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Ginger spins her way to victory in the battle of the solo Spice Girls

THE NATION had been on tenterhooks for a week. Which hereditary peers would survive Friday's ballot in the House of Lords? Would Australia vote for a republic? Would France beat them in the Rugby World Cup?

Cancer fear `increased by celebrity campaigns'

IGNORANCE OF the real risks of breast cancer is causing unnecessary fear and apprehension among women, scientists said today.

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Obituary: Bob Herbert

THERE ARE untold riches to be made in artist management - provided your act signs a cast-iron contract. The accountant-turned- band manager Bob Herbert missed out when the pop groups Bros and the Spice Girls opted for the services of other impresarios just as they were about to hit the big time. However, Herbert persevered and put together the boy band Five, which has recently created a sensation among teenage girls.

Obituary: Haroon Shamsher

LAST WEDNESDAY, the singer Peter Gabriel and Womad Artistic Director Thomas Brooman welcomed friends and media at Real World Studios near Bath to celebrate 10 years of Real World Records and highlight the upcoming 18th Womad (World of Music, Arts and Dance) festival. Joi, the pioneering outfit formed by Haroon and Farook Shamsher, played a storming set and were one of the undisputed highlights of the day alongside the Afro Celt Sound System.

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Music: Lyric Sheets

Geri Halliwell, the artist formerly known as Ginger Spice, ran into trouble this week on her first assignment as a UN goodwill ambassador. The Catholic Church in the Philippines objected to her advocacy of condom use for safe sex

A little self-help goes a long way

AMY JENKINS, creator of 'This Life', felt unfulfilled until she stumbled across pyschologist John Bradshaw

Television Review: What Geri

PLENTY OF column inches have been expended recently on the ethics of fly-on-the-wall documentaries and docu-soaps, and the effects on the people being filmed. What Geri (C4) suggested, though, was that the impact on the people behind the camera can be just as interesting.

The artist formerly known as Ginger

Geri hoped a documentary would showcase her new image - but then she changed her mind. Director Molly Dineen talks candidly to EMMA COOK

Jazz: The fabulous Baker boy

Ginger Baker found fame in the blues-rock behemoth Cream, but now the legendary drummer has returned to his jazz roots. And discovered a passion for polo. By Kevin Le Gendre

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