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A video of a Russian Military choir giving an impassioned rendition of the theme tune to Skyfall, has gone viral after James Bond’s traditional adversaries performed on breakfast TV in St Petersburg.

Video: Tracks from James Blunt and Robin Thicke

Watch the videos below to take in the tracks from James Blunt and Robin Thicke that have been in the news recently.

James Blunt has apologised for a 'clerical error' that resulted in a 'UK-wide' mailout of his new single

Spam attack: James Blunt apologises for mistaken 'UK-wide' mailout of new single 'Bonfire Heart'

For the recipients it was like finding Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket – but in reverse. Music fans expressed their outrage after being sent a “nationwide” spam email from James Blunt urging them to listen to his new single.

Tony Hadley started his career in Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley to take flight to sing 'I'll Fly For You' at 43,000ft

Eighties chart stars including Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde are to try to set a new world record for the world's highest gig.

Gary Barlow to play at Chris Evans' pub

Take That frontman Gary Barlow has signed up to play what could be the smallest gig of his career - in DJ Chris Evans' pub.

Start me up: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts in 1963

Not fade away: The Rolling Stones 50 years on

Paul Bignell talks to the bassist who opted out

Ryan Giggs settles phone hacking claim

Footballer Ryan Giggs has settled his phone-hacking damages claim against News Group Newspapers.

Ex-soldier James Blunt in war of words with RAF

Top brass angered by claims of military incompetence after singer's morale-boosting trip to front-line troops is thwarted

James Blunt's family ambition

James Blunt's "greatest ambition" is to have a family.

Elton John styled by James Blunt

James Blunt once styled Elton John for one of his concerts.

How James Blunt saved us from World War 3

Singer questioned US general's order while serving in Balkans

Album: James Blunt, Some Kind of Trouble (Rocket)

How to put this, well, Bluntly?

Album: James Blunt, Some Kind of Trouble (Custard/Atlantic)

Three years ago, James Blunt was struggling to come to terms with the implications of his sudden success on All the Lost Souls, the follow-up to the all-conquering debut album Back to Bedlam.

Why Sesame Street still counts

It's four decades since the residents of one of the most famous addresses on TV made their debut. Guy Adams reports on an educational institution

Paolo Nutini, Hammersmith Apollo, London

On the sunny side of the beat

Album: Beyoncé, I Am ... Sasha Fierce, (Columbia)

Not such an independent woman after all
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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness