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Your pets looking cool, keeping cool in the heatwave

Credit: Michelle Streeter

When we did a Facebook call-out for photos of your pets keeping cool in the heatwave, we didn't expect to receive such adorable photos! Thank you!

Keep checking back - photos will be updated throughout the day.

Joanna Swan: Frankie's been in her paddling pool to keep cool in Emsworth.

Credit: Joanna Swan

Rob Amber Morphett: Herbie in Bexhill under a cold wet tea towel!

Credit: Rob Amber Morphett

Michelle Streeter: This is 10 month old Monty having a great time in his pool, keeping cool in Paddock Wood, Kent.

Credit: Michelle Streeter

Tracey Ridley: Bud from Lancing, keeping cool under the table with fan.

Credit: Tracey Ridley

Maria Voysey: Ruby and Jasmine keeping cool in Whitstable.

Credit: Maria Voysey

Frankie Humphries: This is Ruby from Gillingham keeping cool.

Credit: Frankie Humphries

Linda Brammer: 7 year old Newfoundland, Marley, in a friend's pool in Poole, Dorset.

Credit: Linda Brammer


Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital

Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the first day of Royal Ascot yesterday Credit: PA

The Duke of Edinburgh has said he is "disappointed" after being taken to hospital.

Prince Philip had been at Windsor Castle when he was admitted as a "precautionary measure" for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition, Buckingham Palace have said.

He had been due to accompany the Queen to today's State Opening of Parliament but the Prince of Wales will now do so.

Prince Philip is in good spirits and is disappointed to be missing the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot.

Her Majesty is being kept informed and will attend Royal Ascot as planned this afternoon."

– Buckingham Palace spokesman


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