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New Band Aid single will raise money for Ebola crisis

Stars of today are joining together to record a new version of the classic Band Aid song 'Do They Know It's Christmas' to raise funds for the Ebola crisis.

Sir Bob Geldof, along with current chart singers, will start recording the updated Band Aid track this weekend.

ITV News correspondent Neil Connery reports:


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Adele and One Direction amongst artists to be involved with Band Aid 30

Adele will be involved with Band Aid 30. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure have confirmed some of the artists that will be involved in the Band Aid 30 track.

  • Adele
  • Bastille
  • Bono
  • Chris Martin
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Emeli Sande
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Ollie Murs
  • Sam Smith
  • One Direction

Celebrating Hyde Park Picture House's history

Today marks 100 years since one of the region's oldest cinemas opened its doors for the first time. The Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds screened its first film just a few months after the outbreak of the First World War. Since then it's shown tens of thousands of films, faced the threat of closure, but it's defied the doubters and the changing fashions to keep a traditional silver screen in the heart of the city.

Leeds cinema celebrates 100th birthday

It is 100 years to the day since the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds opened its doors to the public.

One of the oldest working cinemas in the country there will be a special centenary screening this evening of films, and newsreels from 1914 with staff dressed in formal attire from the time .


Plans to create new public square in Hull

A multi-million pound project to transform one of Hull's most iconic buildings will be unveiled later today.

A new large open square is to be created outside the medieval Holy Trinity Church as part of the city centre's revamp for the City of Culture year.

It is planned to level the uneven gravestones outside the main door, remove some walls to join the area with the existing space around the nearby statue.

Funeral for Alvin Stardust

The funeral of glam rock entertainer Alvin Stardust, who grew up in Mansfield, takes place later.

Alvin Stardust died aged 72 Credit: PA Pictures

The service will be held in St Thomas's Church, where he married his wife, and will be followed by a cremation at Swansea Crematorium.

Emmerdale star's "dark side" revealed at Leeds Film Festival

Soap fans know Dominic Brunt as loveable vet Paddy Kirk - but the actor has a dark side, apparently...

The Emmerdale star previously appeared on Calendar to tell viewers he had directed his very own crime thriller, 'The Taking'.

Now, the film is going to open the 28th Leeds Film Festival tomorrow night.

Dominic appeared on Calendar tonight along with his two leading ladies, his wife Joanne Mitchell and Irish actress Victoria Smurfit:

Jack out of X Factor but gets lots of local support

Jack Walton has become the latest X Factor contestant to leave the competition.

The 18-year-old from Castleford received the fewest number of public votes after he sang Leona Lewis's hit Bleeding Love.

He said: "I don't know where to start. It has been amazing, a world away from what I'm used to. I've just loved it."

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