THE Daily Mirror pays tribute to guide dog Tillie which, it is claimed, saved her family from a house fire.
The Golden Labrador retriever has received the ‘Beyond the Call’ national award at the Guide Dogs Annual Awards.
Tillie became agitated when she noticed the fire while the family were upstairs in their home in Blackpool getting ready for bed.
The dog was so quick to react that she started to alert everyone even before the fire alarm sounded.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Tillie was trying to get us out of the house that night, she knew something was wrong and wouldn’t rest until my family and I were safe. I feel so proud and lucky to have her.”.
How about this for a piece of history…according to the Daily Mail, a flag flown at the Battle of Trafalgar and said to be worth £250,000, has been unearthed .
The 14ft by 7ft flag, is peppered with holes from musket balls and splinter fragments and is one of just three from the famous 1805 battle known to exist today.
The haul included 186 coins, seven items of jewellery and 15 ingots, estimated to have been buried around the end of the 870s, the time of the Last Kingdom, when the Anglo-Saxon realms of Mercia and Wessex were fighting the threat of the Great Heathen Army, a conflict which led to the unification of England. Historians believe the loot was buried in the course of those events.
The Guardian reveals that there are plans to erect London’s tallest skyscraper.
Architect Eric Parry is the man behind the building which will rise 309.6m in the heart of the city’s financial district between the Cheesegrater and the Gherkin.
Finally, a London park was swamped by Santas…all in a good cause. The Daily Express explained that 4,000 Santas, some with matching red-robed dogs, took part in the ‘Do It For Charity Text Santa Run’ around Victoria Park in east London.
The 5k and 10k events raised cash for hundreds of charities, including the Alzheimer’s Society.
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