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Frank Turner to play Mouth of the Tyne Festival

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Three new shows have been confirmed for this summer's Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Ronnie Spector, Frank Turner and The Temperance Movement will play Playhouse Whitley Bay as part of the popular event.

Ronnie Spector will provide a spectacular warm-up for the festival when she takes to the stage on Friday 17 June. British Blues rockers The Temperance Movement will perform on Thursday 7 July and Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls play the festival for the second time on Saturday 9 July.

English folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner returns to the festival by popular demand and will perform songs from his six solo albums including his latest release 'Positive Songs for Negative People'.

The Temperance Movement, a British blues rock band, only formed in 2011 but have already supported rock royalty The Rolling Stones and have toured extensively in the US. They come to the Playhouse hot on the heels of the release of their second album 'White Bear'.

This announcement follows the news that North East music legend Bryan Ferry is to play the festival on Thursday 7 July and pop superstar Will Young will perform on Friday 8 July. A show by Grammy nominated James Bay on Saturday 9 July is already sold out.


Ant and Dec return to Britain's Got Talent this evening!

Britain's Got Talent and presenters Ant and Dec return to the TV this evening.

And on Britain's Got More Talent they'll be going head to head playing some of Britain’s favourite telly shows from past and present, including Bullseye and Family Fortunes where they play with their real-life families.

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Private funeral service for Paul Daniels

Scores of friends and relatives paid their respects at the service Credit: ITV

A private funeral service for late magician Paul Daniels took place today with scores of friends and relatives arriving to pay their respects to the iconic British entertainer.

Shortly after 12:15pm this afternoon, a hearse pulled up outside the Milton Chapel at Chilterns Crematorium in rural Buckinghamshire.

His wife Debbie McGee, cloaked in black, exited a black limousine as the funeral procession made its way into the chapel.

Among the crowds were Mr Daniels' nephews and his three sons Paul, Gary and Martin.

Some familiar faces blessed the Amersham-based crematorium with their presence including comedian Barry Cryer, television presenter Gloria Hunniford - dressed in a striking blue blazer - actress Bonnie Langford and lyricist Don Black whose work has appeared in classic films such as True Grit and The Italian Job.

As the mourners prepared to take their seats, the ivory-white coffin marked with two joker playing cards was carried into the chapel.

The casket was adorned with a beautiful bed of red roses which carried a photograph of Debbie Mcgee on top, with a tribute message reading: "Love you always, Debbie xxx."

At the front of the coffin a silver wand was placed on top of a blue suede pillow in tribute to Mr Daniels' much celebrated profession.

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