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RSPCA appeal after cat found dumped in 6 inches of water

Puddles was found in a cat box 6 inches deep in water Credit: RSPCA

The young male tabby was dumped in a Dyke in Spalding, Lincolnshire, six inches deep in water on Monday.

The RSPCA were called, and have taken him into their care.

"He was unhurt and in good health, and he looks as if he has been cared for, so it is possible he is a much loved pet and that someone else dumped him in this callous way."

– RSPCA Inspector Andy Bostock


Decision due on hefty dog foul fine plans

Dog foulers in Daventry could be hit with a £1,000 penalty if they fail to pay an initial £100 fine Credit: Ton Koene/DPA

Councillors in Daventry will today reach a decision on whether to put forward controversial new dog control laws for public consultation.

Under the proposals, owners caught without a bag or other means of collecting dog mess could be issued with a £100 penalty notice, with the potential of a £1,000 court fine if left unpaid.


Emotional Shropshire farmer says smaller herds are suffering

Nicky Harris told ITV News Central that big supermarkets are holding dairy farmers to ransom.

She said she'll have to pick some of her herd to go to slaughter this week just to keep the wolves from the door.

She has set up a campaign page to raise awareness.

Shropshire farmer takes tough decision to slaughter her dairy cows

Nicky Harris is struggling to pay the bills. Credit: ITV News Central

Nicky Harris, a farmer in Shropshire, says she's distraught that she'll have to send some of her dairy cows away for slaughter this week because of falling milk prices.

She says big supermarkets are holding dairy-farmers to ransom with such low prices and many farms in the area are struggling to keep going.

The increasing pressure has meant sending the cows for slaughter is the only way to pay the bills.

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