Scene from Grimsby Chums

'Grimsby Chums' film premieres in town

A film about the Grimsby Chums has had its premiere.They were first World World soldiers who volunteered to fight on the Western Front.

1D star makes Doncaster debut

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson made his professional football debut for Doncaster last night, delighting 5,000 fans with his cameo.

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Settle songsmith nominated for top award

John Newman is in the running for a prestigious songwriting award for his debut single Love Me Again.

John Newman nominated for songwriting award
John Newman nominated for songwriting award Credit: Press Association

The Settle-born singer is up against critical favourites London Grammar and indie rockers Palma Violets for the best song musically and lyrically at this year's Ivor Novello awards, with the bands nominated for their tracks Strong and Best of Friends respectively.

The annual awards, presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), are highly prized because they are voted for by songwriters and composers.

BASCA Chairman Simon Darlow said:

"The Ivors nominations clearly reflect the health of British songwriting and composing, highlighting the wealth of creative talent the UK possesses. BASCA is delighted that The Ivors continue to be the award songwriters and composers want to win, and I congratulate everyone represented here today."

Watch: When Calendar met John Newman

Lyceum Theatre gets £500,000 council boost

Sheffield Council is to give £500,000 towards a multi-million pounds revamp of the city's Lyceum Theatre.

Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre
Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre

The council has given formal approval for the grant to Sheffield Theatres, which wants to install new equipment and seating to help boost audience numbers.

Earlier this year the Arts Council agreed to give £1 million towards the work which is due to start this summer.


School Principal masterminds plan to get on stage with Gary Barlow

A school principal from Derbyshire has managed to fulfil a lifelong dream to meet Gary Barlow.

Angela O'Brien who is principal at Wyndham Primary Academy in Alvaston masterminded a plan to appear on stage with Gary Barlow at his show is Sheffield.

She made a banner, booked two front row seats and even tweeted Gary Barlow in advance with #anythingispossible.

The idea was to show her pupils that you can achieve your dreams.


Kaiser Chiefs to play Leeds arena

Leeds band the Kaiser Chiefs has announced they are playing to the city's First Direct arena next February. This is one of only two UK arena dates the band will play in the UK in 2015.

Kaiser Chiefs Credit: SMG Europe

Bassist Simon Rix said, "It's a great time for the Leeds music scene, there's a lot going on right now. We're so happy to be able to play the new Arena again, nothing can match the support we get from the Yorkshire crowds".

Tickets for the Saturday 14 February show go on sale this Friday.

Kimberley Walsh: "Only natural to get involved and help celebrate the county I love"

Bradford singer Kimberley Walsh has been reacting to the news that she is to feature in a special song to mark Yorkshire's Grand Départ in July.

"The Grand Départ coming to Yorkshire for the first time ever is an historic moment and whether you love cycling or not, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To work with Alistair on the official anthem for the Grand Départ is exciting – it’s an emotional, rousing track that people can sing along to."

– Kimberley Walsh

Dancing on Ice lands in Sheffield

Dancing on Ice is now on tour in our region and features not only Torvill and Dean but also your favourite celebrities contestants including Bradford's Gareth Gates and former Emmerdale actress Hayley Tamerdon.

The tour is in Sheffield tonight, before heading to the Leeds Arena for the last ever show later this month. Daniel Harris has been at the Sheffield Motorpoint for us:

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