Northern Ireland

Thousands 'smash' world record in Londonderry

Image caption Organisers say more than 5000 people joined the world record attempt in Ebrington Square.

It's a Hard Knock Life in Northern Ireland's City of Culture.

More than 5,400 people are thought to have smashed a world record singing a song from the hit musical, Annie.

Organisers are confident that the thousands at Ebrington Square have set a new record for the largest choreographed song and dance routine ever staged.

Those behind the event had been hoping for more than 4,500 at the venue - but unofficial reports said there were about 1,000 more at the former army barracks.

However, it will be a number of weeks before the Guinness Book of Records can confirm the figures.

The event aimed to raise thousands of pounds Foyle Hospice.

Derry mayor Kevin Campbell said it was a fantastic day.