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Overwhelmed vets are forced to TURN AWAY animals by rush of new owners who have bought pets during lockdown and staff shortages due to Covid

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The boom in pet sales during the pandemic has meant vets are having to turn away animals away due to services being overwhelmed, it has been reported. According to by the Pet Food Manufacturers Association, three million households have acquired a pet since lockdown. But the British Veterinary Association has now warned that people should consider whether they will have access to veterinary care in their area before they buy a new dog or cat, The Sunday Times reports. According to by the Pet Food Manufacturers Association, three million households have acquired a pet since lockdown The boom in demand for pets was started during the pandemic as people had more time to spend at home The problem has been made worse due to staff shortage due to the Covid pandemic, as staff either fall ill or have to isolate. The number of veterinary surgeons has also fallen after Brexit as Britain only let in 155 EU vets this year as opposed to 533 in 2019, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons said.

Republican Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West's wife is arrested for 'driving while intoxicated with her young grandson'

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PICTURED: Angela Graham-West, wife of Republican Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West was arrested for driving while intoxicated with her young grandson in the car Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West's wife has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence on Friday night. West is said to be 'beyond livid' with the Dallas Police Department for the arrest which he insists was wrongful and that his wife was sober at the time.  Angela Graham-West, 61, was driving home from dinner at P.F. Changs with her three-month-old grandson, Jaxton, when she was pulled over for a traffic violation at around 8.45p.m. Friday night in Dallas County, leading to an officer to suspect that she was intoxicated before performing a field sobriety test on her. After the breathalyzer test, which her husband says 'came up negative', Graham-West was charged with 'Driving While Intoxicated with a Child under 15 Years Old' and stayed in jail overnight before her releas

Venice will charge tourists €10 and get them to book a timeslot to enter city centre under new plans to control influx of visitors

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Venice is planning to change rules for visitors by 2022, including charging for access and setting entrance quotas. The Italian city is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations and measures to control the influx of tourists has been debated for years. But according to Italian newspaper Stampa, visitors may have to reserve access in advance and there could be turnstiles installed at the main access points of the city's historical centre. The Italian city is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations and measures to control the influx of tourists has been debated for years Visitors may have to reserve access in advance and there could be turnstiles installed at the main access points The move has proved to be controversial as city councillor Marco Gasparinetti said it will turn Venice into a 'theme park,' according to the newspaper. According to Bloomberg, entry into Venice could cost 3 euros (£2.58), to 10 euros (£8.59), depending on the season

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, 79, and his wife Jacqueline, 77, are hospitalized with COVID in Chicago: Former presidential candidate is fully vaccinated

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson, 79, and his wife, Jacqueline, 77, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement Saturday. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights leader, is vaccinated against the virus and received his first Pfizer dose in January during a publicized event as he urged others to vaccinate as soon as possible.  Jacqueline Jackson, a largely private figure, has not spoken publicly about her vaccination status. The two are being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. 'Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both,' according to the statement authorized by their son, Jonathan Jackson. Rev. Jesse Jackson received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in January . The Jacksons are being treated for COVID at a Chicago hospital. He is 79 years old. Jacqueline Jackson is 77 Rev. Jesse Jackson, 79, and his wife, Jacqueline, 77, are seen in 2013. They are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Chicago 'There are no further upda

UK Covid cases continue to grow: Infections increase by 20% in a week to 32,253 but deaths fall by a FIFTH to 49

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Britain has recorded 49 coronavirus deaths today and 32,253 new positive tests.  Last Sunday had seen 61 deaths, meaning today's figures represent a drop of 20 per cent, but there were 26,750 cases - a number which grew by 20 per cent.  Most recent vaccination data, from August 21, shows 87.7 per cent of the population aged 16 and over have received their first dose, and 76.7 per cent have had two.  The new positive test rate over the last seven days is 227,391 - an increase in 13.5 per cent on the previous seven-day figure. There were 687 deaths within 28 days of a positive test recorded in the last week, up by 52 from the last week's number.  The data comes as the Government announced a UK-wide antibody testing programme to be launched for people who have contracted coronavirus.   Britain has recorded 49 coronavirus deaths today and 32,253 new positive tests The programme, which will offer tests to thousands of adults per day, aims to improve understanding and gain 'vital

Drunk pub-goer, 38, walks free from court for punching 'school bully' in unprovoked attack after he spotted him in street 15 years later

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A drunken pub-goer has walked free from court after he punched a man he said bullied him at school in an unprovoked attack when he spotted him in the street 15 years later.  Kevin Blatchford, 38, had been mourning the death of his brother at the Chevalier Inn Wetherspoon pub in Exeter when he saw his school bully walk past the window.  He left the pub before punching his victim to the ground, leaving him with a black eye and heavy bruising after the attack on July 30 last year.  CCTV footage then showed him hitting or slapping him seven times once he was down on the ground.   Kevin Blatchford, 38, had been mourning the death of his brother at the Chevalier Inn Wetherspoon pub in Exeter when he saw his school bully walk past the window Blatchford admitted assault causing actual bodily harm at Exeter Crown Court, according to DevonLive.  He was sentenced to 10 months in jail, suspended for 18 months and ordered to do 10 days of rehabilitation.   Recorder Malcolm Galloway said: 'Ther

Mass free antibody tests will help pick who gets a booster vaccine in first ever UK-wide 'surveillance programme' to find who got Covid despite being jabbed

