X Factor contestant and Colchester boy Stevi Ritchie has been talking frankly to ITV News Anglia about this weekend's upcoming live show.
He has been telling Elodie Harper he still has to pinch himself to make sure it is all real.
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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.
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.
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.
ITV News Anglia's Lauren Hall has a few tips on staying safe on firework night.
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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!"
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 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.
"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"