Pensioner spends £500 a month on massages for his three-legged German Shepherd

Alan Pritchard, 66, from Pembroke Dock in South Wales, spends £500 of his state pension each month on canine massages and chiropractors to give his three-legged German Shepherd a fighting chance against a spinal condition
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Driven from home by a stalker's obsession: The women tormented by men who just wouldn't leave them alone
Each of these men terrorised women in Greater Manchester
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We taste tested eight pigs in blankets - and learned not to be sucked in by fancy packaging
We tried the Christmas staple from six different supermarkets
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Volunteers in the sky watch over migrant rescues by sea
A humanitarian effort seeks to monitor human rights violations and assist in the rescue of migrants fleeing Libya to Europe by boat on the Mediterranean Sea
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Daniel Craig appears as surprise guest alongside Rami Malek on SNL
Daniel Craig appeared alongside his ‘No Time To Die’ co-star Rami Malek on the show
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Billionaire Roy’s Club: Succession makes being rich look ridiculous – and we love them for it
With The White Lotus, the wealthy got a kicking but the Waystar Royco clan, who return to screens next week, are the squabbling, backstabbing siblings that it really feels great to hate, writes Philippa Snow
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UK weather: Sunny spells and temperatures could hit 18C amidst widespread showers
The Met Office is predicting more unusually warm weather for the UK over the coming days with temperatures getting as high as 18C but the bad news is that it will be mixed with rain and drizzle
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Inside Insulate Britain: on the road with the disruptive climate protesters
Roadblocks have caused anger but members say only maximum economic disruption will make politicians listenThe riskiest time in Insulate Britain’s road block protests is before the police arrive, their activists say. When they targeted a busy junction of the A1090 in Thurrock, Essex, on Wednesday morning, just outside the eastern edge of London, the police didn’t appear for nearly an hour. No serious injuries were reported, but it was close.The first lorry, hurtling towards the T-junction, did not look like it was going to stop: it ground to a halt inches from the faces of three activists. Cars and vans mounted kerbs and central reservations to evade them. Motorists emerged from their vehicles, pink with rage, snatched protesters’ banners and dragged them from the road like ragdolls. Continue reading...
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Abuse, threats, aggression: the fear that stalks MPs on Britain’s streets
Spending on security increased hugely in the wake of Jo Cox’s murder – but the problem is growingThe constituent who “sidled up” to an MP to describe his make of car and where he had been driving it over the weekend… Another who warned an MP that they knew which school her children attended… An MP forced to act as a security guard at his own constituency surgery, ejecting someone who had become aggressive and abusive… Family members confronted … Staff regularly abused.As MPs contacted each other to discuss the horrific news that another of their number had been killed while fulfilling their basic duties, the list of their own grim experiences flowed immediately and at length. “Talking with colleagues this afternoon, there isn’t one of us, not one of us, who couldn’t give you a list of alarming examples of things that have been said or done in a constituency surgery,” said a cabinet minister. Continue reading...
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Gen Z on how to save the world: young climate activists speak out
With courage and ambition, those born into the reality of global heating are leading the way in confronting it. Ahead of the crucial Cop26 conference, we talk to young activists around the world. Introduction by author Olivia LaingWhen I was 20, I dropped out of university to live on a road protest. I was terrified by the oncoming apocalypse of climate change, and loathed the short-term, environmentally catastrophic logic that prioritised road-building over trees. The data, even in 1997, was clear: human activity was heating the globe, with increasingly devastating effects. Time was short, and a sea change in behaviour was required.Nearly a quarter of a century has passed since then, and very little has been achieved, thanks in large part to corporate interests invested in maintaining our dependence on non-renewable resources. Far more people understand and accept the reality of anthropogenic climate change, and yet we seem paralysed by despair, caught in a spell of inertia, even as the most lurid of predictions – floods, fires, plagues – come to pass. Continue reading...
