A British exploration ship abandoned almost 170 years ago has been discovered in the Arctic Ocean off the north coast of Canada.
Two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were abandoned by a scientific expedition in 1846 after becoming trapped in the polar ice.
The vessel was located by a remotely-operated underwater vehicle operated by Parks Canada.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the find had "solved one of Canada's greatest mysteries", although he revealed it was not yet known which of Erebus and Terror had been discovered.
Gambira the orang utan is getting a name for herself as a style icon. That's after she tried on an old sack she was given as a plaything. Keepers at Paignton Zoo say her choice of frock shows she is pretty intelligent.
Just how pretty she is, judge for yourself in this video clip.
A cat is recovering in Cornwall after coming close to losing one of its nine lives.
The pet became trapped between a wall and a building in Lusty Glaze Road in Newquay. The fire service were called out by the RSPCA yesterday morning. They rescued it using a tool kit and the cat was reunited with its owner. It was taken to the vets for a check up as a precaution.
More than 3,000 amateur guitarists have performed Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water in Lyme Regis as part of a record-breaking attempt.
Led by Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan, they set a new UK record for the largest number of guitarists playing at once.
Guitars on the Beach, organised by Geoff Baker, attracted worldwide interest and saw 3,325 musicians – including some from Canada, the USA and Germany - complete the record attempt.
Describing themselves as "Britain's Biggest Band", they have grown by more than a thousand members since last year, which saw 2,267 attend.
A pensioner from Dorset who is attempting to weave a record-breaking 60-foot long corn dolly says the record attempt has been hard, but she has enjoyed the challenge.
Audrey Rolfe has chosen a design known as a 'welsh fan' to celebrate the harvest.
A pensioner from Bridport is hoping to weave the world's longest corn dolly.
Audrey Rolfe's efforts will be on show at this weekend's Dorset County Show. She's aiming for it to be 60 feet long.
Corn dollies are plaited to celebrate the harvest. She's chosen a design known as a Welsh fan.
A live broadcast of a rare sow and her litter at The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall has become an internet sensation.
"Pig Cam" streams the antics of ten Tamworth piglets and their mother. Daily visits to the site have doubled.
The Tamworth breed is classed as "at risk" by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust but the team at The Lost Gardens hope to help change this.
To see the Heligan Tamworth Pigs, visit www.heliganwild.com
You might think seals are born being able to swim but a zoo keeper in Devon has had to take on the task of teaching a youngster in his careRead the full story ›
A keeper at a zoo in Torquay has been given the job of teaching a young seal to swim. Normally they learn from their parents but this seal pup is being hand-reared and Libor Mach has had to step in. Apparently she's taken to it like a - well - seal to water.
She was quite scared, actually, the first day. It was quite funny seeing a seal run out of the water, but Li has done a great job and she's found her flippers and she's well away now, and she's really enjoying the water.
These pictures show today's operation to extract yet another lorry out of Mill Lane, Coxley, in Wells. It is the third to get stuck in seven days.