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Concern for TV wildlife expert Johnny Kingdom

Johnny Kingdom at the unveiling of the Exmoor Flag in 2014 Credit: ITV News

The grand daughter of popular TV wildlife expert Johnny Kingdom has left a message on his Facebook page to say that he has been taken into hospital.

The thoughts of the team at ITV News West Country are with him and his family. We wish him a speedy recovery.

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Exmoor activity centre celebrates 20th anniversary

Calvert Trust celebrates 20th anniversary Credit: ITV News

For two decades an activity centre in North Devon has been demonstrating that physical disability is no barrier to enjoying pursuits as diverse as canoeing, archery and abseiling. The Calvert Trust on Exmoor is celebrating it's twentieth anniversary having helped thousands of young people to experience outdoor activities they'd been told they could never do.

"The school's not been here for a long while and it's great to come back and the children are just beaming the whole time and we really can see their confidence grow as the week progresses."

– Mel Walton, Mary Rose Academy, Portsmouth

You can watch our following report on the centre from Seth Conway:

Rescue teams from Exmoor, Cornwall and Dartmoor assist in flood rescue

Water levels were so high in Hebden Bridge they reached a cash machine at this Co-op Credit: PA

Rescue teams from Exmoor, Cornwall and Dartmoor prepare to head north to help in the rescue operation in the north of England after "unprecedented" levels of flooding.

Hundreds have been forced from their homes with York one of the worst hit areas with two dozen severe flood warnings, meaning there is a danger to life.

Rising waters continue to overwhelm flood defences in Lancashire and Greater Manchester where a month's worth of rainfall fell in a day leaving thousands of homes were left without power.

A woman is waist deep in water in Calderdale, West Yorkshire Credit: ITV News
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