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Rare Zebra shark born at Sea Life Centre

A baby Zebra shark has been born at Birmingham's National Sea Life Centre
A baby Zebra shark has been born at Birmingham's National Sea Life Centre Credit: National Sea Life Centre

A rare Zebra shark has been born at Birmingham's National Sea Life Centre.

The two-day old pup hatched from an egg that was donated by an American aquarium.

Sea Life staff are delighted with the new addition because the fish is on the Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of threatened species.

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Roads 'extra busy' due to V Festival at Weston Park

People are being advised to plan their journeys and give extra time today as almost 100,000 people descend on Weston Park in Staffordshire for this year's V Festival.

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The roads are going to be busy due to @vfestival, plan for extra time and try and avoid the affected areas if you can #vweston

The M6 Northbound exit slip road is closed due to traffic management for the music festival at Weston Park at J12 A5 (Gailey).

The closure of the slip road may be lifted earlier than 6:00pm if traffic conditions allow.

Traffic on the M6 north heading to the V Festival should exit at J10a and take the M54.

READ: Travel advice for road users heading to V Festival

Traffic building on M6 as people head to V Festival

Traffic is expected to be heavy on certain parts of the M6 today as around 90,000 people arrive for this weekend's V Festival.

Festival goers at Weston Park last year
Festival goers at Weston Park last year Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

The M6 Northbound exit slip road is closed due to traffic management for the music festival at Weston Park at J12 A5 (Gailey).

The closure of the slip road may be lifted earlier than 6:00pm if traffic conditions allow.

Traffic on the M6 north heading to the V Festival should exit at J10a and take the M54.

Travel advice for road users heading to V Festival

V Festival
V Festival Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

90,000 people are expected to arrive at Weston Park in Staffordshire this weekend for the Midland’s biggest music festival.

The Highways Agency have advised the following:

- Allow extra time for your journey and plan an alternative route

- Follow signs for V Festival which will direct you on a specific route to Weston Park

- Traffic will be heavy on Friday on the M6 and M54

- The ‘smart motorway’ on certain parts of the M6 will be open from Friday to Sunday to accommodate more vehicles

- Traffic is anticipated to be busy in the same areas on Monday morning as people head home from the festival

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Poll shows people would like a beer with Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams is from Stoke-on-Trent
Robbie Williams is from Stoke-on-Trent Credit: Pedro Rocha/Global Imagens/Atlantico Press/Atlantico/Press Association Images

Robbie Williams, from Stoke-on-Trent, has been named in a list of pop and rock stars people would most want to have a pint of beer with.

A survey of almost 700 adults showed that Sir Tom Jones was the most popular companion people would like to have a drink with.

Bulldog Bash returns to Stratford-upon-Avon after year out

More than 4,000 bikers are expected to attend the festival
More than 4,000 bikers are expected to attend the festival Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Bulldog Bash returns to Stratford-upon-Avon today after a year out.

More than 4,000 campers are expected at the motorcycle and music festival which runs until Sunday.

The event includes drag strip demos, fairground rides, food and the custom show tent for bikes.

The festival has been held at Long Marston Airfield since 1987 and attracts bikers from across Europe.

The Bulldog Bash includes a number of biker-related events
The Bulldog Bash includes a number of biker-related events Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Bulldog Bash has been hit by controversy over the years. In 2007 Hells Angel member Gerry Tobin was shot in the back of the head while riding home from the festival on the M40.

Seven members of rival gang Outlaws were sentenced to a total of 191 years in prison for his murder.

Warwickshire Police say they will have an increased police presence in the area during the festival and are warning people to plan their travel arrangements in advance.

Hells Angels Gerry Tobin was murdered in 2007 after the Bulldog Bash
Hells Angels Gerry Tobin was murdered in 2007 after the Bulldog Bash Credit: Warwickshire Police

While this year's event is expected to be smaller than previous years, the nature of the roads leading to Long Marston Airfield means that they can quickly become congested.

We are urging people to consider their travel arrangements during next week's event and if they do intend to travel allow themselves extra time.

– Chief Inspector Ian Whiting, Warwickshire Police
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