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PHOTOS: Harvey the Jack Russell in rescue ordeal

A small dog is recovering from a big ordeal after getting stuck down a hole near Bath.

Harvey the Jack Russell put firefighters through their paces when he disappeared down an opening under a large rock at Brown's Folly during a walk with his owner, Simon Tapcott and friends.

The crews dug their way down to him in a two and a half hour operation. Light had begun to fade and they were about to give up when they spotted him, pulled him out and returned him to his owner unharmed. He recorded the whole incident on camera.

Harvey looks none the worse for his ordeal - but he certainly put the fire service through their paces Credit: Simon Tapcott
The fire crew left their engine at the car park to Brown's Folly nature reserve before leaving on their quest to find two-year-old Harvey Credit: Simon Tapcott
Harvey slipped down a hole under a big rock and the firefighters dug down to find him Credit: Simon Tapcott
It's thought Harvey might have been chasing a rabbit or fox. Either way it made for a very awkward rescue Credit: Simon Tapcott
The three firefighters worked for two and a half hours to find Harvey and it was getting dark before they spotted him Credit: Simon Tapcott
Relief all round as the team brought Harvey to safety - just as they were going to give up the search Credit: Simon Tapcott

Register now for Bristol's Park & Slide

How the Park & Slide could look on Bristol's famous Park Street. Credit: Luke Jerram

People wanting to go down a giant water slide in Bristol next month have just five days to register.

The idea for the 90 metre park and slide in Park Street comes from artist Luke Jerram.

Thousands of people from across the world want to take part but, because of safety concerns, only hundreds will be able to. Their names will be picked at random from those who've signed up.

The event is planned for May 4th and will be presented as part of Bristol City Council’s ‘Make Sundays Special’ programme.

To register your interest for a free ticket, click here.

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Sextuplets born to sheep in Dorset

This sheep at Colesmoor Farm in Dorset is the proud mother of sextuplets Credit: Farm Stay UK

A rare set of sextuplet lambs have been born at a farm in Toller Porcorum near Dorchester. They arrived last week are still thriving.

Rorie Geddes, the owner of Colesmoor Farm, says, "Although we have lots of triplets and quadruplets and the occasional quintuplet from our 300 ewes, we have never heard of a commercial ewe having six good lambs. Mum to the six healthy lambs is a five year old Roussin cross Mule ewe.

"She had been scanned to have five lambs so it was a nice surprise for Emily, our night time lamber, when a sixth turned up. She will probably rear three of them and the other three will join our other orphan lambs.”

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The not so little lamb who gave a farmer a big shock

Spring has indeed sprung because the cute little lambs are beginning to appear in the fields across the West Country.

And sometimes not so little...

Now farmer's always hope for deliveries without complications. But one farmer from Somerset got a bit of a shock when out popped a lamb weighing a whopping 22 pounds. Three times the size of your average newborn. Duncan Sleightholme reports.

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Rugby fan flattened by star after pitch invasion

A Gloucester rugby player gave a rival fan a nasty surpise after he invaded the pitch during their match in Exeter this weekend.

The Exeter Chiefs supporter ran onto the pitch during Gloucester's game at Sandy Park, but got a frosty welcome from Fly Half Freddie Burns, who dumped him to the ground. The man's celebrations proved premature, as Gloucester went on to win the match!

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