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VV Brown: 'This new album is purely an artistic statement'

VV Brown: The singer who never gives up

VV Brown's early pop career didn't really take off. Now, with a new album out, she cares more about her artistry than sales, she tells Nick Duerden

What Katie did next: Is the star formerly known as Jordan thinking of stepping out of the limelight?

At just 35 years old she is expecting child number four, from husband number three, while promoting book number 49. But the TV star and author no longer wants to parade her soap-operatic life in full view of the public, she tells Nick Duerden.

Call of duty: George Butler is drawn to conflict hotspots around the world

George Butler: Illustrator's art meets artillery on the battlefield

'I’m not trying to compete with the photographer because I couldn’t'

How We Met: Michael Nunn & Darcy Bussell

'He came down to see me on "Strictly" recently. Typically for him, he told me just what he thought…'

Rev Richard Coles: 'I don’t have any concerns that God is cross with me for being gay and eventually the Church won’t either'

Rev Richard Coles, the nation’s most pop-culture-friendly priest, on the Church, homosexuality – and how he feels about celibacy.

Why has Mumsnet developed such an awkward reputation?

Powerful enough to influence Westminster. Useful enough to pull in more than four million users. Yet spiteful enough to attract defamation cases. What's the deal with Mumsnet?

Credo: Actor and horror-film director Eli Roth on phobias, nightmares - and romcom tears

I love to terrify people As things get worse in this world, and people feel a loss of control over things, they need an outlet, a place they are allowed to be really scared. Where better than horror movies?

Simon Russell Beale: 'My character has to chuck a glass of whisky in somebody’s face, and then do it again! I thought that was fantastic, and so exciting.'

Simon Russell Beale: King Luvvy pauses... for Pinter

Our greatest living stage actor is a Shakespeare specialist, but he's made an exception just so he can throw whisky in someone's face, twice. Nick Duerden meets Simon Russell Beale

Could former porn star Sasha Grey be the next EL James?

The 25-year-old former porn superstar has reinvented herself as a novelist, and her first book, The Juliette Society, revolves around a woman's introduction to a highly secretive sex club.

Dog days: Goldie at home in Hemel Hempstead. ‘The Nineties were brilliant,’ he remembers. ‘But I’m still scratching my head at the Noughties.’

Goldie: Mellow yes, but he's still in a rush

As a new career 'best-of' provokes retrospection, the newly chilled musician-artist-actor-whatever insists he still has his best work ahead of him. Nick Duerden meets Goldie

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BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

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Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

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Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
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Young at hort

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Beyond a joke

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The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
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A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
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It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
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Besiktas vs Arsenal

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Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

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Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment