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Dog left £100,000 in will [20/04/2009]
A former mayor who died in December has left her fox terrier £100,000 to make sure it is cared for now that she is no longer here to look after it.

Win Frankland, a retired headteacher who was the mayor of Hyndburn in Lancashire, left £20,000 to attendant Jayne Carmody, a friend who took the dog, called Nell, for a walk four days a week, to care for the surviving pet.

A further £80,000 was then left for maintenance for the rest of the dog's life, meaning that Nell will be able to have a comfortable life.

Relatives were not shocked that Ms Frankland had left money for her pet, but were surprised at the amount.

Geoffrey Hanson, cousin of the late mayor, told the Manchester Evening News: "Win has left her dog to Jayne with some money to look after it, as it meant so much to her. I was a bit surprised at the amount she left for her pet to be looked after, but really council work, her professional work and her dogs were her life."

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