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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

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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)

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'A subversive brothel keeper and Communist'

Acclaimed novelist Doris Lessing was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show
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BBC heads to the Californian coast

The Big Blue Live crew is preparing for the first of three episodes on Sunday night, filming from boats, planes and an aquarium studio
Austin Bidwell: The Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England with the most daring forgery the world had known

Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England

Conman Austin Bidwell. was a heartless cad who carried out the most daring forgery the world had known
Car hacking scandal: Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked

Car hacking scandal

Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked
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Protect your table and dine in style with a bold new accessory
Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Aussie skipper Michael Clarke was lured into believing that what we witnessed at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge would continue in London, says Kevin Garside
Can Rafael Benitez get the best out of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid?

Can Benitez get the best out of Bale?

Back at the club he watched as a boy, the pressure is on Benitez to find a winning blend from Real's multiple talents. As La Liga begins, Pete Jenson asks if it will be enough to stop Barcelona
Athletics World Championships 2015: Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson heptathlon rivalry

Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jess and Kat rivalry

The last time the two British heptathletes competed, Ennis-Hill was on the way to Olympic gold and Johnson-Thompson was just a promising teenager. But a lot has happened in the following three years
Jeremy Corbyn: Joining a shrewd operator desperate for power as he visits the North East

Jeremy Corbyn interview: A shrewd operator desperate for power

His radical anti-austerity agenda has caught the imagination of the left and politically disaffected and set a staid Labour leadership election alight
Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief: Defender of ancient city's past was killed for protecting its future

Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief

Robert Fisk on the defender of the ancient city's past who was killed for protecting its future
Berlusconi's world of sleaze: The astonishing lifestyle once enjoyed by Italy's former PM

Berlusconi's world of sleaze

The astonishing lifestyle once enjoyed by Italy's former PM
Disney plans galactic domination with endless Star Wars spin-offs

Disney plans galactic domination with endless Star Wars spin-offs

Films and theme parks are just the beginning. Disney believes its control of the now decades-old franchise can bring in merchandise and marketing millions for years to come
Could the golden age of the gaming arcade ever be revived in the era of the Xbox?

Could gaming arcades be revived?

The days when coin-ops were the only way to play the latest video games are gone. But a small band of enthusiasts are keeping the button-pushing dream alive
Edinburgh Fringe 2015: The 'tampon tax' has inspired a new wave of female comedians to reclaim period jokes

Heard the one about menstruation?

Yes, if you have been at the Fringe, where period pieces are taking centre stage