News Hanging Rock is under threat

Protest meetings – and even a protest picnic - held at the site as petition with 5,000 signatures urges council to reconsider

Pop / Everything's coming up Roses

Tim Rose 12 Bar Club, London

A frying pan for a cradle-snatcher

Did you feel uneasy when you saw 33-year old Tracey Whalin in chains, awaiting a possible sentence of 20 years for having sex with her son's 14-year-old friend, Sean Kinsella? I think a woman like that ought to be told that she's foolish for not being discreet and have her knuckles rapped for being so extremely naughty. But criminalised? No.

I work for Peter Stringfellow

Pat Jay is PA to the night-club owner

The tame men of rock

Pop stars used to trash their hotel rooms; these days, they're Hoovering them. Cayte Williams is aghast


1996 was the year in which Famous For Being Famous became a truly valid reason for being really rather Famous. The various luminaries featured in the year's Why Are They Famous? spot did not get there by accident. There are some nifty routes to fame. Fifteen minutes never lasted so long ...

Sixties icon puts her past on sale

The short, flower-encrusted wedding dress worn by Britt Ekland for her 1964 wedding to comic Peter Sellers was put up for sale by the Swedish actress last night as part of a bid to "simplify her life". Acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful women, she also sold photographs documenting her work as a model, marriage to Sellers and motherhood.

Vic and Bob's bogus journey

On the road with Ulrika: 'Shooting Stars' conquers Cambridge. Plus, Tony Blair chooses his 'Desert Island Discs'; COMEDY



JAZZ John Scofield / Michael Brecker RFH, London Jazz Festival

If it's true that the guitar can be made to talk, then John Scofield's instruments have a dialect all to themselves. Whether playing electric or acoustic guitars, every single note he makes is irreducibly his own, with the whole sound echoing his larger than life personality. On stage, Scofield comes on like one of the regulars from Cheers; endearingly open yet cynical, a tough, slightly grizzled exterior belying the sentimental old fool that lies within. The toughie gets to rock out in long solos - more jagged zig-zags than straight-ahead runs - where every accent is inflected and even the intersecting beats of silence seem custom-made. On his final number, he spanked the plank so thoroughly that by the end of the solo there was simply nothing left to say, other than a big, dumb "wow" (from us, not him).



give us back our fashion heritage

Former shop owner Robert Orbach laments the demise of Carnaby Street

THAT SUMMER; No sex, no drugs - just rock

In '71, everybody staged festivals. So no one thought it strange that Clacton Round Table should join the rock bandwagon. Simon Calder continues our series on summers past

Scotland's state of readiness undermined by injuries

Just as a trip to see Rod Stewart in New York tonight signals the end of the winding-down period for Scotland's footballers after the rigours of the domestic season, so Sunday's date with Ernie Stewart (no relation) and the rest of the United States side, marks the beginning of the build- up to Euro 96.

Obituary: Bernard Edwards

Bernard Edwards managed to transcend the ephemeral nature of dance music to create true pop classics.

Unhappy talk

ROCK Luke Haines is not your average pop star. Ryan Gilbey talks to the man who would break both his ankles rather than be 'too in tune with the music business'
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