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Batsman waited decade for his Test chance but then appeared too eager to take it
The first lady of punk shrugs off a meltdown at Meltdown for her high-kicking comeback
My Bloody Valentine have been announced as the final headliner at Festival No.6 in September.
Five pairs of tickets to the new show from the i political columnist to be won
One based on HMS Victory, a Tardis and another with an upturned boat for a roof make final of the increasingly popular annual competition
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Like his fellow Wirral resident Miles Kane, Coral frontman James Skelly profits from the input of Ian Broudie and Paul Weller on his solo debut – the latter most evident in the stomping mod beat of opener “You've Got It All”.
This weekend's Field Day festival in east London is packed with storming new acts.
On an evening where the big news of the week was still a live talking point, there was precious little sympathy in a famed back room in Glasgow. “Did you hear what Frankie Boyle said about Thatcher?” asked Steve Mason, sometime Beta Band singer and now the proud-owner of an alias-spattered solo career which has recently taken a turn for the incisively political. It’s the old gag about spending the public money earmarked for the late former PM’s funeral on spades, then “everyone in Scotland can dig a hole and deliver her to Satan in person.”
The post-mortem of a young filmmaker who died while making a documentary on homelessness has come back inconclusive, an inquest heard today.
Field Day, London's most ambitious and forward-thinking festival celebrates its seventh birthday on 25 May in Victoria Park with its unique formula of pioneering line-up coupled with village fete mentality.
As an on-trend parent these days you need to invest in an all-terrain buggy that takes up the width of a pavement, but what's on your little one's MP3 player? If you insist baby is cool for crèche, you might want to follow the lead of Elton John and Victoria Beckham, ensuring your offspring nods off to lullaby versions of popular songs. Based in Los Angeles since 2006, the Rockabye Baby! series has been reworking the oeuvres of pop and rock's biggest names (anyone from Madonna and Kanye West to U2 and Metallica) into soothing instrumentals using glockenspiel and vibraphone to suit the ears of both babies and parents.
England reached 267 for two on the opening day
All those so-called expert predictions about Old Albion trampling all over the Kiwi colonials are looking pretty hollow now. So here we go again. England, without being cocky, arrogant or complacent, should defeat New Zealand by some distance in the second Test which begins at the Basin Reserve tomorrow.
Devendra Banhart's last few albums left little impression, and despite moving to Warners' artists colony Nonesuch, his latest seems unlikely to arrest that trajectory.