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Adele and One Direction amongst artists to be involved with Band Aid 30

Adele will be involved with Band Aid 30. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure have confirmed some of the artists that will be involved in the Band Aid 30 track.

  • Adele
  • Bastille
  • Bono
  • Chris Martin
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Emeli Sande
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Ollie Murs
  • Sam Smith
  • One Direction

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Ed Sheeran scores longest running No.1 album this year

Ed Sheeran's album X is the best selling of the year so far. Credit: PA

Ed Sheeran's new album X has become the longest-running number one album of the year after four consecutive weeks in the top spot.

The second album from the singer sold more than 367,000 copies in the UK, according to the UK's Official Charts Company.

The Suffolk musician stole the record from Paolo Nutini, whose album Caustic Love spent three weeks at the top of the charts in April.

Ed Sheeran performs for Afghanistan troops

Ed Sheeran performs for British troops in Afghanistan Credit: MoD/Crown Copyright/PA Wire

Pop star Ed Sheeran has performed at two special concerts for British troops at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

Sheeran, who has scored several top ten hits, also boarded Apache and Chinook helicopters on the trip, which was organised by the British Forces Foundation charity.

Ed Sheeran was on a charity trip to Afghanistan. Credit: MoD/Crown Copyright/PA Wire
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