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Stone Roses add extra date to Manchester gigs

The Stone Roses have added an extra date to their summer gigs in Manchester. The band will play Sunday 19th June after Friday and Saturday night at the stadium sold out.



Phoenix Nights' creator Dave Spikey celebrates 15 years in showbiz

The man who wrote and created the sitcom Phoenix Nights alongside Peter Kay is celebrating fifteen years in showbiz by heading on tour for the fifth time.

Bolton-born comedian Dave Spikey is currently in the middle of his stand up tour 'Punchlines' and will head to Manchester and Burnley next week. Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore caught up with him in his hometown of Chorley.

Manchester soul singer loses battle with cancer

Diane Charlemagne

Tributes are being paid to singer Diane Charlemagne who's died. The vocalist, who was 51, lost her fight with cancer. She first found fame with Manchester soul band 52nd Street in the early 1980's. Her biggest success was in 1993 with the Urban Cookie Collective and their massive hit The Key The Secret.

Hundreds of tributes have been paid to Diane on social media.. including Rowetta from the Happy Mondays and Broadcaster Terry Christian

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