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My Canine Chat column for Torbay Weekly on 24th September 2020 was about Paignton Zoo’s founder and his love of dogs, including a Crufts-winning Greyhound.

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My Canine Chat column in Torbay Weekly (13th August 2020) raised the issue of greyhounds in need of rescue and reflecting on my own experience with the breed.

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From my Dog World column ‘Crossing the headlines’ on 17 August 2016 promoting the Pedigree Paws Unite event.

‘It’s Good News Week, someone’s dropped a bomb somewhere contaminating atmosphere and blackening the sky’ – these are the opening lines from the biggest hit of British band Hedgehoppers Anonymous back in 1965.

The song takes a satirical swipe at the media’s all-consuming obsession with bad news and the lyrics couldn’t be more apt today. Every morning it seems we awake to hear yet more stories of gloom and doom in our press, more examples of man’s inhumanity to man and a heavy feeling of despair and unease. Continue reading