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Kate O'Mara - from Doctor Who to Marlene Dietrich

Actress Kate O'Mara, who has died aged 74, appeared on stage and screen in variety of roles - from Rani opposite Sylvester McCoy's Doctor Who to Marlene Dietrich.

Kate O'Mara (right) with Bonnie Langford and Sylvester McCoy  on the Doctor Who set.
Kate O'Mara (right) with Bonnie Langford and Sylvester McCoy on the Doctor Who set. Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Kate O'Mara appeared on The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special.
Kate O'Mara appeared on The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special. Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Kate O'Mara appeared as Marlene Dietrich in the play Lunch With Marlene.
Kate O'Mara appeared as Marlene Dietrich in the play Lunch With Marlene. Credit: Alma Robinson/Alma Robinson/EMPICS Entertainment

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Kate O'Mara's agent: 'A shining star has gone out'

Kate O'Mara's agent said "a shining star has gone out" as he announced she has died aged 74.

Phil Belfield said:

She was extraordinary, she had so much energy and vitality with a love for theatre and acting.

A shining star has gone out and Kate will be dearly missed by all who knew and have worked with her.

There will be a private funeral and a memorial service on a date to be confirmed later, Mr Belfield added.

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Dynasty and Triangle star Kate O'Mara dies aged 74

Former Dynasty star Kate O'Mara has died at the age of 74, her agent announced.

Actress Kate O'Mara in 1998. Credit: Michael Walter/PA Archive

The actress was best known for playing Alexis Colby's scheming sister Cassandra "Caress" Morrell in the US soap in the mid-1980s, along with roles in British series Doctor Who, Howards' Way and Triangle.

Her agent Phil Belfield said she died this morning in a Sussex nursing home after a short illness.

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Black Sabbath hope Hyde Park gig gets royal approval

Black Sabbath are topping the bill at an outdoor show in London's Hyde Park this summer - and they hope they will get royal approval.

The veteran rock group is the latest headline act to be announced for the British Summer Time festival, and will play the event's opening night on July 4.

Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath.
Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath. Credit: Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP

Osbourne reminisced that when he first went to London he was impoverished and "spent the advance I got for the first album on a new pair of shoes and some Brut aftershave".

"Returning almost 50 years on we are doing a bit better for ourselves, so I may even splash out on some new aftershave before taking to the stage at Hyde Park ... We are beyond honoured to be allowed to put on a show and hope that the royals will enjoy it," he added.

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Sam Bailey record signing in home-town of Leicester

Sam Bailey performing on the X Factor live tour Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Sam Bailey will be signing copies of her recently-released album at a record store in her home town of Leicester today.

The X Factor winner released her debut album on Monday. She recently announced she is pregnant with her third child, and has pushed her headline tour back until next January as a result.

Read more: Sam Bailey wows audience at Beyonce concert in Birmingham

Sam Bailey hoping for Mother's Day hit

Sam Bailey Credit: PA

According to this morning's Official Charts Company sales data, X Factor winner Sam Bailey could be number 1 in the album charts this weekend. Her album, "The Power of Love" looks likely to knock George Michael's "Symphonica" off top spot.

Today's sales update puts her almost 4000 copies ahead of the second best selling single, Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey’s "Going Back Home". If Sam maintains her lead, The Power Of Love will be the highest charting X Factor winners’ album since Alexandra Burke in October, 2009.

Delayed Tinie Tempah tour kicks off in Wolverhampton

Tinie Tempah kicks off UK tour in Wolverhampton tonight. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

As it is announced he will play Birmingham's Wireless Festival this summer, Tinie Tempah kick-starts his delayed UK tour in Wolverhampton tonight.

Due to issues with rehearsals, Tinie and his team delayed the start of the shows.

"I feel I haven't had enough time to prepare for the December Tour ... So myself and management have decided to postpone it until April so I have enough time to rehearse all the new songs and make this Tour even better than the last one."

Tinie will also play Nottingham Arena on 2nd April ahead of his appearance at Wireless Festival.

Robin Thicke and Tinie Tempah added to Wireless line-up

Robin Thicke and Tinie Tempah added to Wireless Festival lineup Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Robin Thicke and Tinie Tempah are the latest acts to be added to the lin-up for the Wireless Festival in Birmingham and London.

Labrinth, Naughty Boy and Sean Paul have also been added to the bill as part of the latest announcement this morning.

The event will take place on the weekend of the 4th July at Perry Park in Birmingham and a twin-site at London's Finsbury Park.

See all the other acts who are performing here.

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