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Evidence of forme  detective who ‘exposed’ corrupt network in Met Police called into question

Solid pop sales pump up the profits at EMI

EMI, the music recording, publishing and retail arm of the now- demerged Thorn-EMI, yesterday cheered the City with better-than-expected half-year results, buoyed by solid sales from such lead acts as George Michael and Tina Turner.

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Ceasefire fear after UVF man is shot dead

John Major yesterday announced plans to meet the political representatives of loyalist paramilitary groups just hours after a leading loyalist was shot dead on a north Belfast street.

I don't get it and I don't want it either

ROCK

Killing of INLA leader may not end feud

Opinions differed yesterday on whether or not Tuesday night's assassination of a leading figure in the Irish National Liberation Army meant the end of the vicious feud which has claimed six lives this year.

INLA feud claims latest victim

One of Ireland's most notorious republican terrorists was shot dead in Co Armagh last night in the latest murder in a long-running feud within the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA).

Drug dealers' release sparks row

Michael Howard, the Home Secretary, came under heavy fire yesterday for authorising the release of two convicted drug dealers who had served barely 12 months of their 18-year jail sentences.

Rock: Britain's best band - for tonight, anyway

The Critics

Pop Live: Kula Shaker London Astoria

For anyone sitting an A-level in Nineties psychedelic pop, here are your Kula Shaker pass notes: 1) "Tattva", the title of the group's recent top-five single, refers to an ancient Indian script that claims to contain the secret of life. 2) Singer Crispian's mother is Hayley Mills but he doesn't like to talk about it (Why? Offspring of Hayley Mills have long been missing in rock - it's where Black Grape always fall down).

To Britpop: six Britpups

Britpop arrived on a wave, and kept rolling.

Tune in, log on, download

There are hits and there are 'hits'. The Cocteau Twins prefer the second kind: a place in cyberspace where the adored can correspond with the adoring. It's a low-fi gig for hi-tech heads

Terrorvision Regular Urban Survivors Total Vegas VEGAS CD 3

Trading in spunky pop-rock with self-consciously clever lyrics, Terrorvision seem poised in the yawning gap between Jesus Jones and the mercifully departed Wonder Stuff. Not, you'd think, the best place to be at this moment in pop history, but it seems to be working for them: "Perseverance" was a substantial hit, and a welcome one too, being one of the few pop songs of recent years to deal with such unfashionable issues as commitment.

where were they then?

You are being interviewed by Mr Big Cheese. Nervous? Just remember that it's odds on that he was once the spikey haired bassist in some two- bit pub band

Blur and Oasis in clash for Brits

JOHN McKIE

Don't give up the day job

The Dublin Castle pub in Camden helped launch the likes of Madness and Blur. But of the hundreds of bands who; play there each year, most will sink without trace. So why do they do it? Well, you never know your luck, say one week's hopefuls
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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

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