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Nottinghamshire County Council video calls on teenagers to check before crossing the road

A hard-hitting video which aims to make teenagers check before crossing the road has been produced by Nottinghamshire County Council Youth Arts Team.

The 90-second film will soon be shown to paediatricians, coroners, nurses and police at the first national conference for CDOPs (Child Death Overview Panel).

We particularly wanted to support young people to develop a way of getting the message of road safety across to their peers and this thought provoking film achieves this in a direct and compelling way.

– Chris Few, Independent Chair, Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board

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MP calls for action after pets killed by antifreeze

Mark Spencer, the MP for Sherwood, will use a debate in Parliament today to call for action to prevent animals being killed by consuming antifreeze.

Penny had to be put down after she had consumed a toxic substance Credit: Lee Poole, Owner

It follows the suspected poisoning of more than 20 cats in the village of Calverton in Nottinghamshire.

More: Cat owners fear for pets' safety after suspected poisoning

Concern for missing school girl from Nottinghamshire

Amy Hillier was last seen at her home in West Bridgford. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Amy Hillier from West Bridgford, Rushcliffe, has been missing from her home since Saturday morning.

Concerns are growing for the 16-year-old school girl and police are keen for anyone who has any information or has seen her to get in touch.

Amy is white, 5ft 7 ins tall and of a slim build. She has long straight brown hair.

She could be wearing either a denim or furry jacket and boots.

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Symptoms cat owners should look out for

These are the symptoms cat owners should look out for if they suspect their pet has ingested antifreeze:-

  • Usually remain markedly depressed
  • Do not exhibit increased thirst
  • Producing only small amounts of urine
  • May note severely low body temperature
  • Severe sluggishness (lethargy) or coma
  • Seizures
  • Lack of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Oral ulcers/sores on mouth
  • Salivation
  • Kidneys are often swollen and painful

Cat owners fear for pets' safety after suspected poisoning

Penny had to be put down after she had consumed a toxic substance. Credit: Lee Poole, Owner

Cat owners in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, say they fear for their pets' safety after more than 20 animals have died from suspected poisoning.

Lee Poole's cat, Penny, became ill in the summer and had to be put down after a vet discovered she had consumed a toxic substance.

Mr Poole and another owner who also lost his pet, Nick Lawlor, have been running a campaign in the village to find what's behind the spate of deaths.

They believe the cats have been deliberately targeted with antifreeze.

Calverton cat deaths map. Credit: ITV News Central

The RSPCA and police are investigating the incidents and are keeping an open mind on the possible cause.

They say it's extremely difficult to bring a prosecution without good evidence.

Urgent public meeting held over cat deaths

A public meeting has been held in a Nottinghamshire village to discuss a number of recent cat deaths.

Police and members of the RSPCA at emergency meeting in Calverton Credit: ITV News Central

The police and RSPCA met with local residents concerned about 22 cat deaths in Calverton where the animals died of suspected anti-freeze poisoning.

The aim of the meeting was to gather evidence from local people and to offer advice to pet owners in the area about how to keep their animals safe.

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