News He spent 35 years on the run from police, but mourners attending the criminal's funeral were today asked to celebrate his life

He spent 35 years on the run from police, but mourners attending the criminal's funeral were today asked to celebrate his life

Anarchy in Barcelona as Lydon is accused of racist attack on singer

The Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has been branded a bigot after his entourage allegedly assaulted Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, in an "unprovoked and racist" attack at a music festival in Barcelona on Saturday.

Story of the Song: Bingo Master's Breakout, The Fall (1978)

Formed in 1976 by Mark E Smith , The Fall sounded as discordant as a cutlery drawer sliding downstairs. The teenage Smith was a fan of Captain Beefheart and the garage sound of early-Sixties America.

Paperbacks: Coral - A Pessimist in Paradise, by Steve Jones

This fascinating book about man's relationship to the planet, as exemplified by coral, was inspired by Jones's holiday home, near "a coral island in a tropical sea". At least it was once.

Stephen King: Pay restraint? Punk economics

Are we heading back to the 1970s? It all depends. As with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (a relic of the 1970s), the answer cannot be understood without, first of all, understanding the meaning of the question.

Johnny's rotten, says woman suing him for 'assault and battery'

He shot to fame as frontman of the Sex Pistols, whose debut hit "Anarchy In The UK" made them one of the most influential bands in rock history. But Johnny Rotten's latest brush with notoriety revolves around an alleged case of anarchy in a luxury hotel.

No one is innocent in Sid Vicious photos

Almost 30 years after Sid Vicious died from a heroin overdose in New York, intimate portraits of the Sex Pistols bassist in his last months are to be shown for the first time. The pictures, from a series entitled Sid Vicious: No One Is Innocent to be shown at Camden's Proud Galleries in June, were taken by the punk era's top photographers. One of them, Eileen Polk, was with Vicious on the night he died.

Hampstead's finest: J Keats, J Constable, J Rotten

Keats wrote plaintive, romantic poetry in Hampstead, as his body weakened with TB. Constable captured the glorious heath in his brush-strokes and lies in a Hampstead churchyard today. Rightly, they have been honoured for their contributions to this much-feted part of London. Never mind that, here's the Sex Pistols.

Waging war on the charts

Once an underground cult, Battles are finding success in the mainstream. James McNair reports on a fine campaign

Dave Goodman

Producer of the Sex Pistols' early recordings

Fashion & Style: `Westwood sent out a typically outre set of models. The Sex Pistols designer can still produce a bit of streetwise madness'

I'M NOT altogether sure about fashion-show reports. Whenever I read a review of a catwalk presentation I was at, I often wonder if we were watching the same show. Were those smart green trousers really "a blow against the conservative mediocrity of 21st-century penitence"? How stupid of me; I thought they were just a pair of smart green trousers.

Album: The Others

The Others, MERCURY

The*Ga*Ga*s, Academy, Islington, London

They're a formidable-looking lot, The*Ga*Ga*s, as they prowl on stage to the sound of The Sex Pistols' "Pretty Vacant".

'And now, it's the Wurzels'

He tore into society as a Sex Pistol: now Steve Jones is tearing up the radio waves as Los Angeles' hottest DJ. He talks to James Brown about his anarchic show

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What's so weird is that we all love to watch these has-beens
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee