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Hundreds of cheering people held parties to “celebrate” the death of Baroness Thatcher.
Britain's NBA star pleads with David Cameron to restore funding to basketball
Today's announcement that reclusive rocker David Bowie is back in business years after the world assumed he had retired will not come as a shock to anyone who has followed his career.
The Underwire festival opens this week in Brixton
The police were criticised by an inquest jury today for using an “unsuitable level of force” before the death in custody of a schizophrenic.
As they say in the US, "game recognises game" - and hip-hoppers rarely hesitate to bestow honour upon its pioneers for teaching those next in line a thing or two - especially those who are doing it so well. So there's moments tonight when, despite being age-mates, Public Enemy's venerable Chuck D pays tribute to the legendary Melle Mel, calling him "teacher" ("You snatched the pedal out of my hand son!" Mel shouts back, beaming). Later, the PE frontman nods like a proud dad as he watches fellow New Yorker Raekwon take his turn on the mike - and when the latter introduces "the man of the hour, my brother, your brother" Ice-T, you can't help notice the smallest gesture of respect.
Emergency calls where a hostel manager desperately tried to warn police about the condition of a seriously disturbed man were played to a court room today.
The brother of a former EastEnders actress was remanded in custody at the Old Bailey today accused of her murder.
Snowden Flood, £24.95. Part of a range of London landmark ceramics from this fêted Brixton designer. 020 7401 8710, snowdenflood.com
"Opportunistic" rioters were branded pathetic and stupid by community leaders today as fears were expressed of more violence to come.
A little more than eight months after their third album, Infinite Arms, was released, Band of Horses take the stage at Brixton Academy to a vocal reception from a packed house. In seven years of existence, the band has had a staggering 15 different members, but as the Carolina five-piece launch into their set, you'd never guess that only lead singer, Ben Bridwell, has been a constant: they feel like old friends, both to each other and to their fans.
Imagine a London where the best-known districts no longer exist, crushed by vast, elevated motorways. It's a chilling vision – and one that almost came to pass
Rihanna has been snubbed by drum and bass duo Chase And Status.
It's enough to to give you the willies. Silhouetted against a screen that stretches across the entire stage, three figures appear with the menacing shapes of a gangster, a vampire and some kind of bat/crow hybrid. The figures, when the screen drops, turn out to be the majority of Brit-rock veterans Skunk Anansie.