Gray-test hits to be shown off

SINGER-SONGWRITER David Gray will kick off a greatest hits tour in Newcastle, it was announced today.

Hain backs `baby' chief

Northern Ireland police chief Sir Hugh Orde last night had the "complete and unequivocal" support of Ulster Secretary Peter Hain after it was revealed that he had fathered a secret love child.

Get it on

There is much excitement in the Marc Bolan camp. Next year sees the 30th anniversary of the glam rock singer's death and the fan club is busy preparing events to commemorate the date.

Band's life goes on

Westlife are heading back to the Toon. Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr has the details.

TV's new Mr Nasty

Wearside-born programme-maker Chris Cowey followed in the footsteps of Simon Cowell last night as a judge on ITV1's latest tuneful reality show.

Moyet renaissance gig at The Sage

Soulful songstress Alison Moyet will be bringing her distinctive tones to the North-East later this year - having announced a concert date at The Sage Gateshead.

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