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Shaw's Hertfordshire home marks Pygmalion centenary

One of stage and screen's best-loved leading ladies is turning 100 years old.

Eliza Doolittle was famously played by Audrey Hepburn in the 1964 musical film My Fair Lady but the character was created by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, for his play 'Pygmalion'.

They play was first performed in London in April 1914.

To mark the occasion actors will do readings of the script at Shaw's former home near Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire.

Shaw was born in Ireland, and moved to Hertfordshire in 1906. Before he died, aged 94, he passed his house to the National Trust.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson


Norfolk: Alan Partridge to return to our screens

Alan Partridge will return to our screens again in the near future.
Alan Partridge will return to our screens again in the near future. Credit: PA

A production company has confirmed that Alan Partridge will return to our screens again in the near future, with a sequel to the hit film 'Alpha Papa' given the go ahead.

Speaking to The Guardian, Henry Normal, the co-founder of the production company Baby Cow, said a follow-up to the first film is in the pipeline.

Mr Normal also said that there are plans for a spoof documentary series to be aired on Sky which will be set in Norfolk.

It will be based on the BBC show 'Coast'.

“We are planning a sequel (to Alpha Papa), yes, that will be great,” he said.

"We are also looking at doing more Mid Morning Matters and another Sky special, a little bit like Coast with Alan Partridge, except I don't think he goes out of Norfolk.

"I think it's things of interest in Norfolk, that's the general theme.

"We start writing now. I think we make it at the end of summer."

Former X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson confirmed as final Thetford Forest act

Rebecca Ferguson has been named as the final headline act. Credit: PA

Former X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson has been named as the final headline act for this summer's Thetford Forest live concerts.

The 27-year-old lost out to Essex star Matt Cardle on the hit show back in 2010.

Boyzone will also play this summer.
Boyzone will also play this summer. Credit: PA

Ferguson will take to the stage on June 12, and joins Suede, The Pogues, Boyzone, Katherine Jenkins and Deacon Blue in playing in the Forest this summer.

Tickets cost £36.30 and go on sale on Friday.

For more details, head to the Forestry Commission website


Charity to sell Ed Sheeran's clothes on eBay

Ed Sheeran Credit: PA Images

Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has chosen the charity Suffolk Family Carers as one of four charities to benefit from a clear-out of his wardrobe.

The donated clothes will raise money for the Claydon-based charity when they go up for auction online in early May.

Ed Sheeran's grey t-shirt Credit: Suffolk Family Carers
Ed Sheeran's green hoodie Credit: Suffolk Family Carers

Among the items up for grabs will be hoodies and t-shirts with Ed Sheeran’s distinctive paw-print logo on them.

Anna Haley, Fundraiser at Suffolk Family Carers said:

“We are so happy that Ed Sheeran wants to help our charity raise vital funds and this is the perfect way. We expect the online auction of his clothes in early May to cause quite a storm."

Rock the House: Get involved

There is less than a week to apply for Parliament's biggest competition and it's not a political one but a musical one.

Every summer a one off concert is held at the houses of parliament to showcase some of the nations undiscovered musical acts and our MPs want to hear nominations from the Anglia region.

Getting ready to 'Rock the House' Credit: ITV Anglia

If you want to get involved there are full details at

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