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    Video caption: Gower: ‘Huge community effort’ to clean plastic nappies off beach

    Nappies and sanitary towels are being washed up on beaches across south Gower after containers spilled.

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    Video caption: Turkey earthquake: Girl rescued from collapsed building

    This is the moment a four-year-old girl was rescued after being trapped under the rubble from the huge Aegean earthquake which has affected parts of Turkey and Greece.

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    Video caption: Moon a stepping stone to Mars, says US space agency Nasa

    The Artemis programme intends to send the first woman and next man to the lunar surface in 2024.

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    Video caption: Cheltenham man converts spare room into greenhouse

    A Cheltenham plant lover has converted his spare room into a greenhouse which houses some rare species.

  5. Scaffolding abbey ruins gives a long view into the past

    Scaffolding on the ruins of Furness Abbey in Barrow is allowing experts the chance to examine parts of the structure that haven’t been seen for 60 years, or in some cases 600 years.

    Furness abbey ruins and scaffolding

    Masons’ marks, made by workers to ensure they were paid, and “significant wooden carvings” have been discovered high on the former Abbey church.

    The scaffolding was put up as part of work to stop the ruins slowing sinking into the ground, but Juliet Fellow-Smith, from English Heritage, says what is being found on the towering tops of the walls is “incredibly exciting”.

    Quote Message: Our experts, our curators, have been able to come face-to-face with aspects of the abbey that no one has seen that closely since the Middle Ages, they’re getting face-to-face with the gargoyles and the angels.” from Juliet Fellow-Smith

    Juliet Fellow-Smith

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