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Doggy awareness week in Birstall

Dogs should have a waggy good time at Doggy Awareness Week

The Dogs Trust Advice and Adoption centre at Birstall is hosting a doggy awareness week to teach people about all aspects of dog ownership from nutrition to grooming. The adoption centre has been open for the past 18 months in the Pets at Home store and 33 dogs have been rehomed from the office.

Dogs that have been rehomed through the store are being invited back to take part in a celebratory picnic at the end of the awareness week.

Cafe customers lucky escape

Customers at cafe in West Yorkshire had a lucky escape this morning after a car ploughed through the shop's front window.

The gas mains were damaged and nearby buildings and flats had to be evacuated, while engineers worked to seal off the leak. The driver was not seriously injured but taken to hospital for checks. No-one else was injured. David Krolka runs the cafe.


Elderly woman hit by car

A elderly woman is being treated for her injuries after being hit by a passing car in Birstall.

The 84-year-old was walking along Market Place when she fell to the floor. Her face, arm and shoulder were injured. She believes she was hit by a car causing her to fall into the road.

Officers want to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened.


Funeral for woman killed by car travelling wrong way on motorway

Becky Caine

The funeral is being held today of a woman killed on the M62 after being hit by a car travelling the wrong way.

20-year-old Rebecca Caine from Birstall, West Yorkshire died after the head on collision near Rochdale on Sunday 16th September.

A 31-year-old Zimbabwean man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, fraud by false representation, driving without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a driving licence.

Rebecca, known to friends as Becky, was in the final year of a business degree at university in Leeds and was an aspiring model.

The funeral is being held at St Paul's Church in Birstall.