Owners of young pedigree dogs are being urged to take care this Christmas, after new findings showed they were at most risk of being stolen.
Experts at the University of Loughborough found that three quarters of dog thefts involved pedigrees and half were puppies or young dogs.
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Dry for much of the day with possible brighter spells in the east. Outbreaks of rain will spread southwards later in the day.
Another rather cloudy and mild day. Although dry for most the odd spot of drizzle is possible, mainly over high ground.
D-Day veterans from the West Midlands were given France's highest honour today, 18 months after a pledge to award every living soldier.