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Jungle animals brought to life in Morpurgo's 'Running Wild'

Oona, the elephant, will be performing all week Credit: ITV News Anglia

Oona the full-size Asian elephant will be performing at the Theatre Royal in Norwich this week.

She'll be brought to life in the stage adaptation of the children's novel, 'Running Wild' by author Michael Morpurgo.

It's the story of a young girl, who is swept into an Indonesian rainforest by a tsunami while she is on an elephant ride.

The production will be on at the Norwich Theatre Royal between 25-29 April.

Suffolk's Ed Sheeran in the top 100 of most influential people

Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran is in the top 100 of most influential people Credit: PA

Ed Sheeran has joined Pope Francis, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to feature in Time magazine’s most influential people list.

The Framlingham star was nominated by friend and fellow artist Taylor Swift.

Whether by choice or an unconscious evolution, when he decided on his musical ambitions, Ed became less of a boy and more of a tank.”

A few years ago, in a rare moment of admitting feeling defeated, Ed said to me, ‘I’m never going to win a Grammy.’

Yes, you are, I said. You’re going to sweep the whole thing one of these years.

– Taylor Swift

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Children with brain tumours enjoy Cambridge Easter egg hunt

Activities included face painting and balloon modelling Credit: ITV News Anglia

A charity which supports children with brain tumours held an Easter Egg hunt in Cambridge.

The grounds of Anstey Hall were transformed into an Alice in Wonderland party.

Brainbow helps families cope with the physical and psychological effects of tumour treatment.

The event gave children with brain tumours and their families and opportunity to meet others who have been along a similar journey, as well as have some fun.

Wave of iconic poppies flows into Southend seafront

The eye-catching installation at Shoeburyness in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

After flowing down the walls of the Tower of London, the iconic poppy sculpture has made its way to Essex.

It has taken two weeks to installed the flowers at the Barge Pier in Shoeburyness, near Southend.

The area was chosen to host the exhibit because it was one of the first towns in the country to be targeted by German airshops during the First World War.

Called Wave, the installation is one of two sculptures touring the country. They were both part of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red exhibit that drew millions of people to Tower of London in 2014.

The poppies were once part of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red exhibit at the Tower of London. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Eighties pop group Culture Club to play Newmarket Nights

1980s greats Culture Club to play at Newmarket Nights on 21st July Credit: Newmarket Nights

One of the biggest pop bands of the 1980s will be playing at Newmarket in the summer.

Culture Club have sold more than 50 million records and have had seven top ten hits in the UK charts.

They'll be playing at Newmarket Nights on the 21st of July.

'"We are very pleased to confirm Culture Club as our next Newmarket Nights act for 2017 and look forward to welcoming them to Newmarket Racecourses for the first time this July. During the height of summer on the beautiful Adnams July Course, I have no doubt we will be in store for a brilliant performance whereby racegoers will be treated to an extensive set including some of their most popular chart topping hits following racing."

– Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses

There's still one more artist to be announced for the 2017 lineup.

So far big names such as Little Mix, Olly Murs and Jess Glynne are already confirmed.

Tickets for Culture Club go on sale on Wednesday 12th April at 8am.

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