News Dave Lee Travis arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London on Wednesday for the second day of his trial.

A radio announcer has told the court in the trial of DJ Dave Lee Travis that she was in a “panic” after he allegedly grabbed her breasts when she was speaking live on air.

Letter: Monkee jibe

I attended the Monkees' concert in Manchester and can understand the reluctance of the organisers to continue to give out press tickets ("Cries and Whispers", Real Life, 23 March). The concert was entertaining, lively, and thoroughly enjoyed by the audience and the Monkees finished to a standing ovation. Two days later a less than lukewarm review appeared in the local paper.

Hey, hey, we were the Monkees

They were rock's first manufactured band - and now they're making a comeback. Nicholas Barber remembers the Monkees

Arts: Tell me it's not true

David Soul should be booked for his part in `Blood Brothers'. By David Benedict

Daydream believers back to pay the alimony and school fees

`We were all right to start with but now we're ferociously good'

Why do we find it so difficult to act our age?

At 40 you were once considered past it, now you're not even middle- aged. Andrew G Marshall on growing old in an age of confusion

METROPOLITAN LIFE: In a town hall near you

Surely Showaddywaddy don't still click their fingers Under the Moon of Love? Boney M must have taken a permanent Holi-Holiday from pop by now. And do Black Lace still push pineapple, shake a tree? Yes, they Agadoo-do-do, says Eleanor Bailey

LETTER: LINDA McCARTNEY & VEGETARIANISM

YOUR leader, "Who'll champion the herbivores?" (22 October) asks why everyone is so beastly to Linda McCartney. I wonder myself whether or not she is still a photographer. To my mind , photography is not compatible with vegetarianism because photographic emulsions use gelatine, made from boiled bones. Perhaps she's an ardent campaigner for digital imagery.

LETTER:Sir Paul Condon's damaging race statistics

From Cllr Tayo Oke and others

SIXTIES SOMETHINGS

If you can remember the 1960s, they say, you weren't there. But you might be at the Solid Silver Sixties Show

OBITUARIES : Tommy Boyce

Pop-song writing became an accepted art-form during the hit-hungry Sixties. Due reverence had long been shown the composers of popular songs that had become the "standards" of previous decades. However the age of Rodgers and Hart was rapidly supe rseded by equally celebrated partnerships, like Goffin and King, and Lennon and McCartney. The new writers provided songs that suited the times, and a new generation of wildly disparate and highly individual performers. One of the most prolific and succe ssful songwriters of the Sixties was Tommy Boyce, who provided the television stars the Monkees with some of their greatest hits.

Summer drink-drive campaign launched

THE MOST expensive ever summer anti-drink drive campaign was launched yesterday, writes Christian Wolmar.

Underrated: Cleared for take-off

If you go by simple arithmetic, a pop career pursued by one Beatle should be precisely a quarter as good as one pursued by four. The theory doesn't stand up, though, because it may be more or less true of George Harrison's solo output, but John Lennon's is generally about half as good without the other Fabs and Ringo Starr's is somewhere between a 100th and a 1,000th.

The Way I Was: Now I know what fun is: Mike Oldfield tells Nicholas Roe how he learnt to relax with his fame

IT'S QUITE a posed photograph. It was David Bailey who took it. He came out to a little house I had on the Welsh border, where I moved after Tubular Bells. It was one of a series taken for my third album, shot through a window when it was pouring with rain.

Pop refrain drives message home

A CLASSIC pop song that includes the words 'have a drink, have a drive, go out and see what you can find', forms the jingle for the summer anti- drink drive campaign, launched yesterday at a south London pub.
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