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Downton's Joanne Frogatt nominated for Golden Globe

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Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt, from Littlebeck near Whitby, has been nominated for a Golden Globe.

Joanna who plays Anna, Lady's Maid to Lady Mary Crawley, in Downton Abbey, was nominated in the category of best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie.

It could be second time lucky for Joanne who won best supporting actress for her role in Downton Abbey last year.

Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan and Rick Astley to play at 'Legends of Pop' event in Scarborough

Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan and Rick Astley know a thing or two about topping the charts around the globe… and now they are on their way to Scarborough to lead a “pop Tour de Force” at the resort’s Open Air Theatre.

Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet performing at the Henley festival Credit: PA/Matt Crossick

Just days after he left the Australian jungle in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, it was announced today that Spandau Ballet frontman Tony will join Aussie heart-throb Jason and soulful singer-songwriter Rick topping the bill for what promises to be a hit-packed party night at Europe’s largest open air theatre on Saturday August 6.

Jason Donovan shot to fame in the late 1980s when he was cast as Scott Robinson in Neighbours Credit: PA Wire

The chart-topping trio are the first acts to be confirmed for the ‘Legends of Pop’ event which will be hosted by DJ and popstar Pat Sharp and is part of a wonderful summer of live music at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

British soul superstars Simply Red, former The Beautiful South stars Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, rock legends Status Quo and West End king Alfie Boe have already been confirmed in the line-up.

Rick Astley performs during the Hit Factory Live Christmas Cracker concert, at the O2 arena in London Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/PA Images

WATCH: 3-year-old Mali who chatted to Santa in sign language comes into the Tyne Tees studio

Three-year-old Mali Williams-Cody from Middlesbrough became a YouTube sensation when this video of her speaking to Santa in the Cleveland Centre using sign language went viral.

We invited Mali and her mum Suzanne into the studio for a chat this afternoon - and kept Mali quiet with a chocolate medal!

You can watch the whole interview here:

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Corbridge Christmas event not dampened by flooding

The pumping of water from 45 flooded homes in Corbridge, Northumberland, has continued today, as part of an effort to clean up the town in the wake of Storm Desmond.

Water levels on the River Tyne reached record levels over the weekend, but despite the damage and disruption, many turned out to enjoy the annual Christmas event last night.

Kris Jepson was in Corbridge, and sent this report.

3-year-old YouTube sign language star Mali Williams-Cody comes into the Tyne Tees studio

Three-year-old Mali Williams-Cody from Middlesbrough became a YouTube sensation when this video of her speaking to Santa in the Cleveland Centre using sign language went viral.

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We invited Mali and her mum Suzanne into the studio for a chat this afternoon - and kept Mali quiet with a chocolate medal!

  • Tune in for our main programme at 6 o'clock to see the whole interview.

Cheryl to team up X Factor act in Newcastle

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Credit: PA

It's been announced that Geordie X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will not be back in Newcastle tonight (December 7) with the act she mentors, Reggie and Bollie.

She is unable to attend the gig owing to prior commitments.

But Cheryl will accompany the boys to their local homecoming tomorrow.

The boys will perform at the Metro Radio Arena for Christmas Live.

Reggie and Bollie Credit: PA
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