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Free Covid antibody tests will be given to thousands of people every day in a first-ever UK-wide ‘surveillance programme’ in the latest weapon against the virus. Up to 8,000 adults who test positive will be offered the tests each day to reveal how their immune systems respond. The massive programme begins this week and will help estimate the proportion of people who got Covid despite developing antibodies from a vaccine or a previous infection. It will also provide doctors with an insight into any groups who do not develop an immune response in the first place.   Free Covid antibody tests will be given to thousands of people every day in a first-ever UK-wide ‘surveillance programme’ in the latest weapon against the virus (file photo) But sources said the data would also feed into the debate about autumn booster jabs amid continuing doubts over who will get them.  The announcement came as Covid infections continued to rise yesterday, sparking fresh appeals for people to get vaccinated.

Texas Governor Abbott recovers from COVID-19 and credits the vaccination for his short and mild illness despite vowing to not enforce mask mandates amid fourth coronavirus surge

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott, whose state is engulfed in a fourth COVID surge, said he tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday after having a 'brief and mild' bout with the infection this week, all while vowing to not enforce any more mask mandates and issuing an emergency order banning school mask mandates statewide. In a video posted on Twitter, the Republican governor, who announced four days ago that he had tested positive with the virus, credited the vaccination for his short illness and urged Texans to get vaccinated. 'I am now testing negative for Covid,' Abbott captioned the video. 'I am told that my infection was brief & mild because of the vaccination I received.'  'I will continue to quarantine as recommended by doctors. And, I will keep working on issues affecting Texas. God bless you all. And God bless Texas.' Abbott said he will continue to quarantine at the recommendation of doctors and will continue to work to open infusion centers for

Seven are shot dead and 41 wounded over two days in Chicago as gun violence continues to plague the city

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Since Friday night, at least seven people were killed and 41 others were wounded in citywide gun violence in Chicago, as crime rates continue to escalate throughout the city.  On Saturday, a man, 52, and two women, 62 and 24, were outside a gas station in Austin on the West Side, when someone in a black Dodge Charger opened fire at about 2:55 a.m., Chicago Police said.  According to police, the 62-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to the head, abdomen and lower backside, while the 24-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to the back.  Since Friday night, at least seven people were killed and 34 others were wounded in citywide gun violence in Chicago, as crime rates continues to escalate throughout the city On Saturday, a man, 52, and two women, 62 and 24, were outside a gas station in Austin on the West Side, when someone in a black Dodge Charger opened fire at about 2:55 a.m. The 52-year-old male and 62-year-old female were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, while the 24-year-old took her

Police quiz manager of Birmingham mosque 'after he shared Facebook post praising Taliban leaders in Afghanistan takeover'

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A mosque manager who sparked fury among worshippers after he shared a social media post that appeared to support the Taliban has been issued with a warning by police.    Saddique Hussain, general manager of Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif in Small Heath, Birmingham, was quizzed by officers after he shared a video showing an armed group of Taliban leaders  in Kabul on his Facebook page.     The post has now been removed and the mosque manager has issued a full apology for any offence caused. Mr Hussain said he 'does not and never has supported the Taliban' and 'should have thought before he shared the post'. Saddique Hussain, general manager of Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif in Birmingham, apologised after he shared a video showing an armed group of Taliban leaders in Kabul on Facebook The mosque manager shared a video of Taliban leaders reciting from the Quran at the presidential house in Kabul In the post, Mr Hussain  shared a video showing an armed group of T

Husband, 54, is charged with murder of wife Eileen Barrott, 50, who was found dead at their home in Leeds last week

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A man is due to appear in court charged with the murder of his wife. Mark Barrott, 54, from Leeds, was detained by police in Scotland in the early hours of Thursday. He will appear at Leeds Magistrates Court on Monday. Barrott is charged with the murder of Eileen Barrott, 50, who was found dead at the couple's home in Naburn Fold, Whinmoor, Leeds, on August 15. Mark Barrott, 54, from Leeds, was detained by police in Scotland in the early hours of Thursday  Following Barrott's arrest, senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe said: 'We would like to thank all the members of the public who contacted us with information, and also our colleagues in Police Scotland for their assistance and support with this investigation.' The force had previously urged Barrott to hand himself in, and issued appeals after he was seen in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. He was traced to an address in Elgin, but had left. Neighbours of the couple said they had lived in their

Taking the pee: Glasgow landlord bids to rent out tiny TOILET as an OFFICE for £50 a week

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A landlord has been mocked for trying to rent out his tiny toilet as an office in Glasgow.    In an advert posted on Gumtree, pictures show a desk and filing cabinet pushed up against the wall, right next to the toilet. On a shelf just inches away, a kettle and a selection of teas and coffees can be seen among hygiene products. The property owner is offering the miniature space, in Patrick, for £50 a week.  The advert reads: 'Small and compact space ideal for solo working.  'Located on the 1st floor of a tenement building in Partick, the space has its own private entrance.  In an advert posted on Gumtree, pictures show a desk and filing cabinet pushed up against the wall, right next to the toilet On a shelf just inches away from the toilet, a kettle and a selection of teas and coffees can be seen among hygiene products 'Included is fibre broadband connection, 2 x desks, mini fridge, toilet and sink, underfloor heating, lamps, mains supply, kettle.  'It's a nice quie