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Album: Hue and Cry, Hot Wire (Blairhill)

Hot Wire opens like gangbusters with the one-two punch of "Duty to the Debtor" and "Little Man", surely the best opening ever to a Hue and Cry album; but by the end, the impact has been dissipated by a little too much polemic, a few too many languid funk moves, and a drab attempt at emulating Steely Dan.

Sand and deliver: Yamile Aldama puts pressure on her rivals with a second-round jump of 14.82 metres in Istanbul

Aldama is worth her wait in gold

'Sweet moment' for Cuban-born athlete as she finally tastes success for Britain in triple-jump

Life in the slow lane in Pedro Betancourt

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The best way to discover more about the Caribbean's largest island is by bicycle, as a colourful circular tour from Havana reveals.

President Raul Castro’s wide-ranging reforms have brought new hope to Cubans whose economic aspirations were shackled for 50 years by the US-led embargo

Younger Castro steers Cuba to a new revolution

Oil, foreign investment, free enterprise, and golf courses are on their way

Snow chaos ruins a Roman holiday, plus a Cuban query

Q&A: Travel unravelled

The Midnight Swimmer, By Edward Wilson

Killing is always a serious matter. All too often, amid the glitzy gadgetry of the spy thriller, all the fast cars and sexual adventures, we lose sight of the essential seriousness of what is at stake.

Prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, where the first detainees arrived at the camp 10 years ago today

Guantanamo is 10 years old – and the last British prisoner is 'falling apart'

Held for a decade without charge, Shaker Aamer may die without ever seeing the evidence against him, claim his lawyers

Leading article: Ten years on, the shame of Guantanamo remains

Far from a masterstroke, Guantanamo Bay is an enduring blot on America's good name

Ex-Guantanamo detainee recalls custody ordeal

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee today described being stripped, punched, humiliated, held at gunpoint and forced to watch two people being beaten to death while in American custody.

Shaker Aamer, with two of his four children, the youngest of whom he has never met

Obama's U-turn on Guantanamo seals fate of lone Briton

After 10 years, Shaker Aamer can see no hope of release as US President reneges on 2009 pledge

Firing blanks: 'The Riots' at the Tricycle Theatre

Political theatre's final curtain

Despite a slew of plays tackling social and political problems, drama has lost its power to make a difference. It's time for a rethink, says Tiffany Jenkins

Haiti migrants found dead in shipwreck off Cuban coast‎

Cuba says 38 Haitian migrants have died after a boat they were in sank off the island's eastern coast.

Relaxation of ban on real estate trading

Cuba announced yesterday that it will allow real estate to be bought and sold for the first time since the early days of the revolution, the most important reform yet in a series of free-market changes under President Raul Castro.

Open Jaw: 'Will this tax be spent for real tourist needs?'

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