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Michael Ball and Alfie Boe: 'We wanted to do a tribute to Wham!'

"It was this or Nando's. So we thought we'd do this." Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, two of the nation's favourite singers, have joined forces for a new album, packed with Broadway hits and songs from the big screen. Friends since they...

BBC, today, 03:10
Syd Barrett: Cambridge honours its 'Crazy Diamond'

Syd Barrett: Cambridge honours its 'Crazy Diamond'

An artwork commemorating Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett is being unveiled in his home city of Cambridge following years of campaigning by fans for a permanent memorial. Why has it taken so long for the city to fully honour its "Crazy...

BBC, today, 03:10
Chris Evans and Nick Grimshaw both lose listeners

Chris Evans and Nick Grimshaw both lose listeners

Chris Evans and Nick Grimshaw both lost listeners over the last three months, according to the latest industry figures from Rajar. Evans's breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 dropped by 414,000 listeners compared with the previous quarter to 9.06 million. But

BBC, today, 01:44

Labour: Failed fraud-busters must pay victims

MPs call for probe into ‘ridiculous’ tax firm Concentrix as full level of incompetence is revealed FAMILIES were denied benefits by a failed fraud-busting firm on the basis of ludicrous claims such as being in relationships with their kids and even with

Morning Star, today, 00:10

Fun family activities at Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is the place to be for outdoor activities this week. Every day until Sunday, October 30 children can discover all that’s amazing about the estate at this time of year with an autumn explorer map. There is also the chance

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 18:48

Delays to train services in Northumberland

There are delays to national and local rail services in Northumberland this morning after a signalling problem in the Morpeth area. It was caused by a cable theft in the early hours of the morning and the incident was reported at 5.52am. The disruption i

Northumberland Gazette, yesterday, 18:25

Postcard firm which captured glory era of Scottish tourism

At the height of the summer season, it produced more than one million picture postcards a week with writing a little message home becoming as much a part of the holiday tradition as day on the beach, or a ‘99 ice cream with a view. J Valentine of Dundee

Scotsman, yesterday, 18:16

Major plans at key site in town

New homes and a supermarket are among the developments being proposed on the current County Hall, former fire station and Merley Croft sites in Morpeth. Residents will be able to see the plans for the area in Loansdean, which also include smaller retail

Northumberland Gazette, yesterday, 17:07

Blind Harrogate artist Holly shines in debut exhibition

Most people would be unable to tell inspirational Harrogate artist Holly Holder is blind - and certainly not if they actually saw her work. The public will get their first chance to see her work in this remarkable woman’s debut solo exhibition which star

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 16:58

Art exhibition inspired by Putin Rides meme opens in Dundee

An art project inspired by internet memes has opened in Dundee, with the aim of exploring their political usage in the modern era. The exhibition, titled “PILproject 2.0: Russia. Be blinded by an inner light”, opens at the Centrespace Gallery this week a

Scotsman, yesterday, 16:33

Northumberland social worker in the running to win award

A social worker who covers north Northumberland has been shortlisted for a major award. Kate Elsdon is in the running to be named Mental Health Social Worker of the Year, as part of the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2016. She works for Northumbria Hea

Northumberland Gazette, yesterday, 16:32

The unfair secrets behind celebrity fitness DVDs

It’s two months until Christmas, and the reality TV stars of Britain are beginning to crawl out of the woodwork to sell their fitness DVDs. The peddling of various miracle workouts has already begun in earnest and former stars of The Only Way is Essex or

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 16:17

Column – Transport Talk with Don Mackenzie

Following publication of Transport Talk and media releases from North Yorkshire County Council, many comments have been received from members of the public. Here is a summary of the points raised, and my responses. The main theme of comments in support o

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 16:17

Rock Up and Sing! choir set to perform gigs in Budapest

More than 120 amateur singers from Harrogate will perform two concerts at one of Europe’s leading cultural cities this half term. Members of Rock Up and Sing! will spend four days in Budapest, performing at the Godollo Royal Palace and the MoM Cultural C

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 16:17

Halloween highlights in the Harrogate District

If you’re planning a spooky night out with your family and friends for Halloween, here are some of the events taking place throughout the Harrogate District over the next few days. Thursday Spooky fun at Stockeld Park, with a wide range of activities run

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 16:17

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