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Kitten rescued after 24 hours in a tree during Storm Doris

A kitten has been rescued after being stuck 50-feet up a tree in Maesteg during the height of Storm Doris.

Credit: RSPCA

Topper, a male kitten, was unable to get down safely after getting trapped up the tree on Metcalfe Street.

RSPCA Cymru enlisted the support of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who cut down the tree and rescued Topper on Saturday. He's since been reunited with his owner.

It's frankly amazing that Topper managed to stay in the tree securely for as long as he did, as the wind was really thrashing this brave kitten about. We’re grateful to the support of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service in completing this rescue; which is another great example of how we often work together to help animals in the local community. Topper was very cold and wet, but thankfully suffered no injuries at all – and it was great to be able to help reunite him with his owner.

– Gemma Cooper, RSPCA inspector

We’re so grateful to the RSPCA, and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who went out of their way to help Topper. They were absolutely fantastic. He’s settled back in really well, is back with the mother cat, and is now more affectionate than ever!

– Margaret Seymour, Topper’s owner

Car bought in North Wales could fetch £50,000

The Hillman Imp model was launched in 1963. Credit: PA/PA Archive/PA Images

One of the most famous Hillman Imp cars ever to race, which took part in the Monte Carlo Rally 50 years ago, is to go under the hammer.

The car could fetch up to £50,000 when it is sold at auction in Wiltshire next month. The Imp, with registration plate JDU46E, was built in 1966 by the Rootes Group, which had bought the Hillman name.

It has an impressive racing pedigree after competing in the 3,400-mile 1967 Monte Carlo Rally, coming second in its class and 46th overall.

I was incredibly lucky to buy the car. I was on holiday in North Wales in 2013 when I saw a classified advert in a local paper selling the car.

As it was in Cheshire not too far away, I went to see it and met the then owner, a retired banker and rally fan.

He wouldn't sell the car to me for about a month - not until he was sure I was going to look after it.

– Mark Tudge, owner

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'Daily Mile' brought in to help schoolchildren keep fit

According to health experts, children are supposed to get around an hour's worth of exercise a day.

Pupils at Rhos Street Primary School.

So primary schools across Wales are trying to steer pupils attentions away from the white board - and their mobile phones and tablets - to focus on what's called a walking mile.

Walk, run or occasionally skip fifteen minutes and you should have clocked up a nice bit of exercise - we dispatched Rob Shelley to a playground in Ruthin:

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