Martin Clunes is back in Cornwall, filming his hit ITV show Doc Martin. He took a break to speak to us about his love of the county.Read the full story ›
It's Plymouth's biggest music event of the year, and the first night line-up for this summer’s MTV Crashes Plymouth is firming up.
Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne have both been confirmed for the first night of the two-day music festival, which last year saw around 20,000 people descend on the Hoe.
Tinie Tempah will be headlining on 22 July. He had a number one with his debut album Disc-Overy and has since won BRIT Awards for Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Single, as well as getting two top 10 singles in the UK charts.
MTV Crashes Plymouth is going to be awesome. It’s so beautiful down there. I can’t wait to get out there and perform by the sea this summertime.
It’s going to be a wicked show!
He’ll be joined by pop star Jess Glynne, who's had three number ones. ‘Hold My Hand’ held the top spot for three weeks. Her debut solo single reached the top 10 and her first album is expected later this year.
I’m so happy to be announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth with Tinie Tempah! This is a really exciting year for me with my album coming out later in the year and the summer is going to be mental.
MTV Plymouth, let’s do it!
The event will be broadcast live around the world.
More names for both days will be announced soon.
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has been describing his delight at booking The Who as Sunday headliners for the event in June.
They last performed at Worthy Farm in 2007.
They cancelled one of their dates abroad and they said we'd love to do it so we're thrilled to bits about that and last time they were brilliant. Fantastic show it really was. The sound was perfect, lovely evening when they played last time.
It might be the last time for them, I don't know so we simply could not resist and I'm so pleased they agreed to reschedule the tour in order to do it. It's going to be a highlight it really is.
I am a fan. I think Roger Daltrey is one of the best singers in the world you know. Fantastic. The whole shebang is going to be absolutely fantastic. Marvellous.
The announcement that Kanye West is one of the headliners at Glastonbury has angered some fans of the festival - who have launched a petition.
The change.org petition, has so far attracted over 28,000 supporters.
The rapper has been confirmed as one of this summer's headline acts.
He follows in the footsteps of fellow hip-hop superstar Jay Z, whose Saturday night slot in 2008 caused huge controversy before it was deemed a big success.
Now a petition has been launched in an attempt to derail plans by organisers for the US star to perform.
West recently took to the stage to debut new track All Day at the Brits but his performance - much of it muted out - left many viewers disappointed.
Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world. We spend hundreds of pounds to attend Glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment. Let's prevent this musical injustice now!
Emily Eavis, daughter of the festival's founder Michael, revealed on Twitter on Monday night that the rap superstar will top the Saturday bill at Glastonbury in June.
But Adam Tingley wrote on the petition website: "If he can't even get the Brits right, how will he manage to pull in the crowds at the world's greatest music festival?!?"
Alice McCready added: "Kanye's rap image is not in keeping with the festival's concepts. His lyrics are at times offensive".
Others were more supportive.
Barnye Hunter wrote on Twitter: "I love Glastonbury because the line up is so diverse and oh my how dare they let something other than an old white rock band headline!"
And Kayleigh Quinn said: "No specific genre owns Glastonbury. There's more than one stage. Get over yourself."
The announcement came shortly after West tweeted a series of nude pictures of his wife, socialite Kim Kardashian.
Eavis tweeted: "We are thrilled to let you know we have the one and only Kanye West headlining Saturday night on the Pyramid Stage!"
Foo Fighters will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday, making their first appearance at the Somerset festival since 1998.
It's been confirmed that The Who will fill the final headline slot at Glastonbury Festival.
It had already been revealed that the Foo Fighters would headline on the Friday, and Kanye West on the Saturday.
It has also been announced that Paul Weller will take the slot immediately before the band.
The Who are now doubled booked however, with a show already scheduled for Sunday 28th in Paris. It's not been confirmed whether this concert will be moved to a different date.
We're delighted to announce that The Who will headline Sunday night, with Paul Weller playing the penultimate slot. http://t.co/tJiDLcLtoa
Glastonbury have released a list of all those performing at the festival in June - but are still keeping quiet over the third, and final headliner.
The Full line up:
- Foo Fighters (headliner)
- Kanye West (headliner)
- Florence + The Machine
- Pharrell Williams
- Lionel Richie
- Mary J Blige
- Alabama Shakes
- Paloma Faith
- Patti Smith
- The Chemical Brothers
- Jamie T
- Ben Howard
- Hot Chip
- The Mothership Returns - George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic and the Family Stone
- Flying Lotus
- FKA Twigs
- Roy Ayers
- Run The Jewels
- Mark Ronson
- Super Furry Animals
- Belle & Sebastian
- The Vaccines
- Ryan Adams
- Future Islands
- George Ezra
- The Waterboys
- The Moody Blues
- Franz Ferdinand and Sparks
- The Maccabees
- Enter Shikari
- Clean Bandit
- Jessie Ware
- Courtney Barnett
- Jon Hopkins
- Jamie xx
- Mavis Staples
- Father John Misty
- The Fall
- Todd Terje
- Gregory Porter
- Sleaford Mods
- Catfish And The Bottlemen
- Azealia Banks
- Young Fathers
- Charli XCX
- Kasai Allstars
- Sharon Van Etten
- Kate Tempest
- Wolf Alice
- Perfume Genius
- Fat White Family
- Years And Years
- La Roux
- Death Cab For Cutie
- Lianne La Havas
- Death From Above 1979
- Circa Waves
- The Pop Group
- Ella Eyre
- Rae Morris
A new film celebrating life in Somerset will have its premiere in Taunton tonight. It was shot on film which was developed using cider.Read the full story ›
Tickets for this summer’s MTV Crashes Plymouth have sold out.
Pre-sale tickets for the music festival went on sale at 6pm last night and sold out in around two hours. Those allocated for general sale this morning were snapped up in just 15 minutes.
See Tickets apologised to customers this morning as music fans rushing to get their hands on the second batch of tickets caused its site to crash.
Plymouth City Council is now in discussions with MTV about the possibility of increasing capacity at the event to give more Plymouth residents the chance to experience the festival.
Stars will gather in Dorset this evening for the premiere of Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd.
The adaptation was filmed in the county - and featured Hardy's Cottage in Higher Bockhampton. Locals were asked to appear as extras in the film - which stars Carey Mulligan in the story's lead role. The London Premiere took place on Wednesday.
Katie Hopkins has been reported to police after being accused of inciting racial hatred.
The Devon businesswoman and reality TV star has been accused by a Labour MP of associating the Pakistani flag with the sexual abuse of young girls in Rochdale.
Simon Danczuk, the MP for Rochdale, said he had sent a complaint to the Greater Manchester Police Commissioner asking him to investigate whether a crime had been committed.
Hopkins, 40, tweeted after Danczuk attended a ceremony to mark National Pakistan Day.
She wrote: "Raising a Pakistani flag in Rochdale is not helping community cohesion. it is inflammatory. @SimonDanczuk you & your party disgust me."
The columnist also posted a picture of eight men convicted of child exploitation offences, asking Mr Danczuk if they were his friends too.
Explaining his decision to report Hopkins, Danczuk said:
It is not right that somebody who has little to do with Rochdale incited hatred of this kind ... Rochdale is a very cohesive community - people work well together. Of course there are tensions, like there are in other communities, but people rub together really well and we don't need outsiders like Katie Hopkins to come in and cause trouble just for the sake of causing trouble and creating Sun headlines.
Hopkins is yet to directly comment on the allegations.