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Russian millionaire to sell 'diamond car' for dogs' home

Daria Radionova Credit: MEN Syndication

A millionaire Russian student is putting her crystal-encrusted Mercedes up for sale to raise money for Manchester Dogs’ Home.

Daria Radionova plans to put her silver Mercedes under the hammer to help the arson-hit home, which was destroyed by fire earlier this month.

The 21-year-old covered her £50,000 car in £20,000 of Swarovksi gems because she wanted to do something ‘unique and special’.

Daria Radionova said “I want to raise money for the homeless animal shelter in the UK that was burned a few weeks ago, the one in Manchester,” she told The Tab.

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Is Balotelli behind 5 figure dog's home donation?

Balotelli Credit: MEN Syndication

Mario Balotelli has apparently shown his heart is in the right place after appearing to have made a generous donation to Manchester Dogs’ Home.

The millionaire ex-City striker who now plays for Liverpool is thought to have given a five-figure sum to the home after 60 dogs were killed in a blaze a week ago today.

Staff at the dogs home suspect the dog-loving Italian is behind the generous handout - and have revealed how the Premier League star previously volunteered for their charity during his time at Manchester City.

Madcap Mario offered his free time walking abandoned dogs for the Harpurhey home while his pet pooch was in quarantine in Italy ahead of a move to Manchester. Read more here.

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Reunited: how one dog owner discovered today that her pet survived the fire at Manchester Dogs' home

Dawn Bradbury was convinced her dog Leo has perished in the fire and was distraught - he'd been picked up by wardens after going missing last week. Thankfully Leo survived the blaze and today the pair were reunited.

Meanwhile stars of Coronation Street and the X Factor judge Simon Cowell have pledged their support as Paul Crone reports.

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