Vietnamese box turtle

Rare turtle hatches at Bristol Zoo

One of the world’s rarest turtles, a tiny Vietnamese box turtle weighing just 14.6g has been born at Bristol Zoo.

Screengrab from Singin' in the Rain at the Bristol Hippodrome

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Our weatherman Bob Crampton goes behind the scenes at the Bristol Hippodrome to see how they make it rain every night amid all the sunshine

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Car lost to tide at Brean Beach

A 4x4 was lost to the sea at Brean beach on Tuesday after it became stuck in the soft sand and mud.

4x4 surrounded by water at Brean beach
The 4x4 was completely engulfed by the incoming tide Credit:

Although the alarm was raised by the beach warden a team from Burnham's BARB search and rescue was unable to dig the vehicle out and the soft nature of the sand made it impossible for other vehicles to get close enough to pull it free.

Rescuers digging car out of Brean beach
The soft sand meant rescuers were unable to save the vehicle Credit:


Meet Winnie the mini hippo at Bristol Zoo

Introducing Winnie the baby hippo Credit: ITV News West Country

Winnie the pygmy hippo was born at Bristol Zoo Gardens in February and has since enjoyed romping around her enclosure with her father Nato and mother Sirana - who is ferociously protective. Today she was allowed outside for the first time.

Fewer than 2,000 pygmy hippos survive in the wild.

Jane Austen waxwork unveiled in Bath

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath will be unveiling a waxwork of the author which they believe is the closest likeness since she was alive nearly 200 years ago.

A portrait of the novelist will appear on £10 notes from 2017 Credit: Laura Lean/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The waxwork is the result of a three year project, and was modelled using eye-witness accounts, a forensic artist and a BAFTA award-winning costume designer.

Rescued Glastonbury dog still won't sleep at night

An animal shelter in Somerset been inundated with offers to re-home a dog found abandoned after the Glastonbury festival.

'Dolly' was found in a tent left on the site last weekend.

The lurcher's making a steady recovery after being left with little food or water, but rescue workers say she still won't sleep at night.

Francesca Carpenter reports.


Vehicle display draws crowds

There was an array of vehicles from the era Credit: ITV News West Country

It wasn't just 1940s clothing on display either. One of the big draws were the rows of pristine military vehicles - ranging from classic cars to army jeeps from both Britain and America. There was even a fully restored Sherman tank.

A Sherman tank was just one of many vehicles on display Credit: ITV News West Country

Crowds turn out for Dig for Victory

Celebrations took place at the North Somerset Show Ground, for the Dig for Victory event.

Now in it's 4th year the 1940s themed festival tells the story of what life was like during World War 2.

People attending the event wore full 1940s costumes Credit: ITV News West Country
There was fly past from a Hurricane and Spitfire Credit: ITV News West Country

The day also included a fly past from a Spitfire and Hurricane, as this year marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

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