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Police seek axe killer of 3 friends

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Pop music: Lancashire's own Mexican revolution

Believe the hype. Gomez really have made the most innovative British rock album so far this year.

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Intense Jazz Cafe, London

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Working parents: Power lunches with my two-year-old

A city-centre nursery is helping fathers to see their children during the day, writes Sarah Jewell

Music: `Violence comes from Romans, Nazis, Greeks - they were all homosexual'

Ian Brown's latest outburst has stirred up controversy, writes Jennifer Rodger

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Music: All rise for the second coming of James

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Cries and whispers: What this country needs is more pop awards

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Coming to the aid of the party

It's a tricky business, being cool. One minute you're in, next minute... who? It's a problem that faces Tony Blair, who has done his best to glamorise Downing Street with a succession of high-profile parties drawn from the ranks of those who put the cool into Britannia. Or do they? Red or Dead designer Wayne Hemingway reckons that too many of the guests were plain naff. Far too '97. Rosa Prince helps the PM recover his street cred with a party list of the newest, coolest people in town

Style and design: Come dance with me

They're silent now, these garish totems of youth. But one man plans to make them rock again. By John Windsor. Photographs by Paddy Considine

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