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200 try their hand at the harmonica

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Now if you ever wondered what a room full of 200 harmonicas playing sounds like, there was a chance to find out today.

A giant music lesson took place at Cambridge's Corn Exchange as part of a national programme to get more of us playing a musical.

Steve Lockwood

Steve Lockwood has written for Tom Jones and played with the London Philharmonic, but today he was teaching a free music lesson to around 250 people at Cambridge's Corn Exchange.

Free harmonicas were handed out at the door, and Steve guided the crowd through the basics - including the opening bars of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujia


Bishop announces the next Archdeacon of Lynn

The Revd Canon Ian Bentley

The Bishop of Norwich, the Right Reverend Graham James, has announced the appointment of the Revd Canon Ian Bentley as the next Archdeacon of Lynn.

Canon Ian Bentley originally trained and worked as a teacher. Ordained in 1995, he has served for the whole of his ministry in the Diocese of Norwich.

Beginning as a curate in Mattishall, he moved to the Earsham group of parishes in South Norfolk in 1998 prior to becoming the Vicar of Oulton Broad in 2006. Last year he came to Norwich as the Interim Vicar of St Peter Mancroft.

Ian Bentley will be installed as Archdeacon of Lynn in Norwich Cathedral on Sunday 9 September at 3.30pm.

He succeeds John Ashe who served as Archdeacon of Lynn since 2009 and whose farewell service took place in Norwich Cathedral on Sunday 11 March.

Mercedes driver arrested after pedestrian dies

The driver of a Mercedes has been arrested after a pedestrian died in a collision at Brentwood in Essex. It happened on Friday evening in London Road. The pedestrian, in his sixties, died at the scene. The driver of the Mercedes, a 25-year-old man, is being questioned by police on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The police also want to talk to a woman driving a white car who stopped and spoke to the Mercedes driver but left before emergency services arrived.


Man caught on covert CCTV is jailed

Dean Cullen on CCTV Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A man captured burgling a house in Luton on a covert CCTV camera has been jailed.

Dean Cullen Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Thirty four year old Dean Cullen was jailed for three years and four months after admitting burgling a house in Farley Hill in Luton in December last year.

Although denying involvement in the burglary he was caught on camera and pleaded guilty to stealing cameras and a games console.

Teenaged cyclist airlifted to hospital

An 11-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital yesterday after a collision between a car and his bicycle in Chelmsford. It happened on Roxwell Road at 5.15 pm. The driver of the silver Peugeot 208 has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. Essex Police say the boy suffered life threatening injuries.

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