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Tributes paid to comedian Sean Hughes

Irish stand-up comedian and actor Sean Hughes has died aged 51, his management has confirmed. Credit: PA

Tributes have been paid to comedian Sean Hughes, who has died at the age of 51.

The Irish stand-up shared his final tweet on 8 October, in which he said he was "in hospital".

Hughes was best known for being a panellist on long-running BBC Two panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks and for starring in his own sitcom Sean's Show in the early 1990s.

He also appeared on TV programmes including Coronation Street and The Last Detective.

Comics including Jason Manford, Omid Djalili, Jack Dee and Sarah Millican have shared their tributes following the news.

Manford tweeted: "Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes. A brilliant comic and a lovely bloke.”

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X Factor judges have got the love for Lisburn singer

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Lisburn singer Rwanda Shaw impressed the judges as X Factor returned to our screens on Saturday night.

The 21-year-old made it through to Bootcamp after earning four 'yeses' for her performance of You've Got the Love by Florence and the Machine.

Nicole Scherzinger said: "You've got an awesome voice, you're gorgeous - you've got so much potential."

Highlights: Portrush Air Show takes flight

Aviation enthusiasts have been treated to some spectacular performances at this year's Portrush Air Show.

All eyes will be on the skies throughout the weekend at Ireland's largest free festival of flight.

The two-day event features displays by the Wildcat aerobatics team, a Battle of Britain Memorial flight that includes a fly-past by a Spitfire and the RAF Red Arrows performing their trademark formation flying.

The family-friendly event continues on Sunday afternoon and it's expected to attract around 200,000 spectators.

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