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‘We sponsored an opera seat for our cat’: readers on commemorating their beloved pets
From a pottery paw print to a treasured tattoo, contributors share their ideas for keeping their pets’ memories alive

Guardian readers

20, Oct, 2021 @10:35 AM

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‘My friends called him PC Perv’: the police officers who prey on crime victims for sex
Nicola Brookes was groomed by a senior officer she trusted and she is not alone – 2,000 police officers have been accused of sexual misconduct in four years. In the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder, what can be done?

Anna Moore

20, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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A moment that changed me: ‘My mother taught me to face impossible tasks – and so I carried the coffin at her funeral’
From an early age, she encouraged me to be strong, physically and mentally. Those gifts helped me through the day we buried her

Sarah Hall

20, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Vegan pet food as healthy for cats and dogs as meat, says veterinary professor
But plant-based meals still need added nutrients, says academic, and BVA warns over dietary deficiency

Rachel Hall

20, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Three things with Poh: ‘I love this item so much I considered getting it tattooed on my wrist’
One of Australia’s favourite cooking personalities shares the kitchen implement she can’t live without, and the item she mosts regrets losing

As told to Katie Cunningham

19, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Sibling rivalry: why the hellish family dynamic long outlives childhood
A poll of 2,000 adults showed a quarter of people still fight with their brothers and sisters – about everything from careers, cars, holidays and cooking skills to, of course, their parents’ love

19, Oct, 2021 @3:17 PM

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Tell us: what is your favourite Halloween costume?
We would like to hear about your most bewitching looks for Halloween

Guardian community team

19, Oct, 2021 @1:45 PM

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Tell us: are you preparing for Christmas early?
We would like to hear from people who are doing their Christmas shopping early due to concerns around supply shortages

Guardian community team

19, Oct, 2021 @12:36 PM

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All about that base! From eggnog brulee to spiced orange tart: 10 top biscuit-based dessert recipes
Sweet and crunchy, biscuit-bottomed puddings are perfection – and surprisingly varied. Here are 10 delicious desserts to try

Stuart Heritage

19, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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How we met: ‘By the time I called, she was dating other people’
When Randy Sue first saw a picture of Courtney on a friend’s wall, she jokingly called him her future husband. They finally met three years later, married and now live in Houston, Texas

Lizzie Cernik

19, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Meditation, vodka and vinegar: can the morning routines of the rich and famous make me a better person?
I am not empowered or optimised by my current morning routine. I am a bleary-eyed doom-scroller. So I spent a month ditching my phone, exercising, journalling and embracing the dawn, to find out what really works

Emma Beddington

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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An unexpected Halloween horror | Brief letters
Letters: Violent silhouettes | Chess in prison | Eating in exams | Golden eggs

Letters

18, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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