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Salisbury Cathedral is now a glorious sight

It's slender spire towers 444 feet into the sky. For centuries Salisbury Cathedral has been a landmark for miles around - captured on canvas by Constable and photographed by millions of tourists.

But in recent years no one has been able to get a perfect shot of the ancient structure - it's been partially obscured by a web of scaffolding while essential restoration work has been carried out.

Most of the work has been finished, the scaffolding removed and, as Richard Slee reports, Salisbury Cathedral can now been seen in its full glory.


Old soldier who was famous for a post-war mission...

A war hero's funeral was held today. He was an old soldier who became famous for a daring post-war mission...

Bernard Jordan sparked a police operation last year when - aged 90 - he slipped out of his Sussex care home to attend D-Day commemorations in France. He died in December - and his wife Irene passed away a few days later.

Today they were laid to rest at a funeral service in Brighton.

Andy Dickenson reports.

Fred meets the dogs, abandoned and left to die

Their desperate plight shocked animal lovers, not just here. but around the world. A dog and her eight pups were abandoned, weak with hunger - their coats so long and matted they looked like piles of discarded rubbish.

Thankfully all nine dogs are making a good recovery, though it's going to take time to overcome both physical and psychological problems.

They are are being cared for at rescue centres in Hampshire. Fred went along to see them.


Men United spread health message in pubs

We are often told how important it is to discuss health concerns with a doctor, and now a national cancer charity is encouraging men to do the same with their friends.

Today Prostate Cancer UK begins a new campaign, Keeping Friendships Alive. It wants men to see more of their friends, and talk about their health together.

To spread the message, it's opening a number of pop up pubs. Lauren Hall reports:

Urgent police appeal: did you see Samantha's car?

Did you seen this car in Dorset? Credit: Dorset Police
Police are still appealing to anyone who saw the car with this number plate.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw Samantha Henderson's car, a blue Peugeot 307 estate car, to contact them. A body, believed to be that of Samantha, was discovered in a lake this afternoon.

The vehicle was last seen being driven in the Lake Pier and South Haven Close areas of Hamworthy between Wednesday 21 January and Friday 23 January.

Samantha’s partner Dominic Isom, 27, of Corfe Castle, has been charged with her murder.

Police thank public for help during search for Samantha

Police have carried out a massive search

Family liaison officers have updated Samantha’s family with today’s development. Clearly, this is a very difficult time for the whole family and they have requested privacy. Her children are being cared for by relatives.

I would like to thank the public for all their help during this investigation and their patience and understanding, in particular the communities in the Corfe Castle and Hamworthy area who have seen a great deal of police activity over the last week.

I am still keen to hear from anyone who saw Samantha’s blue Peugeot 307 estate car with the registration HV04 ZFM being driven in the Lake Pier and South Haven Close areas between 3pm on Wednesday 21 January 2015 and 5pm on Friday 23 January 2015 to contact me in confidence.

I am urging anyone who saw anything suspicious in this area between the relevant times to get in touch.

– Senior investigating officer Neil Devoto
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