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Mory Kanté obituary

4 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Singer and songwriter whose 1980s hit Yéké Yéké was Africa's first million-selling single Mory Kanté, who has died aged 70 from untreated health problems, was a singer...
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Life after lockdown in New Zealand: a night out in Wanaka

5 hours ago   |   The Guardian

After a strict seven weeks of confinement, the atmosphere in the resort town's reopened bars varies from restrained to raucous Wanaka lakefront is a tourism wonderland; a...
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House music: Rian Evans' watching and listening picks

5 hours ago   |   The Guardian

In our new series, critics tell us about the music they're listening to at home, from symphonies to live streams, grand opera to guilty pleasures. This week, Rian Evans moves...
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Swedish idol star who survived being electrocuted launches new career as motivational speaker 

Swedish idol star who survived being electrocuted launches new career as motivational speaker 

6 hours ago   |   Daily Mail

Axel Schylstrom received a 16,000 volt electric shock when he was just 19 years old, burning 70 per cent of his body. Once out of hospital, he turned to music, and now works as...
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Sonic Youth: where to start in their back catalogue

7 hours ago   |   The Guardian

In Listener's digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: the feedback-worshipping high priests of indie-rock who wedded art and pop Daydream...
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Dean's marriage proposal is music to our ears

Dean's marriage proposal is music to our ears

8 hours ago   |   Belfast telegraph

A CO Down couple have been celebrating in lockdown following a surprise marriage proposal at a garden gig staged by a local musician last weekend.
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Brian May was 'near death' after suffering heart attack while gardening

9 hours ago   |   The Guardian   |   2 articles

The Queen guitarist said doctors found three blocked arteries after he experienced a ‘small' heart attack After admitting to shredding his buttock muscles while gardening...
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India Jordan: how Tipping the Velvet inspired a joyful dance explosion

10 hours ago   |   The Guardian

The non-binary artist discovered their true identity with help from novelist Sarah Waters. Now, they're spreading a mission of self-acceptance to a euphoric disco beat When...
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‘Virtual voices' launched in Perth for online weekly music workshops

11 hours ago   |   The Courier

A regular singing group has relaunched online to adapt to current social distancing guidelines.
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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 10, Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine

13 hours ago   |   The Guardian

A heady mix of loss, defiance and lust, Gaye's only UK No 1 is a testament to the Motown singer's captivating depth - and a glimpse of the masterwork to come Read the entire...
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Outdoor markets and car showrooms will reopen from June 1 with retailers...

Outdoor markets and car showrooms will reopen from June 1 with retailers following two weeks later

Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be allowed to reopen from June 1, if they adhere to strict social distancing guidelines, the Prime Minister announced at a press... Read more ...

Rep Ilhan Omar says she believes Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations...

Rep Ilhan Omar says she believes Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden

'I do believe Reade,' Rep Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, said in an interview published over the weekend. 'Justice can be delayed, but should never be denied,' she added. Read more ...

WHO announces it will temporarily suspend hydroxychloroquine trials for...

WHO announces it will temporarily suspend hydroxychloroquine trials for COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organization announced a pause in hydroxychloroquine trials at a Monday press conference. The steering committee of the study met over the weekend and agreed... Read more ...

Trump marks Memorial Day by defending his weekend of golfing as the US...

Trump marks Memorial Day by defending his weekend of golfing as the US coronavirus death toll creeps toward 100,000

President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at those who criticized him for playing golf over Memorial Day weekend as the US stood on the brink of 100,000 reported coronavirus... Read more ...

Man, 38, 'choked and raped 64-year-old woman yards from her NYC home'

Man, 38, 'choked and raped 64-year-old woman yards from her NYC home'

Frankie Harris, from Brooklyn, has been charged with attempted murder, rape, strangulation and sex abuse following the alleged attack in Harlem on May 18. Read more ...

Women's Super League and Championship seasons ended with immediate effect

Women's Super League and Championship seasons ended with immediate effect

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Clacton stabbing: Police swarm to Essex seafront in Bank Holiday horror as...

Clacton stabbing: Police swarm to Essex seafront in Bank Holiday horror as violence erupts

POLICE have closed off parts of the Essex seafront after a man was stabbed in the stomach. Read more ...

Loyal dog waits at a Wuhan hospital for three months after his owner dies...

Loyal dog waits at a Wuhan hospital for three months after his owner dies from covid-19 

Seven-year-old pooch Xiao Bao - arrived at Wuhan Taikang Hospital in Central China's Hubei Province with his elderly owner in February. He waited three months in the lobby for... Read more ...

Europe's elite skewered for lockdown double standards

Europe's elite skewered for lockdown double standards

One rule for them. Another for the rest of us. As U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his chief aide Dominic Cummings have discovered to their cost, with public opinion on a... Read more ...

Mother, 33, gives birth in Lidl car park after suddenly going into labour on...

Mother, 33, gives birth in Lidl car park after suddenly going into labour on the way to hospital

Natasha Thomson gave birth to baby Holly on Thursday after pulling over at a Lidl in Peterlee, County Durham, while on their way to the University Hospital of North Tees. Read more ...