News Cate Blanchett at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she picked up the award for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role

Blanchett highlights the fact that women in Hollywood are still honoured for their appearance first, talents second in new GIF

CENTREFOLD / Don't watch that ..: North London's baggy-trousered nutters turn back the clocks

Punk had dribbled dry by the time Madness got in their stride, but, with the rest of the Ska crowd, they retained its tension and urgency: they put it in a pan and they kept the lid on. Everybody cherishes memories of Suggs, Chas, Dave, Dee, Dozy, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub. Madness meant playground scraps and nabbing your first French kiss and learning the songs from Look-in. Your mates liked them, the roughs on the estate who bullied your dog liked them. Best of all, they were the only band to hit number one with a song about rubber johnnies (what joy when the lyrics were explained to you).

Morrissey biographer sues Julie Burchill for plagiarism

A HIGH Court writ has been issued accusing the author and columnist Julie Burchill of plagiarising a book about her hero, the rock singer Stephen Morrissey.

MUSIC / Underated: Frankly, Mr Shankly: The case for the last Smith's album

At one time, no lawyer in the country could uphold a case for the Smiths being underrated. The hiccup came in September 1987, when their last album, Strangeways, Here We Come, was released to a press that teetered on Johnny Marr's every wah-wah. They turned on it. It quickly became what Morrissey had reaped a career out of being - misunderstood and unloved.

Show People: The rise and rise of little voice: Stina Nordenstam

'A LOT of life where I am is about how to deal with dark things. Finland has the worst alcoholic problems. Norway has huge problems with violence in homes. And Sweden, as everyone knows, has Europe's highest suicide rate. Not to mention Iceland. Iceland is . . . yeah.'

ROCK / Only the lonely

TRANQUIL and melting, the first 10 seconds of Morrissey's Vauxhall and I (Parlophone) are a joy. The 39 minutes and 44 seconds which follow work the swoon glands to the limit. For Vauxhall and I is a sumptuous listen that unites the pastoral and the urban in lush arrangements. Never mind his best solo album; this is up there with the Smiths.

ROCK / Merry Easter, Mr Bowie,you're back on form: David Bowie's new album is his best in donkey's years, they say. But they're not sure they want you to hear it. Ben Thompson got hold of a copy

'AND THIS,' as Mike Yarwood, colossus of TV impersonation, used to say towards the end of his show, 'is me.' But Yarwood's audience didn't want him to be himself, they wanted him to be Denis Healey. And so it's been with David Bowie for the past 10 years or so. Each time he has reappeared, it has been as the 'real' David Bowie; all the hype has been about the absence of the disguises and contrivance that made him famous and interesting in the first place, and the world has not stifled a yawn.

ROCK / Heaven knows he's tedious now

You couldn't ask for a much more imposing venue than the Alexandra Palace - a great reconstructed Victorian greenhouse, perched on North London's only mountain range, with the splendour of Wood Green stretched out beneath. A hard rain lashes the rustic-style car-park as troops of bedraggled Morrissey loyalists make their way up the hill. Outcasts from respectable society, they are hoping for something special from a man who, after August's Finsbury Park debacle, has plenty to prove in this neck of the woods.
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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

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Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

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A new American serial killer?

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Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

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Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?