Jess Denham

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Lars Ulrich of Metallica performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2014

Metallica question their longevity after Glastonbury: 'One of our songs is equal to eight Rolling Stones songs in terms of intensity'

The heavy metal band cannot see themselves performing into their seventies

Festival goers use recycling bins at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset

Glastonbury 2014: The great clean-up begins as 175,000 fans leave festival site

Some 800 litter-pickers have been employed to clear Worthy Farm of rubbish

British singer Ed Sheeran performs at the Pyramid Stage of the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts 2014, held at Worthy Farm, near Pilton, Somerset

Ed Sheeran's X hits number one to become fastest-selling album of 2014 after Glastonbury performance

The 'Sing' star has knocked Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence from the top spot

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will star in Doctor Who series 8 in August

Doctor Who series 8: First episode air date revealed with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

Viewers will meet the Twelfth Doctor on Saturday 23 August on BBC One

Lily Allen performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2014: Twitter reacts as Lily Allen brings Pyramid Stage back to life after storm

Allen's songs about oral sex and the war on drugs banished the thunderstorm

Haim promise second album release 'very soon' at Glastonbury 2014

The trio have been writing their 'Days Are Gone' follow-up on the road

Rapper Jay Z performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 2008

Glastonbury 2014: Best headline performances of the last 20 years from Blur to Jay Z

Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian have a lot to live up to this weekend

Eric Clapton sees touring as 'unapproachable' ahead of turning 70 next year

Eric Clapton retirement: Guitarist plans to quit 'unbearable' touring after 50 years on the road

Clapton might continue studio work but does not want to 'embarrass' himself

Festival goers watch Blondie performing on the Other Stage, at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset

Glastonbury 2014: Jerry Hall performs for first time in public with Paris-Texas and the Uke

The supermodel received a message of support from ex-husband Mick Jagger

Glastonbury 2014: The Kooks 'secret' set confirmed for Sunday

Luke Pritchard and his Brighton band will play the John Peel Stage

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice