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Louise, aged 9 years, a rescued Terrier dog, receives a welcome gift at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London from the Amazon Christmas Store as the online retailer teams up with the charity to deliver bestselling pet Christmas presents to its residents. PRESS ASSOCIATION. Photo. Issue date: 15 December, 2017. Amazon sales show that three quarters of all pet gifts this year are for dogs with more than half of those pets receiving up to three gifts. According to an independent survey commissioned by Amazon, the average amount spent on the family pet this Christmas is £13. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Hordle/PA Wire

Pets are not just for Christmas

We have all seen videos on social media of excited kids being surprised with a pet puppy or cute kitten at Christmas, but this might not be as much fun for their new best friend. Christmas is an exciting time, especially for families with young children, and parents can be forgiven […]

Word on Wearside Investigation: Mother calls for Sleeping Beauty to be banned from younger classes as it gives the wrong message about consent

Word on Wearside Investigation: Mother calls for Sleeping Beauty to be banned from younger classes as it gives the wrong message about consent

A mother has asked for Sleeping Beauty to be removed from younger children’s classes at her son’s primary school as it promotes “inappropriate” sexual behaviour. Sarah Hall, from Northumberland Park, raised the issue after her six-year-old brought home a book version of the fairytale. Sarah was worried about the message that the […]