Arts and Entertainment Paul McGuinness at the 'Breakfast on Pluto' film premiere in Dublin, 2006

Band manager is stepping down at the age of 62. Nick Hasted looks back at an incredible career

Business Diary: Less than £400 for the Badger's wisdom

What would you do if you had £395 in spare change knocking about? Well, if you really want to treat yourself – and improve your career prospects at the same time – what better way to spend the money than on a sales course run by Ruth Badger (she of The Apprentice)? That's the stunning deal being offered right now by an outfit calling themselves Business Consort. Sounds cheap at the price to us.

Jamaica: Cool in the Caribbean

Jamaica once thrived on sugar exports. Now it imports tourists drawn to luxury resorts, beach hangouts and the seductive sound of reggae

U2 to headline Glastonbury's 40th birthday party

Irish rock giants U2 have been confirmed as the headline act for Glastonbury's 40th anniversary.

Feed the world? Band Aid 25 years on

Ethiopia's leaders won't admit it, but famine has returned to East Africa. Andrew Johnson reports

Fake That: The uncanny world of America's biggest celebrity-lookalike convention

Holy mackerel! Look over there! Isn't that Richard Gere, with his dreamy silver hair and professorial wire spectacles, taking a leak in the Gents?

Cabaret Katy kicks of MTV Awards

Katy Perry kicked off the MTV Europe Music Awards tonight, asking: "Are you feeling sexy, Berlin?"

The growing pains of Julian Casablancas

Julian Casablancas is confused. "Teetotal," he says, rolling the word around in his mouth.

Edun: Fashion, hope and charity

As the founder of ethical clothing label Edun, Ali Hewson – also known as Mrs Bono – is on a mission to give something back, she tells Carola Long

U2 gig to be streamed on YouTube

U2 are to become the first stadium-packing stars to allow a huge live show to be streamed for free on YouTube.

Circus billionaire hosts space show

Canadian space tourist and circus billionaire Guy Laliberte mixed star power, science lectures, music and poetry with water, hosting a TV/Internet show from the International Space Station.

Bono delivers aid plea to Tories: Cutbacks 'must not cost lives'

U2 frontman Bono made a surprise appearance via videolink at the Tory party conference today.

Guy Laliberté: The first clown in space?

He's already famous as creator of Cirque du Soleil, a busker turned billionaire who knows how to throw a wild A-list party. But when Guy Laliberté takes a $35m trip into space next week, his reputation could go stratospheric. Ian Halperin tells his story

U2, Wembley Stadium, London<br/>N-Dubz, Opera House, Bournemouth

U2's 360 tour flits, meekly, between old hits and tracks from the current, rather lame, album

Residents threatened with legal action for disrupting U2 exit

Angry residents reached an uneasy truce with the GAA last night over a row caused by the removal of the massive U2 stage at Dublin’s Croke Park.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links