Pet dumping: 14 cats and kittens heartlessly DUMPED outside animal hospital | Nature | News

The eight adult cats and six kittens were squashed into three boxes and abandoned next to rubbish bins close to one of the RSPCA’s busiest clinics in perishing winter conditions. Luckily, a passerby heard pitiful sounds of meowing coming from crates and raised the alarm before the young cats were stricken by the cold or starved to death. The entire brood of eight adults and six kittens were crammed into two tiny cat carriers and a litter box and were struggling for space when they were saved near the RSPCA’s…

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London Zoo gorilla Effie undergoes life-saving operation | Nature | News

Vets had to perform delicate surgery on 24 year western lowland gorilla Effie when her keepers realised something was wrong – she had gone off her favourite meals. Effie was on the operating table at the zoo’s on site animal hospital for more than four hours as the veterinary team removed eight inches of infected bowel. For Effie, who has a two year old baby gorilla called Gernot, it was a salutary lesson on how her notorious eating habits can be a problem. ZSL London Zoo’s profile of its famous…

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Nuisance cold calls: The Shocking truth about your mobile number | Tech | Life & Style

GETTY Nuisance calls are hugely irritating but there is a way to stop them When my 12-year-old was given a smartphone at Christmas there was plenty that concerned me. Blocking inappropriate websites, deleting social media apps and setting parental controls were all top of my list before being allowed to roam free with this exciting new gadget. However, there was one thing I was totally unprepared for and that was the nightmare of nuisance calls. Getting cold called is something most adults have to deal with on an almost weekly…

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NETFLIX WARNING – If you get sent this e-mail do NOT click on it | Tech | Life & Style

GETTY • MAILGUARD Netflix scam alert – If you get sent this e-mail do not click on it Netflix customers are being sent a convincing looking message as part of a “sophisticated” scam. The e-mail features the streaming giant’s logo and even the sender is labelled as Netflix to make it appear more authentic. The scam message has in bold at the top ‘payment declined’ and claims the customer’s payment details could not be processed. It asks the Netflix user to update their credit card details and even encourages them…

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Aussie flu symptoms: How to prevent getting deadly Australian virus infection | Health | Life & Style

Aussie flu symptoms include headaches, fevers, sore throats and vomiting. While the symptoms are similar to those of normal flu, they tend to last longer for Aussie flu, and are more severe. People that are worried they may have the condition are advised to stay away from GP surgeries, as they could spread the virus further. These are five ways to lower your risk of catching the flu virus. Flu jab The trivalent and quadrivalent flu jabs could protect against the specific Aussie flu virus – a mutated H3N2 influenza…

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Weight loss exercises for arthritis: Three moves to tone upper body and arms | Health | Life & Style

Arthritis is a common condition affecting more than 10 million people in the UK.  It can cause debilitating pain, and even the simplest of movements can be hard to perform.  But those with arthritis also looking to lose weight need not miss out.  There are a number of simple exercises you can still do to work core, upper body and lower body – even Tai Chi.  The recommendations come from Arthritis Foundation, and these three exercises strengthen the bicep muscles, triceps, upper back and shoulders.  Armchair Arm Work  Holding weights…

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