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Second monkey escapes from Cumbrian animal park

File photograph of Capuchin monkey Credit: PA

Police have confirmed that a second Capuchin monkey has escaped from South Lakes Wild Animal Park.

It follows news that a juvenile female Capuchin monkey escaped at the weekend and has been sighted in the Dalton-in-Furness area.

"These animals do not pose an immediate risk to the public, however it is capable of biting or scratching anyone who attempts to approach it.

Anyone who sees the animal is requested to contact South Lakes Wild Animal Park."

– Cumbria Police


Museum expansion tells the brave story of the Fusiliers

A Victoria Cross on show at the Fusiliers Museum. Credit: ITV News

A £1.4million redevelopment of the Fusilier Museum in Bury will open its doors today.

The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, includes a new home for the Fusilier Archive and the opening of a state-of-the-art conference and events space which includes a new exhibition area to display more of the museum's growing collection.

The official opening will conducted by Colonel Brian Gorski, Chairman of the board at The Fusilier Museum and Tiffany Hunt, North West Committee Chair for the Heritage Lottery Fund.

On October 25 a free family open day will take place for for Bury and Lancashire residents.

Find out more about the Museum here.

Prince Harry to visit Greater Manchester

Prince Harry sharing a joke with Salford fire fighters on his last visit to Greater Manchester. Credit: PA

Prince Harry will visit Greater Manchester today where he will help out at a rugby training session and meet fire fighters.

The Prince, who is patron of England Rugby’s All Schools Programme, will take part in a training session for teachers which hopes to get more of them to become rugby coaches and enable more young people to take up the sport.

Later, he will meet fire fighters from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and talk to some of the young people involved in their community cadet scheme.

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