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The new centre at Jerry Green Dog Rescue

A grand opening will be held at a dog rescue centre in East Yorkshire after a £200,000 new centre was built in the grounds.

The Jerry Green Dog Rescue centre in Gilberdyke now has "meet and match" rooms where dogs are introduced to potential owners in a relaxed environment.

Dogs that need quieter surroundings or are pregnant or ill can now relax in two new isolation kennels.

The charity’s chief executive David Foulds will be opening the centre this afternoon.

Members of the public are invited to meet rescue dogs and staff, find out more about dog adoption, ask questions about canine behaviour and see the new facilities from 2pm today.

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Offers of help from as far as Japan in stolen chihuahuas case

One of the owners of five chihuahuas stolen from a house in East Yorkshire has said they have received calls "right, left and centre" offering help.

Among the dogs is a winner of Best Puppy in Breed at this year's Crufts championship, under her show name 'Made of Candy'.

Mal Hilton owns the dogs with his partner Lucy and said their house was so small "you could blink and miss it".

It's not the sort of place you kind of pull up and say 'I'm going to burgle this place', you need to know what you're doing.

– Mal Hilton

Mr Hilton said people could help in the search by listening out for the sounds of new dogs barking near their house or flat, and by looking out for an Ali Baba wicker basket, in which he believes the dogs were taken.

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Crufts winner stolen in chihuahua raid

Police have started a nationwide search after five chihuahuas, including a Crufts winner, were stolen from a house in East Yorkshire.

One of the dogs, known as Xena, won Best Puppy in Breed at this year's Crufts championship under her show name 'Made of Candy'.

Her grandmother, Angel, and mother, Io, were both also snatched, along with two others called Pandora and Evie.

Owner Lucy Hilton with Xena, whose show name is 'Made of Candy'

Mal Hilton, who owns the dogs along with his partner Lucy, told ITV News they had been inundated with calls about the animals.

"People are just ringing left, right and centre and saying 'we're here to help'. We want all the help we can, we want these dogs back before they get hurt." Mal said.

He also revealed had had calls from all over the world asking after Xena.

"This dog is famous worldwide, We've had calls from people in Japan asking after them."

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Sister says she will never give up her battle for justice

A vigil has been held in Hull for Christopher Alder to mark the 16th year of his death in police custody.The former paratrooper died in Queens Garden's Police Station. An inquest jury ruled he had been unlawfully killed.

It later emerged his body had lain in a mortuary for eleven years and, instead a woman had been buried in his grave. This week Christopher's sister Janet was told no-one would be prosecuted over the mix up. She says she will never give up her fight for justice.

Vigil to mark 16th anniversary of Hull custody death

Christopher Alder

The sister of a paratrooper who died in police custody in Hull will lead supporters and members of other families in a vigil, to mark the 16th anniversary of his death.

Earlier this week, the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed it would not prosecute anyone over the mortuary mix up which left Christopher Alder unburied in a morgue for 11 years, and the body of a 77-year-old woman interred in his grave instead.

Mr Alder's sister, Janet Alder, has begun civil actions against Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust and Hull City Council for the mix up.

She is also due to meet the Independent Police Complaints Commission next week to discuss the progress of their investigation into the revelation that she was placed under surveillance by police.

For more on this story, see: Police may have seen morgue mix-up body many times in 11 years

Police may have seen morgue mix-up body many times in 11 years

The family of Christopher Alder, the former paratrooper who died in police custody in Hull, but whose body then lay in a morgue for 11 years, have been told dozens of police officers may have viewed his corpse in the mortuary - to familiarise themselves with the sight of a dead body.

But his sister says they've had so many conflicting accounts in the 16 years since Christopher's death they simply don't know what to believe. Jon Hill reports.

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