Live updates

Largest dairy show in the UK arrives at the NEC

Credit: PA

Around 16,000 farmers are expected to arrive at the NEC today, when the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers stages its biggest dairy show yet.

Some of the latest industry innovations will be at the show, including robotic milking machines, milk pregnancy test kits, computerised neck collars to detect cows' fertility and 'text messaging' feeding machines.

Street clutter event at the NEC

New solutions to street clutter were shown off at an event at the Birmingham NEC

The Birmingham NEC played host to an event which showed off current and future solutions to traffic jams, parking problems and switched off street lights.

The event comes with the Government looking into ways to reduce street clutter such as excessive signs or lights in Britain's towns and villages.

Advertisement

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.

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.

Advertisement

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
Load more updates