Food In Bristol

23 Jul 19
Nadire Atas

The Greek island of Santorini is arguably one of the world’s most idyllic islands and ranks among my favorite destinations on earth. Perched high above the deep blue Aegean Sea, Santorini’s whitewashed villages are clustered atop dramatic cliffs, with black sand beaches resting at the bottom. The island was shaped some 3,600 years ago by one of the […]

23 Jul 19
The Scottish Sun
GREGGS has a secret menu stacked high with 23 delicious looking treats, but you can only get your hands on them in some areas of the country. That’s because while you can pick up a sausage roll from any of the fast-food chain’s branches, some snacks are only available in certain regions. Greggs’ has a secret menu of treats but you can only get them in certain parts of the country This is because that’s typically where they were traditionally made and where shoppers still want to get their mitts on them. They include Welsh cakes, which are unsurprisingly only available in Wales, and Devon doughnuts, which are somewhat surprisingly only available in Scotland, not Devon. A Greggs spokesperson said: “Historically our regional bakeries had responsibility for making their own products which resulted in some local Greggs delicacies. “Some of these were so popular that as the business has grown, we are still selling them today.” [boxout headline=”What’s on Greggs’ regional menu?” intro=”HERE’S what you can find on Greggs’ regional menu:”] Sandwiches Bloomers – Scotland Stotties – North East Savoury Corned Beef – West, North East, Leeds, Wales Meat & Potato Bake – Manchester Scotch Pie – Scotland Savoury Mince Pie – North East Sweet Apple Danish – South East, Scotland, West Bread Pudding – South Cheese Scone – North East Choc Flake Cake – Wales Custard Tart – West Devon Doughnut – Scotland Empire Biscuit – North East & Scotland French Fancy – Scotland Fruit Scone – North East & Scotland Jumbo Choc Ring Doughnut – Scotland London Cheesecake – South East Peach Melba – North East Pineapple Cake – Scotland Pink Iced Finger – North East Tottenham Cake – South East Vanilla Doughnut – Scotland Welsh Cake – Wales [/boxout] We’ve rounded-up some of baked goods fans have found and where they reckon you can get your hands on them. Apple Danish – South East, Scotland, West This apple Danish topped looks like a tasty treat Greggs’ apple Danish’s look like tasty treats but you can only find them in the South East, Scotland and the West. Bread and butter pudding – South You can get a slice of bread and butter pudding in some areas of the country Some Greggs stores sell slices of bread and butter pudding – a dessert usually made from leftover bread which is then sometimes filled with various fruits and nuts. But you can reportedly only get your mitts on these in the South of England. Greggs launch delivery service in Glasgow with Just Eat Cheese scone – North East Cheese scones are only available in the North East Everyone loves a cheese scone but sadly you can only pick up these bad boys in Greggs stores in the North East. Corned beef pasty – Leeds, North East, Wales, and West Corned beef pasties can be found around the UK – but not in the South or Scotland If you’re up north, in Wales or down in the west country you can get your hands on a pasty stuffed with corned beef. One Twitter user was left disappointed when she tried to order one in London. She wrote: I went into the Greggs in London and asked for a corned beef pasty, they said they didn’t do them. “I said I had one in Cardiff on the weekend, they said it’s just Wales and some of the North which stock them.” I went into the Greggs in London and asked for a corned beef pasty, they said they didn’t do them. I said I had one in Cardiff on the weekend, they said it’s just Wales & some of the North who stock them 😂 — emmajane goodwin (@welshmadam) June 26, 2019 Empire biscuits – North East and Scotland You can only get your hands on a empire biscuit in Scotland and the North East Empire biscuits are two layers of biscuit sandwiched with jam and topped with icing and a glace cherry on top. But you’ll have to up north to try them as they’re only in the North East and in Scotland. One Scottish Greggs fan tweeted: “Just found out empire biscuits are only a thing in Scotland?? Guy in Greggs had never heard of them?? I’m moving home.” just found out empire biscuits are only a thing in Scotland?? guy in Greggs had never heard of them?? I’m moving home — emma (@emmaharrisonxx) July 20, 2019 French Fancy – Scotland Greggs sells French Fancies – but only in Scotland Greggs sells French Fancies topped with yellow and white icing in its Scottish stores but you can’t get them anywhere else in the UK. Mr Kipling anyone? London cheesecake While they sound sweet London cheesecakes are actually a savoury pastry – and you can only get them in the south of England. Peach melbas – North East It seems you can only get a peach melba in the north east Another treat only available to those in the North East of England is the peach melba where the classic pudding is covered with pastry and filled with cream. One Twitter user wrote: “#Greggs Peach Melbas a delicacy they hide in the North. Should be sold everywhere!!!” #Greggs Peach Melbas a delicacy they hide in the North. Should be sold everywhere!!! pic.twitter.com/1Kq7WUODi6 — Tony Kearins (@tkearins) July 19, 2019 Scotch Pie – Scotland These short-crust pastry Scotch Pies can only be found in Scotland – the name was a bit of a giveaway! Stotties – North East One Twitter user snapped a picture of his stottie filled with ham and pease pudding Stotties – a type of large, springy bread roll that’s often stuffed with ham and pease pudding are only available in the North East of England. Fans suggest you can typically get your hands on one in and around Newcastle. One Twitter user said: “Confirmed the line for the south is at Middlesbrough today. Went to Greggs in Manc and asked for a stottie, got told they’ve never heard of it and must only be sold in the north east”. Confirmed the line for the south is at Middlesbrough today. Went to Greggs in Manc and asked for a stottie, got told they’ve never heard of it and must only be sold in the north east x southerners 😷 — Hajra Sattar (@hajsattarx) July 2, 2019 Tottenham cake – South East Tottenham Cake only seems to be available in the South East Only those who are lucky enough to live in the South East can reportedly pick up a Tottenham cake in Greggs. This is a light sponge tray bake with raspberry and coconut icing. We don’t know why it’s called a Tottenham cake but perhaps the recipe was first thought up in Tottenham in north London. One fan in Bristol couldn’t believe the cakes weren’t available in the South West, tweeting: “Oi @GreggsOfficial Bristol Greggs is so s***, we don’t get stotties OR Tottenham cake. It’s not fair.” oi @GreggsOfficial Bristol greggs are so shit, we don't get stotties OR tottenham cake. it's not fair. — Teenage Kicks @ Ed Fringe OIOI (@roisin_CL) June 13, 2019 Vanilla doughnut – Scotland This Apple Danish topped with cream looks like a tasty treat You can get your mitts on a cream-topped vanilla doughnut – but only in Greggs’ Scottish stores. Greggs often releases seasonal bakes that are available for a limited time, such as its Cajun chicken bake, which is around until September 1. [article-rail-topic title=”More on Greggs” term_id=”598″ posts_number=”6″ /] Its Christmas range even included a sausage roll phone cover and Christmas jumper. If you can’t be bothered to go down to your local Greggs, you can now order to your door – but only in three cities. [bc_video video_id=”6036436246001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Piers Morgan in new rant about calories in a Greggs vegan sausage roll as Susanna Reid screams, ‘​Do you not​ get it​?’ “] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@thesun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200
23 Jul 19
The Sun
GREGGS has a secret menu stacked high with 23 delicious looking treats, but you can only get your hands on them in some areas of the country. That’s because while you can pick up a sausage roll from any of the fast-food chain’s branches, some snacks are only available in certain regions. Greggs’ has a secret menu of treats but you can only get them in certain parts of the country This is because that’s typically where they were traditionally made and where shoppers still want to get their mitts on them. They include Welsh cakes, which are unsurprisingly only available in Wales, and Devon doughnuts, which are somewhat surprisingly only available in Scotland, not Devon. A Greggs spokesperson said: “Historically our regional bakeries had responsibility for making their own products which resulted in some local Greggs delicacies. “Some of these were so popular that as the business has grown, we are still selling them today.” [boxout headline=”What’s on Greggs’ regional menu?” intro=”HERE’S what you can find on Greggs’ regional menu:”] Sandwiches Bloomers – Scotland Stotties – North East Savoury Corned Beef – West, North East, Leeds, Wales Meat & Potato Bake – Manchester Scotch Pie – Scotland Savoury Mince Pie – North East Sweet Apple Danish – South East, Scotland, West Bread Pudding – South Cheese Scone – North East Choc Flake Cake – Wales Custard Tart – West Devon Doughnut – Scotland Empire Biscuit – North East & Scotland French Fancy – Scotland Fruit Scone – North East & Scotland Jumbo Choc Ring Doughnut – Scotland London Cheesecake – South East Peach Melba – North East Pineapple Cake – Scotland Pink Iced Finger – North East Tottenham Cake – South East Vanilla Doughnut – Scotland Welsh Cake – Wales [/boxout] We’ve rounded-up some of the baked goods fans have found and where you can get your hands on them. Apple Danish – South East, Scotland, West This apple Danish looks like a tasty treat Greggs’ apple Danish looks like a tasty treat but you can only find them in the South East, Scotland and the West. Bread and butter pudding – South You can get a slice of bread and butter pudding in some areas of the country Some Greggs stores sell slices of bread and butter pudding – a dessert usually made from leftover bread which is then sometimes filled with various fruits and nuts. But you can only get your mitts on these in the South of England. Cheese scone – North East Cheese scones are only available in the North East Everyone loves a cheese scone but sadly you can only pick up these bad boys in Greggs stores in the North East. Corned beef pasty – Leeds, North East, Wales, and West Corned beef pasties can be found around the UK – but not in the South or Scotland