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Didn't he do well: Sir Bruce Forsyth playing golf at Woburn 25 years ago

Sir Bruce Forsyth with his OBE in 1998. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/PA Images

Tributes have been pouring in for the veteran television entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth who has died at the age of 89.

Sir Bruce was a keen golfer and regularly took part in pro-am tournaments.

In 1992 he was playing at Woburn in Bedfordshire ahead of the British Masters.

  • Click below to watch a report from 1992 by Anglia Television's Stuart Jarrold which also contains an interview with the late Severiano Ballesteros

Easter Bunny visits Woburn Safari Park

Keepers at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire have been putting on special Easter egg hunts for the animals. African lions, Barbary macaques, lemurs and Squirrel monkeys have been finding egg-shaped 'enrichment treats' in their enclosures.

African lions enjoying frozen blood eggs. Credit: Woburn Safari Park
Ring-tailed lemurs fighting over an egg-shaped beetroot treat. Credit: Woburn Safari Park
Barbary macaques tucking into egg-shaped treats. Credit: Woburn Safari Park

“Nutrition is an important part of enrichment for the animals and egg-shaped goodies are a perfect way to present their foods in a different way that encourages them to display curiosity as well as other natural and wild behaviour.”

– Chris Smart, Woburn Safari Park


Bear cubs come out of winter hibernation into new home at Woburn

Alabama, Kaska and Sekani enjoying their new home Credit: Woburn Safari Park/Bridget Davey Photography

Three young bear cubs at Woburn Safari Park have come out from their first winter hibernation into a new 13 acre-home.

The North American Black Bear Cubs were the first to be born at Woburn for 18 years in April last year.

The cubs in 2016 Credit: Woburn Safari Park/Bridget Davey Photography

Having just recently emerged from their winter hibernation, keepers decided the North American black bear cubs were ready for their big move into a larger parkland enclosure.

Woburn is the only place in the UK where the public can see this bear species, and the three one-year-old cubs are the first to be born at Woburn in the past 18 years.

Kaska enjoying the new surroundings Credit: Woburn Safari Park/Bridget Davey Photography

"Now that the cubs are becoming more active and independent, it is the right time to let them enter and explore the main reserve. The public love to see the bears and the species is really popular with visitors driving though the Road Safari route. Our bears live wild and enjoy a beautiful parkland environment, which is very close to their own natural habitat."

– Ben Davies, Senior Keeper

New Center Parcs complex opens in the Anglia region

Britain's newest Center Parcs holiday complex has opened in Bedfordshire.

It has been ten years in the planning, cost £250 million to build and employs more than 1,500 people in the region.

The company is hoping its location, at Woburn just an hour from London, will encourage new customers to try its forest-based holidays. The company says 40% of the accommodation is already booked for the next 12 months.

Centre Parcs already has another site in the Anglia region at Elveden in Suffolk.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Luke Farrington

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