Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure (left) attend a press conference where they announced that they will produce a record to help fight Ebola

Is Band Aid is need of a re-tune? Why charity singles don't always sound the right note

Northumbria University academic  Dr Lee Barron looks at the place of charity singles in popular culture

Midge Ure (left) and Bob Geldof arrive for the recording of the Band Aid 30 single at Sarm Studios in Notting Hill, London

David Banks: How Band Aid turned into nobodies

Journal columnist David Banks on how 30 years of Do They Know It's Christmas have managed to turn him into his own father

’Milo head up festival that’s Ous-ing talent

IF you ever want to look at exactly how rapidly Newcastle is evolving in the 21st century, then the Ouseburn area of the city would be a good place to start.

Silver stars in National

Irish raider Silver Birch caused a minor surprise as he claimed the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree.

Hunting poll query

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Listeners to the BBC Radio 4 Today programme have voted overwhelmingly for the repeal of the 2004 act which banned the hunting of foxes with dogs.

Orange Lights put soul in their rock

The Orange Lights are set to get up close and personal with an audience in Newcastle this week.

Band's black label

They've been compared to seminal shoegazers Joy Division and Echo & The Bunnymen .

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The domestic goddess in you

Superstar Kylie Minogue recently revealed that she yearns to have a day off from her glamorous lifestyle - to do housework.


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