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People power sees poppy crowd set new flower record

Thousands of pupils and military personnel have set a Guinness World Record for the largest human flower by creating a giant poppy to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

A total of 2,250 people formed the poppy at Farnborough Sixth Form College to surpass the previous record by 60 people. Credit: Lesley Everett
Pupils and staff at the college were joined by children from other schools and locals, including Gurkhas and military police officers. Credit: Lesley Everett

Theme park sets 'new onesie world record'

A theme park in Staffordshire claims it has set a new world record for the largest gathering of people dressed in onesies.

Drayton Manor Theme Park says it has beaten the previous record, which was set in Hampshire, after 3,152 people gathered at its centre wearing the one-piece jumpsuits.

The attempt will be authenticated by Guinness World Records before being made official but it almost triples the previous record of 1,184 set by Ringwood School, a spokeswoman for the park said.

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