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Scenes of widespread forest destruction after Poland storms

Aerial footage captures the aftermath of storms that toppled tens of thousands of trees in Poland.

Polish stowaway kittens given new passports

Helen Burchell

BBC News

Remember these cute bundles of fur that managed to "stowaway" on a truck all the way from Poland?

The four kittens were found cowering in a box when the lorry unloaded its unexpected cargo in Northampton in May.

Polish kittens
RSPCA

They'd travelled about 1,000 miles across Europe before being taken in by the RSPCA, who named them after the members of Swedish supergroup Abba.

Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid were about two weeks old at the time.

Kittens in a box
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Well, the good news is, they're finally out of quarantine and ready for rehoming, as the Northampton Chronicle reports.

Polish kittens
RSPCA

But, as the charity says, caring for the tiny immigrants has not been cheap.

"They have cost us quite a few pennies," the RSPCA wrote on its Facebook post.

"Boarding was £1,300 and then we had to pay quarantine vet prices to give them the rabies vaccination (£85 each), a passport (£85 each) and then a Defra release form (£68 each). We now need to vaccinate, microchip and neuter the kitties at our vets."

The kittens are now ready for new homes and the charity is keen to mention that these purr-fect Polish pussycats "will of course come with their very own passports".

Dramatic near miss at Poland rail crossing

A train narrowly misses slamming into a packed car which had broken through a barrier.

House of Feasts: Three-course meals for homeless people

Damian Wawrzyniak offers rough sleepers a weekly three-course meal in his Peterborough restaurant.

Bialkowski could see out career at Ipswich Town

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Bartosz Bialkowski has been speaking to us ahead of Ipswich Town's first match of the new Championship season, and his words will be music to the ears of pretty much every Blues supporter.

Bartosz Bialkowski
BBC

The 30-year-old goalie, who has been Town's Player Of The Year for the past two seasons, has given his strongest indication yet that he will be going nowhere before the transfer window closes.

This despite the Pole attracting interest from other clubs, and having ambitions to play in the Premier League.

"There has always been some interest, but nothing formal and nothing on the table, and I am fully focused on playing for Ipswich," Bialkowski said.

"I'm not going into the manager's office and asking for a move because I love every single minute of my time at Ipswich and playing for the fans.

"My family don't want to leave Ipswich, they want to stay here forever and I'm the same."

The Polish national was then asked whether he could see himself ending his career in Suffolk:

"Of course! I live in a great area with fantasic people around me and I don't need to change that."

Birmingham City are the visitors to Portman Road on Saturday, with an 15:00 kick-off.