Arts and Entertainment Beyonce secretly released her entire new album on iTunes

On Friday, as Beyoncé was casually posting pictures of vegan cupcakes to her Instagram account, the internet was in a state of frenzy over the news that she had also uploaded something else to the web – her long-awaited fifth album.

HOW WE MET: PEPSI AND SHIRLIE

Shirlie Kemp grew up in London and went to Bushey Meads Comprehensive School, Watford, with George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley; at 20, she became a backing singer for their group, Wham!. She now works part-time for George Michael's record label, Aegean, and lives with her husband - the former Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp - and their two children. Pepsi Lawrie Demacque (far right) joined Wham! as a backing singer after the release of their first hit single in 1982. By 1986, Pepsi and Shirlie had formed their own eponymously named group, scoring two Top 10 hits. When Shirlie quit three years later, Pepsi went on to work in musicals (including starring as Josephine Baker), and is currently singing with Forthright, a group of producers and mixers. Both Pepsi and Shirlie are in their mid-30s and live in north London

United Biscuits to net pounds 241m in swap deal with PepsiCo

United Biscuits yesterday announced it would gain pounds 241m from an asset swap deal with its arch-rival PepsiCo. As Andrew Verity reports, the deal marks the end of a troubled time for UB which has seen shares underperform the market and lose battles for market share with PepsiCo.

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Overworked women: do they quit - or just quit moaning?

High-flying career and a fulfilling personal life? It can't be done, says Elizabeth Perle McKenna, and women shouldn't even be trying. We gave her new book to 20-something Clare Garner and, opposite, working mother Diane Coyle. Here is their response.

Losing a little Spice

Yesterday the Spice Girls launched their second album on a tidal wave of hype. The album, their movie and their merchandising deals should make them rich. But Paul McCann has found evidence that their ludicrously young fans and the endless exploitation of the band's name signals the beginning of the end for the Spice phenomenon.

Jobs for all, Gordon, but not as you know them

Gordon Brown's vision of full employment is all very well but the future of work is about more than reducing the dole queue. Ann Treneman says that perhaps a woman's place is not in the workplace we know.

Why jumping from a great height can be good for you

Adrenaline sports are big. And from tomorrow, the Travel Channel begins a week devoted to the art of living on the edge. Jeremy Atiyah finds out what makes us want to leap into the abyss

United Biscuits narrows its focus

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The king of pop: A history

Police charges of child abuse collapsed in 1995 when Jackson made a pounds 21m settlement with 14-year-old Jordy Chandler, who then refused to testify.

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