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The first pictures of Britain’s new “mega prison” cells with no BARS on the windows have been revealed.

The photos show a light and airy double room and single room at Her Majesty’s Prison Five Wells, with brightly coloured walls and unobstructed views over the beautiful River Nene and a fishing lake. The UK’s first privately run mega prison in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, which has buildings in the shape of crosses, has just been structurally finished and is set to be completed by October.

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The Dull Men’s Club, which has included women since 2017, has more than 50,000 members, who are passionate about everyday mundane things, which others think are dull.

A TELEGRAPH POLE enthusiast, WET FLOOR sign fan and a WASHING MACHINE collector are among the “boring” men and women who appear in this year’s Dull Men’s Club calendar. A man who collects security envelopes, the owner of a classical gas museum and a man who spends up to 10 hours a day completing jigsaw puzzles have also made it into the world’s top dozen dull people. Leland Carlson, assistant vice-president of the Club, has published the calendar to celebrate the quirky passions of its members in Britain and America.

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A woman who lost her leg to cancer has become the first amputee to compete in a Miss World qualifier – as the famous beauty pageant celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

Blonde beauty Bernadette Hagans who had her leg amputated just above the knee two-and-a-half years ago to save her life, has remarkably won a place in the final of Miss Northern Ireland. The 25-year-old had the life-changing surgery following a diagnosis of synovial sarcoma - an aggressive cancer which targets joints and tendons.

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Ely Cathedral’s girl choristers sang on the roof of magnificent Ely Cathedral as they prepare for a busy Christmas despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The girls, aged 10 to 16, climbed to the top of the Norman cathedral to rehearse for the festive season. Stunning aerial photos show them performing high up on the roof of the Gothic cathedral in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens. Ely’s girl choristers were founded in September 2006 – more than 1000 YEARS after the boy choristers.

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The Queen has applied to have a massive 111 healthy trees chopped down on the Royal Sandringham Estate in Norfolk so she can create a visitor’s car park the size of THREE football pitches - just days before her “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee” scheme launches on Monday (May 24).

Her Majesty wants to have over 100 trees removed, including mature Sycamores, Norway Maples, Beech and Scots pine, some of which are more than 100 years old, so she can expand the west car park at her country estate.

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An 11-YEAR-OLD schoolboy spends hours producing stunningly detailed cityscapes from MEMORY.

Talented artist Alex Baker creates intricate pictures of towns and cities, which are perfectly in perspective. Alex, who is autistic, has been drawing since he was just two years old and his photographic memory means he can replicate places after visiting them or seeing them in books only once.

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Five youngsters with disabilities and alternative appearances have been hired as high street fashion store Primark’s latest models.

The youngsters, aged between four and 23, who have a range of disabilities including Down’s Syndrome, vitiligo and albinism, star in the store’s front windows and on its website. They are helping to promote the chain’s new Spring and Summer campaign, thanks to Zebedee Management, which specialises in working with clients with disabilities and alternative appearances.

The UK’s first electric forecourt has opened – with the ability to charge cars in just 20 minutes.

The site in Braintree, Essex, is the first of around 100 electric forecourts to be built around the country over the next five years as part of a £1 billion programme. It was due to open in November but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the second national lockdown.

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Colin Furze left his job as a plumber 10 YEARS AGO and is now a world-famous YouTuber with a Diamond play button and 11 million followers.

Over the last decade he has broken six WORLD RECORDS, amassed more than one billion views on his YouTube site and is the 30th most subscribed to channel in the UK. Colin, 41, has become renowned for his wacky inventions, which he builds at his home in Lincolnshire and include a driveable hot tub car, underground beach hut and an ejector bed.

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Photos have emerged of The Crown star Emma Corrin in one of her first acting roles as a student at Cambridge University.

The 24-year-old, who plays Princess Diana in season four of the popular Netflix drama, is seen on stage as she took part in a student production four years ago. Emma, who studied Education, English and Drama at St John’s College, starred as Kate Doogan in Brian Friel’s humorous play, Philadelphia, Here I Come!

