Balloon festival for Newbury showground

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Image caption Night-glows - where balloonists on the ground flash their burners are planned for each evening

A hot air balloon festival is to be held in Newbury, Berkshire with profits going to charity and community groups.

The free event is being staged over three days at Newbury showground from 17 to 19 July.

Organiser Richard Garvie said the fiesta was expected to attract dozens of balloon pilots from across the UK and Europe.

Daily early morning mass balloon ascents and night-glow shows each evening are planned from the site.

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