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Gaz Coombes of Supergrass

Gaz Coombes of Supergrass interview: Why he's moving into Radiohead territory with his new solo album

With Matador, Coombes says he feels fully revived

Purrfect: Nicole Sherzinger as Grizabella in the revived 'Cats’. 'A drop-dead stunning presence,' said this newspaper’s reviewer

Cats revival: Timeless appeal or is Nicole Scherzinger the reason for its success?

After 10 years away, Cats is back in the West End. And with an ex-Pussycat Doll centre-stage, it's a sell-out. 

Terry Denton & Andy Griffiths: 'I'm far more likely to apologise to Andy than he is to me - but that's only because I need to...'

The children's author and the illustrator met when Denton was assigned to Griffiths's very first book in 1993

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Davies met Cook a decade ago on the set of Doctor Who in Cardiff

Clara Amfo with her predecessor Jameela Jamil, who was the first woman to present the show in its 46-year history

Counting down to the end of the charts? How the Top 40 stays relevant in the age of YouTube

It's all-change at Radio 1's official chart show - but how we listen to music is also changing

Richard Linklater: The director on the humour in Raging Bull, rearing chickens, and why the older he gets, the less he cares

The director's films include 'Dazed and Confused', 'Me and Orson Welles' and the trilogy 'Before Sunrise', 'Before Sunset' and 'Before Midnight'

Olivia Jacobs & Ben Caplan: 'Ben thought the play was called 'Christian Love'. It was 'Christie in Love' - about a necrophiliac serial killer'

The theatre producer and the actor met in 1992 at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in north London

Rhys photographed last month on Southerndown Beach, near Bridgend in South Wales

Prince of Wales: Gruff Rhys on his rock odyssey, and the trouble with independence

He is a musician of wondrous oddity. He is on a perpetual quest to seek the lost tribes of the Welsh diaspora. He toured America with the puppet of a long-dead countryman. Just don't ask Gruff Rhys if he's a national treasure (because you'll wait a long time for the answer…)
The Guest Cat

The Guest Cat: The unlikeliest festive bestseller

Nick Duerden discovers why a simple, short story of a couple and a feline resonates with its readers on so many levels
Jacket required: Ed Harcourt

Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

Paloma Faith, Lana del Rey, Romeo Beckham. Ed Harcourt can write for them all. But, as he tells Nick Duerden, it took a personal crisis to turn him from indie star to writer-for-hire

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'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
14 best kids' hoodies

14 best kids' hoodies

Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk