Devon & Cornwall's Fire & Rescue Service's de-commissioned fire hoses are about to have a very useful second life - at Paignton Zoo.
They'll be used in dozens of different ways to make life more interesting for some of the animals, as part of the zoo's environmental enrichment programme.
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Military personnel are unlikely to be deployed on the streets of Avon and Somerset despite an increase in the national terror threat level.
The major party leaders' campaigns for the General Election will remain suspended on Wednesday following the Manchester terror attack.
The threat level has been raised to critical by MI5's Counter-Terrorism Analysis Centre.