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Water ski champions gather in Lincolnshire

Some of the world's top water ski champions have gathered for a tournament in Lincolnshire.

The Stokes Pro Am tournament at Hazelwood Ski World in Thorpe-on-the-Hill has attracted the current world champion and world record holder Freddy Krueger.

He will be challenged by British number one and world number three Tom Fladborg-Asher at the two-day event.

In total, 16 professionals and 37 amateurs are taking part, including local prospect 15-year-old Rob "The Rocket" Hazelwood, seen below warming up for the event:


Council use CCTV in hunt for missing cat after FOI request

Leicester City Council has used its CCTV cameras in the hunt for a missing cat.

Despite the council's efforts - there has been no sighting of the missing feline.

The owner of the cat, which has been missing since July 6, sent a Freedom of Information request to the council to ask if they could check its local footage.

A stock photo of CCTV cameras
A stock photo of CCTV cameras Credit: Stephen Rafferty/Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

While this is not the usual sort of request we would deal under the Freedom of Information Act, given the very specific areas and limited timeframes detailed by requester, we were happy to be able to help on this occasion.

Checking the relevant CCTV footage took no more than 30 minutes of staff time and therefore the cost was negligible.

It would not have detracted from the important public safety role that the CCTV team carry out.

It is reassuring that members of the public have confidence in CCTV and recognise its value when assistance is required.

– Leicester City Council spokesperson


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New 'planetarium' will take visitors back in time

One of the country's most important Roman sites is being brought to life, a hundred and fifty years after it was first discovered. Visitors to Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire, are getting the chance to experience it with a planetarium-style projection. The "discovery dome" has been developed by a student from the University of Bath.

John Tredinnick a researcher at the University says visitors will be taken back in time during the tour:

Two crabs discovered in lift in Birmingham

The crabs that were discovered in the lift
The crabs that were discovered in the lift Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

Two crabs have been discovered in a tower block lift in Birmingham.

The were recently found by a woman and were put into a plastic box, where they were then taken to the National Sea Life Centre for a new home.

It is believed someone may have brought them back from a trip to the seaside.

The crabs have been taken to the National Sea Life Centre
The crabs have been taken to the National Sea Life Centre Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

If you go crab fishing or come across any other sea creatures on your travels, please don’t bring them home with you – they are very sensitive creatures and need to be kept at a certain temperature with a good supply of sea water or they won’t survive.

– Centre curator James Robson

Both crabs are now being cared for by experts and will be introduced to the British shore line exhibition.

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