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Merluzzo con Parma e Salvia is on the menu at Spaghetti House

Prosciutto di Parma is the special addition at Spaghetti House

What does Champagne, Parma ham and Stilton all have common?

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Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Album review: Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Personal trauma and professional strife provide ample sustenance for some of Lewis’ best material in years.

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La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Album review: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Everyone’s favourite bequiffed dance-pop delight is back - and giving it both barrels on this sophomore LP.

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Britpop At The BBC

Album review: Britpop At The BBC

Not a definitive round-up, but a fair stab at summing up the mid-‘90s guitar scene by the Beeb.

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Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Album review: Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Considered, refined and varied adult pop from this mongrel NY band.

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Honeyblood - Honeyblood

Album review: Honeyblood - Honeyblood

Kicking tunes that balance raw garage-rock elements and heaps of emotion from this female duo.

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Sebastien Tellier - L'Aventura

Album review: Sebastien Tellier - L’Aventura

The esoteric French wunderkind takes a new, tropical tack on his electro-adventure.

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Ken Livingstone views his new portrait. Picture by Jorge Herrera.

New portrait of Ken Livingstone is ‘better than hanging in the gallows’

Ken Livingstone has viewed a newly-commissioned portrait of him relaxing in his garden as “better than hanging in the gallows” as it was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Lewis Watson - The Morning

Album review: Lewis Watson - The Morning

Singer-songwriter with broad appeal and a bagful of tunes? Step forward, Mr Watson.

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Example - Live Life Living

Album review: Example - Live Life Living

Example treads water on this glut of imagination-free club anthems.

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Arcade Fire headlined the British Summer Time stage in Hyde Park

Review: Arcade Fire, Black Sabbath, The Libertines and McBusted at British Summer Time Hyde Park

The giants of rock, metal and pop descended upon the Royal Park to put on some of the most anticipated shows of the year.

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Remember Remember - Forgetting The Present

Album review: Remember Remember - Forgetting The Present

Third LP is an engrossing ensemble effort that pushes post-rock into pleasant new territories.

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George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage

Album review: George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage

Early signs that a true talent may yet be in our midst on this promising, evocative debut.

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Nick Mulvey - First Mind

Album review: Nick Mulvey - First Mind

Complex but compulsive rhythms, divine textures and infectious songs: First Mind reveals Mulvey’s huge talent as songwriter, musician and arranger.

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Glass Animals - Zaba

Album review: Glass Animals - Zaba

Intense, exotic heat and beats characterise this startlingly good debut LP - do yourself a favour and check it out.

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Chrissie Hynde - Stockholm

Album review: Chrissie Hynde - Stockholm

Hynde heads for the waters of sleek AOR pop-rock with her first official solo LP. But is this an expedition that’s doomed to fail?

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Neil Young - A Letter Home

Album review: Neil Young - A Letter Home

A unique take on an album of cover versions, this is a warm, scratchy document of Young’s visit to a vintage recording booth owned by Jack White.

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Holland Dozier Holland - The Complete 45s

Album review: Holland-Dozier-Holland - The Complete 45s Collection

A trunk full of rare, remastered and rip-roaring soul from the songwriting powerhouse trio that turned helped build the Motown empire.

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Echo & The Bunnymen - Meteorites

Album review: Echo & The Bunnymen - Meteorites

Veteran big cheese of the gloomy indie world goes epic and honest in this return to form.

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Theatre review: Circles at Tricycle Theatre

Rachel De-lahay returns to her native Birmingham for this sharply observed urban drama which, judging by its enthusiastic reception by a varied Tricycle audience, has equally strong resonance further south.

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John, left, and Billy Valentine (Pic credit: Gemini Xperience Photography)

Why the Valentine Brothers truly love their British fans

With Valentine as a family name it is no surprise that siblings Billy and John are behind a string of sultry soul love songs.

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Coldplay - Ghost Stories

Album review: Coldplay - Ghost Stories

A greater reliance on electronica and soundscapes offer glimmers of beauty in an otherwise underwhelmingly par-for-the-course performance.

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The Black Keys - Turn Blue

Album review: The Black Keys - Turn Blue

Arena-sized duo pour psych and prog into the mix for a trippier eighth album.

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Little Matador - Little Matador

Album review: Little Matador - Little Matador

New band rising from the remnants of others pack melody and songwriting chops in a suitacse of heavy rock for an exciting trip.

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Marc Ford - Holy Ghost

Album review: Marc Ford - Holy Ghost

The former lead guitarist of The Black Crowes ploughs a soulful, spiritual furrow of Americana on his fifth solo LP.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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