Flamboyant pop star SIR Elton John has spend $19,000 (GBP10,000) on diamond-encrusted collars for the resident dogs at his local pub.

Staff at the LEATHERNE BOTTEL, near the rocker's Oxfordshire, England, home, were stunned when John and his partner David Furnish arrived with the Tiffany accessories.

A pub regular tells British newspaper the DAILY STAR, "Elton loves the dogs a lot. He always plays with them when he comes in so he thought it would be a nice idea to get the collars for them."

16/01/2005 10:58