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Rare mammoth skeleton fetches £189,000 at auction

The skeleton of one of the most iconic ancient mammals- an Ice Age Woolly Mammoth- went under the hammer in West Sussex today.

In Summers Place Auctions' second Evolution sale, at three and a half meters tall and over five meters long, the rare beast- known as Monty- fetched £189,000.

Leeanna Faulkner was in Billingshurst earlier today:

Mr Fuller said the 30,000-50,000-year-old creature would have looked like "a rather large elephant".

The animal, which had been in an old private Eastern European collection for years, was sold to a private buyer.

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Pensioner becomes dancing internet sensation

He's the twinkle toes of Winchester - the groover and the shaker making everyone smile. 87 year old Ronald Burgess has ballroom danced since he was 15 - and had stopped his dancing ways completely - up until now.

Ronald is now regularly dancing on the High Street. A video of the pensioner has been viewed thousands of times - and he's become an overnight sensation. Divya Kohli reports.

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Strictly 'Paw-room' puppies looking for new dancing partners

The four puppies are 9 weeks old Credit: Dogs' Trust

A litter of puppies at Dogs Trust Salisbury is ready to dance off to new homes, after staff named them after the judges of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 9 week old Lurcher cross pups have been nicknamed - wait for it -Craig Revel ‘Paw-wood’, Len ‘Gooddog’, Darcey ‘Bushey Tail’ and ‘Boneo Tail-ioli’

Staff at the re-homing centre hope they will dazzle potential new owners with their ‘jazz paws’ and find a home worthy of a perfect 10.

“The Strictly pups are an adorable bunch with so much energy, they have the staff dancing in circles around them but we wouldn’t have it any other way! Like the celebrities on Strictly, they could benefit from a little extra training and are sure to keep new owners on their toes, but they have the potential to be the stars of any household.”

– Jacinta Lye, Centre Manager
The lurcher cross pups are ready for re-homing Credit: Dogs Trust

If you think you can give any of these puppies a home, or would like to visit Dogs Trust Salisbury, call Dogs Trust Salisbury 01980 629853 or visit the centre at 45 Amesbury Road, Newton Tony, Wiltshire, SP4 0HW. For more information visit www.dogstrust.org.uk

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Win, win. Why we are all National Lottery winners

The National Lottery celebrates 20 years of creating millionaires this week and for the past two decades billions of pounds has also been handed over to good causes.

Our reporter Sarah Saunders went along to one of the projects in the South East made possible thanks to lottery money, with jackpot winners from Kent Ted and Marilyn Newton.

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