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Last minute concert change for Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry has changed the venue for tonight's concert Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Finally, fans of Joe McElderry are being asked to spread the word that the venue for his concert tonight has had to be changed.

Messages on Facebook and Twitter are letting fans know the show has moved from the O2 arena in Newcastle to Rainton Meadows Arena near Durham.

Fans can use their original tickets for entry tonight.

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South Shields' Joe McElderry opens cancer unit

Joe talks to staff at the hospital in Shotley Bridge Credit: ITV News
Joe McElderry unveils a plaque at the official opening Credit: ITV News
The plaque that marks the opening of the new cancer unit at the hospital Credit: ITV News
People gather for the opening of the new unit Credit: ITV News
The new cancer unit is opening at the hospital near Consett Credit: ITV News
The unit will provide local cancer services for the local community Credit: ITV News

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Joe McElderry: His career so far

Joe with his fellow X Factor finalists in December 2009 Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images
After winning the X Factor Credit: Carl Court/PA Archive/Press Association Images
At a signing for his debut single in his hometown in South Shields Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images
With fellow geordie royalty Cheryl Cole at the National Television Awards in January 2010 Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Performing at the London Christmas lights switch-on in November 2010 Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Joe McElderry performs at a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in May 2011 Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images
At the start of the Great North Run in September 2011 Credit: Hugh Macknight/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Arriving for the Pride of Britain awards in October 2011 Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Performing at a series of outdoor concerts to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games, at Hyde Park in central London in August 2012 Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Joe McElderry performs as the Paralympic flame is set alight in the city centre Credit: Paul Faith/LOCOG/Press Association Images
Arriving at The Sun's military awards in December 2012 Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

McElderry's life and career to be celebrated with award

Joe McElderry will be celebrating tonight in Newcastle Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

X Factor winner, and South Shields star, Joe McElderry will pick up a Variety Silver Award in Newcastle tonight at a special dinner that is being held in his honour.

'A Tribute to Joe McElderry' will be a celebration of Joe's life and career so far, where he will be presented with the Variety Silver Heart award.

Money raised on the evening will go towards the children's charity 'Variety'.

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