More than 40 hot air balloons from across the country have gathered in Northampton for the start of the town's balloon festival.
The popular event at Billing Aquadrome is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
At 6am today, the balloons took off for their first flight.
They will fly again at 6pm and the festival runs until Sunday.
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