In the last year there was a 15.7% increase in the number of defendants convicted last year in England and Wales.
Animals rescued or collected by the RSPCA increased from 119,126 to 130,695, a 9.7% rise (plus the rescue of 64,000 farmed chickens from one flooded barn).
The charity has released the following video to give an example of some of the cases they deal with. (Caution: This video contains potentially upsetting scenes)
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Slowly becoming milder. Unsettled end to the week.
The National Housing Federation says the average worker in the region would need a 62% pay rise in order to afford a mortgage.
A relatively dry start with a few showers cropping up in the afternoon. Temperatures reaching around 8 degrees celsius.