PUBLISHED: 17:25 28 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:34 28 September 2018 Nick Richards Andrew Worsdale, owner of Holt Vinyl Vault pictured when he was still also functioning as a Post Office Archant Norfolk 2016 A decade ago record shops were on their last legs but now they’re reappearing on the high street. Nick Richards spoke to author Graham Jones about how we fell in love with vinyl again. A thriving Soundclash in St Benedict's Street, Norwich on Record Store DayOn the first Saturday of the school summer holidays in July 1983 I purchased my first record, paying £1.10 for a copy of The Police’s Wrapped Around Your Finger.As I sat in a café afterwards eating a flapjack and drinking a glass milk mulling over the fact I’d chosen it instead of Depeche Mode’s Everything Counts, I had unwittingly made my first purchase from an independent record shop. I was off and running at the age of eight.It came from Andy’s Records in … [Read more...] about Vinyl’s resurrection: Why record shops are returning to East Anglia
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Northern Ireland has marked 589 days without a fully functioning, elected government, surpassing Belgium’s record. Protestors using the hashtag #WeDeserveBetter have demanded restoration of the power-sharing executive. How did Northern Ireland get here? The power-sharing executive in Stormont imploded in January 2017 after the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) and Sinn Féin quarrelled over a bungled renewable energy scheme, the Irish language, marriage equality and other issues. Neither side has blinked so the impasse continues, dragging on past the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement in April and now the unhappy record set by Belgium in 2010-11, still without any sign of compromise. Who is running Northern Ireland? The Northern Ireland secretary, Karen Bradley, and civil servants are keeping government departments operational – a far cry from the devolution and power-sharing between nationalists and unionists envisaged in the Good Friday agreement. What is the … [Read more...] about Q&A: What next for Northern Ireland after a record 589 days adrift?
Florence + The Machine recently announced three surprise shows to take place next month. They will embark on a mini UK tour, which includes a London Royal Festival Hall show on May 8. Other stops on the tour will be Halifax on May 5 and Scunthorpe on May 6. Earlier this month they released Sky Full of Song in celebration of Record Store Day. The track is also rumoured to feature on their upcoming fourth studio album, due for release in 2018. Buy tickets here This year also sees them headline BBC Radio 1's Biggest Weekend, support the Rolling Stones at their London Stadium show and play a number of European festivals including Melt and Bilbao BBK. Find out below how to get tickets to their three-date tour. Where can I buy tickets? They'll be available from Ticketmaster here or See Tickets here. When do tickets go on sale? They go on sale at 10am on Friday April 27. How much are tickets? They're priced at £50.50 - £72.50, plus booking fees. What are the tour dates? … [Read more...] about Here’s how to get Florence + The Machine tickets for UK tour
News / UK and world by Press Association April 23, 2018, 10:25 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Excitement is building outside St Mary’s Hospital, where some fans have been camped out for 15 days hoping for a glimpse of the royal baby. The world’s media began to gather outside the Lindo Wing on Monday morning after Kensington Palace announced the Duchess of Cambridge had been admitted in the early stages of labour. The timing of the announcement, falling on St George’s Day, added to the occasion for waiting royalists outside. John Loughrey, 63, who is part of a group who have been camped outside the hospital, said: “We are so pleased. We have been here for 15 days. “I’m so pleased it’s St George’s Day. St George himself would be very pleased if the baby’s born today.” Mr Loughrey, from Streatham, south London, said he plans to celebrate the birth with English flags … [Read more...] about Royal fans camped outside hospital for 15 days eager to catch glimpse of baby
THE record collection gathering dust in your attic might just be worth thousands of pounds. With Record Store Day coming up this Saturday we look at the rare records you might already own. When looking for a valuable record it is the scarcity, rarity and the condition of a vinyl that can make an album worth it's weight in gold. As well as this, rabid vinyl collectors will pay top money for albums that are first pressings, feature alternate covers and have typos and mistakes in the liner notes. Sometimes a rare record could be hiding right under your nose but the trick is knowing what to look for. Here is a round of up of records you've probably heard of or might own that could net you some serious cash. Every dog has it's day - David Bowie "Diamond Dogs" worth £1,000 A perfect example of an album with a rare cover is "Diamond Dogs" by David Bowie. When the album was first released in 1974 the cover featured a painting of David Bowie's top half with a dog's hind legs and genitals. … [Read more...] about Do you have a valuable vinyl record that could be worth up to £25,000?