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Rival stations are tempted to poach BBC’s Steve Wright, says John Bishop

The DJ, 67 – who has fronted Steve Wright In The Afternoon on the station since 1999 – announced the news on air on Friday that Beeb bosses were scrapping his show. He will be replaced in the autumn by Radio One’s Scott Mills, 49. One well-placed industry source said deep-pocketed rivals such as Virgin […]

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Mick Jagger sets trend as his model sister in law rocks his famous frock

The then-22 year-old was near the front of the 1969 concert, which came two days after the death of Stones star Brian Jones in a swimming pool and saw Mick release doves into the air. Just days later she posed in a purple version of the same outfit for a front-page photoshoot and news story […]

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UK’s musical heartland is Birmingham, says UB40 drummer Jimmy Brown

That’s according to Brummie band UB40 who insist no other region boasts such a wide range of groups from Black Sabbath to Duran Duran to The Streets. Drummer Jimmy Brown said: “Other cities have had their music defined geographically. Like the Mersey sound. But nobody has defined a Birmingham sound because the bands are so […]

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Vardys make early exit as Wayne and Jamie clash

The couple did not return after an afternoon break on the sixth day of the Wagatha Christie libel trial. It followed Coleen Rooney’s husband Wayne taking the stand for the first time and insisting that he was asked to talk to Jamie about his wife’s “media activities” during the Euro 2016 tournament. Then in a dramatic […]

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Rebekah: Coleen’s chilling phone call left me suicidal

In her witness statement submitted to the High Court on the first day of the Wags’ libel battle, Rebekah also said she feared for her unborn baby’s health and felt suicidal. Talking about their phone call, Rebekah, who was seven months pregnant at the time, said: “[Coleen] didn’t answer immediately and then called me back […]

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Mick Jagger explains why Rolling Stones stopped playing controversial hit Brown Sugar

The song was dropped from the US leg of the No Filter tour after critics called it “gross, sexist and offensive toward black women”. The 1971 track includes the lyrics: “Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields. Sold in the market down in New Orleans. Scarred old slaver knows he’s doing alright. Hear him […]