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Critically endangered twin bongo calves born at Woburn Safari Park

With so few left in the wild, these calves are extremely important for the conservation of the species.
With so few left in the wild, these calves are extremely important for the conservation of the species.

Rare twins have been born at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire. It's thought there are only around 100 East African Mountain Bongos left in the wild.

The birth of twins is incredibly rare. The pair of female antelopes were born in a 14 acre woodland reserve at the park.

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Pensioner injured in attempted street robbery

An 80-year-old man has been injured following an attempted street robbery in Elstow near Bedford.

Map showing location of attempted robbery in Elstow, Bedfordshire.
Map showing location of attempted robbery in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man threatened the pensioner with a knife in West End at about 7pm on Thursday. He managed to run away but fell and suffered a suspected broken arm.

Anyone with information can contact DC Kerr, in confidence, on 01234 275035, the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Woman seriously injured in four-vehicle crash on M1

A woman has been left with serious head injuries after a four-vehicle crash on the M1 in Bedfordshire this morning.

The northbound carriageway was shut between junctions 11 and 12 overnight. It re-opened shortly after 8.30am.

The crash involved two HGVs and two cars.

The woman has been taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and is due to be transferred to Addenbrooke's in Cambridge later.

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Bank Holiday blues with yellow weather warning

Map of area covered by Met Office weather warning
Area covered by the Met Office yellow weather warning on Bank Holiday Monday. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of heavy rain on Bank Holiday Monday.

The warning has now been extended to cover all of the Anglia region.

The Met Office Chief Forecaster says: "Rainfall amounts are likely to exceed 15 mm quite widely, while a few places could see more than 30 mm.."

The warning is valid from 6.00am on Monday 25 August 2014 until 11.50pm.

"Heavy rain will spread from the southwest on Bank Holiday Monday. A complex area of low pressure will bring an unpleasant day's weather to much of England and Wales on Monday. The public should be aware that there may be some impacts to holiday traffic and outdoor activities."

– Met Office Yellow Weather Warning
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