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Molly dies after being thrown over garden wall

Molly was thrown over a garden wall Credit: RSPCA

A dog, thrown over a garden wall, has died. Molly was dumped over the wall at Wimborne in Dorset on Wednesday. A woman, hiding her face with a scarf, was spotted driving off in a white van. The four-year-old crossbreed was suffering from a serious infection and died after being taken to a vet.

Father thanks 'fantastic' staff for saving premature baby

Young Casey is now thriving after constant care Credit: Danny Sturrock

Danny Sturrock, whose son Casey was cared for by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staff at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has praised the 'fantastic work' of medical teams.

Casey spent the first three months of his life in NICU after been born 15 weeks prematurely. The care he had in the unit meant that he was able to survive and is now a beautiful, energetic toddler.

Danny said: “If it wasn’t for the staff on NICU we wouldn’t have our precious little boy. We are eternally grateful for all they did for Casey and for the support we received as parents."


Zoo celebrates birth of red panda

Another baby red panda for the zoo Credit: Drusillas

Drusillas Park in East Sussex is celebrating the birth of a baby red panda - the third to be born at the zoo in the last 14 months.

The baby, thought to be female, is being looked after in the safety of the nest box - although some have been lucky enough to see mum, Mulan, transporting her between houses.

Head Keeper, Mark Kenward said: “The red pandas have three separate nest boxes and Mulan will move the baby from one to another, carrying her by the scruff of the neck, so she benefits from the most suitable environment.”

“Mulan is proving to be an excellent mother once again. For the first two days, she remained with her cub approximately 90% of the time."

Boy, 14, lay dying for 30 minutes at RAF training camp

A 14-year-old boy lay dying for 30 minutes at an RAF Air Cadet training camp that should have been cancelled due to staff shortages, an inquest has heard.

David Efemena died last March on a training exercise at the Bramley defence training estate in Hampshire after falling seriously ill while in his tent at night.

But it took adult supervisors half and hour to reach the critically ill teenager, from their camp which was based almost 2km away.

A post mortem examination revealed that he died from a "congenital heart anomaly", Walthamstow Coroner's Court heard.

After convincing his parents to allow him to join the Air Cadets, David set off for the weekend trip on March 21.

Another cadet, who cannot be named for legal reasons, described being awoken around 10 times on Saturday night by "strange, gargling or coughing" noises coming from David, who was also shaking violently.

Man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following reports of a disturbance in a flat in Sutherland Avenue, Bexhill earlier today.

Emergency services were called at 1.35pm after receiving a report of a stabbing.

A 20-year-old woman died at the scene.

Police carried out a search of the area for the suspect, who is known to the victim, and arrested a 21-year-old Bexhill man on suspicion of murder.

He is currently in custody.

"We are in the early stages of the investigation and are appealing to anyone who heard any disturbance or saw anything suspicious around this time in Sutherland Avenue to contact police."

– Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team


Residents invited to have say on Stratton Green bridge

A drop-in event to explain more about the work and provide residents with an opportunity to ask questions, will be held on Thursday, 17 September

Swindon residents are invited to attend a drop-in event to find out more about the work that will soon be taking place to prepare Stratton Green bridge for the arrival of a new fleet of electric trains.

Network Rail carried out preparatory work on the bridge at the end of last year that involved identifying a number of utility cables that were buried deep beneath the structure.

This work involves raising the height of the bridge to create the additional space needed for the overhead lines that will power a new fleet of longer, faster, quieter and greener electric trains to run underneath.

Injured servicemen and women to take part in gruelling race

This September a group of injured servicemen and women will take part in the annual Arch to Arc triathlon.

The gruelling 300-mile race begins at Marble Arch in Central London. From there competitors will run for 87 miles down to Dover then swim the 20 or so miles across the Channel before they cycle the 181 miles to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Among those chosen to take part is Andy Newell from Fleet and Nerys Pearce from Ascot. Nia Mason reports.

What does future hold for students?

When thousands of students collected their GCSE results last week it gave many the chance to go to sixth form college to further their education.

Enrolments onto academic courses have been taking place all week but, with a huge shortage of skills, are enough young people following a vocational route?

Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports. Christine talked to Luke Wills, apprentice; Bradley Anslow, apprentice; and Katy Quinn, Eastleigh College, Deputy Chief Executive.

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