A high percentage of dog owners who drive with their pet in the car could be breaking the law. The Dogs Trust has revealed that as much as one in five dog owners surveyed admitted to regularly travelling with their canine companion unrestrained in the passenger seat. This could be against the law, said the charity. The new research commissioned by the Dogs Trust also showed 10% per cent even place their pooch in their lap while at the wheel. Nearly half of the British dog owning driving public, more than 2.5million people, are unaware that they are breaking the law and not abiding by the highway code by not suitably restraining the animal while on the move. Dr Rachel Casey, director of canine behaviour and research for Dogs Trust, said: “Dogs are such an important part of people’s lives so it’s understandable that owners want to take them out and about with them. "However, our survey shows many people don’t know the safest way to travel with their dogs and some … [Read more...] about Dog owners who do this while driving are breaking the law
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FOR years cheeky chappy Bradley Walsh has graced our TV screens as the host of popular ITV game show The Chase and gracing the Doctor Who universe - it doesn't look like the TV legend is calling it a day any time soon. But there is more to the presenter than meets the eye. We take a look at his life and career. Who is Bradley Walsh? What is his age, height and family background? Bradley is 58 years old and was born in Watford, Hertfordshire. He's not the first to mention his working-class background and his life growing up in a single parent family. Bradley married choreographer Donna Derby in 1997 and they have a son, Barney, together. The Chase host also has a daughter, Hayley, from a previous relationship. He comes in at a modest 5' 8.5" tall and often takes part in Soccer Aid, the all-star charity football match. Is he Doctor Who's companion? Yes - Bradley is new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker's companion. He plays Graham as he leads an entire group of people travelling with the … [Read more...] about Is Bradley Walsh married, what is his net worth and when was he in Coronation Street?
Sherlock Holmes returns to the stage in a thrilling new adaptation of The Sign Of Four at the Devonshire Park Theatre from April 30 - May 4. Blackeyed Theatre brings this world premiere to Eastbourne as part of a six month UK tour. When Mary Morstan arrives at Baker Street to request help following the mysterious disappearance of her father, Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr Watson are plunged into a murky world of deception involving murder, corruption and stolen jewels.Featuring an ensemble cast of actor musicians, this show is crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and one or two brilliant deductions. This faithful adaptation will combine original music composed specially and performed live with high energy theatricality and storytelling.Director Nick Lane commented: “I don’t think I know anyone over the age of 10 who doesn’t know at least the name Sherlock Holmes. He is part of the literary fabric of this country – hugely popular and hugely … [Read more...] about Supersleuth Sherlock Holmes is back in world premier coming to Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre
Having lunch with Alistair McGowan is exhausting. In between mouthfuls of sweet potato curry at a pub in the leafy South London suburb where he lives, Alistair flits between Gary Lineker , Roger Federer, Bear Grylls and Raymond Blanc. He has us in stitches as he smoothly switches between the hard vowels of Leicester and an airy French accent, but sometimes it’s hard to get an answer from Alistair himself. It’s 15 years since the last episode of The Big Impression aired, and Alistair says he’s now finally able to get the bus without being swamped by school kids. ‘It used to be an absolute nightmare, but these days it’s strictly the over 31s who bother me – I mean recognise me!’ he laughs. ‘Kids don’t know me any more, because I don’t do as much telly.’ Not that Alistair is living the quiet life. Far from it. The impressionist has two tours coming up this year: a regular comedy one with Jasper Carrott (he met the comic … [Read more...] about Alistair McGowan on why he’s never had kids
THERE have been more than 8,600 possible sightings of Madeleine McCann since she disappeared in 2007, figures show. The tragic youngster, whose face was splashed across newspapers around the world when she vanished, is considered the world's most well-known missing child. As a result there has been 8,685 sightings of her in 101 different countries since she vanished on May 3, 2007. The credibility of the sightings vary, though some were considered reliable enough to spark local police investigations. These have come from countries as far away as Bolivia, New Zealand and even Papua New Guinea, figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show. There were six reported sightings between May 4-17 in Portugal, including CCTV footage that showed a girl matching Maddie's description with two men and a woman at a petrol station in the town of Nelas. Another of the most serious potential sightings in Amsterdam was revealed when Portuguese police released their case files in August … [Read more...] about How Madeleine McCann cops have probed thousands of reported sightings in 101 countries around the world since she disappeared