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'The voice is back', the singer said in a statement

David Lister: The stage is set for new audiences

The other day I stood in the ladies' lavatory of a West End theatre with Sir Cameron Mackintosh, and admired his handiwork. Sir Cameron has been lovingly restoring the theatres he owns, the most recent being the Wyndham's, and increasing the number of ladies' loos has been a priority. He has also smartened them up. I will be demanding equal rights for the Gents.

Paedophile 'librarian' jailed indefinitely

Paedophile Philip Thompson, 27, the "librarian" for a worldwide internet child-abuse ring, was today given an indeterminate prison sentence of a minimum of 45 months at Teesside Crown Court.

Words of 'canoe widow' came back to haunt her

"I have no reason to think he would have left and stage-managed this." Those were the words of Anne Darwin as she described the struggle to cope with the disappearance of her husband, John.

Too many people don't feel safe, admits Brown



Gordon Brown acknowledged today that too many people feel unsafe in their own homes as public concern about knife crime spirals.

'Extreme Atkins' diet can treat epilepsy in children

Doctors have confirmed that a special high-fat diet can help children seriously afflicted with epilepsy.

Point-to-point: Greenall likely to extend lead

Today's Lady Dudley Cup at Chaddesley Corbett has attracted a higher class field than last year and Irilut, last season's winner, will struggle against Gaelsbob, who is on a roll after completing a hat-trick last week, and Coolefind, who last Saturday made a pleasing comeback from a pulled muscle.

Sean Levert: Singer with LeVert

Best known for the jittery single "Casanova", a hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1987, the R&B vocal trio LeVert comprised Sean Levert and his older brother Gerald – the sons of Eddie Levert, lead singer with the O'Jays, famed for the Seventies hits "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train"– and their friend Marc Gordon. "We grew up fast with my father being in the business," recalled Sean Levert. "He would take us out on the road in the summers when we were out of school. My brother did sing with the O'Jays onstage but I was always too scared."

Album: The Black Keys, Attack & Release (V2/Cooperative)

Danger Mouse is partly responsible for another of this week's strongest releases, his production of The Black Keys' fifth album adding layers of character and mystery to the duo's core blues-rock.

America hit by the unlikeliest of crazes: knitting

Maybe there are just not enough babies being born in America. Whatever the reason, knitting nuts across the land have taken their skills outdoors, creating crocheted coverings for everything from whole trees to door knobs and park benches. It is almost as if Cristo suddenly went stitch-crazy.

Clinton takes to the air and refuses to buckle

It is Wednesday and the "pant suit schedule" taped by a joker journalist inside the cabin of Hillary Clinton's chaotic campaign plane says she should be in "mustard yellow".

Perfection the goal for driven Belichick

New England's Sir Alf Ramsey will not suffer Patriots games tomorrow as he seeks to emulate Miami's unbeaten season by winning a fourth Super Bowl

Family supports returned canoeist

The family of a man who disappeared for five years only to turn up last week have insisted he has no memory of where he has been.

Bob Geldof: 'Our failure to tackle world poverty is now a joke'

From a speech by the musician and anti-poverty campaigner at a conference at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh

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A NEW piece by Oliver Knussen is invariably an exciting prospect. Unfortunately, less than two weeks before his Cleveland Pictures was due to receive its UK premiere, it was replaced by a work from his former teacher, Gunther Schuller. In the event, the alchemical talents of Knussen the interpreter alleviated any disappointment caused by the late substitution.
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