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Farewell to Trogg's singer

The funeral has taken place today of Reg Presley, the lead singer of the 1960s band 'The Troggs'. He lived in Andover with his family.

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Grant of £4.5m for music

A partnership in Kent has won the biggest grant in the country to provide music education.

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N-Dubz rapper Dappy has been arrested on suspicion of affray following a fight at a petrol station in Guildford.

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Kent's Hop Farm Festival reveals line-up

The Hop Farm Music Festival returns for another year in Kent Credit: ITV Meridian

The line-up has been revealed for a popular annual music festival based in Kent.

Russell Kane, Nerina Pallott and the Noisettes complete the line-up at this year's Hop Farm Music Festival.

This follows the earlier announcement that Grace Jones will headline the event on the 4th-6th July.

Hop Farm Music Festival’s Neil Butkeraitis commented: This is our first year in charge of the Hop Farm Music Festival, and, having started with a clean slate, we couldn’t be happier with our inaugural line-up.

"We’ve got three bona-fide legends headlining and fantastic music both familiar and new all weekend, plus killer comedy and brilliant activities right across the farm. So, I think it’s safe to say, for all round entertainment, this year’s festival is breaking new ground for Hop Farm”.

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Kent Youth Orchestra celebrates fifty years!

The Kent Youth Orchestra has entertained audiences for half a century, and during that time has produced a number of world class musicians. To mark its fiftieth birthday, the orchestra is staging a special concert this evening. Nia Mason reports.

The interviewees are:

Ana Vandepeer, lead violinist; and Geoff Dixon, the manager of the Kent Youth Orchestra

Meet the singing MP as his new album is released

by Malcolm Shaw

He is best known as a Liberal Democrat MP - and a Government Minister, but Norman Baker - from Lewes in Sussex - has another string to his bow.

Mr Baker is the lead singer in a rock band called 'The Reform Club', and they have just released their first album. So what do his constituents think of their MP's flip side?

More importantly - would they buy the album? Malcolm Shaw has been finding out.

You can hear the song in full, by clicking here.

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