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Pooches audition for musical role on stage in Northampton

Dogs in Northampton have been auditioning for a new production coming to the town's Royal and Derngate theatre.

Six canines have been competing for a starring role in 'Legally Blonde the Musical'. They'll join the cast during the week the touring production is in Northampton.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes.

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Northampton prepares for judging in East Midlands in Bloom competition

One of Northampton's floral displays being watered Credit: ITV News Anglia

And after months of planting, pruning and preening, Northampton is welcoming judges from the East Midlands in Bloom competition.

The team in the town are hoping they can win this year. The competition covers the six counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, the aim of the competition is to encourage the improvement of our surroundings through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping. It also aims to achieve a litter free and sustainable environment.

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The garden shed shortlisted for a national award!

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A garden shed in Northamptonshire has been shortlisted for a national award.

Sonia Walker's husband built it at their home in Rushden for her 50th birthday.

Sonia says its a place for relaxation rather than re-potting! Credit: ITV News Anglia

The shed was built and decorated for under a thousand pounds.

It's apparently more for quiet contemplation than cuttings and compost. Now it's been chosen for the finals of Shed of the Year competition.

"It's just my little place and I love being here but, yeah, I'm very privileged, I feel very special to have got through."

– Sonia Walker
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