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X Factor hopefuls pack pub for first auditions

Hopefuls for this year's The X Factor on ITV packed a Norfolk pub last night to audition to take part in the show.

They were at The Bird Cage in Norwich for an open mic style evening. The singers were watched by a panel of judges from the show, who will decide if they go through to the next round. Successful performers will be invited to sing in front of The X Factor's famous line-up of judges later in the year.

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Broadcasters recreate the golden age of pirate radio

Cambridge 105 presenters recreated a pirate radio station on the River Cam. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

In the 1960s, pirate radio stations were a vital part of every teenagers' evening, and the bane of every politicians' life.

Broadcasters from East Anglia were at the heart of the movement and now, 50 years on, a station in Cambridge has taken to the waters to recreate that golden age.

Russell Hookey went to see how they got on.

X Factor's audition pod arrives in Cambridge

The X Factor's mobile audition pod has been in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Hundreds of people have spent the day queuing today to get their chance to prove they could be the new One Direction or Ella Henderson.

The X Factor's mobile audition pod rolled into Cambridge, following a visit to Northampton yesterday.

The performances were filmed and will be sent to the show's producers for them to judge.

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