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‘It’s the songs that count’: Erasure’s Andy Bell on being out in the 80s, living with HIV and falling from fashion
Alongside Vince Clarke, the electropop pioneer has produced some brilliantly catchy and enduring songs. As the group releases a new album, the singer reflects on what happens when the hits dry up – and why he still loves performing live

Emine Saner

08, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Irma Vep review – Alicia Vikander is ‘pure evil but in a sexy kind of way’
The Oscar-winner stars as a velvet-catsuited villainess in this series about a film about a series of films – but while it may be headspinningly meta, it is also fun, witty and a total visual treat

Emine Saner

02, Aug, 2022 @9:05 PM

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‘People say, “You started it all!”: The Lionesses who paved the way for England’s historic win
Some played through the FA’s ban on women’s football, others cleaned their own kits and held down jobs, so how do former players feel about the team’s victory in the Euros?

Interviews by Zoe Beaty, Leah Harper and Emine Saner

01, Aug, 2022 @6:50 PM

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‘I was not being loved. I was just a body’: Mena Suvari on surviving sexual abuse, acting and American Beauty
The model and actor’s shocking memoir tells how shame and denial prevented her from telling anyone she was raped when she was 12, which led to another abusive relationship – with an older man – and years of drug addiction

Emine Saner

27, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Stop Brexit Man’ Steve Bray on lies, police powers and free speech
For five years the top-hatted maverick has roamed Westminster, shouting at leave-supporting politicians, heckling interviews, belting out songs. Why did he make this his mission – and will the law against noisy protests shut him up?

Emine Saner

26, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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What a showstopper! How The Great British Bake off became a musical
From songs about slapping dough to scripting the perfect innuendo, the creators of a new musical explain the ingredients for bringing the wildly successful TV show to the stage

Emine Saner

20, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘If the dustmen sing my songs, I feel honoured!’: Heather Small on 90s pop, racism and embracing her Britishness
The former M People singer overcame shyness to become a national treasure. As she releases a new album, she recalls the early struggles, her years at the top – and being branded a diva

Emine Saner

18, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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A new start after 60: ‘I risked my house to launch a chain of 24-hour gyms’
Bob Cheek was in his 60s and worrying about his future. Then he hit on a scheme that would make him millions

Emine Saner

11, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A new start after 60: ‘I lost my ability to speak – and became a film-maker’
After bleeding in his brain left him struggling with words and numbers, Jonathan Hirons had to give up his job in project management. As he recovered, he decided the world needed to know more about aphasia

Emine Saner

04, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I was worried I had been permanently mutilated’: what abortion was like before Roe v Wade
In 1968, Ann Hill discovered she was pregnant while a law student. With abortion illegal, she was forced to have a backstreet operation. She explains how it inspired her to become a women’s rights campaigner

As told to Emine Saner

24, Jun, 2022 @3:51 PM

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‘We came and we conquered’: the Glastonbury I’ll never forget, by Skin, Rufus Wainwright and others
In the first part of our series, musicians and journalists recall their most memorable years at Worthy Farm – mud, romance, royalty and all

Skin and Rufus Wainwright, interviewed by Emine Saner, plus Kate Hutchinson and Alexis Petridis

21, Jun, 2022 @1:37 PM

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‘It’s like the loss happened yesterday’: how long is too long to mourn?
Losing a loved one can be life-changing and, for some, debilitating. Could a diagnosis help, or are we medicalising a natural human emotion?

Emine Saner

16, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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