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Plans to launch 'library lego clubs' for children

Libraries in Essex have launched an appeal for unwanted lego Credit: PA

If you have any lego at home that the kids are too old to play with then why not donate it to a library in Essex.

The County Council have launched 'library lego clubs', where children can play and learn together, as well as take part in challenges against each other.

Anyone who would like to donate Lego can do so by taking it to their local library.

Children of all ages love Lego, but it also has a real educational quality helping the development of motor skills and creativity, and learn about problem solving skills.

If we are successful in gaining enough Lego, then we will be looking to launch a series of Lego clubs across the county where children can come together to take part in activities and Lego based challenges.

– Cllr Anne Brown, Essex County Council


Ed Sheeran reveals release date for new album

Ed Sheeran's album will be released on March 3 Credit: PA

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran has revealed the release date for his new album.

The 25-year-old announced the news on Twitter and Instagram today, telling fans 'Divide' will be out on March 3.

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Ed is expected to make history tomorrow, by becoming the first artist to have two brand new singles occupy both the number one and numbers two spots in the Official Singles Chart.

Ed Sheeran announces new music on social media

Ed Sheeran will release new music on Friday. Credit: Ed Sheeran/Twitter

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran has announced on social media that he'll be releasing a new single later this week.

The 25-year-old has recently been on a hiatus, but today posted a short video message on his Twitter and Instagram accounts simply saying 'New music coming Friday'.

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The post has already been retweeted more than 126,000 times, with fans clearly excited about Sheeran's comeback.


Cromer fireworks display postponed due to strong winds

The display at Cromer has been put back a week. Credit: Paul Dunstan

A New Year's Day fireworks display on the Norfolk coast which normally attracts upwards of 10,000 people has been postponed for a week due to concerns about the weather.

The annual event in Cromer was due to take place at 5pm today, but has now been put back to next Sunday (January 8) because of expected strong northerly winds.

Organisers decided to take the action because they were worried debris could be blown into the crowds.

The event is said to be the biggest of its kind in the country.

Unemployed young people given chance to work on film set

The trainees have been working on a short period film on a former airbase. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Thirteen young people without jobs in Norfolk have been given the chance to work on a film set.

They joined stars like Valene Kane and Henry Lloyd Hughes to make a period short film on the former airbase at West Raynham.

"When this came along I really didn't know what I wanted to do.

"I knew I didn't want to go to university, but I wanted to work in the film industry.

"So when this came it was perfect, ticked all the boxes"

– Tom Chaoman, Trainee film
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