Property

The former footballer and Spice Girl are expected to invest £5m on doing the house up to their own specifications

Out with Prada, in with Pampers

They've got it all, but what

Pop: Baebes have got it maede

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Letter: Cardinal sins

Letter:

Pop music: A spiced-up supernova

Who do you think you are? Oasis? No, say Embrace. They're better than that.

Will The Sun stop shining on Page 3?

Page 3 is the Sun's Clause 4. Modernisers want to ditch it, to the fury of traditionalists

Films: More sex please, we're British

Two films intent on exploring the reality of passion in the Nineties can't escape finger-wagging Sixties morality.

Goodbye girls

With millions at stake, it must have been one hell of a bust-up that split the Spice Girls. But that's female friendships for you, says Lucy O'Brien

Girl Power goes out of fashion in Spiceworld

Geri's departure has failed to move the Spice Girls' fickle young fans.

Letter: Gazza: the moral

Sir: Three events in recent days have filled me with joy. First you reported that Damien Hirst was old hat; then that one of the Spice Girls had quit; and finally that Gazza has been dropped from England's World Cup team. Is this the beginning of the end of Laddism (and Girl Power)? Could there be a backlash emerging against dumbing down and the encouragement of yob culture we have suffered since Thatcherism and now with Blairism?

Letter: Musical disaster

Sir: It explains an awful lot if the Spice Girls were signed to Virgin by their Accident & Emergency department, as Rosie Millard relates (Comment, 1 June).

Flame-haired chanteuse reduces quintet to the power of four

TWO years ago the world hadn't heard of Ginger Spice. But yesterday, after quitting the band and going into hiding, she shot to the top of the national news agenda, proving just how much impact the female Fab Five have had on the nation.

Yes, Geri - it's hard to break out when you're cast in plastic

WHAT most amazed me about Geri "Ginger" Spice's departure from the Fab Fivesome was that she said two years of superstardom had left her "disillusioned and exhausted".

Music: They're big in Sweden and coming this way

Fiona Sturges goes to Gothenburg to meet unreconstructed rockers Soundtrack Of Our Lives

Rock: Spice Girls show new dimensions

THREE YEARS, two albums and six No 1 singles into a career that has seen them become the world's most successful pop group, the Spice Girls got around to putting on their first concert in England. And it was the same as everything else they've done - their records, their film, their books, their magazines. It was never stunning, it was sometimes not much cop at all, but overall it was much better than it might have been. In the Manchester Nynex Arena on Tuesday, there were metal staircases and three big video screens and a number of costume changes worthy of Diana Ross. Boyzone, Eternal and East 17 should go along and see how it's done.
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Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
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