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Video: Kylie denies rumours of Neighbours return

Kylie has broken the hearts of Neighbours fans the world over, by squashing the rumour that she was due to appear in the show's 30th anniversary next year. "It's just not happening" Kylie said in an interview with ITV London's appropriately named Charlene White. "It's just a little rumour that got legs".

She said she was glad that people still cared about her character Charlene, who famously married Jason Donovan's character Scott in a fabulous 80s wedding watched by millions around the world - 20 million in the UK alone. "I'm just happy that she's still around. I have such fond memories of Neighbours"

Kylie: I won't be going back to Ramsay Street

Kylie Minogue has revealed that, despite rumours to the contrary, she won't be returning to Ramsay Street to celebrate the 30th anniversary of TV show Neighbours next spring.

Her Neighbours co-star, Anne Charleston, who played Madge Bishop, had been quoted as saying she believed Kylie had signed up for the reunion show special, which is due to air in March next year.

And, Kylie herself added fuel to the fire in July, tweeting: "I bought overalls today. #overalls"

But, in an interview with ITV London's Charlene White, ahead of her UK tour, she confirmed that she would not be going back to Ramsay Street to reprise the role of Charlene.


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Kate Bush fans mostly pleased over no filming rule

Fans of Kate Bush have mostly shown their appreciation, after the singer asked people not to film or take photos ahead her comeback performances.

The concerts mark the singer's return to the stage more than three decades after her one and only tour.

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Kate Bush asks fans not to use cameras at comeback gig

Singer Kate Bush is to return to the stage tonight after 35 years, only to request that fans refrain from taking photos or filming during shows.

Singer Kate Bush due to perform after 30 years Credit: PA

The star will perform live to kick off a 22-show run at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London - the same venue where she effectively retired from live performances after six weeks on the road in 1979.

Tickets for the 56-year-old's comeback gigs sold out in less than 15 minutes after they were announced in March. In a statement on her website, the singer said:

It would mean a great deal to me if you would please refrain from taking photos or filming during the shows. I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iphones, ipads or cameras.

I know it's a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together.

– Kate Bush


Policing the Carnival: 11 stabbings yesterday

Police dealt with 11 stabbings yesterday Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive

In relation to policing the Carnival, the Metropolitan Police says there were 11 stabbings yesterday.

On Colville Terrace, a 29 year old man sustained a serious stab wound and is being treated in hospital while eight other individuals received knife wounds.

An 18 year old man received stab wounds in Southam Street and in a separate incident another man received a serious stab wound.

In total there were 252 arrests over Sunday and Monday.

"Although early indications are that reported crime is down at this year's Notting Hill Carnival, I am concerned by the number of stabbings over the weekend.

Stabbings are up on last year, and in some cases these are just centimetres from being a murder. Each will be thoroughly investigated and we will do everything possible to ensure those who brought trouble to Carnival are placed before the courts.

Our proactive operations in the days leading up to Carnival and the weekend itself were a great success and meant we were able to stop many crimes before they happened.

Two of my officers were injured during an arrest yesterday and this shows the risks they must take. I would like to thank all the officers and support staff for their hard work in the most difficult of weather conditions. Their commitment is a major factor in ensuring the Carnival is a safe and enjoyable event for the vast majority of those attending."

– Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, MPS Commissioner

Number of arrests for carnival released

By 6pm today the Metropolitan police had arrested 70 people for a variety of offences on the final day of the Notting Hill Carnival. The offences included possession of drugs and possession of an offensive weapon. The final breakdown is not yet known.

On Sunday, a total of 104 people were arrested for the following offences:

  • 3 x assault on police
  • 2 x criminal damage
  • 17 x public order
  • 5 x possession offensive weapon points
  • 7 x theft
  • 34 x drugs
  • 2 x robbery
  • 4 x GBH
  • 11 x common assault
  • 5 x theft person
  • 14 x various others
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