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April 20, 2018 9:14 PM Avicii dead: DJ looks happy in final pictures just three days before his death aged 28

AVICII, world-famous Swedish DJ, died at the age of 28 earlier today. In the final pictures before his death, the Wake Me Up hitmaker looked happy during his stay in Oman, where he was later found dead. One shot showed the EDM star posing with a blonde fan, who also shared the snap with her own 279 followers. “Managed to get a photo with @avicii last night 5

April 20, 2018 6:29 PM Avicii dead: Calvin Harris leads tributes after DJ dies aged 28 'Way too young'

Celebrities we've had to say goodbye to in 2018. “Avicii contributed incredible art to this world,” said American singer Sabrina Carpenter. “Devastated to hear about this.” Former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star and musician Jack Maynard said: “Horrible to hear about Avicii, only 28 years old.” Love, Simon actor Sean O’Donnell also said: “Super 6

April 20, 2018 2:49 PM Poll opens to name the first polar bear born in the UK in 25 years

Views are polarised on what to call the new addition, with Artor, Hamish, MacKinnon and Poulsen on the shortlist. The four-month-old cub was born in December at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland. The park has told supporters: "Now that we know the polar bear cub is a boy, we need your help to pick a name." Views are polarised on what to name the park's 5

April 20, 2018 11:00 AM Fall tribute band, The Faux, at the Railway

A BAND who claim to be "the only Fall tribute band in the world" will be playing at the Railway Hotel this Saturday, April 21, "celebrating the life and work of Mark E Smith". Entry is free to see The Faux, who are based in Southend, but donations will be collected to be given direct to the late front man's family to use as they see fit. Mark E. Smith 5

April 20, 2018 12:57 AM Berlin set for mass evacuation as WW2 bomb is defused

A large-scale evacuation is to take place in Berlin on Friday morning to allow experts to defuse a World War Two bomb. Buildings will be cleared from 09:00 (07:00 GMT) in an 800m (2,625ft) radius from the construction site where the bomb was discovered. The zone includes government ministries, a hospital and the city's central railway station 7

April 19, 2018 3:12 PM Panicked fans contacted record label after promotional pranks for The Shires

Country duo The Shires were left feeling a little guilty after a marketing ploy panicked fans. Ahead of the release of their third album, the band played a series of tricks – including pretending to leak their album artwork and airing distorted TV adverts. The pranks led to some fans contacting record label Decca in an effort to alert them. Ben Earle 4

April 19, 2018 12:52 PM New support for Andy’s wheelchair race dream

FREEMASONS are supporting a disabled wheelchair racer to help him achieve his dream of winning more medals for Britain. Andy Bracey, 42, who lives in Southend, is already proving to be a medal winner for his wheelchair racing having earned two silver and two bronze medals at the Invictus Games in Orlando in the United States in 2016. His performance 3

April 19, 2018 7:29 AM How are you pretending not to be middle-aged?

By all means keep going on mad drinking sprees, but realise you’ll have to lie about the effects. So when you say “Actually I was pretty OK the next day” what you really mean is “I couldn’t leave the house on Saturday due to the vomiting and alcohol paranoia giving me a morbid fear of the outside world”. This involves finding interests that seem young 5

April 18, 2018 8:32 PM TV presenter Dale Winton has died aged 62, agent confirms

Winton, who was best known for hosting ITV game show Supermarket Sweep, died at his home on Wednesday. The presenter was best known for hosting ITV game show Supermarket Sweep from 1993 to 2000. He also presented the National Lottery game show In It To Win It and BBC series Hole In The Wall. Winton's long-term agent Jan Kennedy confirmed the star had died at his home on Wednesday 7

April 17, 2018 5:35 PM Nasa shares a mesmerising image of the Aurora Borealis at sunrise from the International Space Station

An astronaut living on the International Space Station (ISS) has posted a mesmerising image of auroras around Earth. The beautiful image shows the eerie green hues of the aurora as the sun rises over the southern hemisphere of our planet. After some minor photo-enhancement from the space agency, the image - which was initially posted on Instagram - was re-posted 5