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“The finest songwriter of his generation,” was George Martin’s estimation of Noel Gallagher. Where do you go from there? Claim with some justification(...)

 Richard Wigglesworth will start at scrumhalf in Leicester’s European Challenge  Cup final against Montpellier at Twickenham on Friday night. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

European Challenge Cup Final: Leicester v Montpellier, Twickenham, Friday, 8pm – Live BT Sport 1 Steve Borthwick has called on “huge underdogs” Leic(...)

Paul McCartney’s new album will be released on December 11th. File photograph: Sophia Juliane Lydolph/EPA

Paul McCartney is to release a new album made entirely alone during lockdown. McCartney III, comes out on December 11th and will become the third in (...)

Cartoons might not have been cartoons – at least as we know them – without ‘Yellow Submarine’

The Beatles might not have been The Beatles without a little help from their friends. The Fab Four had a gifted team around them, including producer G(...)

Tony Visconti: “Morrissey has a knack of pushing people away from him. It’s the way he lives his life.”Photograph: Cindy Ord/WireImage for NARAS

Two short years ago this Wednesday, David Bowie’s death stunned the world. Producer Tony Visconti began a creative relationship with Bowie in 1969, pr(...)

I couldn’t keep my sticky, six-year-old fingers off it. I think I loved Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from the moment I became aware of it. The(...)

Hillary Clinton’s team will support the Green party candidate Jill Stein in her effort to secure recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP

Hillary Clinton’s campaign team will help with efforts to secure recounts in key states where Donald Trump’s margin of victory was razor thin, its ge(...)

Leonard Cohen onstage at the Three Arena in 2009. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A number of years ago, RTÉ television ran a satirical sitcom set in a CNN-style newsroom, complete with newsreader, cutaways to reporters, graphics an(...)

Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

Writer/producers David Benioff (left) and DB Weiss accept the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for ‘Game of Thrones’ episode ‘Battle of the Bastards’ during the 68th Emmy Awards show on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Fantasy drama series Game of Thrones and comedy Veep proved repeat winners for cable giant HBO at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but newcomers also made t(...)

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