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Iconic floating pig inflated after 40 years

A giant inflatable pig, which was featured on the front cover of the Pink Floyd album "Animals" has been inflated for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Algie inflated at Halesworth Credit: ITV Anglia

The inflatable floating pig was a staple prop for the band, three of whose members grew up in Cambridge

Rob Harries, from Suffolk, was the creator of Floyd's inflatable 'Algie' which famously halted flights over Heathrow after breaking loose from its moorings at Battersea Power Station in 1976 while being photographed for the album.

Animals album cover Credit: ITV Anglia

Rob has inflated the pig as some of his other props go under the auctioneer's hammer.

You can't stop the music: Show goes on outside when the fire alarm goes off

The cast taking part in a performance of 'Grease' at Norwich's Playhouse decided that the old addage of 'The show must go on' had to be upheld when the fire alarm went off on Tuesday night.

The audience, a full house, were left standing outside, so members of the cast broke out in song. They gavce a 15 minute performance on the street before getting the all clear from the fire service to continue inside.

Click below to watch a video of the outdoor performance


20th V Festival gets underway in Chelmsford

The 20th V Festival in Chelmsford is getting underway with 70,000 people expected over the weekend.

This year Essex Police will be targeting 'legal highs' and will have officers monitoring the entrances and exits.

ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu has spent the day at the festival as preparations continue for a weekend of music.


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Young dancers limber up for a life changing opportunity

More than a hundred young ballet dancers are waiting in the wings this week, for the opportunity of a lifetime. After nerve wracking audtions, they've been hand picked to perform alongside profesional dancers at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend. They'll be performing Coppelia with the English Youth Ballet. Andrea Thomas has been watching them rehearse. She spoke to Janet Lewis MBE, English Youth Ballet's Director and Lisa Kawa-Akembo from Southend University Hospital.

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