Arts and Entertainment Ke$ha has topped the UK singles chart with Pitbull shortly after checking into rehab for an eating disorder

Ellie Goulding heads up the albums chart 65 weeks after Halycon was released

Cover Stories: Bloomsbury; translatedfiction.org; Festival of Literature in Dubai

* So what's going on now at Bloomsbury? Joanna Trollope has decamped to her paperback publishers, Transworld, just as she always said she would when Liz Calder moved aside – though she's also citing Bloomsbury's fixation with Harry Potter. Undoubtedly, much time and attention has been lavished on JKRowling – though that didn't stop a period of coolness between author and publisher, according to well-placed insiders. With the final Potter paperback in July, attention will presumably return to wider business. Bloomsbury, by both accident and design, has leached staff over the past few months and head honcho Richard Charkin has never hidden his disdain for trade (as opposed to academic) publishing. Agents and authors alike are perplexed at the sometimes derisory sums they offer for serious projects, while splashing out on washed-up pop star Gary Barlow and former Home Secretary David Blunkett. Has it all been downhill since Bloomsbury published Anna Pasternak's ghosted memoir of James Hewitt, lover of Diana?

Hail to the knit wits: Grandpa's cardigan is back

Re-imagined as a light, versatile jacket, the cardigan has been adopted by a generation that has never even heard of Val Doonican

The current accounts that pack more in

The Halifax is making a play to break into the packaged current account market with its Ultimate Reward account, to be launched tomorrow. This boasts a headline rate of 6 per cent (for deposits up to £2,500) as well as a £300 interest-free overdraft.

Sport on TV: From nauseating Naz to Hamed the humble

When Michael Parkinson took a swipe at Ian Wright's interview technique a couple of weeks ago, he probably had the very first edition of Wrighty's chat show in mind, the one in which he spent 10 minutes name- checking kit sponsors with Prince Naseem Hamed. That, along with a lot of mutual "respect", was as good as the chat got, so from where the host was sitting, Friday's Parkinson (BBC1) was the ideal opportunity to show the upstart how it should be done.

Offshore `Alcatraz' prepares detox refuge for addicts

A FIRST WORLD WAR anti-aircraft fort known as the "Alcatraz of the North" is to become Europe's largest recovery centre for drug addicts and alcoholics.

The knack: How to start an urban myth by Rick Glanvill

"Credible fallacy, that's the key. First of all, acquaint yourself with the nuts and bolts - public humiliation, social inadequacy, sexual taboo, superficial details. Social climbers are easy targets - think of narrowly avoided public humiliation involving illicit sex, bad toilet habits or over-enthusiastic animals and extend it through several twists to the ultimate nightmare. Then say it happened to someone in the marketing department - `not sure who'. People will want this sordid episode to be true. There's nothing more comforting than laughing about someone else's misfortune - the bread and butter of the urban myth.

The Critics: Rock: The one I love

REM 'Up' Beck 'Mutations' Alanis Morissette 'Supposed Former Infatuatio n Junkie' Robbie Williams 'I've Been Expecting You'

Choice: Gig

Robbie Williams, Hull City Hall (01482 226655) 7.30pm

Rock: Gary Barlow, the aunties' choice

IT SEEMS we got our predictions back to front. When Take That split, it was Gary Barlow who was supposed to end up as a respected, mature and fairly dull singer-songwriter, while Robbie Williams lived out his days acting zanily on The Big Breakfast. Instead, Robbie released "Angels", one of the past year's biggest singles, and strolled into Gary's jealously guarded Elton John Jr musical territory to boot. And as for Gary ...

Nafftastic

He's reinvented himself, but Gary Barlow can't escape his fate...

Celebs behind the wire

Stars seeking privacy are under fire over public rights, reports Mark Rowe

Passport: Leo Sayer - I saw my entire life flash by me when I thought I was going to drown

IT'S A very good hair day for Leo Sayer, the Seventies singing sensation who wowed the UK with hits such as "You Make Me Feel like Dancing" and "When I Need You" and who is now making a comeback.

Music: You need to work on a lot more than your abs, Peter

Poor Peter Andre, he had it all: tight abs, cheeky grin and a million

Comedy: Small moments of magic

John Shuttleworth - The Beast Of John Shuttleworth

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee