Medway Council is using sniffer dogs to search for illegal cigarettes. The dogs are helping Trading Standards and police catch the criminals behind the fraud. They've found more than 4000 illegal cigarettes during raids on shop in the Medway towns.
Video. They're the latest recruits to be signed up by the police - cute, cuddly, and full of mischief. Not, perhaps, the usual requirements needed for the girls and boys in blue. Our reporter Heather Edwards joined them as they underwent their first series of tests
There are calls for professional dog-walkers to be regulated after one pet from Sussex was killed in the back of a van. It's thought the French Bulldog - a miniature breed - was confined with two other animals when it was attacked.
Millie the dog here has to wear special boots to protect her paws because she is allergic to grass. Her owner Vicki Painter from Warfield in Berkshire has spent £10,000 trying to help Millie. She also has food allergies.
They're a treat most of us enjoy but they can be lethal if they're eaten by dogs. Easter eggs, and in fact many types of chocolate, contain a chemical which can make family pets seriously ill. Last year vets at one charity treated 400 dogs which became unwell. Richard Jones reports.