Woman’s warning to North West dog owners after her Poodle nearly loses leg in park
A dog-owner has shared a warning to others to take care of their pets while on walks, after her pooch nearly lost her leg.
Jo-anne Snape was taking her Miniature Poodle, Pip, on a walk on Tuesday, at Mill Island in Nantwich.
Just a few minutes later she ended up carrying Pip to the vets with a deep, bloody slash on her leg.
Speaking to Cheshire Live, Jo-anne said her eight-year-old pooch entered undergrowth and didn’t come back out. She added ‘I heard an almighty yelp’.
She said: “At first I thought something got hold of her, another dog? Or maybe she has put her paw on a bramble or a thorn?
“I found her there with this huge, gaping wound on her leg and under her tummy.”
When she found her she knew she ‘needed to ring the vets immediately’. Pip was put under general anaesthetic, stitched up and given pain killers and antibiotics.
Jo-anne said: “We got back home at 8pm. I think she (Pip) was in as much as a state of shock as us.”
The next morning, Jo-anne returned to the park to find out what caused Pip such a deep wound. She said: “It played on my mind all night, I thought, is it glass, is it barbed wire?”
“I walked where she went and I did find glass and it was broken, it looked like a brown bottle and it was jutting up in the air.
“Chances are she ran over it because her belly was close enough to the ground.”
Jo-anne threw the bottle away and has warned others to be extra vigilant. She said it was a ‘genuine accident’ but has called on people to put their litter in the bin.
She added: “I don’t think anyone has deliberately stood it up to hurt an animal but I think it is just carelessness, which is ridiculous because the park is full of bins but it’s what happens isn’t it, people don’t use them.”
Speaking of the huge response she’s had since posting the incident on Facebook, she said: “So many people have got in touch to ask about Pip which is really nice.
“Please be mindful and careful that there may be more litter under the leaves that now lay on he floor.
“Pip should make a full recovery but I am heartbroken for my little dog and would hate it to happen to anyone else.”
Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear diagnosed with dementia
Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear, who played Bet Lynch, has been diagnosed with dementia, her husband has revealed.
The 81-year-old who played the iconic pub landlady of the Rovers Return on the show sought medical advice after ‘suffering forgetfulness’ but there was now ‘no hope of a reversal in the situation’, her husband Scott Brand said.
He shared news of her diagnosis in a statement, writing: “My darling wife and I have had to come to terms with this heart-breaking diagnosis.
“Unfortunately, Julie has been suffering forgetfulness for some time and we have been seeking medical advice and assistance, but we now know that there is no hope of a reversal in the situation — and that her condition will get progressively, and perhaps speedily, worse.
“We have taken the decision to publicly announce the diagnosis as Julie still loves visiting friends and eating out.
“Inevitably she is recognised, and fans love to meet her – and she them – but she can get confused particularly if she is tired. I hope people will understand.”
Goodyear played the leopard-skin-wearing, big-haired barmaid on the cobbles from 1966 to 2003.
Thanks to Goodyear, Bet Lynch became one of the ITV soap opera’s longest-serving and best-loved characters.
The iconic actress also appeared on reality shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and Celebrity Fit Club.
Tragedy as police find body of missing man last seen leaving pub
Police have confirmed the body as being Christopher
Police have confirmed a body has been tragically found in the search for a missing man in Marple.
Christopher Barlow, 31, was last seen shortly after 1am on Sunday, June 4th after leaving the Royal Oak pub in Mellor, Stockport.
He was last sighted turning left to walk along Brabyns Brow from Town Street.
Police officers and specialist teams searched a specific area beside the Peak Forest and remained at the scene after the tragic discovery on Tuesday, June 6th.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed the body as being Christopher, and his family have been informed. A report is currently being prepared for the Coroner’s Office.
Detective Superintendent Helen Critchley, of GMP’s Stockport district, said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with Chris’s family and friends at this very distressing time.
“I would also like to thank the local community for their support with the search and the wider public for their assistance in sharing our appeal.”
According to The Manchester Evening News, on Monday evening (June 5th) the water search and marine unit, as well as a number of police vehicles and detectives were at the scene.
A large section of the canal was closed off to boats the next day as the search for Christopher continued.
Canal towpaths were also taped off as divers went into the water and officers searched nearby woodland.
Man to complete visiting every Wetherspoon pub in Britain and Ireland this week
Now he only has one final pub left to visit
A man will complete his visit to every Wetherspoon pub in Britain and Ireland this week as he sips his final pint to conclude his mission.
Most people like to see how far they can make it in a pub crawl but David Bingham, 60, decided to take it much further than that.
The Derbyshire man, who set out on the task in 2019, will conclude his journey of sipping a pint at all 875 Wetherspoon venues this week, including the 40 that have closed.
Now he only has one final pub left to visit, and he’s booked a flight at the South Terminal in Gatwick Airport in order to tick it off his long list.
The last of the boozers will be The Flying Horse, which is conveniently located right after security at the airport. Wetherspoons has praised his dedication.
Mr Bingham, from West Hallam, has said his other passions are trainspotting and following Burton Albion. He took on the challenge while also pursuing his other hobbies. Mr Bingham told the BBC: “If we were going somewhere new, I’d suss out the Wetherspoons.”
His partner Una Cooper bought him a directory of the pubs and he began ticking them off. “I’ve had a drink in most pubs, I’d say 85%,” he said.
“I’m a lager lad, definitely. The one in Ramsgate [in the Royal Victoria Pavilion] is my favourite because the history behind that building is incredible.
“But there are five police stations, there are churches, there’s chapels, there’s a tram depot, there’s a fire station.
“They just save these fantastic buildings. I love architecture and I love buildings. It’s a history lesson.”
Wetherspoon spokesman, Eddie Gershon, said: “We applaud David Bingham on his outstanding achievement.
“Many people love to visit Wetherspoon pubs across the UK and Ireland, but only a handful have visited each and every one. David will now join that select group.
“He has obviously put in a lot of time and effort into achieving his goal and we thank him for his dedication to our pubs.”