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Vauxhall recalling Zafira B range after more than 150 fires

Lisa Taperek's car moments after she pulled her son out of it. Credit: Lisa Taperek

Car manufacturer Vauxhall has announced it's going to recall models of its Zafira B range - after more than 150 reports of the cars catching fire.

A mother from Wiltshire has been describing how her baby son was nearly killed when her Zafira exploded.

Two Plymouth woman have been campaigning for Vauxhall to investigate, after their cars spontaneously burst into flames earlier this year.

The Zafira B was produced between 2005 and 2014.

Announcing the recall, the chairman of Vauxhall has said all those affected will be contacted.

"We fully understand the seriousness of the situation and customers' personal concerns about safety."

"We will write to all affected owners, check and repair their cars and make them safe to operate where necessary."



'If I'd left it any longer, what could have happened?', mum lifts child from car moments before it burst into flames

Lisa's car burst into flames moments after getting out Credit: Lisa Taperek

A Wiltshire mother whose car burst into flames moments after taking her child out of the back seat says she dreads to think what could have happened.

These pictures show the moment that her Vauxhall Zafira filled with smoke. Dozens of people from across the country claim similar incidents have happened to them. She tells ITV West Country she dreads to think what could have happened:

Dorset terrorist loses appeal over extended sentence

Richard Dart's appeal against his extended sentence has failed Credit: Metropolitan Police

A radical Muslim from Dorset convicted of terror offences has lost an appeal against his extended sentence.

Richard Dart was sentenced to additional monitoring in the community after serving a six year jail term. Along with two other men, Dart had planned to attack Royal Wootton Bassett. The trio argued the punishment was unfair.


Report published after doctor filmed assaults

A report by NHS England into the actions of a doctor who filmed intimate examinations at his practice in Royal Wootton Basset has found that a senior partner at the surgery had 'ongoing concerns' about him.

Davinder Jeet Bains was sentenced to 12 years in prison in May after admitting 39 charges of sexual assault. But NHS England says there's a lot of work to be done to restore public faith in the profession. Laura Makin-Isherwood reports.

Royal Wootton Bassett remembers

A two minute silence will be held in Royal Wootton Bassett today to pay tribute to members of the armed forces who died in Afghanistan,many of whom were repatriated in the town.

Ahead of the special service, 40,000 crosses have been used to form a Field of Remembrance. It's one of six such Fields across the UK.

Royal Wootton Bassett during a repatriation parade Credit: ITV News West Country

Royal Wootton Bassett woman missing for 24 hours

Susan Hibberd has been missing since yesterday Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police in Wiltshire are searching for a 48 year old woman from Royal Wootton Bassett who has been missing for over 24 hours. Susan Hibberd was last seen leaving her house yesterday lunchtime.

Anyone with information as to Susan's whereabouts should contact Wiltshire Police immediately on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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