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Depressed dog finds a home at last

Jasper, the dog which no one wanted, has finally found a home. A desperate national plea was recently launched to find a new owner for the springer spaniel who was resident at Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, near Chard, Somerset.

Jasper had been at the Sanctuary’s kennels for six months and was showing signs of depression.

A very happy Jasper with his new owner, Robert Butler Credit: Ferne Animal Sanctuary

"Everyone here at Ferne Animal Sanctuary is delighted that Jasper has finally found a new home after being with us for so long - and with such a lovely owner who can give him all the care and attention he needs. It has made our year. We are over the moon! I must sincerely thank all the local, regional and national press who helped us in our quest to find Jasper the perfect home. Special thanks must also go to the general public for their caring messages of support and encouragement. We had over 600 enquiries and so many kind offers to give him a new home. I really can’t express to everyone how grateful we are."

– Tara Nirula, Re-homing Manager

"I am so happy to have found Jasper and it is just great having him here with me. He has settled in so well and seems very content. We are enjoying some lovely long walks together and are getting to know one another more each day. Jasper is my constant companion and follows me around everywhere.”

– Robert Butler, new owner


Do you fancy a pair of Ed Sheeran's undies?

Ed Sheeran's pants and Kelly Brook's bra are up for grabs Credit: Facebook

Celebrities including Ed Sheeran and Tom Daley have donated their underwear for an auction tonight in Woolacombe raising funds for the CoppaFeel breast awareness charity.

The auction is one of a number of events Heather Walters from North Devon has organised in a bid to get more people checking themselves regularly.

You can find the full list of items for auction and details of the event on the campaign Facebook page.


Phillip Schofield out and about in Newquay

Phillip Schofield taking a break in Cornwall - all be it a wet and windy one. Credit: Phillip Schofield

Even the wind and rain couldn't stop ITV's very own Phillip Schofield from taking a trip down to Newquay.

The 'This Morning' star photographed himself standing on the coast path above Towan Beach in Cornwall.

The presenter also paid a visit to Huer's Hutto restoration while in his hometown.

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