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'Jumping Umbrella': a prize winning pic

A Welsh photographer beat thousands to claim second prize in an online photo competition.

A Welsh photographer won £2000 with this entry Credit: Nadya Migai

Almost 6,000 people entered a competition run by watchmakers Christopher Ward to share images of the places, people and sights they feel best express what 'makes Britain tick'. Nadya Migai, originally from Moldova but now living in Wales, entered the competition with a photo entitled 'Jumping Umbrella'. She has won £2000 for coming second.

“This shot was taken about two months ago in Manchester during an informal photo trip. It was a cold rainy Manchester day (of course!) and the girl in the picture matched so perfectly to the surroundings that it felt like she belonged to that place.

For me, the moody weather completed the picture and it’s a real 'Mary Poppins' moment!”

– Nadya Migai
First prize: a candid shot of commuters at a tube station Credit: Benjie Aguilera Brown

First prize went to Benjie Aguilera Brown for his candid capture of a crowd of texting commuters lost in their own worlds on a tube station platform.

Third prize: a morris minor by the sea Credit: Charlotte Docker

A top 100 shortlist of images was whittled down via the number of likes received on photo sharing website Instagram. These top 100 were then put forward to a judging panel. Charlotte Docker came third with her image of a morris minor at the seaside.


Man 'brave' to sell extensive Star Wars collection

An anonymous seller in Dorset has spent 15 years collecting Star Wars memorabilia, but now it is being sold at auction.

Dorchester auction house Dukes said it was 'most unusual' for such an extensive collection to go under the hammer.

Auctioneer, Matthew Denney, said the man was very brave to take his collection to the market:

May the force be with you... Massive Star Wars collection goes on sale today

Credit: ITV News

An auction war is expected to break out today as a huge Star Wars collection goes under the hammer.

People have contacted Dukes Auctioneers from all over the world expressing their interest in the collection which could sell for more than £50,000.

The collection, which includes some of the more sought after action figures, has been amassed by just one fan.


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Celebrate the potato!

You can boil them; you can bake them; you can roast them; and for many people that's about it. But for one woman in Kent, it's not enough. Hilary Steel wants to make us all appreciate the potato a lot more!

Inspired by a book that her mother wrote 30 years ago, she's now bringing it - and the potato - into the 21st century, as David Johns reports.

Because they're happy!

From the flight deck - to the parade ground - members of the Royal Marines Band Service have been busy putting together a video showing their fun side. The bandsmen and women, based in Portsmouth, filmed at several locations - including on board HMS Ocean and at Eastney seafront.

The Pharrell Williams' song, Happy, was aimed at raising a smile among colleagues, family and friends. And, seeing as the Band Service are such a musical bunch, usually entertaining the public at big and small events, it seemed only appropriate.

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