Live Review: Lyrebirds, Camden Barfly, 5th May

In recent years the rise of the indie bands that ironically ‘share’ the same sound as Manchester legends, Joy Division, isn’t something that instantly springs originality to my ears. The first of this sad bunch, and I mean sad in the non-contemporary form (or not), was the hideous Joy Division impersonators, The Editors. Singing songs about not knowing “love like they used to”, could marriage to Radio One DJ Edith Bowman be that bad? They shamelessly dance, sing, and fashion everything (apart from the epileptic fits) that is Ian Curtis, this can only fill me with resent.

Former Kaupthing bank boss wanted by Interpol

The former chairman of Kaupthing, the Icelandic bank that collapsed in 2008, has been added to Interpol's wanted list.

The late, lamented Ian Curtis: A 30th anniversary tribute

Joy Division bass player Peter Hook talks to Paul Bignell about the concert he is planning to mark the death of his bandmate

Efforts to extradite sex offender blocked

Moves to extradite a sex offender who raped a 15-year-old girl have so far proved unsuccessful, police said today.

Interpol seeks 16 over Dubai assassination

PARIS Interpol said yesterday it had issued an alert for 16 more suspects in connection with the January slaying of a Hamas commander in a Dubai hotel room.

West turns diplomatic screw – but Israel refuses to crack

'We know nothing', say ambassadors called for talks over how assassins who killed Hamas leader were holding foreign passports

Interpol puts 11 on most-wanted list

Interpol has put 11 people on its most-wanted list over the slaying of senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai.

Delphic, The Garage, London

A warm welcome for the new order

Letters: Child detention

There are alternatives to locking up children

'I'm on Interpol's most wanted list, but the police won't arrest me'

Briton ranked alongside war criminals and genocidists for failing to return hire car

Rogues' gallery: The 'hottest' online art gallery in the world.

Looted artworks wanted by Interpol – including paintings by Picasso and Rembrandt – are now available to view online. John Lichfield steals a glimpse

Ransom demand for missing cargo ship

But neither the Russian navy nor Interpol are any nearer to solving the disappearance of the MV 'Arctic Sea'. David Randall reports

'Pirate raid' ship whereabouts unclear

The whereabouts of a cargo ship, which reportedly sailed through the English Channel after it had been boarded by pirates, remained unclear today.

Crooning Musharraf may dream of happier times

If Pervez Musharraf takes time to watch the video it may remind him of happier times.

Missing ship may have secret cargo

A secret cargo and not just timber may be on board a missing ship whose last known radio contact was with British Coastguards, it has been suggested.

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