Arts and Entertainment Kate Moss has appeared on a track by Canadian DJ Brendan Fallis

The track features the model saying 'driving this posh car, day and all night'

Joanna Briscoe: At the Sharp End

You're either one or the other: tea-drinking older sibling or vodka-swilling kid sister

Babyshambles, The Brickyard, Carlisle

A louche yet lucid addition to the legend of Pete

Charles Nevin: The Third Leader

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FOCUS: THE NEW DECADENCE: Rock & Roll: All the best stars are a mess

Pete Doherty is a mess, or a genius, or both. The singer is also now a star thanks to his affair with Kate Moss. Is it hype, or is he the latest in a proud line of rock rebels? And why do we still need them so?

Leading Article: This foolish hard line on drugs

THE DEBATE about drugs was rekindled this week. Sir Ian Blair, the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner, set the tone on Tuesday with some ill-judged remarks about cocaine. He decided to use the first day of his new job to grab headlines with a naive and foolish warning to "middle- class drug users" that a crackdown is in store. According to the new commissioner there can be nothing "socially acceptable" about hard drugs.

Keep it in the family

PEOPLE WARNED model Kate Moss that her romance with the singer-songwriter Pete Doherty was dangerous. They were probably worried about his drug addiction. But what is proving a threat to Kate is the explosion of media coverage that has greeted their liaison, much of it focusing on the wild ways of the model's loyal circle of celebrity friends.

FILM: 15 (18) Royston Tan i8888

There's a drug-taking scene in this movie that might give even Pete Doherty the jitters. It's best left undescribed, as is much else of debutant Royston Tan's chronicle of debauched Singaporean youth. Spending their days truanting from school, these disaffected outcasts like nothing better than piercing their bodies, comparing their tattoos and getting off their heads on dope and heroin.

Album: The Others

The Others, MERCURY

Pete Doherty, Barfly, London

The return of prodigal Pete

Rock'n'roll free spirits

A new exhibition charts the turbulent life and times of The Libertines. The photographer Roger Sargent tells Charlotte Cripps why the cult band are the real deal

pounds 750,000 home left in ruins

THESE ARE the remains of a Victorian house, on which a family spent pounds 750,000 and five months trying to thwart the effects of subsidence. The three-story property in Notting Hill, west London - the Willis family home for more than 10 years - disintegrated into a pile of rubble as builders worked on underpinning it.

Publican tries to make sense of poster backlash

A Liverpool publican is claiming there has been a near-boycott of his pub after a Guinness promotional poster featuring the Ku Klux Klan was put up in his absence.

Hudson haunted by Ramsey's words

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Working Man's Ballet by Alan Hudson (Robson Books, pounds 17.95)

Obituary: Raich Carter

MAY I ADD to Ivan Ponting's fine obituary of Raich Carter (11 October)? writes John Roberts.
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