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Rare birds breed in Somerset

Rare cattle egrets have bred successfully in Somerset. Credit: RSPB

Rare cattle egrets have bred successfully in Somerset. It is only the second time ever that this has happened in the UK.

The exotic birds are members of the heron family and have adopted a 70-acre wetland at Ham Wall nature reserve near Glastonbury.

The site is also home the majority of the UK's breeding great white egrets, another bird that has colonised the UK in the past five years.

There have been five nests of cattle egrets on site, producing 11 youngsters.


Low levels of crime at this year's Glastonbury Festival

Avon and Somerset Police Force at this year's festival. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

This year’s Glastonbury Festival had one of the lowest levels of crime.

Avon and Somerset Police's current figures show that reported crime is likely to be as low as last year, which had the smallest amount of crime at any previous festival.

"Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended this year’s festival – your support and friendliness towards my officers and staff was phenomenal."

"The festival goers’ reaction to our policing operation and style was incredible – my teams were overwhelmed by the positive response they got."

"We work incredibly hard with the event organisers and security teams each year to make sure we have everything covered and this year is testament to how well we work together."

"We can’t wait to see you back on the farm in 2019."

– Gold commander for the event, Assistant Chief Constable Caroline Peters


Johnny Depp apologises for Trump joke

Johnny Depp speaking at the Cineramageddon drive-in at Glastonbury Credit: PA

The actor Johnny Depp has apologised for joking about assassinating US President Donald Trump during an appearance at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.

The Hollywood star made the comments while speaking at a drive-in cinema at Worthy Farm on Thursday night.

In a statement issued to People magazine, Depp said: "I apologise for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump. It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone."

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