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'King of the Jungle' Carl Fogarty flies home

Carl Fogarty Credit: Inleaf

'I'm a Celebrity' winner Carl Fogarty has flown back to Manchester after being crowned 'King of the Jungle' in Australia.

The Blackburn born superbike champion tweeted he can't wait for a decent cup of tea now he's back in Britain.


Altogether Now - why this song is making a comeback after 25 years

Formed in Liverpool the band 'The Farm' had a huge selection of hits but one of their most recognisable songs is being re-released next Monday. 'Altogether now' was written by frontman Peter Hooton and is being re-released as a special charity single. It has a special meaning reflecting on the Christmas truce in the First World War. All proceeds will go to theRed Crossand the Shorncliffe Trust, a military history charity.

Celebrations down under for Lancashire's King of the Jungle

Sir Bob Geldof to buy first Band Aid 30 CD in Trafford

Sir Bob Geldof Credit: Press Association

Sir Bob Geldof is heading to Asda's Trafford Park store in Manchester today to buy the first Band Aid 30 single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

The supermarket has ordered 250,000 copies of the CD which will go on sale across its 583 stores nationwide from Monday and guarantee a donation of almost £1million to Band Aid.


Video plea to fund wonder drug for Gracie

The parents of a schoolgirl being treated in Manchester are pleading for the NHS to fund her continued treatment with a drug that's worked wonders in combating the effects of her rare condition.

They're being supported by the seven year old's doctor at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and a few familiar face from Coronation Street.

Shrek arrives in Manchester

One of the world's biggest musicals featuring some of our favourites characters has landed in Manchester on it's first ever UK tour.

Shrek the Musical has been a smash hit in the West End seen by nearly a million people and now it's playing to packed audiences at the Palace Theatre.

If you're not familiar with the plot, it features loveable Shrek who falls in love with Princess Fiona.

Caroline Whitmore went backstage to meet the cast and crew.

Big Reunion stars announce Atomic Kitten tour

Atomic Kitten announce tour to mark 15th anniversary Credit: PA

Atomic Kitten have announced a world tour next summer to celebrate their 15th anniversary. The Liverpool girl band will offer eight UK dates as well as shows in Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Asia and Russia.

Liz McClarnon, Kerry Katona and Natasha Hamilton will begin their tour in Germany and visit London, Oxford, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Liverpool.

We are really excited. Whole Again reached number one in 18 countries, including six weeks in Germany and 19 weeks in New Zealand, so they put some feelers out to countries we were big in.

When we were approached about a tour we thought that’s nice for us but we weren’t sure whether anyone else would want that. But I’m so grateful everyone is indulging us. I can’t believe the response.

We want to keep it really fun. It’s going to be all the hits. It’s about having a nostalgic night with Atomic Kitten.

– Liz McClarnon
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