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Temperature rising as Brighton Festival prepares to take off

The May Bank Holiday upon us can only mean one thing - the return of the Brighton Festival.

Three weeks of shows are about to explode onto the scene of the biggest arts festival in England.

And hundreds of thousands of visitors are preparing to be entertained - if not bemused.

Andy Dickenson is our guide and speaks to artist Madeleine Flynn, guest director David Shrigley and Camille Beaumier of NoFit State.

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By George! A parade for the patron saint

We have seen the arrival of a new Royal baby, it's Shakespeare's birthday and the Queen has just turned 92 - and in addition to all those momentous occasions - it's St George's day.

In Kent today one town staged one of the country's biggest St George's Day celebrations. Sarah Saunders went along to Gravesend where a parade including hundreds of school children marked the day of the country's patron Saint.

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