If you’re up north, in Wales or down in the west country you can get your hands on a pasty stuffed with corned beef. One Twitter user was left disappointed when she tried to order one in London. She wrote: I went into the Greggs in London and asked for a corned beef pasty, they said they didn’t do them. “I said I had one in Cardiff on the weekend, they said it’s just Wales and some of the North which stock them.” I went into the Greggs in London and asked for a corned beef pasty, they said they didn’t do them. I said I had one in Cardiff on the weekend, they said it’s just Wales & some of the North who stock them 😂 — emmajane goodwin (@welshmadam) June 26, 2019 Empire biscuits – North East and Scotland You can only get your hands on an empire biscuit in Scotland and the North East Empire biscuits are two layers of biscuit sandwiched with jam and topped with icing and a glace cherry on top. But you’ll have to up north to try them as they’re only in stores in the North East and in Scotland. One Scottish Greggs fan tweeted: “Just found out empire biscuits are only a thing in Scotland?? Guy in Greggs had never heard of them?? I’m moving home.” just found out empire biscuits are only a thing in Scotland?? guy in Greggs had never heard of them?? I’m moving home — emma (@emmaharrisonxx) July 20, 2019 French Fancy – Scotland Greggs sells French Fancies – but only in Scotland Greggs sells French Fancies topped with yellow and white icing in its Scottish stores but you can’t get them anywhere else in the UK. Mr Kipling anyone? London cheesecake You can only get London cheesecakes in the south of England While they look like savoury pasties with grated cheese on top – and nothing like an actual cheesecake – these are actually a sweet item usually filled with jam and an almond paste. But you can only get them in the south of England. Peach melbas – North East You can only get a peach melba in the north east Another treat only available to those in the North East of England is the peach melba where the classic pudding is covered with pastry and filled with cream. One Twitter user wrote: “#Greggs Peach Melbas a delicacy they hide in the North. Should be sold everywhere!!!” #Greggs Peach Melbas a delicacy they hide in the North. Should be sold everywhere!!! pic.twitter.com/1Kq7WUODi6 — Tony Kearins (@tkearins) July 19, 2019 Scotch Pie – Scotland The yummy-looking pies can only be found in Greggs in Scotland These short-crust pastry Scotch Pies can only be found in Scotland – the name was a bit of a giveaway! Stotties – North East One Twitter user snapped a picture of his stottie filled with ham and pease pudding Stotties – a type of large, springy bread roll that’s traditionally stuffed with ham and pease pudding are only available in the North East of England. Fans suggest you can typically get your hands on one in and around Newcastle. Back in 2013, Greggs trialled the stottie in a handful of stores down South and asked its Twitter followers whether the baked good should head South for good – but it seems they weren’t a success. One Twitter user said: “Confirmed the line for the south is at Middlesbrough today. Went to Greggs in Manc and asked for a stottie, got told they’ve never heard of it and must only be sold in the north east”. Confirmed the line for the south is at Middlesbrough today. Went to Greggs in Manc and asked for a stottie, got told they’ve never heard of it and must only be sold in the north east x southerners 😷 — Hajra Sattar (@hajsattarx) July 2, 2019 Tottenham cake – South East Tottenham cake is available in the South East Only those who live in the South East are lucky enough to be able to pick up a Tottenham cake in Greggs. This is a light sponge tray bake with raspberry and coconut icing on top. It’s reportedly called a Tottenham cake because it was first created in Tottenham in north London by a Quaker in the 1800s as a cheap treat for local children. Back then, it’s thought the pink icing was made from mulberries grown in a Quaker burial ground. One fan in Bristol couldn’t believe the cakes weren’t available in the South West, tweeting: “Oi @GreggsOfficial Bristol Greggs is so s***, we don’t get stotties OR Tottenham cake. It’s not fair.” oi @GreggsOfficial Bristol greggs are so shit, we don't get stotties OR tottenham cake. it's not fair. — Teenage Kicks @ Ed Fringe OIOI (@roisin_CL) June 13, 2019 Vanilla doughnut – Scotland This vanilla doughnut topped with cream looks like a tasty treat You can get your mitts on a cream-topped vanilla doughnut – but only in Greggs’ Scottish stores. [article-rail-topic title=”More on Greggs” term_id=”598″ posts_number=”6″ /]   Greggs often releases seasonal bakes that are available for a limited time, such as its Cajun chicken bake, which is around until September 1. Its Christmas range even included a sausage roll phone cover and Christmas jumper. If you can’t be bothered to go down to your local Greggs, you can now order to your door – but only in three cities. [bc_video video_id=”6036436246001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Piers Morgan in new rant about calories in a Greggs vegan sausage roll as Susanna Reid screams, ‘​Do you not​ get it​?’ “] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Money team? Email us at money@the-sun.co.uk
23 Jul 19
News Archives Uk

