In this week’s Observer & Advertiser

This week's front page
This week's front page

Here are five reasons to buy this week’s Observer & Advertiser

They are:

- A Staffordshire Bull Terrier bit and ripped off the end of a councillor’s finger when she was delivering leaflets door-to-door.

- The family of one of the schoolboys killed in a horrific crash has thanked everyone for the tributes left for their son as the inquest into the two teens who were killed opens.

- Protesters opposing plans to build industrial warehouses on a greenfield site have lobbied Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to overturn the decision.

- See our picture special as pupils put the fun into fundraising for Red Nose Day.

- Also, find out how you can save money on a thrilling trip to Flamingo Land.

Read these stories and more in this week’s Observer & Advertiser - out tomorrow!