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Ed hits back at tattoo critics

The singer posted a picture of his new lion tattoo on Instagram Credit: Ed Sheeran (Instagram)

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran has hit back at criticism of his new lion tattoo.

The 24 year old posted a picture of the design on Instagram yesterday. But after a backlash from fans the star responded “I like it, and that’s the only opinion that matters”.

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Norfolk: Sir John Hurt vows not to let cancer battle get him down

John Hurt. Credit: PA

Actor Sir John Hurt has said his cancer treatment is "going terrifically well".

The 75-year-old, who lives in North Norfolk, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year.

He says he is optimistic about the future as is the medical team treating him.

Speaking to the Radio Times magazine, he said:

“I can’t say I worry about mortality, but it’s impossible to get to my age and not have a little contemplation of it.

We’re all just passing time, and occupy our chair very briefly. But my treatment is going terrifically well, so I’m optimistic.”

– John Hurt

Sir John revealed he was in the early stages of his illness in June but has vowed to continue working.

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Fundraising to begin to support Clacton Airshow

The Clacton Airshow is held at the end of August. Credit: Tendring District Council

Fundraising has begun to reach the £100,000 needed to cover the cost of the Clacton Airshow.

Sales of programmes for the event and bucket collections play a huge part in keeping the airshow running each year.

Tendring District Council says a colour souvenir programme has been produced and will be sold to go towards the cost of the airshow.

This year's airshow is on August 27th and 28th Credit: Tendring District Council

"We are all only too well aware of what has happened elsewhere with airshows axed through lack of funding, the Clacton event costs around£100,000 to run and we need to raise as much of that as possible through programme sales, the collection and other income such as the trade stands. I think it is fair to say that no one wants to see the airshow grounded in the future but it does rely partly on our sponsors and the public giving generously and supporting the event and keeping the costs as low as possible.”

– Mick Skeels, Tendring District Concil

Sam Smith in US news photobomb

Cambridgeshire singer Sam Smith has made a guest appearance on the news in America - and nobody recognised him.

7News were interviewing two tourists in Denver when the star cheekily photobombed them - but neither the presenters or the tourists appeared to recognise him.

The singer later joked about it on social media, tagging the footage 'photobombing the news' Hopefully he will have better luck getting recognised on his US tour.

Click below to watch the footage.

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