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Praise for police officer who reassured young music fan

A Durham Police officer has been praised for reassuring a young concert goer who was scared to attend a gig in Chester-le-Street.

Chris Storey was on his way to a concert Little Mix on Saturday, but got cold feet because of the Manchester Arena bombing in May.

That's when a friendly police constable stepped in to reassure him, and Helen Pearson was there to see them reunited earlier:

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Jade's Geordie dinner before Little Mix arena gig

Jade Thirlwall has never hidden the fact that she enjoys a home-cooked meal, and a chocolate biscuit! Sharing a picture with her Twitter followers, the Little Mix singer from South Shields shows how her mother helps her prepare for an arena show. The girls are at the Metro Radio Arena tonight as part of their Get Weird World Tour.

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Little Mix thank North East supporters ahead of BRITs

The Little Mix singers are up for two BRIT Awards and they have thanked North East fans for supporting them this far.

Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards are from South Shields and are very vocal when it comes to their appreciation of home support.

Black Magic is up for Best British Video and Best Single.

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Perrie Edwards on life after Zayn Malik: 'I'm having an absolute blast'

Little Mix appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden in the US on Monday night, in their second major interview since band member Perrie Edwards split from her fiance Zayn Malik.

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I'm good. I'm having an absolute blast in America.

Things are going so well.

I wake up every day and I thank my lucky stars for these three girls.

– Perrie Edwards

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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