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Latitude named as 'Best Major Festival' for 2017

Latitude 2017 Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Suffolk music festival which attracts tens of thousands of people every year has been given a top award.

Latitude which takes place each July near Southwold was named as the 'Best Major Festival' in 2017.

It's part of the UK Festival Awards and organisers of Latitude say they're proud to be given the title.

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More than 30,000 people head to the festival each year Credit: ITV News Anglia


Life after Pudsey: BGT's Ashleigh shows off new performing partner Sully

If you missed them on Good Morning Britain, here's Britain's Got Talent's Ashleigh Butler showing off new performing partner Sully.

He'll be joining her in panto this Christmas after Pudsey died during the summer.

Sully knows he has big paws to fill - but Ashleigh, from Wellinghborough, is confident he's up to the job!

Dubliners The Script to play Thetford Forest for fourth time

Irish band The Script will perform at Thetford Forest next summer. Credit: PA Images

Irish three-piece The Script will return to Thetford Forest for the fourth time next summer - having been announced as the latest act in the annual concert series.

The Dublin band will perform as part of Forest Live, appearing at the Suffolk venue on June 7.

“We love performing as part of Forest Live. It will be our fourth trip to Thetford Forest. We hope you can join us to rock in this unique atmosphere."

– Danny O'Donoghue, The Script frontman.

The Script recently celebrated scoring their fourth UK number one album and have sold more than 29 million records since releasing their eponymous debut album in 2008.

Fans can look forward to hearing hits including The Man Who Can Be Moved, Hall of Fame, and Rain during the gig next summer.

The Script is the third act to be announced for Forest Live 2018. Gary Barlow's appearance on June 8 has already sold out while former Beautiful South stars Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will perform on June 9.


From Northamptonshire to script writing success in Hollywood

When Tom MacRae was at school in Northamptonshire he always knew he wanted to become a script writer. Decades later and he's living in Hollywood and celebrating writing his first West End musical.

Watch a report byITV News Anglia's Sarah Byrd.

Sam Smith tops the album charts

Cambridgeshire's Sam Smith has scored a second number one album with 'The Thrill Of It All'.

Sam Smith Credit: PA Wire

The album debuted at the top of the charts selling nearly 100,000 copies in the week following its release.

My heart is so full and happy with this news. Thank you to every single person who has got The Thrill Of It All - this is a dream come true for me, thank you.

– Sam Smith

Sam Smith's debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' was a number one hit in 2014.

That has also enjoyed a surge in the charts this week due to his second album's popularity, and is now at number 15 for its 114th week in the top 40.

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