Molly the dog has found a new home after she was just one of sixteen animals subject to animal cruelty by her former owner.
The dogs and cats that Pauline Kinghorn from Linton Colliery in Northumberland had in her home were so badly affected most of them couldn't walk.
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Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a burning car in Houghton.
As inquiries into recent Billingham shootings continue, a man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage recklessly endangering life.
32-year-old Paul Foster was last seen leaving an address on Burbank Street in the town on Wednesday (August 16).