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Funeral for plane enthusiast killed in Shoreham air disaster

The funeral has taken place for plane enthusiast, Mark Reeves, who was killed in last month's Shoreham Airshow crash.

150 people attended his funeral at St Andrew's Church in Alfriston.

Mark Reeves had ridden his motorbike to the area to photograph the planes when the Hawker Hunter came down last month. Eleven people lost their lives.

Mark's nephew, Oliver Morris, paid tribute to him:


Thomas train running again after fallen tree

High winds caused a large tree to fall onto the Thomas track Credit: Drusillas Park

The Thomas the tank engine train is now running again after the high winds brought down a large tree on the line.

The Drusilla's Park reopened on 27th December to find the popular railway blocked and the team worked to move the branch in time for the park's opening.

Elsewhere in the Park, the animals appeared to weather the storms very well.

Most of the animals stayed within the safety and warmth of their indoor enclosures, only venturing out once the storm had passed.

Thomas the tank engine was stopped by a falling tree Credit: Drusillas Park

Runaway racoon returns to zoo

Bandit the racoon has returned to Drusillas Park Credit: Drusillas

A racoon has found its way back to an East Sussex zoo after escaping three weeks ago.

Bandit the racoon fled from Drusillas Park on Friday, 26 April with her sister, who was later discovered at the Go Wild! adventure play area with no sight of Bandit.

Zoo staff continued to look for the missing racoon but during a routine evening check they found the animal had somehow found her way back into the enclosure with her family.