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Runaway Rhea safely found after its "snowdrop" hunting adventure

The female partner of the missing Rhea bird which is on the loose from a private collection in Carlton-in-Lindrick near Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Rhea which went missing near Worksop, on Tuesday has been safely found.

Nottinghamshire Police were called to Hodsock Priory Farm in Worksop Road last night and at around 1.55pm the bird was safely manoeuvred into a trailer to be transported back to Carlton-in-Lindrick.

It appears the bird has been attracted by the snowdrops at Hodsock. Thankfully, it seems to be no worse off for its adventures.

“We would like to thank the public for their help and support in rallying round to help us locate the bird and reunite it safely with its owner."

– Insp Alan Easdon

Officers would also like to thank South Yorkshire Police for its help during the search.

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Funeral for soldier who died with no friends or relatives

The funeral of a former soldier who died with no known friends or family will take place in Bramcote today.

Alex McDougall served in Cyprus during his career in the army Credit: Aisha Morrell

Alex McDougall died, aged 77, at Beeston Lodge Nursing Home on 8 June, after suffering from dementia and cancer.

He served his country for 30 years, surviving being shot at and almost starving to death on limited rations.

Staff at the nursing have appealed for people to attend the service at Bramcote Crematorium at 3.45pm.

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