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British actress tipped for Hollywood success in her role as Stephen Hawking's wife

Cambridge academic Professor Stephen Hawking is famous the world over for his book A Brief History of Time. He's also the subject of a new film called The Theory of Everything to be released in cinemas on New Year's Day. It's based around of the memoirs of his first wife and their life in Cambridge.

The film explores the couple's love story and how Professor Hawking was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. The role of Jane is played by the actress Felicity Jones.



Tickets for 51st Cambridge Folk Festival on sale

The Cambridge Folk Festival 2014, tickets for 2015 are on sale today Credit: ITV News Anglia

Tickets for next years Cambridge Folk Festival go on sale today. It's one of the longest running and most established Folk Festivals in the world.

2015 will be the 51st year of the festival which attracts around 14,000 people to Cherry Hinton Hall.

The festival goes on for four days and has presented many now globally established artists, including The Waterboys, Mumford & Sons and Paul Simon.

The Folk Festival has a capacity of 14,000 people Credit: ITV News Anglia

"After the success of the 50th Cambridge Folk Festival, we look forward to making the 51st festival even greater, welcoming attenders both local and from further afield."

– Cllr Richard Johnson, Executive Cllr for Community, Arts and Recreation

To buy tickets call 01223 457000

Christmas tree festival gets underway in Northamptonshire

The Christmas tree festival at St Giles Church, Desborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

The largest Christmas tree festival in Northamptonshire has opened. 111 trees have been entered this year from local community groups and families.

St Giles Church in Desborough hosts the festival and this year is there 15th year.

There are many different themes this year, from Doctor Who, to the Fisrt World War and of course a particular children's film, 'Frozen.'

Olaf the snowman has appeared in the festival at Desborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

The festival is open for people to go and view all weekend. From 3pm - 9pm today, Friday 28th November and 10am - 6pm Saturday 29th and 11.30am - 5.30pm on SUnday 30th November.

"This year the most popular theme is Frozen, we have a tree for Olaf, Sven and at least three snowmen, it just keeps going on and on."

– Alan Window, Committee member
There was even a cupcake Christmas tree Credit: ITV News Anglia

Green theme to art exhibition

Today (Friday) is the final chance to view an art exhibition on the theme of climate change at the Forum in Norwich.

Icebergs and Island by Krys Leach Credit: The Greenhouse Trust

The Greenhouse Gallery, with funding from the Arts Council, has inaugurated a 'Climate Art Fund', whose aim is to encourage local artists, musicians, writers, poets, filmmakers etc to engage creatively with the issue of climate change and bring the challenges and possibilities now facing us all to a wider audience.

New Horizons, Sizewell- by Martin Thake Credit: The Greenhouse Trust

The event on the evening of Friday 28th will include bar and music by two-man band The Hot Penguins and a Live Art Auction of this year's submissions in aid of the Climate Art Fund and the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise Appeal, with professional auctioneer Rebecca Mayhew of Durrants Auction Rooms.

Tidal Surge, Southwold - by Moyra Byford Credit: The Greenhouse Trust

Crime writer P. D. James dies aged 94

P.D. James has died aged 94. Credit: PA

Crime writer P.D. James, who wrote the Adam Dalgliesh series of novels has died aged 94.

The detective novels were turned into a television series starring Roy Marsden by ITV Anglia.

Baroness James had a home in Suffolk at one point and was educated at the Cambridge High School for girls.

She spent thirty years as a civil servant before becoming a full time writer.

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