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Agent Chris Nathaniel charged with murder of teen Danny O'Shea

An entertainment agent with links to England stars Rio Ferdinand, John Terry and Ashley Cole appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of a teenager in east London.

Album: Gossip, A Joyful Noise (Columbia)

A new noise shows Ditto's moving in the right direction

The exterior and grounds of Princess Park Manor

The new cast of neighbours: Why the bling brigade is flocking to a former asylum in north London

Princess Park Manor is attracting X Factor stars and C-list celebrities by the luxury-limo load, says Chris Beanland.

Album: Various Artists, Smash Boom Bang! the Songs & Productions of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer (Ace)

Unlike most of their peer Sixties songwriting/production teams, Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer didn't work with one eye lovingly trained on Broadway musical theatre, but remained focused on their first love, pop.

Making a name for themselves: Sarah and Lizzie Daykin, aka Toby

Twisted sisters finally get their act together

Sibling rivalry? You better believe it. That's what makes Toby a superb comedy sketch duo, says Alice Jones

Making a name for themselves: Sarah and Lizzie Daykin, aka Toby

The twisted sisters who finally got their act together

Sibling rivalry? You bet. That's what makes Toby a superb sketch duo

Album: Emeli Sandé, Our Version of Events (Virgin)

She's a strange one, Emeli Sandé: a back-to-front pop star for back-to-front times.

Leading article: An unhealthy – and corrupt – nexus of interests

Elizabeth Filkin's inquiry into relations between the police and the press followed claims that the phone-hacking scandal would have been exposed sooner, had it not been for the relationship between Rupert Murdoch's News International and the Metropolitan Police. Sure enough, she found that that relationship compromised – or corrupted, as she put it yesterday – the capacity of both police and press to hold one another to account, as democracy properly requires.

Nicola Roberts: 'Therapy is too expensive'

Nicola Roberts says therapy is "too expensive". 

Album: Phil Spector, The Philles Album Collection
(Sony Legacy)

Not for nothing was Phil Spector known as the Tycoon Of Teen: Philles, the label he formed a year earlier with old-school record executive Lester Sill, became in 1962 Spector's alone, making him, at 21, the youngest label head in America.

Little Mix, formerly known as Rhythmix, on X Factor

Cowell humbled at last!

Music mogul gives Rhythmix music charity £20,000 donation after admitting defeat in legal battle over the name of the all-girl X Factor act

Nicola Roberts: 'The next Girls Aloud album will be different'

Nicola Roberts believes the next Girls Aloud album will be made "differently".

Cheryl Cole serenaded by Ashley

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