Animal welfare investigators have released horrific images of animal carcases found on a farm in Cheshire. James Stratton rented Churton Heath Farm near Chester. Stratton has been sentenced to 12 months and banned from owning, keeping or dealing in animals for 10 years.
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A video showing the moment a carriage on the Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers crashed into an empty car has been shown in court.
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The region’s fire chief has apologised after a tweet saying he was ‘ashamed to be a firefighter’ angered crews