The cages are horrendous. The lions spend their lives in solitary confinement.
An appeal for the rescue of Bulgaria's last two circus lions has been launched by the Born Free Foundation in a bid to secure their relocation to the international wildlife charity's sanctuary at Shamwari, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Jora and Black are two seven-year-old lions known to be brothers. These fine-featured animals are caged in a metal beast wagon in the back yard of an ex-circus trainer's remote mountain lodge near the capital, Sofia.
Coronation Street star Helen Worth joined Born Free as a Patron 15 years ago and has been passionately working on campaigns ever since.
Prince Harry won't make it as he is in Africa.
It's the royal christening for two-month old Princess Charlotte this weekend so we look ahead at what we should expect.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will carry out 'a much more informal service by royal standards' at the historic St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, where well-wishers are invited to gather outside.
It's believed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will walk to the church from the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk where they are staying.
The Queen will be attending however sadly Prince Harry will miss the event as he is in Africa.
The Queen will lead the nation in a minute's silence at midday today to remember the 30 British victims of the recent Tunisian beach attack.
A week ago gunman Seifeddine Rezgui shot 38 people dead in Sousse, including 30 Brits.
Dozens more were injured.
The flags at Downing Street and Buckingham Palace have been lowered to half mast in respect.
I was shocked, surprised and a little bit embarrassed. Many of the people who worked with me faced far more dangerous circumstances. For me, the biggest pressure was the psychological stress of the situation.
A British Army nurse who ran an Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone has been awarded an OBE for her contribution to fighting the deadly disease.
Alison McCourt and her team risked their lives to treat highly infectious patients.
She said: 'I'm delighted for my whole team. I couldn't have wished for better colleagues to work with. When a commanding officer gets an award, it's not just for them as an individual. We couldn't have achieved what we did without every single one of them.'
Lt Col Alison McCourt joined us today to tell her story.
Five-year-old cancer patient Ashya King has returned to the UK - nearly a year after his parents fled the country looking for lifesaving treatment abroad
Part man, part machine, 15-year-old Byron Wake is Britain's youngest cyborg after embedding a microchip in his hand.
Currently, Byron can unlock his phone with his microchip and said that he did it to "be a part of technology."
The dream is over for England and the Women's World Cup as overnight the Lionesses took on reigning champions Japan and lost 2-1.
It was a crushing moment with Laura Bassett scoring an own goal in injury time, putting Japan in the final.
Urgent talks to tackle the growing problem of illegal immigrants trying to enter Britain through Calais will be held today in Paris between the Home Secretary, Theresa May, and her French counterpart.
A released Government statement says: "The criminal gangs who try to cheat their way around our immigration laws will not escape justice. Since 2010, we have done more than any government before to clamp down on those seeking to abuse the UK's immigration system."