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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:

"He scares the hell out of most people and all bats": Ozzie honoured at MTV Europe Music Awards

Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Ozzy Osbourne was named a "Global Icon" at the MTV Europe Music Awards last night in Glasgow.

The Black Sabbath singer from Birmingham received the award from guitarist Slash at the 21st ceremony in Glasgow. His wife Sharon said she was "so proud" of her husband.

Slash told the audience:

"For four decades the Prince of Darkness has rocked anyone who dared to listen. This is a guy who does not know how to do ordinary. He scares the hell out of most people and all bats. But to me is a gentle man and a gentleman."

– Slash

Boy band One Direction, whose member Liam Payne comes from Wolverhampton, topped the award list with three trophies for Best Pop Act, Best Live Show and "Biggest Fans".


VIDEO: Sam Bailey on her year since winning X-Factor

It is almost a year since Sam Bailey was named X-Factor champion last December.

Now, the prison officer from Leicester has put her experiences - which include giving birth to her daughter Miley just eight weeks ago - into a new book, called Daring to Dream.

Alison Mackenzie caught up with her... and began by asking her whether husband Craig has learned anything new from the book!

Funeral of Alvin Stardust to take place in Swansea

The funeral of Mansfield singer Alvin Stardust will be held in Swansea today.

Alvin Stardust will be given his send off in Swansea today Credit: PA

The 72-year-old, who is best remembered for his hit song 'My Coo-Ca-Choo', lost his battle to prostate cancer on 23 October.

His funeral will be held at St Thomas Church, where he married his third wife Julie Paton.

More: Singer and actor Alvin Stardust dies


McBusted announce their 2015 tour date for Nottingham

McBusted have announced that they will be touring again next year with a date at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham next April.

McBusted's original 11-date tour for 2014 sold out within an hour Credit: National Ice Center

The news comes after the success of the band's 2014 tour which saw them perform to a total of 350,000 people across 35 arenas, due to high demand.

Tickets for their 2015 tour will go on sale from this Friday. The date to look out for is 18 April 2015, when the group will be performing in Nottingham.

Sam & Mark become fathers within days of each other!

Children's TV presenters Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Images

TV hosts and close friends Sam and Mark have proved they are really in sync, after becoming first-time fathers within only nine days of each other.

The duo, who host Sam And Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up, have been friends for eleven years and enjoyed a chart career, after meeting on ITV's Pop Idol.

Mark and his wife welcomed baby Scarlett into the world, whilst Sam and his wife Anna are proud parents of daughter Meridon.

They will definitely be close and grow up together.

Someone pointed out to us that the babies' initials are also S and M, which is another coincidence!

– Mark

I can't believe our babies were born nine days apart. I'll be Uncle Mark to Meridon and Sam will be uncle to Scarlett.

– Sam

Can you solve a Rubix cube as quickly as this lot?

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rubix cube, competitors have gathered at the University of Leicester to see who can solve it the fastest!

More than a hundred competitors from 13 different countries took part to show off their unique approach!

The Rubix cube was a classic 80's favourite among children and adults! Credit: ITV News Central
Some looked at ease whilst matching the multi-coloured squares. Credit: ITV News Central
If your hands get tired, you can always use your feet! Credit: ITV News Central

Global Gathering cancels 2015 festival

Organisers of the Warwickshire dance festival Global Gathering say it will not be on next year.

Global Gathering festival will be on a 'break' in 2015 Credit: PA

The event, which has been running for 13 years at Long Marston Airfield near Stratford, will take a break in 2015.

Festival bosses say that they will spend the time revising the event to guarantee that it keeps it's place at 'the heart' of the dance music market.

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