Live updates

Licence to Trill: Sam Smith in line for Bond movie song?

Sam Smith in line to sing Spectre theme? Credit: PA

It has been reported that Sam Smith could be about to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Louis Armstrong, Shirley Bassey and Madonna.

The Cambridgeshire singier star is apparently in line to record the theme song for the new James Bond movie Spectre.

The movie stars Daniel Craig, Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz and Monica Bellucci.

The Sunday times says the 23 year old was commissioned directly by director Sam Mendes.

The cast of Spectre Credit: PA

£19,000 facelift for historic theatre in Essex seaside resort

The Princes Theatre in Clacton has been given a facelift costing £19,000. Credit: Tendring District Council

The Princes Theatre in Clacton has been given a facelift costing £19,000.

The venue, which is the Town Hall of the Essex resort, has had a new carpet, curtains, redecoration as well as improvements to the bar area in the Essex Hall.

The theatre, which is run by Tendring District Council, puts on a varied programme of shows and hosts a number of major events during the year. It is also hired out for weddings and conferences

“We want our audiences, our entertainers and all those who use the theatre to have the best possible experience and look forward to coming back.

“I think it is fair to say that parts of the theatre were looking a little tired and were in need of a modernisation programme.

“We have achieved a great deal on a relatively small budget – especially considering the size of the theatre - and I hope people will be impressed with what they find."

– Cllr Mick Skeels, Tendring District Council

In 2014 more than 36,000 customers came through the doors for shows.

Advertisement

Advertisement

'Kylie' to perform sell out show in Newmarket tonight

All 22,000 tickets for tonight's concert sold out in under 30 minutes Credit: PA

Kylie Minogue is kicking off the start of 'Newmarket Nights' tonight.

Her show sold out in under 30 minutes when tickets went on sale back in February with 22,000 people snapping up tickets to see the Australian singer.

She is the first to perform in a series of concerts planned at the town's racecourse over the summer.

Cromer's 'End of the Pier' show is only one left in Europe

The Cromer 'End of the Pier' show is the only one of its kind left in Europe Credit: The Cromer Pier Show

This year's 'End of the Pier' show at Cromer has been launched at a special preview event.

It's the only show of its kind left in Europe and runs from June to September.

There are more than 150 costumes involved in the show, more than 100kg of glitter and 220 metres of LED lights on the stage sets.

Load more updates