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Parts of Gloucestershire are hotspots for radioactive gas radon

People warned of the dangers of radon Credit: ITV News

A public health campaign is underway this week to alert people to the dangers of radon.

The naturally occurring gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.

The Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds and Cheltenham are radon hotspots - but homes can be protected.

There are also hotspots in Devon and Cornwall.

Maps showing the areas most at risk from high levels of radon Credit:


Meet the new neighbours: Beckingham Palace moves to the Cotswolds

Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

David and Victoria Beckham have reportedly bought a £30 million country estate in the Cotswolds.

The superstar couple have splashed out on the Abbotswood Estate near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

Believed to be the most expensive country home in Britain, the sprawling Grade-II-listed property boasts:

acres of land

The River Dikler runs through the estate, which the celebrity family were seen visiting last week, with children Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 13, ten-year-old Cruz and Harper, four.

Ian Shoemark, owner of the Greedy's takeaway, said: "They had sausage and chips and he was very friendly.

"It would be lovely if they had a home here."

Rumours about a Beckham move to the Cotswolds started after they were spotted viewing £5 million Amberley House in Nailsworth.

PICTURES: Scene of fatal crash on A429 in Cotswolds

Gloucestershire Police have confirmed that two men have died following a collision on the A429 in the Cotswolds.

Two cars and a lorry were involved in the crash. Credit: ITV West Country
The crash happened near the village of Fossebridge. Credit: ITV West Country
Traffic is being diverted along the A417 toward the Air Balloon roundabout. Credit: ITV West Country

The force have said that the road is likely to be shut between Cirencester and Northleach for most of the day.

Are the Cotswolds better than Beirut?

Comedian Dom Joly has compared the scenic Cotswold hills to Middle Eastern tension hotspot Beirut.

Dom tweeted a picture of a derelict car with smashed windows and claimed the number of abandoned burned out cars reminded him of Beirut.

The comedian, who grew up in the Lebanese capital, tweeted it to his 260,000 followers.

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