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Ready, steady, shed - top prize in Shed of the Year

While Team GB's Olympians have been battling it out for gold over in Rio, a father-of-four has quietly lifted one of the nation's most coveted titles - that of shed of the year.

Kevin Herbert spent eight years building West Wing at the bottom of his garden in Sandhurst, Berkshire.

It boasts a loft area, secret bookcase and a roof made of grass and wild flowers.

Shed of the Year Credit: Press Association

The 42-year old's shed was shortlisted from almost 3,000 entries and judges agonised over the winner during the Channel 4 show Amazing Spaces Shed of The Year.

Mr Herbert hid his victory from his children ahead of the programme, which aired on Friday, but admitted he had done "nothing but go on about it" after reaching the final.

Mr Herbert, a thatcher by trade, said his shed had been inspired by his childhood days of building tree houses and working on it helped him recover from ill health.

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Doing it themselves - big shed opens for older generation

For two years, it has been a meeting point for those feeling lonely or isolated. Now Broadstairs Town Shed has moved to much bigger premises after a successful start. The project was set up after winning an ITV People's Millions vote and it has gone from strength to strength. The scheme is aimed at the older generation. Tom Savvides was at the opening of the new centre.


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Couple get married after meeting up for DIY in a shed

It was set up to provide lonely or isolated older men with a place to socialise and do a spot of DIY. Broadstairs Town Shed, which opened two years ago as a People's Millions project supported by ITV, has proved so popular that it's moving to much bigger premises. It's also celebrating its first wedding. Tom Savvides talks to shed user Derek Holden, project co-ordinator Claire Shelton and newlyweds Heather and Victor Pallett.

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