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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.

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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

Southend to hold maritime festival for first time

Southend seafront Credit: Southend-end-on-Sea Borough Council

A new maritime festival is to be held in Southend in June for the first time.

The weekend of free activities will be aimed at families and well celebrate the town's maritime history.

It's being organised by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and is being funded with money from the Coastal Communities Fund.

It comes after the council made a bid for the cash in 2013 to improve the seafront economy and profile of the history of the town.

"I am delighted that we have secured external funding to run this event and I am looking forward to being involved and part of it. We have a Film Festival, Folk Festival, and a Jazz Festival so I am very pleased that this year we will also have a Maritime Festival that will explore our important relationship with the water and our wonderful seafront. This will be a wonderful event for all the family with a host of activities that will boost the seafront economy and be a great weekend for residents, businesses and visitors alike. I hope that it is well supported and could lead to it becoming a fixture in the Southend-on-Sea events calendar."

– Graham Longley, Executive Councillor for Enterprise, Tourism and Economic Development

It will take place 6th-7th June

Local reaction to the death of singer Lil' Chris

People living in Lowestoft have been reacting to the death of singer Lil' Chris.

24 year old Chris Hardman 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.

He was found dead yesterday morning. Police are investigating his death but say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Jim Rice has been in Lil' Chris's hometown of Lowestoft where people have been left shocked by his death

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Rock legend pays tribute to Lil' Chris

Rock legend Gene Simmons has paid tribute to Lil' Chris the singer he discovered on the hit show Rock School. Simmons formed a band from youngsters at Kirkley High School in Lowestoft for the Channel 4 programme. Lil' Chris real name Chris Hardman went on to have a successful solo career. The 24 year old was found dead in Lowestoft on Monday. Late this afternoon Simmons tweeted "He was loved. RIP Lil' Chris"

Police investigating Lil' Chris death

Singer Lil' Chris who has died at the age of 24 Credit: Press Association

Police have confirmed they are investigating the death of singer Lil' Chris in Lowestoft.

The 24-year-old who starred in Channel 4's Rock School was found dead on Monday.

In a statement Suffolk Police said:

“Police investigating the sudden death of a man in Lowestoft can confirm they are not treating it as suspicious.

“Officers received a call from the ambulance service on Monday 23 March at around 11:45am and attended an address in Union Road following a sudden death of a 24-year-old man.

“A post mortem examination is due to take place to establish the cause of death and a file will be passed to the coroner in due course and an inquest opened.”

– Suffolk Police

Stars tweet tributes to Lil' Chris

Celebrities have been tweeting tributes to Lil' Chris the Lowestoft born singer who has died.

Aged 24 Chris Hardman shot to fame in Channel 4's Rock School programme when the show was filmed at Kirkley High School when he was a pupil there.

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