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Mother of daughter who contracted meningitis from her cat speaks out

Chelsea-Anne with her daughter Sparkle Credit: ITV West Country News

The mother of a little girl from Somerset has been explaining how her daughter caught meningitis from her cat when she was a baby.

Chelsea-Anne's daughter Sparkle almost died after contracting the disease from her pet cat's saliva. She was in hospital for 3 weeks.

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Kitten trapped for days in a cavity wall

A tiny kitten is recovering at an RSPCA centre in Cornwall after it was trapped for several days in the cavity wall of a home.

The cries of the ginger kittten, which has been named MaCavity, were heard by the tenant of a flat in Liskeard. The fire service were called and cut a hole in the cavity wall - and found the kitten inside.

Felicity Cross from the RSPCA says MaCavity has had a lucky escape:

Inter-city kitty goes home

Polly, the Inter-city kitty Credit: Francesca Carpenter, ITV News West Country

Polly the inter-city kitty is on her final journey home after travelling 1700 miles around the South West, trapped under the carriage of a train. After two weeks at the vets, she is ready to be reunited with her owners at Plymouth Railway Station.

Kate Beech, a nurse at Rosvean Vets in Penzance, is travelling with the cat and says: 'she has made an excellent recovery. She's put on a kilo in a week and had all her stitches out. She's coping extremely well without her front leg'.