As many as 250,000 revellers are expected to brave rainy forecasts at V Festival this weekend to celebrate its 20th anniversary.Read the full story ›
The 20th V Festival in Chelmsford is getting underway with 70,000 people expected over the weekend.
This year Essex Police will be targeting 'legal highs' and will have officers monitoring the entrances and exits.
ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu has spent the day at the festival as preparations continue for a weekend of music.
Essex police are to clamp down on 'legal highs' at this weekend's V Festival in Chelmsford. They'll be monitoring entrances and exits.Read the full story ›
Essex police say they'll be cracking down on people using 'legal highs' at this weekends' V Festival, while organisers have banned them, saying anyone caught with them will be thrown out.
More than 70,000 people are expected to head to Hylands Park in Chelmsford this weekend.
The 'Open Road Charity' is setting up a 'welfare tent' at the Festival over the weekend.
The idea is to help people who may be affected by drugs and alcohol.
"if you don't know what legal highs are don't take them. You may think you know what's in them but you can react differently to substances. Just because you think they're legal it doesn't mean they're safe."
More than a hundred young ballet dancers are waiting in the wings this week, for the opportunity of a lifetime. After nerve wracking audtions, they've been hand picked to perform alongside profesional dancers at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend. They'll be performing Coppelia with the English Youth Ballet. Andrea Thomas has been watching them rehearse. She spoke to Janet Lewis MBE, English Youth Ballet's Director and Lisa Kawa-Akembo from Southend University Hospital.
Suffolk singer-song writer Ed Sheeran has been given three awards in the 'Teen Choice Awards' in Los Angeles.
Ed who is from Framlingham was given 'Choice Male Artist', 'Choice song:Thinking out Loud' and 'Choice Summer Music Star.
A small family-run business from Essex says it was 'terribly exciting' to receive an order to provide leather biker suits for Hollywood.Read the full story ›
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”.
All this kerfuffle over a tattoo. If it was black and white saying a clever phrase in a language I can't speak no one would've said anything
It's not the first weird tattoo I've got and it won't be the last, but I like all of them. I'm also eating a bowl of pasta now so byeziez x
Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is to be awarded an honorary degree in his home county for his "outstanding contribution to music".Read the full story ›
Clacton Pier has become one of the first attractions of its kind in the country to ban smoking.
The new rules are aimed at boosting the comfort of visitors.
Its owners say apart from the obvious health benefits, being smoke free on such a large wooden structure increases safety.