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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.

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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 stunning array of images showing nature in all its glory from dancing insects to a magnificent meteor have been selected as winners in the annual Glanzlichter photo contest.

A picture of a large brown bear and a tiny bird taken in Slovenia came top in the nature competition, which has been held for the last 21 years and is open to photographers from around the world. Michaela Walch, from Austria, spent five hours waiting in a hide to capture the incredible photo, which she called David and Goliath.

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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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A stunning picture showing a blanket of cloud draped across a mountain in Wales has won the Weather Photographer of the Year competition.

Gareth Mon Jones has come top in the contest run by The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), in association with WeatherPro, for his photo, Above My Expectations, taken at Y Lliwedd, one of the flanks of Snowdon in North Wales. More than 5,700 photos were submitted in this year’s contest, showing weather phenomena from around the world, including clouds, lightning, rain, fog and snow.

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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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Flood water along a notorious stretch of road in Welney on the Cambridgeshire/ Norfolk border has subsided revealing an incredible FOUR stranded cars.

The motorists were all caught out by the long and winding stretch of road, which has been flooded for two months.

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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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Prince Philip was seen visiting the Queen who was later spotted out and about for the first time since she was taken ill with a cold.

The Duke of Edinburgh was not wearing a seatbelt as he was driven to the main house on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk by his daughter Princess Anne. He was wearing a blue overcoat and a shirt as he sat in the passenger seat for the journey.

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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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The Queen has been spotted for the first time since the historic summit to discuss the future of Prince Harry’s role in the Royal family.

Her Majesty was seen wrapped up warm as she drove herself back to her home on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk after attending a nearby shoot. The Queen was wearing a green winter jacket and had her hood up over a head scarf to keep warm after spending time outside in the bitter cold. She was also wearing glasses and red lipstick.

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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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A FARM has been cut off by floodwater after a river in Lincolnshire flooded following torrential downpours over the last few days.

Henry Ward’s farmhouse and outbuildings have been left surrounded by water after the Barlings Eau, a river near Lincoln, burst its banks. More than 1,000 acres of farmland in Lincolnshire is under water and Mr Ward is now calling on the Environment Agency, which is responsible for the river, to do more to help.