The Welsh singer is flying the flag for the UK at the annual contest, which takes place at the Malmö Arena in Sweden this evening.
Neath snooker player Michael White will make his Crucible debut today - against his boyhood idol, Mark Williams.
Bookmakers have given the Neath-born singer odds of 40-1 to win the contest, which will take place in Sweden.
The classical star is launching an appeal to raise £500,000 for essential repairs to the church tower and roof.
It is where she was christened and started singing as a choir girl, and she told us "this is where everything happened for me musically" and coming back is "so special."
Katherine Jenkins will give a charity concert on Tuesday evening to help raise £500,000 for the church where she began singing.
The Welsh classical star returns to St David's in Neath to perform for its restoration appeal.
It hopes to raise enough money for essential repairs to the church tower and roof above the choir stalls.
St David's is where Katherine learned to sing and where she still performs at Christmas. The singer was also christened there.
Canon Stephen Ryan, Rector of Neath said "We are delighted that Katherine is helping us with our fundraising appeal.
"I know she holds St David's Church in great affection, and as a community we are extremely proud of her success. "
An Army spokesman says comrades from 1 Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment are 'devastated' by the death of Neath soldier, Sapper Josh Thomas.
The 18-year-old's body was pulled from the River Medway off Rochester Pier in Kent at around midday yesterday.
– Army spokesperson
His next of kin have been informed and specially-trained officers from the Army and police are supporting his family at this very difficult time.
The Regiment is devastated at the loss of this bright young soldier, and the thoughts of everyone at Chatham Station go out to his family and friends.
A body found in the river off Rochester Pier has been formally identified as that of missing Neath soldier Josh Thomas.
The body was found in the River Medway yesterday afternoon.
Kent police say they are not treating the death as suspicious and a report has been prepared for the coroner.
The 18-year-old soldier from Brompton Barracks had been reported missing on Wednesday 10th April after a night out with friends.
Michael White is through to the quarter-finals at his debut World Snooker Championship.
The 21-year-old from Neath beat his Thai opponent Dechawat Poomjaeng 13-3.
White finished with a century break to round off an imperious performance, which sees him through the second round with a session to spare.
Neath snooker player Michael White resumes his second round match at the world championship later, leading his Thai opponent Dechawat Poomjaeng 7-1 after a dominant first session.
The 21-year-old, making his debut at the Crucible this year, knocked out fellow Welshman Mark Williams in the first round.
A community in Neath is celebrating after beating others from around the UK to win a special award.
Neighbours from Ethel Street received their Big Lunch Community Award from the Duchess of Cornwall at a reception at Clarence House.
Local families were praised for transforming the streets of one of the most deprived places in Wales after they started meeting once a year for a spot of food.
Residents of Ethel Street in Neath say it's a 'really wonderful feeling' to have their community spirit recognised by the Duchess of Cornwall.
They have received an award for their ongoing participation in the annual Big Lunch project, which is designed to bring the community closer together.
– Emma Knight, resident and Big Lunch organiser
The area we live in has some of the worst deprivation rates in Wales. Unemployment is high and there are lots of health problems. There wasn't much community spirit or pride at all - but that's all changed now.
Since we all got together in 2009 we've really transformed the atmosphere of Ethel Street. Most people now know their neighbours really well and would think nothing of popping next door for some spare milk or sugar, and elderly residents don't have to feel afraid of the young people because they know them all!
The Big Lunch Community Awards have taken place at Clarence House, with Ethel Street in Neath recognised for its community spirit.
The Duchess of Cornwall, who is patron of the Big Lunch project, and actress Barbara Windsor MBE, Big Lunch Ambassador, were both present at the awards.
Residents living in one of Wales' most deprived areas have received a special award from the Duchess of Cornwall in recognition of their community spirit.
For five years, Ethel Street in Neath has taken part in the 'Big Lunch' project - an annual event designed to bring communities closer together - and neighbours say the difference has been 'incredible'.
Ethel Street beat 35 shortlisted communities from hundreds of applicants across the UK.
Two representatives attended a ceremony at Clarence House on behalf of the whole street, where they accepted the award from the Duchess of Cornwall - patron of the Big Lunch project.