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There's a warning tonight about the use of glue traps to catch
pests after two owls became stuck in them.
The animals are being cared for at the West Hatch
This one was unable to move its wings and wouldn't have survived.
The RSPCA says glue traps cause unnecessary suffering to pests
The charity is urging people not to use them.
His primary wing feathers were stuck into his own flanks here.
He had quite a few feathers missing on
Without us intervening and actually washing the
glue off, there is no way he would ever have flown again,
so he would have slowly starved to death or died
It's been a busy day on some of our roads,
as people make the most of the Easter break, but two years
through Bodmin Moor isn't quite over yet.
It had been hoped work at Temple would be completed by today,
but Cornwall Council says the problems won't continue
It's been said that it's the only stretch of single carriageway
on an A-road between Scotland and Cornwall.
We have been promised that it will be open in time for the main
holidays in the summer, which is, you know, good news.
It just would have been great news if it was open today.
About 2,000 people have turned out in one town in Devon
as people across the South West have taken part in traditional
Good Friday processions through the streets.
Early Christians in Jerusalem would walk what they believed
was Jesus' final journey carrying the cross.
Many worshippers now act out their own Easter
stories in towns and cities as Harriet Bradshaw
A brutal story told without shying away from the drama of betrayal,
We try to make it realistic enough for people to get a
good sense of it, to be moved by it, but not too realistic that they are
It was estimated a couple of thousand were
in the crowd, with about 100 costumed actors and 70 crew.
And at the heart of a tale that is centuries
old, it was a young actor who took on the role of Jesus.
Just like when you go on the stage in any other
production, you do get that stage fright, when you see so many people
before you. But it does give a sense
of purpose to the way you were acting.
Suddenly, you realised the meaning behind the words you were
saying, so in a way, it sort of emboldened you, gave
you confidence and an understanding of how everything fitted together.
Thought to be the first Passion play for the town in living
memory, but a tradition that could continue.
Everybody was a very good actor, I thought.
I liked about the play, when the guy screamed when he
got pricked by the sword in his cheek.
I thought it was quite powerful, and nice that
I thought that the last bit was very well done, and very emotional,
And the tale of Jesus' death isn't without his resurrection,
touching upon the theme of hope that will be celebrated on Easter Sunday.
Born in Dorset he shot to fame predicting the results of football
A bit of fun at the time, but octopuses are very intelligent,
and John Ayres has been discovering there's now some proper research
into their thought processes at an aquarium in Torquay.
The point of dropping plastic bricks into this tank is to see if Octavia
can find her way through to the food.
The test is repeated, and each time, she gets quicker.
She may not be as famous as Paul the Octopus,
What I could not really grasp about Paul,
the World Cup octopus, is how he could distinguish between the
technicalities of the Netherlands team and the flamboyance of the
Spanish, or indeed, how he was able to watch the matches under
But the difference with this is that the testing is
actually real, and they believe that octopuses have intelligence similar
Student Meghan Davitt is carrying out research for her veterinary
She is measuring how long it takes Octavia to work
Two of the puzzles that I am using for the study,
a simple one is clip-lock boxes and screw-top containers,
so she really has to figure out how to get into these boxes in order to
get her food, and then I will present these challenges a few
weeks later to see if she has learned how to do it, and the time
They are inquisitive, they can work things
out if we give them puzzles and things.
It is just things that they have developed in the wild to
Obviously, they have got that, and we need to keep that busy
Her ability to do these puzzles has been
entertaining the crowds this Easter holiday.
Meghan will be carrying out a number of research projects for
these animals to help with her degree.
Plymouth Argyle must wait for promotion from League Two
after drawing against Portsmouth at Fratton Park late this afternoon.
it did look like today was going to be the day.
Plymouth Argyle knew a win today would secure promotion, as long as
other results went their way. And they started well, after this flying
header from Jake Jervis puts them in front. But Plymouth moved from
Portsmouth piled on the pressure. Portsmouth piled on the pressure.
Eventually, a goalkeeping error allowed Portsmouth to equalise. The
Green Army will have to keep the champagne on ice for now. The
Pilgrims need one point from four games to guarantee their place in
League 1. These are the other results today.
Torquay United are now just four points from safety with two games to
play. The weather may not be summer
heat of last weekend, Hello, and a very
good evening to you. Now, this Easter weekend is set
to be a little fresher than last weekend, courtesy of this area
of high pressure, which is drawing a north-westerly flow into our part
of the world through the course This evening and tonight,
we will continue to see the cloud building, and we do have a few
outbreaks of rain in store as well. That rain will be patchy
and will tend to come and go through the course of the night,
overnight temperatures down to around 10
degrees. First thing tomorrow morning,
we will have some cloud lingering, some patchy outbreaks of
rain for the morning, but gradually clearing through,
the Channel Islands seeing that ease away
by the Later in the afternoon,
seeing some holes in that cloud, some good sunny
breaks, and temperatures peaking at around 13 Celsius through the course
of Saturday afternoon. Taking a look ahead
to the remainder of the bank holiday weekend, and it is fine
throughout, really. It looks like through
the course of Sunday we will stay dry, one or two holes in that
cloud yet again, so some bright An odd shower or two
as possible, Monday, and it looks like we will have
a frost overnight in to Tuesday I will be back with more as part
of the BBC's News at 10. To think that this time last
weekend, temperatures were in the 20s. They got up to 25.5. Much
cooler across the country this weekend. And this headline is true
for the weather next week. That cool air stream from the north will
persist. The mild air tries to get in, but never really wins. What have
we got for the rest of today? The rain we had across Wales earlier
will move southwards, but once the rain reaches you, it will be much
lighter. Across many