A Birmingham man who conned concert goers out of thousands of pounds to fund an expensive cocaine habit has been jailed for two years.Read the full story ›
Organisers of the Warwickshire dance festival Global Gathering say it will not be on next year.
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.
Hundreds of people turned out to Rotunda Square by the Bullring in Birmingham city centre yesterday as pop singer Passenger performed an impromptu set.
It was the latest of his shows he is performing across the country to raise the profile of the Big Issue magazine and its vendors.
The singer, said: “The Big Issue is a wonderful thing, it helps so many people in different ways."
“I don’t need to play on the street with my guitar case out to try and live any more, so it’s the least I can do to try and help Big Issue vendors across the country.”
Harry Styles and Liam Payne took time out from their world tour to visit the 600-year-old Inca site in Peru.Read the full story ›
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.
A young Palestinian has never forgotten the generosity of the people of Staffordshire who helped to launch his career as a classical pianist. When he was just 11-years-old they clubbed together £10,000 to buy him a grand piano so he could develop his talents.
Tomorrow, to say thank you, Bishara Haroni, is playing a special concert. And he'll be meeting some of the people who had faith that one day he'd do well.
Cathedrals and choristers go hand in hand in England - the lone voice of a young choirboy perhaps one of the most beautiful musical sounds. But as youngsters grow and voices change, it's a constant effort to keep choirs' numbers up.
At Derby Cathedral the hunt is on for new members - Hannah Stokes went to see what it takes.
The teen musician, Elyar Fox, has been mobbed on a visit to Birmingham today.
He was in the city to meet fans.
Singer Astro has announced this afternoon that he has left UB40.
Astro, whose real name is Terence Wilson, was one of the founding members of the group and is the third to leave following lead singer Ali Campbell and keyboard player Micky Virtue. He described the feeling of the band after Ali and Micky left as, "like a rudderless ship".
The band had great success in the 80s and 90s but have recently faced financial difficulties.
In a statement Astro said, "After a well-documented turbulent few years I feel that it is time to draw a line in the sand and move on."