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Pug completely overexcited to be reunited with owner

A pug has been reunited with its owner after it disappeared from a home in Essex.

The moment was captured on video and the pug's owner, Kate Witham, says she is thrilled to have her dog back.

I had been so worried about Lola since she went missing so when I got the call from the police I was over the moon.

As soon as I saw her, her little tail went into overdrive and I instantly knew it was her. I am just so happy to have her back.

– Kate Witham

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Regularly late for lessons? That'll be £60 please

On time for lessons - but what happens if your child is persistently late? Credit: ITV Meridian

If you persistently arrive late for school - you will be fined. That's the warning to 170,000 families in Hampshire as a new council policy comes into force.

Parents will receive warnings but a sixty pound fine could be issued as a last resort where children have been late ten times or more.

Now other local authorities such as Poole in Dorset are also considering introducing financial penalties for a lack of punctuality. Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports from Greatham Primary School where timekeeping is good - and opinion is split on the new rules.

Appeal launched to build memorial for air crash victims

A top record producer has launched a campaign to create a memorial to the victims of the Shoreham air crash.

The tragedy has inspired Brighton-born composer David Courtney to start a fund-raising project called S.A.D (Shoreham Air Disaster) as a tribute to those who lost their lives.

The Grammy-nominated songwriter is releasing a new track entitled “We Will Not Fall” recorded as a duet with renowned Russian musician Marina Kapuro, to raise money for a permanent monument.

“I hope the music and video touch people’s hearts. The memorial will give the families and friends of the victims a lasting shrine and a special place to visit”, said David.

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