Third degree for Scots singer Ure

LIVE 8 organiser Midge Ure is to be presented with a third honorary doctorate.

Geldof challenges G8 nations to stick to promises on Africa

LIVE Aid campaigner Bob Geldof yesterday issued an impassioned appeal to the world's wealthiest nations to honour their commitments to the poor of Africa.

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Britons answer Mandela's plea to make poverty history

MORE than three-quarters of Britons have answered Nelson Mandela's call to act to help end extreme poverty as he launched the Make Poverty History campaign last year.

Don't break your promises to Africa, Geldof urges G8

BOB Geldof has urged the world's richest nations not to renege on their G8 promises to help Africa, after he produced fresh evidence showing the UK had one of the biggest shortfalls to make up in development aid.

Woman claims she was raped during Live8 concert

A WOMAN has told how she was drugged and raped in the audience at Edinburgh's Live8 concert.

Bono and Geldof's efforts rewarded with second Nobel nomination

ROCK legends Bono and Bob Geldof have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the second year in a row, it emerged yesterday.

Harsh words for BBC over Live 8 stars' swearing

THE BBC was censured yesterday by Ofcom, the media watchdog, after a number of performers used bad language during live coverage of last summer's Live 8 concert.

Organiser of Live 8 in attack on Bob Geldof

THE organiser of the Edinburgh Live 8 concert has launched a scathing attack on Bob Geldof.

Music's millionaires make a more altruistic investment

IN THE year that Michael Jackson was found not guilty of child molestation, Kylie was diagnosed with breast cancer, Madonna returned to the dancefloor, Arctic Monkeys looked good on it and gatecrashed the no 1 spot on word of mouth and internet buzz, Eminem retired (or did he?), a 7ft (or thereabouts) transvestite won the Mercury Music Prize, Kanye West slammed George W Bush on live TV for his handling of the Hurricane Katrina crisis, notorious rock'n'roll couple Pete Doherty and Kate Moss becam

Old rockers encored for Live 8 as new stars missed cue, says Ure

LIVE 8 organiser Midge Ure has admitted the event had too many old rockers on the bill because they couldn't find enough exciting young bands.

Time up for idealism after cynical betrayal of Live 8

IT ALL seems so long ago now: that bright summer's day when my eight-year-old son and I joined the throng of 250,000 people who gathered in the Meadows in Edinburgh to urge world leaders at the G8 summit to take action to end poverty in Africa.

Geldof swears by success of Live 8 concerts

BOB GELDOF believes Live 8 marked the beginning of the end of poverty in Africa.

Dublin to give Geldof keys to the city

ANTI-POVERTY campaigner Bob Geldof is to be awarded the freedom of Dublin.

£10m appeal launched for starving

TWELVE leading UK charities today launched a £10 million appeal to save the starving people of Niger.

Police study attempted fireworks attack at Live 8 concert

POLICE are investigating a suspected anarchist attack at one of the Live 8 concerts using fireworks carrying a purple powder, it emerged last night.

Growth of digital TV offers plenty to keep an eye on

THE recent Live 8 global concerts emphasised again the power and reach of television in the 21st century.

Sole food for James Brown at top hotel

GODFATHER of soul James Brown ate fish suppers on four nights in a row during his recent visit to Edinburgh, despite staying in the five-star Scotsman Hotel.

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Confusion as fans go early in train gaffe

CONFUSION reigned at Murrayfield as some revellers ended up leaving Edinburgh 50,000 - The Final Push early after a mix-up concerning late trains.

Cleaners work through night to clear streets after concert

THE clear-up operation after the Murrayfield gig and the city centre protests continued into the small hours this morning.

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