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Police seek axe killer of 3 friends

THE PERSON who hacked three friends to death with an axe must be "deranged", the detective leading the hunt for him said yesterday.

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Ian Brown, former frontman of the Stone Roses, is back. He's headlining the V98 festival, releasing a new album and he's nuttier than ever. Kira Jolliffe finds him in a good mood

Pop music: Lancashire's own Mexican revolution

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

Review: Drum 'n' a hot vibe

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ROCK: SOUNDBITES

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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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1 Melting Pot CHARLATANS

Music: All rise for the second coming of James

Dominic Utton sits down with James to talk about the `Madchester' fallout, a few humbling experiences and getting back on their feet in the UK

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

WITH THE BRITS just a day away, I'm sure I can't be the only person who wishes that this country had a few more pop-music award ceremonies. At the moment, we have to make to do with the Brits and the Brats, the Mercury Prize, the MTV Awards, the Q Awards, the Music of Black Origin Awards, the Ivor Novellos, the Smash Hits Pollwinner's Party, and a couple of others, leaving dozens of empty evenings a year when the nation's pop stars don't have any trophies to collect at all.

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

Interview: You're Ian Brown ... do something!

The singer of the Stone Roses did not die with the group: his single is in the Top 5, and an album is on the way. Nick Hasted talked to Ian Brown.
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From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
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The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
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From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

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A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
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