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Radio 1 say don't risk buying second hand tickets

Taylor Swift is one of the headline acts in Norwich Credit: PA

It's emerged that tickets for Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich are being sold second hand on the internet for prices reaching over £200..

50,000 tickets were snapped up in just 40 minutes this morning for the event being held at Earlham Park in May.

The radio station is warning people to not be tempted to buy them. In a statement on their website they said....

"We’re sorry if you missed out this year – we had 50,000 tickets for the two days, but with well over 100,000 people living in Norwich alone, there simply were not enough for everyone hoping to go. Please do not risk buying tickets. Those offering tickets for sale or as prizes are breaking the Terms & Conditions they agreed to during the booking process and we reserve the right to cancel them.Unfortunately a small handful of people do try to take advantage of those disappointed at missing out on getting tickets and claim – often falsely - they have tickets you can either buy, or win, via social media. We ask those running major auction websites and sales outlets to have posts offering tickets for sale or trade removed. There is a high probability that any tickets offered for sale for the event will have been cancelled and will not allow entry to the event."

– Radio 1

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Family of Lil' Chris pay tribute

Christopher Hardman Credit: Suffolk Police

The family of Lil' Chris have paid tribute to the Suffolk singer who was found dead last week.

24 year old Chris Hardman was found dead at a property in Lowestoft last Monday.

He became famous after he starred in the Channel 4 series Rock School when he was a pupil at Kirkley High in Lowestoft. He went on to have a successful solo career.

"Chris was a huge personality who will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was a hugely creative person who used this side of his personality to make others smile, to cheer people up, and to make others feel better. If he wasn’t bringing joy through music he was telling jokes or pulling pranks. He was the sunshine on a rainy day, and could make friends the minute he walked into a room, making everyone smile with his gorgeous, cheeky face.

A real people person, he would always take the time to stop and talk, no matter who or when, and we are proud that he was so well thought of by all who knew him. So many commented on what a lovely, well brought up person he was, so polite and kind and a pleasure to know.

Chris had struggled with mental health issues and depression in recent years. He was committed to helping others find better ways of overcoming this illness and publicly said he wished to find a cure. Despite this, his concern was always his family and his friends, whose happiness was his priority.

– The Hardman family

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Couple set to tie the knot in Morrisons supermarket

A Cambridgeshire couple are preparing for a wedding with a difference today - they'll walk down the supermarket aisles to tie the knot.

Rebecca Wooller, 44, and Blake Green, 53, will marry in their local branch of Morrisons in Cambourne this afternoon.

Rebecca Wooller and Blake Green to marry in local Morrisons Credit: ITV News Anglia

They chose to marry there because it was the only place the bride, who was ill when they first met, could venture out on first dates.

Former undertaker and mother-of-four, Miss Wooller said: "I'm feeling nervous but very excited."

Part of the supermarket cafe will be sectioned off for the event and Morrisons has provided flowers and food.

As well as the usual family and friends, shoppers will be invited to get involved by lining the aisles to greet the couple.

Exclusive: McBusted drummer Harry Judd hails "amazing" Lil' Chris

McBusted drummer Harry Judd has hailed his friend Lil' Chris as an "amazing guy" and "talented kid" following news of the Suffolk singer's death.

The 24-year-old from Lowestoft was found dead in the town on Monday morning.

Officers are not treating the death as suspicious.

McBusted recently performed a song in tribute to the singer because he used to support their former band McFly.

Now, Harry Judd has been sharing his memories of their time together.

Click below to hear the interview with Harry Judd

"Never has a support act had such an impact on us as a band.

We used to have him on stage with us, we'd never done that before. He was such an amazing guy."

– Harry Judd, McBusted drummer
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