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Tiger cubs take first steps outside in North Yorkshire

One of the tiger cubs, born in March in North Yorkshire.
One of the tiger cubs, born in March in North Yorkshire. Credit: Flamingo Land

Three endangered tiger cubs have been born at Flamingo Land Resort in North Yorkshire.

Two female subs and one male were born on March 22nd to mum Surya and dad Bawa.

Recent estimates suggest there are only 400 Sumatran Tigers in the world and Flamingo Land say they are "extremely proud" of being part of a boost of a nearly 1% increase in world population numbers.

They have yet to be named, and will venturing outdoors for the first time today.

Take in tuition with your tipple

Scientists from the University of York are heading to local pubs this week to share their knowledge.

They hope to attract people to their talks who would not consider going to a lecture at the university. It is the first time the city has held the international Pint of Science Festival.

Academics specialising in biology, chemistry, psychology and others will give talks in local pubs Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

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Quayside Seaside opens early because of sun

A mini beach created on the Newcastle Quayside has opened a week early because of the summer weather. The free attraction, called the Quayside Seaside, looks out onto the River Tyne.

It has deck-chairs, beach volleyball and buckets and spades.

Build sandcastles or just bury your friends on the Newcastle Quayside
It may not be Cannes or St Tropez but it will do for us
With high temperatures over 20 degrees, summer starts here

Read more: Saturday's weather forecast

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Musical language lessons for school singers

Children from Hotspur primary school sing in Norwegian.
Children from Hotspur primary school sing in Norwegian. Credit: ITV

Hundreds of children from schools across the North East have been taking part in a Eurovision-style Song Contest.

The event, at the Gala Theatre in Durham, was aimed at improving their language skills.

Around 400 children from 27 schools are singing in languages from Lithuanian to Spanish, Polish to Norwegian.

A pupil belts out the chorus during the event at the Gala Theatre, Durham.
A pupil belts out the chorus during the event at the Gala Theatre, Durham. Credit: ITV
These pupils have been practising 'Stand By Me' in Lithuanian.
These pupils have been practising 'Stand By Me' in Lithuanian. Credit: ITV
After practice in schools, they performed in front of around 400 other pupils.
After practice in schools, they performed in front of around 400 other pupils. Credit: ITV
Pupils wait their turn to perform at Durham's Gala theatre.
Pupils wait their turn to perform at Durham's Gala theatre. Credit: ITV

Police probe Rottweiler voting card

Zeus the dog Credit: ITV News

A dog owner whose pet Rottweiler was sent a voting card is being investigated by police.

Russell Hoyle, from Norton, Teesside, is alleged to have provided false information to the electoral register after his pet Zeus was issued with a card.

Stockton Borough Council has informed Cleveland Police and the force confirmed an inquiry has begun.

Cleveland Police said it had received information from the council's Deomcratic Services department and an investigation had begun.

Zeus the dog 'removed from electoral roll'

A dog owner whose Rottweiler was sent a voting card has been told his pet's details has been removed from the electoral roll.

Security guard Russell Hoyle's pet Zeus received his call to vote in the European elections earlier this month after a mix-up over who lived at the address.

A spokesperson for Stockton Council said:

“Though we appreciate that registering a dog to vote might seem amusing it is an offence to provide false information on an electoral registration form and we are obliged to refer cases like this to the police.

“It is the householders’ responsibility to make sure that all details provided on the form are accurate and they must also sign a declaration at the bottom of the form confirming that this is the case.”

– Stockton Council
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