Inflatable aqua parks Jump, jump, dive and jump through Atlantis, a new aqua park in the National Diving and Activity Center of Chepstow, Monmouthshire. It has five floating zones of increasing difficulty each and routes with slides, climbing walls and obstacles in Total Wipeout style (£ 30 per person, under 8 years not allowed). The […]

23 Jul 19
Ryan and Elizabeth Goss

Day 1 We arrived at the Belfast City airport to grab our 9:55 am flight to Glasgow on an airline called Flybe. The tickets were 60 pounds each and the flight took roughly 30 minutes. We boarded the propjet plane and were over the Inner Sea within 10 minutes. Collecting our bags was a breeze […]

23 Jul 19
web design in bristol

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the […]

23 Jul 19
Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, FAND

I just returned from a week-long adventure in Alaska, thanks to Trident Seafoods “Women of Seafood” program. The goal of the sponsored travel is education, fishing, and fellowship and all three objectives were met with resounding success. Prior to my trip, I asked you what you wanted to know about seafood and you responded with thoughtful, probing […]

23 Jul 19
bristol bakery

Mother Myrick’s Confectionery began in 1977 as a small fudge shop in the beautiful resort town of Manchester Vermont. During that first year, Ron started making Mother Myrick’s now famous buttercrunch toffee, caramels and chocolate assortments. Jacki, Ron’s wife, brought her expertise in food and customer service to the fledgling business. We are very proud […]

23 Jul 19
Justice4Poland.com

Ex-Pharma Sales Reps Speaks Out – Pharma Not in Business of Health, Healing, Cures, Wellness.   Gwen Olsen spent fifteen years as a pharmaceutical sales rep working for such healthcare giants as Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Abbott Laboratories. She enjoyed a successful, fast-paced career until several conscious-altering experiences began awakening her to the […]

23 Jul 19
Masterwork Arts

Handmade pottery bowls crafted from real grape leaves picked from in Bristol, Tennessee. Each leaf is hand cut and pieced together to form a beautiful bowl. The glaze is food safe so don’t hesitate to use it for serving food or just as a decorative addition to your home decor.

Not dishwasher, freezer, or microwave safe.

