Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Last year, scientists at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene began a trial to see if dogs trained to sniff coronavirus could help ease travel restrictions.

Brexit: how the new rules will change your visits to Europe

Brexit: how the new rules will change your visits to Europe

As of 1 January 2021, the UK government was advising travellers visiting the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, to have at least six months left on their passport.

Brexit deal is a rubbish gift for a gullible public

Brexit deal is a rubbish gift for a gullible public

• I have been teaching French and Spanish for 37 years and see first-hand the benefits of the Erasmus scheme (UK students lose Erasmus membership in Brexit deal , 24 December).• So the Brexit deal is Boris Johnson’s Christmas gift to the nation.

What does Brexit mean for you? Shopping, mobile calls, flying, driving …

What does Brexit mean for you? Shopping, mobile calls, flying, driving …

The European Commission says the choice to end free movement “inevitably means that business travel between the EU and the UK will no longer be as easy as it currently is”.

The new rules pet owners must follow when travelling to EU after Brexit

The new rules pet owners must follow when travelling to EU after Brexit

They will need a new AHC for each trip to the EU or Northern Ireland.

Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland

Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland

From 1 January, people travelling from Britain with pets and assistance dogs will need to ensure they have an animal health certificate (AHC) instead of a pet passport no earlier than 10 days before travel, the UK government said on its website.

Dogs need volunteers to help them sniff out coronavirus

Dogs need volunteers to help them sniff out coronavirus

Volunteers are needed to produce hundreds of positive and negative samples (Picture: Bex Arts/MDD/PA Wire)Scientists testing whether specially trained dogs can detect coronavirus sufferers are calling for healthy and sick volunteers to take part in a trial.

UK transport secretary Grant Shapps to return from Spain amid quarantine row – as it happened

UK transport secretary Grant Shapps to return from Spain amid quarantine row – as it happened

However, Jet2, whose parent company Dart Group is based in Leeds, said that flights would continue from the UK to the Balearic and Canary islands, including popular holiday destinations such as Mallorca, Ibiza and Tenerife.

Couple travel the world on the cheap by looking after people's pets

Couple travel the world on the cheap by looking after people's pets

Laura and Barry have been on an 18-month adventure thanks to picking up dogsitting jobs (Picture: Laura Fisher / SWNS)Laura Fisher, 36, and Barry McNeice, 35, have spent the last 18 months travelling the world on the cheap – all thanks to jobs looking after people’s pets and staying in their homes free of charge.

Couple stranded in Central America because they refuse to leave pug behind

Couple stranded in Central America because they refuse to leave pug behind

Abbey Walsh, 25 and Hugh Thomas, 25, refuse to leave their pug Pebbles behind (Picture: Caters)A British couple travelling the world with their pet pug Pebbles say they are stranded in Central America because they can’t take him home on a repatriation flight.

Crufts organisers blame Brexit for fewer overseas dog entries

Crufts organisers blame Brexit for fewer overseas dog entries

Photograph: Jacob King/PA The Kennel Club, which organises Crufts, said notification from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs that travel regulations for pets would remain the same during the Brexit transition period was only received after entries had closed on 20 January.

Emotional support animals might get banned from planes

Emotional support animals might get banned from planes

While insisting that it "recognizes the integral role that service animals play in the lives of many individuals with disabilities," the Transportation Department said in a statement that its proposed rule is aimed at "reducing the likelihood that passengers wishing to travel with their pets on aircraft will be able to falsely claim their pets are service animals.".

Passports, pets and GB stickers: the Brexit advice issued to Britons

Passports, pets and GB stickers: the Brexit advice issued to Britons

Renew your passport earlier than planned, buy a GB sticker for your car, and prepare to wait four months before you can take your ferret on holiday: these are all among the snippets of advice offered by the government’s new Brexit website for British citizens planning to travel to the EU after 31 October.

Dog eaten alive by maggots after leg is chopped off and left for dead

Dog eaten alive by maggots after leg is chopped off and left for dead

The dog had been tied with a rope that had embedded into his skin It had several open wounds across his back Maggots were eating the dog alive‘It could be that a dog catcher severed his leg off and put it on the side of his house.

10 essentials for the canine traveller

10 essentials for the canine traveller

1) Dogs get travel anxiety; go for short trips first... Make sure your pet gets extra exercise the day before travelling, so that s/he’s tired and sleeps for most of the journey.

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling

• It is not easy to feel sympathy for a man who dresses his cat in a collar and tie (Assange faces five years in US jail as standoff ends , 12 April). Let’s have at least one happy, uplifting story on the front page every day. • Join the debate – email [email protected]

Pets on planes: What are your rights before and after Brexit?

Pets on planes: What are your rights before and after Brexit?

Certificates costing £55 a pop will have to be purchased by owners whose animals have had a blood test showing they have been successfully vaccinated against rabies; these tests must be carried out three months before the date of travel.

Brexit: Pets will need rabies checks costing up to £60 when travelling to Europe after no-deal, government warns

Brexit: Pets will need rabies checks costing up to £60 when travelling to Europe after no-deal, government warns

“We are also concerned that pet travel changes under a no-deal Brexit could spark a surge in demand for small animal vets and laboratory capacity to fulfil increased requirements for rabies testing and vaccination at a time when the workforce is already experiencing shortfalls.

Photographer travels the world capturing stunning images of dogs

Photographer travels the world capturing stunning images of dogs

Siberian husky, Mira at Diamond Beach, Jokulsarlon, Iceland (Picture: Alicja Zmyslowska / SWNS.com)A photographer has travelled the world capturing amazing images of dogs in the most beautiful locations. Ciri the border collie in Bymarka forest in Trondheim, Norway.(Picture: Alicja Zmyslowska / SWNS.com)She has also run workshops for photographing dogs across Europe.

Top 7 Dog-Friendly Cities in the United States

Top 7 Dog-Friendly Cities in the United States

From places with more than 300 sunny days annually to those teeming with pet-friendly hotels, here are seven dog-friendly cities with plenty to offer pooches and their parents. From off-leash parks and hiking trails to dog-friendly restaurants, breweries and coffee shops, Seattle welcomes all dog-lovers and their canine companions with open arms.”