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Red Panda gives birth to twins in Cornwall

One of the cubs on his first trip outside Credit: Paradise Park
Smile for the camera! Credit: Paradise Park

A Red Panda has given birth to twins at Paradise Park in Hayle, Cornwall. The two cubs were born at the end of June and have just had their first vet check.

Recent data suggests that Red Panda population numbers may be as low as 2,500, due to continuous loss of habitat and wildlife trading. The existing population is expected to declines by 10% every 10 years.

The wildlife sanctuary is asking the public for name suggestions via Twitter @CornishParadise

Remembering Torrington's greatest bonfires

On Saturday night, a small North Devon market town will burn down a model village based on the 1970's children's television classic 'Trumpton'. It's been recreated in Torrington by a group of volunteers and it's all part of the town's tradition of huge bonfires.

For the past 40 years, local men and women have created the incredible displays - which include a replica of HMS Victory and the Great Fire of London.

Here are some of the best ones:


Discarded Glastonbury wellies donated to Calais migrants

These leftover wellies are now helping those camping outside the French port Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA

Hundreds of wellington boots, which were discarded at Glastonbury festival, have been donated to migrants in Calais.

More than 500 pairs of wellies were taken to migrants sleeping in the camp outside the French port after being sized and paired by a team of volunteers. They also distributed 2,000 unused rain ponchos and some first aid kits.

The project was the brain child of Liz Clegg who visited the migrant camp known as the Jungle. She worked closely with Association Salam, who helped hand out the recycled footwear.

Man cleared of all charges in crossbow murder trial

A man accused of murdering his brother-in-law using a crossbow, has been found not guilty by a jury at Truro Crown Court.

Daniel Schofield said at his trial that he shot Roy Hanson by mistake - and today a jury agreed. He was also found not guilty of a charge of gross negligence manslaughter.

The tragic accident took place at a farm in St Keverne in Cornwall last year.

Jeremy Corbyn gets standing ovation in Plymouth

The front runner in the battle for the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn is in Plymouth talking to Labour supporters.

He's the latest candidate to come to the South West - and he received a standing ovation from the audience.

Jeremy Corbyn meets the media Credit: ITV News
Standing room only for Jeremy Corbyn Credit: ITV News
No doubt who this person is backing Credit: ITV News

He is campaigning on an agenda challenging austerity. He says what's happening is that people are 'waking up to a Labour revival based on policies that genuinely represent working people'.

On farming Jeremy Corbyn said that Morrisons should stop its idea of just offering is new brand designed to tug on the heartstrings of consumers and just pay a fair price to farmers.


Jury retires to consider verdict in crossbow murder trial

Daniel Schofield is accused of blasting Roy Hanson in the chest with a crossbow. Credit: ITV News

A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a man accused of murdering his brother-in-law using a crossbow.

Roy Hanson died in October last year after being shot with a bolt at a remote farm near St Keverne. Daniel Schofield denies a charge of murder and gross negligence manslaughter.

The jury of six men and six women retired after hearing four days of evidence at Truro Crown Court.

Red Arrows cancel Aerial Acrobatic Display but still head to Dartmouth

The Red Arrows have cancelled their aerial acrobatic display at the Dartmouth Regatta - but are still promising to do flypasts. Changes to Civil Aviation Authority regulations have forced the Red Arrows to re-think their plans. The flypasts will take place at around 6.15pm this evening.

The Red Arrows in the skies above Gloucestershire Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Make it to the top or plunge into the quay: Climbing with a splash in Exeter

Climbers either make it to the top or plunge into the water. Credit: The Quay Climbing Centre
Climbers in Deep Water Solo do not use ropes. Credit: The Quay Climbing Centre

The UK's only climbing wall event on water returns to Exeter this weekend - Deep Water Solo 2015.

As this film from The Quay Climbing Centre shows, climbers from across the country will compete on a wall built over the city's quay.

They don't use ropes - and either make it to the top - called 'topping out' - or fall into the water below.

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