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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