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Britpop rivals play together at London gig

Blur frontman Damon Albarn was born in Whitechapel and raised in Leytonstone. Credit: Damon Albarn

Their Britpop rivalry was legendary, but Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn have put their musical differences aside to perform together in aid of a cancer charity.

The Oasis and Blur singers strummed their guitars alongside each other on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust series of concerts, curated by Gallagher.

Noel Gallagher curated last night's Teenage Cancer Trust concert. Credit: Reuters

They were joined last night by Blur guitarist Graham Coxon for a rendition of the band's 1999 hit song Tender, with Paul Weller adding to the star-studded line-up by playing the drums.

New centre for young cancer patients

Teenage Cancer Trust patron Sarah, Duchess of York will officially open the UK's first specialist outpatient facility for young cancer patients later. She'll be joined by lifelong supporters of the charity, her daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York.

Based at University College Hospitals Cancer Centre, the new unit will provide treatment and outpatient consultation for patients aged 13 to 24 from across London and the surrounding areas.

The centre has been exclusively designed to bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in an environment designed just for them. Since 1990, the charity has built 25 specialist units across the UK. This will be its first outpatient hub.