"The RSPCA faces a crisis that is stretching us to breaking point."
"We show zero tolerance to animal abusers. Anyone causing animals pain for profit or pleasure will be tracked down and prosecuted."
"We need the courts and councils, police and people who care to join us in standing up and getting justice for Britain's abused animals."
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Demonstrators will gather in Lincoln this morning to protest against proposed cuts to the city's local fire service.
Passengers have been warned to expect disruption on East Midlands Trains this weekend because of work on the main line into St Pancras.
A cold and mostly dry day, with wintry showers becoming more confined to coasts. Brisk winds, especially near coasts.