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UB40 unveil wooden maps celebrating Birmingham’s musical heritage
Series of 30 maps highlights underappreciated musical impact of the city

Jessica Murray

26, Nov, 2021 @4:55 PM

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‘MI5 were tapping our phones’: UB40 on starting out, falling out and losing millions
The Brummie reggae stars are back, but in two rival groups. They talk about clocking up 39 hits, partying hard and the bitter split

Graeme Thomson

06, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ali Campbell on UB40, Brett Kavanaugh and an ugly bar brawl
The singer woke up to find himself embroiled in a global political scandal. He tells his side of the story

Ali Campbell

02, Oct, 2018 @5:16 PM

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Promises and Lies: The Story of UB40 review – how this band of brothers went to war
Bitter division, financial mismanagement and unexpected political allegiances … we’re all UB40 now

Sam Wollaston

03, Dec, 2016 @6:30 AM

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All Corbyn needs now is a Krautrock endorsement | Stewart Lee
After the UB40 fiasco, the Labour leader could do with some unified musical support, but there are pitfalls everywhere

Stewart Lee

11, Sep, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Jeremy Corbyn and UB40: dullest ever music Q&A hits bum note
Time and truth stretch at Labour leadership love-in where Corbyn salutes ‘one of the most successful acts of all time’

John Crace

06, Sep, 2016 @6:47 PM

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Jeremy Corbyn fails to win backing of other UB40
Split between bands over Labour leadership reflects divisions within party

Jessica Elgot and Peter Walker

06, Sep, 2016 @6:00 PM

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Has Corbyn been endorsed by the right half of UB40?
The famously divided band have offered to share a stage with the Labour leader at a press conference in London – and the irony has not been lost on anyone

06, Sep, 2016 @1:45 PM

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Red red win: UB40 incarnation endorses Jeremy Corbyn
UB40 lineup featuring Robin Campbell – the older brother of original lead vocalist Ali Campbell – comes out in favour of Labour leader

Peter Walker Political correspondent

05, Sep, 2016 @9:42 PM

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UB40, Stiff Little Fingers and Yes: the bands that split in half
Most bands end by breaking up. Not many carry on as two separate acts and land themselves in a bitter dispute about which is the ‘real’ group

Dave Simpson

25, Aug, 2016 @2:49 PM

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Angie Stone: Covered in Soul review – one for completists only

Michael Cragg

07, Aug, 2016 @7:00 AM

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UB40 name dispute sets Campbell brothers against each other
Six of original band seek injunction and damages against new band set up by original lead singer Ali Campbell

Mark Tran and agencies

15, Mar, 2016 @7:23 PM

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