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Humperdinck and Bailey join forces for start of tour

Englebert Humperdinck will be joined by Sam Bailey for the start of his 50 Years With Englebert Tour in Birmingham this evening.

Sam Bailey will join Englebert Humperdinck for the start of his tour Credit: PA

The tour gets underway at Symphony Hall, with Bailey also joining Humperdinck for the second night in London tomorrow.

The 78-year-old legend is fulfilling a promise he made to her on The X Factor in 2013.

"I spoke to Sam before the finals of X Factor and I promised her then that we would one day share a stage," he said.

"I'm happy to be fulfilling that promise."

Englebert has worked alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones and Elvis but is full of praise for his fellow Leicester-born singing sensation.

"She's no novice, having topped both the UK album and singles chart, supported Beyoncé and blown us all away on X Factor," he added.

"But I like to think there's still plenty I can teach her after half a century doing this!"


Pubs warned not to show Cup final without a licence

Pubs and sports clubs in Birmingham are being reminded they need a license to show the FA Cup final between Aston Villa and Arsenal on Saturday.

Aston Villa take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday Credit: PA

Venues showing the game without a license could be fined up to £1,000.

Mark Whitehouse, TV Licensing spokesperson for the West Midlands, said: "There are lots of people who won't have been able to get tickets for Wembley, so we know the pubs and clubs will be packed with fans who can't make it to the game. To be fair to the honest majority who pay for their licence, we do take action against those who watch or screen games illegally.

"We're always keen to make sure that businesses have all the information they need to stay on the right side of the law and avoid risking a fine."

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Northamptonshire charity warns people could be left isolated after funding cut

The Northampton Door-To-Door service. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Northamptonshire charity says hundreds of elderly and disabled people in the county could be left isolated - because it's had its funding cut.

The Northampton Door-To-Door service's grant has been reduced by more than £20,000.

It means the buses will make five thousand fewer trips.

The Borough Council says a fund of over £500,000 is split between various organisations every year and is always oversubscribed.

It says it's working with the service to find other sources of funding.

"We get words like disastrous and awful and we don't know what to do, we can't work without you, we'll be prisoners in our own home, it's the sort of the typical quotes.

These people rely on us to get out."

– Keith Goodwin, Manager *angmoscg [A] asap-24" GMB Name Strap Keith Goodwin Manager, Northampton Door-To-Door Service


Clean up continues after house wall collapsed onto car

The crushed car in Richmond Hill last night Credit: ITV News Central

A clean up operation is underway after the wall of a house collapsed onto a car in Oldbury while a man was sat inside.

Work to make the house safe continued well into the night Credit: ITV News Central

Emergency crews were called to Richmond Hill shortly after 5 o'clock yesterday evening, where the side wall holding up the roof of the house had fallen onto the next door neighbour's car. He suffered a minor head injury.

Investigations into how the collapse happened are taking place.

Recycling centre queues causing problems in Raynesway

The site is so busy in Raynesway it's causing problems with traffic Credit: ITV News Central

People working in the Raynesway area of Derby are calling for something to be done about large queues at a nearby recycling centre.

Bosses at Raynesway Tile Warehouse say they've lost 40 thousand pounds in a year because customers are being put off. Derby City Council says it's aware of the congestion and has plans to change the layout of the site.

Rolls Royce say chemical spill was 'false alarm'

Rolls Royce signage outside on of their sites in Derby Credit: PA

Firefighters were called to the Rolls Royce plant in Derby this evening to attend reports of a chemical spill.

Staff were evacuated from the Raynesway site, but the company said the alarm was believed to have been caused by steam release during normal manufacturing processes. The firm said there's been no injuries or damage to facilities.

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