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Murphy the 'mane attraction' is the 'pride' of Dogs Trust

Murphy the Shar-Pei Credit: The Dogs Trust

A dog that looks like a lion thanks to his incredible six inch long mane has been taken in by a Norfolk rescue centre.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

Three-year-old Murphy is a Shar-Pei.

They normally have short fur but Murphy has the much rarer "bear" coat which gives him the lovely long mane.

He is being cared for at the Dogs Trust in Snetterton but a new owner is picking him up on Saturday.

Murphy the lion look-alike Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Handsome Murphy has so much potential and loves a fuss being made of him and receiving attention when he gets used to you."

– Diane McLelland-Taylor, Dogs Trust, Snetterton


Sailor who carried out daring sea rescue nominated for award

A sailor from Cambridge who carried out a daring rescue off the coast of Australia - during a round the world yacht race has been nominated for an award.

Gavin Reid and his crew responded to an SOS from another yacht. He volunteered to swim to their boat and then climbed the mast to help a man who was tangled in the rigging.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes.

Appeal to reunite lost Luton airport 'teddy' with owner takes off

Shackleton is becoming well travelled. Credit: Captain Matt Clutterbuck

When an easyJet pilot boarded his plane at Luton Airport to find a child's teddy bear under a seat you might have expected it to end up in lost property.

But so concerned was Captain Matt Clutterbuck that a youngster was spending Christmas without their treasured toy he embarked on a one man mission to reunite the pair.

Now his appeal has been shared thousands of times on social media.

Watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey.

Peterborough man in Nene swim for cancer charity

A man from Peterborough has swum eight miles up the River Nene to raise money for charity.

Dan Edgerton braved near freezing temperatures to complete the swim from Wansford in Cambridgeshire to Peterborough.

He has so far raised over a thousand pounds for MacmillanCancer.

Dan at the finish. Credit: ITV Anglia.


21-month-old nominated for 'Little Hero' award

Priya was just two pounds when she was born. Credit: Water Babies.

A 21-month-old toddler from Suffolk born prematurely weighing just two pounds has been nominated for an award.

Priya Jayaram from Ipswich spent 10 days in intensive care shortly after her birth when a string of complications left her desperately ill.

After joining her local toddler swimming club, they found she was a natural in the water and nominated her for a Water Babies Little Hero award.

Huntingdon lottery ticket worth £1 million still unclaimed

The winner is from Huntingdonshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A winning ticket worth £1 million still hasn't been claimed in Huntingdonshire, it's been revealed.

Someone from the district guessed the numbers correctly in the Euromillions draw on December 16, but still hasn't come forward.

What are the numbers?

  • 6
  • 10
  • 30
  • 41
  • 45
  • 4 (lucky stars)
  • 11 (lucky stars)

The winner has until June 14 to make themselves known, otherwise the money will go towards lottery-funded projects across the country.

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