Spice Girls

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From Dua Lipa to Boris Johnson – why it’s a ‘cultural mistake’ to wear union jack clothing
After Brexit, a legacy of far-right associations, and possible Scottish independence, the union flag still pushes buttons. What does patriotism mean in Britain today?

Priya Elan

16, Jun, 2021 @4:45 PM

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The greatest ever songs of the summer – ranked!
From Don Henley to Drake, we rate the hottest sounds of the season

Michael Cragg

10, Jun, 2021 @1:07 PM

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From New Order to Chris Kamara: England’s best and worst tournament songs
England football songs have run the gamut of emotions from misty-eyed hope to the musical expression of deep psychological malaise

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Mel B on domestic abuse, trauma and recovery: ‘In my mind there was no way out’
Four years after escaping her marriage, the former Spice Girl talks about confidence, family – and why the pandemic has led to a rise in abusive relationships

Simon Hattenstone

17, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How the Spice Girls taught me boys could like girls' things
They behaved like children and were rampantly consumerist – but the Spice Girls were DayGlo ambassadors for writing your own rules in life

Joe Stone

26, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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How Destiny's Child gave me my first taste of confidence | Tara Joshi
For our fandom series, Tara Joshi describes the childhood thrills – and dubious tonsorial choices – inspired by Beyoncé and co

Tara Joshi

10, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Glastonbury 2021: Emily Eavis denies Mel B's claims of cancellation
After the Spice Girl told BBC Radio 5 Live that the festival was off, Eavis said there was ‘no news our end’

Laura Snapes

04, Jan, 2021 @4:55 PM

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Mel B meets Nicola Adams: ‘You’ve broken all the rules – and I’ve done the same’
The Spice Girl and the Olympic boxer talk about forging their own career paths, their experiences of domestic violence and growing up in Leeds

Yomi Adegoke

19, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Melanie C: ‘The tabloids were cruel and heartless’
The musician, 46, tells Michael Segalov about the Spice Girls’ fiery combination, grappling with lockdown and the lows of being famous

Michael Segalov

26, Sep, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Melanie C's fantasy festival: Beyoncé, Prince and five kinds of chips
The Spice Girls star heads to the Lake District for a carb-laden, booze-heavy weekend with Queen, the Beatles and more

Interview by Dave Simpson

27, Aug, 2020 @4:00 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'I should have grown out of this': how pop fandom shaped us
As Pete Paphides publishes a memoir of his life in pop, our writers reflect on the childhood musical loves that made them

Pete Paphides, Alexis Petridis, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Laura Snapes, Hannah J Davies and Michael Hann

05, Mar, 2020 @8:54 AM

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