The items you see and order are the items you will get.

22 Jul 19
The Scottish Sun
DEVASTATED chihuahua owner Rebecca Hill broke down yesterday as she said how her dog was snatched by a marauding seagull and pleaded: ‘’Please help find my Gizmo’’. Shop worker Rebecca, 24, urged neighbours to keep an eye out for her loveable pet in the desperate hope he is still be alive. Rebecca Hill is desperate to get her beloved chihuahua Gizmo back Gizmo was snatched by a seagull from Becca’s back garden in Paignton, Devon The four-year-old  was picked up by a huge gull as he played outside in the back garden in Paignton, Devon, while partner Ashley Rawlings looked on horrified. Pregnant Rebecca said in tears:“I’m just hoping he’s been dropped somewhere and can’t get out or he’s on a roof and can’t get down. “But until I know exactly what’s happened I won’t be able to rest – he’s my baby and I really miss him and want him back home. “I’m pleading with people locally to have a look in sheds and listen out to see if they can hear him yelping. “Gizmo was rescued two years ago from a dog breeder and he was my baby. He was my favourite out of the three and I really miss him. “He would snuggle up under the quilt with me and you wouldn’t even know he was there. “When I first got him from the rescue centre he was in a real mess. He had been badly neglected with cuts around his ears. “When he first came to me he became so used to a new home and he was amazingly loving even given he had been so badly treated by his previous owner. He was used to breed with other chihuahuas. “Gizmo was such a loving animal and became so attached to me that he used to sleep on my shoulder. “He was always carried everywhere and I was really protective of him because he was just so vulnerable. “Although he was a rescue dog he is a really sociable animal and would go to anyone. “I’m just so shocked and would not expect something like this to happen. MOMENT GIZMO SNATCHED “My partner Ashley was hanging the washing out when Gizmo went out on Sunday lunchtime to go to the toilet. He would normally just lie in his bed. “And it all happened so quickly, one minute he was in the garden and then there was a yelp and Ashley saw him being carried off by the seagull. “I love animals but these birds are real pests and can cause real damage, but this time of year the seagulls are looking for food for their young and obviously saw Gizmo as an easy picking. “I’ve seen them take ducklings from a pond and swallow them whole and that was just so upsetting. “I doubt whether they would be able to do that with Gizmo who weighs about 5lbs. I just need to know what’s happened to him – I don’t care if it’s bad news I just need to know. But Gizmo could be lying injured somewhere so I need to do everything I can to try to find him. “I’ve been leafleting the area asking if anyone has seen him and I’m just desperate to get him back. “I’m a real animal lover and this has just really sickened me to the core.” GIZMO OWNER TROLLED Rebecca initially posted an appeal on Facebook for help in finding Gizmo but had to then take it down after she was targeted by sick trolls making fun of her plight. UAV Lost Dog Search & Rescue, who are assisting the hunt for Gizmo, said: “She removed the post due to unnecessary trolling and hateful and spiteful comments where people were making a joke of the situation. “She is very upset by the events and took the decision to remove the post.” Partner Ashley, 32, said:”I was just hanging out the washing and Gizmo was behind me when I saw the gull swoop down and pick him up. “I jumped up to try and grab him but was just too short and it flew off over the houses and down towards the valley.” Rebecca added: “We’ve printed leaflets asking people to look in their gardens to see if Gizmo is there. And even to listen out to see if they can hear a dog whimpering on their roofs. “My two other Chihuahuas Amber, four, and Millie, nine, are really missing Gizmo and especially Amber who was really close to Gizmo. She keeps moaning and going to the backdoor looking for him. They just haven’t settled all night and they are on the look out all the time. “Gizmo is microchipped so if anyone finds him they can bring him back to me straight away. “Seagulls are pests. To the tourists who come down to this part of the world in the summer they might look loveable but they can be really aggressive. “I just want to warn people that this could happen to any small dog or cat that’s left unattended.” [quote credit=”Peter Rock, leading expert on urban seagulls”]Seagulls will eat anything[/quote] Last night Peter Rock, the country’s leading expert on urban seagulls, told The Sun:”It’s possible the bird was protecting her young. There may well be a nest nearby and one of the fledglings may have fallen out and the dog got too close. “We have seen an increase in seagull numbers over suburbia because of the ready availability of food from bins and rubbish. “If they can get something down their throats then they will eat it. I’ve heard