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Tower of London ravens to be raised in Suffolk pub
The first chicks to hatch at the Tower in decades are set for life with a landlord guardian.

Pets At Home shares soar

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It's been a fantastic day for Pets at Home. The pet shop chain's shares are up almost 10% after this morning's better-than-expected annual results.

The 452-strong chain said retail like-for-like sales rose 5.1% in the year, with group-wide comparable store sales up 5.7%.

The rise comes despite the group's pre-tax profits slumping 37.7% to £49.6m after it took a £40.1m hit on its overhaul of the group's chain of veterinary practices after rapid expansion in recent years.

Chief executive Peter Pritchard said the group was on track to return to profit growth in 2020-21.

Mining the Moon

Who owns the Moon’s natural resources?
Prof Monica Grady discusses the materials on the Moon that may be of value to future space missions, and the need to protect them from exploitation.

Photo: An Apollo 17 astronaut taking a core sample on the Moon. (NASA/Corbis via Getty Images)
Beavers in Essex doing 'better job' creating flood defences
Two dam-building mammals have been introduced to Essex 400 years after being hunted to extinction.