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Venue where Viola Beach were due to play 'devastated'

All four members of Viola Beach and their manager are thought to have died. Credit: Facebook

Viola Beach had been due to play at The Boileroom in Guildford, Surrey, on Saturday, before the car crash in Sweden.

The concert, headlined by artists Blossoms, was cancelled following the accident, which reportedly claimed the lives of all four band members and their manager.

The Boileroom said in a statement: "Last night upon receiving the news the opening band Viola Beach had been involved in an accident, the decision was made by the headline artists Blossoms to cancel the performance.

"We are saddened and devastated as details have come to light of this tragic accident. Our thoughts are with friends and family."


'Unexplained' death of care home resident investigated

Police are investigating the "unexplained" death of a resident whose body was found in the grounds of a care home in the early hours of Saturday.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out to establish the cause of the 75-year-old woman's death, at a residential home in Stickney, near Boston, Lincolnshire Police said.

Manchester City fans plan tribute to Viola Beach manager

Manchester City fans are planning to pay their respects to the manager of band Viola Beach after he was reportedly killed in a car crash in Sweden.

Their manager was named on social media by friends and the club as Craig Tarry, a Manchester City supporter.

Gemma Hepworth, who said she was previously in a relationship with Mr Tarry, called on City fans to hold a minute's applause for him in the fifth minute of their match against Tottenham on Sunday.

She wrote on Instagram: "I'm going to be at the match and I'll be clapping for you, my lovely."

Tributes paid to Viola Beach, feared dead in Sweden crash

Social media has been flooded with tributes to British band Viola Beach after the group and their manager were reportedly killed in a car crash in Sweden.

Radio One DJ Huw Stephens wrote on Twitter: "So sorry to hear the news about Viola Beach and their manager. The saddest news. Thinking of all their families at this awful time."

Band Model Aeroplanes tweeted: "We are devastated at the news of the tragic deaths of Viola Beach and their manager. It was an honour to spend time with you. RIP brothers."

Theresa Griffin, Labour MEP for the North West of England, former Strictly Come Dancing winner Abbey Clancy and actor Martin Kemp also paid tribute to the group.


Hammond: 'Lot of moving parts' in EU renegotiation deal

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Credit: BBC/Andrew Marr Show

The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said there are "still a lot of moving parts" in a renegotiation deal on Britain's membership of the European Union.

Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Mr Hammond said: "There are still a lot of moving parts in this discussion but it's already clear that we're going to get a clear statement that Britain is outside obligations of ever closer union."

Mr Hammond added that he was in no doubt "we'll run to the wire with some of these things only being able to be decided by the heads of state and government on Friday".

He also insisted that prior to the in/out referendum, the agreed package will have to be looked at “as a whole”.

“The point of having a referendum is that everybody will make up their own mind about whether the package, on balance taking the rough with the smooth, is in Britain’s interest or not”.

Putin and Obama discuss Syria conflict resolution

Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have failed to see eye to eye over the Syria conflict Credit: Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama discussed issues related to resolving the conflict in Syria on Sunday, the Kremlin has said.

During phone talks, both leaders agreed to intensify diplomatic and other cooperation to implement a ceasefire agreed at a global security conference in Munich, the Kremlin said in a statement,

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