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Coronation Street spoilers: Shocking videos shows huge prison van crash but who dies?
Lives are on the line in the shocking scenes.
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Could ‘slow living’ make you a better person – or is it another unattainable lifestyle goal?
'The biggest wake-up call was realising I would die with an unfinished to-do list.'
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I'm A Celeb's Ruthie Henshall says upcoming surgery is most expensive purchase she's made
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How Liverpool, Man Utd and Big Six spent big in first window under current ownership
Newcastle United are experiencing their first few days under new ownership, but what can we expect from the Public Investment Fund in the January transfer window?
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'Boss stopped me seeing my sick child - so I quit and launched £1.5m business from home'
Omotayo Adebisi, 33, battled racism at work and an incident with her sick daughter before quitting to start her business from scratch - now it's worth more than £1.5million
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Man's internet search history made him No.1 suspect after girlfriend shot dead
Brandon Theesfeld didn't want to be a father so he lured his student girlfriend Ally Kostial, 21, at the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, USA - who he believed to be pregnant - to her death
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Clare Balding shares her secret to happy marriage after six years with wife Alice
Clare Balding has revealed the secret to her marriage with her wife of six years Alice as well as finding herself without a job in the pandemic
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EastEnders star Kellie Bright says new miracle baby is 'definitely' her last
EastEnders star Kellie Bright has said that she won't be having anymore children after recently having her miracle son Rudy
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Will I be cut off if my energy supplier collapses? Expert answers your questions
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Five ways to reduce your mortgage as one in 10 struggle to afford monthly payments
The number of people having issues with monthly mortgage costs has more than doubled, but options are out there to help reduce how much you pay in housing outgoings
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I was told at my 36-week scan: "Your baby isn't moving - it happens"'
Hannah Read Baldrey, 41, from London, opens up on coming to terms with the devastating stillbirth of son Bertie and campaigning to help other mums-to-be
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Rishi Sunak's nightmare Autumn Budget 2021 - and what the Chancellor could cut
Creaking public services, climate change and the Government's pledge to "level up" – the occupant of 11 Downing Street faces some tough choices at October's multi-year spending review
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Cristiano Ronaldo reaction shows why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure at Manchester United
Man Utd were beaten 4-2 by Leicester City in the Premier League to continue their disastrous start to the season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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Joao Cancelo sets new Man City pace but exposes familiar dilemma for Pep Guardiola
Manchester City's playmaking defender shows what he brings to the team and what he probably never will bring
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Japan's Kishida sends offering to controversial Tokyo shrine
Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has donated religious offerings to a Tokyo shrine viewed by Chinese and Koreans as a symbol of Japanese wartime aggression
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Send Covid vaccines to low-income countries now to save lives – Gordon Brown
The former prime minister said it could help prevent thousands of deaths.
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Sunday with Felicity Kendal: ‘If I don’t stay active, I’ll fossilise’
When not so busy, the actor likes to spend time with the familySunday morning… Isn’t currently the weekend for me, I’ve got a performance of Anything Goes at 2.30pm. I’m not asleep until past midnight after Saturday night’s show and I wake up at 8am exhausted and drink coffee. At noon a car comes to collect me.Do you enjoy it? I can’t unwind if I’ve worked, especially in a show full of cheering and music. I’ve more adrenaline by the end than I do at the start – it’s a problem with working weekends. But there’s something special about a cheeky Sunday matinée. But I miss family time, so it’s a mixed blessing. Continue reading...
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Details of Adele's Vegas 'residency' finally revealed – but it's one night only
For months rumours have swirled that Adele would be setting up home in Sin City for a string of intimate gigs. But while the superstar is indeed setting course for Vegas, it is for a one-off show only.
