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Heartbroken dog pines for friend for seven months

A heartbroken dog has spent seven months sat by a gate - waiting for his brother to come home.

Harry has spent seven months outside his house waiting for his pal, Hansum, to come home. Credit: Wales News Service

Harry has been waiting patiently outside the family home after his 'best friend' disappeared.

Beagle/Springer cross Hansum vanished from Giant's Grave in Briton Ferry on May 31st this year after being taken off the lead while out for a walk with his owner.

Harry has been pining ever since and now his owner has started a Facebook campaign to reunite the pooches - with almost 11,000 'online detectives' trying to work out where Hansum has gone.

Harry and Hansum spent all their time together, according to owner Credit: Wales News Service

We were out walking - Harry, Hansum and me. I let the dogs off the lead. Harry came back but Hansum did not.

I knew something was wrong because Harry and Hansum were brothers from the same litter, totally devoted to each other.

I looked everywhere but there was no sign of Hansum. Harry now pines for him, waiting by the gate to see if he'll come back. But day after day he doesn't.

– Julie - Harry and Hansum's owner

Julie fears Hansum might have been stolen as they walked close to her home in Briton Ferry near Swansea.

She launched the 'Find Hansum' Facebook page following his disappearance in May. It has since gained thousands of followers, shares and likes.

The mother-of-one is even offering a financial reward to anyone who can reunite the two pooches.

Hansum's owner Julie has set up a Facebook campaign to find him. Credit: Wales News Service

I'd love if it somebody who hears about Hansum could let me know where he is.

In my heart I believe he's alive and I just hope he's being treated well. It's possible he's been stolen or maybe taken in by someone who doesn't know he's being missed.

– Julie


Emperor's Choice wins Welsh Grand National at Chepstow

Emperor's Choice has beaten 19 other horses to take the win at this year's Welsh Grand National at Chepstow racecourse.

Aidan Coleman and his horse Emperor's Choice have won the 2014 Welsh Grand National Credit: PA

It was a narrow win for the seven-year-old horse and his jockey, Aidan Coleman, with Benvolio coming in close second place.

Bookies' favourite, Amigo, failed to make the top five, with Glenquest finishing in third.


DfT: Speeding can have devastating consequences

The Wesminter Department for Transport has commented on England and Wales figures showing a rise in the number of speeding fines issued to motorists.

Speeding can have devastating consequences and it's right that drivers should abide by the speed limit.

These fines were issued at the discretion of the magistrates and show the number of fines issued is in decline across many police force areas.

– Westminster Department for Transport spokeswoman

Welsh drivers see surge in speeding fines

There has been a surge in the number of people caught speeding, according to figures released by the Ministry of Justice.

More than 115,000 people were fined for speeding offences in England and Wales last year - the highest number since 2009.

South Wales has seen one of the biggest increases, with the number of people fined tripling last year to 6,491, from 2,181 three years earlier.

The speed camera on Newport Road in Cardiff, which is thought to be the UK's most prolific. Credit: Benjamin Wright/PA Wire

This year, a speed camera in Cardiff made headlines after generating more than an estimated £800,000 worth of fines in just six months.

The device - on the junction of Newport Road and Colchester Avenue - caught 13,624 speeding motorists and a further 146 running red lights between January and June, according to road safety group GoSafe Wales.

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