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EDITOR’S LETTER If you’ve been stuffing your face with diet food in a bid to lose weight, stop now. According to Elle Macpherson’s trainer (and if anyone knows best, it’s him), you’re doing it all wrong. See P14. Also, this week, we unveil our newlook news pages. Each issue, we’ll bring you quirky stories from around the world (P36), as well as a weekly column (P41) in which we’ll sound off about what’s bothering us. Why not do the same and let us know what you think? CAROL DRIVER

66 Get your skis on – it’s time to get Snowbombing

57 TRAVEL

8 LONDON 8 London Life 10 ART AT THE HEART: Our guide to 2011’s must-see exhibitions 12 Food & Drink 14 GET CELEB FIT: Elle Macpherson’s trainer on how to lose weight 16 Spotted 18 Silly Buggers

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Celebrity News TNT Life Look Who’s Talking: Man Like Me Cinema Culture

26 MUSIC & CLUBS 26 BAGS OF TALENT: Australia’s Bag Raiders shake the dance scene 28 Music 32 Music Listings 34 Clubbing Listings 35 Clubbing

10 It’s art, dahling

36 NEWS & SPORT 36 NEW! World View – quirky news 38 FEATURE: The fall and rise of exnewspaper editor Piers Morgan 41 NEW! Our View – opinion column 43 The Week In Sport 44 Cricket 45 Football 46 General 48 FEATURE: Super Bowl

59 Global Vision 60 LOVE TO LEARN: Grow with your partner on Valentine’s Day 62 Late Deals 65 TNTT Weekender: Utrecht 66 Hotshots 68 SNOW ON SHOW: Head to Mayrhofen for Snowbombing 70 Travel Tips 71 Travel News 72 On The Road 73 Top Five 74 VALUABLE LESSON IN LIFE: Volunteering in Cambodia 60 Couples that play together... learn a new skill for Valentine’s Day

50 CAREERS & MONEY 50 Job Of The Week 51 Careers 52 FEATURE: James Caan reveals how to get your dream job 54 Money 57 Coming & Going

REGULARS 4 Letters 6 Wins 114 Desperately Seeking 14 Get Elle fit

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(1429, Jan 17). Surely it will have the opposite effect. If things are more expensive, then we won’t have as much money to spend on other things. Simples. Why doesn’t the government do what it does when it comes to major corporations paying tax, and turn a blind eye? That way, everything would be really cheap, and we’d all go to town! Ben, Fulham

TOO LITTLE TOO EARLY? I was on earlies the other week, it was about 6am as I walked to the Tube and it was freezing cold. Then, I saw a jogger wearing just a small pair of shorts. Madness! Claire, Camden

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LONDON PREVIEW: MADAME TUSSAUDS Now, we’re all a bit too old for Barbie dolls at TNT, but this life-sized waxwork caught our attention. Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan flew in to London this week to unveil his statue at Madame Tussauds. And, blimey!, what a statue. Even the venue described it as its most daring figure ever, and said the actor’s fans wouldn’t be disappointed. We think they’ll definitely be impressed – and we’re sure he might just gain a few extra admirers after this display of rippling abs.

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Happy new year!

Chinese celebrations

Hrithik, 37, is the fifth Bollywood celebrity to have a waxwork made. And it comes just months after he was voted the most desirable man of 2010 in an online poll. On Fundu News, Hrithik said: “It’s an amazing feeling. Never in my wildest dreams had I thought of unveiling my own wax statue. I remember standing in line for three hours to get into the museum when I was 12.” CAROL DRIVER Bless!

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GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE £13.50 WHAT: Stand-up comedians are fine-tuning their material ahead of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, which begins in March. But why wait when you can see them go through their paces in Leicester Square? WHEN: January 25. DO IT BECAUSE: The sheer variety of stand-up comedy is one of the selling points of London nightlife and this particular event combines a bunch of festival-standard comedians, including Arthur Smith, under one roof. Something for everyone.

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» Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX Leicester Square (leicestersquaretheatre.com).

Capital idea: National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery is not as grand as the British Museum or a sprawling as the Tate Modern but still sits comfortably in the top bracket of the capital’s cultural institutions. The gallery is home to dozens of old paintings of British luminaries – they’re all very worthy and important, no doubt, but the best bits are the more contemporary photographic portraits, which are manna for any aspiring snappers. For example, a

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Finally, a nightclub with a retro gaming theme. Why has it taken so long? Dust off the Super NES and get stuck back into Super Mario 3. Awesome.

