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Norfolk's Liza Goddard pays tribute to Alvin Stardust

Singer and actor Alvin Stardust died this morning aged 72 after a short illness.

Alvin Stardust and Liza Goddard after their marriage ceremony in 1981 Credit: PA Wire

He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and died at home with his wife and family around him.

Today his ex wife, Liza Goddard, who lives in Norfolk, was among those paying tribute


Police and trading standards seize around £10,000 in illegal tobacco products

Essex Police and Trading Standards seized over £10,000 worth of illegal tobacco products yesterday, in joint raids on five buildings in Colchester.

Tobacco seized as part of operation Trivium Credit: Essex Police

Warrants for two commercial and three private addresses were issued as part of Operation Trivium, a nationwide initiative.

"Despite an elaborate system to keep the goods hidden, a large amount of counterfeit rolling tobacco and non-duty paid cigarettes were found in a retail premises with the help of a specially trained sniffer dog."

– Essex Trading Standards

One man was arrested and later bailed pending further enquiries.


Next year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta

Next year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. Sealed in 1215, it provided the foundations on which British laws and principles are based.

The barons of England are reported to have met in Bury St Edmunds. They swore an oath at the alter of the abbey that would later force the king to accept what would become one of the most famous documents in history.

To commemorate the event, a team of embroiders has been tasked with designing and creating a twelve panel tapestry.

English Heritage money to help 'At risk' buildings

Denver Mill, Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A selection of historic buildings from across the east are to be preserved thanks to money from English Heritage.

74 new sites in the East of England have been added to the At Risk Register.

Denver Mill, near Downham Market in Norfolk is on the at risk list. The building is suffering from sever damp which is threatening its structure.

A number of town centre buildings in Wisbech will also receive money for repairs, along with the Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex and a grade one listed church in Bedfordshire, the St Peter and All Saints in Battlesden.

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