MTV to 'pimp up' university ball

Teesside University is to have its summer ball ‘pimped up’ by MTV. It clinched the prize after 'tweeting' two millions times.

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Bryan Adams announces Newcastle show

Bryan Adams Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Rocker Bryan Adams has announced he is hitting the road with a full band this November to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the multi-million selling album, ‘Reckless’. He will be returning to the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on November 16.

This will be the first time Bryan Adams has done a full headline tour of the UK since 2011.

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Syco declines to comment on James Arthur

Saltburn's X Factor winner James Arthur said he was 'concentrating on his music' after reports that he had been dropped from Simon Cowell's record label.

The singer was reportedly dropped by Syco after it emerged his song Follow The Leader included the lyric "I'm gonna blow up your family like I'm a terrorist".

A spokeswoman for Syco declined to comment and James tweeted to defend the song, which he insisted was "not promoting terrorism".

James Arthur 'still with Syco'

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As far as I know I am still with syco but I am exclusively signed to Sony. People look too deeply into the media circus. It's about music.

Saltburn's James Arthur has denied speculation that he was dropped by Simon Cowell's label Syco. It has been reported that The X Factor winner was sacked because of controversial lyrics.

Are these hand-reared emus Spring's biggest chicks?

The chicks are being hand-reared at an animal sanctuary in Redcar.
The chicks are being hand-reared at an animal sanctuary in Redcar. Credit: Kirkleatham Owl Centre

Two emu chicks have been hand-reared by staff at an animal sanctuary in Redcar.

Donk and Didge are only four weeks old but they already measure a foot tall.

Staff at the Kirkleatham Owl Centre have their hands full with the new arrivals.

Volunteer Natalie Winner said: 'They run, jump, throw themselves on the floor-they even roll on their backs with legs in the air!--its all very un birdlike & very comical!''

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