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Leading article: Strictly dancing

It is no coincidence that Billy Elliot was the favourite musical of that arbiter of balletic taste, John Prescott (remember him?). It was, after all, like him, the perfect bridge between the worlds of Old and New Labour. Its setting was the downtrodden industrial Labour heartland, but its hero was an icon of meritocracy who strove against the odds for individual fulfilment. Small wonder, then, that the spin previewing the announcement by the Culture Secretary, Andy Burnham, of plans for six "centre of excellence" dance schools, talked of nurturing the "Billy Elliots of the future".

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The celebrity gossip website Holy Moly is best known for stories on the likes of Amy Winehouse, Kate Moss and Sienna Miller. But for once the website is taking a moral stance, adding its voice to increasing criticism of the paparazzi and saying it will not publish any more intrusive photographs of celebrities.

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Have you been following the Britney story? Have you? Fascinating – such talent, such tragedy. And such great goss!

Troubled Britney taken from home in ambulance

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For the record: Google winners

So has anyone emerged from Sachsgate in credit? A quick search of Google traffic reveals that Georgina Baillie, Andrew Sachs’s grand-daughter, is attracting |10 times as much interest as Britney Spears (and normally |no one beats Britney). And Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross have seen interest double. So the loser is the licence-fee payer, who has lost a damned fine radio controller in Lesley Douglas.

McEwan and Munch's biographer win Britain's oldest literary prize

Britain's oldest literary honours, the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes, have been awarded to Ian McEwan and Sue Prideaux. McEwan, who won the Booker Prize in 1998 for Amsterdam, was given the fiction prize yesterday for his best-selling novel Saturday. Prideaux won this year's biography prize for Edvard Munch: Behind The Scream, about the Norwegian artist.

Yorke is main attraction in showdown with Welsh

Any doubts as to who will have star billing when Wales and Trinidad & Tobago contest a friendly here tonight are dispelled by the advertising hoardings around this elegant Austrian city. "Die Welt-Meister Sensation Live in Graz!'' screams the slogan. The would-be world master pictured is Dwight Yorke.

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Butcher on brink of leaving Motherwell to coach Sydney

The manager of Motherwell, Terry Butcher, says that only a disaster could stop him becoming the coach of Sydney FC. The former England captain is to make the switch after spending the past few days speaking with club officials.

London declares: 'Make Prejudice History'

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