Still going strong at 98 is animal campaigner Sally Field who has been helping at the RSPCA's Millbook Animal Centre in Chobham, Surrey for 37 years.

Paying tribute to her, the Daily Mirror says that Sally Still walks 10 dogs twice a week – as well as her neighbour’s five dogs as well as helping in the centre's snack bar and on fundraising days.

She commented: “I love animals and I’ve always been passionate about their welfare. I don’t sit indoors watching the telly. People say I should rest more, and I say, ‘Are you joking?’ I don’t feel any different than when I was in my 50s.

“The kennels is my life. I always look forward to going up there. I’ll never stop doing it. I’ll keep going until I’m finished.”

The 100 year old singer Dame Vera Lynn, famed for her rendition of The White Cliffs of Dover during World War Two, has backed a £1m campaign to preserve the cliffs, reports the BBC.

The National Trust wants to buy land immediately behind the landmark cliff top to restore habitat and improve access.

Dame Vera said: “They were often the first sight of home for our brave boys. They continue to represent important British ideals such as hope and resilience even in the most difficult of times.

“It is vital that we do all that we can to preserve this important historical site.”

The Guardian informs us that a Roman mosaic, described as the best find of its kind in half a century, has been partly uncovered in Berkshire during a community archaeology project that only had two weeks left to run.

The mosaic, richly patterned with mythical characters, has now been buried again to protect it.

The find was made at a Roman site near Boxford where residents and amateur archaeologists and historians, supervised by Cotswold Archaeology, have been excavating since 2011.

A five year old boy got the shock of his life when he discovered a three long python hiding inside a toilet bowl.

The Daily Mail article reports that boy's mother, Laura Cowell, of Southend in Essex, said that the toilet had been blocked for a couple of days and they could not work out why. Eventually animal experts from a nearby pet store rescued the python.

A Daily Express story tells how a letter written by Albert Einstein criticising former UK Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for appeasing Adolf Hitler has been sold for nearly £25,000.

The two-page letter, which was addressed to a Swiss friend of Einstein, was written when

Einstein was in exile in America having already fled Nazi Germany.

According to The Guardian, an important piece of suffragette history languished in a charity shop for 10 years.

The paper reports that a banner that provided the backdrop for many of Emmeline Pankhurst’s most famous speeches had been tucked away in a cupboard in the Halton Moor and Osmondthorpe Project for Elders charity shop in Leeds.

Apparently it had been handed to the charity as part of a house clearance, with volunteers unaware of its significance, but was later acquired by a professional dealer.

The purple “Manchester – first in the fight” banner has now been bought by the People’s History Museum in Pankhurst’s home town of Manchester and will go on display next May for the centenary of women getting the vote.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is to display for the first time in almost 40 years the original drawings of Winnie-the-Pooh.

The show, says the Daily Mail, will also include a rare 1929 recording of creator AA Milne reading one his stories.

V&A director Tristam Hunt, said: “I'm delighted that Winnie-the-Pooh is being celebrated at the V&A, nearly 40 years since he last took centre stage at the Museum. 

“From the world's largest collection of E.H. Shepard's Winnie-the-Pooh pencil drawings, to homemade honey from our rooftops in South Kensington, the V&A is the perfect home for Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and friends.”

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