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"It's kind of kicking off," said Radio 1's Matt Edmondson, half an hour into his preamble to the annual Teen Awards that had already seemed to last for three days. "This is amazing, there are pop stars literally everywhere," panted his co-presenter Jameela Jamil, as if she had just clapped eyes on the Virgin Mary and not Jade from Little Mix.

Rock: The artist still known as a genius

Tell someone you've been to see the Artist Formerly Known As Prince, and their first question is: did he play the hits (ie, the songs he wrote when he was Still Known As Prince)? The answer is that he played far, far more of them than anyone predicted. The last time he visited Wembley Arena, three years ago, his funk jams lasted several days each, and while he did include one or two songs of the non-funky variety, they were all unreleased and unknown. It was not a singalong evening.

Rock: Still prince of pomp performance


Crocks of rock turn into good-time boys


Belfast rocks to the Van and Bob show

First Night: Van Morrison and bob dylan, botanic gardens, belfast

Basketball: Tigers turn tables on tottering Towers

By Richard Taylor

PMT makes women 'unfit to box'

WOMEN are unfit to fight because they have periods and pre-menstrual tension, boxing officials declared yesterday.

Ice is nice - but the skate is great

Torvill and Dean

Boxing: Graham faces an evening of hard work

Age will be of no concern when Herol Graham and Vinnie Pazienza make renewed bids for world honours on Frank Maloney's heavily hyped "Good v Bad" promotion at the Wembley Arena tonight.

Pop Live: Lisa Stansfield Wembley Arena

Lisa Stansfield may have reigned as Britain's soul queenie in the early Nineties, but in recent years she's kept pretty quiet. That may possibly have something to do with 1993's So Natural album: the multi-million-selling Rochdale diva suffered a drop in fortunes after its release, and in the four years since, she and her fiance/song-writing partner Ian Devaney have been tucked away in Ireland.

Boxing: Board to check `Good and Evil' poster for bad taste

Boxing officials want to see the "Good and Evil" poster advertising Herol Graham's clash with the "Panzamanian Devil" Vinnie Pazienza at the Wembley Arena on 6 December.

Vexed Londoners wish Oasis would dry up

Oasis yesterday announced dates and venues for the second half of their British tour, prompting glee from devoted fans and doubtful groans from police officers and local residents.

Equestrianism: Corten sees clearly to hold off pack

Stefan Corten threw down the gauntlet in dramatic style on the closing day of the Horse of the Year Show here at Wembley Arena when he rode Helada to a deceptively fast clear round to win yesterday's Speed Horse of the Year title.

Equestrianism: Fisher's speed denies Whitaker double

James Fisher employed some sharp turns and impressive acceleration on Renville at The Horse of the Year Show yesterday at Wembley Arena, when he thwarted a John Whitaker double to win the Fordyce Curry Wembley International Cup by 1.54sec.

Equestrianism: Sagrat carries Goosen to puissance victory

Guy Goosen and Sagrat made a stylish leap over a 7ft wall at The Horse of the Year Show last night, when the Briton became the outright winner of the Ikon Office Solutions Puissance. Goosen defeated the Belgian rider Francois Mathy, whose Plantero took a chunk out of the wall in the same round. Sagrat, who won his first puissance here at Wembley Arena two years ago, made it look easy. The horse has won 10 such contests, including the one at Olympia last year when he cleared 7ft 5in.

Equestrianism: Fletcher shines at Wembley

Tina Fletcher repeated last year's victory when she won the Saffron PPC National Grade C Championship during the opening session of the Horse of the Year Show at Wembley Arena, this time riding the consistent seven- year-old McCoist.
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