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Newent man hoping to beat his parallel parking record

A man from Newent in Gloucestershire wants to set a new world record for high speed parallel parking.

Alastair Moffatt is hoping to beat his own record in the Tightest Reverse Parallel Parking event.

Last time he was able to park in a space just 7.5cm longer than his car.

Depressed rescue dog may have finally found a new home

Jasper was sometimes too depressed to get out of bed Credit: ITV News

Last week we told viewers about Jasper the depressed rescue dog.

He's been without a permanent home for so long that sometimes he's too depressed to get out of bed.

Since we featured Jasper on our programme, staff at his animal rehoming centre near Chard say they've had nearly 600 enquiries about taking him in.

The Springer Spaniel has been at the centre for six months but will hopefully now have a new owner very soon.

Credit: Ferne Animal Sanctuary


Meet Murdoch, the dog who's desperate for a home

Murdoch has been at the rescue centre for 12 months Credit: Greyhound Rescue WoE

Staff at a greyhound rescue charity near Bath say they desperately need a home for one their most loved dogs.

Murdoch, a three year old lurcher, was found abandoned as a puppy.

He's been at the centre for 12 months, but no one has taken him in.

The charity says there's been a significant drop in the amount of dogs being re-homed.

Somerset schoolboy given a World Cup winner's medal after he was tackled by a security guard

Charlie Lines had the chance for a less hurried meeting with All Blacks star today Credit: Sonny Bill Williams/Twitter

A Somerset schoolboy has gone back to class after half term today with one of the most impressive souvenirs possible.

Charlie Lines, a boarder at Millfield School, is now the proud owner of a Rugby World Cup winner's medal. But he never touched the ball - he's not even in the team.

He couldn't contain his excitement as the All Blacks stormed to victory in Saturday's Rugby World Cup final and ran onto the pitch - only to be brought crashing to the ground by a security guard.

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams then showed the world just what a good sport he was by giving the teenager his championship medal.

The two have now been re-united for the first time since the epic final, with Sonny sharing a picture of the two of them on Twitter.

Sonny gave Charlie his medal immediately after Saturday's game. He said he felt sorry for him after he was knocked over. But despite his generosity, Sonny didn't go home empty handed. A spare medal was found and presented to him.

Charlie's family say he is now back at school and focussing on his studies.


The Somerset parody of 'Straight Outta Compton'

A group of young men have come up with a parody after being inspired by the village of Compton Dando.

Watch the video below:

The parody was created by Joe Croucher, Alex Hurr and Niall Conroy.

The group of young men were driving near Keynsham in Somerset when they saw a signpost for Compton Dando.

"We thought it only to be appropriate to freestyle some West Country rap lyrics which ended up being written down, recorded and filmed"

– Niall

The film 'Straight Outta Compton' was released in cinemas earlier this year. It followed the rise and fall of American hip hop group NWA and featured their music, including the title track from their debut album.

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