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Royal Show opens to record crowds
The Royal Show in Stoneleigh in Warwickshire opened to records crowds on Sunday.

More than 50,000 people came through the gates at the royal show ground for the start of the four-day festival of the agricultural world.

The show is a showcase for best practise in farming but this year's show will also be focusing on how farming can help shape the environemnt.

With fine weather forecast, organisers predict record crowds over the week.

More than 175,000 visitors are expected to attend the event near Kenilworth.

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