A dog owner is extremely grateful after firefighters rescued her pet after he fell into a frozen pond in Bristol.
Milo the springer spaniel slipped through the ice during a walk in the Eastwood Farm nature reserve. He was in the water for 25 minutes before he climbed onto an island in the middle of the pond.
Firefighters used an inflatable walkway to reach the island and two firefighters walked across to Milo. They were able to get a lead on to the dog and walked him back to safety, where he was reunited with his owner. He was unhurt, just cold and wet.
Avon Fire & Rescue is warning people to take extra care when outside during the cold weather.
A hospital has defended itself after it allowed a woman to have her pet dog present at the birth of her child. The dog was there for the duration of the labour at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol.
The hospital said the woman was able to bring the dog into the delivery suite because he's a certified therapy dog who regularly visits patients.