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North Korean dictator's brother at Eric Clapton gig

Footage has appeared online apparently showing the older brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un at an Eric Clapton gig at London's Albert Hall.

This YouTube clip, which appears to be shot by NK News, shows Mr Kim's brother Kim Jong-chul. He is known to have attended concerts by Eric Clapton in the past and is thought to have attended two at the Albert Hall recently.

Eric Clapton is currently most of the way through a 10-day residency at the venue which finishes tomorrow evening.


Britain's most expensive parking space goes on sale for £400,000

Britain's most expensive parking place, which is near the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, has gone on sale for £400,000.

The figure is nearly 2.5 times the average UK house price and 15 times the average salary in the UK.

The parking space is very close to the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington. Credit: David Iliff

The freehold, which has room for two cars, is described as a 'large secure underground parking space ideally situated for an Albert Court or Albert Hall Mansions resident'.

Royal Albert Hall evacuated as small fire breaks out

The Royal Albert Hall had to be evacuated last night after a small fire broke out. The London Fire Brigade was called shortly after 7 o'clock and a classical music concert had to be cancelled.

Firefighters arriving at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday night Credit: PA Wire
Fire began moments before a performance of Classic FM Live was due to begin Credit: PA Wire
The audience was forced to return home after the concert was cancelled Credit: PA Wire


Fire at Royal Albert Hall

Fire engines on Kensignton Gore outside the Royal Albert Hall Credit: Twitter: @reekycook

London Fire Brigade have confirmed that 20 firefighters are tackling a blaze on Kensington Gore, directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall.

It is not yet clear what caused the fire or if anyone has been injured - more details to follow.

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Youngsters prepare for biggest night of their lives

Pupils from Maria Fidelis Convent School are preparing for the biggest night of their lives.

Tonight they'll be performing in one of the most famous venues in the world - the Royal Albert Hall.

They are among the 41 acts taking part in the Music For Youth School Prom. During the next three nights, 3,000 young musicians will take to the stage.

The Music For Youth charity receives no government funding but the Royal Albert Hall sponsors the event to provide opportunities and access for young people in the arts.

The Music For Youth School Prom continues until Wednesday and tickets are still available.

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