What about the other key workers?

What about the other key workers?

As frontline workers, cleaners deserve better pay and conditions, writes Mike Cash , RMT general secretary, and Audrey Butler believes we are all key to society.Meanwhile, Lucy Matthews is emphatic that the Pets at Home stores do provide an essential service.

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

Dog days for Scotties as registrations of terrier fall to all-time low

Dog days for Scotties as registrations of terrier fall to all-time low

The Kennel Club has placed the Scottish terrier on its at-risk register as people favour trendier designer cross-breeds such as the cockapoo and labradoodle, and migrants such as the French bulldog and miniature dachshund. Pinterest President George W Bush had Scotties Barney and Miss Beazley during his tenure at the White House.

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.

Letters

Letters

When Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, says that Hamas “pile up as many civilian dead as they can” to make Israel look bad, he is speaking from a mind-set that has informed the political attitude of Israel’s leaders for many years.