Linkin Park pay tribute to Chester Bennington

Linkin Park pay tribute to Chester Bennington

Linkin Park have released their first official statement after the death of frontman Chester Bennington last week. “Our hearts are broken. The shock waves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened,” it read. “You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realised,” it continued. Bennington’s body was found at a private home in Los Angeles on Thursday. The LA County Coroner…

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How Linkin Park made rap metal memorable

How Linkin Park made rap metal memorable

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who has died aged 41, changed the dynamics of nu metal with his searingly personal lyrics and musical curiosity. Linkin Park weren’t the first band to fuse metal and rap, but they were the most successful. Their first album, Hybrid Theory, was certified diamond in the US, representing 10 million sales. Around the world, they sold more than 50 million records. What set them apart from other nu metal acts…

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Justin Bieber: How he hypnotised Hyde Park at BST gig

Justin Bieber: How he hypnotised Hyde Park at BST gig

Justin Bieber has a bad cold. Given that one A-list pop star had already pulled a massive London gig this weekend on health grounds, the bosses must have been worried on behalf of the waiting 50,000 Beliebers in Hyde Park on Sunday evening. But fortunately the singer opted not to call in sick – and took to the stage for a stonking show as part of the British Summer Time festival (BST) in London. Here’s…

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Finsbury Park attack suspect named as Darren Osborne

Finsbury Park attack suspect named as Darren Osborne

Media playback is unsupported on your device The man arrested on suspicion of carrying out a terror attack near a north London mosque is Darren Osborne from Cardiff, the BBC understands. The father-of-four was held after a van hit Muslims who had been attending evening prayers in Finsbury Park. They had been helping a man who had collapsed. He later died but it is not clear if it was because of the attack. Mr Osborne,…

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Finsbury Park attack: Man dies as van hits worshippers

Finsbury Park attack: Man dies as van hits worshippers

Media playback is unsupported on your device A man has died and 10 people have been injured after a man drove a van into worshippers near a north London mosque. Eight people were taken to hospital after the “terrorist attack” near Finsbury Park Mosque, police said. A group of people were helping a man who had collapsed when they were hit by the van just after midnight. The man has died, but it is unclear…

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Finsbury Park toddlers: Murder hunt over boy's death

Finsbury Park toddlers: Murder hunt over boy's death

A one-year-old boy has died after being found injured in a north London flat. Officers called to Wilberforce Road in Finsbury Park on Saturday night following a “domestic incident” also discovered a girl the same age in a critical condition, Scotland Yard said. The children, thought to be twins, were taken to an east London hospital after the discovery at 23:10 GMT. The boy died in the early hours of Sunday. Police want to trace…

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T in the Park organisers told to pay back £50,000 of government grant

The organisers of T in the Park will have to pay back a third of a £150,000 Scottish government grant awarded to help the festival relocate. The event was forced to move from Balado in Kinross to Strathallan Castle in 2015 over concerns about an oil pipeline that ran under the site. DF Concerts confirmed in November that the festival will not take place this year. The promoter has now been asked to pay back…

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Zac Goldsmith ousted by Lib Dems in Richmond Park by-election

Zac Goldsmith ousted by Lib Dems in Richmond Park by-election

The Liberal Democrats have caused a major upset in the Richmond Park by-election, overturning a 23,015 majority to oust ex-Tory MP Zac Goldsmith. Mr Goldsmith stood as an independent after leaving the Conservative Party in protest at the government’s decision to back a third Heathrow runway. But Lib Dem Sarah Olney, who is also opposed to Heathrow expansion, fought the campaign on the issue of Brexit. Labour’s Christian Wolmar lost his £500 deposit as he…

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