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Man pays £18K for private knee op due to 2-year wait then gets NHS call to get it free
John Peake, 75, was put on a two-year waiting list for a knee replacement and due to the pain he went privately paying out £18,000. When he got back home he had a call from the NHS to offer him a slot
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Bare shelves, no holidays… At last, a biblical kind of Christmas
There’s nothing to buy and no chance of going anywhere anyway. Thank goodness for Boris Johnson and his empty promises“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” says Jo at the start of Little Women. BoJo is going one better. This Christmas, not only will there be no presents, but there will be no anything. After cancelling Christmas altogether last year, this time around he is creating a kind of half-Christmas, Christmas methadone, to ease us back into the festival. There is nothing the man will not do to get himself compared to Churchill. Thanks to his foresight and the happy accidents of the global economy, we will be able to wallow in our beloved blitz spirit, making do and mending, with a safe low dosage of consumerism to tide us over.There will be no PlayStation 5 under where the Christmas tree used to be. There will be no jokes in Mrs Brown’s Boys, as usual, but none in the Christmas crackers either. There’s no petrol or HGV drivers, of course, but correspondents also report shortages of tennis balls, merlot, white bread, sardines, M&S chicken kievs, fish sauce, frozen apple strudel, tinned sardines, spring onions, fire alarms, an effective opposition, chocolate Hobnobs, cat vaccines, cat worming pills, bubble bath, Leon fish-finger wraps, marmalade, butter beans, dog-poo bags, goats, crisps, decaf coffee, bulbs (plant), bulbs (light), pigs, blankets, pigs-in-blankets, roofing lead and Harry Potter merchandise, especially wands. The last is hard to take; usually there are more wands than you can shake a stick at. Continue reading...
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Jamie Lee Curtis: ‘Can you imagine being married to me? Can you imagine being my child?’
Fresh from receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival, the ‘Halloween Kills’ star talks to James Mottram about MeToo, getting sober, and returning to the franchise that kickstarted her career 43 years ago
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Up to 17 US missionaries and family members kidnapped in Haiti – reports
Children were reportedly among those abducted by gang members on their way home from an orphanage As many as 17 American Christian missionaries, including children, were kidnapped in Haiti on Saturday, according to US media reports that cited security officials.The kidnapping happened as the missionaries were leaving an orphanage in the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation, according to the New York Times. Continue reading...
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Princess Anne ‘riled’ after Charles went back on his word -‘Camilla will never be a queen’
PRINCESS ANNE would not be pleased to see Camilla receiving the title of Queen, a royal insider has said.
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You’re betraying your Quaker roots: fury at Clarks’ ‘fire and rehire’ plan
The shoe firm was founded in Street in Somerset in 1825. Now workers there are on strike and feel a proud history is being erasedWarehouse workers for Clarks have accused the 200-year-old shoemaker of betraying its philanthropic roots by threatening them with the sack if they don’t accept significant pay cuts.More than 100 staff in Clarks’ main distribution centre in Street, Somerset, where the brand was founded by two Quaker brothers in the 19th century, claim the firm is seeking to cut their wages by almost 15% from the average of £11.16 an hour to £9.50 an hour by using controversial fire and rehire tactics. Continue reading...
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Comfort on the plot as the year slows down
There’s a special melancholy pleasure about this time of yearUp through the mist-kissed hills, past the crow-strewn rubbish, the young reefer-smoking worker taking a last toke before the Tube, the anxious fug of weed. To the gate, 6.30am at the autumn allotment, the fading days of heat culled by heavy rain.I love this site. Looking up and seeing someone weeding. Leaving overgrown courgettes by the path. But there’s joy for me in solitude just past sunrise. It is there in the final call of the owls, the sneaky slink of the fox, the early buzz of late bees. Continue reading...
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‘Found this in the salad’ Queen sent note to kitchen after finding dead slug on her plate
QUEEN ELIZABETH II reportedly sent a note to her kitchen staff about a dead slug she discovered in her salad, according to her former royal servant.
