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Experts hopeful missing owl will return to Ipswich park

Mabel the owl has been missing for six weeks.

Experts are hopeful a wild owl that that has disappeared from a park in Ipswich will soon return .

Mabel has regularly been spotted at Christchurch Park, but she not for been seen there for six weeks.

There had been some concern for her welfare, but it's now thought she may be buried away nesting her eggs early.

Mabel was often seen in an oak tree in Christchurch Park.


Couple have two sets of twins after being told they'd never have children

A couple from Ipswich who were told they would never be able to have children have had not one, but two sets of un-identical twins.

Katie and Aaron McCulloch had the babies within 21 months of each other, beating odds of 1 in 700,000.

They say they still cannot believe how lucky they are and remember the moment they found out.

I did three [pregnancy tests] to make sure there and then. I then had an early scan to make sure, they said the "babies were going to be fine", I said "babies?", they said "yes, you're going to be having twins.

– Katie McCulloch

Huntingdon man to sell Britain's fastest pick-up truck for £30,000

A man from Huntingdon is set to sell Britain's fastest pick-up truck 'for the price of a Golf GTI'.

The 1984 Chevrolet S10 Truck Credit: Highhopes Racing

The 1984 Chevrolet S10 can reach 60mph in just 1.3 seconds. A Bugatti Veyron will do 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds, while the new McLaren 720S reaches the same speed in 2.8 seconds.

The truck can reach 60mph in 1.3 seconds Credit: Highhopes Racing

George Scanlon has spent £85,000 maintaining the truck but he is only expecting to make £30,000 when it goes under the hammer at auction next month.


Aerial pictures capture seal population explosion on Norfolk coast

Aerial photo taken of Scroby sands Credit: Mike Page, photographer

A photographer who has spent 40 years taking aerial pictures of the Anglia region says he's never seen so many seals on a sand bank off Great Yarmouth.

There are up to 4,000 of them according to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Mike Page says there's a huge population of cormorants on Scroby Sands too, making the area, a mile and a half out to sea, a real wildlife haven.

Scroby sands Credit: Mike Page, photographer

"I was flying over Yarmouth and saw the black edge around Scroby sands which is very very unusual. Well thousands and thousands of seals, I haven't dared to count them, I've never seen so many in 40 years of flying."

– Mike Page, Photographer
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