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Fire crews rescue dogs from rabbit hole

Firefighters from South Yorkshire have rescued two dogs who got stuck down a rabbit hole.

Crews from Parkway station were called out to Stone Lane in Sheffield by the dogs' owner who had been taking the terriers for a walk.

Firefighters were able to rescue one of the dogs straight away, but the other was further down the hole and they had to dig down to find it.

Both dogs were safe and well but went to the vets for a check-up as a precaution.

Baby sharks to make their new home in Scarborough

Two shark babies will arrive at their new home in Scarborough today Credit: Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary

Two shark babies - both a little over six months old - will arrive at their new home Scarborough Sea Life Centre today.

Born in Germany last summer, the baby blacktip reef sharks were among the first dozen produced in a pioneering Europe-wide Sea Life breeding programme.

Though currently not endangered, some localised colonies of blacktips have been wiped out by the shark-finning industry.

Marine experts believe Sea Life's programme could prove invaluable if captive bred blacktips are needed for future reintroduction to the wild.

"They are an unrelated male and female and the hope is that when they reach sexual maturity in four or five years, they will produce second-generation captive bred offspring, which would confirm captive breeding as a realistic safety net for this species", said displays supervisor Lyndsey Crawford.

They will be joined in the new-look ocean display, complete with simulated coral reef and shipwreck, and a pair of bonnethead sharks.


'World's ugliest dog' meets fans in Leeds

When it comes to famous dogs, forget Lassie, Snoopy, Goofy, or Mutley, because there's a new kid in town and his name is Tuna the Dog. Often referred to as the ugliest dog in the world, Tuna is an internet sensation. To put it in to perspective, rock legend Mick Jagger has more than 500,000 followers on Instagram, Ant and Dec have over 600,000 and the pop star OIlly Murs has 1.4million.

However, all of them are trumped by Tuna who has a whopping 1.7million followers. Tuna the dog is currently on tour around the UK and our reporter Adam Fowler went to meet him at Waterstones in Leeds.

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