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6 easy ways to keep spiders out the house in mating season

6 easy ways to keep spiders out the house in mating season

13 September 2021

It's spider mating season and thousands of arachnids are on the move. Here's six ways to keep them at bay using things you've got at home:

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Big cat arrives at Kent animal park

Big cat arrives at Kent animal park

12 September 2021

Keepers at a wildlife park have welcomed their latest 'exciting' arrival after teasing fans in advance.

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Cute fox cub stranded on seaweed saved

Cute fox cub stranded on seaweed saved

11 September 2021

A young fox clinging for life on a pile of slippery seaweed was rescued by fire crews before the rising tide came in.

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'Feeding your dog a slice of toast is like you eating two portions of fries'

'Feeding your dog a slice of toast is like you eating two portions of fries'

10 September 2021

People's desire to 'treat' their pets is partly to blame for the numbers of animals piling on the pounds in lockdown, says a leading animal charity.

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Cow stuck on M25 causes traffic chaos

Cow stuck on M25 causes traffic chaos

09 September 2021

Traffic on the M25 wasn't moo-ving as officers dealt with a stray cow which had made its way onto the road.

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One horse harmed each day over summer, says the RSPCA

One horse harmed each day over summer, says the RSPCA

08 September 2021

One horse or pony is harmed deliberately on average each day during the summer months, according to the latest cruelty figures released by the RSPCA.

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Rabbits at centre of row have new home

Rabbits at centre of row have new home

08 September 2021

Meet Eric and Brian, the rabbits at the centre of complaints that resulted in animal inspectors arriving at a pet shop, who are now living in luxury.

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Hamster dumped in garden prompts appeal

Hamster dumped in garden prompts appeal

03 September 2021

An appeal has been launched after a pet hamster was found abandoned in her cage with her food and bedding supplies in tow.

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Hungry caterpillars devour entire hedge

Hungry caterpillars devour entire hedge

02 September 2021

Asian Box moth caterpillars are running riot in Kent and destroying hedges and plants.

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We got hooked on crabbing in Kent

We got hooked on crabbing in Kent

01 September 2021

As summer draws to a close we visited some of the county's best crabbing locations and got hooked on a traditional seaside pastime.

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The microchip mistake costing dog owners £500

The microchip mistake costing dog owners £500

31 August 2021

Outdated microchips are one of the most overlooked pet problems, says an animal charity, and a mistake which could land dog owners with a big fine.

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Man left dog collapsed on floor for at least a week

Man left dog collapsed on floor for at least a week

30 August 2021

A pet owner whose Staffie was left slumped on a kitchen floor in her own filth has been banned from keeping dogs after appearing in court.

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'Extinct' bee species rediscovered

'Extinct' bee species rediscovered

29 August 2021

The rare 'Maidstone bee' presumed extinct for almost a century has been found in a Kent country park.

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Prickly problem as radio tracker found strapped to hedgehog

Prickly problem as radio tracker found strapped to hedgehog

28 August 2021

A wildlife expert says a tracker glued to a hedgehog's spines could have killed it – but another says it is part of a legitimate university survey.

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'Rabbit welfare complaints crippling my store'

'Rabbit welfare complaints crippling my store'

27 August 2021

A pet shop owner who invested £120,000 in his store has responded to claims about a rabbit as the RSPCA reveals its findings.

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Scheme to relocate badgers for seafront development is approved

Scheme to relocate badgers for seafront development is approved

27 August 2021

There was upset in a council chamber after a proposal to relocate badgers to make way for housing was given the go ahead.

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Bat found hanging from a fishing line 12ft above water

Bat found hanging from a fishing line 12ft above water

26 August 2021

A bat with a fishing line hook caught in its mouth and hanging from a branch has been rescued by the RSPCA.

Rare white stag 'slaughtered by poachers'

Rare white stag 'slaughtered by poachers'

26 August 2021

A white stag has reportedly been killed and beheaded by poachers at a nature reserve.

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Moggie found 27 miles from home after 'cat-napper' fears

Moggie found 27 miles from home after 'cat-napper' fears

26 August 2021

A cat has been found safe miles away from home nine months after going missing, following fears a "cat-napper" was on the prowl.

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Three loose horses bring traffic to a standstill

Three loose horses bring traffic to a standstill

23 August 2021

Three horses forced drivers to take evasive action during rush-hour after escaping from a field.

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