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Only the Wi-Fi version is currently available at the moment, with either 16GB or 32GB of onboard memory

Teen group 5Angels have a growing army of fans, known as ‘cherubs’

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Bands like 5Angels have a growing army of fans known as 'cherubs'

Nadine Coyle has announced she is expecting her first child

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Former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has revealed that she is pregnant with her first child.

Asus announce Nexus 7 UK launch date as August 28th

Google have announced the UK launch date for their latest tablet, the new Nexus 7, as August 28th.

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100 schools lose Ofsted outstanding rating

More than 100 outstanding schools have been stripped of the top rating by Ofsted because their teaching was not of the highest standard, it has emerged.

Google's new Nexus 7 tablet: yours for £199.99

Three versions of the tablet have been launched (16GB and 32GB on wifi and a 32GB LTE model), though the tablet may not come to the UK till Christmas

BestBuy leaks pre-order prices of Google Nexus 7 tablet

Middle-child of the Nexus range will sell for approximately £150 for 16GB, £170 for 32GB

Julia Holter is etching out her own unique brand of experimental chamber pop

Caught in the net: Marvellous Archie Marshall aims for the stars

Eighteen-year-old Archie Marshall has been steadily garnering acclaim under his stage name, King Krule, for his hazy, dark melange of sounds: a touch of new wave guitar, some synths, a hint of dubstep, a bassy vocal growl. His self-titled 2011 EP was a particular standout. Now comes his debut album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, out on 24 August, the occasion of young Marshall's 19th birthday. The record's opening track, “Easy Easy”, is streaming now at youtu.be/9i35KOGBYBo – and it's a fine, spare effort.

Pharrell Williams has already featured on the two big hits of the summer

Caught in the net: Hit-machine Pharrell Williams keeps them coming

Pharrell Williams (pictured) has already featured on the two big hits of the summer, Daft Punk's “Get Lucky” (you may have heard it once or twice) and Robin Thicke's “Blurred Lines”, but he is certainly not stopping there. Next up, he's offered production duties (and occasional vocals) on the new single from southern rapper 2 Chainz. “Fedz Watching” is the particularly catchy and infectious turn from the pair; find it at 2chainz.com. Pharrell is also on a new track from Azealia Banks. A radio rip of “ATM Jam” is streaming – for now – on Soundcloud at azealiainfo/azealia- banks-atm-jam-feat.

Bernie Nolan arrives for the evening Breast Cancer Care's London fashion show at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 5 October 2011 in London, England. The singer and actress died of the disease today aged 52.

Bernie Nolan, lead singer of The Nolans and star of Brookside, dies of cancer aged 52

The former lead singer of The Nolans, a 1980s girl group best known for hits "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" and "Don't Make Waves", has died of breast cancer aged 52.

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Making her point: Jehnny Beth, lead singer of Savages

This is Girl Power that you don't want to mess with

All-female punk band Savages have a reputation for thrilling live shows and uncompromising standards

Robin Thicke performing in Cannes

The Thicke of TI: 'Blurred Lines' becomes fastest-selling single of year to give Robin Thicke first UK number one

American singer Robin Thicke has scored his first UK number one with the fastest-selling single of the year so far.

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'I'm A Celebrity...' rapper Aggro Santos calls for anonymity for rape suspects

Former I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Aggro Santos called today for rape suspects to be given anonymity until they are convicted.

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