From THE SHIELDS GAZETTE:
A cat from Tyneside has become the biggest cat to ever take part in a pet slimming competition. Socrates, owned by Bull Duncan from North Shields, weighed 22.2lbs (10.1kg) at the start of the challenge - more than double his ideal bodyweight. He lost 3.3lbs (1.5kg). However, the champion was another cat, Amber, a 12-year-old from Edinburgh, who weighed 15.7lbs (7.1kgs) at the start of the challenge in September - more than 60 per cent over her ideal weight.