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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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Firefighters tackle blaze at Northumberland castle

Chillingham Castle became a fully fortified castle in 1344 Credit: chillingham-castle.com

Five fire engines have been called out to tackle a chimney fire at an historic Northumberland castle.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue received a report of a fire at Chillingham Castle at around 9:44pm last night. The chimney fire, in the Minstrel's Hall, was extinguished and under control by 11:08pm and no damage was caused to the castle.

Chillingham Castle, which is currently home of Sir Humphrey Wakefield, 2nd Baronet, and his family, is closed to the public over winter.

The building became a fully fortified castle in 1344 and is famed for staging historic scenes from the film "Elizabeth" which starred Cate Blanchett.

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