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Good evening. stories on the BBC News Channel.


A woman is in a "stable and comfortable" condition in hospital


tonight after being severely mauled by two dogs in Herefordshire.


She was attacked by a bull mastiff and a Staffordshire bull terrier.


It was on a busy street that two dogs attacked


The woman was named locally as Teresa Stinton.


Even if they've got a dog like that in the house, it should


have been muzzled if they know people are going to that house.


Yeah. She was just dropping a bag of clothes off.


A cyclist was injured as she tried to help add another woman bitten.


The attack went on for 15 minutes before a man intervened.


Robert Hirschmann, who rescued Teresa, wouldn't be interviewed.


But he said he couldn't believe people stood and watched.


His mother said she was disgusted, but she's proud of her son.


He just talked calmly to the dog and he got the dog off.


Because, according to him and my other son, no one was helping


the woman and the attack went on for about 15 minutes.


Police have appealed for anyone who may have filmed


It may have been that people weren't sure what to do, how to do it.


What I would like to do is appeal for anybody


who did see it to come forward to us.


It's quite possible someone has captured this on a mobile phone


or other device and it would be really helpful to us to see that.


Two men are still in custody tonight and Teresa Stinton, a mother of two,


The family of a young woman killed by a lorry driver


as he used his mobile phone have called for tougher sentences for


Ian Glover was browsing sexually explicit websites


Tending a garden created in memory of her daughter helps


Laura Jane Thomas, a teaching assistant from Great


Hayward in South Staffordshire, was killed last July.


She was five foot, blonde and really energetic.


She's just missed, missed so much now.


She and her fiancee Lewis were off to the seaside for the day


Laura was killed at the end of this stretch of road, near Shrewsbury.


The lorry crashed into their stationary car,


which had broken down, propelling it into Laura as she stood


On Friday a court was told how the lorry driver,


Ian Glover from Birmingham, had been looking at images


on a sexually explicit dating site moments before the crash.


He pleaded guilty and was jailed for five years.


He will only serve two and a half, possibly.


If it's five years, it should be five years.


If you take a life, you should be responsible for that.


The family want tougher action too against motorists


In November 2011, 13`year`old Hope Fennell died in Kings Heath,


in Birmingham, run over by a lorry driver sending text messages.


By making and selling friendship bracelets,


Laura's family have raised ?3,000 for charity, keeping alive the


memory of a girl whose death, said the judge, was utterly avoidable.


A neurosurgeon is claiming that the footballer Jeff Astle died


from a brain condition normally linked with boxers and that he


Dr Willie Stewart from Glasgow University says he believes


the England and West Bromwich striker was killed by chronic


His family have been campaigning for research to be carried out


A portrait of the Staffordshire charity fundraiser Stephen Sutton


has failed to sell at auction. Bidding closed yesterday on the


drawing of the 19`year`old whose funeral was on Friday. But the


portrait failed to meet its reserve price of ?7,500. It'll now be given


to the Teenage Cancer Trust to be sold at a later date.


Time now to bring you the weather forecast.


We are losing the dry weather now, it will be replaced by an unsettled


picture. Tonight, a weather front coming in across the West it will


start to produce heavy outbreaks of rain overnight and hill fog as


well. The minimum temperature no lower than 10 Celsius. A wet start


to the day as the weather front works its way in producing showers


of rain and heavy bursts into the afternoon. The temperatures not as


good as today. A gentle southerly breeze with highs of 18.


More in the national forecast in a moment, and Midlands Today is


back throughout Breakfast here on BBC One.


Hope you had a nice weekend, it was a warm and sunny one across central


and eastern areas. A different story out west with signs of change. It


will be a different week this week with some rain around. Some sunshine


too. For a time, it will feel a good


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