Here's some not-news: Greyhound racing is on the decline. Holy grail of the south, Walthamstow Stadium, was shut down in 2008 and there is now only a handful of tracks left in the country. London's remaining bastion is Wimbledon; dog racing has been held on this site since 1928, and against the odds these are still happening weekly.
Iain Duncan Smith has said he is "absolutely furious" at Boris Johnson after the mayor approved a plan to tarmac over Walthamstow
British people can be strangely schizophrenic when it comes to animal welfare issues. The other day I was listening to a friend arguing about the evils of the Spanish bullfighting industry. While I do share her concerns, I cannot fully support her passionate stand against a foreign issue while her own country perpetuates its own method of animal cruelty.