The hard work of volunteers in Eston, on Teesside, has been disrupted not once, but five times in the last five weeks.
The Residents' Association maintains plant pots and flower displays all over the town, which cost thousands of pounds a year.
They have previously won five golds at Northumbria in Bloom. This year, flowers on Old Row have been ripped up twice - the latest just two weeks before judging day.
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Jason Gillespie is to leave his position as coach at Yorkshire County Cricket Club at the end of the 2016 season.
Paralympic athlete Stephen Miller, from Cramlington, is on his way to Rio to compete in the games.