1. National

D-Day veterans honoured 70 years after Normandy landings

Heroes of the liberation of Europe were joined by world leaders as tens of thousands of people remembered the courage and sacrifices of servicemen on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

View all 96 updates ›

Dame Vera Lynn set for top 20 album, aged 97

Dame Vera Lynn made her professional debut 90 years ago. Credit: Zak Hussein/PA Archive

Dame Vera Lynn is on course to make the top 20 at the age of 97 - extending her lead as the oldest living artist to figure so high up in the album chart.

The Forces' Sweetheart released Vera Lynn: National Treasure - The Ultimate Collection this week and if early strong sales continue throughout the week she could even make the top 10.

Her last major chart feat was five years ago when she achieved a number one with an earlier best-of release.

Dame Vera's latest album comes as preparations are taking place to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on Friday.

She will also have a role in a major commemorative concert at the Royal Albert Hall on the evening of the anniversary when Katherine Jenkins duets with a recording of her singing the popular wartime hit We'll Meet Again.

More on this story