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Chief Constable misconduct hearing will be in private

Nick Gargan denies any wrongdoing Credit: PA

A gross misconduct hearing into the actions of the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset will not be held in public.

Nick Gargan was suspended from his role in May accused of inappropriate behaviour towards women and disclosing confidential information. The Independent Police Complaints Commission consulted on holding the hearing in the open but found that vulnerable witnesses should be protected in giving evidence. Mr Gargan denies the claims.

A story that really has the baa factor

The farm in Wadebridge was expecting triplets so had quite a shock when a fourth lamb appeared Credit: ITV News

Now lambs are normally associated with Easter but one farm in Cornwall has been blessed with rather a lot of them this Christmas.

The quadruplets came as a surprise at Wendy Eustice's farm in Wadebridge - only three were spotted when the mum had a scan. They are the first foursome to have been born there in 23 years - and another ewe is also expecting quads.

It's thought it might have something to do with the mild climate.

Wendy's sons George and Samuel lend a hand looking after the brood Credit: ITV News

It certainly does seem a little bit magical. No surprise then that Wendy's sons George and Samuel have named the new arrivals after four characters from their favourite Harry Potter books: Harry, Ron, Hermione and Molly.

Here is a short clip of the foursome down on the farm. We challenge you not to say aah... or perhaps baa...

Woman dials 999 to deal with dead cat

The South Western Ambulance Service has had one of its busiest weekends on record - with the control room handling an unprecedented number of calls. And while the majority were genuine emergencies, there is a growing problem with time wasters who needlessly call 999.

The call below, in which a woman calls the emergency services after finding a dead cat, is just one example of what operators have to deal with.


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Yeovil Town - Man U tickets touted online for hundreds

All the tickets were officially sold by 3pm. Credit: Twitter

Tickets for Yeovil Town's dream third-round tie against Premiership giants Manchester United went on sale this morning, with fans camping overnight and queuing around the ground from the early hours.

All tickets were sold out by 3pm. However within minutes of sales closing tickets were appearing online for as high as £250, not including pricey booking and delivery fees.

Exeter £3 million lottery winner thought "I’ve won £3,000"

Mrs Burston has already been back to work. Credit: ITV News

Christmas has come early for Jenn Burston, a part-time administrator and mum of two young children, who has won £3,062,272 on the National Lottery.

The South West's newest millionaire did not match all 6 numbers, but got 5 and the bonus ball, and scooped a share of the £15 million jackpot after a quadruple rollover.

Mrs Burston had only returned to work a month ago after maternity leave, and has already been back since her huge windfall.

She and her husband Ian plan to buy a bigger home, book another holiday and look after their close family. numbers were circled! I thought hang on a minute, I think I’ve won £3,000 and took my phone to go and show my husband.

All my husband Ian kept saying was, ‘are you sure it’s your ticket?’ ... Once we realised it was £3 million neither of us knew what to do next – so I called my mum and my husband called his dad, and by this time, it must have been after 11pm.

I keep asking myself, just how do you spend that sort of money? I’m sure with £3 million in the bank, the knack will come for us!

– Jenn Burston, lottery winner
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