The headliners split the crowds, but this year's Glastonbury showed that the Seventies dream lives on at Worthy Farm
Amy Smith, 24, stallholder
U2 didn't quite live up to the hype, but Coldplay and urban music stars make up for it
U2 and Bono, known for their global poverty-fighting efforts, were accused of dodging taxes in Ireland by activists who crashed their performance last night at the Glastonbury festival.
A film of Aung San Suu Kyi, commissioned by U2 and smuggled out of Burma, has gone with them on a world tour which reaches Glastonbury on Friday. Martin Wroe had a clandestine meeting with her in Rangoon
Efforts by The Edge, the guitarist with the rock band U2, to build five luxury and purportedly eco-friendly mansions on a plum hillside plot in Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean were in tatters last night after planning permission was denied on the grounds that they would cause unacceptable environmental damage.
It opened at last and no one in the orchestra seats was hurt by plummeting performers – a good thing with the likes of Matt Damon and Bill Clinton in the house. Yet as the reviews came in yesterday, the impression lingered that the false starts for Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark have been more diverting than the show will ever be.
Designer Todd Lynn has dressed U2 and Marilyn Manson, but he's branching out with a show next week at Ascot. He tells Harriet Walker why he's having a flutter on some new customers
U2, Coldplay and Beyonce are far too safe a line-up for the enduring pop festival, says Elisa Bray
Rock superstars U2 are to headline this summer's Glastonbury after pulling out of last year's festival at the last minute.
The reviews are in for the Broadway show Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Speaking up for minorities came easy to Salmaan Taseer, the Governor of Punjab who was brutally assassinated by his own bodyguard last Tuesday. Half a century before he took up the cause of Aasia Noreen, a poor Christian woman facing a death sentence for blasphemy that she never committed, Taseer and his childhood friends resolved to protest the death sentence of Jimmy Wilson, a poor African-American.
He says he hates being labelled a rock photographer and anyway, the English have never valued his artistry. So will his new George Clooney film finally bring Anton Corbijn the credibility he craves?
The Spider-Man franchise has found itself entangled in a web of its own making.
With her QC's salary and a multimillionaire husband who commands five-figure sums for after-dinner speeches, Cherie Blair could hardly be described as hard up. But in these troubled economic times, it seems that every little helps.
That Tony Blair was unable to deduce without outside help that it was, in the end, time to go seems all the more remarkable – because the former prime minister seems to have a keen interest in watches.