The boy will be sentenced in November to allow psychiatric reports to be completed.
The 4.4lb dog has not been seen since the bird snatched him from a garden in Devon.
More than half of coastal communities in England might see a fall in the number of residents under 30.
Crime victims are being "let down" because of a backlog of 830 fingerprint cases waiting to be analysed.
Three women explain what it's like to work in the traditionally male-dominated trade of chimney sweeping.
Exeter-born Chelsea defender Ethan Ampadu joins Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on a season-long loan.
British diver Tom Daley surrenders his World Championship crown, finishing a shock seventh in the 10m platform final in South Korea.
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