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Full report: Folk legend returns to the stage - and singing - after 38 years

A remarkable story about a remarkable woman.

55 years ago Shirley Collins began a career as a folk singer, touring and recording more than 20 albums.

But when she suffered a broken heart she lost the ability to sing - and had to stop performing altogether.

Now at the age of 81, she's back and appearing at the Brighton Festival. Andy Dickenson reports.

Web Exclusive: Extended interview with Sussex folk star Shirley Collins

55 years ago Shirley Collins began a career as a folk singer, touring and recording more than 20 albums.

But when she suffered a broken heart she lost the ability to sing - and had to stop performing altogether.

To bring up her family, she worked in a charity shop and even a job centre. But now, at the age of 81, she's back and appearing at the Brighton Festival. Andy Dickenson went to meet her.

Here's her full interview in a web exclusive.

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Fred shows off his jumping skills!

Now our Fred is a man of many talents, but not many know his jumping skills would give Skippy the bush kanagaroo a run for his money.

Watch as he shares all he knows with a class of pre-schoolers from Hambledon taking part in Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk for Save the Children.

We are thrilled that the children at Hambledon Pre-School took part in their very own Muddy Puddle Walk! It’s fantastic to have the support of Fred Dinenage too. By jumping in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig and raising money for Save the Children – they will help the world’s most vulnerable children to have a brighter future.

– Vicky Fallon, Save the Children

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Children's parade kicks off Brighton Festival in style

It's become the biggest event of its kind in Europe. Thousands have taken to the streets of Brighton for this year's Children's Parade.

Eighty schools from the across the city have spent months working on their spectacular costumes and puppets.

The procession marks the start of the Brighton Festival, as Malcolm Shaw now reports.

FULL REPORT: We preview the 'biggest Brighton Festival yet'

It's that time again - when art, music and culture collide in the biggest spectacle of its kind in the country.

This year's Brighton Festival, along with the Fringe, Open Houses and Great Escape events, promises to be the biggest yet with more acts than ever.

And with musician and poet Kate Tempest at the helm, there's a heady mix of entertainment to catch in the weeks ahead.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to artist Kathy Hinde of 'For The Birds', sculptor Cathie Pilkington of 'Liferooms' and poet Tommy Sissons.

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