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Look out, the processionary caterpillar is about!

Pine processionary caterpillars have been seen very early this year, so I feel I have to put out the warning – and fast!

I have searched the books and internet to come up with more...

For many years I have known that we have a special bond with our dogs, but there are still times when they do things we are not entirely sure why.

Dogs have been used for years to assist...

It seems fitting that, after the first time in its 24-year history in which it featured a section about road tests, your favourite newspaper closes 2013 with an awards ceremony

Although I...

Give your dog a safe Christmas

Sue Ogden

Christmas time should be full of seasonal happiness but it is also a time when accidents can happen in the home.

Possible dangers for dogs:
Chocolate, raisins,...

It hadn’t been cold enough to light a fire in the sitting-room until early November, then down came a northerly wind from arctic Britain. Lugging logs in and ashes out is sufficient excuse to put...

There is a new Sébastien in town. After nine years of Loeb, Volkswagen has given Ogier a car in which to beat Citroën to the world title. Oh, and we drive a diesel lookalike.

The pictures...

Mouth ulcers

What are they?

These are sores that tend to be white in the centre and surrounded by red inflammation. They can range in size from a small pinhead to quite large. They can appear quickly...

My Portuguese Water Dog, my medic alert dog

Cleo is now eight years old. Many of you will remember the day when I first collected Cleo and brought her to my home. She had not had the best of starts ... She was eight weeks old and scared,...

First stone laid at university’s new medicine wing

A line-up of government officials and academics witnessed the laying of the first stone of the long-awaited new wing at University of the Algarve (UALG) that will house the institution’s medicine...

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