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Stormy reception for cats and kittens

A collection of new arrivals Credit: Battersea

With the UK being battered by gales and stormy weather, it’s also raining cats and mogs at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. The rescue centre has seen a whirlwind of cats and kittens being dumped in boxes and abandoned by their owners.

Most recently, a litter of four nine-week old kittens were found dumped in a black bag and brought into Battersea where staff named them Monsoon, Typhoon, Hurricane and Blizzard to reflect the weather conditions outside.

In addition to the site in South West London, the Home also has two other centres based at Old Windsor, Berkshire and Brands Hatch, Kent.


New Bishop of Sherborne appointed

Ven. Karen Gorham has loved Dorset since her childhood Credit: Michael Ford

The Archdeacon of Buckingham is to become the 36th Bishop of Sherborne and the ninth in modern times. The Bishop of Sherborne works in the Diocese of Salisbury with responsibility mainly for parishes in Dorset. The Venerable Karen Gorham has fond memories of Dorset.

It has been a real privilege to serve the church in Buckinghamshire and work in the Diocese of Oxford. I now look forward to getting to know the people and places of Dorset, an area I have loved since childhood holidays.

Dorset is a place of story, from Enid Blyton to Thomas Hardy, whose poetry I particularly enjoy, and we all have a unique story to tell, as individuals and as Christian Communities, of God’s love and grace. That's our witness to the world, and our biggest challenge is to have the confidence to share it.

– Ven. Karen Gorham

Heathrow tunnel blocked by protest over 'third runway'

Demonstrators have blockaded the entrance tunnel to Heathrow Airport in protest at plans to build a third runway.

Three activists reportedly belonging to the Plane Stupid campaign group, have blocked the inbound tunnel, preventing people from accessing Terminals One, Two and Three.

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