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From Fortnite to Fifa, online video game players warned of rise in fraud
After games boom in pandemic, gangs are using phishing and malware to cheat fans out of money and reveal their personal dataPlayers of online video games such as Roblox, Fortnite and Fifa are being warned to watch out for scammers, amid concerns that gangs are targeting the platforms.Multiplayer games boomed during the pandemic lockdowns as people turned to socialising in virtual spaces. Continue reading...
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‘Perfect initiative' Royal fans hail Buckingham Palace for going green
QUEEN ELIZABETH has given permission for Buckingham Palace to be lit up in green to celebrate the Earthshot prize awards ceremony.
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I’m sad at work and don’t know what to do with my life
You’ve been working hard to tick the expected boxes, maybe it’s time to find and tick you ownThe question I am 37, have a lovely husband and a wonderful child, and a job in the creative industries. The problem is that I haven’t been happy in my career for a long time and have felt very stuck, and every now and again I end up crying because I just don’t know what to do with my life. I was an over-achiever at school (worked hard, got the grades, went to a good university), but am now in a role where there is little progression and I’m not sure I even want to stay in this career.I am realising that I have spent so much time trying to do what is expected of me that I have absolutely no idea what it is that I want to do. I also cringe at how much I put up with in my 20s. I chased men I knew deep down I didn’t really like and took on all kinds of extra tasks at work with the promise that it would look good on the CV, but got few promotions. Continue reading...
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Kebab Kid, London: ‘Take-away as a cult’ – restaurant review
Rather than blowing £1,450 on a steak wrapped in gold leaf at Nusr-Et Steakhouse, enjoy a gorgeous Kebab Kid kebabKebab Kid, 90 New King’s Road, London SW6 4LU. Takeaway only, cash only, kebabs £4.75-£9.50.Nusr-Et Steakhouse, 101 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7EZ (01821 687738), steaks £85-£1,450. Continue reading...
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Box of delights: the best advent calendars
Start counting down to Christmas with a lavish beauty advent calendarThe world is divided into two camps. One rolls their eyes at the fervour for advent calendars – especially when it starts this early; the other awaits the annual beauty splurge in great anticipation. This week’s round-up is for the latter. Everyone else can come back next week – or carry on reading to see what the fuss is about. Basically, beauty advent calendars are an incredibly easy and uncomplicated way to explore lots of different products in a single purchase. This can be via a single brand: Chanel, Elemis, Jo Malone London, Clinique; or from a plethora of brands sold at retailers such as Cult Beauty, Liberty, Harrods, Space NK and Net-a-Porter. While the price you pay is undeniably an investment, the amount you save is astonishing. So you have to get in early, hence you are reading about it in October. Rather excitingly, Chanel has launched an advent calendar for the first time ever. It is rather different from the others. It is £610. It is a big(ger) investment and it is collectible. Which is why you don’t buy it to actually use it. No, you buy it because it’s Chanel.Follow Funmi on Twitter @FunmiFetto Continue reading...
