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Experts push for Iraq war crimes inquiry

Kylie Minogue, SECC, Glasgow

The queen of pop subdivides and rules

Kylie dresses down for her appointment at Buckingham Palace

Pop music's own pocket Venus, Kylie Minogue, was spinning around with delight when she received the insignia of her OBE at Buckingham Palace yesterday for services to the musicindustry.

Who'd live in an eco-house like this?

A film star? A rock musician? One thing's for sure, it must be someone with a green conscience and £7.2m to spare. Mark Hughes reports from the Cotswolds

Mature? We're staying modern and fabulous – just like Kylie

Having started out making the tea, Sue James is now a top IPC executive and edits 'Woman & Home'. She tells Ciar Byrne there is no age limit for looking glamorous

Katy Guest: Kylie deserves to be so lucky in love at last

Call it coincidence or call it destiny, but something romantic is in the air this week and Mills & Boon couldn't have asked for better publicity for their 100th anniversary. In a story that could have come straight out of their Superromance series, the world's most beloved girl-next-door-turned-beautiful-princess once again strolled arm-in-arm down the Seine with the "love of her life" at the weekend. The birds are singing, it's springtime in Paris and Kylie Minogue and Olivier Martinez are back together. Friends say the singer is "overwhelmed with happiness" to be back in his arms – his masterful, brooding, manly arms.

New Year Honours: Gongs for the people? Yes, but the big ones go to stars like Parky

List for "unsung heroes" still features ex-aides and famous names

Wigan Athletic 0 Arsenal 1: Jewell's misery as Adebayor seals smash-and-grab raid for Arsenal

The scoreline was synonymous with the Arsenal of old and so were the words that Arsène Wenger chose to explain a dramatic late victory over the unfortunates of Wigan . Resilience and spirit peppered the Arsenal manager's post-match press conference as frequently as they had laced the performance of his players, but it was the prerequisite of past Highbury successes that Wenger failed to mention which best described the Gunners' rise to third in the Premiership table last night; he got lucky.

Grace Leo-Andrieu on service with style

Grace Leo-Andrieu has run some of the best hotels in the world. So how do you achieve that perfect blend of style and service? She reveals some secrets to Ian McCurrach

Newcastle 21 London Irish 26: Everitt's boot punishes Newcastle

Seven penalties from London Irish's Barry Everitt sent an unimpressive Newcastle to a home Premiership defeat at Kingston Park last night. The outcome was all that the Falcons deserved after they conceded a stack of penalties and transgressed throughout the match.

Sunday Preview: Fa'afili's chance to fly back into Kiwis reckoning

The New Zealand coach, Brian McClennan, has been deprived of the chance to run the rule over one of the pillars of his pack today, but he will still be able to assess the claims of two other Warrington players for inclusion against Great Britain next month.

Police target anti-war protester and make off with banners

The veteran peace activist Brian Haw was stripped of his anti-war banners and placards by up to 50 police officers in an early-morning raid in Parliament Square yesterday.

Kylie v Nicola (no contest)

One is a former child star who became a pop diva, the other an entrepreneur. So which is a role model for young businesswomen? By Sophie Goodchild

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Alexandra Palace, London

Cave comes out of the darkness and finds a divine light
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