More than a year after Nadine Dorries appeared on the reality show I’m a Celebrity… she has finally done what MPs are required to do, and filled in the appropriate part of the Register of Members’ Interests. Thus we learn that being humiliated in the jungle is less lucrative than we thought. According to the Register, she was paid £6,960 while she was on the show, plus £13,268 two months later for associated interviews and photo shoots, making £20,228 in all – half what the pundits guessed she had received.

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Speech Debelle, Night and Day Café, Manchester<br/>Sir Cliff Richard and the Shadows, O2, London

Rapper Speech Debelle might not have had as hard a life as her publicity suggests, but she puts on a convincing show

Cliff Richard and the Shadows, O2 Arena, London

People forget we were a rock'n'roll band and we still are," Cliff maintains. Tonight, it appears it's only rock'n'roll, and, well, Sir Cliff likes it.

Album: Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Reunited (EMI)

In the current hubbub over the Beatles, the reunion of Cliff and the Shadows may have been overlooked, despite representing an even more venerable anniversary of 50 years since their first chart appearance.

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Gordon Brown is to spend part of his summer break doing community work in his Scottish constituency, it was disclosed today.

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Further indication, now, of Martin Bell's (imminent, surely?) return to the political fray.

Album: Various Artists, British Rock'n'Roll Anthology (Spectrum)

As much as anything, this box set charting the development of British pop from 1956 to 1964 confirms that the medium is indeed the message.

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The celebrity-endorsed ready meal now has a meaty main course to replace Linda McCartney's pies

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What a claim to produce at Easter: Sir Cliff Richard portrays himself 'as saviour'

German academic says the singer uses Christian imagery in some surprising ways

Emily Perry: Dame Edna's foil Madge Allsop

At the age of 80, Emily Perry found fame as Madge Allsop, the sour-faced, roundly abused companion and one-time bridesmaid of the "housewife superstar" Dame Edna Everage, Barry Humphries' gladioli-waving alter ego. For almost 20 years she took the role of the silent foil, sitting at the side of the stage and never saying a word while Humphries drew laughs with an act that had begun in Melbourne revues and was first performed in Britain at Peter Cook's satirical Establishment club.

Album: 17 Hippies - Heimlich (Hipster)

Neither strictly hippies nor 17 in number, Berlin's 17 Hippies have for 12 years been a mainstay of Germany's world-music scene, wowing audiences across Europe, and as far afield as Russia and Japan, with their energetic pan-ethnic performances. Currently numbering around a dozen players, their diverse backgrounds afford a truly international blend of influences, with lyrics delivered in German, French or English, and all manner of cultural hybrids occurring in the music.

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