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Tempting Tesco wines to try | David Williams
Tesco is the country’s largest wine supplier. Here are three great wines worth seeking outTesco Finest Peumo Carmenère, Cachapoal, Chile 2019 (£8, Tesco) In the past few years, Tesco’s dominance of the UK grocery market has survived all kinds of threats both external (the rise of Aldi and Lidl) and internal (a damaging accountancy scandal and a UK record £6.4bn loss in 2015). Its sheer scale and ubiquity mean that most of us shop there some of the time, whether it’s to buy an underwhelming meal deal in a city centre, or to do a weekly trolley fill at the local Big Tesco. If you cast your eyes over a graph of fluctuating UK supermarket market share since 2017, you’ll see that Tesco’s portion only briefly dips below 27%, while the nearest challengers, Sainsbury’s and Asda, never have much more than 15% each. It’s also, almost by stealth, the UK’s biggest wine retailer. Of course, size isn’t everything, and Tesco is never going to match the excitement of a specialist merchant. But it does have its share of good to very good value wines, such as this subtly leafy, blackcurrant-juicy Chilean red.Tesco Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy 2020 (£3.95, Tesco) The Peumo is a longstanding favourite of mine in the Tesco Finest range, one of a handful of stalwarts that always seem to stand out from vintage to vintage, such as the tangy dry French white Tesco Finest Saint-Mont (£6.50), and the limey dry Aussie white Tingleup Riesling (£9). After tasting about 150 wines in the Tesco range recently, the other Finest wines I’d pick out include an impeccable salty-peachy Spanish white, Tesco Finest Viñas del Rey Albariño 2020 (£9), a super-bright, bruised apple and tropical fruit-flavoured dry white South Africam Tesco Finest Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc 2021 (£7.50), a spicy, brambly, warming Rhône red, Tesco Finest Côtes du Rhône Villages Signargues 2020 (£8), and a soft and savoury Tesco Finest Viña del Cura Rioja Gran Reserva 2014 (£11.50). The retailer’s standard, not-Finest, Tesco own-label range isn’t quite as much fun, but it does have the odd better-than-it-needs-to-be cheapie, such as the Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, a softly citrussy, fish-friendly dry Italian white. Continue reading...
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The Observer view on the killing of Sir David Amess | Observer editorial
The second killing in five years of an MP must elicit an end to toxic political discourseWhen he was fatally stabbed while holding a constituency surgery, Sir David Amess became the second MP to have been killed in the line of duty in just five years. A veteran parliamentarian who commanded immense respect and affection from colleagues of all parties, Amess’s death serves as a tragic reminder of the unreasonable risks our elected representatives are expected to bear in the course of their public service.Amess was killed while undertaking one of the aspects of his role he saw as most important: during a drop-in surgery at which his constituents could come and raise their concerns. Every Friday, MPs like Amess hold these sessions at libraries, church halls and constituency offices. They have none of the fortress-like protection that surrounds parliament; it is where they are most vulnerable to those who would do them harm. Yet parliamentarians did not abandon them even after Jo Cox MP was brutally murdered by a far-right terrorist in her Yorkshire constituency in 2016. Amess’s relationships with his constituents informed his work as an MP; after meeting a woman with endometriosis, he spent years trying to raise awareness of the often-debilitating condition that affects women. Over the past 20 years, he has campaigned against fuel poverty, after a constituent died of hypothermia. Continue reading...
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Macron and the ‘French Trump’ trap Gaullism’s heirs in a political vice
With just months to go before presidential polls, the centre-right Les Républicains, under pressure from both flanks, are scrambling for a suitable candidateSix months before a presidential election and France’s mainstream right finds itself squeezed – between the hammer and the anvil as they say here – without a candidate and facing an existential threat from either side.On one flank are the far-right Marine Le Pen and Éric Zemmour, a polarising television pundit who wants to talk about immigration, identity and Islam – the three i’s – and ban “non-French” names such as Mohamed. Continue reading...
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TV tonight: celebrities take on a barmy climate change challenge
Celebrities from Jodie Kidd to John Barnes are guilt-tripped into making outfits out of their rubbish. Plus: the story behind one of the most defining moments in sports history. Here’s what to watch this evening Continue reading...
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Manchester United summed up their woeful season in 12 seconds of madness
Man Utd lost 4-2 to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium and it was another desperately poor performance from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
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Man City show Premier League quality despite making priority clear
Manchester City weren't up to their usual standards in a 2-0 win over Burnley but did what they needed to ahead of a trip to Belgium
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Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp makes Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon d'Or claim as he names 'best player'
Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been nominated for the Ballon d'Or, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has named a player he believes is above him on the list
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Ian Evatt on 'aggressive' officials in Bolton Wanderers loss to Wigan as touchline ban beckons
The Wanderers boss is set to be banned from the touchline for the trip to Plymouth Argyle
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