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It's a bug's life for Norfolk's creepy crawler collector

David Attenborough is the natural history expert who has brought so many species to life on television but where would he be without the stars of the show?

When it comes to insects there's only one man he turns to for help.

Martin French is a bug expert and in a 60 foot shed in the bottom of his Norfolk garden he has tens of thousands of creepy crawlies who could be the next small thing on the box.

Click below to watch a report from ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray


Hedgehog extinction warning

Hedgehogs are under threat Credit: PA Archive

The region's hedgehogs could be extinct within 15 years - that's the shock warning from one wildlife expert.

Sandra Craske, of AFA Hedgehog Rescue at Fakenham in Norfolk, said slug pellets were being used to kill beetles, bugs and worms - the staple diet of the hedgehogs. She believes they could die out in the next 10 to 15 years.


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Late spring catches hedgehogs by surprise

Hedgehogs are becoming a relatively rare sight in our gardens these days. Numbers have plummeted in the past ten years and the weather hasn't helped.

Confused by the late arrival of spring in 2013, hedgehogs are only just coming out of hibernation, six weeks late.

In Cambridge a hedgehog hospital released some of the dozens they've been nursing throughout the winter.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson:

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