Sir Paul McCartney has apologised for "letting my fans down" after cancelling his tour of Japan because of illness.
The former Beatle cancelled one show after falling ill with a virus last week but has now cancelled the whole tour.
A statement on his website said "Doctors have ordered Paul complete rest and he has been doing all he can to get better. Paul has only ever had to reschedule a handful of shows in his entire career and is so upset about this situation, he hates to let people down."
It said McCartney had wanted to perform "against doctors orders" but was convinced not to.
He said: "Thank you so much for your kind messages of support. I'm so very touched. Unfortunately my condition has not improved overnight. I was really hoping that I'd be feeling better today. I'm so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down."
The Mayor of Liverpool's demanded an apology from Conservative MP Brandon Lewis, who accused the City Council of spending £2m on Beatles memorabilia. Joe Anderson claims the allegation is 'blatantly' untrue and says he wants a personal apology in Parliament.
Mayor Anderson said: “Once again, this Government is making scurrilous allegations about me and about the city of Liverpool which are blatantly untrue. This is appalling behaviour."
A Liverpool cab company which offers tours of Beatles landmarks has been awarded the Quality Assurance Badge from the tourist board Visit England.
Fab Four Taxi Tour offers guided black cab tours of throughout the city and suburbs of Liverpool.
It gives tourists a ticket to ride in their own personalised tour.
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It has been 50 years since The Beatles invaded America. Four lads from Liverpool landed at JFK and caused quite a stir. A tribute band plan on retracing their steps on that historic trip.
A large section of a stage backdrop autographed by the Beatles during their first live concert in America 50 years ago is coming up for auction.
It could be sold for between £490,000 and £613 million.
Face caricatures accompany the signatures that the band penned between sets of their historic Ed Sullivan appearance on February 9, 1964.
A stagehand working that night is responsible for getting them to sign it.
Eighty-one-year-old Jerry Gort of Calabasas, California, says: "It was a spur of the moment thing."
Dallas-based Heritage Auctions is selling it on April 26 in New York City.
Liverpool music legends the Beatles are to release a further album of early out-takes and rare recordings in what is thought to be a bid to give copyright protection to the old material.
The iTunes-only release will contain alternative studio versions and BBC sessions of familiar songs such as From Me To You and I Saw Her Standing There, all made half a century ago.
The album - which stretches to 59 tracks - has not been officially announced but the track listing has appeared on a Norwegian-based Beatles blog.
The website which reported the release, WogBlog, suggested that the collection, called The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963, is an effort to give the material copyright protection and stop it falling into the public domain.
The tracks would only be given protection following an official release.
This latest batch of tracks comes little over a month after a selection of recordings from archive BBC sessions hit the shelves.
The new selection includes multiple appearances for some tracks with There's A Place appearing in three different takes. It is reported to be due for release on Tuesday.
A statue of a Beatles legend has been created that really is one in a million. No it's not one of the fab four, instead it's one of thier most famous characters - Eleanor Rigby. It was created by a Liverpudlian artist and is on display in Hull.
Now there is of course already a statue of Eleanor in Liverpool, but what makes this one of a kind is that the artist created her from one million pounds in cash.
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