Yard's Most Wanted arrested in Amsterdam

One of Scotland Yard's most wanted men was arrested when police swooped in Amsterdam today.

Public urged to help trace fugitive Britons in Amsterdam

Police appealed to the public today to help them trace six suspected criminals believed to be hiding in Amsterdam.

Album: Archie Bronson Outfit, Coconut (Domino)

If this week's releases were to be plotted on a graph, Coconut would come somewhere between the electro-industrial grooves of Black Light and the berserker impulse of Amsterdam Showdown, King Street Throwdown!.

Album: Daniel Reuss, Frank Martin: Golgotha (Harmonia Mundi)

Following last year's fine recordings of Ligeti and Swaelinck, it was perhaps hoping too much for three successes in a row from Daniel Reuss and the Cappella Amsterdam.

Album: Solex vs. Cristina Martinez & Jon Spencer, Amsterdam Showdown, King Street Throwdown! (Bronzerat)

What I particularly like about Amsterdam Showdown, King Street Throwdown! is the way it defies simple categorisation, shifting shape and direction with virtually every track, and constructing weird, contradictory combinations of sounds which balance, as the poet once said, like a mattress balances on a bottle of wine.

Album: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Horizon 2: A Tribute To Oliver Messiaen (RCO)

On this dazzling live programme, the RCO under George Benjamin alternates works by Messiaen with new pieces tangentially related. Geert van Keulen's new orchestral arrangement of Paul Dukas' 1920 piano piece "La plainte, au loin, du faune..." adds extra intrigue to Debussy's "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune". The highlight is a stunning rendition of Messiaen's "Chronochromie", its darting dabs of sound and animated percussion packed with startling dissonances and dynamic shifts.

La Boh&egrave;me, Cock Tavern Theatre, Kilburn, London<br/>Jansons / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Barbican, London

A tiny and youthful production of 'La Boh&egrave;me' has authenticity, and Mahler makes the singers cry

Album: Sweelinck, Psaumes Francais etc (Harmonia Mundi)

The clean, easy blend of Capella Amsterdam fits Sweelinck’s smooth, understated polyphony.

Roman Tragedies, Barbican Centre, London

Shakespeare as never before

The Hoerengracht, National Gallery, London

The National Gallery is the unlikely setting for an artistic re-creation of Amsterdam's red-light district

An Education, By Lynn Barber

When the journalist Lynn Barber was a 16-year-old in 1960, for some inexplicable reason she got into the car of a smooth-talking older man she'd never met before.

Album: Cappella Amsterdam, Sweelinck: Psaumes Francais & Canciones Sacrae (Harmonia Mundi)

The outstanding Cappella Amsterdam choir turn their attention to their 16th-century homeboy Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, whose intricate vocal settings of both Catholic and Protestant psalms and motets are considered the crowning achievements of Franco-Flemish polyphony.

Gang 'plotted to flood Jersey with cannabis'

Six men plotted to flood the island of Jersey with £1m worth of cannabis, a court heard today.

Man-for-man marking: England players rated

How did the England team perform on an individual level? Take a look at our rating for each player following last night's 2-2 draw in Amsterdam.

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