Pakpoom Silaphan's exhbition is a sign of the times

It's the Queen as you've never seen Her Majesty before – painted in white emulsion on an old Coca-Cola advertising sign found in Thailand. Together with other high-profile figures such as John Lennon, Che Guevara, Andy Warhol and Muhammad Ali, she features in Pakpoom Silaphan's latest exhibition, which opens today at London's Scream Gallery.

John Lennon's killer refused parole for sixth time

John Lennon's killer was denied parole for the sixth time yesterday, three months before the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death.

John Lennon's killer tries again for parole

John Lennon's killer will apply for parole for the sixth time this week.

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John Lennon lyrics sell for &pound;810,000

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for Beatles hit A Day In The Life sold for more than £810,000 (1.2million US dollars) at an auction in New York today.

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Fresh delay in 'dead air passenger' case

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The teenage John Lennon (Aaron Johnson) has been living with his straitlaced Aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas), only to discover that his biological mother, Julia (Anne-Marie Duff), is raising another family just down the road.

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The artist Sam Taylor-Wood's pre-Fab Four drama is pretty conventional, forgoing the more visually arresting techniques used by fellow artist Steve McQueen on Hunger, and the artistic flair employed by the likes of Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher) and Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank).

Handwritten John Lennon lyrics to be sold at auction

For the right price, some lucky Beatlemaniac will be able to own the lyrics to the final song on the Beatles album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Mal Perry: Schoolfriend of John Lennon who enjoyed a brief stint in the limelight as a pop singer

Of a similar age to his schoolfriend, John Lennon, Mal Perry attended Quarry Bank school in Liverpool. He obtained a recording contract as early as 1958, some four years before the Beatles.

Women deny dead relative smuggling charge

Two women arrested on suspicion of allegedly trying to smuggle a dead relative on to a flight to Germany insisted they were innocent.

Women arrested 'trying to smuggle dead relative out of UK'

Two women have been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle a dead relative on to a flight out of the country.

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