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Given the illustrious maritime history of the British Isles, the sea shanty revival spearheaded by Fisherman's Friends, the 10-strong vocal group from the picturesque north Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac, was long overdue. Jon Cleave, the bald, moustachioed MC and bass singer, might have been the most visible member of the ensemble, the one best able to reflect on their continuation of a long-standing tradition and their repertoire of occasionally lewd material, but Trevor Grills, who has died after suffering severe head injuries at a venue in Guildford, Surrey, last weekend, was the tenor singer whose voice sent shivers down the spine of many a listener.

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Dean Winstanley hit a nine-dart finish in his second-round clash with Vincent van der Voort in the PDC world darts championship, but could not do enough to claim victory.

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My Bloody Valentine will play three UK shows following the band's Japanese and Australian tours early next year.

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Judd Trump criticised his own performance as the world No 1's title defence at the UK Championship in York was halted at the first hurdle by qualifier Mark Joyce last night.

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Jacksons to embark on reunion tour next year

The Jacksons are to bring their reunion tour to the UK with five newly-announced dates next year.

Opera cancelled after baritone Robert Poulton killed in car crash

Robert Poulton, a baritone with Glyndebourne opera, was tragically killed in a car accident in Sussex late last night.

Susan Boyle launches Poppy Appeal

Singing sensation Susan Boyle has launched this year's Scottish Poppy Appeal.

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Salmond tears into the Tory-led 'Lord Snootys'

Scottish First Minister pulls no punches at SNP conference as he urges his cheering supporters to follow his dream of independence

The Rolling Stones are charging a hefty £375 for their tickets

Rolling Stones concert tickets will cost £375

The Rolling Stones have confirmed their first live shows for five years – but fans face shelling out hundreds of pounds to catch a glimpse of the band at some of the most expensive gigs in British history.

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