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The move, long rumoured, has finally been announced as part of plans to raise student numbers

Winding up Ms Lawley on a desert island turned out to be a tricky busin ess for an enfant terrible

That Hanif Kureishi, he's a one. The enfant terrible author (Buddha of Suburbia), screenwriter (My Beautiful Launderette, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid), director (London Kills Me), rock enthusiast (co-editor, The Faber Book of Pop) and freelance wind-up merchant (he told Melvyn Bragg he thought the bloody anti-poll tax riots in Trafalgar Square were "terrific") seems determined to re-establish his desperado credentials.

live: Everything But The Girl Shepherds Bush Empire, London

The singer was mesmerising - tall, thin and elegant in a floral shirt, with a voice exquisitely pure. And he was only the support act: David McAlmont, guesting with Ultramarine on their next single "Hymn", and sounding like the love child of Sam Cooke and an angel.

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I suppose this, Tina Turner's first new album release since her big biopic blitz in 1993 - and her first album of all-new material since 1989's Foreign Affair - could be a mite more predictable, but only just. Helmed by Trevor Horn, it offers mostly neat and tidy renditions of songs tailored to fit her needs so tightly there's little room left to breathe, let alone do her strange funky-chicken dance.

In defence of Jarvis

ANOTHER VIEW

ARTS : Twenty something

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And scoff not at the Stylistics

The castrato may be dead, if temporarily exhumed in the film Farinelli, but men singing like women remains a pop phenomenon. Barney Hoskyns reaches for the high notes, while (below) two of our finest falsettos talk (like a man)

Surrounded by nerdy freshmen and stale air

11am, Physics Faculty, Bristol University

city slicker; Bristol

On Saturday, a recreation of the Matthew Ball ship, in which John Cabot first discovered North America in 1497, will be lifted into the water at Bristol's Redcliffe Quay. But there are other reasons for dropping anchor here:

pop; Pioneering the jungle gold rush

How to give jungle real bite in the pop market - Goldie takes drum 'n' bass overground. By Ben Thompson

Star caste

Star caste

The Jools in BBC2's crown

Jools Holland's had a bit of a rough time lately. A monstrously green-eyed hack berated him for being a successful mediocrity, a British stereotype in the vein of Eddie the Eagle. Well, that's hardly fair. Jools is no Art Tatum, but as far as that boogie-woogie stuff goes, he's played with the best.

My idea of fun, your idea of fun

They make an odd couple: Tim Simenon, a former chart-topping teen DJ, and the novelist Will Self. Roger Clarke reports

Blur blitz the Brits with haul of four awards

The indie band Blur swept the board at the Brit Awards last night, winning a record four categories at the British record industry's equivalent of the Oscars.

RECORDS : NEW RELEASES

Tricky: Maxinquaye (4th & Broadway, CD/LP/tape). Breath-lessly anticipated as the third instalment (after Massive Attack and Portishead) in a suave Bristolian hip-tych, this dark and demon-ridden dbut is something else altogether. It starts in sensual abandon, with the seductive wallow of "Ponderosa" ("I drink till I'm drunk and I smoke till I'm senseless"), but it's an all-pervasive sense of dis-connection that makes Maxinquaye such a unique work: the nearest I can get to an apt comparison is the first Roxy Music album. The voices of Tricky and his bespoke chanteuse Martina prowl around each other like wary ocelots, but the intensity of their coming together is political as well as personal. The diffuse, almost abstract "Struggling" and the lazy, raging "Black Steel" are among the most militant and effective statements of black British alienation ever recorded. Ben Thompson

The increasingly Beautiful South

WATCHING The Beautiful South at Brixton Academy, you think you've stumbled in on a rehearsal. The three singers have that just-haven't-got-out-of-bed look. Paul Heaton, the Paul Merton of pop, is reading from a lyric sheet on a music stand.
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