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20th V Festival gets underway in Chelmsford

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.


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Young dancers limber up for a life changing opportunity

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.


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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