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The manager of rock star Pete Doherty was jailed for 12 months today after admitting being involved in a hit-and-run crash.

Pete Doherty arrested moments after escaping jail sentence

Rock singer Pete Doherty was rearrested at court today moments after he was spared jail with a fine for driving offences.

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Pete Doherty: 'I was on life support machine after poisoning'

Troubled Pete Doherty has revealed that his heart "stopped" and he was on a life support machine after being rushed to hospital.

Pete Doherty's manager on hit and run charge

The manager of rock star Pete Doherty appeared in court today charged over a hit-and-run crash in which a man was critically injured.

Pandora: King returns with promise of memoirs

Numerous unsuccessful CDs and one DVD later, Jonathan King has launched his latest bid for attention.

Pete Doherty set to reform The Libertines

Pete Doherty has revealed he is prepared to reform his band the Libertines, even if fellow frontman Carl Barat refuses to join.

Peter Doherty joins V Festival bill

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Doherty to face trial on driving charges

Rock singer Pete Doherty was released on £50,000 bail today to await trial charged with dangerous driving after a gig.

Great Escape Festival - South by South East

Heralding the start of Britain's festival season, this year's Great Escape played host to 300 acts across Brighton.,/p>

Now in its fourth year, The Great Escape could be the little sister of the famous South by South West festival and conference, in Austin, Texas. Like its bigger predecessor, The Great Escape takes over the city centre with bands, 3,000 music-industry delegates from around the globe and speakers across 34 venues. This year's festival saw more than 12,000 fans per day in attendance across the events.

The Word On... Peter Doherty, the new album

"'Grace/Wastelands' appears at first to be a slightly disjointed album. However, it becomes apparent that there is one thing linking all the tracks – an honest and genuine outpouring of Doherty's soul." - Lizzie Ennever, bbc.co.uk/music

Album: Peter Doherty, Grace/Wastelands (Parlophone)

Doherty gets serious... and pickpockets his heroes
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