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Watch the winning videos from last night's awards

It's been a vintage year in the world of the music videos, with a number of brilliant entries fighting it out to win the coveted MTV Video Music Awards. Watch the winners here for yourself.

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Michelle Williams is heading for the West End. She's no longer the quiet one, says Matilda Egere-Cooper

Hit & Run: MPs and Lords pull together

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David Lister: Beyoncé's transport blues

The workings, or non-workings, of the London Underground system at weekends are discussed far too seldom. If, like me, you live in outer London, then there are numerous Saturdays and Sundays when you can't get into the capital by public transport. So I'm grateful to Beyoncé, pictured, that this state of affairs has been noticed at last. Her gig at the O2 last Monday was a success in the arena but a nightmare outside. Thousands of her fans were left with transport difficulties, as it was a bank holiday and the Jubilee line was closed for engineering work.

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Bunny boilers ahoy. This lame and laughable stalker-thriller makes Fatal Attraction look thoughtful.

Alice Jones: It was enough to make Beyoncé's halo slip

At 10.40pm on Monday night, Beyoncé sent me and 20,000 other adoring fans into the night singing the chorus of "Halo". At 11.40pm, still stuck in an unmoving taxi in a desolate, rainy coach park behind the O2, the words coming out of my mouth were considerably less angelic. Having sprung out of my seat the second Beyoncé left the stage, I didn't get home to Brixton until after 1am, tired and some £45 the poorer.

Beyoncé, 02 Arena, London

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Bunny Boilers: Cinematic stalkers guarantee drama

A new movie joins a long line of cinematic obsessions, says Emily Dugan

Fashion: Stretch: the rules

The recent NHS "Take the Stairs" campaign may have had some success, but it hasn't got the same pizzazz as Britain's favourite public-health advocate: Green Goddess Diana Moran. The emerald-leotarded fitbit turns 70 this year and is lithe, living proof that bending and flexing before breakfast will keep you tight, trim and, more importantly, on-trend.

Chess: the film of the music label

The latest musical biopic may be flawed, but the story it tells of a legendary blues and rock'n'roll label is compelling, writes Pierre Perrone

Album: Oumou Sangaré, Seya, (World Circuit)

The Malian diva’s first album for six years is as detailed and sophisticated as it is funky, as progressive as it is traditional, and as sexy as it is graceful and austere.

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