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Secret stowaway kitten found in plane hold taken on by rescue centre

A stowaway kitten discovered at Birmingham Airport aboard a shipment from Egypt has found refuge with a cat rescue group in Derby.

Cairo looks happy after 14 days of quarantine Credit: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

After the six-week-old cat, named Cairo, survived the long journey in the hold of an aeroplane, officers from Solihull Council Public Protection team out her into quarantine facilities.

After 14 days of observation, they had three choices - to send her back to Egypt; having her put to sleep; or keep her in quarantine for a further three-and-a-half months, at a cost of more than £1,000.

This is how Cairo looked when she was first found Credit: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

But Lina's Cat Rescue were contacted and said they would take full responsibility for costs and welfare during and after her quarantine period, which ends in December.

Also, after hearing about what happened, Emirates Airline also offered to cover the costs of the full quarantine process.

Once that period is over, the rescue home can begin searching for a new home for the cat.

The kitten can be re-homed after the full quarantine period is over Credit: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council


Appeal after inappropriate comments made to teen girls on train

The man police want to speak to Credit: British Transport Police

Police have released an image of somebody they want to speak to after inappropriate comments were made to two teenage girls on a train.

It happened as the pair travelled on the 12.15pm Skegness to Nottingham train on Saturday, 22 August.

Both girls, aged 16, were travelling together on the train when a man boarded at Grantham and sat down next to them before making a number of inappropriate comments which made them feel understandably uncomfortable.

– PC Joshua Dunn, investigating

British Transport Police are issuing CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident, as they believe he may hold key information which will help them to investigate what happened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 61016, quoting reference MSUB/B8 of 5/10/2015.

Leicester's famous Diwali lights start going up

Preparations are underway for this year's Diwali celebrations in Leicester.

The city hosts the biggest festivities outside of India, and thousands attend from across the country.

Diwali preparations in Leicester Credit: @TejinderITV

The lights will be switched on on Belgrave Road and Cossington Street Recreation Ground at 7.30pm on Sunday 1 November.

Diwali preparations in Leicester Credit: @TejinderITV
Diwali preparations in Leicester Credit: @TejinderITV
Diwali preparations in Leicester Credit: @TejinderITV
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