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Ocean Brothers to row across atlantic to raise skin cancer awareness

Two brothers have taken up a rowing challenge in memory of their father who passed away from skin cancer.

Jude Massey and and Greg Bailey will be rowing from Gran Canaria to Barbados from the 15th of January.

They described their father's battle with skin cancer as "horrendous". Watch Kylie's interview with them below:

Sun tanning and skin cancer: Kylie Pentelow's personal investigation

In the Tonight programme, ITV West Country's presenter, Kylie Pentelow, investigates exactly how safe it is to tan in the sun.

The issue is a pertinent and personal one to her, losing her father to skin cancer in 2015.

Her dad found an unusual lump on his arm, which quickly spread to his lymph nodes. After two years of fighting, he passed away at 68 years of age:

  • 'How Safe is a Sun Tan?' will be airing on ITV's Tonight programme tonight, Thursday 17 August at 7.30pm.

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Yeovil locals rescue young cat found in supermarket recycling bin

The cat was rescued from a Salvation Army clothes recycling bin in at Morrison's. Credit: RSPCA/ITV West Country

Local residents in Yeovil rescued a young black cat, who they discovered in a recycling bin in the car park of a Morrison’s supermarket in the Somerset town.

Members of the public who were walking nearby heard the cat crying and followed the sound to the Salvation Army clothes recycling bin on Tuesday, 15 August.

We strongly believe the answer to tackling kitten abandonments lies in loving cat owners neutering their cats before they can get pregnant, so avoiding unplanned pregnancies."

– Alice Potter, RSPCA cat welfare expert

The cat is in the care of the local RSPCA branch. Anyone with more information is asked to contact the RSPCA.

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