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Sport on Radio: Cage-fighting may be a golden egg until someone smashes it

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Dad's Diary: 'A festival's a perfect place for a child when the weather's fine'

By the time you read this, I'll be sat in a field with my partner and son, Krishan, celebrating his third birthday in Cornwall. We decided to head to the coast for a bit of rest and relaxation after our second festival of 2010.

Festival Review: Glastonbury 2010

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Gigs: Please, please, please let us get what we want

It's fine for bands to showcase new material at gigs, says Elisa Bray, but fans want to hear their old favourites, too

Gareth Vipers: Glastonbury 2010 – the best ever, but where do we go now?

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