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The Vaccines in concert at the O2 Arena, London

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Beyoncé, Florence Welch and Jennifer Lopez will join forces for a “female Live Aid” charity concert in London, designed to “empower” women across the world, which will give ticket-holders the chance to choose which projects they wish to fund.

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Justin Bieber was late for his O2 concert on Monday night because he was playing on video games, according to reports.

Sky buys O2's broadband accounts

Sky is to become the UK's second-largest broadband provider after agreeing a deal today to buy rival O2's half a million customer accounts.

(L-R) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of One Direction attend the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena

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Ask around undergraduate bars and common rooms and one major complaint about doing a postgraduate course is that it'll increase the size of your overdraft. But with a little bit of ingenuity, it doesn't have to.

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Former lovers Taylor Swift and One Direction's Harry Styles could have an uncomfortable moment at the Brit Awards later this month after both were booked to perform.

Carl Froch (L) and Mikkel Kessler during a press conference

Boxing: Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler promise 'epic' rematch

Pair to fight at the O2 in May

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Carl Froch is among the boxers in Eddie Hearn's stable

Boxing: Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler rematch agreed

Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler will meet in "one of the biggest fights in world boxing" this year after agreeing an explosive rematch on British soil.

Witness dies during union ‘blacklist’ inquiry

The key witness in a Parliamentary investigation into a trade union “blacklist” used by building firms has passed away, raising fears that he has taken secrets to the grave.

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