The first TOMATO plants are now being grown inside the biggest semi-closed GLASSHOUSE in the UK - which is the size of 11 football pitches.
A quarter of a MILLION tomato plants have just been placed inside the £15 MILLION glasshouse, which offers the most technologically advanced farming of its kind in the country. The huge state-of-the-art glasshouse at the Blakenham Nursery site at Bramford near Ipswich in Suffolk has been specially designed to use less gas energy and is set to produce 130 MILLION tomatoes a year.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was given special permission to SMOKE on stage during his concert in London this week.
The aged rocker was given special dispensation by the local council after he was spotted puffing on a cigarette during his performance at The London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford. The 74-year-old was cheered by the crowd of 70,000 as he lit up before his guitar solo – flouting the strict no smoking rule.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were seen smiling and laughing as they attended his cousin’s wedding - four weeks after their big day.
The new Duchess of Sussex stunned in a long-sleeved blue-and-white paisley shirt dress and white fascinator at the wedding of Princess Diana’s niece, Ceila McCorquodale. Celia, 29, who is the younger daughter of the Princess of Wales’ sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale, attended the Royal couple’s wedding exactly a month ago.
A striking photo of a dolphin reflected in the sea has won an annual photo competition to celebrate British mammals.
The photo, taken by James West, from Hampshire, was among 350 amazing wildlife pictures snapped in the British Isles for the annual Mammal Photographer of the Year competition. James, who took the picture near the Cairns of Coll in Scotland, said the reflection added a different dimension to the picture.
“The sea was very calm and like a mirror. As I examined the shots afterwards, I could see not only a sharp photograph of the dolphin but also its reflection in the water, revealing a beautiful creature in motion with tremendous power and grace,” said James, from Chandler’s Ford.
A vicious SWAN attacked swimmers in a river as they competed in a triathlon.
The male swan was seen anding on the competitors and sitting on their HEADS as they took part in the Triathy 2018 event in the River Barrow in Athy, County Kildare in Ireland. Photographer Michael O’Rourke was photographing the swimmers when he noticed the swan warning them off in the centre of the river.
An amateur photographer has spent eight years walking the streets of Britain snapping candid pictures of colourful characters and now published a book featuring hundreds of his favourite images.
Paramedic Chris Porsz has walked hundreds of miles around 25 cities since 2010, taking quirky pictures of everyday life, from pensioners and party-goers to sellers and singers and buskers to bikers. The 65-year-old, who has dedicated hundreds of hours to his project, has now published a book, Streets of Britain, featuring more than 350 pictures from cities, such as Belfast and Birmingham, Cambridge and Cardiff and London and Lincoln.
Britain’s Tornado jets were being prepared at an airfield in Norfolk as they get ready to join the Syrian air strikes – following today’s special cabinet meeting.
Engineers were seen checking over the fighter jets at RAF Marham as Theresa May and her cabinet draw up plans for British Military action in Syria.
The deputy mayor of a Fenland market town has married his young Filipino bride– believed to be four decades younger than him.
Kit Owen, 73, who has been mayor of March in Cambridgeshire five times, tied the knot with Aiza Bonus. The pensioner, whose former ITV Anglia beauty queen wife Beverly died suddenly a decade ago, beamed with happiness as he married Aiza at the registration office in March.
Councillor Owen, who is expected to become mayor again in May, was joined by a number of council colleagues and friends for the special occasion.
Tourists and locals in Crete woke to a surreal scene the Greek holiday island covered in a plume of Saharan dust.
Images show the island in a yellowish hue after southerly winds transferred the dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa. The veil of dust meant the island was surrounded by hazy orange skies for the day, making the location look like somewhere from another world.
A pretty seven-year-old DOUBLE AMPUTEE has been hired to model summer clothes for high street fashion store River Island.
Beautiful Daisy Demetree, who had both her legs amputated when she was 18 months old due to a birth defect, has been chosen to model the store’s new girls’ activewear. Daisy, who has two prosthetic legs and is also a keen gymnast, can be seen modelling joggers and T-shirts on River Island’s website.
Pop star Ed Sheeran has sparked rumours that he has secretly got MARRIED after he was spotted wearing a silver ring on his wedding finger at a gig.
The Shape of You singer, who got engaged to long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn over New Year, was seen wearing the band when he played at Indigo at the O2 as part of 2018s War Child BRITs Week. Sheeran, who turned 27 at the weekend, flashed the ring as he performed in front of 2,700 lucky fans at the intimate gig.
Police have caught a man driving WITHOUT a steering wheel while sitting on a BUCKET.
Officers said they were “speechless” when they discovered the motorist was steering with a pair of MOLE GRIPS and was driving a car with no front seat. Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing stopped the man in King’s Lynn in Norfolk and have reported him “for too many offences to mention.”
They later tweeted their shock and showed photos of the car: “Whist in patrol in #KingsLynn the West team couldn't believe their eyes when they came across this vehicle being driven on a road...
A dog playing with a BUBBLE on the beach is one of the winners in this year’s Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year competition.
Puppies are pictured sunbathing, snuggling, sleeping and snuffling in these winning images, which were among an incredible 10,000 entries from more than 70 different countries in the annual contest, which is now in its thirteenth year.
Rare NEWTS could put a stop to pop star Ed Sheeran’s dream of building a CHAPEL in his back garden.
The Shape of You singer wants to build the private chapel, which would be made out of flint, with an impressive round tower, in the grounds of his house in East Suffolk. The musician, who is believed to be worth £40 million, has applied for planning permission to build the chapel in the style of a small early Suffolk Round Tower Church, in the extensive grounds of his modern farmhouse.
Stephen Hawking’s daughter, Lucy and youngest son, Tim, were spotted visiting their father’s house – hours after he died there.
Lucy, 47 and Tim, 38, were seen leaving Hawking’s house in the centre of Cambridge, near to where he worked at Gonville and Caius College. The pair, who have made regular visits to their dad over the years, were spotted leaving the home in a taxi. Lucy, who wore a long grey coat, significantly helped care for her father as his motor neurone disease and saw his condition deteriorate.
The Queen “was smiling and laughing” as she had a cup of tea with the Sandringham branch of the Women’s Institute in the DARK– after the storm left the village hall with no POWER.
Her Majesty continued her annual visit to the WI branch at West Newton village hall in Norfolk, despite the power cut, which meant there was no HEATING or LIGHTING. The Queen, dressed in a pink coat, joked that she was struggling to see the WI members in the dark village hall, whilst some of the women used their IPhone torches to light up the room.