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Ozzy Osborne confirms new Black Sabbath album and final tour

Ozzy Osborne has confirmed that a new album and tour has been agreed for Black Sabbath.

It had been thought the band's last album, 13, released last year and tour might have been their last. The album broke the record for most years between number ones, coming 43 years after their last.

Black Sabbath arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in January. Credit: Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

But speaking to Metal Hammer, Osborne said:

The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great... It was a lot of fun. So we're going to do one more album, and a final tour.

– Ozzy Osborne

Although no timescale has yet been set the singer said: "It'll be sooner rather than later."

Lynda Bellingham 'in a good place' after chemo decision

Lynda Bellingham said today she was in "a good place" after making public her decision to end her treatment for cancer within a few weeks.

The former actress and presenter, has been battling colon cancer cancer for the past year. Her cancer has spread to the lungs and liver, despite undergoing a gruelling schedule of chemotherapy.

Lynda Bellingham said she was in a Credit: Press Association

In a message to her old colleagues on ITV's Loose Women today she thanked the public and her friends for their support.

You have no idea how much it means to me. But please understand I am in a good place. It is essential to feel you have some control of your life.

– Lynda Bellingham

Bellingham said she plans to stop treatment in November, as she would like to see one last Christmas. She continued:

Grasp it all, don't be afraid, enjoy the bits you can and tell your family you love them while you have the chance. Again thank you for all the years of support you have given me. You are the Loose Women and we are the best.

– Lynda Bellingham

Dave Lee Travis suspended sentence to be reviewed

The Attorney General's Office will review the sentence given to Dave Lee Travis. Credit: PA

The three-month suspended sentence given to former BBC Radio 1 presenter Dave Lee Travis is to be reviewed by the attorney general's office.

The 69-year-old was sentenced on Friday after being found guilty of indecent assault for what was described as a "unprovoked and terrifying assault" on a TV researcher. A spokesperson for the Attorney General said:

I can confirm that the sentence handed to David Griffin (Dave Lee Travis) has been referred to the Attorney General's Office under the unduly lenient sentence scheme.

– Attorney General Spokesperson

Corrie actress Anne Kirkbride to take extended break

Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride, who plays Deirdre Barlow, is taking a two-month break from the soap.

Anne Kirkbride has been granted extensive leave from the show. Credit: PA Wire

A spokesperson for the soap confirmed Kirkbride's leave saying: "Anne Kirkbride requested a slightly extended period of leave from the show, a request the company was happy to grant."

The 60-year-old has been a constant on the show since her first appearance in 1972.

William Roache, the actor who plays her onscreen husband Ken, returned to the show in August after being cleared of charges of rape and indecent assault.


George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin legally married after civil ceremony

Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney Credit: AP Photo

After a weekend of wedding celebrations in Venice, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have been legally married following a civil ceremony in the Italian city.

Crowds turned out to cheer the couple as they arrived on a boat called Amore at a historic palace on the Grand Canal for the ceremony.

Clooney wore a grey suit while his wife chose a cream outfit with a matching wide-brimmed hat.

The couple already tied the knot in a private ceremony attended by family and friends over the weekend but today the marriage was made legal before the Italian authorities.

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