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Watch David Bowie’s ‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’ Lyric Video

A posthumous lyric video from David Bowie’s <i>?</i> (<i>Blackstar</i>) track for “I Can’t Give Everything Away” has been released. Posted to the late singer’s …

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David Gilmour and Tom Jones Play Prince's "Purple Rain" in 1992

In 1992, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour joined singer Tom Jones for a powerful performance of Prince's "Purple Rain."<p>The performance is from a TV show …

Music

Tories' £1m IHT plan: the worst flagship tax policy ever

Comment: the Tory proposal to take £1m family homes out of death taxes is not even a tax cut – just a wealth protection scam<p>George Osborne says his <b>proposed tax break for high value homes</b> is about “values”, it is no such thing. This policy is about votes.<p>What is going on with the Conservatives on …

Liverpool fans call for boycott of Hull City game

<b>A Liverpool supporters' group is planning a boycott of the club's match against Hull City in protest over what it claims are high ticket prices.</b><p>The Spirit of Shankly group said Hull City was "monetising the fans' loyalty" by charging £50 for the match at the KC Stadium on Tuesday.<p>Group chair James …

Cure for thinning hair? Scientists find plucking stimulates huge growth spurt

Pulling out lingering follicles could stimulate the scalp into a burst of regeneration, scientists have found<p>For people with thinning hair the idea of plucking out the few strands that remain may fill them with horror.<p>However a new study suggests that pulling out the lingering follicles could …

Easily Distracted By Noise? You Might Just Be A Creative Genius

What did Charles Darwin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Marcel Proust all have in common? Besides being creative geniuses, they shared an odd quirk: The luminaries were abnormally sensitive to noise, and often required solitude to work.<p>Proust, for instance, rarely left his one-bedroom apartment in …

Marilyn Monroe’s final photo-shoot images to be auctioned

Iconic ‘Last Sitting’ photographs taken by Bert Stern for Vogue among the lots expected to sell for around £4000 a print<p>A series of rare prints, including images from Marilyn Monroe’s final photo-shoot, are expected to collectively raise nearly £50,000 at auction in Texas next week.<p>Prints of photos …

David Cameron told: stop cowering over election TV debates

Prime minister’s insistence on one event exasperates broadcasters, who threaten to go ahead with series of debates, while rivals say he is ‘playing chicken’<p>The prospect of any repeat of the 2010 election TV debates appeared to be drawing to a close on Thursday night as exasperated broadcasters …

Archaeologist Says House In Nazareth Could Have Been Jesus' Childhood Home

A British archaeologist says a first-century dwelling found beneath a convent in Nazareth, Israel, could have been Jesus' childhood home.<p>Dr. Ken Dark of the University of Reading and the Nazareth Archaeological Project argues that although the evidence can't prove Jesus grew up in the house, it …

Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut

Nearly 100,000 of the poorest children in the UK went hungry last year because their parents’ benefits were stopped or cut, according to a report by …

Debbie Harry on punk, refusing to retire and sex at 69

Forty years after Blondie found fame on the New York scene, Debbie Harry is still waving the flag for women in the music business – of every age<p>In 1980, during a tour with Blondie, Debbie Harry hosted a tea party at a London hotel, gathering together many of the women prominent in music at the …

BBC chairman faces questions over £10,000-a-day HSBC role

Rona Fairhead, the chairman of the BBC, was paid more than £500,000 by HSBC last year - five times more than she receives from the corporation<p>MPs are to question HSBC about its relationship with the woman who leads the BBC Trust after it emerged she is being paid £10,000-a-day by the scandal-hit …

US fears that Britain's defence cuts will diminish Army on world stage

In an exclusive interview, Gen Raymond Odierno, US army Chief of Staff, says UK defence cuts are eroding his country's confidence in our commitment to global security<p>Ever since the Cold War ended more than two decades ago, America has never entertained any serious doubts about Britain’s ability to …

Serious Crime Bill receives royal assent

Catch up as bill completes its journey through Parliament

As David Cameron announces new homes targets, audio emerges of Tory housing minister saying they cause "damage"

David Cameron’s plan to build 200,000 low-price homes appears to have been undermined by his own Housing Minister - who claims building targets cause …

Housing

Too much Facebook leads to envy and depression

Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some serious depression.<p>A recent study conducted by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Bradley University and the University of Missouri Columbia found that heavy Facebook (FB) users can experience envy -- …