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WATCH: The animal rescue centre run from a house

Could you share your home with 20 dogs, a sheep, goats, pigs, ferrets, a rabbit, horses, turkeys and a brood of chickens?

The founders of an animal rescue centre run from a three bedroom house in Salford say demand for their services has grown so much it needs a new home.

They take in all sorts - including abandoned and unwanted dogs from all over the world. The idea is they can happily roam free with no cages to confine them and have a lot of fun at the same time.

For more information on how to help visit the Dogs4Rescue website


Hospital statement on Alfie Evans case

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"Our aim is always to try and reach an agreement with parents about the most appropriate care plan for their child. Unfortunately there are sometimes rare situations such as this where agreement cannot be reached and the treating team believe that continued active treatment is not in a child’s best interests.

"The Trust referred this case to the Family Division of the High Court to seek a determination as to what treatment Alfie should receive in his best interests. The Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS) also considered the case and provided Alfie with independent representation.

"The Court has today made a decision about Alfie’s future care and treatment. We understand that this is a very difficult time for Alfie’s family and we will continue to work with them to agree the most appropriate palliative care plan for Alfie."

– Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

VIDEO: Alfie Evans' father's reaction to court decision

Alfie with his parents

Alfie's father Tom gave an emotional response outside court to the ruling that doctors can stop providing life-support treatment to the 21-month-old:

Judge says hospital can stop providing life-support treatment to Alfie Evans

Alfie's parents arrive at court Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

The parents of a seriously ill little boy from Liverpool have lost a life support treatment fight with doctors.

Specialists at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool had asked a High Court judge to allow them to stop providing life support treatment to 21-month-old Alfie Evans.

Alfie's parents Kate James and Tom Evans, who are both in their 20s, wanted treatment to continue.

Alfie Evans

Mr Justice Hayden on Tuesday ruled in favour of hospital bosses after analysing the dispute at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in Liverpool earlier this month.

He had heard that Alfie, who was born on May 9 2016, was in a "semi-vegetative state" and had a degenerative neurological condition doctors had not definitively diagnosed.

Doctors said continuing to provide life support treatment was "unkind, unfair and inhumane".

Alfie's parents believe that he responds to them.

The judge had visited Alfie in hospital and has praised his parents.

He said they had tried to explore every avenue and leave no stone unturned.


The children marching to remember the Suffragettes

Primary school protestors have taken to the streets to celebrate 100 years since women were allowed to vote.

Hundreds of pupils who've been learning about the movement marched in Manchester where it all began.

Meet the year 6 suffragettes:

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Controversial zip wire plans scrapped

Hundreds gather at Thirlmere zip wire protest Credit: ITV Border

Controversial plans for a zip wire attraction to be built across Thirlmere have been scrapped.

Treetop Trek made the announcement that they have withdrawn their planning application for the Thirlmere Activity Hub with immediate effect.

Mike Turner, Managing Director of Treetop Trek Ltd said:

We made it clear from the beginning of this process that we would not propose a scheme that was not supported by the MOD. To date we have received two contradictory communications with the MOD; one supporting the scheme and the other opposing the scheme.

The MOD’s internal investigation into Thirlmere and into what they would be happy with at Thirlmere is ongoing and unlikely to be resolved within the next eight weeks, so on that basis we are withdrawing the application.

We would like to sincerely thank all those who have supported us during this process. Their positivity has been hugely appreciated.”

– Managing Director, Treetop Trek Ltd

Campaign for National Parks, who campaigned against the planning application, have welcomed the decision.

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