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Ben Sherman is celebrating five decades of innovation with a collection inspired by the Sixties Jazz scene. Lee Holmes looks back at the British brand’s rich history

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Lacanau Beach is the first book by the young French photographer François Cavelier, comprising a series of 53 images taken over three consecutive summers at one of Bordeaux’s hottest holiday spots

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Lacanau Beach is the first book by the young French photographer François Cavelier, comprising a series of 53 images taken over three consecutive summers at one of Bordeaux's hottest holiday spots.

IoS album review: New Order, Lost Sirens (Rhino)

Consisting of eight tracks recorded in 2005 for Waiting for the Siren's Call, then kept in a cupboard while everyone decided what to do with them, Lost Sirens is the last New Order album to feature the bass and ego of Peter Hook.

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Eight of the 12 girls killed in last week's shooting rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School were Girl Scouts.

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre

NRA blames violent media for mass shootings

Blood. Gore. Intense violence.

Jordan: King Abdullah II cancels UK trip after protests

King Abdullah II has cancelled his trip to London scheduled for next week, after thousands of Jordanians took to the streets of Amman yesterday calling for his fall on the fourth day of unrest sparked by rising fuel prices.

Chart topper or Haribo? Robbie Williams laughs off 'children's sweets advert' criticism of new single 'Candy'

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Album: Jake Bugg, Jake Bugg (Mercury)

A youthful troubadour following in Ed Sheeran's footsteps, Jake Bugg brings a scrappily engaging rockabilly intensity to catchy folk rants like the single "Lightning Bolt" and the smalltown escape anthem "Two Fingers", his simple strum'n'drum arrangements allowing his sharp, piercing voice to cut through unhindered.

Streetwise children find their voice

Last summer's riots have tarnished the reputation of a generation. Three months afterwards, almost half of the 2,000 adults surveyed by children's charity Barnardo's believed children in the UK were becoming “feral” and “behaving like animals.” Meanwhile, an independent panel's interim report found children themselves felt demonised.

A Clockwork Orange, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Alexandra Spencer-Jones’ adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ classic novel won rave reviews last year when it debuted at the Fringe. A year on, it seems even more relevant as a commentary on the “disaffected youth” of last summer’s riots.

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