Life and Style Millennium Dome, London: The Dome, now the O2 arena, opened in Greenwich in December 2000. Resembles a large circular marquee or giant 'Big Top'. Supported by 12 yellow towers – one for each month of the year. The largest structure of its kind in the world. Made of glass-fibre fabric, it weighs less than the volume of air inside. Greenwich prime meridian passes through its western edge.

Could the London-based venue become the new luxury shopping destination?

O2 owner AEG in running to buy HMV Live for £65m

The owner of the O2 arena in London's Docklands is bidding to acquire the live music business of HMV, the struggling entertainment group, for about £65m.

Former O2 boss pulls out of F1 leadership race

A senior figure in Formula One (F1) motor racing who was widely tipped to take over from 81-year-old chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has stepped down, i can reveal.

Fast worker: Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One shock as the man in pole to succeed Ecclestone quits...

A senior figure in Formula One motor racing who was widely tipped to take over from 81-year-old chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has stepped down, the Independent can reveal.

US basketball strike costs Compass

The 149-day strike by US basketball stars this autumn disrupted more than just the NBA season: Compass, the world's biggest caterer, yesterday admitted the lock-down would cost it £30m this year.

Jesus Christ Superstar could be woman

TV bosses have not ruled out casting a woman in the lead role of Jesus Christ Superstar after launching a search for a new musical star.

50 per cent off family tickets to Apassionata

Top price tickets from £225 down to £112, second price tickets from £175 down to £87

Minor British Institutions: Auld Lang Syne

What apter way than this for looking backwards and forwards through a dizzy mist of vigorously induced benevolence? A simple, forgiving tune; fine, dense and eminently slurrable dialect, as in: "We'll tak a right gude-willy waught, for auld lang syne", which translates as a goodwill drink (waught: draught) for old times long since (gone). Its origins are lost amid Rabbie Burns, strong drink and folk memory: some even claim the tune is English.

The best of pluck: less is more for Laura Marling

Why pop stars should end on a high note

Laura Marling has dropped the obligatory encore. Other acts should too, says Elisa Bray

R&B stars nominated for the Brits

Up-and-coming R&B singer Emeli Sande and soul artists Maverick Sabre and Michael Kiwanuka have been shortlisted for the critics' choice title at the Brit Awards.

Absolutely crackers: The Royal Ballet's production of 'The Nutcracker'

The Nutcracker: It's all going nuts at the ballet

You expect to see The Nutcracker staged at Christmas – but this year's snowstorm of productions is overwhelming. The trouble is there's not much else to take its place, says Jessica Duchen

Samantha Stosur, Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Vera Zvonareva and Agnieszka Radwanska pose for the cameras ahead of the season-ending WTA Championships in Istanbul

Women's tennis hits peak - but where are the stars?

Record crowds, record money, but questions over quality

Deaf disco turns up the bass for hard of hearing

First there was Death Disco, now there is deaf disco. Or, more accurately, a "multi-sensory club night for both the hearing and hearing-impaired".

Andrew Martin: Transport problem? Stay at home

The Dome was literally hollow and the Olympics are metaphorically hollow

Iron Maiden, O2 Arena, London

It is often said that heavy metal and pop have much more in common than either would like to admit, and there isn't a band for whom the blurring of the lines is more evident than Iron Maiden. They have always played their shows like heavier versions of the Moulin Rouge: heroically ridiculous, such gigs are as much a spectacle as anything offered by Lady GaGa.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

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