John Coles

Associate news editor John kicked off his career in journalism when he was with news agency SWNS in its’ earliest days over 30 years ago. During this time he’s had the honor of working with some major newspaper titles including the Daily Express and The Sun, both as district and head office reporters.
CRIMINAL PROBE LAUNCHED AFTER HOMES ARE INVADED BY THOUSANDS OF FLIES

CRIMINAL PROBE LAUNCHED AFTER HOMES ARE INVADED BY THOUSANDS OF FLIES

A criminal investigation has been launched after residents were forced to flee their homes ...

PERSONALISED CANCER TREATMENT

PERSONALISED CANCER TREATMENT

Personalised treatments for leukaemia have moved a step closer after a breakthrough by British ...

COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER MURDER OF BABY

COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER MURDER OF BABY

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a four-week-old baby boy. ...

BIKER PULLED OVER TO STEAL BIKER JACKET FROM TEEN

BIKER PULLED OVER TO STEAL BIKER JACKET FROM TEEN

Police have released an e-fit of a BIKER who pulled over to the side ...

LANDSCAPE GARDENER GUILTY OF IMPRISONING MURDERED TEEN KAYLEIGH HAYWOOD

LANDSCAPE GARDENER GUILTY OF IMPRISONING MURDERED TEEN KAYLEIGH HAYWOOD

A landscape gardener who raped and murdered a 15-year-old schoolgirl has been found guilty ...

INQUEST INTO TRAGIC DEATH OF TALENTED 18-YEAR-OLD SAILOR

INQUEST INTO TRAGIC DEATH OF TALENTED 18-YEAR-OLD SAILOR

A promising teenage sailor who represented her country at the tender age of 11 ...

THIEVES CAUGHT ON CCTV STEALING PURSE FROM OAP IN ALDI

THIEVES CAUGHT ON CCTV STEALING PURSE FROM OAP IN ALDI

Police are hunting two brazen thieves who were caught on CCTV stealing a pensioner’s ...

TEEN JAILED FOR SENDING FRIENDS TO ROB A POSH WATCH

TEEN JAILED FOR SENDING FRIENDS TO ROB A POSH WATCH

A teenager was handed a lengthy sentence after arranging for his ‘friends’ to be ...

MALE MODEL CLEARED OF BITING BOUNCER AT FIVE STAR HOTEL

MALE MODEL CLEARED OF BITING BOUNCER AT FIVE STAR HOTEL

A male model accused of biting a security guard after being asked to leave ...

DRUG SMUGGLER ON THE RUN FOR 21 YEARS

DRUG SMUGGLER ON THE RUN FOR 21 YEARS

A drug smuggler, who spent 21 years on the run after escaping from prison, ...

A cat charity has come up with an unusual new way for people to interact with the animals in its care - by installing a live webcam feed. Thanks to two new webcams, people will be able to go to the Cats Protection website and follow the antics of whichever cat is currently staying in one pen at the National Cat Adoption Centre. The pinhole cameras have been installed in the top and side of the pen at the charity's centre in Chelwood Gate, East Sussex. They will be on every day when staff on duty between 8.15 am and 4.45 pm so viewers can watch the mogs eat, play and sleep. Cats Protection's virtual homing manager Clare Kiernan said the charity hopes that by giving cat lovers an insight into the daily life of some of its cats, more people will choose to adopt through its branches or adoption centres. She said: "We're always looking for ways to tell people about the many wonderful cats we have in our care throughout the UK that need a new, loving home. "The webcams seemed like a brilliant idea to us, so people can see for themselves just how funny, charming and entertaining cats can be. "Whether you're taking a sneaky break from work to log on, or watching online with the kids, the live stream is endlessly entertaining. "From the high-energy mayhem created when the pen is occupied by a litter of kittens, to the calming and relaxing vibes from a resting older cat, we hope that by tuning in viewers will get a sense of what they're missing out on." Cats Protection is thought to be the first UK cat charity to install cameras in one of its centres. The idea is not completely new, though, as The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon and Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland also have similar cameras installed. Clare, who joined the charity last July, said the cameras will always be in the same pen but the cats people get to see will change as they find new homes. She also said the home plans to put in more cameras in the coming months. She said: "The cat on show will probably change every week or so as the cats go to their forever homes. "We hope to have some kittens in there soon - we did when we were trying this out and it was very entertaining. "We hope to scale it up and put cameras in other branches of the charity. "Some of them are quite remote so it would hopefully highlight the cats there more." All camera-ready cats are ready to go to a new home and first in the hot-seat is two-year-old Eric. He has been at the home for just under two weeks. Clare said: "We picked him to be first because he is a very affectionate cat. "His previous owners said he acts like a dog because of the way he follows people around. I don't think he will be here long."

NEW SURVEY SHOWS DOG AND CAT BREEDS MOST LIKELY TO DEVELOP DIABETES

West Highland terriers, followed by Labradors are the dog breeds most likely to get ...

JIHADI JACK'S PARENTS CHARGED WITH TERROR OFFENCES

PRISONER LIFTS THE LID ON BUBBLING TENSIONS BEHIND BARS

Speaking from behind bars an inmate claims his prison is on the “brink of ...

SHOCKING PICTURES SHOW APPALLING STATE OF DISGUSTING KEBAB VAN

SHOCKING PICTURES SHOW APPALLING STATE OF DISGUSTING KEBAB VAN

These shocking pictures show the appalling state of a kebab van whose owner has ...

PENSIONERS FUMING AFTER B&Q DUMPED WOODEN FLOORING ON THEIR DOORSTEP

PENSIONERS FUMING AFTER B&Q DUMPED WOODEN FLOORING ON THEIR DOORSTEP

An elderly couple were left shocked when delivery drivers dumped 60 kilos of wood ...

CREEPY COP SACKED FOR SHOWING PORN TO COLLEAGUES WHILE ON DUTY

CREEPY COP SACKED FOR SHOWING PORN TO COLLEAGUES WHILE ON DUTY

A filthy-minded cop who shared pornographic videos with his colleagues while on duty, and ...

FASHION-CONSCIOUS THIEF CAUGHT WEARING THE SAME SHIRT ON EVERY CRIME

FASHION-CONSCIOUS THIEF CAUGHT WEARING THE SAME SHIRT ON EVERY CRIME

A fashion-conscious burglar who went on a two-year stealing-spree was finally caught by police ...

MAN TOLD TO TAKE UP GRAVEL HE INSTALLED 16 YEARS AGO

MAN TOLD TO TAKE UP GRAVEL HE INSTALLED 16 YEARS AGO

A council has ordered a homeowner to restore a grass verge outside his house ...

BOWEL CANCER MAY BE DETECTED EARLIER

BOWEL CANCER MAY BE DETECTED EARLIER

Meat loaded diets are the leading cause of bowel cancer in the Western world. ...

WORKERS DON’T 'SWITCH-OFF' ON HOLIDAY - MANY EXPECT WORK-RELATED CALLS

WORKERS DON’T ‘SWITCH-OFF’ ON HOLIDAY – MANY EXPECT WORK-RELATED CALLS

One in three British workers don’t ‘switch-off’ on holiday while many even EXPECT work-related ...

LEVEN RESCUED AFTER RIVER TAXI RUNS AGROUND

ELEVEN RESCUED AFTER RIVER TAXI RUNS AGROUND

Eleven people were rescued in pitch darkness after a river taxi ran aground. An ...

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