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Woman leaves 100,000 for pet dog

Win Frankland
Win Frankland made the will in 2005

A retired head teacher has left £100,000 in her will to care for her four-year-old fox terrier.

Win Frankland, former mayoress and councillor in Hyndburn, Lancashire, made the will in 2005.

The 63-year-old died suddenly from a suspected heart attack just before Christmas at her home in Great Harwood.

Her ex-mayor's attendant and chauffeur Jayne Carmody will be paid £20,000 to care for Nell with £80,000 to be used for her upkeep.

Geoffrey Hanson, 82, Miss Frankland's half cousin, said: "It was a bit of a surprise really but she always kept dogs and never married or had children.

"I suppose it is better than a dogs' home for Nell. She also left money to her godchildren and the church."

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