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Preview: Shotgun by Imbue

He's been known to smuggle fake heroin and cocaine vending machines onto Brighton pier and deface Cheryl Cole's L'Oreal billboards. Now artist-come-media-stunt-pro Imbue is to display his latest work at No Walls Gallery, Brighton.

Cheryl Cole set for Usher collaboration

Cheryl Cole is set to collaborate with Usher.

At the third stroke, the speaking clock will be 75 years old

As the pips go on its 75th anniversary this weekend, the "speaking clock" still registers 30 million calls each year, generating nearly £10m in revenue for British Telecom.

Nadine Coyle confirms Girls Aloud's 10-year reunion

Nadine Coyle has confirmed Girls Aloud will reunite for their 10th anniversary next year.

John Walsh: Real men just don't care how they look

What are we chaps to make of the fact that Hugh Laurie has been signed up as the face, no the smell, no, hang on, the ambassador of L'Oreal cosmetics? One's thoughts fly immediately, I'm afraid, to Mr Laurie's most famous TV incarnation Dr Gregory House, in the American medic show that bears his strangely annoying name.

Andre Villas-Boas age not an issue insists Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole insists there are "no egos" at Chelsea and the senior players will quickly adapt to life under new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Video: Cheryl Cole turns 28

As Cheryl Cole turns 28 we reflect on her career.

Video: Cheryl Cole's fashion transformation

As Cheryl Cole turns 28 we take a look at how her fashion sense has changed over the years and transformed her into a style queen.

Cheryl Cole planning big birthday bash

Cheryl Cole is spending £20,000 on a lavish birthday party for herself.

Cheryl Cole to get Chihuahua from Ashley

Cheryl Cole is to receive a pet Chihuahua as a birthday gift from ex-husband Ashley Cole.

Cheryl Cole promises fans she's OK

Cheryl Cole is "broken-hearted" to know her fans have been concerned about her.

Errors & Omissions: It's better safely to prepare a Japanese fugo fish than split an infinitive

Safe splits: A news story yesterday reported on a club that will offer London diners the celebrated Japanese poisonous fish: "The torafugu is one of the most toxic marine creatures. It is extremely difficult to safely prepare, and consequently among the priciest dishes on Japanese restaurant menus."

Letters: Deaths of soldiers in Afghanistan show need for a UN armed force

Your intensely moving front-page story by Stuart Alexander on his son's death in action in Afghanistan (30 May) leads one to question the whole strategy of using regional coalitions such as Nato or the African Union to prevent conflict or defeat terror.

Cheryl Cole to take 'time out' from showbiz



Cheryl Cole wants to take a break from the showbiz world.

Philip Hensher: Our accents are disappearing, so let's cherish them while we can

Cheryl Cole is returning home, defeated by those who couldn’t understand her
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'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

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Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

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King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

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Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

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