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Huge towers of shipping containers filled with Christmas goods are stacked 100ft high in the Port of Felixstowe as they wait to be collected.

Britain’s biggest container port has become severely congested in recent weeks and is now struggling to cope with the volume of cargo passing through due to a shortage of lorry drivers. The average shipping container which arrives at Felixstowe is currently spending more than nine days at the port before it is collected, which is double the amount of time compared to last year.

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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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Panic buying continued at petrol pumps across the UK as an increasing number of forecourts run dry.

There was chaos at petrol stations again as motorists rushed to fill their cars with fuel after a “handful” of petrol stations originally closed due to a lack of delivery drivers.

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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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Robson Green’s fishing adventure looked a little tamer than usual when he was spotted heading to the river with a picnic basket on the set of ITV’s crime drama Grantchester.

The angling enthusiast, who hosts an Extreme Fishing series on Channel 5, looked to be in his element as he walked to the river in his wellies with his on-screen family. Green, who plays Detective Geordie Keating, was wearing a knitted paisley sweater vest, with his shirt sleeves rolled up for his family adventure.

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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.

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Rock legend Phil Collins looked frail as he sat down to sing for the first night of the Genesis The Last Domino? reunion tour at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham.

But despite his difficulties, the 15,000 fans were delighted by his performance as he belted out many of his greatest hits at the band’s first live gig in 14 years. Phil, 70, who has said this will be his last Genesis tour, now finds it tough to even hold a drumstick and his son, Nic Collins, is stepping in for him as they go on the road.

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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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Costa Coffee and supermarkets in Cambridgeshire are experiencing shortages due to supply chain issues and a lack of lorry drivers.

Many shelves in Tesco and Sainsbury’s stores in Ely are bare as Covid and Brexit have combined to create a hold up in deliveries. Toilet roll and water are among the items in short supply, with a critical shortage of lorry drivers being blamed.

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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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The magnificent wildflower meadow at King’s College in Cambridge has been traditionally harvested– with the help of two Shire horses.

It looked like a scene from a John Constable painting as the two heavy horses helped cut the new meadow, which recently replaced the college’s famous neatly-manicured lawn. The horses will turn and cart the hay on a traditional wain later in the week, with the bales being used to create more wildflower meadows across the city of Cambridge.

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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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The Queen has launched her first DOG BISCUITS made with venison and game from her Royal Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Her Majesty, who is an avid animal lover and has had pet dogs since she was a child, is selling the new dog treats in her estate shop. The biscuits, which are baked locally, are called Game Bones and come in a paper bag with the Royal crest.

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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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There were empty shelves at supermarkets across the UK due to the “pingdemic” and a shortage of lorry drivers.

Tesco and Asda in Cambridge are running out of household staples with lots of empty shelves at their stores. At Tesco there was a shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables, fridge food, water, beer and kitchen roll. Whilst Asda was short of bread, fruit and vegetables.

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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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A British teenager with Down’s syndrome, who shot to stardom after posing for Gucci, has revealed her beauty secrets to US Vogue – alongside celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kourtney Kardashian.

Ellie Goldstein, 19, has joined the likes of Rita Ora, Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner in shooting a video of her daily beauty routine for Vogue’s famous Beauty Secrets page. The intimate series takes viewers 'in the bathroom with well-known and beloved beauty, fashion and pop culture faces' and is one of the biggest online beauty platforms in the world.

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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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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.