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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.

Critics dangle faint praise for revamped 'Spider-Man' musical

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.

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Usain Bolt is not the only client of Dr Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt who happens to be getting back on track after seeking treatment for a spinal problem from the Munich medicine man referred to in sporting circles as "Healing Hans". In May last year, Paul Hewson suffered a temporary paralysis which meant he and his band were obliged to withdraw as the headline act at the Glastonbury Festival.

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Get planning permission The Edge way: give the council $1m

When U2's guitarist The Edge bought more than 150 acres of pristine mountains in the upmarket California beach city of Malibu, his plans to build five mansions met such opposition from conservationists that they remained on the drawing board for five years.

Holy arena tour: Will Batman be ready for his live stage debut?

"Tonight," says Batman, reading from his cue card, "there will be three homicides in Gotham City. There will be 39 burglaries and 27 robberies. There's an old saying: 'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.' It's simpler with me: I'm not complicated by friends."

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Postlethwaite's last take: Director recalls dying star's final film

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It's curtains for 'Spider-Man' musical director

Producers of the $65m (£40m) Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark have delayed its official opening again and hired a new team to relieve director Julie Taymor of day-to-day duties.

Glastonbury needs to take a gamble

U2, Coldplay and Beyonce are far too safe a line-up for the enduring pop festival, says Elisa Bray

Dylan Jones: 'Reviewing a preview of the Spiderman musical is a bit like reviewing a newspaper at 3.30pm'

If you believe the critics who have rounded on Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, you'll believe not only that a man cannot fly, he can't sing or dance either. Tired of waiting for the musical to open, a few weeks ago reviewers broke with protocol and reviewed the preview, which – frankly – is a bit like reviewing a newspaper at 3.30 in the afternoon on the day before publication.

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