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Escaped llama 'recovering well' at home

Calista the llama escaped last week Credit: MEN Syndication

A llama who escaped from a farm in Littleborough last week is recovering well, after she caused chaos for dozens of motorists.

Calista the llama escaped from her field after being scared by a dog. After running around the town for six hours, she was returned home and is recuperating.

Owner Dan Taylor said: :“She was very frightened. I would really urge dog owners not to let their animals out loose in the area"

Calista and owner Dan Taylor Credit: MEN Syndication

Rare giraffe arrives at North West zoo

Keepers at Chester zoo have welcomed the arrival of a rare Rothschild’s giraffe.

The calf has been named Zahra, meaning ‘flower’ in Swahili.

Rothschild's are one of the world’s most endangered subspecies of giraffe, with recent estimates suggesting few than 1,100 are left in the wild.

Zahra makes her debut at Chester Zoo Credit: Chester Zoo

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Anyone for underwater Olympics?

Underwater tennis Credit: Bolton Area Divers

A group of scuba-divers from Bolton have taken part in an underwater Christmas Olympics.

The Bolton area divers managed to do Martial Arts, Swimming, Sprinting, Tennis, Golf,Hockey, Archery and underwater snowboarding.

Opening ceremony Credit: Bolton Area Divers

The divers even held an underwater opening ceremony.

Artwork in honour of Sir Tom

A mosaic donated to Preston North End is the latest tribute to have been made in honour of the legendary Sir Tom Finney.

Almost 12,000 tiles were used to create the mosaic Credit: Lancashire Evening Post

The tilled creation, situated in the Sir Tom Finney reception at Deepdale, was created by artisan craftsmen in Spain. It was then embedded into the wall in the reception area of the stand named after the Preston legend. Sir Tom died in February 2014 aged 91. The mosaic, which is 5 metres wide, has been created using 11,999 pieces and is a replica of ‘The Splash’ statue outside the stadium.

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