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Mum wins top award for photos of her son

Rebecca Spencer from Milton Keynes first picked up a camera 7 years ago to photograph her baby son Theo - now she has been named one of the top ten photographers of the year in an international competition.

The Guild of Professional Photographers say her achievement, beating thousands of more experienced competitors, is exceptional.

Rebecca who has worked in the NHS for 20 years has no plan to make photography a career but, as she explains in her own words in the video below, she hopes her story inspires other parents to capture precious memories of their children's childhoods.

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Duxford basks in Monuments Men's glory

Matt Damon, Hugh Bonneville and George Clooney on set at IWM Duxford
Matt Damon, Hugh Bonneville and George Clooney on set at IWM Duxford Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire plays a key role in the new Monuments Men film which has just been released.

The cast, crew and more than 300 extras spent nine days filming at the former wartime airfield.

Duxford’s historic buildings, control tower and airfield also featured in the filming
Duxford’s historic buildings, control tower and airfield also featured in the filming Credit: ITV Anglia

Second World War aircraft and vehicles were brought to the museum to act as props and set dressing.

Duxford’s historic buildings, control tower and airfield also featured in the filming.

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Clean Bandit steal number one spot from Pharrell

Clean Bandit performing at the O2 Credit: PA

A group who met at Cambridge University are topping the charts.

Clean Bandit stormed to the top of the singles charts with their dance pop tune Rather Be.

The track, featuring Jess Glynne, sold 163,000 copies over the last seven days, according to the Official Charts Company.

The quartet - brothers Jack and Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Neil Amin-Smith - knocked Pharrell Williams' Happy off the summit to score their first chart-topping single.

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