Twycross Zoo has today announced the safe birth of a healthy baby western lowland gorilla a species considered critically endangered.
The baby gorilla, which is yet to be named, is said to be doing very well and the mother, Ozala, remains healthy after a stress-fress birth.
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A band of persistent, occasionally heavy rain moves eastwards over the region.
Winds increasing further on Monday morning with a persistent band of rain sinking south across the area by midday.
Thousands of runners took part in the Great Birmingham 10K. The 6.2mile event went around the city, ending on Broad Street.