Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire and Dudley Zoo in the Black Country are today beginning their annual animal counts.
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Thursday will start fairly cloudy, with any pockets of mist soon clearing. Sunny spells will develop through the afternoon.
Rather cloudy at first with occasional drizzle on Derbyshire hills, quickly clearing. Sunny spells are likely to develop during the day.
The Forest School model originated in Scandinavia and is becoming more popular in the UK.