The Wombles are coming back to TV and the loveable litter-pickers have had a high-tech makeover.
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Tuesday 15 January 2013
They'll never be cool – but figures say smooth tunes are selling
Wednesday 17 October 2012
It is hard to watch Katie Melua without lamenting the absence of smoking within venues. Her soft lustrous vocals hark back to days of the melancholic lounge singer, emoting to an absorbed audience through an opaque smoky veil.
Saturday 30 July 2011
Britain's superbike man of steel James Toseland made his comeback to racing here yesterday – backed by singer-songwriter Katie Melua.
Monday 09 May 2011
A rich velvety voice on an empty stage fills the Apollo and is greeted with instant applause. "The Closest Thing to Crazy" opens the show, a tender track that the singer wraps her distinct vocals around.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
The audience was pulled out of its drinking and chatting revelry at the Jazz Café when "101", the title track of Keren Ann's latest album was pumped loudly from the PA system.
Sunday 10 October 2010
B&S's eighth studio album comes after a four-and-a-half year wait, but the hiatus hasn't altered them one jot.
Sunday 23 May 2010
William Orbit produces, Guy Chambers helps out, Mike Batt hovers.
Monday 01 March 2010
As debut headline gigs go, there was always a chance that tonight would be anticlimactic, not least because Florence Rawlings had already graced Wembley Arena as support for Tom Jones.
Sunday 17 January 2010
Discovered by Mike Batt at 13 but, after a wise decision to finish school, only now releasing her debut album, Florence Rawlings is the latest product of the pop mind who gave the world Katie Melua.
Tuesday 03 November 2009
Jonathan Ross forked out £20,000 at a charity auction last night for a self-portrait of his hero, David Bowie.
Saturday 01 November 2008
When the new home in Manchester for Royal Opera House productions was announced this week, there was one aspect that not a single reporter or commentator mentioned. And I'm quite sure that the two guiding spirits behind the scheme, ROH chief executive Tony Hall and Culture Secretary Andy Burnham, never once mentioned it. It is the old saw of booking fees.
Tuesday 25 March 2008
From the opening song "I Believe in Love", with its hopeful chorus, The Storys don't so much wear their influences on their sleeves as have them branded to their arms.
Wednesday 09 February 2005
Friday 04 February 2005
Friday 15 October 2004
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Abdullah Deghayes: My son was the martyr of a just cause, says father of British teenager killed in Syria conflict
Ukraine crisis: Helicopter gunships take country closer to all-out war
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