Review of 2012 - May

PUBLISHED: 14:00 29 December 2012

A Somerset hedgehog named Roly Poly made headlines when he was put on a special diet after growing to twice the size of his companions.

A Somerset hedgehog named Roly Poly made headlines when he was put on a special diet after growing to twice the size of his companions.

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COURAGEOUS Weston schoolboy Michael McKenzie was beginning his recouperation from life-changing surgery - thanks to a Weston charity.

The 13-year-old had endured major surgery in the US to give him hip and knee joints, after already undergoing a series of operations to lengthen his leg by a record-breaking 31cm.

The trip and operation were paid for by the Axentis Michael Charitable Trust after Michael was nominated for help by Mercury readers.

n A FATHER who came within inches of death when a neighbour slashed his throat told the Mercury how he saved his life – by stemming the blood flow with a kebab.

n AN OLYMPIC torch bearer defended her decision to sell the icon on eBay for £153,100 by saying she planned to give the money to charity. n HISTORY was made by Weston Football Club, when the Seagulls claimed the Somerset Cup - just 12 months after winning the competition for the first time in the club’s history.

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