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Sherwood MP nominates cat for 'Purr Minister'

Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood, has posted a video of his cat online, as Battersea Dogs and Cats Home launch their first online election poll to crown Westminster's cat of the year.

The Nottingham politician's cat is called 'Parsnip' and the furry feline is up against other moggies nominated by MP's and Lords in Westminster.

To be crowned 'Pur Minister' of cats, the contestants have provided a 50-word manifesto - or 'manifursto' as it is being called - setting out why they think their pet is the best candidate.

Battersea's head of Cattery, Lindsey Quinlan, said of the competition:

"We're really excited about our Westminster top cat competition and hope MP's have great fun entering their cat and the cat-loving public enjoy choosing their 'Purr Minister'"

To see the rest of the competition and vote for your favourite cat click here.

Video courtesy of Mark Spencer.

Appeal for help over Thringstone cat deaths

Police are appealing for information regarding a number of cat deaths in Thringstone.

A woman who lives in Melrose Road has recently found five of her cats unexpectedly dead near to her home between Tuesday October 8 and yesterday.

Police have liaised with the RSPCA and further examination of the cats will be taking place to determine how they died.

PC Adam Thompson said: “There is a possibility that the owner of the cat was targeted and her cats were deliberately harmed and we would ask anyone who may have any information in relation to this to please contact police.”

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Cat owner tells of poisoned pet heartbreak

The RSPCA is warning pet owners in a Nottinghamshire village to be vigilant after a series of suspicious cat deaths. Over the last month three cats in Bilsthorpe have died after ingesting anti-freeze.

Several others have also gone missing. Some pet owners believe the cats are being deliberately poisoned, and want those responsible caught.

Cat owner Emma Davenport's two cats were killed after being poisoned with anti-freeze.

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