of pigeons and rabbits being eaten whole and they are capable of pulling them apart. “Given the chance they will eat anything and this poor dog sound about the size of a rabbit but I do hope she gets him back.” Peter added: “Seagulls have been known to swoop low and act aggressively towards humans and even picking up a small baby may not be beyond the realms of possibility.” [boxout headline=”Gull ‘could have been protecting its young'”]Bird experts have said it is rare for seagulls to attack dogs or other animals, but that it is possible for one of the birds to lift a small dog and fly away. Tony Whitehead a gull expert at the RSPB said: “There are two things that could have caused this, the first one is that there’s been a young gull recently fledged landing in an enclosed back garden where the dog is, and there’s been some conflict, so the parents will have swept down to remove the bird. “It’s possible it’s simply predation. Gulls are great opportunists, they aren’t going to distinguish between a particularly small dog and a small bird. “What I would say is, especially at this time of year where adult birds are particularly protective of their youngsters, if you have a very small dog, keep an eye on it.” Peter Rock, an ornithologist at the University of Bristol told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: “These gulls are very large and as you know, if you’ve been around gulls, you’ll know they’re very large and are quite capable of picking up small animals, quite commonly they will kill pigeons that look a little bit under the weather. “If you have a very tiny little dog I suggest you don’t let it run around on your garden as it might well become a meal. It would have to be very tiny like this one was.”[/boxout] [article-rail-section title=”most read in uk news” posts_category=”141″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /]   A seagull pictured near the scene of the attack yesterday Posters have been put up in the area as the search for Gizmo continues Rebecca said her partner saw the seagull swoop on Gizmo The mum said her six-year-old was distraught over the missing dog Rebecca = is desperate to get her beloved chihuahua back Rebecca is desperate to find her dog after a seagull carried Gizmo off [bc_video video_id=”6054620020001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”A wildlife photographer has captured the savage moment a seagull swallowed a rabbit whole “] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. 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22 Jul 19
The Sun
DEVASTATED chihuahua owner Rebecca Hill broke down yesterday as she said how her dog was snatched by a marauding seagull and pleaded: ‘’Please help find my Gizmo’’. Shop worker Rebecca, 24, urged neighbours to keep an eye out for her loveable pet in the desperate hope he is still be alive. Rebecca Hill is desperate to get her beloved chihuahua Gizmo back Gizmo was snatched by a seagull from Becca’s back garden in Paignton, Devon The four-year-old  was picked up by a huge gull as he played outside in the back garden in Paignton, Devon, while partner Ashley Rawlings looked on horrified. Pregnant Rebecca said in tears:“I’m just hoping he’s been dropped somewhere and can’t get out or he’s on a roof and can’t get down. “But until I know exactly what’s happened I won’t be able to rest – he’s my baby and I really miss him and want him back home. “I’m pleading with people locally to have a look in sheds and listen out to see if they can hear him yelping. “Gizmo was rescued two years ago from a dog breeder and he was my baby. He was my favourite out of the three and I really miss him. “He would snuggle up under the quilt with me and you wouldn’t even know he was there. “When I first got him from the rescue centre he was in a real mess. He had been badly neglected with cuts around his ears. “When he first came to me he became so used to a new home and he was amazingly loving even given he had been so badly treated by his previous owner. He was used to breed with other chihuahuas. “Gizmo was such a loving animal and became so attached to me that he used to sleep on my shoulder. “He was always carried everywhere and I was really protective of him because he was just so vulnerable. “Although he was a rescue dog he is a really sociable animal and would go to anyone. “I’m just so shocked and would not expect something like this to happen. MOMENT GIZMO SNATCHED “My partner Ashley was hanging the washing out when Gizmo went out on Sunday lunchtime to go to the toilet. He would normally just lie in his bed. “And it all happened so quickly, one minute he was in the garden and then there was a yelp and Ashley saw him being carried off by the seagull. “I love animals but these birds are real pests and can cause real damage, but this time of year the seagulls are looking for food for their young and obviously saw Gizmo as an easy picking. “I’ve seen them take ducklings from a pond and swallow them whole and that was just so upsetting. “I doubt whether