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Events company statement over Tom Jones concert power cut

"Unfortunately, during Sir Tom Jones's performance at Alnwick Castle, there was an issue with the generator power supply which meant that the concert finished abruptly.

"I wish to make it clear that this situation is not associated with the artist or his management team or Alnwick Castle.

"Loose Cannon Events employed an established company to supply the power generators and who are well-versed in supplying power to large events of this scale and we are investigating the incident.

"We are sorry to disappoint concert-goers with the abrupt end to the concert."

– Neil Winterbottom, Director of Loose Cannon Events

Fans disappointed after power failure at Sir Tom Jones show

Dozens of concert-goers have taken to social media to demand a refund after Sir Tom Jones disappeared from stage without warning when his concert at Alnwick Castle was cut short due to technical problems.

After a late start, the music legend charmed the crowds for just 45 minutes before the stage went black, leaving fans literally with "the lights out".

Sir Tom Jones then left the stage before an official announcement came 15 minutes later telling everyone there were problems with the power supply.

An estimated seven thousand fans, many who paid around £50 for their ticket, were left furious when they were then told the singer had left the site and was not returning.

The Welsh icon had been scheduled to begin his show at 8.30pm but did not appear until 9.15pm.

After tweeting that she was, "really excited to be at @AlnwickCastle for once in a lifetime concert with @realsirtomjones", Berwick-upon-Tweed MP, Anne-Marie Trevelyan also expressed her disappointment on Twitter:

The concert, organised by Loose Cannon Event Management, was due to end at 11pm, but Sir Tom left the stage at 10pm and never returned.

The company posted on Facebook to say "this is currently being investigated by independent experts, and we hope to be able to provide further information as and when it becomes available".

Sir Tom Jones concert cut short after 'major technical issue'

Thousands of Sir Tom Jones fans were left disappointed when the musical icon's concert at Alnwick Castle was cut short following a 'major technical issue.

The Welshman played for less than an hour when 'lady put the lights out'... Credit: Jane Coltman, Northumberland Gazette

After the interruption event organisers Loose Cannon Management issued a statement on Facebook: "This evening's performance with Tom Jones was unexpectedly cut short as a result of an unforeseen major technical issue.

"This is currently being investigated by independent experts, and we hope to be able to provide further information as and when it becomes available.

"Please bear with us - a full press release will be released shortly."

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Play to be performed in old tunnel

The Victoria Tunnel - venue for a new play Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A 170 year old coal tunnel under the streets of Newcastle is to be used as a venue for a new play.

The Victoria Tunnel was built in the nineteenth century to transport coal from Spital Tongues to the River Tyne. In the Second World War it was used as an air raid shelter for up to 8,000 people.

Now the local theatre company Twenty Seven Productions is to stage a new play - "Hitler's Headquarters" - inside the tunnel. Actors will play the parts of real people who were connected with the tunnel during the bombing.

More details of the play are available on the Twenty Seven Productions website

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Osmonds come to Gateshead to meet inspiring Jo

Jo Milne with Merrill Osmond (left) and his son Justin

Some of the famous Osmonds musical family have been in Gateshead to give a private performance to Jo Milne.

A video of her hearing for the first time, after a lifetime of deafness, went viral last year.

The Osmonds started singing 50 years ago to raise money for hearing aids for their older brothers and related to Jo's story.

Perrie Edwards: "I'm good, thank you", after split from Zayn Malik

Credit: Press Association

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik and his Little Mix fiancee Perrie Edwards have reportedly split.

The couple, both aged 22, got engaged in 2013 but never publicly announced a wedding date.

Edwards is said to be "devastated", according to reports in People magazine. In an interview with E! News in Los Angeles overnight, she told a reporter: "I'm good, thank you", before her bandmates helpfully changed the subject.

Rumours of a split began when photos appeared on Instagram, posted by Little Mix band mate Jesy Nelson, showing Edwards without her diamond engagement ring on Monday.

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