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Let your voice be heard - urges Ella Henderson

Ella at the Brit Awards Credit: Doug Peters/ Empics Entertainment

Grimsby singing sensation Ella Henderson is urging everyone's voices to be heard as loud and clear as her own.

In a national newspaper, she urges voters to register before the General Election. The 19-year-old, who will be voting for the first time herself, says she cannot wait to take part in the democratic process.

The former X Factor star was recently up against the likes of FKA Twigs, Jessie Ware, Lily Allen and Paloma Faith for solo British female.

She has received a gold record for sales of her smash-hit single "Ghost" and has recently released her new single "Mirror Man".

Emmerdale star honoured in Westminster ceremony

Emmerdale actor Bhasker Patel is celebrating after receiving an award at a ceremony at the House of Commons.

Mr Patel, who plays Rishi Sharma, was voted Actor of the Year by the magazine Asian Voice.

Describing himself as a 'jobbing actor', Mr Patel has infact appeared in more than 100 feature films, alongside the likes of Robin Williams and Harrison Ford.

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Jessie J to perform at open air theatre

Jessie J has announced she will perform at Scarborough Open Air theatre in July as well as Whitby in February.

She has sold over 3 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide to date. Credit: Jessie J

Tickets are £37 are will go on sale next weekend.

We’re delighted that Jessie J has agreed to come back to the Open Air Theatre for a second time; the lure of the Yorkshire Coast proving too hard for her to resist!

The setting is a massive wow factor, we get the most enthusiastic audiences and our team really knows how to look after our visiting stars; it’s a great recipe for success.

– Cllr David Chance, Scarborough council Cabinet Member for Tourism and Culture

Ed Sheeran wins Brits best album

Ed Sheeran has won the coveted best British Album award for X at the Brits tonight.

The Hebden Bridge singer, who also won best British solo artist, was presented by Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe.

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One Direction also won the best video award.

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's best talent on the red carpet at Brits

Halifax-born Ed Sheeran has been nominated for four Brit awards, which will be screened on ITV tonight. He's been nominated for Best Male Solo Artist and Best Album.

Ella Henderson from Lincolnshire has also been nominated for the Best Solo Female artist.

One Direction stars Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson could also bag an award in the Best Group category.

The awards will be hosted by Ant and Dec.

The Libertines to headline Leeds Fest

The Libertines have been announced as the third and final headliners of Leeds Festival.

The Libertines have been announced as the third and final headliners of Leeds Festival Credit: Press Association

The band join Metallica and Mumford and Sons as the main headliners.

The full line-up can be scene below:

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Martin Kemp's Calendar interview makes tv 'Gold'

It is more than 30 years since Spandau Ballet launched themselves on an unsuspecting world.

The band became a global phenomenon - selling more than 25 million albums worldwide - and attracting a legion of adoring fans. They are now back on the road and coming to Sheffield in a few days time.

Martin Kemp made a pit stop in Leeds to chat to Calendar's Gaynor Barnes and Jon Hill ahead of their gig.

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