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Robbie Williams is finishing off 30 songs for his new solo album.

Robbie Williams shares bed with dogs

Robbie Williams shares his bed with his eight dogs.

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Robbie Williams reveals his phone was hacked

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Robbie Williams to switch on Blackpool illuminations

Robbie Williams will perform the switch-on of the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations tonight.

Newly-wed Robbie Williams 'the happiest man alive'

Robbie Williams declared himself the "happiest man alive" after marrying American actress Ayda Field.

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Leading article: Back for good?

The fires are re-lit. Take That are back. After 15 years, Robbie Williams has returned to the bosom of the original British boy band. They have even recorded an album of new material that will be released later this year. The pedant would point out that Take That have actually been "back" for a while now. And the string of sell-out concert tours and hit records in recent years would certainly support that case. But, as any longstanding Take That fan would tell you, without Robbie the band were never truly whole.

Robbie Williams' on air proposal 'was a joke'

Singer Robbie Williams' live radio proposal to his girlfriend was a joke, his spokesman said today.

Album: Robbie Williams, Reality Killed the Video Star (EMI)

"It ticks all the boxes,"says Williams of hiseighth solo album. And itdoes – at times joyously(the first three tracks), atother times mechanically(pretty much the rest ofthe album). Trevor Horn'sproduction is blessingand curse: when thematerial's strong enough,Horn is more than up toit; when it's not, thewhole thing sounds a bit1980s (and not in a good,retro way). Essentially, aswith Russell Brand, it all comes downtowhatyou think of Robbiealready. A comeback ofsorts, then. But is theaudience still there?

Robbie Williams, Roundhouse, London

Securing Robbie Williams's first concert in three years for the opening night of the Electric Proms season undoubtedly represents a coup for the BBC, and also a feather in the cap of the Roundhouse – particularly since his performance, the opening salvo of the promotional campaign for his Reality Killed the Video Star album, was on such a huge scale.

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