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Elephant "drops" into North Somerset zoo

Janu the African bull elephant gets to know his new home in Wraxall Credit: ITV West

A new arrival at a zoo in North Somerset has caused a lot of excitement. That's because he's bigger than most.

Getting Janu the African bull elephant into his new home at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm involved a lorry, a crane, some hefty chains and plenty of carrots for encouragement.

New elephant for Somerset's Noah's Ark Zoo

New elephant Janu has just arrived at Somerset's Noah's Ark Zoo Farm Credit: ITV West

A second elephant has arrived at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm near Bristol.

Janu, a nine year old bull, has moved in to the new £2 million Elephant Eden attraction, the biggest enclosure of its kind in northern Europe.

Thousands expected at North Somerset Show

One of the winners at last year's North Somerset Show Credit: ITV News West Country

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Wraxall this morning for the North Somerset Show.

The agricultural show is now in its 155th year. As well as the traditional livestock competitions, there will be dog trials, show jumping and even a log chopping contest.

There will also be trade stands and a huge food hall showcasing west country produce.


Annual North Somerset Agricultural Show today

It's the 154th North Somerset Agricultural Show today Credit: ITV Westcountry

Thousands are expected to attend the 154th North Somerset Agricultural Show today.

Held at Bathing Pond Fields in Wraxall, visitors can enjoy horse jumping and cattle competitions, as well as taste all the local produce the food hall has to offer.

Gates open at eight-thirty.

Allegations are being taken "extremely seriously"

A spokesman from Shaw Healthcare on behalf of the home said the allegation was being taken "extremely seriously".

Members of staff connected to the incident have since been suspended, pending the outcome of a police and our own investigation.

We acknowledge the anxiety and distress that this has caused the resident and their family and we also wanted to have the opportunity to reassure the other residents and families so have held meetings to update them on the situation and let them know that we are taking the matter extremely seriously."

– Shaw Healthcare spokesman

A previous CQC inspection of The Granary highlighted some areas for improvement, but the care home owners say it is "unrelated to the current situation."

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