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Cornelius

Cornelius, a left-field stadium-filling sensation back home in Japan, takes his name from the hero of Planet of the Apes. Musically he's a head-on clash between Brian Wilson and Todd Rundgren at their creative bursting points, with a lot more riffing, experimental pop weirdness and sampling thrown in. It's an addictive and accessible formula - one minute of "Mic Check", his Fantasma album opener that whisks from chimp noises to the grooviest post-Beastie beats and grooves, is enough to get most people hooked. Live shows are known for their stunts and lighting, so be prepared to expect anything from brilliance upwards.

C&W clinches Hanoi deal

Cable & Wireless has clinched a $207m (pounds 127m) deal to install 250,000 telephone lines in Hanoi, British embassy sources said, adding that an official announcement will be made later by the company's head office.

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The Government has promised that pounds 140m of the money raised by abolishing grants and bringing in tuition fees for undergraduates will be reinvested in higher education. What this proves is that tuition fees are not "fees" at all, since if I pay "fees" to go to a university, I expect ALL - not some - of that money to be reinvested in university education.
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