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Simply Red to play Thetford Forest

Simply Red will be playing at Thetford Forest in July 2016. They're the first band to be announced in the line-up for the Forestry Commission's Forest Live events.

Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife.

Simply Red will play Thetford in July 2016

Mick Hucknall’s iconic voice was the defining sound of British R‘n’B in the eighties and nineties. The band’s landmark albums include ‘Picture Book’, ‘Men and Women’, ‘A New Flame’, ‘Stars’, ‘Life’ and ‘Blue.’

They'll be performing some of their greatest hits such as ‘Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)’, ‘Holding Back The Years’ and ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’.

Simply Red play Thetford Forest on Sunday 3rd July 2016. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23 October.


Grantchester jokers: Robson Green the photobomber

Filming is underway in Cambridge for the second series of ITV's Grantchester.

It's a gruelling schedule and shooting for a single scene can run into several days but there's always time for a practical joke.

Watch the moment that Robson Green and James Norton decide to pass their time between scenes by photobombing ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson.

Robson Green and James talked about their "bromance" on and off set.

The cast have become part of the village, taking part in a cricket match and pub quiz with the locals.

Hundreds howl at the moon in Bedfordshire

Have you ever thought of howling at the moon?

Now a Bedfordshire scream park has smashed the Guinness World Record for most people howling, when 464 visitors howled for the required minute.

The previous record of 296 people howling was set in 2013 by students at St Cloud State University in Minnesota, USA.

The Howling word record attempt was held on Saturday 10th October 2015 to mark the opening night of The Howl, a new scream park Halloween attraction at Mead Open Farm near Leighton Buzzard.

In preparation for the world record attempt participants were given a lesson in wolf howling by Fausta DiMascio a volunteer from the UK Wolf Conservation Trust.

"It was fantastic to listen to nearly 500 people howling in unison. Some of the participants really got into the spirit of the event and came dressed as werewolves. It has been an amazing opening night and we look forward to welcoming many more visitors to The Howl between now and Halloween."

– Matt Heast, Mead Open Farm


Sam Smith makes chart history in UK

Sam Smith makes UK chart history Credit: PA

Sam Smith's single "Writing's On The Wall" has made history by becoming the first Bond theme to reach number one in the UK.

The track achieved combined chart sales and streams of 70,000 copies.

It'll feature on the opening credits of 'Spectre', which opens in cinemas later this month.

The Cambridgeshire singer is reported to have said being number one was "crazy!"

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