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.

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Davydenko and Verdasco chase seat at the top table

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Bon Jovi to take up residency at O2 Arena

With 2,600 concerts under their belt since they formed in Sayreville, New Jersey, 26 years ago, Bon Jovi have probably filled more stadiums in their time than any other rock band. Now the group that opened London's O2 Arena to mark its conversion from the Millennium Dome are to take up residency there.

Spandau Ballet, The O2, Dublin

In the drab Britain of 30 years ago, Spandau Ballet stuck out like a sore thumb and kick-started the 1980s with appearances at non-rock venues which were as much fashion shows as harbingers of the pop music of the future. Images and memories of being mobbed with the band in Edinburgh in 1982 flashed through my mind, as they do on the film montage which introduces their first gig in two decades. The audience tonight is at least 70 per cent female, though the merchandisers also cleverly target the thirtysomething couples with romper suits adorned with Spandau motifs. It's all a far cry from the heady days of the Blitz, the Soho venue where it all began for the group who put the style back into pop. Fittingly, they start with the synth-driven "To Cut A Long Story Short" and the irresistible walking bass line of "The Freeze", their first two singles, even if they don't revert to their kilt and frilly-shirt selves of 1980.

Cambridge college buys the Dome

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Cliff Richard and the Shadows, O2 Arena, London

People forget we were a rock'n'roll band and we still are," Cliff maintains. Tonight, it appears it's only rock'n'roll, and, well, Sir Cliff likes it.

Claire Beale On Advertising: Giffgaff can give O2 a gift of the gab

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Ben Hur, O2 Arena, London<br/>Judgement Day, Almeida, London<br/>Separate Tables, Festival Theatre, Chichester

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Observations: A new era of turntablism

Over the years they have seen Chad Jackson, Cash Money, A-Trak and Scratch Perverts vie for the prize of world champion DJ, and now DMC are celebrating the 25th year of their annual competition. From USA's 1986 winner DJ Cheese, who brought scratching into the competition, to 1997's victorious A-Trak, Kanye West's tour DJ, who, at 15, was the youngest-ever world champion, the annual competition has tracked the years of boundary-pushing and trend-setting in the art of turntablism.

Proms 47/53: OAE/Norrington/English Concert/Bicket/, Royal Albert Hall, London

Having watched Joyce DiDonato break a leg at Covent Garden - and go on singing superbly as if nothing had happened - it was no surprise to find her effortlessly dominating a Prom a few weeks later.

First Night: Arctic Monkeys, O2 Academy, Brixton, London

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Sport in Brief: Brilliant Brownlee on top of triathlon world

Britain's Alistair Brownlee won his fourth successive World Championship Series triathlon in style in London. The 21-year-old from Leeds broke from the leaders before the final lap of the 10km run to win by 10 seconds. The victory puts him top of the rankings after six of the eight legs.

Sierra Maestra, The Dome, Tufnell Park, London

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