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'The Imitation Game': Film based on the life of Alan Turing hits the big screen

A film based on the life of former Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing will be released in cinemas across the country today.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the 'The Imitation Game' as the brilliant mathematician who played a key role in cracking the Nazi's Enigma code during the second world war.

Keira Knightley also features in the movie.


Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran to feature in new Band Aid single

Ed Sheeran will feature in the new Band Aid single. Credit: PA

Suffolk's Ed Sheeran and Cambridgeshire singer Sam Smith will both feature in a new Band Aid single, Sir Bob Geldof has announced.

A fresh version of the hit 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' will be released to mark 30 years since the first Band Aid hit.

Sam Smith will also take part. Credit: PA

At a press conference today, Geldof called the project the "worst kept secret of the year."

All proceeds of the single will go towards fighting the Ebola outbreak, and the lyrics of the song will be changed to reflect this.

The likes of One Direction and Adele will also star on the track, which will be recorded on Saturday 15 November.


Long-running campaign reaps rewards as Southend Airshow return date is announced

The Southend Airshow in 2009. Credit: PA

A campaign to bring back the Southend Airshow has been a success, with a date set for the return of the event.

The last Airshow took place in 2012 and last year Southend Borough Council cancelled the event due to budget cuts and a lack of sponsorship.

Now, after an independent campaign to bring it back, it will now be called "The Southend Airshow and Military Festival".

It will take place on the weekend of 12th-13th September 2015.

"There is no doubt in my mind that Southend Airshow & Military Festival will be the highlight of Summer 2015.

The team has worked incredibly hard over the last year and a half to create a fully costed, workable and sustainable event that Southend can be proud of and put the town on the map.

We will have more announcements to come, but for now we hope the whole town is as excited as we are that the Airshow is back!"

– Thomas Curtis, Director of Media and Communications

Star Wars fan turns his home into shrine to cult film

The house is crammed full of Star Wars items Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Star Wars fan from Suffolk has turned his home into a shrine into the cult film.

44 year old Jason Buxton from Ixworth near Bury St Edmunds has been collecting the memorabilia for more than 25 years.

He says he now has tens of thousands of items scattered across his house and even his parents.

Jason Buxton is a huge Star Wars fan Credit: ITV News Anglia

Jason books family holidays around Star Wars events and even the family dog is called Chewy!

Thankfully his wife Maria and children Ajay and Lucas are Star Wars fanatics, too.

Some of the thousands of memorabilia Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Its a family kind of thing, the kids get involved, I get involved, there's something for everyone ....people who aren't even into it would be wowed by the conventions we go to"

– Maria Buxton, Jason's wife
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