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Newly knighted Sir Rod Stewart plays Hull's KC Stadium

Rod Stewart was knighted in the Queen's birthday honours Credit: PA

The newly knighted Sir Rod Stewart plays the KC Stadium in Hull tonight –and he will be back in the region in November when he plays Sheffield Arena for the 10th time.

Sir Rod was the third act to play the Sheffield venue back in June 1991 following it’s opening.

His latest tour – ‘From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits 2016’ – includes his biggest hits from 1970 to 2016.

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Tickets for Hull's aerial spectacular

Ten thousand free tickets for an aerial spectacular in Hull will be made available from 10am.

A scene from Place des Anges at Piccadilly Circus Credit: Youtube

Place des Anges, created by acclaimed French company Gratte Ciel and presented by Hull 2017, is set to transform the night sky over Queens Gardens on July 2nd.

Beginning at 9:45pm, white clad 'angels' will appear high on rooftops around Hull College and Queens Gardens, before taking to the air. As the event ends, thousands of white feathers will be released.

“Place des Anges is a thrilling experience that takes your breath away. In a summer packed full of fabulous events and activities, highlighting Hull’s position as a great city for culture, this is one that definitely should not be missed. As we prepare for 2017, it’s a stunning finale to the Yorkshire Festival and an exciting start to the Amy Johnson Festival. I urge everybody to make sure they get their hands on some tickets.”

– Martin Green, CEO, Hull 2017,

Click here for tickets.

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Taking the plunge to tell Edwardian love story

Lovers Maggie and Charles

Opera singers and contemporary dancers are putting on a show with a difference at Bramley baths. They'll be performing both in and out of the water, telling the tale of an Edwardian love story .... in the the last surviving Edwardian bath house in Leeds.

"Dear Maggie: an Edwardian Love Story in Postcards" follows the romance of Maggie and Charles, a couple who met in the early 1900s at a swimming gala, and told through the pairs' modern-day granddaughter after the discovery of heart-warming postcards written by the couple.

Devised by students from Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, its also features students from Leeds College of Music and guests are asked to bring their swimming costumes and plunge in with the cast after the show tonight.

Cast of "Dear Maggie"

Strongmen warm up for European title .... by lifting cars

Competitors from all across Europe will gather in Leeds next month to fight it out to see who can claim the title of Europe's Strongest Man.

Contenders for the prestigious title will undertake a range of challenges, in front of their biggest ever live audience. Today, as a gentle warm up, British contestants were limbering up - how else - but by lifting cars as Claire Ashforth reports.

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