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Four firemen faced disciplinary action after a group of doggers complained to the Terrence Higgins Trust that they had been deliberately disturbed by an on-duty fire crew.

London's Metro newspaper reported that the crew from the Avon Fire and Rescue Service shone lights into the bushes where the group were dogging - the term used to describe sex with strangers, often in car parks.

One of the group called the HIV charity to question what the firemen were doing at the well-known dogging hotspot on the Bristol Downs.

"What we've done is to act as a third party," said Simon Nelson, acting regional manager at the charity, which reported the incident to the fire service.

The firemen were suspended on full pay during the three-month inquiry. Two were fined up to £1,000, which will be donated to the charity.

An academic who dedicated 40 years of her life to help run her family's farm was devastated to discover that her parents had left their entire £1.5m estate to the RSPCA.

The Daily Mirror reported that Dr Christine Gill, a part-time lecturer in the department of statistics at Leeds University, even moved into a neighbouring house near the village of Potto, North Yorkshire, so she could help her parents with the farm.

"It is the deceit and exploitation that hurts," said Gill, who intends to challenge the will under the 1975 Inheritance Act.

Shadow Commons leader Theresa May was pictured getting down at Absolutely Equal, the disco of gay rights charity Stonewall at last week's Conservative Party conference. May was clearly determined not to be outdone by Prime Minister Gordon Brown's appearance at the charity's Labour conference disco, but The Sun newspaper described her as "more Blackpool donkey than glamour puss". Ouch.

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