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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.

Bob Geldof talks Band Aid anniversary

Bob Geldof performed with his band The Boomtown Rats in Exeter last night (Sunday 9 November) amid speculation that he's planning a new record to commemorate 30 years since Band Aid. His passion to help remains the same but a song hasn't yet been agreed.

It's 30 years almost to the week of the first record so there's a lot of pressure on me to do something but there has to be a purpose, I'm not interested in nostalgia I'm not really interested in talking about the past, never mind looking at it, there ain't no rear view mirror in this car so it has to be now.

– Bob Geldof


Late tries help Chiefs to victory over Bath

A win for the Chiefs, but another defeat for Albion.

Exeter Chiefs have beaten Bath in the LV Cup.

A record Sandy Park crowd of 11,785 saw Gavin Henson kick two penalties for the visitors, but Rob Baxter's men responded with tries from replacements Carl Rimmer and Moray Low, plus eight points from the boot of Gareth Steenson.

In rugby's Championship, bottom-of-the-table Plymouth Albion lost 19-0 at Jersey.

The Cornish Pirates take on Nottingham at the Mennaye Field tomorrow afternoon (3pm).

Exeter crowd funding company tries to save F1 team

Exeter crowd funding company tries to save F1 team Credit: Crowdcube

An Exeter crowd funding firm is helping Formula One racing team Caterham raise more than £2 million to enable it to finish the F1 season. Crowdcube has just six days to encourage people to invest otherwise the iconic British racing team may be no more.

The Oxfordshire based outfit went into administration last month but if it can finish the season it'll receive its money from TV rights and other revenue to get it back in business. Exeter's crowd funding firm Crowdcube is trying to make that happen.

The aim of the campaign is really to get Caterham F1 back on the grid for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix it's the finale of the season and they really just want to go racing, that's the objective of the campaign and we've got until next Friday to hit the target which is just over two million pounds and by then we have to have hit the target or not to determine whether they go racing or not.

– Luke Lang, Crowdcube

Four men convicted of murdering drug dealer

The murder took place at a house in Alphington Road in November 2013 Credit: ITV News

Four members of an armed gang have been found guilty of the killing of a drug dealer in Exeter.

Steven Crook was stabbed to death during a violent robbery at his home on Alphington Road in November last year. Today Ryan Singleton from Coventry was found guilty of murder and robbery while three others were convicted of manslaughter and robbery. They'll be sentenced next week.

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