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Darren Pratley leaves Swansea

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Steve Mason, Scala, London

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Bright Eyes, Scala, London

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Sir George Shearing: Musician and composer hailed as one of the finest pianists in the history of jazz

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Cooper Brown: Driving

Not as much support as I’d hoped for my anti-politically correct brigade stance in yesterday’s diary. People really seem to be angry about this stuff. I rang Ben and we headed off to the Groucho for some liquid comfort. I love Ben. He is blissfully unconcerned about anything but his own happiness.

Smoke Fairies, Scala, London

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