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Fake veterinary surgeon Patrick Keniry jailed

Patrick Keniry treated and operated on animals at a surgery in Taunton under the name of a qualified vet.

Alabama rot dog disease cases 'mostly occur in winter'

Some dogs can develop life-threatening kidney failure as a result of Alabama rot, which has no cure.

Check NHS cancer, A&E and operations targets in your area

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

Cambridge United 2-1 Yeovil Town

Cambridge United held on to beat Yeovil Town and record their first victory in four League Two games.

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Xi Jinping: 'Time for China to take centre stage'

The president tells the Communist Party congress it is time for China to "take centre stage".

Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US

Roselyn Akombe says she fears for her life ahead of next week's presidential election re-run.

Trump 'insensitive' to soldier's widow, lawmaker says

A lawmaker says she overheard the president say the fallen sergeant "knew what he signed up for".

Catalonia crisis: Spain warns on self-rule as deadline looms

The deputy prime minister speaks out as a deadline nears for Catalan leaders to drop a secession plan.