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RuPaul is best-known in the UK for his reality TV show 'Ru- Paul's Drag Race', and has released three albums, modelled, written an autobiography and presented a chat show
Not everyone is a natural protester. So what's it like to abandon the quiet life and take up the struggle? Oscar Quine talks to four unlikely placard-wavers
Armatrading, 64, is an award-winning singersongwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose hits include 'Love and Affection' and 'Drop the Pilot'
Two (unmarried) writers test out dating websites for adulterers in the wake of a hacking scare
'Election night was one of the most exciting nights of my political life'
David Lammy was touched by the 7/7 attacks in a way that only deepened his connection to the city he grew up in
Bushnell's column for The New York Observer was adapted into a bestselling anthology that went on to form the basis of the TV series and two hit movies
Soaring rents have pushed the city's young creatives out to Sai Ying Pun. Oscar Quine sets off to explore the district
The most exciting week of the year in Somerset is here again – not going? Experience all the best bits with our live blog
Peire has been director of The Ivy since 2007, and starred as ‘The Restaurant Inspector’ in the eponymous Channel 5 series
Pete and Carl have a famously fractious relationship but seemed well at ease
Midnight feasts lose their lustre when you're a shift worker in need of a meal
Edwards will lead England in the Women's Ashes this summer
Adventure tourism is thriving in the region, spurring on the local economy
Befriending a dog can be life-changing - never more so than for children who find school a challenge
Blur are playing a number of dates over the summer following the release of their latest album, The Magic Whip