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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

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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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Watch: Moment Dec arrives at church, shortly before his beautiful bride

Watched by dozens of cheering fans, ITV Stars And and Dec arrive at the church in Newcastle as Dec prepares to walk down the aisle.

Dec was driven to the church by his on-screen side kick, best friend - and of course best man - Ant McPartlin who jokingly revved the car's engine as his co-star stepped out to cheering fans.

The pair posed briefly for photographs; Dec looking relaxed and happy before making his way into the church.

Dec's older brother, who's a Priest, was waiting inside. He is marrying the couple in a particularly moving touch to their special day.

Shortly after, the bride arrived. Ali Astall, who's Dec's professional manager, stepped out of the bridal car and stunned the crowds in her beautiful, classic wedding dress, carrying a gorgeous bouquet.

She posed beneath the pretty flower arch before walking in to become Mrs Donnelly.

Stars at the ceremony in central Newcastle include Ben Shepherd, Rochelle and Marvin Humes, Keith Lemon, Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby, Phil Schofield and footballing legend Alan Shearer.

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