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Traditional punts in Cambridge have been fitted with PERSPEX screens to help with social distancing between different households.

Punts have looked the same for the last 120 years, but now Lets Go Punting and The Traditional Punting Company have given their boats a makeover so they can safely re-open. The companies have fixed Perspex screens to their boats to ensure there is a protective barrier between different groups of people when the current two metre minimum distance is not met.

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Ed Sheeran’s DAD has put together the world’s first exhibition about his famous son with personal items which have never been shown in public before.

John Sheeran has gathered together an array of private family photos, unseen works of art and personal items relating to key moments in Ed’s life and career for the exhibition, which coincides with the singer’s “coming home” concerts in Suffolk. The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition opens in Ipswich when the global superstar returns to play four concerts in his home town.

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A Labrador is believed to have broken the world record by giving birth to FOURTEEN adorable puppies in one litter.

Bella has previously given birth to litters of just six to eight puppies so her owners were shocked when she produced such a big brood. Owner Hazel Hedges, who helped Bella out by bottle feeding the pups through the night for the first three weeks, said the huge litter had been a big “surprise.”

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Seaside caravans have been left precariously balanced on the edge of a cliff after a dramatic landslide the size of two football pitches in North Norfolk.

Only one of the caravans at Trimingham House Caravan Park, about five miles east of Cromer, was being used and the woman and her child were led to safety following the cliff fall. 

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Horses from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment galloped around in the fields after being “furloughed” due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Around 200 horses have swapped their London stables for the freedom of the Leicestershire countryside while ceremonial duties are no longer taking place. The horses are usually based in Hyde Park in Knightsbridge and would normally be preparing for the Trooping of the Colour next month.

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The girlfriend of London Bridge victim Jack Merritt was among mourners taking part in a vigil and one-minute silence in Cambridge.

Veterinary science student Leanne O’Brien clutched a teddy bear as she stood with Jack’s parents in front of the Guildhall in Cambridge, where they were joined by students, city councillors and residents for the vigil in honour of former Cambridge University students Jack and Saskia Jones who died in the incident near London Bridge.

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The finishing touches are being made to the UK’s first electric forecourt.

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 will have 24 charging points, which can charge a vehicle in around 20 to 30 minutes, as well as six Tesla superchargers.

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A three-year-old disabled girl told she may never walk has stunned her parents by taking her first steps UNAIDED – as she continues her rainbow mission for the NHS.

The Sun told how Daisy Briggs, who was diagnosed with severe Spina Bifida, a spinal condition, and Hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid in her brain, had been inspired by Colonel Tom Moore to do a sponsored rainbow walk with her frame. Readers have helped the incredible little girl raise more than £14,000 for the NHS and now her proud parents are celebrating again after Daisy walked on her own for the first time.

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A petrolhead pooch is living life in the fast lane by travelling around in a motorbike SIDECAR.

Louie, a two-year-old St Bernard, regularly goes “motorbarking” on the side of the Honda Gold Wing 1500 at speeds of up to 55mph. The thrill-seeking puppy, who has his own crash hat and doggles, loves going on journeys with owner Alan Valkeith and attracts a lot of attention from motorists and passers-by.

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A surgeon took a SELFIE with the QUEEN when she visited the new Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

Jason Ali snapped a picture on his IPhone with himself and Her Majesty, who is looking directly at the camera and smiling. Jason, who is a specialist registrar in cardiothoracic surgery at the hospital, said he was stunned when he saw the selfie.

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Robbie Williams played an intimate gig at the Roundhouse in London his PYJAMAS.

The pop singer wore gold silk pyjamas for his Under the Radar concert after telling fans that would be the dress code. Last week he jokingly tweeted that fans wouldn’t be allowed entry to his gig unless they wore pyjamas and most of them obliged, including his band.

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A magnificent collection of original costumes from some of the iconic films shot inside Ely’s beautiful medieval Cathedral in Cambridgeshire have gone on display.

Dresses and outfits worn by stars including Claire Foy, Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender and Colin Firth will be on show in the Crowns and Gowns exhibition. Jewellery, props and memorabilia from the films, which include The Other Boleyn Girl, The King’s speech, Macbeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, as well as Netflix’s The Crown, are also on show.

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Classical superstar Katherine Jenkins helped a fireman to propose to his stunned girlfriend on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London in front of 4000 people.

The opera singer devised a plan to get Matt Thorpe, 42, who is also her tour photographer, and his girlfriend Catherine Hammill, 30, on the stage during one of her shows at the historic venue. She pretended to have trouble taking a selfie with the audience and asked Matt and his girlfriend, who helps as his photographic assistant, to step in.

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Fields of golden daffodils are putting on a fine display for Mother’s Day with plenty of flowers ready for the weekend.

Little three-year-olds Lacie Tilbrook, Logan Brezinski and Olivia Munton skipped between the rows of yellow blooms at Taylor’s Bulbs in Spalding, Lincolnshire as the south enjoyed a sunny Spring day. Daffodils have arrived two weeks early this year, due to the mild winter weather and farmers have picked plenty for Mother’s Day this weekend.

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Extinction Rebellion activists have dug up the prized lawn at Cambridge University’s historic Trinity College.

The climate activists then put some of the grass and soil in wheelbarrows and dumped it in the foyer of Barclay’s Bank in Cambridge city centre. The group said they had dug up the lawn because of the college’s role in a major development in the Suffolk countryside.

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An incredible picture of a fox foraging for food on a car bonnet has scooped the top prize in the Mammal Society’s annual photography contest.

Roger Cox, from East London, also won the Mammal Society Member’s Award, for his photo of a fox looking for wild cherries that had fallen onto the parked car. “This animal often foraged for the wild cherries that fell from the trees and landed in the wells between the bonnets and windscreens of parked cars,” said Roger.

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Claudia Schiffer has lost her battle against her neighbour who wants to double the size of her cottage on the boundary of the supermodel’s Suffolk country estate.

The catwalk queen and her film-director husband Matthew Vaughan, produced hit film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, had complained their home, Coldham Hall in Stanningfield, would be “adversely impacted” by their neighbour’s “over-sized” extension.

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Britain’s BIGGEST sunflower farm is putting on a magnificent display as the south of England looks forward to a warm Bank Holiday weekend.

It looks like a scene from the south of France but this spectacular crop of sunflowers is flourishing in the heart of the UK. Vine House Farm in Spalding, Lincolnshire, grows 100 acres of sunflowers and is one of the most northerly commercial sunflower farms in the world.

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A punt operator in Cambridge wore a mask to protect himself from coronavirus in the tourist hotspot.

He wore a mask as he got ready to punt tourists from around the world on the River Cam, as the virus spreads across Britain.

At Boots in Cambridge the shelves have been emptied of antibacterial gel and a notice has been taped to the shelf stating: “Due to high demand of antibacterial gel, we have sold out for today.”

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A pretty three-year-old girl who was expected to never walk has defied the odds to do a rainbow walk to raise money for the NHS after being inspired by Captain Tom Moore.

Little Daisy Briggs was diagnosed with severe Spina Bifida, a spinal condition, and Hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid in her brain, during mum Rea Briggs’ 20-week scan. Rea, 34, from Sutton in South London, was given the option to terminate her pregnancy after being told Daisy would probably be in a vegetative state when she was born and her chances of walking were almost impossible.