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Culture Club cancel Nottingham date

Pop band Culture Club have been forced to cancel their date in Nottingham next month.

Singer Boy George is suffering from a serious throat condition Credit: John Rahim/EMPICS Entertainment

The group, who had due to play at the city's Capital FM Arena on 6 December, say they have been forced to take the decision because singer Boy George is suffering from a serious throat condition.

I’m devastated but I want to be able to perform to the best of my ability and the specialist has told me that right now that will be impossible. I will focus on getting better and see all my fans soon.

– Boy George


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Tributes paid to 'funny and lovely' Clarke

Stars who worked with Warren Clarke, the actor best known for his role in detective drama Dalziel And Pascoe, have paid tribute to him today following his death at the age of 67.

David Morrissey, who worked with Clarke on the drama Red Riding said: "So sad to hear about the death of Warren Clarke. He was a very special man, a great actor."

Watch Clarke in his role in the BBC's The Invisibles below:

And writer and broadcaster Tony Parsons said: "Warren Clarke was wonderful for 40 years - from Dalziel And Pascoe all the way back to Dim in Clockwork Orange."

Actor Will Mellor took to Twitter to pay his respects.

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Actor Warren Clarke dies aged 67

Credit: Andy Butterton/PA Archive

The actor Warren Clarke, best known on TV for his role in Dalziel And Pascoe, has died at the age of 67, his agent has announced.

Clarke appeared in films such as Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, is said to have died after what his agent has described as a "short illness."

Oldham-born Clarke was also known for his starring role in BBC series Down To Earth, about a family who leave the rat race to relocate to rural Devon.

His death was announced by the agency which handled his career, Independent Talent Group.

A statement issued on behalf of his agent said: "The actor Warren Clarke died peacefully in his sleep on November 12 2014, after a short illness.

"He will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones. At this time we ask that you respect their privacy in their time of grief."

In his early days as an actor, he had roles as two characters in Coronation Street in the late 1960s, before establishing his movie career as one of the thuggish droogs who enjoyed "ultraviolence" along with their ringleader Alex (played by Malcolm McDowell) in A Clockwork Orange.

Torvill and Dean cancel UK tour

Nottingham ice skaters Torvill and Dean have cancelled the UK tour of their new book due to unforeseen circumstances.

Torvill and Dean were due to hold Credit: ITV News Central

The couple were due to head out on tour later this month to answer questions about their lives at venues across the Midlands:

29th November, Warwick Arts Centre 5th December, Oakengates Theatre, Telford 7th December, Nottingham Playhouse 11th December, Birmingham Town Hall

"Due to unforeseen circumstances Torvill and Dean have had to cancel their upcoming Autumn tour, including the appearance due to take place at Town Hall on Thursday 11 December. A full refund will be available for all bookers from the point of sale."

– Birmingham Town Hall Statement

The advice is to contact the theatre for details about refunds.


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Band Aid 30 will be available next week

Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction. Credit: Kobby Dagan/ABACAUSA.COM

The new Band Aid 30 track will be recorded on 15th November and will be available on 17th. It will not be available on Spotify until January.

Sir Bob Geldof said that they have yet to discuss the VAT options with the government but are hopeful that they will reach a deal to ensure more money goes to the charity.

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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
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Band Aid 30 to start recording this weekend

Artists will start recording the updated Band Aid track this weekend Midge Ure has said:

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