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Rare Bush Dog pups surprise keepers at Chester Zoo

Two litters of rare Bush Dog pups have been born at Chester Zoo. They were discovered by keepers who heard their squeals, before they emerged.

Zoo staff and conservationists hope their arrival will allow experts to study the species in greater detail, and learn more about its behaviour.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature classes Bush Dogs as "Near Threatened", because they have vanished from much of their natural habitats in Central and South America.


Special house in Lee Rigby's honour

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The final touches are being put to a special house in memory of Lee Rigby. The soldier from Middleton was killed by extremists close to his barracks in London in 2013.

The Foundation set up in his name has funded the project which aims to give respite to veterans and their families.

It comes ahead of a fundraising concert for the Lee Rigby Foundation at the weekend.

For more information on the concert and how to buy tickets click here.

Man due in court over his daughter's death

Nine year old Olivia Edohasim Credit: GMP

A man is due in court today following the death of his daughter in a car crash in Altrincham.

Nine year-old Olivia Edohasim died when the car she was in hit a wall in May.

Her father Chizoro Barnabas Edohasim is due before magistrates in Manchester charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving

Steven Woolfe to sit as independent MEP

Ukip leadership frontrunner Steven Woolfe has announced he is to sit as an independent MEP for the North West after resigning from the party.

Mr Woolfe said he has "come to the conclusion that UKIP is ungovernable without Nigel Farage leading it and the referendum cause to unite it".

The party's former spokesman on Immigration said the UKIP is "riddled with infighting, proxy wars between rival camps and is run by an NEC that is not fit for purpose".

His resignation comes just just weeks after collapsing in the EU parliament following an altercation with a fellow MEP.

Mr Woolfe says his collapse has has a lasting effect.

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