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Fox cub found with head stuck in peanut butter jar

Peanut is recovering well Credit: Creatures in Crisis

A fox cub, thought to be around six weeks old, was "near to death" when it was found at Salisbury Crematorium.

The female cub, nicknamed Peanut, had got her head stuck in the plastic peanut-butter jar and had to be cut free,

Broken peanut butter jar Credit: Creatures in Crisis

Kevin Drew from Creatures in Crisis said they had received a call about an animal banging its head on a gravestone. They responded within 15 minutes and managed to save the cub's life.

Mr Drew said: "She is now doing well at our centre and will be released when she is old enough."

Fire destroys historic train in Wiltshire

A vintage train, worth £100,000, has been destroyed in a fire near Swindon.

The train, owned by Swindon and Cricklade Railway, was on the track at Blunsdon at the time.

Dave Peacey, from Swindon and Cricklade Railway, said the diesel Thumper unit had just been refurbished for the coming season. Three wagons were also damaged.

The train and three wagons were destroyed by fire Credit: Swindon and Cricklade Railway
Fire crews survey the damage Credit: Swindon and Cricklade Railway
Burnt out carriage Credit: Swindon and Cricklade Railway

The train and wagons have been so badly gutted that they can't be repaired. The damage is estimated to be in the region of £100,000.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said it was investigating the cause of the fire.

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