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Watch Bella - the 365 trick dog!

A woman in Hetton-le-Hole is teaching her dog Bella 365 tricks - one for every day of the year.

Lynn Stacey has been a wheelchair user for two years and Bella already helps her around the house by opening drawers, putting washing in the machine and even taking Lynn's shoes and socks off.

Now to raise money for Dog Aid, which trains dogs to help people with disabilities, Lynn is teaching Bella a new trick every day for a year and posting the videos online.

Click below to see Bella's "Sleep" trick...

...and click below for Bella's "Frisk" trick.

To see Lynn's website click here. Or you can even follow Bella herself on Twitter:


WATCH: Family of otters caught on otter-cam!

A family of otters has set up home on the banks of the River Allen at Staward Gorge, near Bardon Mill, in Northumberland.

Caught on otter-cam

The National Trust is keeping a close watch on them and says it shows just how good the environment is for wildlife in the area.

Chris Johnson, National Trust ranger:

The National Trust has managed to capture the otter family on otter-cam!

Stolen puppy: Can you help?

A seven-week old white and brown King Charles Cavalier puppy was stolen during a burglary in Newcastle this weekend.

It happened at an address in Strathmore Crescent on Sunday, January 18.

The burglars broke in and also stole a playstation and DVDs.

Newcastle West Neighbourhood Inspector Alan Davison said:

Clearly the owner is distressed and desperate for the puppy to be returned and I would ask anyone who has any information about this burglary to contact us."

– Alan Davison

Northumbria Police are asking any one with information to contact 101.


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