Winston Churchill's ability to lift the spirits of the British people in times of adversity were neatly balanced with a sparkling line in withering put-downs
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Monday 22 July 2013
He's not the first celebrity to face allegations of having it off with an assistant, and it's unlikely he'll be the last.
Thursday 27 June 2013
Liam Gallagher has fuelled rumours that his band Beady Eye will play a secret gig at Glastonbury this weekend.
Monday 24 June 2013
There hasn’t been an entrance quite like it since the ‘Queen’ arrived at the Olympics opening ceremony. Robbie Williams dropped in by zip chord from a position at the top of a colossal effigy of his head.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Robbie Williams has shown off the first fruits of his return to working with Guy Chambers with an expletive-fuelled track in which he branded the Brit Awards "boring".
Sunday 09 December 2012
Actors among array of celebrities in attendance to watch Manchester United beat Manchester City
Saturday 29 September 2012
Ricky Hatton has sold nearly 19,000 tickets for the event that will end his ring exile on 24 November and yesterday he added to their black market value by announcing a difficult fight against former world champion Vyacheslav Senchenko. In many ways the party just turned serious.
Monday 09 July 2012
“We don’t do encores... If you want an encore then this is the last song, if you don’t, this is the second to last.” At a time when encores at gigs have become almost mandatory, and therefore meaningless, Laura Marling’s approach to them is refreshingly unconventional.
Sunday 13 May 2012
Whoever wins this afternoon, the Premier League title will stay in Manchester. Tim Rich reports
Sunday 01 April 2012
Anything but middle of the road
Saturday 31 December 2011
New Year Honours: The Arts
Monday 05 December 2011
News that Noel Gallagher is to take his brother to court reminds us there are few more dispiriting sights for dedicated music fans than seeing their heroes on the way to hearings. Trussed up in unfamiliar shirt and tie combinations, they look as uncomfortable as ex-lags at job interviews. It is bad enough when artists attend divorce proceedings or face the beak for falling asleep at the wheel, but far worse is when they have brought the suit (legal, not sartorial) themselves. Any dealings with the legal system are bound to make the protagonist look petty-minded, venal or underhand.
Monday 05 December 2011
Taking fellow bandmates to court is usually a mistake, says Chris Mugan
Friday 19 August 2011
Former Oasis star Liam Gallagher is taking legal action against his brother Noel for what he claims are "lies".
Wednesday 27 July 2011
Noel Gallagher says someone needs to "waft" his brother Liam with a "wet towel" if he thinks he can eclipse Oasis' success.
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