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Liverpool African festival celebrates 21st birthday

Liverpool's annual festival of African culture is celebrating a milestone birthday this weekend. Hundreds of people have turned out for African Oye in Sefton Park.

Now in it's 21st year, the event is the largest celebration of African culture in the country. There are over 40 stalls to visit offering traditional African food and fashion. But the music is the main selling point, with dozens of bands set to perform throughout the weekend.

Click: More about the festival here



Mick Hucknall releases solo material

Manchester singer Mick Hucknall is probably feeling quite proud of himself - having picked up a doctorate for services to music from Manchester University.

But he's also releasing his first solo album 'American Soul' - AND a new single.

Our reporter Sarah Rogers caught up with him and found him reflecting on the past as well as looking forward to the future, as well as working as a waiter in Denton:

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