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When Ray Davies saunters on in a dapper silver-grey suit to welcome Madness to Meltdown, the band's fans cheer in delight. They understand The Kinks' influence on these subsequent specialists in North London working-class bittersweet vignettes. Saxophonist and non-singer Lee Thompson later jokingly checks if Davies has left the building, before a chucking-out-time pub version of "Where Have All the Good Times Gone". The real tribute comes as Madness stake their place in its tradition, with songs that are worldly-wise, sometimes weary and always for the underdog, played with rare confidence tonight.

Katy B, Koko, London

Koko is bursting at the seams, limbs hanging over balconies, enthusiastic fans crammed in at the front needing water from security, gasping before an empty stage. The phrase "sardines in a can" comes to mind and the electric excitement brewing is almost killed by the late starting of the show, but all is forgiven as the Peckham star bounds on to the stage.

Katy B, Academy, Manchester<br/>Death From Above 1979, Forum, London

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Boy, 16, charged with gun murder

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'War of the Worlds' meets 'Skins' on London movie set

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'Baby Gallerist' Will Lunn launches Sumarria Lunn in Mayfair

Will Lunn, 22, is barely out of art school – yet next month the so-called "Baby Gallerist" makes the move from Peckham to Mayfair, to launch his very own gallery. Walk down South Molton Street and you could easily miss it: a narrow doorway, shrouded in foliage, wedged between two outposts of dusty old Grays antiques. In three weeks time, Sumarria Lunn will be open for business.

Man guilty of string of sex attacks

A serial rapist is facing a long prison sentence today after being convicted of attacking women near Buckingham Palace and the British Museum.

Rio Ferdinand stalker found guilty

A woman who repeatedly turned up at the home of Premier League footballer Rio Ferdinand was convicted today of harassment.

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