The country's top badminton players are stepping up their preparations here in the East, for one of the sport's biggest tournaments.
The All England Championships start next month, with the spotlight falling on the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes.
It promises to be a tougher environment leading up to the next Olympics after a cut in funding for the sport. Donovan Blake reports.
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The snow that's hit the North of England reached this East albeit briefly on Thursday afternoon. Here are some of your pictures.