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Family heartbroken after puppy is stolen from house in Stretford

Bobby stolen from a house in Stretford Credit: Family photo

Police are trying to reunite a family with their puppy after he was stolen from a house in Manchester.

Thieves broke into a house on Hancock Street in Stretford between 2.30am and 3am on Tuesday 28 March 2017.

They stole a five-month-old Shih Tzu cross Maltese called Bobby. He was wearing a pink and silver collar.

They also took a laptop, tablet and jewellery.

Owner, Melissa Briscoe, said

I woke up to a scratching noise at about 2.30am but I thought it was just my cats.

“When I went downstairs in the morning, my home was completely ransacked. Our things were thrown everywhere and my children’s school uniforms were trampled on the floor. Then I realised Bobby’s puppy crate was empty.

“I have three young children and they are absolutely heartbroken. They just keep asking me when he’s coming home.”

– Owner, Melissa Briscoe


IoM lifeboat crew rescue stranded yacht

Sir William Hillary was launched early this morning in Douglas to assist a yacht which had ran out of fuel. Credit: Mike Howland, RNLI Douglas

RNLI crew on the Isle of Man rescued a yacht which had ran out of fuel around 2am this morning.

The Sir William Hillary lifeboat was launched from Douglas Harbour to help the vessel from Kirkcudbright, Scotland with two people on board.


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Article 50 formally triggered with letter to Donald Tusk

Britain has formally given the EU notification that it intends to leave the bloc.

Sir Tim Barrow, British ambassador to the EU, handed the written letter to European Council president Donald Tusk on Wednesday.

The minute the letter was accepted, the notification to leave was triggered.

Britain now has two years to negotiate an agreement with the 27 remaining EU countries over its future relationship with the bloc.

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