The dogs from Manchester Dogs Trust that are desperately looking for a forever home
Is there room in your heart and home for one of these dogs?
With the demand for designer pups on the rise, far too many dogs are finding themselves abandoned, homeless, and winding up in rescue centres, whether it be because of their past, their breed, or simply their age.
Yet while many excited owners will willingly fork out thousands for pure bred puppies, there’s somewhat of a stigma surrounding taking in rescue dogs, despite the abundance of love they have to give.
Because of this, Manchester Dogs Trust has a whole array of beautiful dogs looking for their forever homes. Here are some of their finest contenders…
Bob – Collie cross
Sweet-natured Bob is on the look out for a loving family to take him in. Described as ‘super cuddly’, this thirteen-year-old Collie cross breed absolutely loves human attention, and will happily sit on the sofa with you for a nice long snooze.
According to the rescue centre, Bob’s idea of a perfect day would be a nice gentle walk, a nice dinner, maybe even a few treats and then a nap in front of the fire.
Bob is the perfect dog for those wanting a calm, friendly older boy that loves people and other dogs.
Riley – German Shepherd
Handsome Riley, aged six, is on the look out for a patient and understanding family to give him a home.
As Riley loves being with and around people, he can struggle when left on his own, so will need someone at home all day initially before leaving hours can be gradually built up – the perfect companion for those still working remotely!
Riley will be going to a home on a foster care basis to begin with pending veterinary investigations.
Bronson and Richie – Chihuahua and Jack Russel
This cheeky pair are in need of a family with enough love for the both of them – seven year old Bronson (Chihuahua) and one year old Richie (Jack Russell) love spending time with each other, with other dogs and, of course, with people.
Richie is very active and constantly wants to be on the go – Bronson, on the other hand, isn’t so energetic and although he enjoys having a potter about with his friend, the dogs would benefit from different walks and exercises to suit both their needs.
They would prefer a home without any other dogs.
Cooper – German Shepherd
Do you have room in your heart and home for seven-year-old Cooper?
This ‘goofy’ boy is a real adventurer at heart – he loves nothing more than going for long walks in new, unexplored places. Despite his age, he’s also very playful and will never turn down a game of tug of war on his favourite rope.
Because of his anxiety around other dogs, Cooper will need to be the only dog in the home.
Fisher – Greyhound
Fisher is a very sweet and gentle natured two year old Greyhound looking for a home to settle his paws into – he’s an incredibly friendly chap who enjoys the company of people and being out and about on long walks.
For obvious reasons, Fisher will need a medium-large sized garden and, having not being socialised with them, will need to remain on the lead when around other dogs.
Herbie – Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Who could say no to that face?
Aged ten, Herbie is your typical loving Staffie, and loves nothing more than to be around people and providing some great companionship – because of this, he would ideally need a home where someone will be around throughout the day.
Because of his age, he prefers shorter walks and more cuddles and naps on the sofa.
Teddy – Labrador cross
True to his name, gorgeous Teddy, aged five, really is just a giant teddy bear – once he gets to know you, he loves nothing more than to be fussed and cuddled to his heart’s content.
Teddy is a massive foodie, loves nice gentle strolls and long snoozes on the sofa in front of the TV.
Teddy would like his new home to be situated in a quiet area with access to quiet walks as loud noises can overwhelm him – he will also need access to a secure and quiet garden.
Winters – Lurcher
Beautiful Winters is on the lookout for a patient forever home that can help him settle and feel comfortable.
He can be a little shy with new people, but once you’ve fed him plenty of treats and played with his favourite tennis ball, he’ll be all yours.
Due to Winters’ worry of men, he will need a home with at least one female owner and any men in the home should be aware that it will take some time for him to feel fully comfortable – past experience with the breed is also preferred.
Rocky – Crossbreed
Ten-year-old Rocky is on the look out for his perfect retirement home. Ideal for those wanting a calmer dog, Rocky loves nothing more than to relax in the garden on a warm afternoon.
He can be a little wary when meeting new people and whilst he likes being around others, he can be shy of handling, so a home looking for a quiet companion would be perfect.
He would also benefit from being the only dog in the house.
Toby – Dutch Shepherd
Three-year-old Toby is looking for an active family to keep him on his toes – he loves nothing more than going on long walks and playing with his favourite tennis ball.
A family with experience and/or knowledge on his breed is preferred, and will need to be the only dog in the home because, while he is friendly with other dogs, he isn’t yet socialised enough to share his home with one.
For more information and to see the whole list of dogs looking for their forever home, visit the Dogs Trust Website here.
The hunt for the UK’s messiest car is on with a £200 prize for the winner
I’m lost for words at some of these!
Drivers across the country have been sharing pictures of their messy car interiors to win a competition.
The shameless and grubby lot have been submitting their entries for a chance to win a £200 Amazon voucher. It is part of a nationwide search to find the UK’s messiest car owner by vehicle service provider, ATS Euromaster.
Photographs show dirty seats, footwells piled with litter, boxes, empty packets of food and drinks, and used face masks — you might want to don some clean PPE to look at these!
Here is a selection of the best entries so far, but the competition remains open until June 11th.
Mel Crumpton, 57, from Benfleet shared this chaotic photo of litter overflowing from the passenger footwell in her Ford Fiesta.
Mel might need more than a few bin bags to clear this mess.
Rachel Hughes, 38, from Malmesbury submitted this photo of dirt and rubbish covering the back of her BMW 320D.
The poor passengers will be wishing they took the bus instead.
Satvinder Billa, 42, from Leicester shared how the front passenger area has a second purpose in this Honda Jazz.
I’ve seen tidier looking dustbins to be honest.
Helena Sperring, 30, from Shropshire revealed she likes to use her Peugeot 107 as extra storage.
Maybe she just doesn’t have room for it anywhere else?
Alison Wilkie, 56, from Harleston also uses the footwell in her Toyota Yaris as a rubbish bin.
Face masks and rubber gloves! Well, at least this mess is contained to just one footwell.
If you have a pigsty of a car, and would like to win £200 in Amazon vouchers, you can can enter the competition by clicking here.
Mars Bars to trial new paper wrappers from today
It’s available in the paper packaging at Tesco stores from today
Mars Bars will change to new paper wrappers for a trial period in Tesco stores from today (Tuesday May 30th).
Mars Incorporated confirmed switching from its traditional plastic wrapping to an environmentally-friendly paper packaging for a trial run.
The chocolate bars will be available in Tesco for a limited time while the company explores different packaging options in a move to become more Sustainable in a Generation plan.
Mars is investing hundreds of millions of pounds to ensure it meets its goal of reducing use of virgin plastics by a third in the short-term.
This includes using less plastic, recycled plastic and plastic alternatives. Once the pilot is over, it said it will use what it has learnt to inform other trials.
Richard Sutherland-Moore, packaging expert at Mars Wrigley UK’s research and development centre in Slough, said: “We are exploring different types of alternative packaging solutions for our confectionery products.
“For Mars bar, the challenge was to find the right paper packaging solution with an adequate level of barrier properties to protect the chocolate whilst guaranteeing the food safety, quality and integrity of the product to prevent food waste.”
Adam Grant, general manager at Mars Wrigley UK, said: “With our Mars bar pilot project, we are taking a big step to see how paper-based packaging works in everyday life.
“From the test, we will derive insights for our sustainable packaging strategy.
“While challenges may impact the pace of progress towards our vision, we at Mars Incorporated are committed to scaling up viable solutions where recycling options exist, and to test, learn, partner and advocate where they don’t.”
Piers Morgan and TikToker who went in stranger’s homes get into heated argument live on air
‘It was a trend. I just done it for a trend’
Piers Morgan and a TikTok prankster got into a heated argument during an interview live on air.
The TikToker known as ‘Mizzy’ called Piers Morgan a ‘moron’ during the bizarre and heated interview on the Piers Morgan Uncensored show, on Wednesday May 14th — just hours after his sentencing.
Mizzy — real name Bacari-Bronze O’Garro — and Morgan got into a spat while live in the studio. As the pair continued to interrupt each other throughout, Morgan listed the numerous extreme ‘moronic’ pranks O’Garro has carried out.
O’Garro is the person behind a series of notorious viral videos including stealing a woman’s dog, ripping up library books and jumping into strangers’ cars.
The 18-year-old was also said to have put a family ‘at risk’ by walking into their home pretending he was trying to find a study group, a court heard.
When Morgan asked why he would choose to cause ‘so much alarm and distress to so many people’, O’Garro replied: “This whole public uproar just makes me laugh because people are getting hurt over something that didn’t happen to them and that’s how I see it as.”
Morgan went on: “You go up and take a dog from an elderly woman, you leapfrog over the top of an orthodox Jewish man standing at the side of the road minding his business.
“You go up to women in the street and say, ‘do you want to die?’”
At one point the Talk TV presenter then asked: “A lot of the stuff that you do could have consequences far more serious but you don’t care do you, as long as you get a laugh?”
O’Garro replied: “Of course I care… I have remorse.” On why he pulled the pranks for social media, he said: “It was a trend. I just done it for a trend.” He then said he is his ‘own person’ and ‘I am legally an adult now so I can do what I want’.
The pair called each other ‘idiots’, and Morgan ended the interview by saying: “You’re just a complete moron.” Adding: “For the record, he wasn’t paid for this.”
O’Garro appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (May 24th) and admitted failing to comply with a community protection notice. He was fined £200 and will have to pay an £80 surcharge with £85 in prosecution costs.
The teenager, from Hackney, east London, was also issued with a criminal behaviour order, for a period of two years, which means he can never upload a video again without the permission of all those appearing in it.
The CBO also prohibits him from ‘trespassing into any private property, including residential homes, business properties, school and retail outlets’, and ‘attending Westfield Stratford City.’
Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway said: “The CBO issued is a powerful measure designed to prevent behaviour which has caused alarm and distress to our communities.
“If the conditions are breached, at any point over the two year period, a custodial sentence can result.”