This is a grim warning for dog lovers thinking of getting a special treat for their pups.
Thousands of Rohingya children are hungry, dehydrated, malnourished, sick and traumatised. They have lost everything. The weather has been unkind, with frequent rains leaving a thick layer of mud everywhere.
If all this hasn't convinced you that mermaid toast just isn't authentic, probably nothing will. We're not saying you shouldn't
Most cases of dietary indiscretion are mild and do not have lasting consequences beyond an upset tummy. As long as your dog is still active and there are no other symptoms that point to something more serious then you don't need to panic.
Winter puts enormous pressure on the NHS as common mild infections spread rapidly and demand for healthcare soars.
Thursday morning 7.00am Alarm goes off... snooze 7.18am Alarm goes off for the second time... probably time to get up 7.20am
Like Justine Greening, I can't understand the arguments made by some against spending 0.7% of GNI to relieve suffering overseas. They should remember that 7p in every £10 is a small slice of our national income when compared with the spectre of people dying unnecessarily, living without access to education or even clean water.
There has been an unwritten rule that it can take 15 years or longer between the introduction of new life-saving vaccines in rich countries and their widespread use in the poorest nations. It's a tragic and unnecessary time-lag that has cost the lives of many millions of children.