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A company which was planning to stage a 'zombie' paintball game at an abandoned Birmingham hospital has had to pull the plug on the event.
Stars from the Midlands bhangra music scene united in Birmingham for a film premiere that marks the 1984 anti-Sikh troubles in India.
Promoters are claiming Rod Stewart's concert in Stoke-on-Trent tonight will give the city an economic boost of around £2 million.
20,000 people have bought tickets to see the 69-year-old perform in the city for the first time since 1974.
Peter Taylor, concert director at Cuffe and Tatylor said:
“Businesses across a range of sectors will benefit from the influx of Rod fans to the city.
“Hoteliers, pubs and restaurants as well as shops will be among those feeling the benefit.
"We’re already hearing that business is looking good across the city on Saturday.
“As this is just one of a handful of UK dates, people are flocking to the Potteries from all over the country and beyond to catch a glimpse of their musical hero."
Rik Mayall’s 2010 single Noble England could finish this week in the Top 5 Official Singles Chart.
A fan-led drive to get the comedian's 2010 World Cup song to number one started after he died unexpectedly on Monday.
The song did not make the chart the first time around but after a social media campaign it entered the midweek chart at number 38. It has now broken into the Top 10 and is at number 8, based on sales up to midnight last night.
As sales for Rik Mayall's 2010 World Cup song have been sent rocketing after his death, Martin Talbot, Chief Executive for the Official Charts Company, said:
Rik Mayall's death this week was a shock to a whole generation of comedy fans - and their reaction in pushing his 2010 single is a reflection of how much he was loved. In turn, his new hit also underlines how the Official Singles Chart remains a modern-day barometer of public opinion.
A post-mortem examination into the death of comedian Rik Mayall has proven inconclusive and more tests will have to be carried out to determine the cause of death, West London Coroner's Court has said.
An online campaign could see Rik Mayall top the charts less than a week after his death after it sent sales of his failed football anthem rocketing.
Noble England - recorded for the 2010 World Cup - jumped 27 places overnight and is now just outside the top 10 at No. 11, according to data from the Official Charts Company.
The music video for the track has reached over 514,000 views on YouTube so far despite never reaching the charts the first time around.
Rik Mayall's character in The Young Ones was a Cliff Richard-obsessed sociology student and this evening the veteran pop star paid tribute to the comedian, who died today aged 56.
Sir Cliff said: "I became a fan of his when he was in The Young Ones show and was always thrilled when he used my name during his series.
"I am so sad at his parting."
In 1986 the singer recorded a charity version of his hit single Living Doll with the Young Ones cast for Comic Relief.
A post-mortem to establish how legendary comic and actor Rik Mayall died is expected to be carried out tomorrow, a spokesman for West London Coroners Court has said.
The Young Ones and Bottom star died aged 56 at his London home earlier this week.
Once cause of death is established an inquest may be scheduled at a later date, the spokesman added.
X Factor winner, James Arthur, and Kiesza are among the latest names announced to be performing at this year's V Festival, which takes place at Weston Park in Staffordshire.
It takes place on the weekend of the 16th and 17th August. Organisers have also released the stage splits for the festival today.
Acts announced in the line-up today are:
- James Arthur
- Neon Trees
- Fuse ODG
- Neon Jungle
- James Bay
They will join acts already announced, including Justin Timberlake, The Killers and Bastille.