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Cat rescue centre in urgent appeal for new premises

A cat rescue centre in Sussex has launched an urgent appeal to help find new premises.

Ron Ayres has run the shelter from his rented home in Brighton for fifteen years. Lost Cats Brighton cares for and re-homes around two hundred cats each year.

But Mr Ayres, 77, has now been diagnosed with lung cancer, and he fears for the future of the animals unless a more permanent location can be found.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Ron, and volunteer Fiona Pearce.

lIf you think you can help, you will find more details here.



Diabetes roadshow highlights risks

The number of people having a limb amputated because of diabetes is high in Southampton and parts of Sussex compared to the rest of the country. Diabetes UK is calling for urgent action and is raising awareness with a new campaign launched today. The charity has created a display of 148 shoes, which represent the number of amputations in one city alone over the past three years. The shoes have been donated by amputees and celebrities, including X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, and our own Fred Dinenage. Juliette Fletcher reports.

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