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Irlam Live Festival a huge success as more than 5,000 revellers attend

Irlam Live Credit: Facebook/Irlam Live

Irlam Live is the first festival of its kind to be held in the town and has been organised by three members of the community. With over 5000 people turning out so far, the three-day-event has proven to be a massive success. Stars such as Billy Ocean, Doctor and the medics, The blow monkeys, T'pau, Bay City Rollers and Tony Hadley. them. Then it's The Blow Monkeys, T'pau, Bay City Rollers and Tony Hadley are expected to perform at the festival. Tickets are still available.

40 years since the 'gig that changed the world'

Johnny Rotten, Glen Matlock, Steve Jones and Paul Cook - the Sex Pistols line up which played the Free Trade Hall 4 June 1976. Credit: Press Association

Today marks forty years since the Sex Pistols played Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall an event that became known as one of the most important concerts in rock history.

The 'gig that changed the world' inspired a new generation of musicians.


Ken Dodd pays tribute to Liverpool Screenwriter Carla Lane

Tributes have continued to be paid to Liverpool born screen writer Carla Lane who has died aged 87.

The creator of the hit BBC TV series 'Bread' and T'he Liver Birds' who was also credited for her animal rights work, died at a nursing home in Mossley Hill.

Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd who knew her as a teenager said: "She was a beautiful woman who had an amazing observation of the Liverpool sense of humour."

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