Peter Robins

Local interest | 14 October 2011

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A tourist from Crystal Palace, south London, rescued an 11-month-old boy from the River Yare, in Norfolk, after his pushchair was swept into the water by a freak gust of wind. (Eastern Daily Press)

Four men have admitted possession and use of criminal property after finding £750,000 buried beneath a pigsty in Worcestershire. (Worcester News)

A 12-week-old German Shepherd cross puppy has been found in a recycling bin in Lincoln Road, Basildon. (Echo, Southend)

Police have told a bar in Stockton-on-Tees that, if it goes ahead with a plan to offer shots of spirits for 1p on Halloween, they will attempt to have its licence withdrawn. (Gazette, Middlesbrough)

A teenager is being sought for the kidnap of a cat from a retirement home in Leyland, Lancashire. Residents of the home said that they had seen a boy of about 14 stroke the cat before picking it up, putting it in a Lidl carrier bag, and leaving the home's grounds. (Lancashire Evening Post)

Two teenagers have appeared in court charged with the theft of 169 memorial plaques from a churchyard in Mirfield, west Yorkshire. (Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

An artist has praised the unknown contemporary responsible for graffiti left on his sculpture in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. Robert Erskine described the work - a green stencil portrait of Josiah Wedgwood - as 'brilliant' and 'absolutely appropriate and fitting'. (The Sentinel, Stoke)

From now on, Highland Toffee bars will be manufactured in York. (The Press, York)

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