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Animals

  • Kids Zone: Lambing in Spring

    Tap into the super cute side of spring with a visit to some frisking newborn lambs, suggests Sara Whatley

  • It's a Dog's Life: Access Denied

    Although he's not allowed everywhere, Teddy tells his human interpreter Helen Stockton that he's actually OK with that

  • It's a Dog's Life: February is not just for Pancakes

    Teddy has discovered that the month of February is far from uneventful – with many special days to recognise and celebrate, as his human interpreter Helen Stockton explains

  • It's a Dog's Life: Cleaning Up

    The annual January household clean up makes Teddy feel a bit anxious. Helen Stockton, his human translator, explains that Teddy isn't the greatest fan of cleanliness

  • Top 10 Garden Birds to spot in Sussex

    Alice Johnson from the RSPB describes some of the species of birds you might see during the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this January

  • Top Tips: Keep Your Pets Safe this Bonfire Night

    Bonfire Night is just around the corner. A night of fireworks and celebrations, it's fun for us, but not always for our pets.

  • Advertising Feature: Plan Bee

    Advertising Feature: The relationship between bees and humans dates back thousands of years, so its reassuring to know that Carl Slade is making beekeeping easier for both the novice and experienced apiarist; we sent Robert Veitch to meet him.

  • It’s a Dog’s Life - The Quiet Life

    Teddy is looking forward to a chilled out month of rest and relaxation, hopefully with some sunshine to bathe in, as Helen Stockton, his human translator explains.

  • What should you be looking out for in your Sussex Garden this Summer?

    A Sussex garden is not only a place of beauty and tranquility but also a haven for a diverse range of captivating wildlife. We have complied a list of some of the wildlife that you’re most likely to see in your garden this summer:

  • A Summer of Wildlife at RSPB Pulborough Brooks

    Alice Johnson from the RSPB offers her handy guide to spotting beautiful butterflies and wildflowers at this nature reserve within the Arun Valley in West Sussex

  • RSPCA Young Photographer Awards opens for entries

    Budding young photographers are being encouraged to enter the RSPCA’s high-profile national young photography competition which is now celebrating its 33rd year. 

  • 10 ways to keep your dogs cool in the heat

    From serving up delicious frozen treats to creating a ‘cooling cave’ - animal welfare experts have shared their tried and tested ways to help your dog stay comfortable this summer.

  • It's A Dog's Life: March Column

    Still sporting a thick winter overcoat, Teddy contemplates a trip to the doggy salon for some spring cleaning and grooming, as his human interpreter Helen Stockton explains

  • PET OF THE MONTH: Ruby needs a forever home

    Raystede has many dogs that are victims of the pandemic. They have received special training and are now ready for their forever homes. This month we meet Ruby, a 2 year old Lurcher.

  • It's a Dog's Life: Other Cultures...

    As Halloween approaches, Teddy has been pondering the influence of other cultures upon our own. Told as ever by ‘Her Indoors’, the chief provider of treats, Helen Stockton

  • Ten Ways to Help Hedgehogs

    To celebrate its 10th birthday, nationwide campaign, Hedgehog Street, is asking members of the public to do 10 things to help hedgehogs throughout 2021. The campaign launched by wildlife charities People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) aims to encourage people to make their gardens more hedgehog friendly, in order to help stop the ongoing decline of Britain’s favourite mammal.