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Three puppies abandoned in cardboard box

These puppies are looking for a new home after they were abandoned Credit: Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre

Vets treating three puppies abandoned in a cardboard box in Kent say it is one of the worst neglect cases they have ever seen. The dogs were left outside the Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre in Biggin Hill with sores and high temperatures. It's believed they were left after they couldn't be sold by a dog breeder.

They were rushed to a vets for urgent treatment, suffering from mange, sores, worms and high temperatures.

It's probable that their siblings were sold before the hair loss - yet another example of irresponsible breeding, with the litter probably being sold on the internet with these 3 unable to be sold. The pictures are shocking but need to be seen - we, yet again, would urge people not to purchase puppies from internet sites and rescue instead.

– Spokesperson for Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre

As well the puppies, a cockerel, two rabbits and an unneutured cat were left at Foal Farm

The public are being urged to donate towards the huge cost towards getting these puppies back to health.

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Exclusive: Martin Shaw salutes RAF heroes

Actor and aviator Martin Shaw has spoken exclusively to ITV Meridian about his part in a musical tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Britain at Biggin Hill in Kent.

This was the most famous fighter base of World War Two and on Saturday thousands braved the rain to attend a concert staged at the current airport site saluting the wartime heroes of the RAF.

It featured music from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Alongside them were singers, actors and big screens showing archive footage.

The ‘Musical Salute to the Few’ marked the first time an open air concert was held at the historic site.

The concert was narrated by Mr Shaw, star of numerous TV dramas and a keen aviator who enjoys flying vintage aircraft. He spoke to us about the concert, Biggin Hill and his passion for old planes.

He also mingled with veterans from the RAF and the Air Transport Auxiliary as crowds watched a flypast of RAF and Luftwaffe aircraft.

The airfield houses the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, one of the country's leading collections of historic Spitfire and Hurricanes.

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