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Cheshire woman killed in Australia shark attack

A university lecturer from Cheshire's been killed by a shark off the coast of Australia.

Doreen Collyer, from Neston, was attacked by a 16 foot great white shark, while she was out diving near Perth. Local Police said her diving partner pulled her from the water but she died before making it back to shore. The 60-year-old was said to be an experienced diver. She'd emigrated to Western Australia to teach children's nursing 5 years ago. The beaches in the area have been closed to the public. Shark hunters are now trying to capture and destroy the animal.

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Fire crews rescue horse stuck in cattle grid

Crews work to rescue the stricken horse Credit: Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service

Cheshire Fire Service's Animal Rescue Unit and firefighters have rescued a horse with its legs trapped down a cattle grid in Neston.

The stricken animal had three of its legs stuck in the grid and had been forced onto its side.

The horse was sedated during the rescue Credit: Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service

The 14 hh black and white horse was fully sedated by a vet and cutting gear was used on the metal grid to free the animal.

A sling was put under the horse and it was removed from the grid by firefighters.

Crews waited for the horse to come round from the sedation before leaving.

The horse was freed in a delicate operation Credit: Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service.