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Otis Ferry: Leader of the pack

How did the unremarkable, slightly solemn son of a rock star become the standard-bearer for the countryside's onslaught on government? Despite wealth and good looks, he loathes the bright lights and just wants to be left to his obsession

Ferry vows to unseat the Government over ban

The former wife of the rock star Bryan Ferry vowed to "bring down the Government" when she appeared in court yesterday over her role in the pro-hunting demonstration in Parliament Square last week.

Words: joott, n.

EVERYBODY DELIGHTS in the way that Bryan Ferry's new disc As Time Goes By has made something sympathetically idiosyncratic from standards - he even turns "I'm in the Mood For Love" into a late-Roxy mood piece.

First Night: Hal Willner, Harry Smith's Project Meltdown; Royal Festival Hall, London: Star collective pays homage to folk collector

Hal Willner, Harry Smith's Project Meltdown Royal Festival Hall London

Music: God is in the Details No 8: (SITTIN' ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY OTIS REDDING, 1967

THE INDEPENDENT'S GUIDE TO POP'S FIDDLY BITS

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Jimmy Scott: Holding Back the Years (WEA)

Britain's pop rebels join the Establishment

THE NATIONAL Portrait Gallery is to prove once and for all that the route from youthful rebellion to pillar of the Establishment is a short one.

Arts: Return of the Old Romantics

John O'Reilly discovers that Eighties New Romanticism was, and still is, all about broken-hearted nostalgia

First Night: All that glitters is not gold in glam-rock Citizen Kane

Velvet Goldmine At Selected Cinemas

Gold Dust: Glam rock's top 10 singles

1. 'Get It On' - T.Rex (Fly, 1971). 1971: T.Rex dominated the charts and every pubescent schoolgirl trembled as the elfin prince strutted his stuff on Top of the Pops. Rocking guitars, Ian McDonald's haunting sax, Marc Bolan's fey voice combined with the falsetto chorus of Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman: this was the essence of the Glam Rock sound.

Wham bam, thank you Glam!

David Bowie fell to Earth and Bryan Ferry found 'penthouse perfection': it was 1972, it was Glam Rock ... and Peter York was there

Pop: He's back, he's back

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Fifa corruption: The 161-page dossier that exposes the organisation's dark heart

The 161-page dossier that exposes Fifa's dark heart

How did a group of corrupt officials turn football’s governing body into what was, in essence, a criminal enterprise? Chris Green and David Connett reveal all
Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

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'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves'
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisis

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Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

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Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison
Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to august stars to front their lines
Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

'I'm climbing Ben Nevis for my daughter'

Karen Attwood's young daughter Yasmin beat cancer. Now her family is about to take on a new challenge - scaling Ben Nevis to help other children
10 best wedding gift ideas

It's that time of year again... 10 best wedding gift ideas

Forget that fancy toaster, we've gone off-list to find memorable gifts that will last a lifetime
Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

Paul Scholes column

With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

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Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor