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You write the reviews: Peter Doig, Tate Britain, London

Peter Doig's peculiar brand of painting is magnetic. Emotional, vibrant, pulsating, the Scottish- born artist's show at Tate Britain showcases a retrospective journey over conventions and continents. Does Doig's delight come from intensifying reality? Taking photographs, newspaper cuttings and video stills, he creates a fantasy that is more pleasing than real life. He outlines a landscape that is the antithesis of mundane, a cocoon that blindingly unfolds, a kaleidoscope replacing conventional vision. The shimmering pastel tones concertinaing a Japanese ski resort in Ski Jacket (1994) may not represent what we think we see: it is far closer to the texture of an ephemeral memory. This is the stuff of impressions, of momentary, fleeting glimpses.

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The suggestion by Julian Le Grand, ministerial adviser, that smokers should be obliged to apply for a licence permitting them to buy tobacco seems to have been about as welcome as the sight of a cigarette butt in an ice-cream sundae.

Modern painters: The Camden Town Group, Tate Britain, London

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Ken Kiff and Peter Doig: Psychodrama, on canvas

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How did a set of pre-WW1 painters in Camden shape our modern vision of London?

The Camden Town Group of painters disbanded after only 18 months, but their work shapes our vision of London to this day. Michael Glover looks forward to seeing their reunion

A blot on Millais' landscape

This Millais painting has gone on show here for the first time in a century - but the beauty spot it depicts is about to be covered by wind turbines. Ciar Byrne reports

Jeff Wall, White Cube, Mason's Yard, London; Seb Patane, Tate Britain, London

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Preview: Allen Jones - Alan Cristea Gallery /Tate Britain/Royal Academy London

As the British pop artist Allen Jones celebrates his 70th-birthday year, he has an exhibition of new work at Alan Cristea Gallery running concurrently with shows at Tate Britain and the Royal Academy.

Ian Kiaer, Alison Jacques Gallery, London

Kiaer in the community works wonders

Surprise return by Borthwick boosts Bath and Ashton

If a player wants to stay fit for the second half of a domestic campaign - particularly one shoehorned into eight months rather than nine as a result of a forthcoming World Cup - he should get himself injured during the first half. Ask Steve Borthwick; ask Matt Salter. Both return to serious activity this weekend after lengthy periods of incapacitation and, if their mindsets are anything to go by, they will make someone pay for their sufferings.

Murder probe after family of four found dead

A murder investigation is under way today after police found the bodies of a woman and three children at a house.

Thomas Sutcliffe: A moment caught in freefall

Walking round Tate Modern the other day, looking at its rearranged galleries, I found myself obsessed with hanging - not in the curatorial sense of hang (to arrange paintings and sculptures in a gallery according to historical and aesthetic principles), but in the more ordinary sense of suspending something. Suddenly there seemed to be works hanging everywhere. In one room, Juan Muñoz's Hanging Figure apes the pose in Degas' great painting Miss LaLa at the Cirque Fernando, swaying gently in the air-conditioning about 10 feet above your head. In another room, Louise Bourgeois' sculpture Fillette also dangles from the ceiling - a phallic joint of meat, weighed down by its testicular ball joints. There are Calders here, too, and, in a large gallery devoted to minimalism, Robert Morris's Untitled - a strange fibreglass square suspended on four slender wires, like a kiosk selling vacancy. And upstairs, in a space dedicated to recent acquisitions, Pae White's Morceau Accrochant floats in the air, a precisely marshalled constellation of multicoloured discs that owes rather more than it ought, to my eyes, to Cornelia Parker's work.

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