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Mr Nibbles recovering well after being abandoned

A shetland pony named Mr Nibbles is recovering well after being abandoned at a child's play park.

He was left with no food or water in the blistering sun before being rescued by Bransby Horses-a welfare charity based in Lincoln.

Lorraine Ewans, one of those involved in looking after him, says the heat could have had a significant impact on Mr Nibbles' health:

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Rotherham pet gets 'cat asbo' for terrorising his street

An out-of-control ginger tom cat has been given an "animal Asbo" after causing havoc in a neighbourhood in Rotherham.

Four-year-old Rocky received the penalty after residents complained he was biting people, damaging property, fighting with other cats and entering people’s homes and refusing to leave.

Rocky reportedly received the Asbo for fighting with other cats and refusing to leave neighbour's homes.
Rocky reportedly received the Asbo for fighting with other cats and refusing to leave neighbour's homes. Credit: SWNS

The letter, issued by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, read:

I am in receipt of several complaints regarding your cat Rocky causing alarm, distress and annoyance to other residents in the area of your property.

Although I appreciate that cats do roam, I would prefer if you could take steps to keep your cat Rocky from leaving the perimeter of your garden in the future.

Should further complaints be received about damage done to neighbours’ property by your pet you will be charged for the repairs.

– Letter of complaint
Rocky's owner said the letter was
Rocky's owner said the letter was Credit: SWNS

Rocky's owner Samantha Davies, 35, defended her pet, saying: "How can a cat behave antisocially? It’s an animal, it’s a pet - he’s not going to bite your leg off, drink alcohol in the street or try and rob your phone."

"It’s just like an animal Asbo, and it is completely ridiculous," she added.

Read: Woman leaves lookalike dolls on neighbours' doorsteps but insists she didn't mean to be creepy

Leeds legend given honorary degree

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray MBE, who was both player and manager at the club, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sport Science by Leeds Metropolitan University for his contribution to sport.

Eddie Gray awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sport Science by Leeds Metropolitan University for his contribution to sport.
Eddie Gray awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sport Science by Leeds Metropolitan University for his contribution to sport. Credit: Leeds Metropolitan University

Eddie had an illustrious 20 year career with the football club where he made 561 appearances and scored 68 goals from his position as winger. He was never booked in his entire playing career.

To be here at Leeds Metropolitan University and to receive such a prestigious award makes me feel very proud; I’m absolutely delighted for myself, my friends and my family. When I came down to Leeds, the one thing that Don Revie taught me was to have the confidence to believe in your own ability and have the courage to use it and never walk out the door thinking to yourself, I could have done a little bit better. Give it your all and if it doesn’t work out, you know you’ve tried your best.

– Eddie Gray

He was a pivotal part in the Leeds United team of the 1960s and 70s and, when his playing days neared an end, he assumed the role of player manager in 1982 and stayed at Elland Road as manager until 1985.

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Le seagull rescued after Tour de France prank

A seagull has been rescued after being discovered covered in yellow paint.

Seagull found painted yellow
Seagull found painted yellow

The Scarborough Sea Life Centre investigated reports from holidaymakers in the area.

It was first thought the bird had a rare plumage but after trapping the bird, aquarist Andy Jayes realised it had been covered in red paind.

Seagull found painted yellow
Seagull found painted yellow

RSPCA Inspector Geoff Edmunds, who collected what proved – underneath the paint-job – to be a herring gull, speculated it may have been the victim of a prank linked to the Tour de France.

We know there were sheep spray-painted with washable yellow paint to mark the visit of the Tour de France. It’s likely someone thought it was a clever idea to paint a seagull as well.

– Lia Bull, Scarborough Sea Life Centre

Though still able to fly short-distances, the gull would inevitably have died as a result of the damage to its plumage.

It is now recuperating at a specialist RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire.

Teenager to become ambassador for people with autism

You may remember the story of the schoolboy form Leeds - whose pet corgi was credited with turning his life around - after he was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.

14 year old Nick Gilling from Leeds was so badly affected - he would hide under his bed - because of his anxieties about going out in public. After we featured him on Calendar, his story went global - and he's now become an ambassador for people with autism. Michael Billington reports.

Research finds growing trend for people to work from coffee shops in place of office

It is the start of the working week and I wonder how many of you begun the day with that Monday morning feeling?

It can be quite a chore going into the office, which may explain why some are choosing to work elsewhere.

New research shows there is a growing trend for office workers to base themselves in a cafe or coffee shop. Lauren Hall reports.

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