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Fastest monowheel speeds into Guinness book of Records

A monowheel motorcycle made in Lincolnshire that can reach speeds of more than 60 miles an hour, has made it's way into the record books.

It's just one of the latest achievements to be revealed today by the Guinness book of World Records.

A monowheel motorcycle is one large wheel that revolves around a track and the engine and rider sit inside. The driver has to control the vehicle using careful control of throttle and perfect balance.

To achieve the World Records title, the monowheel had to be run solely on power produced by its engine and the speed had to be timed from a flying start over a distance of no less than a quarter mile (402 metres).

Is Birmingham the funniest city in the UK?

Birmingham, the birthplace of Tony Hancock, Jasper Carrott and Frank Skinner has been named the funniest city in the UK.

Only last week, a gag about heart donation has been named the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

But do Brummies think they deserve the title? We sent our camera out to see....

Twelve young girls to have hair chopped off for charity

Twelve young girls will be donating their hair today, to help raise money for a charity that supports children with serious illnesses and disabilities.

The charity supports children with serious illnesses and disabilities Credit: Matt's Mission

The Matt's Mission event in Solihull will see the girls have their hair chopped off by children who actually have cancer themselves. The hair will then be sent off to be made into wigs.

Professional hair-stylists will then tidy up the cuts the girls get.

It's part of an event at the Hogarth Hotel which also includes children's activities and music.

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'Up and away' for Northampton's Balloon Festival

Last year's festival Credit: ITV News Anglia

Hot air balloons from all over the country will gather today for Northampton's annual Balloon Festival.

The popular event at Billing Aquadrome is celebrating its 27th anniversary.

Thousands of people are expected to attend over the weekend.

Northampton Balloon Festival 2015 Credit: ITV News Anglia

"The balloonists are excited about the annual event giving both local and others from further afield the chance to flying above the Northamptonshire countryside. This continues with the support provided by Billing Aquadrome for the last seven years, since the event moved from the Racecourse in 2009."

– Spokesperson for the balloon festival


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