Ben-Fur: Romans brought rabbits to Britain, experts discover

Ben-Fur: Romans brought rabbits to Britain, experts discover

The 4cm fragment of tibia bone was unearthed at Fishbourne Roman palace in Chichester, West Sussex in 1964 but was stored in a box at the site until 2017, when Dr Fay Worley, a zooarchaeologist with Historic England, recognised it as belonging to a rabbit.

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Photograph: Natalya Vilman/Getty Images/iStockphoto “He’s a lovely cat, although he has got a little grumpy in his old age,” said Michele Heritage, from Devon, of Rubble, who celebrated his 30th birthday at a party at the vet’s last year. In 2014, a female tortoise called Tommy was thought to be Britain’s oldest pet, aged 116.

On the trail of Britain’s wild big cats

On the trail of Britain’s wild big cats

A spokeswoman for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) said: “Neither Natural England nor Defra have received any credible reports of wild living or breeding big cats in Britain in recent years.

Britain’s ugliest dog who became pet model dies at 16

Britain’s ugliest dog who became pet model dies at 16

Chase – Britain’s ugliest dog – has died at the grand old age of 16 (Picture: WNS) Chase won prizes for having no hair, no teeth, a cataract and a crab like-walk (Picture: WNS)‘He had so much personality and I took him everywhere with me,’ Storm said.

Crufts 2019: Britain's most pampered pets stun TV viewers - best pictures

Crufts 2019: Britain's most pampered pets stun TV viewers - best pictures

There are six show rings, including the main arena and this year five pets who have gone above and beyond the call of duty are in the running for Crufts' dog hero competition.

Crufts 2019: Britain's most loved pups - The most popular dog in YOUR area MAPPED

Crufts 2019: Britain's most loved pups - The most popular dog in YOUR area MAPPED

Crufts 2019: Britain's most loved pups - The most popular dog in YOUR area MAPPED CRUFTS 2019 has seen dogs and their owners descend on Birmingham for one of the world’s largest dog shows.

Britain's UNLUCKIEST dog looking for another new home after latest TRAGIC incident

Britain's UNLUCKIEST dog looking for another new home after latest TRAGIC incident

Sadly, Mr Moffatt died recently and Buddy has boomeranged back to the Dogs Trust West Calder rescue centre, where an appeal is being launched to help him find a new forever home.

Britain’s naughtiest pets revealed

Britain’s naughtiest pets revealed

Out of the 10 badly behaved pups shortlisted, Mishka the husky took home the title of Britain’s Naughtiest Pet. Mishka’s owner, Sam Smith from Wigan, received £500 in high street vouchers and a set of blinds worth £100.

BANNED: Electric dog collars to be made ILLEGAL in Britain in animal cruelty breakthrough

BANNED: Electric dog collars to be made ILLEGAL in Britain in animal cruelty breakthrough

Campaigners say this can disrupt a dog’s sensitive sense of smell, while other collars emit sounds which are painful for animals.Using electric collars on animals will be banned (Image: PA)The RSPCA’s dog welfare expert, Dr Samantha Gaines applauded the government’s move to ban shock collars.Dr Gaines said: “These cruel collars have been illegal in Wales since 2010 and we've long been calling for them to be outlawed in England too.

Good Morning Britain condemned for spreading anti-vaccination myths with 'offensive' canine autism debate

Good Morning Britain condemned for spreading anti-vaccination myths with 'offensive' canine autism debate

The British Veterinary Association said it was aware of a growing community of anti-vaccination pet owners in the US, "who have voiced concerns that vaccinations may lead to their dogs developing autism-like behaviour".