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Weekend Picks: Harvest Fair

Harvest Fair: Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Oct (Bewdley Museum and the Jubilee Gardens, Bewdley)

Credit: Wyre Forest District Council

Bewdley Museum and the Jubilee Gardens will be hosting free live music this weekend to celebrate the town’s harvest festival.

Saturday’s line-up features local folk musicians Bethan and the Morgans.

Duck houses, decorated by community groups and businesses will be on show in the Jubilee Gardens.

The displays will last throughout the month and visitors can vote for their favourite duck house. Activities for the children include an apple hunt and arts and crafts.

“It’s a wonderful time of the year, with so much to celebrate. Whether you just pop into the town to listen to the free live music or get your apron on and get baking for the apple pie competition, Bewdley will definitely be worth a visit. ”

– Councillor Sally Chambers, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member

For times, prices and more information: www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk/whats-on/harvest-fair

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Baby rhino comes face to face with giraffe

Baby rhino comes face to face with giraffe Credit: West Midland Safari Park

Baby white rhino, Ekozu, has been busy meeting some of West Midland Safari Park’s larger and very inquisitive inhabitants.

Baby rhino comes face to face with giraffe Credit: West Midland Safari Park

Now at two months old, both mum and baby have been exploring every corner of the African section of the four-mile drive-through safari in Worcestershire.

Baby rhino comes face to face with giraffe Credit: West Midland Safari Park

Naturally, this meant bumping into a variety of very curious animals. This included a female giraffe, Faida, and Congo buffalo.

As you can tell, he seemed to enjoy himself!

Baby rhino comes face to face with giraffe Credit: West Midland Safari Park

Teenager critically injured after being hit by car

A teenage pedestrian has been critically injured after being hit by a car.

The boy was taken to hospital in Worcester before being transferred to Birmingham Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The collision happened near West Midlands Safari Park at Seven Hills near Bewdley, at just before 6pm yesterday.

When paramedics arrived, they found a 16-year-old boy with very serious injuries.

After treatment at the scene, he was initially taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital. A doctor from the Midlands Air Ambulance rendezvoused with the crew en-route.

After further treatment at hospital, he was transferred to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with the MERIT trauma doctor travelling with the crew.

On arrival, his condition was ‘critical’.

The car driver was uninjured, but badly shaken.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Woman trapped in car for an hour and a half

Two car accident in Bewdley, Worcestershire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman in her 60s was trapped in her car for an hour and twenty minutes after a car crash in Worcestershire last night.

Four people were involved in the smash, which happened on the A442 Bridgnorth Road in Bewdley at 9.25pm.

Two patients were treated for minor injuries and a 25-year-old woman was taken to hospital.

The woman in her 60s was cut free by firefighters before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

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Woman with Alzheimer's missing in Bewdley

Police in Bewdley are searching for a 73-year-old woman with Alzheimer's, who is missing from her home.

Mary O'Connor was reported missing at 3.20pm today, and is believed to be on foot in the area.

She is Irish, described as white, about 5ft tall, and was last seen wearing a beige coat, purple gillet, green jumper and blue trousers, with silver shoes.

Because of her Alzheimer's she may appear confused.

Baby elephant born at West Midlands Safari Park

The baby elephant weighed 100kg when he was born Credit: West Midlands Safari Park

Head Elephant Keeper, Andy Plumb, said:

"This really is fantastic news, the baby is absolutely perfect - just like his mother - and both are fine. The birth was an uncomplicated one and Five clearly adores her new baby. We are all absolutely over the moon that mum and baby are doing well.

The baby elephant does not yet have a name Credit: West Midlands Safari Park

First ever baby elephant born at West Midlands Safari Park

The calf is the first ever to be born at the safari park Credit: West Midlands Safari Park

The first ever elephant has been born at West Midland Safari Park in its 41 year history.

The baby boy does not yet have a name Credit: West Midlands Safari Park

The baby boy was born on Monday 5th May, after a 22 month pregnancy for mother Five - and weighed 100kgs!

He weighed 100kg when he was born Credit: West Midlands Safari Park

The male calf is yet to be named, and is only the second calf to be born in the world, following artificial insemination using semen that had been frozen and stored in a French laboratory, after it had been taken from a wild elephant.

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