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Imperial War Museum marks its centenary at air show

This weekend celebrates 100 years since work began at the museum Credit: ITV News Anglia

This weekend celebrates 100 years since work began at The Duxford Airshow in Cambridge this weekend.

It's taking place at the Imperial War Museum, which is celebrating 100 years since it opened.

The landmark occasion is being commemorated with the creation of DX17, Duxford’s first ever contemporary art installation.

Highways England has warned drivers that roads may be busier than usual.

'We will not be defeated by such cowardice' - V Festival organisers confirm the show will go on

V Festival will go ahead despite this week's terror attack at a music concert. Credit: Press Association Images.

Organisers of the V Festival in Essex have confirmed the event will go ahead - despite safety concerns following Monday's terror attack at a music concert in Manchester.

Festival Republic, which runs the Hylands Park spectacular, said it would be consulting with police but insisted cancellation was not an option.

"We are certain we will not be defeated by such cowardice and are therefore confirming that Virgin V Festival will be going ahead as planned."

– Festival Republic spokesman.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Chelmsford in August this year for the annual festival, which also takes place at a second site in Staffordshire.


Thousands visit wave of poppies on Southend seafront

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

Almost 45,000 people have visited an iconic poppy sculpture on Southend seafront.

The flowers have been at the Barge Pier in Shoeburyness for four weeks.

The area was chosen to host the exhibit because it was one of the first towns in the country to be targeted by German airships 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 exhibition will be on display until the end of June.

N-Dubz's Dappy charged over Hertfordshire assault

Dappy, a former rapper with N-Dubz, has been charged with assault. Credit: Press Association Images.

Former N-Dubz rapper Dappy will appear in court charged with an assault in Hertfordshire in which armed police had to be called.

The ex-Celebrity Big Brother contestant, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, was arrested after police attended an altercation between a man and woman in a residential street in Hatfield.

Hertfordshire Police said nobody was seriously hurt in the incident at around 4.30pm on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for Hertfordshire Police said the 29-year-old, of Roe Green Close, Hatfield, had been charged with a public order offence, possession of a bladed article and assault by beating.

She added he had been remanded in custody to appear at Hatfield Magistrates' Court on Friday.

A representative for the rapper said the allegations were "not true".


Texas complete 2017 Newmarket Nights line-up

Texas, fronted by Sharleen Spiteri, will take to the stage on July 28. Credit: PA

Scottish band Texas have been revealed as the final act for this year's Newmarket Nights.

The rock group have have sold 35 million records over a 30-year career, as well as 13 top ten singles and 3 number one albums.

They'll play at the Racecourse on Friday 28 July and tickets go on general sale on Thursday 4 May.

Other acts already announced include Little Mix and Olly Murs.

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