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Best's Beatles role given street cred

Published 26/07/2011 | 05:00

The original drummer in The Beatles has said he is "very humbled" that a street in his home town is to be named after him.

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Pete Best's contribution to Liverpool's musical heritage will be recognised with the creation of Pete Best Drive. Best (69) said: "I feel very humbled, very flattered and very honoured."

Glee for trio who get show reprieve

'Glee' stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith will appear in future seasons of the hit show, co-creator and executive producer Brad Falchuk said.

He told thousands of "Gleeks" gathered at the Comic-Con fan convention in California that Rachel, Kurt and Finn "are not done with the show after this season". Reports surfaced last month that the three would not return for season four of the TV show.

Drunks viciously beat blind terrier

A grandfather has appealed for help in catching the "senseless drunks" who stole his blind miniature Yorkshire terrier and left him so badly injured he had to be put down.

Murphy, a 13-year-old tiny Yorkie, was repeatedly kicked. Owner William Carmoody (56) of Sunderland, said: "He was such a loving little thing."

Phone-box pub fails to pull it off

Villagers who turned a redundant red telephone box into an alehouse for a night in the hope of claiming a world record for the UK have been dealt a bitter blow.

Officials at Guinness World Records said The Dog and Bone -- opened in Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, earlier this month -- did not qualify as the world's smallest pub as it needed a licence.

Actor arrested at comic event

British actor Rhys Ifans, who portrays the villain Lizard in the upcoming movie 'The Amazing Spider-Man', was arrested and cited for battery at the pop culture gathering Comic-Con.

"He was abusive and shoved a female security guard," San Diego police spokeswoman Andra Brown said.

Chilean miners' story to be movie

The story of the Chilean miners who were trapped for more than two months is on its way to the big screen.

The 33 miners have sold the rights to their story to producer Mike Medavoy. The planned film will recount the remarkable plight of the miners who were trapped for 69 days last year.

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