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Sir David Attenborough opens new visitor centre

Sir David Attenborough Credit: ITV News Central

Sir David Attenborough has opened a new Visitor Centre for Bradgate Park in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire.

The local Rotary Club raised more than £170,000 to convert an existing barn into a brand new space to educate visitors to the park.

Sir David Attenborough said:

The more one knows about Charnwood - its history as well as its natural history - the greater joy it gives.

– Sir David Attenborough
Sir David Attenborough Credit: ITV News Central
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David Attenborough suffers health scare

Sir David Attenbourough, 87, was scheduled to go on a sell-out tour. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire

Sir David Attenbourough has pulled out of a scheduled tour to Australia and will undergo surgery today after being informed he is in “urgent need” of a pacemaker.

A statement by his promoters Lateral event management read: “Sir David Attenborough is to undergo surgery in London today following advice from his cardiologist that he is in urgent need of a pacemaker.

“It is with regret, therefore, that Lateral Events CEO Simon Baggs announced that the forthcoming sell-out tour of Australia, scheduled to begin in Brisbane next week, has been cancelled.

"Sir David expressed his extreme disappointment as he said he was very much looking forward to coming back to Australia and he hopes to reschedule his tour in the near future."