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Lindsay Lohan says no to Kettering Christmas lights in video message

Actress Lindsay Lohan has tweeted a video message to the people of Kettering letting them know she's unable to turn on the town's Christmas lights.

Logan originally agreed to travel to the Northamptonshire town after implying nobody heard of it.

The town's Conservative MP Philip Hollobone then invited Lohan "to switch on the Christmas lights ... thus redeeming her political reputation and raising money for good causes".

But due to her busy schedule, she has now declined the offer and has been replaced by former Eastenders actress Cheryl Fergison.

Hey everyone in Kettering. I really wanted to make it there to light the tree, but with my busy schedule I wasn't able to. I appreciate the offer.

Happy Holidays!

– Lindsay Lohan


Dippy the Dinosaur's Jurassic tour

Dippy the Diplodocus is off to Norwich Credit: PA Images

One of the most famous dinosaurs in the world is on the march to Norwich.

Dippy the Diplodocus is seen by millions of people every year in the central hall of the Natural History Museum in London.

The 70ft plaster-cast sauropod replica has been on display there since 1979 but sets off next year on a national tour to seven towns and cities ending up at Norwich Cathedral in 2020.

We wanted Dippy to visit unusual locations so he can draw in people that may not traditionally visit a museum. Making iconic items accessible to as many people as possible is at the heart of what museums give to the nation, so we have ensured that Dippy will still be free to view at all tour venues.

– Sir Michael Dixon, Natural History Museum

Dippy will spend at least four to six months at each location because he will have to be taken apart and reconstructed at every stop on the tour. A total of 1.5 million people are expected to see him.

The replica dinosaur was cast from original fossil bones discovered in the US in 1898.

Jurassic tour: 1.5 million people will be getting close up to Dippy on his tour of the country. Credit: PA Images

Games firm joins Inbetweeners and Catastrophe stars in campaign

A Colchester games designer has joined Inbetweeeners star Simon Bird and comedian and writer Sharon Horgan to launch a new marketing campaign for the creative industries in England.

Steven Huckle, who founded Shark Infested Custard, is helping Creative England, launches its first ever marketing campaign to promote the importance of film and TV, games and technology companies to the economy.

You can find out more here.


Second date added at Carrow Road for Take That tour

Take That during their European Tour in 2015 Credit: PA Images

Good news for Take That fans in our region, a second date's been added at Carrow Road in Norwich for their Wonderland tour.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 4th November at 9.30am for their performance on Thursday 15th of June.

The band will now perform two nights back to back in Norwich, with tickets for the 16th of June going on sale a week ago.

More than 30,000 people will fill the stadium each night with the 90s group All Saints as the support act.

Black Watch go to the dark side for Halloween warning video

Cambridgeshire Fire Service wins this year's award for "most memorable Halloween warning video" - with this take on Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Black Watch donned some blood-stained uniforms and zombie masks to urge people not to buy cheap fancy dress costumes that could easily ignite.

They also offer a few more handy hints - and some impressive dance moves.

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