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Ashford's new bandstand is music to the town's ears

Ashford's on the up. That was the message coming out of the town loud and clear today, as a new look bandstand was unveiled. It's being used as a sheltered venue to showcase the thriving local music scene. The farmers' market has been drawing the crowds as well. Andrea Thomas reports. She spoke to events co-ordinator Dan Fairhurst, photographer Lewis Brockway and Rachel Heather, who's the farmers' market manager.


'Save your kisses for me' - Brotherhood of Man back at Eurovision

Remember Brotherhood of Man? They were the band from the south who won Eurovision in 1976 with Save Your Kisses for Me.

Well this week they're representing the UK again at a European concert to celebrate sixty years of the contest along with acts from all over Europe. They live in Dorset, Surrey and Buckinghamshire and were the most successful group ever to win with the song going to number one in 33 countries.

Mike Pearse caught up with them ahead of the anniversary concert.

Sarah Harding joins cast of Coronation Street

Sarah Harding featured in St Trinians 2: The legend of Fritton’s Gold Credit: PA

Sarah Harding is joining the cast of Coronation Street this summer. The former Girls Aloud singer - who was born in Ascot, Berkshire - will make a guest appearance in four episodes.

I am extremely excited to be joiningCoronation Street. As a fan of the show it is a huge honour for me to join the cast. I can’t wait to get started!

– Sarah Harding
While in Girls Aloud, ten years ago Credit: PA

Carol Decker to perform at Rewind festival

Carol Decker, the lead singer of T’Pau Credit: Cancer Research UK/PA

It has been announced that Carol Decker, the lead singer of T'Pau will be singing at this year's Rewind Festival in Henley in the summer. T’Pau burst onto the music scene in 1987 with “Heart and Soul”, enjoying success in both the UK and US before releasing the classic “China In Your Hand” which stayed at no. 1 in the UK for five weeks.

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