BBC correspondent Kate Adie is to compere a concert in Durham Cathedral in aid of the city's St Cuthbert's Hospice.

Kate, whose new book "Nobody's Child: The Lives of Abandoned Children'' will be published this autumn, will be fronting the concert on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 7.30pm.

For Kate, it will be a nostalgic return to Durham where she spent her early broadcasting days at Radio Durham, which was housed at Park House - now the site for the St Cuthbert's Hospice.

Among the performers will be Choir Girl of the Year Joanna Burton.

Standard tickets for the concert only will cost £7.50. Gold Tickets, costing £25, will include a pre-reception in the Undercroft at 6.15pm, parking and reserved seats in the front ten rows of the cathedral.

For further information or tickets, telephone St Cuthbert's Hospice on 0191-3861170, or visit the Durham tourist information office.