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Rihanna: double helping of Ri-Ri recordings in 2019. Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The biggie: Rihanna It’s a welcome surprise that Ri-Ri is expected to return with a double helping of new music next year, given she switched to the (...)

King Bones: criticising Ian Brown’s vocals is like dismissing a poet for poor handwriting, says Keith Hughes (far right)

Like many 14-year-olds, all I did was play or watch football. It was while doing the latter, one Saturday as the nets bulged on Goal of the Month, tha(...)

Stone Roses singer Ian Brown on stage during the group’s July 2012 performance at the Phoenix Park in Dublin. The band has released a new single, All For One, its first new material since 1995. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

The Stone Roses have released their first new material in over two decades. The indie band’s upbeat comeback single, All For One, precedes a number (...)

Ian Brown of the Stone Roses during the band’s 2012 gig in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Stone Roses will release their first new music in more than two decades tonight. The Manchester band, who are set to headline a show in Marlay Pa(...)

Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard novel psychoactive substances were distributed at a shop on Gresham Street between October 2013 and July 2014 in a substantial commercial operation taking in £50,000 a month. File photograph: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire

Two men and a woman were given community service orders on Tuesday in a groundbreaking case over the sale of £400,000 worth of so-called legal highs i(...)

District Judge George Conner at Belfast Magistrates Court said the burglary and theft offences warranted a prison sentence. Giving the defendants credit for their guilty pleas, he  suspended the five-month jail terms for 12 months. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two men have been given five-month suspended prison sentences for stealing £700 (€980) worth of sex toys from a shop in Belfast. Gary McCann (26), and(...)

The Rockwell College squad celebrate their Munster Schools Rugby Senior Cup Final victory over Ardscoil Rís at Thomond Park. Photograph:    Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rockwell College 23 Ardscoil Rís 13Rockwell College won their 26th Munster Schools Senior Cup thanks to a power-packed performance at a colourful Thom(...)

Fred Talbot was found guilty of abusing two boys when he worked as a teacher. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been found guilty of indecently assaulting two schoolboys when he was a teacher.Talbot (65), a regular on the floating w(...)

Ryan Andrews and Seána Kerslake in The Bruising of Clouds. Photograph: Pat Redmond

The Bruising of CloudsAxis, Ballymun**The title of Sean McLoughlin’s third and final play for Fishamble is a little misleading. (It is his final play (...)

While we wait patiently for Shane Meadows to make another proper film – any time now, dude – this study of Manchester’s The Stone Roses will do well e(...)