In the latest in our series looking at the region's piers we're finding out more about the restored Southwold Pier.Read the full story ›
Southwold Pier started off as a landing stage bringing tourists from London. Find out more fascinating facts.Read the full story ›
TV and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary has agreed to become the new patron of St Helena Hospice.
“It is an honour to become a patron of St Helena Hospice. The charity is an institution in Colchester and North East Essex, and anyone who lives there has heard of it, and knows the great work they do. I hope we can continue to raise awareness of their invaluable services, and raise much needed funds towards the care of their patients and families. I’d also like to take this opportunity to wish St Helena Hospice a happy 30th anniversary.”
St Helena Hospice provides specialist palliative care services for patients and their families living in North East Essex and parts of Mid Essex who have progressive, life-limiting illness.
It has been reported that Sam Smith could be about to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Louis Armstrong, Shirley Bassey and Madonna.
The Cambridgeshire singier star is apparently in line to record the theme song for the new James Bond movie Spectre.
The movie stars Daniel Craig, Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz and Monica Bellucci.
The Sunday times says the 23 year old was commissioned directly by director Sam Mendes.
The Princes Theatre in Clacton has been given a facelift costing £19,000.
The venue, which is the Town Hall of the Essex resort, has had a new carpet, curtains, redecoration as well as improvements to the bar area in the Essex Hall.
The theatre, which is run by Tendring District Council, puts on a varied programme of shows and hosts a number of major events during the year. It is also hired out for weddings and conferences
“We want our audiences, our entertainers and all those who use the theatre to have the best possible experience and look forward to coming back.
“I think it is fair to say that parts of the theatre were looking a little tired and were in need of a modernisation programme.
“We have achieved a great deal on a relatively small budget – especially considering the size of the theatre - and I hope people will be impressed with what they find."
In 2014 more than 36,000 customers came through the doors for shows.
They're coastal landmarks which have survived storms, wars and changing times. ITV News Anglia takes a stroll along the Clacton pier.Read the full story ›
Clacton pier in Essex opened in 1871 but has got longer since then. Find out more fascinating facts.Read the full story ›
One year on from its official release 'Thinking out loud' made chart history by clocking up its 52nd consecutive week in the singles charts.Read the full story ›
A new early birds nightclub has opened for those who are young-at-heart but have grown-up responsibilities.Read the full story ›
The broadcaster and celebrity Stephen Fry has spoken about his time at Cambridge University and how happy his marriage has made himRead the full story ›