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Album: The XX, XX (Young Turks/XL)

TheXX, a quartet whoformed at a south-west London comprehensive (a fact in itself that, sadly,marks them out asexceptional nowadays),are being widely praised for their atmospheric indierock, and rightly so.

Royal staff will not sit on Diana jury, coroner rules

The path has been cleared for a jury made up of members of the public to record verdicts on the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed, after lawyers for the Queen conceded that a hearing in which jurors were selected from the Royal Household would create the perception of bias.

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FROM FARM TO FORK

Travel: UK: Ancient roads all lead to Rome

The Romans not only built Britain's first road network, they also had maps and milestones to guide themselves around it. By Guy de la Bedoyere

Rock record reviews

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Obituary: Merwyn Bogue

Merwyn Bogue, musician, died Joshua Tree, California, 5 June, aged 86. Cornet player better known as Ish Kabibble of the Kay Kyser Band during the Thirties and Forties.

D-Day: Bodyguard of deception was needed to protect the plan: Stephen Ward reports on a complex campaign to give the Germans the wrong impression about British intentions

For months before an invasion which both sides knew must come, the Allies engaged in a complex bluff - covering up as much of what they were really doing as possible and feeding the Germans disinformation about invasion plans. Most importantly for the Allies, they could intercept most German messages, while their own codes remained uncracked.

Musician weds

EVELYN Glennie, 27, who became a percussionist and composer despite profound deafness, married Greg Malcangi in her home village of Methlick, near Aberdeen.
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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

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Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
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Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

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From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific