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Lucky escape for the kittens rescued from a well

Kittens rescued from a well near Southport Credit: Woodlands Animal Sanctuary

Normally Lassie finds people stuck down a well - but this time a local builder took on that role after hearing the noise of kittens in distress.

Anthony McDerby found four kittens stuck over half a metre down the well. Their eyes closed shut with infection, the kittens were covered in dirt.

Rescued kittens being hand fed back to health Credit: Woodlands Animal Sanctuary

Anthony boxed them up and immediately took them to a vets, where volunteers at the Woodlands Animal Sanctuary in Holmeswood near Southport fed them through the day and night.

The Sanctuary relies on public support and are hosting their first Wild Western Open day on Sunday 25 June, where visitors can meet all the animals and learn more about the work they do.

Rescued kittens being hand fed by volunteers Credit: Woodlands Animal Sanctuary

You can find out more about the work of Woodlands Animal Sanctuary here



Hilda Ogden's curlers up for sale

Jean Alexander as Hilda Ogden Credit: ITV Granada

Memorabilia belonging to actress Jean Alexander is to go to auction, including items from her best known role, Coronation Street's Hilda Ogden.

Hilda's headscarf, curlers and pinny are just some of the items that are being sold.

They'll go under the hammer in Southport, where she lived for 23 years.

Ms Alexander died last October aged 90, and now her family have decided to put some of her mementos up for sale.

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