Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire and Dudley Zoo in the Black Country are today beginning their annual animal counts.
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The major talking points as England and Australia head into the third Test at Edgbaston today with the Ashes series firmly poised at 1-1.
Many places will stay dry with sunny spells, although isolated showers are possible, especially during the afternoon and evening.
A cloudy start, but sunny intervals developing from the west through the afternoon.