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Huge bald eagle missing in Gloucestershire

Bald eagles have a wingspan of around 2m Credit: PA Images

A bald eagle with a broken tracker has gone missing from the International Bird of Prey Centre in Gloucestershire.

According to founder Jemima Parry-Jones, the female bird called 'Cremorne' is in a wood near Newent - refusing to come down.

The bird was being flown at the centre on Saturday when it flew off and didn't come back.

Swanny McSwanface? Name the baby cygnets

Following the safe arrival of 9 beautiful cygnets over the Bank Holiday, The Bishop’s Palace is launching its annual competition to name the little ones.

But will there be a Swanny McSwanFace?

Credit: Bishop's Palace
Credit: Bishop's Palace

The proud parents took the elder cygnets into the water on Bank Holiday Monday and all 9 were seen swimming in the moat on Tuesday morning.

Send in your suggestions to the Palace via email, Facebook or Twitter.

The names will be announced on 10 May.


First cygnet of 2016 hatches at The Bishop's Palace

'Swan cam' lets people monitor the nest without disturbing the birds. Credit: Bishop's Palace

The famous swans at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells have had their first new arrival of 2016.

A cygnet hatched out into the nest in the early hours of the morning of Saturday 30 April.

Viewers around the world can monitor the huge nest by the palace moat at via 'Swan Cam’ - the Palace’s infra-red web cam.

It’s thought to be the first time in recent years that the cygnets have been born in April.

In 2015 the cygnets didn't start appearing until May. Credit: Bishop's Palace

The tradition of keeping swans on the moat dates back to the 1800’s when Bishop Hervey’s daughter first introduced a pair.


Walkies with wheelies - how one hound's life was transformed

New set of wheels: Boswell the Afghan enjoys walkies Credit: ITV News West Country

A hip problem left Boswell the Afghan hound unable to walk more than a few paces. But the dogged determination of his owner has given him a new lease of life. Thanks to a set of wheels, Boswell - from Tewkesbury - is back out in the park.

Life in the old dog yet - Boswell with owner Maggie Thornton Credit: ITV News West Country

" Before, I could take him out for a walk once a day and he wouldn't want to go out. But now he's at the front door. There's a lot of sympathy for him but he's not bothered in the slightest."

– Maggie Thornton, Boswell's owner

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