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'Exile on Main Street' becomes Stones' first No 1 album in 16 years

The Rolling Stones were celebrating their first album number one in 16 years last night, as a re-released Exile on Main Street hit the top spot.

The Rolling Stones back at top of album charts

The Rolling Stones are on course to have their first No 1 album for 16 years, sales figures suggest.

Album: The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main Street (Polydor)

A cornerstone of the classic-rock canon, Exile On Main Street is one of the few Stones albums it's possible to recommend unreservedly, so it's a relief to report that its seamy glamour remains undiluted by the additional 10 outtakes included with this reissue.

Album: The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main St (Universal)

The greatest rock'n'roll ever played by Englishmen, remastered in a variety of luxe editions.

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Extreme dark: In search of the northern lights – from a tiny Norwegian town that sees nothing but darkness and ice for two months

Being the antithesis of a morning person, getting up before dawn should count as a heroic achievement. Indeed, staring out of my hotel window at the street-lit cityscape, I'm suffused with all the smug tranquillity of the early riser. Only then do I realise it's actually 10.15am: I've overslept by two hours and missed my appointment with Knut, my guide. Such is the slow, surreal process of acclimatising to Tromso in Norway, located 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle, where for two months from late November, the sun never rises.

Celebrity Big Brother housemate Katia Ivanova speaks of Ronnie Wood romance

Katia Ivanova has revealed how she was "madly in love" with Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

Album: The Rolling Stones, Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! 40th Anniversary Deluxe (Polydor)

Originally issued to confound Liver Than You'll Ever Be, a bootleg live album from the same American tour, Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! arguably captured the Stones at the height of their powers, around the time of Let It Bleed, when they had found a more potent way out of the hippie impasse than most of their peers.

Celebrity hangout shut down by vice squad

A lap dancing club known as a celebrity hangout has been shut down by vice squad police who said it was an underground brothel.

End of the road for Route 66

Since its creation in 1926, many have argued over where the Main Street of America finally runs out. As the finish line is drawn at the Santa Monica Pier, Guy Adams arrives at the end of the trail

The Rolling Stone who gathered no money

Ronnie Wood divorced by wife Jo – but where's the fortune?

Jo Wood divorces Rolling Stones Ronnie

Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood was divorced by his wife of 24 years today on the grounds of his admitted adultery.

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