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Boy bands never break up now – they just change  key and move on

Island Life, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

One night on paradise island

Party of the Week: Radio ga ga as prisoners steal top Sony awards

Radio 2's Chris Evans was so proud of his two gold awards at the Sony Radio Academy Awards on Monday night – which he also hosted – that he carried them on his shoulders most the night, even at the after-party. Guests at the show, held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, included TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri and ex-Atomic Kitten singer, Liz McClarnon, all of whom had presented awards.

35,000 runners – and a Jedi – survive the London heat

It was the sort of occasion – unlike some this month – where thousands of like-minded people took to the streets of London, yet even the police could enjoy an upbeat day.

My secret life: Ronan Keating, musician, 32

The home I grew up in ... was a three-bedroom semi-detached, which my dad converted into a four-bed, by building a wall in the middle of one of the rooms. My brother and I had a bunk in one, and my two older brothers were in the adjacent room.

Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin: Comic Relief comes of age. Meet two of its guardians

If a show has ever made you laugh, these two probably wrote the script. They gave us a rare interview for Red Nose Day, which this year includes an episode of their hit comedy 'Outnumbered'. Cole Moreton meets... Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin

Stay The Night: Chalet Treize Etoiles, Verbier

Verbier is both a top-quality resort and undisputed fun capital of the Alps, and those who want to join James Blunt, Ronan Keating and Lawrence Dallaglio in the Coco Club after midnight should consider Ski Verbier's new Treize Etoiles complex. Of the matched pair of chalet apartments, the top one has an open roof space that gives it an airy penthouse feel. The flagship in Ski Verbier's 20-chalet portfolio is Septième Ciel, up the mountain – an elevated palace in which the tour highlight is the double bed shared by the Beckhams. But Treize Etoiles offers similar comfort in a more party-friendly location.

Liverpool: a city that is finally glad to be gay

The Gay Village is a long overdue addition to a place where homophobic crime is rife. Jonathan Brown reports

Fairways to heaven: A golfer's dream

It's every weekend golfer's dream – a chance to take on the world's top players (and Hugh Grant) over three of Britain's great courses. Simon Kelner relives birdies and bogeys at the Dunhill Links

The last-chance saloon: Can anyone save the great British boozer?

Fruit machines that never pay out, '9 to 5' on the jukebox, photos of the Queen Mum – you know when you're in a proper pub. Here (with the help of some bar-room veterans), Kate Burt explains why she is campaigning to save this cornerstone of British culture from extinction

Introducing Beth Rowley's gospel truth

Beth Rowley's parents were missionaries in Peru, so it's hardly surprising that the young singer-songwriter has an exotic approach to her music. By Nick Duerden

Border town protest over missile attacks from Gaza

Amir Peretz, the Israeli Defence Minister, has warned critics clamouring for more draconian military action against Gaza militants launching Qassam rockets into Israel that wholesale escalation could increase rather than reduce the attacks.

Roly Keating: Four into Two will go

Roly Keating has had six months to bed down at BBC2, after descending from the rarefied heights of BBC4. Ian Burrell finds him trying to keep a balance between tradition and dynamism

Maybe the lottery should fund racism training

When Jesus told of the good Samaritan, I bet the 'Mail' said: 'Huh, political correctness gone mad'
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'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

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King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

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