A COUPLE from Barnsley are one of the 10,000 people chosen to attend the special concert at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

Dennis Jepson and his wife Janet - who volunteer at the Lamproom theatre - was chosen out of thousands of entries for the sought-after tickets to the concert being organised by Take That front man Gary Barlow.

Other lamproom stalwarts - theatre manager Ruth Pearson and volunteer Betty Birks - will be going to the capital to watch the concert televised on the big screen in The Mall on June 4.

Ruth said: "We have promised to wave to Dennis and Janet if we see them hob-nobbing with the elite."