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Council accused of 'ruining Christmas'

A council in Essex has been accused of ruining Christmas after ordering a festive attraction to close down over safety fears.

  • Serena Sandhu visited the attraction and sent us this report.

The Christmas Wonderland in Clacton-on-Sea comes with a Santa's grotto and train rides, but unfortunately no planning permission.

It's proved so popular the council says the local roads can't cope with the increase in traffic. But the event organisers are determined to stay open.

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Publishers left red-faced after paper printed with missing front page headline

Publishers of regional title Cambridge News have been left red-faced after today's paper was printed missing the front page headline.

Piers Morgan tweeted the image earlier. Credit: @piersmorgan

Piers Morgan - with his eagle-eyed editorial background - noticed the omission earlier, tweeting a cheeky guess at what tomorrow's headline could be.

Cambridge News has since apologised to its readers for the mistake.

Due to a technical problem, the main headline did not appear on the Cambridge edition, although the correct one was printed in the Cambourne edition of the paper.

– Cambridge News.

Wintery fun in Colchester despite a lack of snow

Colchester's ice slide in action Credit: ITV News Anglia

It might not be snowing outside, but that hasn't stopped some families in Colchester from having some wintery fun.

An ice slide has opened in the town's Castle Park. It's 35 metres long, five metres high and said to be the first of its kind in the country.

Enjoying Colchester's new ice slide. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's part of Colchester Borough Council's plans to attract more visitors to the town over Christmas.

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The movie makers' mill fire that caused uproar in a Norfolk village

The inferno that destroyed Hardingham Mill in Norfolk 50 years ago wasn't as unexpected as you might think.

But that didn't stop it causing plenty of controversy.

The fire was all in aid of the film The Shuttered Room, starring Dame Flora Robson and Oliver Reed.

Fifty years since its release, the movie is getting a special screening in Norwich tonight.

Watch Malcolm Robertson's full report for ITV News Anglia here:

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