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Geri Halliwell is expected to add some extra spice to The X Factor by stepping in as a guest judge.
Batten down the hatches! After spin doctor Lance Price's account of Gordon Brown's agitated behaviour at No 10 which was serialised in The Independent, the Prime Minister has been nervously awaiting Andrew Rawnsley's book, The End of the Party, which documents the slow decline of New Labour since 2001.
Next week's Brit Awards include a category commemorating the most memorable performance of the show's past 30 years, writes Elisa Bray
They came, they sang, they conquered the charts, spat the dummy and then scuttled off into obscurity. Only to return with a vengeance - whether we liked it or not.