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April 4, 2002

Travelling pets still at risk, says vet expert
An animal expert today warned pet owners to be aware of the risks from disease when taking their pets abroad. Susan Shaw, of Bristol University’s department of clinical veterinary science, told the British Small Animal Veterinary Association congress that pets travelling in and out of the UK still faced the risk of disease and infection despite the introduction of the government’s pet passport.

Bronze Age treasure unearthed in Kent
An extremely rare Bronze Age golden cup has been unearthed in a field, archaeologists announced today. The embossed four-and-a-half-inch high cup was found by a man in Kent using a metal detector. Dating back to 1700-1500 BC, the ceremonial vessel beaten from a single lump of gold is roughly the same age as Stonehenge.

Scottish scientists in Festival frame
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has unveiled commissioned portraits of key Scottish scientists to mark the launch of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Four researchers who cloned Dolly the Sheep feature in Wendy McMurdo’s study, The Roslin Institute Scientists, while Ken Currie portrays three Dundee University professors in The Oncologists.  

Sussex women escape to Jerusalem
Three women students from the party of 12 Sussex University students trapped in the West Bank town of Ramallah have escaped and fled to Jerusalem. The students were on a trip organised by the student union's Palestinian Solidarity Society, and were visiting clinics, checkpoints and refugee camps.

Widow accuses mortuary students of malpractice
A Miami man has claimed that mortuary-science students at Lynn University in Florida practised embalming techniques on his wife's body for 18 days without his permission before it was cremated.

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