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Sir Elton John and David Furnish legally married

Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have now legally married, with the musical legend posting a picture on his Instagram of the pair with their marriage certificate.

The couple have already had a civil partnership in 2005 but decided early this year to get married, following the passage of legislation on equal marriage earlier this year.

Christmas for the real life residents of Highclere Castle

Christmas tree on the set of Downton Abbey Credit: ITV Meridian

Now Christmas Day wouldn't be the same without turkey, crackers and of course Downton Abbey. It's set to hit out screens for a special episode next Thursday. Last year fans of the series were shocked when Matthew Crawley, Lady Mary's husband died. So is Christmas at the real Downton - Highclere Castle in Hampshire - as dramatic? Mel Bloor has itsstory.


Story of The Four Seasons on tour in the South

You may not recognise all of the faces - but you'll certainly know the songs!

The hit musical Jersey Boys is touring the UK for the first time, after being a massive hit on Broadway and the West End.

It tells the story of the American band, the Four Seasons, who went on to sell 175 million records worldwide - such as Big Girls Don't Cry, and Walk Like A Man.

The show is in our region - next year. Frances Read reports.

Eddie Izzard's fundraiser for Bexhill pavillion

Comedian Eddie Izzard Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Comedian Eddie Izzard will play a pre-Christmas fundraiser for the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill.

The town's most famous son is bringing his latest show Force Majeure to the De La Warr Pavilion to raise money for the planned auditorium works next year.

Tickets went on sale yesterday for Eddie Izzard’s intimate show, which takes place on Tuesday, December 23, from 8pm.

New music festival for Southampton

Bestival in full swing Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

A new festival for the region. The organisers of Bestival are to stage Common People on the Bank Holiday weekend of 23 and 24 May on Southampton Common.

The organisers say: "Common People will be a glorious two-day metropolitan festival, uniting all tribes under the Southampton sky, bringing the blithe spirit of Bestival right to the heart of the city."

Thousands of music fans attended the 2014 Bestival at the Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight. This year's headliners were Chic and Nile Rogers, plus Paloma Faith and Basement Jaxx.


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Text Santa: how last year's funds were spent

TV personalities, celebrities, boy bands. You name it. Next Friday, ITV's Text Santa goes 'on air'. The marathon programme raises millions of pounds for great causes across the south. And it's all thanks to YOUR kind donations and fundraising efforts.

Last year, the telethon pulled in over five million pounds for six charities - Age UK, Barnardo's, BeatBullying, Clic Sargent, the British Heart Foundation and Hospice UK. Our reporter David Johns has been to see how some of that money was spent.

He spoke to Gilly Ferguson, and Claire Cardy, Chief Executive of the Ellenor Lions Hospices.

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