Lorry driver left with gaping hole in his hand after he was bitten by a false widow spider

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Spider bite victim Chris Whittock and his wife Susie. See SWNS story SWSPIDER: A man from Somerset was left with a gaping hole in his hand after he was bitten by what he believes was a false widow spider. Chris Whittock, 57, who is an HGV driver for Andy Gillard, was folding tables at the West Woodlands showground following the Frome Cheese Show when he was bitten. He spent four days in hospital and needed an operation on his hand after a flesh wound opened up and grew to be several inches in size. He believes he had a violent allergic reaction after being bitten by a false widow spider,

Chris said he passed out when he saw the size of the wound as he’s petrified of spiders

Terrier cheats death for the second time after being impaled on a gate post

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Plucky Frank the Jack Russell is pictured with owners Linda and Alan Sanderson-Keeling, vet Hayley Brobyn (back left) and Student Veterinary Nurse Emma Booth of Charter Veterinary Surgeons, a part of the independently-owned Willows Veterinary Group. Inquisitive terrier Frank has cheated death for the second time after his leg became impaled on an iron gatepost.  See NTI story NTISPIKE.  Firefighters had to cut the quivering Jack Russell free and give him oxygen after he got trapped near his home in Stoke-on-Trent.  He'd tried to squeeze underneath an old railway line fence when a rusty bar became wedged through 12cm of his muscle, narrowly missing his arteries.  Once freed by the crew, the pooch was whisked to Newcastle's Charter Veterinary Surgeons, where on-call vet Hayley Brobyn was waiting to operate on him. She worked round the clock to remove the bar, clean out the debris to prevent infection and help save his life.  The next morning, Frank amazed everybody when he woke up, tail wagging and ready for action.  Now he has made a full recovery and is back with relieved owners Linda and Alan Sanderson-Keeling.

Frank the Jack Russell got into difficulty when a rusty bar speared his muscle, narrowly missing his arteries

Coma patient is a ‘walking miracle’ after wiggling her toe to stop the life support switch off

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Sam Hemming, 29

Sam Hemming, 22, suffered horrific head injuries when the car she was travelling in flipped over on a motorway

Woman has described the unexpected side-effect of her mum’s dementia – constant HAPPINESS

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Maureen Barnett with her daughter Michelle

Maureen Barnett, 65, was diagnosed in 2003 and at one point the disease and medication left her unable to speak

Eight-year-old skateboarding prodigy tipped for future Olymip success

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Eddie Lowe in action

The youngster from Arnold has made “remarkable progress” since taking up skateboarding at Christmas

Kindhearted pals fundraise to get dad a state-of-the-art BIONIC ARM after he lost his limbs

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Mark Camamile with his family from left - Wendy Camamile, Chloe Camamile, 7, and Kealen Camamile, 15.

Mark Camamile had both legs and right hand amputated after contracting septicaemia, which he originally mistook as flu

Mum issues warning to parents after stranger with a pram tried to lur away her one-year-old at a supermarket

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Mum Josie Hill with daughter Lottie

“This woman took advantage when she thought no one was watching”

Three cups of coffee a day ‘prevents heart diseas’

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Happy International Coffee Day!

Gang of bullies pin down 11-year-old boy and pour BLEACH in his eyes

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Great Barr School where the pupil who was attacked with bleach attended

The young victim would have lost his eyesight if he hadn’t been wearing glasses.

Campaigner mum who lost baby boy to sepsis gives birth to healthy son named after him

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Melissa Mead's new baby Arthur

Melissa Mead, 29, says the joyous occasion was tinged with sadness that he will never get to meet his older brother

VIRAL : Eight-year-old girl calls Tesco out over ‘sexist’ kids’ clothes

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Daisy Edmonds (8) from Oaksey, Wilts pictured with the boys' clothes selection in Tesco

“It’s unfair because everyone thinks girls should just be pretty and boys should just be adventurous.”

Warrens Bakery a rising west country star

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Warrens Bakery, one of the UK’s leading craft bakeries and the world’s oldest pasty maker, appears at number 32 in this year’s Top 150 Companies in Devon and Cornwall in the Western Morning News’ Annual Business Guide 2016. With expansion this year across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, as well as a new store opening in…

DriveRightData opens new wheel testing facility in the US

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DriveRightData, the leading independent supplier of automotive, wheel and tire data have established a new testing facility based in Fullerton, Los Angeles, facilitating the ability to provide the industry with wheels tested to international standards. The company has recently undertaken a programme of global expansion into new markets in Europe and the Americas. As the…

WATCH : Hero policeman saves passed out driver and baby by shunting their car off a motorway

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The quick-thinking officer brought the car to a standstill in dramatic footage

Adorable five-year-old girl’s heartfelt plea for people to clean their streets and Keep Britiain Tidy goes viral

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Florence Parsons and her little brother take to streets and beaches every few days in a bid to clean up their home town

Woman who couldn’t say her own name overcomes speech impediment to become a TEACHER

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Chloe Pyner, 29, couldn’t face the prospect of introducing herself

Man SPARED jail after his three dogs slowly cooked to death while he was at the GYM

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Jonathan Theobald age 65 leaving Peterborough Magistrates court today

The dogs “would have gone through stages of panic, heat stress and likely seizures and injury in an attempt to escape before dying”