There's a Valentine's dog walk for humans and hounds this weekend

There's a Valentine's dog walk for humans and hounds this weekend

The most loved-up couple (human and hound that is) will also win a prize – so it’s worth investing in matching Valentine’s outfits to set yourself apart from the crowd.

Running with your dog can keep you fit, but needs to be done responsibly

Running with your dog can keep you fit, but needs to be done responsibly

As a fellow “dog runner” and longtime reader of the Guardian, I was intrigued, and subsequently disappointed, to read Zoe Williams’ article (The dog and I can run together – what could possibly go wrong?, Weekend, 15 December).

A dog’s (and cat’s) place is on the bed | Brief letters

A dog’s (and cat’s) place is on the bed | Brief letters

Fellow Guardian readers, when you receive your screening letter, please do not ignore it – it saves lives. • I have found a formula that saves embarrassment when I am offered a seat on bus, tube or train (Letters, 5 December).

Let sleeping dogs lie (in the kitchen) | Brief letters

Let sleeping dogs lie (in the kitchen) | Brief letters

• So chief whip Julian Smith thinks MPs can be persuaded to back Theresa May by the thought that otherwise they might lose some of their Christmas break (Report, 1 December). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

Wetherspoons to ban dogs from its 1,000 pubs

Wetherspoons to ban dogs from its 1,000 pubs

The company said ‘after much consultation’ it would now be enforcing a policy already in place for not allowing dogs in pubs (Picture: Getty Images)The popular chain has announced it would be ‘strictly enforcing’ the nationwide ban on canines from 10 September.

Police dog ‘repeatedly punched’ by suspect during arrest

Police dog ‘repeatedly punched’ by suspect during arrest

A man repeatedly punched a police dog while it was helping officers with an arrest, Scotland Yard have said. Ernie the police dog was repeatedly punched by the suspect (Picture: PA)Officers deployed the Met’s dog unit and the man was chased in West Drayton.

The Camel in Bethnal Green is the best pet-friendly pub in the world

The Camel in Bethnal Green is the best pet-friendly pub in the world

The Camel in Bethnal Green was voted the best pub for pets in the world, not just because they allow dogs and cats to come in and have a bowl of water, but because they have to pub cats called Pie and Steve.

Wetherspoon bans dogs from all its pubs and hotels nationwide

Wetherspoon bans dogs from all its pubs and hotels nationwide

It’s the home of the comfortingly cheap full English, the classic Curry Club and the place where you can start downing pints at 9am in a completely judgement-free atmosphere but dogs are going to be banned in Wetherspoon pubs and hotels across the country.

The summer hat that tops them all | Brief letters

The summer hat that tops them all | Brief letters

• Mike Hine (Letters, 11 August) says Eve “surely had the most significant impact on world history”. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

Gardening with the red trousers brigade | Brief letters

Gardening with the red trousers brigade | Brief letters

• Absolutely agree with Fr Julian Dunn (Letters, 10 August). • Don’t forget Hilda Ogden, Peggy’s cat in The Archers (Letters, 13 August). • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

Hamsters and the chocolate torture treatment | Brief letters

Hamsters and the chocolate torture treatment | Brief letters

• The traditional use for lolly sticks is to name seedlings (Letters, 14 August). • My girlfriend’s first pet dog was called Wendy, which I consider to be a completely inappropriate name for any animal (Letters, 15 August).

‘Natural substances’ and a natural woman | Brief letters

‘Natural substances’ and a natural woman | Brief letters

• Our springer spaniel, Roxy, also causes amusement on her visits to the vet (Letters, 17 August). • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

A weakness for microwave jam | Brief letters

A weakness for microwave jam | Brief letters

Mike Pender (Letters, 20 August) may well be right about the microwave oven’s contribution to the UK’s excessive consumption of sugar. • The reviewer might have crucified The Cafe (G2, 20 August), but I am a Guardian reader and I adored it. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com

Political correctness gone mad in jerk row | Brief letters

Political correctness gone mad in jerk row | Brief letters

Christine Benson (Letters, 17 August) need not be concerned. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters