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Tracks that will want to make you stay in this New Year's Eve. After all, that's what you really want to do...

Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy at the Scala, London

Simon Price on Mutya Keisha Siobhan: A proper Suga rush from the original babes

Freak Like Me! Girl-groupers are back together and better than ever

Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy at the Scala, London

Music review: Mutya Keisha Siobhan - the 'original' Sugababes are stronger than ever

At their debut gig as MSK the original Sugababes prove they are older, wiser and in control

Girls Aloud, who completed their 'Ten' tour with a show at Liverpool's Echo Arena last night released a statement on their official twitter page announcing their break up

Farewell to Girls Aloud - see you at the reunion in another five years?

Farewell to Girls Aloud, who have decided to go their separate ways. The split, although devastating to some, will likely have been met by many with the same reaction that greeted the news that Westlife had split, ie.: “I didn’t know they were still together.”

Bob Geldof frontman of punk group the Boomtown Rats in 1975

The Boomtown Rats and other bands from yesteryear who have reformed recently

The Boomtown Rats, the new wave band which brought Bob Geldof to fame, are to be united once more as they join the many acts of yesteryear who have bowed to the temptation to reform.

Album: Gossip, A Joyful Noise (Columbia)

A new noise shows Ditto's moving in the right direction

Album: Emeli Sandé, Our Version of Events (Virgin)

She's a strange one, Emeli Sandé: a back-to-front pop star for back-to-front times.

They're making their minds up: civil servants to rule who's real Bucks Fizz

For some music fans, one Bucks Fizz is more than enough. But now the original band members are locked in a legal battle to decide which of two rival acts are the real Eurovision winners.

Album: Katy B, On a Mission (Sony/Rinse)

There's an understated cool about Katy B – from her high-street honey/girl-next-door good looks to her strong but not overbearing voice – which sets her apart from her fellow Brit School brats.

Judge condemns rehab clinic used by the stars

A private rehabilitation clinic used by celebrities including the singer Amy Winehouse and the actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers was condemned by a judge yesterday for standards that would "shame a Third World country".

Road ban for drink-drive charge Sugababe Amelle Berrabah

Sugababe Amelle Berrabah was banned from driving for 14 months today after admitting drink-driving.

Rehab retreat of the stars faces prosecution by watchdog

A private rehabilitation clinic which charged up to £10,000 a week to people with drink and drug problems is facing criminal prosecution by a health regulator.

Album: The Pipettes, Earth vs the Pipettes (Fortuna Pop)

There's a strong case that Earth vs the Pipettes shouldn't be credited thus, since the once polka-dotted princesses feature no original members (an indie Sugababes, essentially).

Camden Crawl, Camden, London

Indie kids are singing in the rain

Celebrity rehab clinic closed by health watchdog

A private rehab clinic that has treated a string of celebrities, including the singer Amy Winehouse, has been ordered to close by a health regulator.

Heidi Range joins Zumba class

Yesterday morning singer Heidi Range joined crowds of Zumba enthusiasts for an intense workout ahead of her wedding to Radio DJ Dave Berry next year.

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Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

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Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

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Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

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Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine