"I love being one of the UK's only guinea pig judges - it's like Crufts on steroids"
One of the UK’s only guinea pig judges has told how he enjoys a jet-set lifestyle presiding over pet ‘beauty’ pageants - dubbed "Crufts on steroids".<br /><br />Jme Eglington has been a national judge for seven years and owns 80 guinea pigs which he lovingly keeps at his home in Coseley, West Mids.
"I took my mum backpacking with my girlfriend – to celebrate her being cancer free"
A mum is backpacking around Asia with her daughter and her girlfriend – and has been partying on the islands to celebrate being cancer free.<br /><br />Kate Gearing, 69, was invited to join her daughter, Nessie, and her partner Becca Wolfenden, both 27, on a once in a lifetime trip to Thailand. Via SWNS.
"I work full-time and earn £23.5k - I still can't give my kids the Christmas I want"
A hard-working single mum has sparked debate online after claiming she won't be able to afford the Christmas she wants on a salary of £23,500.<br /><br />Abbie Palmer, 30, works full-time as a customer services manager but says she had to walk out of Aldi because she couldn't afford a festive food shop.
"I'm so sorry": Jailed lorry driver who killed three in crash
A lorry driver who caused a collision which killed three people has spoken from his prison cell as part of a hard-hitting film by Durham Constabulary. The family of the victims and officers who were at the scene also have their say - due to distressing content, viewer discretion is advised.
"I'm worried for my safety after showing support for refugees - my car windows were smashed in"
A worried mum fears she is being targeted after she defended refugees - and has even installed an anti-arson letterbox.<br /><br />Emma, who asked for her surname to be withheld, believes the back windows on her vehicle were smashed after she appeared in an immigration protest.
"My American XL Bully is on death row": Dangerous dogs or pets in peril?
After a spate of high-profile dog attacks and a Government announcement that XL bully breeds are to be banned in the UK, we take a closer look into the issue, and speak to an owner who says his dog is ‘the most caring, loving and playful baby’.
"Our homes are covered in mud by messy builders driving lorries 8ins away from our doors"
Residents are being driven mad by lorries driving just 8ins away from their front doors - leaving their homes plastered in mud.<br /><br />Homeowners say well-meaning builders who kick up the dirt from their trucks are also damaging their brick work by repeatedly jet-washing the street. Via SWNS.
"Social media is fake - I looked happy on Instagram but in reality I was suicidal"
A Yorkshire man who lost his brother to suicide says social media allowed him to create a "false sense of reality" when he was struggling to cope.
"We fell in love with two puppies in Bali - now we need £5k to bring them home"
James Mangan, 25, and girlfriend Chloe McPartland, 20, took the dogs in after finding them on the street. They've since grown to love the cute pooches - and want to take them back to Liverpool.
A British couple who fell in love with two stray dogs in Bali are now trying to bring them home - but need £5k.<br /><br />James Mangan, 25, and girlfriend Chloe McPartland, 20, took the dogs in after finding them on the street.<br /><br />They've since grown to love the cute pooches - and want to take them back to Liverpool.