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The Queen has launched her first BEER made with plants grown on her Royal Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Her Majesty has moved into home brewing with two new bitters produced using organic Laureate Spring Barley harvested from her gardens and crystal clear water drawn from a nearby bore hole. Sandringham Best Bitter is priced at £3.99 for a 500ml bottle and is made locally by Barsham Brewery in North Norfolk.

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A paramedic has spent more than 40 YEARS photographing the changing face of the NHS - and published his pictures in a new book.

Amateur photographer Chris Porsz, 67, spent many of his day’s off over the last four decades accompanying colleagues to capture the patient’s journey from the 999 call to the hospital. He has taken hundreds of pictures of doctors, nurses, patients and wards at three hospitals in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and now produced a book, Just Be Kind, with part proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research.

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An inventor has collaborated with BBC’s Top Gear to build a BUDGET Bond car, complete with FLAME throwers and an internal INVISIBILITY system.

YouTuber Colin Furze made the impressive car for the TV motor show in five weeks on a budget of just £7,000. Colin, from Lincolnshire, bought the 2000 BMW Z3 second hand for £4,000, then added his own unique modifications to turn it into a car fit for 007. He added flame throwers to the front grille and an internal invisibility system, which fills the car with theatrical smoke.

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Furious residents claim their Christmas decorations have been BALLSED UP after a neighbouring council gifted them a shocking second-hand £40,000 silver spruce – which no one else wants.

Peterborough City Council in Cambridgeshire paid thousands for the 10-metre-tall tree, which is made up of a pile of silver balls, five years ago. But it proved hugely unpopular, with residents likening it to a stack of Ferrero Roche, a “Heston Blumenthal-inspired croquembouche” and “bubble-wrap.”

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Spectators could be fined £200 if they try to watch the world-famous Boat Race from the riverbank in Ely.

Notices have been put up on routes around the River Great Ouse, warning people to keep away from footpaths along the river when the race takes place. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the renowned race between rowers at Oxford and Cambridge Universities will be held behind closed doors this year.

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TV hunk Tom Brittney looked as though he was playing the lead role in hit musical Grease as he was seen repairing a Jaguar wearing a tight white vest and Levi jeans.

The 29-year-old seemed to have taken inspiration from John Travolta’s character, Danny Zuko, as he was spotted covered in grease under the bonnet of the white car. The actor, who was reprising his role as the vicar, Reverend Will Davenport in ITV’s crime drama, Grantchester, showed that he was also a dab hand as a mechanic as he got to work on the vintage vehicle.

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It looks like a scene from a fairytale, but these THREE rare WHITE stags have been spotted roaming fields and woods in the WILD in Hertfordshire.

The ghostly white fallow deer, which look as though they have stepped from the pages of a fantasy book, were seen grazing among woodlands. The enchanting white creatures are rarely seen in the wild because they are easy targets for predators and hunters wanting unique trophies.

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Furious villagers on the Cambridgeshire and Norfolk border have been told they must pay at least £780 a year to continue using an historic iron bridge – or face a 10 MILE detour.

Residents in the small community of Brandon Bank and Little Ouse were stunned to receive a letter telling them they must now pay a significant toll to cross the bridge – which has been free to use for more than 70 YEARS. The charges have been imposed by the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority, which owns the bridge - which was built in the 1950s - as part of the 13,000-acre Waldersey estate.

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Flooding reached record levels at Welney in Cambridgeshire after Storm Christoph hit the UK.

Roads around the Fenland village were flooded after the River Great Ouse burst its banks following heavy rain.

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Cambridge University students were seen returning to colleges - seven months after they closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Students wore masks as they loaded trolleys with their bags and possessions and moved back into university accommodation. The prestigious university has introduced a staggered start to the Autumn term and put a set of strict rules in place for its safe reopening programme.