Automatic brakes on Berlin Christmas market attack truck saved lives

Automatic brakes on Berlin Christmas market attack truck saved lives

Automatic brakes installed in the truck used in the Berlin attack on 19 December prevented more deaths.12 people were killed and 48 others injured when Anis Amri drove a truck into a busy Christmas market. Swedish truck manufacturer Scania, the brand of truck used in the attack, had Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) installed in its trucks in 2013, to coincide with EU regulations requiring all heavy goods vehicles to have the technology fitted. Dec 29, 2016
Sheep with cone stuck on head one of RSPCAs most bizarre 2016 callouts

Sheep with cone stuck on head one of RSPCAs most bizarre 2016 callouts

The RSPCA has released a list of its strangest callouts in 2016, including a sheep that managed to get a traffic cone stuck on his head. The sheep was spotted by walkers in a field in Hertfordshire on 4 December, but luckily wasnt injured and the cone was eventually prised off. Dec 29, 2016
Rare Rothschilds giraffe born at Chester Zoo

Rare Rothschilds giraffe born at Chester Zoo

Keepers at Chester Zoo got a really cute late present for Christmas as a rare Rothschild’s giraffe was born on 26 December. Sarah Roffe, team manager for giraffes at the zoo, said: “Rothschild’s giraffes are highly endangered and so the arrival of a new calf is a major cause for celebration. The six-feet-tall youngster arrived to first time mum Tula and dad Meru at around 7am. Dec 29, 2016