Straits lead the way in cancer gig

FORMER members of Dire Straits are opening a charity concert in support of the Sarah Greene Breakthrough Tribute at the O2 Empire at Shepherd's Bush next Thursday.

Three of the seven band members have played, recorded or worked with many artists such as Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Cher, James Morrison and Enrique Iglesias. The band is now called Straits. The money raised will be used to find a cure for triple negative breast cancer and will be added to the £1.25m already raised. Ticket prices range from £25- £70. 24 Hour Ticket Hotline: Call 0844 477 2000. VIP and Hospitality Available, Tickets can be purchased online at: www.ticketweb.co.uk

FORMER head of the Football Task Force David Mellor was bemoaning the cost of his season ticket at Chelsea yesterday. Speaking on the radio, Mellor said he hoped some of the extra money coming into the Premier League from broadcasting could be used to reduce the price of his £5,000 a year ticket. Another option for the poor man might be to move from the posh seats to behind the goal in the Matthew Harding stand. Cost: £750.