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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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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

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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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