Patrick Keniry treated and operated on animals at a surgery in Taunton under the name of a qualified vet.
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Cambridge United held on to beat Yeovil Town and record their first victory in four League Two games.
Spilt fuel, emergency repairs and a burning lorry cost millions in wasted time and money.
David Fournier D’Albe, 40, was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in 2014 but died in custody two days later.
Middlesex lose their appeal against a two-point deduction, confirming their relegation from County Championship Division One.
The Traffic Commissioner described inspection facilities at the firm as "almost Dickensian".
Saharan dust and forest fires are to blame for the phenomenon, says a weather expert.
Experts say job security and a fall in the value of the pound are behind the trend.
A member of the road crew became trapped under one of the carnival carts at Chard, Somerset.
A new fleet of high-speed trains have launched on Great Western Railway.
Lando Norris follows in Lewis Hamilton's footsteps by winning the European Formula Three championship.
Bath sign experienced former Northampton Saints utility back James Wilson on a three-month contract.
The president tells the Communist Party congress it is time for China to "take centre stage".
Roselyn Akombe says she fears for her life ahead of next week's presidential election re-run.
A lawmaker says she overheard the president say the fallen sergeant "knew what he signed up for".
The deputy prime minister speaks out as a deadline nears for Catalan leaders to drop a secession plan.
Iraq's military says it has completed an operation to retake disputed areas held by Kurdish forces.
The UN's refugee agency says the nation "cannot walk away" from people it has held in detention.
The country's interior minister resigns after dozens died in the second major fire this year.
Weinstein was "holding tightly to the back of my arm" after she rebuffed him, Lena Headey said.
A judge says the policy "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor".
India's capital enacts curbs to combat hazardous smog, as air pollution hits "severe" levels.
Police say their boat capsized on Monday, and a crewmate was rescued about 12 hours later.
Les Inrockuptibles defends making Bertrand Cantat - who killed his girlfriend - its cover star.
The BBC's Feras Kilani was with Syrian Democratic Forces as they took control of the centre of Raqqa, Syria.
US-backed forces may be celebrating after taking back another city, but fighting will not end soon.
Four young North Korean defectors explain what life was like back home and what they miss most.
The Star Wars director says he knew producer Harvey Weinstein was a bully
It ran around a Brooklyn park before being caught by police.
A fight erupts after one car is driven over another, ending with both drivers being arrested.
Ahead of China's party congress, Beijing is plastered with posters praising leader Xi Jinping.
The Star Wars actress gave a cow tongue in a Tiffany box to teach the Hollywood producer a lesson.
New Paris street signs say Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli did fly across the Atlantic in 1927.
Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.
Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.
Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.
Why is Africa's most populous country struggling to educate its children?
Spain's tourism sector may be booming, but hotel cleaners are getting as little as €700 a month.
The name "ugg" is a generic term in Australia, but its US definition is prompting a legal challenge.
A Facebook page is helping to identify those killed or missing in Somalia's deadliest terror attack in a decade.
A former India soldier returns to Sri Lanka 30 years after a peacekeeping mission ended in war.
The murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is seen as an attack on democracy.
IS has lost its 'capital' Raqqa, but it has taken the might of a global alliance to crush it.
Austria's Sebastian Kurz is just 31 - but he is not the first "Wunderkind" in modern politics.
Residents of Caracas say they are frustrated and stressed by the politics of confrontation, says Will Grant.
Britain faces the highest rate of terror attacks in the last 30 years, the head of MI5 tells the BBC.
Akshay Ruparelia set up his business from his bedroom during his A-level exams.
Eddie Hall showed off his strength by bench pressing BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker.
Looking back at Crimewatch as the BBC show is axed after 33 years.
Kate, 19, wants to challenge people’s perception of beauty.
Caitlin Perry says a real living wage at the National Assembly makes a difference to her lifestyle.
NI Waiting lists: A woman who has been waiting for treatment says she feels like a prisoner in her own home.
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani says the UK government is 'not realistic' about the amount of money the UK will have to pay to the EU.
Some 245,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity in Ireland alone.
Dashcam footage showed the 28-year-old driver leaving the road to avoid a queue.
Rental costs in Cambridge make it hard for people to buy their own homes, according to one couple.
Artists including Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin donated works for surviving families.
The 70-year-old children's franchise has been revamped for the latest TV series.
1. Island life suits children. Orkney and Shetland have been identified as the best places in Britain to raise a family. This year’s children’s quality of life survey from Halifax ranked Orkney first for the third year in a row based on factors including school spending per public, class size and academic results. Shetland ranked second, Craven in North Yorkshire was third and the Western Isles came fourth. The Times
2. Could a single deep-sea wind farm power the world? A major new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has claimed that all of Earth’s energy needs could be met by a single massive deep-sea wind farm stretching across the Atlantic. The authors have calculated that a wind farm covering about three million square km (1.2 million square miles) of ocean - roughly the size of India - could theoretically be used to generate “civilisation scale power”, or 18 terawatts, humanity’s entire current energy needs. The Economist
3. Britain enjoying record number of tourists. The UK is attracting a record number of tourists, with nearly 40m people expected to have visited the country during 2017. VisitBritain, a tourist agency, predicts that overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7m with spending up 14% to £25.7bn this year. With Brits holidaying at home in record numbers, in the form of ‘staycations’, tourism is worth £127bn annually to the economy. Daily Mail
4. IMF says taxing rich does not hit growth. The International Monetary Fund has published analysis suggesting that Western countries would not damage growth if they increased taxes for the top 1% of earners. Labour, which has proposed a new 45% tax band for those earning more than £80,000, said the statement shows that fairer taxes are needed in the UK. The Independent
5. Mockingbird novel removed from Mississippi schools. To Kill a Mockingbird has been removed from a Mississippi school's reading list because it was making "people uncomfortable". School administrators in Biloxi made the decision to withdraw Harper Lee's American classic about racism from the 8th grade curriculum after receiving complaints about the language in the book. The 1960s novel has sold 30 million copies worldwide. Daily Mail
6. Speeding drivers could soon receive life sentences. Drivers who cause death by speeding, street racing or using a mobile phone may be handed life sentences under new legislation. Ministers are also exploring the possibility of a new charge of causing death by dangerous cycling after a series of incidents involving bikes. Justice Minister Dominic Raab said the government had "taken a long hard look at driving sentences" after receiving 9,000 replies to a public consultation. The Guardian
7. End to raw sewage on train tracks. Train toilets will no longer empty directly onto the tracks by the end of 2019, Network Rail says. There are still around 500 carriages in the UK that do exactly that. “You quickly learn to turn your back and close your mouth when you’re trackside and a train is passing. As I know first hand,” said Network Rail boss Mark Carne. Metro
8. Online dating crimes rise dramatically. Reported crime related to online dating increased by 382% between 2011 and 2016. Last year, 676 incidents were reported to police. Of these, 106 were sexual crimes and 240 were violent attacks. Sky News
9. The bottom line. The price of a handshake and a backstage photo with singer Ed Sheeran reportedly costs £3,400. A “VIP package” with Britney Spears costs £1,900; Rihanna’s fans need only fork out £757. Sunday Express