Those who endured Williams’s recent X Factor performance need not fear: this brassy sequel to 2001’s big-band LP Swing When You’re Winning, is actually rather listenable. Not to say it’s great: he’s a karaoke kind of crooner and some of the covers here – such as “I Wanna Be Like You” with Olly Murs – should have remained the preserve of some celebrity charity ball.
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Sunday 17 November 2013
Shepp’s latest release is a great 40th anniversary recreation of his famous 1972 live album Attica Blues, a black-consciousness riposte to the four-day riot at Attica prison – sparked by the death, in 1971, of the Black Panther George Jackson – which left 43 people dead.
Thursday 03 October 2013
Mihaloliakos was detained in the early hours of this morning after appearing before magistrates in a six hour overnight testimony
Thursday 19 September 2013
Golden Dawn party denies a part in the murder of anti-fascist campaigner
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Man admits to killing leftist hip-hop artist in the name of far-right party Golden Dawn
Friday 29 March 2013
Highly-rated midfielder fears he has 'put an end to his career'
German football coach Otto Rehhagel will lead
'charm offensive' to restore Berlin's image in Greece and Cyprus
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Otto Rehhagel, the German football coach who led Greece to victory in the 2004 European Championships was unmasked as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s latest weapon in a campaign to restore Berlin’s tattered image in Greece and Cyprus.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Famous film trade mag Variety is adapting for the web by killing off its daily print edition in favour of a once-a-week edition and removing its online paywall. In its honour here are some of its best inside-Hollywood lexicographical inventions (dubbed slanguage):
Monday 25 February 2013
Panagiotis Vlastos attempted to break out of prison using a chartered helicopter full of heavily armed men
Friday 09 November 2012
The next tranche of bailout cash cannot be released next week, even though the Greek parliament narrowly backed more unpopular austerity measures yesterday.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Crowds burn swastikas and throw rocks at officers in Athens as they blame Germany for austerity crisis
Wednesday 15 February 2012
The meeting of eurozone finance ministers that was meant to approve the bailout that Greece needs to avoid defaulting on its debts was called off last night.
Monday 06 February 2012
Theo Angelopoulos, acclaimed as one of the greatest film-makers in his lifetime, was fatally injured on a desolate urban landscape under an overcast, drizzly sky, hit by a motorcyclist while trying to cross a highway.
Saturday 21 January 2012
Greece's government says that negotiations with private creditors aimed at lightening Greece's debt load have been suspended unexpectedly and that the creditors' representative has left Greece.
Sunday 08 January 2012
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Friday 13 May 2011
Flares and fire fill the streets in the Greek capital as police and protesters clash.
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