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Band Aid 30 will be available next week

Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction. Credit: Kobby Dagan/ABACAUSA.COM

The new Band Aid 30 track will be recorded on 15th November and will be available on 17th. It will not be available on Spotify until January.

Sir Bob Geldof said that they have yet to discuss the VAT options with the government but are hopeful that they will reach a deal to ensure more money goes to the charity.

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Adele and One Direction amongst artists to be involved with Band Aid 30

Adele will be involved with Band Aid 30. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure have confirmed some of the artists that will be involved in the Band Aid 30 track.

  • Adele
  • Bastille
  • Bono
  • Chris Martin
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Emeli Sande
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Ollie Murs
  • Sam Smith
  • One Direction


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Band Aid 30 to start recording this weekend

Artists will start recording the updated Band Aid track this weekend Midge Ure has said:

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New lyrics to Band Aid song will focus on 'pernicious' Ebola

Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure have called the announcement that a new version of the Christmas hit Do They Know It's Christmas? is "the worst kept secret this year."

He went on to say that the lyrics to the song will be changed to reflect the Ebola epidemic that the track will be in aid of.

Attwood to carry "dad strength" into New Zealand test

Bath's powerhouse says becoming a father has made him even stronger.

The 27-year-old lock forward, who grew up and started his playing career in Bristol before moving to Gloucester and Bath, will start his first England match in over a year on Saturday against the All Blacks.

His first born child arrived earlier this week but, rather than distracting him, Attwood insists fatherhood has given him renewed focus:


Bath's seven stars ready to take on world champions

The England rugby team test themselves against world champions New Zealand at Twickenham tomorrow with seven Bath players in the match-day squad.

And, fittingly ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Lance Corporal Rokoduguni will become the first serving soldier for fifteen years to represent his country.

Our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth caught up with our players ahead of the big match:

Rokoduguni dedicates his England game to armed forces

England newest debutant, Semesa Rokoduguni, says he's honoured to represent the entire British armed forces when he faces New Zealand at Twickenham.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard has just been named the Premiership's Player of the Month after a string of powerful performances on the wing for Bath.

And ahead of Remembrance Sunday the Fijian-born flyer says, "For those guys out there in the operational field - I will dedicate all the game to you guys."

Canal boat remains stuck in a lock in Bath

Canal boat stuck in a lock in Widcombe in Bath Credit: ITV News

A narrowboat that capsized in the Kennet and Avon Canal is still stuck in a lock in Bath.

The boat is believed to have been hired by a stag party. It tipped over after one end became stuck on a ledge in the lock at Widcombe. No one was injured.

The waterway remains closed while the Canal River Trust works out the safest way to remove it.

It comes eight months after the canal was blocked by another hired narrowboat. Read more here.

CCTV released after pub window smashed in Bath

Police want to identify this man and woman following vandalism at a pub in Bath Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police have released an image of a man and a woman on CCTV who they would like to speak to following vandalism at a pub in Bath.

The iconic stained glass front windows of the Coeur de Lion pub in Northumberland Passage were smashed early on Saturday morning.

Officers would like anyone who recognises them, or with information, to call them on 101 quoting reference number 113530/14.

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