- Reporter Serena Sandhu met him before the big day.
A man from Colchester who has Motor Neurone Disease has received more than 1,350 birthday cards from well-wishers and raised more that £5,000.
Steve Hoggarth asked the public to help him celebrate his 47th and potentially last birthday, by sending him as many cards as possible.
He asked people for donations, so the money could go to charities who've helped him through the past year.
If you still want to send a card you can send them to Steve at: 3 Perth Close Colchester CO2 8UH
The elephants at Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable will be packing their trunks this spring to move into a £2million enclosure.
The 'Centre for Elephant Care' will feature a new barn and viewing platform for visitors, all set in 20 acres of grass paddocks.
The new centre includes the following:
- Soft sand flooring for comfort
- Dimming lights to mimic night-time conditions
- Feeding pods to release food regularly during the night
- Six giaan oak trees for scratching posts.
The new centre will also have balcony viewing so visitors can watch the her. It's due to open at Easter.
A huge collection of around 50,000 war-gaming figures dating back over the last forty years has sold at auction for a total of £9,000.
The figures were discovered in a house after its owner died.
A lot of some of the more rare die-cast Warhammer figures sold for the highest amount of £1100 at Willingham Auctions near Cambridge.
"It was really good, better than expectations."
A huge collection of up to 50,000 war-gaming figures are going up for auction in Cambridgeshire.
The figures, collected over forty years were discovered in a house after its owner died.
Experts expect the painted characters, some of which come from the Warcraft and Warhammer games to fetch up to ten thousand pounds.
"When I walked into the house there were piles and piles of plastic containers, all full of these war-gaming figures, most of them painted to a quite high standard, some unpainted, buildings and everything. It was in every room, every room just piled high with these boxes, it was just marvellous, fantastic to find."
The auction at Willingham Auctions near Cambridge is expected to start around 2pm Saturday 4th February.
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