Wetherspoons apologises to blind man ‘kicked out’ of pub for bringing guide dog

Wetherspoons apologises to blind man ‘kicked out’ of pub for bringing guide dog

Keith Valentine, pictured with Dottie the assistance dog, says he was ‘extremely shaken’ by the ordeal (Picture: Triangle News) A blind customer said he was ‘kicked out’ of a Wetherspoons pub for bringing his guide dog with him.

The eyeless and hairless cat has become an Internet sensation!

The eyeless and hairless cat has become an Internet sensation!

It's wonderful how Jasper is changing how people see beauty on the Internet.With Jasper's Instagram account, Kelli wants to let people know that even a blind cat can have a very fulfilling and happy life.

Nora the dog can’t get enough of the pub and even has her own seat at the local

Nora the dog can’t get enough of the pub and even has her own seat at the local

I’ll have what she’s having (Picture: Jam Press)Owner Simon said: ‘During lockdown it just wasn’t the same for Nora as she loves people and all of her doggy friends.

Every dog year not equivalent to seven human years, scientists find

Every dog year not equivalent to seven human years, scientists find

Instead, dogs show far more rapid accumulation of methyl groups in their genome than humans within their first year or so, suggesting they age at a much faster rate.The team adds that the study suggests humans and dogs accumulate methyl groups on some of the same genes as they age.

Dogs endure emotional difficulties in puberty like humans, says study

Dogs endure emotional difficulties in puberty like humans, says study

Asher said she hoped the findings would help owners be more understanding of their dogs and cut them some slack, noting there is a spike in owners taking their dogs to shelters when the animals hit puberty.“Perhaps they are not misbehaving just because they are naughty, but it is just like in humans – the hormones are raging and there are things going on in the brain,” she said.

Now I know how fast everything can change, I won't take life's joys for granted

Now I know how fast everything can change, I won't take life's joys for granted

This week I’d planned to write about the cats that pass through my garden and how, because the circumference of my life has contracted to the flat’s perimeter, a drop-in from these nimble-pawed visitors was the day’s excitement.I have no idea what any of it means, other than having had enough of living through “historic” times.

Unexpected joys of self-isolation

Unexpected joys of self-isolation

Don’t worry, bread-lovers, I have a solution , 1 April).• Join the debate – email [email protected]• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit • Do you have a photo you’d like to share with Guardian readers?

A bag for life that’s keeping its promise

A bag for life that’s keeping its promise

• Re purchases outlasting purchasers (Letters , 8 January), when the charge for shopping bags was introduced, a young lady at the checkout in a well known store asked me if I wanted a 5p bag or a “bag for life”.

Mince pies for pets take the biscuit

Mince pies for pets take the biscuit

I read your editorial with a wry smile (Towns and cities across Britain need theatres just as much as the West End , 7 December).• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Disappearing cats and deadly ditches

Disappearing cats and deadly ditches

• Your report on Samira Ahmed’s equal pay claim (31 October) suggests the BBC thinks it right to pay more for an entertainment presenter dealing with topics in a lighthearted way than for a programme where a journalist deals with them seriously.

An ‘accessible’ lunch can leave a bad taste

An ‘accessible’ lunch can leave a bad taste

• Wendell Steavenson’s “Flour power” (The long read , 10 October) continues the widespread fashion of the fetishisation of food in the guise of promoting healthy eating.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Country diary provides words of sanctuary in turbulent times

Country diary provides words of sanctuary in turbulent times

The supposed affection of cats (Yes, your cat really does love you… , G2, 25 September) is strongly suggested by the story of Doorkins Magnificat, the Southwark cathedral cat.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Another Birmingham TV series that’s worth a look

Another Birmingham TV series that’s worth a look

• It is good news that Peaky Blinders fans have flocked to explore the world associated with the BBC series (Report , 2 September).The BBC’s Bergerac series (1981-91) was, for example, credited with a huge increase in tourism to Jersey.

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

• If Boris Johnson wants to deselect any Tory rebel MPs (Report , 2 September), surely progressive political parties should respond by allowing them to stand unopposed.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

We pensioners can’t strike but we can revolt

We pensioners can’t strike but we can revolt

Why can’t MPs just stage a mass sit-in in the Commons (Cross-party politicians call for an alternative parliament to fight no-deal Brexit, Letters , 31 August)?.I confess to not being able to resist the temptation (Letters , 29 August).

The rights and wrongs of training your baby like a dog

The rights and wrongs of training your baby like a dog

I was surprised at Chitra Ramaswamy’s strongly worded condemnation of C4’s Train Your Baby Like a Dog (G2, 21 August).I think the programme was stimulating and interesting and showed positive results without talking to the baby like a dog.

The mother of all annoyances

The mother of all annoyances

How many more times will the Guardian tell us that Ursula von der Leyen is the mother of seven (Report , 19 July)? • Join the debate – email [email protected] • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Playing cat and mouse over posh nosh

Playing cat and mouse over posh nosh

• Christine Allen, of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, writes of the excellent work being carried out to counter climate change by many people in the Catholic church (Letters , 13 July). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Foxed by Basil Brush and his lost decades

Foxed by Basil Brush and his lost decades

She deserves her position on ability and not as yet another “race, gender, class” nominee – which is as it should be (Ofcom chief named as new chairman of John Lewis , 7 June). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit • Do you have a photo you’d like to share with Guardian readers?

Theatre by the Lake has got a decent rep

Theatre by the Lake has got a decent rep

I strongly endorse Robin Hargreaves’s letter (A dignified end for beloved pets , 3 June). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit