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Suffolk Free Press - 4 hours 24 min ago

See what stories you can find in this week’s Free Press!

Categories: Suffolk

DJ in underage sex trial says her accuser is lying

Oxford Times - 4 hours 24 min ago
A RADIO DJ took to the witness stand yesterday to deny she knew a teenager was underage when she had sex with her.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

New care home fees get council approval

Oxford Times - 4 hours 24 min ago
Oxfordshire County Council has approved its new care home fees for this financial year.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Easter project for Baptist pastor

Oxford Times - 4 hours 24 min ago
MOST people spend their Easters eating far too many chocolate eggs.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Bromham Fish Shop is simply the best!

Bedford Today - 4 hours 24 min ago

Their chips are golden and crispy - and they have beaten all their competitors to be named as the best in the area.



Categories: Bedford, Bedfordshire

Easter project for Baptist pastor

This is Oxfordshire - 4 hours 24 min ago
MOST people spend their Easters eating far too many chocolate eggs.
Categories: Oxfordshire

DJ in underage sex trial says her accuser is lying

This is Oxfordshire - 4 hours 24 min ago
A RADIO DJ took to the witness stand yesterday to deny she knew a teenager was underage when she had sex with her.
Categories: Oxfordshire

New care home fees get council approval

Oxford Mail - 4 hours 24 min ago
Oxfordshire County Council has approved its new care home fees for this financial year.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Easter project for Baptist pastor

Oxford Mail - 4 hours 24 min ago
MOST people spend their Easters eating far too many chocolate eggs.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

DJ in underage sex trial says her accuser is lying

Oxford Mail - 4 hours 24 min ago
A RADIO DJ took to the witness stand yesterday to deny she knew a teenager was underage when she had sex with her.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

New care home fees get council approval

Witney Gazette - 4 hours 24 min ago
Oxfordshire County Council has approved its new care home fees for this financial year.
Categories: Oxfordshire, Witney

The Bristol Post published Bristol's Gloucester Road has second largest concentration of...

This is Bristol - 4 hours 24 min ago
COFFEE shops have been taking over high streets up and down country and Bristol has been leading the way. Holloway Road, north London, boasts the largest concentration of shops at 24, but Bristol's Gloucester Road comes in a close second with 23, according to figures the Local Data Company. And in the last 12 months a new group of independent specialists and aficionados – known as The Third Wave – have arrived in the city.The specialist shops are populated by people who know their...

Categories: Bristol

The Bristol Post published More than 70,000 have signed up so far for Park Street water...

This is Bristol - 4 hours 24 min ago
WHEN artist Luke Jerram dreamt up the concept of installing a water slide in Park Street on a hot day last summer, he never imagined that the idea would capture the imagination of Bristol in quite the way it has.Since registration for tickets opened at 10am on Tuesday, more than 70,000 people, the equivalent of more than 16 per cent of the city's population, have signed up to slide – and there are still three days left to go before registration closes.The Bristol Post's online story...

Categories: Bristol

The Bristol Post published Exotic fantasy promised as Lady Boys of Bangkok return to Bristol

This is Bristol - 4 hours 24 min ago
IF YOU'RE looking for some tongue-in-cheek entertainment this Easter then you're in luck, as the Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in town.The flamboyant cabaret show is returning to Bristol once more for a full week of performances featuring 16 Thai lady boys.This year's show, Red Hot Kisses, promises to be the group's most flamboyant yet, packed full of iconic songs, lavish costumes and hilarity.The group have once again set up their purpose-made Sabai Pavilion in Castle Park, which tours with...

Categories: Bristol

Thousands apply for 450 police posts

BBC Birmingham - 4 hours 24 min ago
Applications officially open to join West Midlands Police, with more than 20,000 people having expressed an interest in just 450 posts.
Categories: Birmingham, West Midlands

Nottingham student is new face of CBeebies

This is Nottingham - 4 hours 39 min ago

JESS French became known as "the bug girl" because of her vast knowledge of creepy-crawlies. But the 25-year-old from East Leake never imagined it would lead her to the world of television.

"I worked as an animal handler a couple of times on some kids' shows and I got a bit of a reputation as the bug girl," says the veterinary student at the University of Nottingham.

"It's because I know loads about bugs and I'm not scared of anything.

"But it had never crossed my mind to be a TV presenter."

Minibeast Adventure With Jess, which begins next week on children's channel CBeebies, will explore the wildlife that lives on our doorsteps.

She says: "Kindle, the production company who made the show, were asking around because they wanted to make a show for kids about bugs, and they wanted a girl to present it.

"My name came up even though I wasn't a presenter and they asked me to do an audition video."

That was two years ago.

"It's quite surreal – it still doesn't feel real, to be honest," says Jess who grew up in Norfolk and studied zoology at University College London.

She moved to Notts to work towards her veterinary qualification.

The daily programme will show youngsters that they don't have to travel to Africa to have an interesting animal encounter.

Jess's enthusiasm is obvious.

"Kids are so disconnected from nature these days and I have this massive fear that because kids don't go outside, they have no idea about how amazing the outdoors is, so they're not going to want to protect it."

The series was filmed last summer, during her university holiday.

"They really threw me in the deep end," she says.

"By the time I got to the end of it, I was looking back at what I'd done on the first day and thinking, 'oh, I wish we could film the whole series again' because I learnt so much'."

There will be 20 nine-minute episodes and Jess will introduce viewers to her minibeasts from a tree-house. She is writing a book to accompany the series, and there's also a Minibeast Adventure app. So will she be a vet or a TV star?

"If I could continue doing TV stuff that was encouraging kids to connect with nature, then definitely, but I wouldn't want to do it to be a presenter for the sake of being a presenter."

Jess plans to stick around Notts, she says.

"Where I live, it's more out in the sticks, and I love it. There are loads of really good places to go, like Go Ape, in Sherwood. I really like living here."

‘Premature’ bid for new housing in Grove

Oxford Times - 4 hours 44 min ago
COUNCILLORS have accused a housing developer of jumping the gun, after it applied for permission to build a 75-home extension to a 133-house estate not yet built.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

‘Premature’ bid for new housing in Grove

Oxford Mail - 4 hours 44 min ago
COUNCILLORS have accused a housing developer of jumping the gun, after it applied for permission to build a 75-home extension to a 133-house estate not yet built.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

'Pals army' wanted for puppet show

BBC Merseyside - 4 hours 44 min ago
The company behind a giant puppet event in Liverpool marking 100 years since World War One, start to "recruit an army" of locals for the show.
Categories: Merseyside

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