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Theatre forced to cancel performances

The Theatre Royal in Norwich has had to cancel both today's performances of political drama The Absence of War after the lead actor fell ill.

The shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm have been called off due to the illness of actor Reece Dinsdale. The theatre is trying to contact all ticket holders who'll get a refund.

Reece Dinsdale and the cast Credit: Theatre Royal Norwich
Reece Dinsdale Credit: The Absence of War

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Police appeal over man with head injuries

Police are appealing for information after a man in his 40s was found with serious head injuries at Halstead in Essex. Officers were called to Butler Road shortly after 2.30am on Saturday 28th February. The man was taken to the Royal London Hospital where he remains in a critical condition. It's thought he'd been at Scenarios nightclub earlier in the evening

Butler Road where the man was found Credit: ITV Anglia

Children's book exhibition opens in Cambridge

An exhibition of children's book illustrations has opened in Cambridge.

Some of the illustrations on display Credit: ITV News Anglia

Graduates from Anglia Ruskin University are showcasing their work after a successful exhibition in London. Some of the 60 students on the illustration course have already had their work published.

Pam Smy, Anglia Ruskin University Credit: ITV News Anglia

"For me I think children's book illustration is very exciting because it's the first place where our young people, our next generation, are going to be exposed to artwork.

We're hoping that we have in this exhibition the books that we'll be seeing on the school bookshelf or the library bookshop or the bedroom bookshop tomorrow."

– Pam Smy, Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University

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Designers put on fashion show for over 50s

And as striking as some of the designs at last week's London Fashion Week may be, if you're over the age of 50, chances are you wouldn't want to wear them.

But in Essex, the designers of tomorrow are challenging the fashion industry's focus on styles and figures most people find unachieveable. Wesley Smith went to see the designs.

Pathfinder prepares for space launch

A landmark has been reached for space scientists who want to put Einstein's Theory of Relativity to the test. They've been working for more than a decade on a space module which is about to enter its final stages of testing before being propelled 1.5 million kilometres into space.

Known as the LISA Pathfinder, its job is to measure minute waves of gravity. It's said this will open a new pair of eyes for humanity and help us undertsand more about black holes and collapsed stars.

Wesley Smith put on his protective clothing at the lab in Hertfordshire to try to explain more.

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