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Records continue to fall at Godiva Festival

The Godiva Festival is breaking records Credit: ITV News Central

Coventry's Godiva Festival broke another attendance record last night, with 89,000 people attending the event yesterday alone. That beat the previous Saturday best of 80,000.

The country's biggest free festival had 20,000 on Friday, which was another record. They'll be hoping to break another one tonight, with Embrace headlining the main stage.


'Summer' is the season for Adlington's new arrival

Olympic Gold Medal winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington has revealed that she has named her new baby girl 'Summer'.

Rebecca and her husband Harry Needs named their daughter after their favourite time of year. Credit: PA

Rebecca, who is from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, and her husband Harry Needs welcomed their new arrival on the 8th of June.

She told Hello! Magazine: “It (labour) was the most painful thing I have ever done but also the most rewarding.

“Winning medals doesn’t really make a difference to real life but bringing a new child into the world is without a doubt our greatest achievement.”

Rebecca revealed that she managed most of her labour in a birthing pool, but had to get out when complications arose just before Summer was born.

Duran Duran demo recordings heard by public for first time

Music fans are being offered a rare opportunity to hear Birmingham pop legends Duran Duran as they have never heard them before.

Demo recordings of their early hits are being made available to public ears, for the first time.

Since the early 1980s, the records have been in the vaults at the recording studio where they were produced - but to celebrate the establishment's 35th anniversary, the tapes are being played once again - to a lucky few.

Andy Bevan was one of them. If you also want the chance to hear all the demo tapes in full, click here.


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Alton Towers: Air & Runaway Train 'to run tomorrow as usual'

Alton Towers has confirmed two of its popular rides - Air and Runaway Train - will be open and operational as usual tomorrow.

It comes after the Runaway Train opened late this morning, remaining closed until 11.55am, due to what a theme park spokeswoman said was a "late handover" from the technical services team, who handle all pre-opening checks.

Air was closed briefly while one of the trains was replaced Credit: PA

Air was closed for 16 minutes while staff took one of the trains off the ride and replaced it with another. The ride was also closed for two to three minutes at a time later in the day after a guest was taken ill, and to confiscate a camera from another visitor.

Spokeswoman Liz Greenwood told ITV News that any delays now being experienced were within the usual expected level.

It is natural that given the current circumstances, our guests are more focused on any minor delay or technical stoppage, but all of the rides undergo comprehensive pre-opening checks and any delays that we are experiencing now are within our expected level.

All issues will be dealt with according to our stringent processes and rides will reopen as appropriate.

The Mine Train didn’t close once it had opened and Air was closed for a maximum of 16minutes. Both rides will run tomorrow as usual.

– Liz Greenwood, Alton Towers spokeswoman

Cancelled Fleetwood Mac Birmingham show rescheduled

The band announced the show was postponed hours before it was due to take place. Credit: PA

Fleetwood Mac will now perform at the Genting Arena on the 7th of July after they had to cancel tonight's performance due to illness.

Those who had tickets for tonight's show will be able to attend the rescheduled performance or they can apply for a refund from their supplier.

The band announced the show was postponed hours before it was due to take place.

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