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Gorilla caught wolfing down birthday cake from GBBO star

Zaire the gorilla, who turned 40 yesterday, was treated to a birthday cake made by Great British Bake Off runner-up Richard Burr.

The birthday girl looked like she was enjoying the treat in her enclosure at London Zoo.

Zaire seemed to be enjoying the pink birthday cake made of fruit, vegetables and cashew nut frosting. Credit: LondonZoo

The 2014 contestant, who won the 'star baker' title five times on the show, said it was a "tough challenge baking a cake for a gorilla".

"It's got grated carrot and parsnips, all sorts of things Zaire likes. I think i've managed to fit her daily diet into this cake," he said.


Croydon fire now under control

The office block fire in the centre of Croydon has now been brought under control.

London Ambulance Service treated one person at the scene who had to be brought down from the roof, while another 10 people escaped from the building unharmed. No-one required hospital treatment.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Travel disruption from Croydon fire

Huge blaze in Croydon office block

Six fire engines are currently tackling a fire in a disused office block in Croydon.

London Fire Brigade said part of the roof is alight and they are still working to put it out.

Twitter users have been posting pictures of thick black smoke coming from the building on Wellesley Road.

Firefighters from Woodside, Croydon, Norbury and Mitcham fire stations are tacling the blaze.

The Brigade was called just before 1pm this afternoon, and it is not known as yet what caused the fire.


Bishop's Bridge closed during Paddington security alert

Security alert closes roads around Paddington Station

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