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Rare dove born at Bristol Zoo

The bleeding-heart dove chick born at Bristol Zoo is a sign of hope for the threatened species Credit: Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo has welcomed the birth of a rare chick.

The Mindanao bleeding-heart dove is native to the Philippines. It is one of many species in the area threatened by the loss of 95% of the country's forests.

Bristol Zoological Society has been working on the islands for two years to stop the decline. It aims to make local people aware of the value of conserving the species and their habitats.

Death row grandmother appeals to Sir Richard Branson

Lindsay Sandiford is hoping Sir Richard Branson will back her last-ditch appeal against her death sentence Credit: PA

A woman from Cheltenham who is on death row in Indonesia for drug-trafficking, has written to Sir Richard Branson in a desperate bid for backing for a last-ditch final appeal against her sentence.

Lindsay Sandiford, who is 58, is facing death by firing squad after being convicted for drug offences in 2012. She has started saying her goodbyes after running out of money for further appeals and following the recent executions of eight convicted drug smugglers, including two Australians, by the Indonesian authorities.

Lindsay Sandiford, seen here after her arrest in 2012, says she longs to see her grand daughter who was born afterwards Credit: PA

You can read the letter to Sir Richard Branson here:

Lindsay Sandiford's letter to Sir Richard Branson

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Red Cross fly to Nepal from South Gloucestershire

Red Cross teams from South Gloucestershire are flying out to Nepal today with aid for the earthquake victims. The kits include tents, water treatment tablets and camp beds.

Packs including tents, water treatment equipment and camp beds were packed up at the Warmley warehouse over the weekend. It's thought to be the last time the west country team is involved in an international emergency before the base is moved to Northamptonshire.

Stroud woman rescued from Nepal says "huge thank you"

Ingrid Chiene said the village where she was staying was almost entirely destroyed. Credit: ITV News

A Stroud woman reunited with her children after being caught up in the devastation in Nepal has spoken of her relief and gratitude.

Ingrid Chiene was celebrating her fortieth birthday in a small village near Kathmandu, and had been in the country for less than a week when the 7.8-magnitude quake struck.

She said the village where she was staying was almost entirely destroyed by the earthquake, and that she could not believe the generosity of the local people, who reached out to stranded tourists despite their own homes being turned to rubble.

She also had nothing but praise for British embassy staff, and has said she wants to go back to the country to help.

Bath woman trapped by Nepal earthquake is rescued

20-year-old Susannah Ross hadn't contacted her family and friends since Friday.

Susannah Ross, the young Bath student missing since the devastating earthquake in Nepal has been rescued.

Her friends confirmed on Twitter this morning that Susannah, 20, had been rescued by helicopter and taken to an army base.

She had been trekking in the area when the 7.8-magnitude quake hit, and her family and friends had not heard from her since Friday.

They were anxious to get her to safety, especially after receiving an SOS message saying her group was in desperate need of medical assistance. Her friends used Twitter to spread the word, and also used the site to confirm the good news this morning.

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Gloucestershire family make contact with daughter

The family of a Gloucestershire woman trekking in Nepal have confirmation she is alive and well after an agonising wait following the earthquake.

Parents Sue and Otto Bohlen made appeals on Google Person Finder for their daughter Johanna Bohlen to get in touch - and early on Tuesday it was confirmed on the website that she is alive.

She was trekking in the Langtang National Park when the earthquake happened on Saturday.

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Concerns grow for Bath student caught up in Nepal earthquake

Susannah Ross, 20, hasn't contacted her family and friends since she left for a trek on Friday Credit: ITV News

Concerns are growing for a student from Bath caught up in the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Susannah Ross hasn't contacted her family and friends since she left to go trekking on Friday. Her family has recieved an SOS message saying her group is in desperate need of medical assistance.

Susannah's sister Nina told ITV News: "All we know is that she is stranded with about fifteen other people. They don't have any food or water and some of them are injured - we're not sure who."

Woman from Gloucestershire still missing in Nepal

23 year-old Johanna Bohlen's family are becoming increasingly worried

A woman from Gloucestershire is still missing after the devastating Earthquake in Nepal.

23 year-old Johanna Bohlen from near Stroud hasn't been in touch since the tragedy at the weekend. But another woman, 20 year old Susannah Ross from Bath is believed to be safe.

All we know is that she is is stranded somewhere in Langtang with about 15 other people. They don't have any food or water left and some of them are injured, we're not sure who. ".

– Nina Ross, Susannah's sister

Gloucestershire family still haven't heard from daughter

23-year-old Johanna Bohlen was trekking in Nepal when the earthquake happened

Family and friends of a Gloucestershire woman trekking in Nepal are hoping she will make contact after the earthquake which has claimed 3,617 lives.

23 year-old Johanna Bohlen, from Stonehouse, was trekking in the Langtang National Park with her friend when the earthquake happened on Saturday.

Her parents have still not heard from their daughter.

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