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Friday 10 January 2014
International Olympic Committee and Fifa are about to embark on a prolonged period of instability, with their flagship events lined up in a frightening domino effect of uncertainty
Monday 23 December 2013
Arcade Fire and Lily Allen have already been confirmed as performers
Friday 20 December 2013
The Canadian rockers will be playing at Worth Farm in Somerset next June
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Festival-goers will be able to buy coach and ticket packages early
Thursday 29 August 2013
Another 70’s revival?
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends are set to enter the record books with the oldest boyband member to perform on a top-20 album.
Sunday 18 August 2013
Michael Gove is a no-nonsense sort of chap, unafraid to shake his fist at the Human Rights Act. In 2011, the Education Secretary vowed to crack down on unruly pupils, whatever Europe said about their rights, and last year he led the cabinet's huffing and puffing when it looked as if Abu Qatada couldn't be deported. So how surprising to learn he is the trustee of a charity dedicated to promoting, er, human rights! The Charity Commission lists Gove as one of only two trustees of something called the European Freedom Fund. The other is the neocon writer and activist Douglas Murray. Their objective is "the promotion of respect for human rights as set out in the European Convention of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms adopted by the members of the council of Europe on 4th November 1950 and the convention's five protocols". This could put Gove in a tricky position when the Tories come to replacing the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights. Still, the EFF hasn't been too busy: no money has gone in or out since it was founded in 2007. Molto strano!
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Sir Bruce Forsyth will unveil two memorial plaques in central London today.
Monday 08 July 2013
The album narrowly beat Michael Bublé’s To Be Loved by just 125 copies
Friday 05 July 2013
Thursday 04 July 2013
The MP's resignation letter couldn't disguise his disenchantment with Ed Miliband
100,000 watched the Pyramid stage, but 700,000 watched on catch-up: Record numbers tune into the Rolling Stones at Glastonbury on BBC iPlayer
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Around 700,000 people have watched the Rolling Stones Glastonbury set since it was shown on Saturday night, according to BBC figures.
Monday 01 July 2013
The main event at Glastonbury 2013 may have been the Rolling Stones, but one couple welcomed a far more important guest to Worthy Farm in Somerset when their baby was born unexpectedly soon after Saturday night’s headline gig.
Friday 28 June 2013
As the Rolling Stones headline on Saturday, their multi-generational fans tell Oscar Quine how the festival gets them just what they want
Grace Dent: Spare me your ‘Glastonbury vibes’. At our age, the only reason to camp is a humanitarian disaster
Friday 28 June 2013
Your kids would rather be on a Thomas Cook holiday, not observing you skanking
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'