Now’s your chance to see all 259 entries in our fantastic Pet Idol competition!

Proud pet owners across the area have sent in pictures of their perfect pets and in this week's paper we’re featuring photos of all those who are competing to be crowned our 2017 Pet Idol and win the £300 cash prize.

And the winner will be decided by you, our readers!

You’ll find the first voting token on the inside back page, so make sure you get voting now.

Full details in this week's Border Telegraph - on sale from Wednesday