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Stripped down to his jeans, David Beckham gets drenched

David Beckham got a drenching today, the latest celebrity to take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge. He was nominated by American TV presenter Ryan Seacrest.

Stripped down to his jeans three men soak him using one of the biggest buckets yet. Beckham went on to nominate Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Celebrities across the board have endured the viral ice bucket challenge, read more about it here.

Police helicopter-eye view of the V Festival in Essex

If you went to the V Festival in Chelmsford this weekend, you may have spotted the police helicopter hovering overhead. Here's what they saw.


Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickson to unveil champion beer

The lead singer of rock band Iron Maiden is to unveil the winner of a coveted award for brewing beer after becoming a "real ale enthusiast".

Bruce Dickinson will announce the champion beer at the Campaign for Real Ale's Great British Beer Festival in Olympia, West Kensington, tomorrow.

The star has brewed his own beer with Robinsons Brewery, called Trooper, which will be on sale among hundreds of others at the annual event.

The star has brewed his own beer, which will be on sale among hundreds at the festival.
The star has brewed his own beer, which will be on sale among hundreds at the festival. Credit: PA

Dickinson said:

When asked if we wanted to enter into a partnership to design and brew a real ale for ourselves and our fans, we leapt at the chance.

As a dedicated ale drinker myself, I was very aware of the many great beers available and the extremely high level of competition we faced.

– Bruce Dickson

Thousands flock to Summer in the City festival

Thousands of fans of online media makers have gathered in Alexandra Palace for the fourth annual Summer in the City festival. It celebrates the work of video bloggers and gives their fans a chance to meet them and see them perform in the flesh. Chloe Keedy has been to find out more. Her report includes interviews with Emma Blackery, who has hundreds of thousands of subscribers who watch her video updates on YouTube and Tom Burns, co-founder of Summer in the City.


YouTube stars take to the stage

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8,000 people are expected at the event Credit: PA

8,000 people are getting together to meet their online video idols.

The UK's biggest YouTube festival, Summer in the City, is being held at Alexandra Palace.

The event was set up by vloggers and allows those YouTube stars - many of whom are hugely popular - the opportunity to perform in a live setting, often in front of the biggest audience of their lives. The fans can watch their favourite musicians, comedians, video bloggers and filmmakers on the main stage, but also meet them face to face to get a selfie or an autograph.

Summer in the City is an annual event that brings YouTube stars from across the world together with content creators, fans and industry personnel for the UK's largest celebration of all things YouTube. The weekend features live performances, talks and many opportunities for fans and content creators to connect with each other and meet their favourite YouTubers.

– Tom Burns, Summer in the City founder

Safety fears over iconic Beatles' Abbey Road crossing

Tourists visiting one of Britain's favourite musical landmarks, to recreate The Beatles' Abbey Road crossing pose, could see the addition of a "lollipop lady".

Westminster Council has raised safety fears over the "thousands and thousands" of people who visit the zebra crossing in St John's Wood, north London.

The stars of the West End musical 'Let it be' recreated the Beatles' famous Abbey Road crossing pose today.
The stars of the West End musical 'Let it be' recreated The Beatles' famous Abbey Road crossing pose today. Credit: PA

Fans are putting themselves at risk of frustrated drivers who often struggle to make it over the crossing because of the constant stream of pedestrians attempting to recreate the image, made famous by the band in 1969.

The discussions emerged as fans gathered at the crossing today to celebrate exactly 45 years since the album cover photograph was taken.

Abbey Road marks 45 years since Beatles' iconic photo

Fans gathered on the Abbey Road zebra crossing at 11:35 today to celebrate 45 years to the minute The Beatles had their icon photo taken.


The scene at the Abbey Road crossing at 11.35am today, 45 years to the minute since The Beatles had their photo taken

The iconic photo of the band was taken 45 years ago today.
The iconic photo of the rock band was taken 45 years ago today. Credit: Twitter/AbbeyRoadStudios
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