and bumpy air are all in a day's training at a Hollywood film studio to prepare dogs for a safe and calm flight. The Air Hollywood class is billed as the first in a real fuselage on a sound stage with a simulator that mimics take-off, turbulence and landing. Hollywood extras create crowds and chaos that come with terminals, luggage carts and the blare announcing arrivals,...
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Pakistan's female election candidates have bags of...
May 09, 2013
When Pakistan's new foreign minister arrived in India for talks in 2011 it triggered a media storm on both sides of the border -not because of policy but a Birkin bag. Hina Rabbani Khar, at 34 Pakistan's youngest and first female foreign minister, was put under international scrutiny for her pearl necklaces, Cavalli sunglasses and expensive handbags. "A guy in my place would never...
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Best of friends... the deaf and blind dogs who are each...
August 06, 2013
Each has never been more at ease than when they are together. Zach Skow The caring canines were abandoned as puppies but became best friends soon after they were both rescued by a dog shelter. Completely blind Dillon, a two-year-old Border Collie cross, was dropped off at a dog boarding kennel and never picked up again. And Eve, a deaf Catahoula Leopard Dog mix - who also has one eye missing -...
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LinkedIn faces accusations of sexism after they take down...
August 04, 2013
By | LinkedIn, the job social networking site, has found itself at the center of a sexism storm after it pulled down ad posts of a woman they deemed too attractive to be a real-life web-engineer. The controversy began when developer networking platform Toptal posted a series of advertisements onto LinkedIn aimed at the web-engineering sector. However, LinkedIn quickly disabled the ads with no...
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It’s amazing what dogs can do
August 22, 2013
While we have long regarded the animal as man's best friend the sheer scale of its abilities are still being discovered. This week research from the University of Bristol revealed that canines can act as life savers by spotting the low blood sugar levels of diabetes sufferers before they reach the danger point. Dogs perform many other important services for humans as we reveal here. But...
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