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Lynette Matthews Photography has arrived

LYNETTE Matthews 32, originally from Norwich, but has now been settled in Southport for many years, she has now opened her new venture located at 7a Botanic road, Churchtown, focusing mainly on capturing bride and grooms.

"I believe, I truly have the best job in the world. Every wedding is different and I am there to capture and tell your love story."

Lynette is a documentary styled photographer with a flare for the posed, the silly and creative. She told us:- "I love beautiful weirdos, couples who do not take themselves to seriously. If you're up for me snapping the day as the magic unfolds whilst capturing some cheeky, silly shots with your bridal party then I'm the girl for you! I love capturing the true essence of the day, none of this 'traditional', awkward, stiff poses and smiles, I love to 'shake it off' and get silly."

Lynette gained a 1st class honours degree in media production in 2014 from Edge Hill University and her love for photography already spans back 2 decades after receiving her 1st camera as a child. Lynette has been taking photographs for almost 20 years, giving her vast portfolio and knowledge.

Lynette added:- "I have had visits and messages from lots of Churchtown businesses owners and I have been overwhelmed with their support and kind words, I'm really looking forward to becoming a part of this beautiful community."

Family of dumped bunnies rescued

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after 12 rabbits were abandoned and let loose in a field in the Wirral.  We are told that a dog walker spotted the rabbits, an adult female and ten babies, on Sunday, 5 August 2018, in a field off Brimstage Lane, Higher Bebington, and quickly realised they were domestic rabbits so tried to collect them and bring them to safety. Another rabbit, an adult male, managed to escape but was found the next day. The kind member of the public contacted the RSPCA and RSPCA Inspector Leanne Cragg collected the family.


Inspector Cragg said:- "The rabbits were found loose by a country lane in a field with no cage or box. They had scattered and the member of the public kindly rounded them up and brought them to safety. The rabbits are all quite healthy, and very nice, friendly rabbits who have clearly had a home very recently. It's hard to understand why some people abandon animals in this way and there is no excuse for doing this but it looks like it could potentially have been a breeding accident. Possibly, there were too many rabbits for them to cope with or they couldn't re-home them. The young ones are about 10 weeks old and all similar sizes so we think they must be from the same litter and were dumped along with mum and dad, the whole family! Perhaps whoever dumped them in this rural spot thought they would be okay but these are domestic animals and leaving them in a field leaves them open to predation as well as exposing them to the elements and the very hot weather we have had recently. Owners should make sure they know the sex of their bunnies when they get them and if unsure, always check with your vet. You must also ensure they are neutered; otherwise you'll end up with a lot of rabbits, very quickly! Not only will neutering avoid unwanted surprises, but also has many health benefits. Rabbits are highly sociable animals, but unneutered rabbits are more likely to fight and in females they have a higher risk of womb cancer if they are not spayed."

Now the family of friendly rabbits are being cared for at RSPCA Altrincham and Cheshire branch where they will stay until they are ready to be re-homed.

If you recognise them or have any information on how the rabbits came to be abandoned, on Sunday, 5 August 2018, at around 4pm, please contact the inspectorate appeal line on:- 0300 123 8018.

To help the RSPCA continue to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals in desperate need of care please visit:- RSPCA.Org.UK.

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