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Inseparable doggy duo looking for their furever home

Best friends, Roxy and Casey Credit: Dogs Trust

Staff at Dogs Trust Salisbury are appealing for a loving home for an inseparable doggy duo who have recently arrived at the rehoming centre.

Nine-year-olds Casey, a white German Shepherd, and Roxy the Boxer are the best of friends and have lived together since they were puppies.

Roxy and Casey are looking for an adult only home or one with older teenagers. They could live with other dogs and cats but would prefer a fairly quiet home and only need short walks due to their age.

The Dogs Trust is asking anyone interested in rehoming this "pawsome" pair, to call the rehoming centre on 0300 303 0292.

Nine-year-old white German Shepherd, Casey Credit: Dogs Trust

We hope Roxy and Casey don’t spend too long waiting for their special someone as they are super dogs with so much love to give. Casey is a bright, inquisitive and independent girl whereas Roxy can be quite shy - but once she gets to know you she will be your best friend for life.

They really do bring out the best in each other, so we are looking to re-home them together where they can really enjoy their retirement. They will make a wonderful addition to a loving family once they have settled in their new home.”

– Jacinta Lye, rehoming centre manager, Dogs Trust Salisbury
Nine-year-old Boxer, Roxy Credit: Dogs Trust


Stolen dogs reunited with owners and others waiting to be claimed

Police, investigating the theft of dogs in Kent, have reunited the stolen animals with their owners.

Officers had been searching for two Springer Spaniels, Percy and Stan, who had been stolen from the Birling area on Friday 13th January.

The found Stan later the same day, returning him to his owners, and found Percy three days later. He has been reunited with Stan.

A 25-year-old man and 47-year-old woman, both from Wateringbury, were arrested on suspicion of theft on Friday 13th January and were bailed to return to the police station today, 16th February.

Additionally, a 28-year-old Wateringbury man is in custody after presenting himself at Tonbridge police station today where he was arrested on suspicion of theft.

The owners were pleased to see their two dogs again so soon after they disappeared.

We have also recovered two further spaniels and two spaniel puppies, and are releasing their photographs to see if anybody recognises them.’

– DS Richard Pringle, Kent Police

Officers also found four other dogs and is urging anyone who recognises them to call Kent Police on 101.

Do you recognise these Cocker Spaniels? Contact Kent Police on 101 Credit: Kent Police
Do you recognise these Spaniel puppies? Contact Kent Police on 101 Credit: Kent Police

Teenager seriously injured in New Year's Day attack

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Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a young man was seriously injured in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

The incident took place at around 12.30am on Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames, after the victim had left The Magpie pub with his friends.

The nineteen-year-old was found on the ground outside the pub suffering from facial injuries. It is believed that a crowd of people were stood nearby and there was also a black Mercedes CLK convertible parked nearby.

The victim was taken to hospital where medics treated his injuries and put plates in his jaw.

Surrey Police urges anyone with information to call 101 quoting, 45170000755 or use the online reporting system found at and enter the reference number in the ‘Additional information' section.

The victim was left with serious facial injuries after what is believed to be an unprovoked attack. It will take some time for him to recover from his injuries - after welcoming in the New Year he has to eat and drink through a straw for six weeks.

The incident happened on one of the most popular nights of the year for going out and it happened in a busy location and I would urge any witnesses to get in touch. Help us to piece together the events and bring those responsible to justice.”

– DC Laura Thompson, Surrey Police


Hospital worker racially abused in hospital's canteen

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A hospital worker has been racially abused while eating lunch in a Hampshire hospital's canteen.

The 24-year-old member of staff had been sat alone at the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke when an unknown man walked past and made a racist remark towards him. It happened at 3.55pm on 5th January.

Police investigating the incident have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to. They say he may have information which could help the investigation. Officers say the man who made the racist remark was with a woman who was short and had dark hair.

Officers would like the man in the CCTV image - or anyone who knows him - to contact PC Chris Brindley on 101, quoting 44170012929.

Family thanks Coroner for investigating death of 'loving wife and mother'

Kate Rohde, partner at law firm Kingsley Napley LLP and adviser to the Cappuccini family, has made the following statement on the family’s behalf.

She spoke on the court steps at today's conclusion of the inquest into Frances Cappuccini’s death:

Frankie was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter and sister. She was bubbly, intelligent, beautiful, loving and loved.

Failures of the Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and those employed by the Trust cost Frankie her life. Nothing can heal that pain.

At least today, after over 4 years, the truth is acknowledged.

We thank the Coroner for giving the matter such serious consideration and also the media for respecting our privacy throughout this process and we ask that we are given the time and space to reflect quietly upon the Coroner’s conclusions and what we have learned at last.

There will be no more comment today. Thank you.”

– Kate Rohde, Kingsley Napley LLP, on behalf of family

Hospital Trust: We fell short of standards and sincerely apologise to the family

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has issued a statement to the family of Frances Cappuccini following the Coroner's ruling.

Frances Cappuccini died hours after giving birth to her second son at Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury in Kent in October 2012.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of Frances Cappuccini.

Patient safety remains of paramount importance to the Trust. The Trust has however recognised from the start that there were aspects of Frances’ care that fell short of the standards that the Trust would expect and we wish to once again sincerely apologise to the family for this.

As a direct result of Frances’ tragic death, the Trust has made a number of changes to its processes that have further improved patient safety and experience.

The Trust will carefully consider all of the evidence heard at the inquest to ensure that any necessary changes which have not already been made are fully addressed.

The Trust will continue to do everything that it can to ensure that we provide the highest possible standards of maternity care."

– Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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