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    1. August 29, 2014

      The catwalk as theatre

      The curtain is about to rise on a new season of fashion shows and with them comes a trend for the theatrical. The...

    2. August 15, 2014

      The fashion case for mobile phone covers

      The wacky phone case made its catwalk debut at Jeremy Scott’s inaugural show for Moschino autumn/winter 2014. In keeping...

    1. July 20, 2014

      Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK – review

      There had been monsoon warnings; there had been reports that yoga would be taking place on site this year, but nothing had...

    2. April 30, 2014

      Lily Allen: Sheezus – review

      Sheezus – the title cocks a snook at Kanye West’s bullying Yeezus – portrays Lily Allen as London’s leading anti-pop star....

    3. April 29, 2014

      Lily Allen, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – review

      Like its counterpart “dad-rock”, “mum-pop” is a derogatory term for the sort of music mothers are supposed to enjoy –...

    4. March 25, 2014

      Mudslinging is the worst fate failed floats need fear

      How different to the home life of our dear Queen. Nat Rothschild tweeted that Indonesian miner PT Bumi Resources resembled a...

    5. March 30, 2012

      Lost in motion

      It started, as these things do, with a call from his aunt. She told him that Wayne McGregor was interested in meeting him....

    6. August 27, 2011

      Summer quiz answers

      Round One 1. “White Christmas” 2. Skegness 3. Maplin’s 4. Venezuela 5. Hard Times 6. Thailand 7. Goa 8. All hosted/provided...

    7. July 23, 2011

      Hollie Cook: Hollie Cook

      Daughter of a Sex Pistol, Hollie Cook ran away from school to join a late incarnation of the Slits. Reggae collaborations...

    8. May 28, 2011

      Cults: Cults

      Cults Cults (In the Name of) Talking of Lily Allen, here’s one thing she’s done since quitting the stage: she’s signed hyped...

    9. April 22, 2011

      No ordinary Guy

      There is a moment halfway through my marathon four-hour meeting with Guy Hands when I realise he sees me as a competitor....

    10. October 15, 2010

      Update your autumn wardrobe with a scarf

      Silk scarves by Manolo Blahnik for Liberty First came the It bag, the accessory every woman had to have. Its natural...

    11. July 13, 2010

      Songwriters call for music piracy levy

      Artists such as Lily Allen have spoken out about file-sharing sites that the music business says results in millions of...

    12. July 10, 2010

      Professor Green: Alive Till I’m Dead

      Professor Green Alive Till I’m Dead (Virgin) London rapper Professor Green is too weasel voiced to claim “All the girls want...

    13. June 30, 2010

      Sovereign Capital to buy music school

      Sovereign Capital, the UK private equity group, is poised to buy Tech Music Schools, which trains musicians for the industry...

    14. June 12, 2010

      Devo: Something for Everybody

      Devo Something for Everybody (Warner Bros) “Pioneers who got scalped” is the way Devo think of themselves, their jerky...

    15. April 13, 2010

      Florence and the Machine

      "I'm going to have to take my shoes off because I'm wobbling slightly," Florence Welch told a cheering audience at...

    16. April 12, 2010

      Florence and the Machine, Le Poisson Rouge, New York

      “I’m going to have to take my shoes off because I’m wobbling slightly,” Florence Welch told a cheering audience at...

    17. Westminster Blog

      March 10, 2010

      David Cameron talks to Alan Titchmarsh

      In case you missed it here is a link to today’s Vanity Fair profile of Cameron, with the stand-out line coming from Ed...

    18. March 9, 2010

      One-nil to the East End

      East met west London at Dizzee Rascal and Lily Allen's co-headlining show at the O 2 Arena. Rascal, aka 24-year-old Dylan...

    19. March 8, 2010

      Dizzee Rascal/Lily Allen, O2 Arena, London

      Fast-flowing: Dizzee Rascal in action East met west London at Dizzee Rascal and Lily Allen’s co-headlining show at the O2...

    20. February 25, 2010

      Artists aim to call tune on EMI's future

      Guy Hands, a rock star in the private equity industry, discovered the moment he stepped on to the music industry stage that...

    21. February 25, 2010

      Artists call the tune over EMI prospects

      Guy Hands, a rock star in the private equity industry, discovered the moment he stepped on to the music industry stage that...

    22. February 24, 2010

      EMI faces chorus of disapproval

      Guy Hands, a rock star in the private equity industry, discovered the moment he stepped on to the music industry stage that...

    23. February 15, 2010

      EMI worth £2bn less than we paid, says Terra Firma

      Guy Hands, the boss of private equity group Terra Firma, has admitted EMI is worth £2bn ($3.1bn) less than he paid for it in...

    24. February 14, 2010

      EMI worth £2bn less than we paid, Hands says

      Guy Hands, the boss of private equity group Terra Firma, has admitted EMI is worth £2bn ($3.1bn) less than he paid for it in...

    25. December 4, 2009

      20 questions: Guy Hands, Chairman, Terra Firma

      'Relaxing - I do so only rarely' Guy Hands is chairman and chief investment officer of Terra Firma, the UK-based private...

    26. December 3, 2009

      20 questions: Guy Hands

      Guy Hands is chairman and chief investment officer of Terra Firma, the UK-based private equity group. He started his career...

    27. December 1, 2009

      Lily Allen

      If pop stardom depended solely on singing and dancing fabulously then Lily Allen would be seeking new employment. At Brixton...

    28. November 30, 2009

      Lily Allen, Brixton Academy, London

      If pop stardom depended solely on singing and dancing fabulously then Lily Allen would be seeking new employment. At Brixton...

    29. November 17, 2009

      Unpersuasive celebs

      Celebrities are proving coy about backing political parties. I call this a win-win. The celebs avoid being tarnished by...

    30. September 26, 2009

      Age ratings plan to fight internet piracy

      A scheme allowing broadband customers to choose age ratings for their internet connections could help prevent piracy at its...

    31. September 25, 2009

      Musical alliances

      It was always a strange alliance for Lord Mandelson, the business secretary. Not in this case, the banking scion Nat...

    32. September 15, 2009

      Lily Allen backs crackdown on file sharing

      The fight that has broken out in the music industry over illegal file sharing intensified on Monday after the singer Lily...

    33. September 12, 2009

      Stuart hits town

      While headhunters were busy drawing up a list for Sir Stuart Rose's successor, the Marks and Spencer boss was back on the...

    34. August 4, 2009

      Credit cards

      “It doesn’t matter ’cause I’m packing plastic,” sang popstrel Lily Allen. “And that’s what makes my life so . . ....

    35. July 13, 2009

      Rough Trade tracks the lapsed music buyer

      Before appearing at last month's Glastonbury music festival, Blur decided to hold their first public performance in nine...

    36. July 13, 2009

      Rough Trade to set up shop in Topman stores

      Sir Philip Green's Arcadia Group, the UK's biggest privately owned fashion retailer, will introduce music sales to its high...

    37. July 13, 2009

      Rough Trade to set up shop in Topman stores

      Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group, the UK’s biggest privately owned fashion retailer, will introduce music sales to its high...

    38. July 12, 2009

      In search of music buyer

      Before appearing at last month’s Glastonbury music festival (pictured), Blur decided to hold their first public performance...

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