they would be able to do that with Gizmo who weighs about 5lbs. I just need to know what’s happened to him – I don’t care if it’s bad news I just need to know. But Gizmo could be lying injured somewhere so I need to do everything I can to try to find him. “I’ve been leafleting the area asking if anyone has seen him and I’m just desperate to get him back. “I’m a real animal lover and this has just really sickened me to the core.” GIZMO OWNER TROLLED Rebecca initially posted an appeal on Facebook for help in finding Gizmo but had to then take it down after she was targeted by sick trolls making fun of her plight. UAV Lost Dog Search & Rescue, who are assisting the hunt for Gizmo, said: “She removed the post due to unnecessary trolling and hateful and spiteful comments where people were making a joke of the situation. “She is very upset by the events and took the decision to remove the post.” Partner Ashley, 32, said:”I was just hanging out the washing and Gizmo was behind me when I saw the gull swoop down and pick him up. “I jumped up to try and grab him but was just too short and it flew off over the houses and down towards the valley.” Rebecca added: “We’ve printed leaflets asking people to look in their gardens to see if Gizmo is there. And even to listen out to see if they can hear a dog whimpering on their roofs. “My two other Chihuahuas Amber, four, and Millie, nine, are really missing Gizmo and especially Amber who was really close to Gizmo. She keeps moaning and going to the backdoor looking for him. They just haven’t settled all night and they are on the look out all the time. “Gizmo is microchipped so if anyone finds him they can bring him back to me straight away. “Seagulls are pests. To the tourists who come down to this part of the world in the summer they might look loveable but they can be really aggressive. “I just want to warn people that this could happen to any small dog or cat that’s left unattended.” [quote credit=”Peter Rock, leading expert on urban seagulls”]Seagulls will eat anything[/quote] Last night Peter Rock, the country’s leading expert on urban seagulls, told The Sun:”It’s possible the bird was protecting her young. There may well be a nest nearby and one of the fledglings may have fallen out and the dog got too close. “We have seen an increase in seagull numbers over suburbia because of the ready availability of food from bins and rubbish. “If they can get something down their throats then they will eat it. I’ve heard of pigeons and rabbits being eaten whole and they are capable of pulling them apart. “Given the chance they will eat anything and this poor dog sound about the size of a rabbit but I do hope she gets him back.” Peter added: “Seagulls have been known to swoop low and act aggressively towards humans and even picking up a small baby may not be beyond the realms of possibility.” [boxout headline=”Gull ‘could have been protecting its young'”]Bird experts have said it is rare for seagulls to attack dogs or other animals, but that it is possible for one of the birds to lift a small dog and fly away. Tony Whitehead a gull expert at the RSPB said: “There are two things that could have caused this, the first one is that there’s been a young gull recently fledged landing in an enclosed back garden where the dog is, and there’s been some conflict, so the parents will have swept down to remove the bird. “It’s possible it’s simply predation. Gulls are great opportunists, they aren’t going to distinguish between a particularly small dog and a small bird. “What I would say is, especially at this time of year where adult birds are particularly protective of their youngsters, if you have a very small dog, keep an eye on it.” Peter Rock, an ornithologist at the University of Bristol told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: “These gulls are very large and as you know, if you’ve been around gulls, you’ll know they’re very large and are quite capable of picking up small animals, quite commonly they will kill pigeons that look a little bit under the weather. “If you have a very tiny little dog I suggest you don’t let it run around on your garden as it might well become a meal. It would have to be very tiny like this one was.”[/boxout] [article-rail-section title=”most read in uk news” posts_category=”327″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /]   A seagull pictured near the scene of the attack yesterday Posters have been put up in the area as the search for Gizmo continues Rebecca said her partner saw the seagull swoop on Gizmo The mum said her six-year-old was distraught over the missing dog Rebecca = is desperate to get her beloved chihuahua back Rebecca is desperate to find her dog after a seagull carried Gizmo off [bc_video video_id=”6054620020001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”A wildlife photographer has captured the savage moment a seagull swallowed a rabbit whole “] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. 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