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Double yellow lines less than a foot long could be the shortest in Britain

Double yellow lines measuring 11 inches have been painted on a road in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Chris Warner

Double yellow lines less than a foot long have been painted on a road in Cambridge and are likely be the shortest in Britain.

The lines, at 11 inches long, in Hamilton Road separate a pay and display parking bay from residents' parking.

The city of Cambridge was already vying for the UK's shortest parking restriction with double yellow lines measuring 13 inches in nearby Humberstone Road.

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Bedfordshire: See (and hear) the bear that's causing a Christmas kerfuffle...

Bernard the bear Credit: ITV

A musical Polar bear has been causing a song and dance in Bedfordshire.

Bernard, a 6 foot mechanical bear which sings Christmas songs outside a cafe in Shefford, has been investigated by the council after complaints about noise.

Central Bedfordshire Council said it takes all complaints seriously and is urging people to be mindful of their neighbours when planning festivities.

So what do you think? Click below to hear Bernard singing one of his Christmas songs.

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'Give it some welly': The World Puddle Jumping Championships gets underway at Wicksteed Park

Picture from last years World Puddle Jumping Championships at Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire.

It is the World Puddle Jumping Championships at Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire today.

Competitors will have to 'give it some welly' if they want to beat last years winner, seven-year-old Lucy Chapman from Kettering.

People are scored on how high they can jump, and the size of their splash - the bigger the better.

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