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New film aims to put Northamptonshire on the map

A new film is being shot in Northamptonshire aiming to raise the county's profile. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The social enterprise group Screen Northants has been shooting its latest movie with the aim of using the film industry to raise the profile of the county.

It's described as a High School Musical-style production following a group of students through a year of university. It was written by Suzanna Storey who lives in Northampton.

Dozens of local extras had turned up to take part and a number of the main cast members were students from Northampton University.

Click below to watch a report on the new film by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes


R&B superstar Ne-Yo to perform in Milton Keynes

Chart-topping R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo will be performing in Milton Keynes Credit: PA

Grammy award winner Ne-Yo is set to perform in Milton Keynes in December.

The R&B singer has collaborated with worldwide superstars including Rihanna, Chris Brown and Usher.

Tickets for his tour at ArenaMK go on sale tomorrow at 9am.

He'll also be bringing his tour to the Norfolk Showground in November.


Elton John to play stadium gigs in Ipswich and Peterborough

Sir Elton John is to stage shows at football grounds in Ipswich and Peterborough next summer.

He is playing the ABAX stadium in Peterborough on Sunday 11 June 2017 and Ipswich Town's Portman Road ground on Saturday 17 June 2017.

It is part of his worldwide Wonderful Crazy Night tour.

Sir Elton John is to perform in Ipswich in June 2017. Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

“We are delighted here at Ipswich Town to be hosting one of the biggest entertainers in the world in Sir Elton John.

"I’m sure it will be a fantastic occasion for the thousands who will be at Portman Road on the night."

– Ian Milne, Managing Director of Ipswich Town

Sir Elton last played in Ipswich in 2004.

Hart to Hart star Stefanie Powers treading the boards

Stefanie Powers has swapped the small screen for the stage and is treading the boards in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

She's most remembered as Jennifer Hart in the hit 80s TV series Hart to Hart or as a contestant on 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here'.

Stefanie Powers has swapped the small screen for the stage and is treading the boards in Cambridge.

The Hollywood actor, now in her 70s, is performing in 84 Charing Cross Road at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

Lovejoy and Black Beauty composer to appear at Aldeburgh High Tide Festival in Suffolk

Denis King Credit: ITV News Anglia

Video report by ITV Anglia's Kate Prout.

The composer of the theme tunes to TV's Black Beauty and Lovejoy is appearing at the Aldeburgh High Tide Festival in Suffolk this weekend.

Denis King, who lives in Walberswick, has won two Ivor Novello awards for his work.

"I find I need someone to give me an idea or a mood before I can write anything. Then I can close my eyes and see the image. I can't just sit and come up with something."

– Denis King
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