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Ben Howard wins best British breakthrough act at Brits

Ben Howard has won best breakthrough act at the Brit Awards at London's 02 Arena.

Ben Howard Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Howard had found little mainstream success until his inclusion on the Mercury Music Prize shortlist last year.

But it has helped him to gain wider recognition and he has gone on to reach number six in the album charts with debut release Every Kingdom.


Plymouth all set for 'Music of the Night'

Plymouth's 'Music of the Night' event begins tonight at the Royal Citadel. It runs until Friday and aims to raise more than £600,000 for local and military charities.

Hundreds of people will attend 'Music of the Night' event in Plymouth. Credit: ITV Westcountry

The event started in 1992 to commemorate the re-dedication of the Royal Citadel after its refurbishment.

Among the cast are professional musicians from the Royal Artillery and Her Majesty's Royal Marines.