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One of the world's oldest museums is under threat

A campaign has been launched to save Wisbech museum in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A campaign has been launched to save a Fenland town's museum which is also one of the oldest purpose-built libraries in the world

Funding for Wisbech's museum has been cut despite housing a treasure trove of items ranging from Napoleon's breakfast set to the original manuscript of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

It is a treasure trove of fascinating artefacts that is testament to the Victorian desire to make knowledge accessible to all. The museum was built in 1847 and still contains its original mahogany display cases full of beautiful objects.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

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The mini sculptures made from waste found on the street

David Kefford putting some of his pocket sculptures on display in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An artist from Cambridge has put on an exhibition of miniature sculptures made entirely from objects he found on the city's streets.

Twenty of David Kefford's 'Pocket Sculptures' have gone on display at Cambridge University's Alison Richard Building.

Artist David Kefford says he likes the ambiguity in the sculptures. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"They're kind of humorous, quite playful and colourful and I like to bring that to them.

"I quite like the ambiguity of them, that people can see all sorts of characters or personalities in them.

"I would like them to have some kind of human feel to them but it's open to your own interpretation as to what they actually are."

– DAVID KEFFORD, Artist

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Victoria Mayo

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Four men in an Essex pub come up with spoof version of Hollywood blockbuster Ant-Man

A group of friends from Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex have made a spoof film about comic-book superhero Ant-Man.

Marvel Entertainment are releasing their big budget film of the same name but four men in a pub came up with their own alternative.

The amateur video 'The Search for Ant-Man' has become an internet phenomenon.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

£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.

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