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The Gadget Show Live opens at the NEC

The Gadget Show has opened at the NEC in Birmingham.

More than 75,000 people are expected to attend over the next five days to test out the latest gadgets from more than 200 companies exhibiting at the show.

The presenter of Channel 5's 'The Gadget Show', Jason Bradbury, says every year there are some amazing creations.

The Gadget Show Live runs until Sunday.

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Crufts 2013 begins at NEC

Crufts was established in 1891 by Charles Cruft Credit: PA

Around 25,000 dogs and their owners are heading to Birmingham today for Crufts 2013.

The opening day will feature various dog displays and competition finals, including Friends for Life, the Agility Championships and Best at Show.

Crufts 2013 has attracted more than 2,000 dogs from overseas for the first time. A total of 2,131 dogs from 41 different countries will take part at the show, including dogs from Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, none of which have previously been represented.

Young Crufts competitors arrive before Thursday's launch

Crufts was established in 1891 by Charles Cruft Credit: Crufts 2013

Young Kennel Club members have arrived at Crufts 2013 today ahead of the show's launch on Thursday (March 7).

The event, which takes place at Birmingham's NEC, is the largest dog show in the world. This year will see more than 25,000 dogs competing.

Abbie Reynolds from Wootton Wawen in Warwickshire, arrived today with her dog, Marley, to take part in the Young Kennel Club's 'Heelwork to Music Freestyle' competition.

Twelve year old Abbie Reynolds from Wootton Wawen and her dog Marley Credit: Crufts 2013

According to a recent survey by the Kennel Club, dogs are becoming more intelligent following Ashleigh and Pudsey's success on Britain's Got Talent.

The pain from Wellingborough won ITV's talent contest in 2012.

Crufts 2013 has attracted more than 2,000 dogs from overseas for the first time. A total of 2,131 dogs from 41 different countries will take part at the show, including dogs from Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, none of which have previously been represented.

Marley riding a skateboard Credit: Crufts 2013

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In pictures: Clothes Show Live in Birmingham

ITV Central's Emma Jesson with designer and friend of the stars Henry Holland Credit: ITV Central

The Clothes Show Live has returned to the NEC in Birmingham today.

The event is on between the 7th and 11th of December and is said to be the most fashionable, inspirational and interactive event in the show's 24 year history.

Models on the cat walk display the latest lines of fashion Credit: ITV Central

Many top UK designers are to make appearances at the event including Henry Holland and Mark Fast.

Crowds are treated to fashion and dance on stage in Birmingham Credit: ITV Central

Other celebrities including JLS, Peter Andre and Amy Childs from The Only Way is Essex will also be at Clothes Show Live.

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