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.
More top news
There's a warning that our countryside is in the grip of a rural crime wave, with a sharp rise in thefts from farms, homes and businesses
Older people who regularly tackle puzzles have brains 10 years younger than their actual age, say researchers from the University of Exeter.
A survey of 8,000 runners found they enjoyed a sense of satisfaction and achievement.