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Pretty flamingos have their first walk

A walk in the park for the flamingos Credit: Cotswold Wildlife Park

The first hand-reared flamingo chicks at Cotswold WIldlife Park have spread their wings.

Flamingo eggs were donated to the collection as part of the European Breeding Programme. After 26 days in incubation, Mambo and Ringo eventually hatched. Keepers tended to the tiny fluffy chicks around the clock.

They have been taken on their first walk around the park to exercise their incredibly long legs.

Would you like to own a dinosaur?

An "exceptionally rare" almost-complete skeleton of a young dinosaur is expected to fetch up to £500,000 when it is auctioned off today.

The remains of the Allosaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs of the late Jurassic period, are believed to be the most complete juvenile of the species discovered so far.

The skeleton, known as Little Al and estimated to be up to 155 million years old, will go under the hammer at Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, West Sussex.

Relatively complete dinosaur skeletons are "extremely rare", the auctioneers said, with those of young dinosaurs even more so.


Road partially re-open following gas leak

SGN engineers have been working to make the area safe and have completed a temporary repair to the gas main. The company says work to make a permanent repair to the pipe will take place this morning.

Rowner Road has reopened to northbound traffic. The southbound side of the road remains closed while we complete our work. A signed diversion route is in place.

Repairs are expected to take a couple of days.


Police looking for missing 16 year-old

Jack Durrant is missing Credit: THAMES VALLEY POLICE

Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a 16-year-old boy missing from Reading.

Jack Durrant was last seen in the Barn Owl Way area of Burghfield at about 2pm on Saturday 21st November.

Jack is white, 5ft 11ins, slim with long, straight black hair and hazel eyes. He was wearing black jeans, a black hooded jumper and black trainers. He is believed to be in the Reading area and travels around by bus.

Robbery at Southampton bar

Staff at the Pitcher & Piano bar in Ocean Village were threatened by robbers as they cashed up on November 22nd.

They were cashing up between 10.45pm and 11.15pm when they were confronted by six men who entered through the main door. All the men had their faces covered.

A female member of staff was pushed to one side, while her male colleague was threatened with a screwdriver and punched in the face. The offenders stole a quantity of cash and a till drawer.

They left through the fire exit and headed to a vehicle waiting for them in Channel Way.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw a vehicle parked in Channel Way at the time of the incident or who has come across a discarded till drawer since Sunday evening.

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