» Donlon Books, 210 Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 9NQ Bethnal Green (theerotic bookclub.org). Jan 27

» 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, E1 6RU Liverpool Street (nintendisco.com). Jan 27

» St Martin’s Place, WC2H 0HE Leicester Square (npg.org.uk)

Party like it’s 1992

BRITAIN EXPLAINED KILTS In the popular imagination, Scots have been wearing kilts since forever – movies such as Highlander and Braveheart, right, have probably contributed to that – but there’s a fair bit of evidence that kilts were actually a Norse garment that the Scots later adopted and made in tartan. The word itself derives from the Old Norse kjalta. In the 18th century, the British government, under King George II, brought the

unruly Scots under control, and the Brits concluded part of the problem with the Scots was that clan society felt no loyalty to the central government. So, in 1746, the Dress Act was passed, which outlawed all items of highland dress, including the kilt. For a second offence, Scots faced a penalty of seven years’ transportation. The ban was in effect for 35 years and has since remained a symbol of Scottish nationalism. TS

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current exhibition, An Englishman in New York, features some of the 12,000 Poms living in the Big Apple and blends their everyday activities with the sweeping backdrop. There’s also the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, which is into its last week but contains some truly striking images. TS

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A major exhibition, showing off the highly influential Mexican artist’s early sculptures and off-beat installations. Sure to be immaculately curated, like pretty much everything at the Tate.

» Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St, WC1H 0AH Euston Square (the bloomsbury.com). Jan 26

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A wide-ranging exhibition looks at the history of food in Britain, taking in everything from farming practices to old-school packaging. Some unusual recipes as well.

The Booker Prize-winning novel from Aussie writer DBC Pierre has been adpated for the stage. A great chance to see something at the Young Vic Theatre, which prides itself on embracing edgier fare.

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» Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL South Kensington (vam. ac.uk) Jan 29-Apr 25

» Young Vic, 66 The Cut, SE1 8LZ Southwark (youngvic. org). Jan 27-Mar 3


It’s not all ‘yawn’ displays at London’s galleries

Art OF London THE

The capital is jam-packed with top-notch art exhibitions this year, bound to shock, humour or simply entertain WORDS REBECCA KENT

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has called on private donors to give more in the UK to help plug the shortfalls in public funding, but the problem with private giving in the UK is that tax incentives for donating works of art are not clear,” she explains.

TOP SHELF London’s curators have been busy planning exhibitions. We take a look at the cream of the crop: ■ HOPPÉ PORTRAITS: SOCIETY, STUDIO AND STREET National Portrait Gallery, Feb 17 – May 30 In the first major exhibition in 30 years dedicated to celebrated British

The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Da Vinci’s Madonna and Child

f you’re not already a culture vulture, 2011 will be the year you turn. London’s schedule is brimming over with a host of exhibitions which aim to please, delight and shock – in no particular order. Visit them and you’ll not only be rewarded with fodder for stimulating dinner party conversation, but you will also be supporting an industry braced for swingeing government budget cuts. It’s not all ‘yawn’ displays and galleries of pictures you’ll never understand. According to Anny Shaw, freelance arts journalist who writes for The Arts Newspaper, museums and galleries are being forced to look at alternative ways to generate extra income. “The government


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One of E.O Hoppe’s everyday people

photographer E.O Hoppé, his striking modernist portraits of society figures will be on display as well as his fascinating photojournalist studies of everyday people.

» npg.org.uk

■ MODERN BRITISH SCULPTURE Royal Academy, until Apr 7 The first survey of 20th-century British sculpture for 30 years will prompt debate. Key British sculptures by artists Jacob Epstein and Henry Moore are punctuated by non-Western treasures and American heavyweights such as Jeff Koons.

» royalacademy.org.uk

■ ONCE UPON A WARTIME: CLASSIC WAR STORIES FOR CHILDREN Imperial War Museum, Feb 11 – Oct 30 Five well-loved war stories come to life as you wander through life-size sets, and explore the themes of loyalty, separation, excitement, survival and identity.

» iwm.org.uk

■ DIRT: THE FILTHY REALITY OF EVERYDAY LIFE Wellcome Collection, Mar 24 – Aug 31 This fascinating exhibition examines the biological, sociological and philosophical

Inspired by Batman? Modern British Sculpture

implications of dirt. We see it through the eyes of citizens from Delft, in 17th century Holland, to Victorian London today.

» wellcomecollection.org

■ LOVE IS WHAT YOU WANT, TRACEY EMIN Hayward Gallery, May 18 – Aug 29 From the woman who nabbed the 1999 Turner Prize for an unmade bed, viewers can dive into Emin’s world with early pieces to large installations.

» southbankcentre.co.uk

■ OUT OF AUSTRALIA: PRINTS AND DRAWINGS FROM SIDNEY NOLAN TO ROVER THOMAS British Museum, May 26 – Sep 11 The most ambitious Australian art exhibition in London in a decade, it explores the distinctive 1940s school of Australian artists, the ‘Angry Penguins’ and follows the emergence of artists such as Rover Thomas, Dorothy Napangardi and Arthur Boyd

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» britishmuseum.org

Dive into Tracey Emin’s world

■ LEONARDO DA VINCI: PAINTER AT THE COURT OF MILAN National Gallery, Nov 9 – Feb 5, 2012 This is the most complete display of Leonardo’s rare

surviving paintings ever held. It focuses on his ambition and technique during the time he worked as a salaried court painter in Milan in the late-1480s and 1490s.

» nationalgallery.org.uk

■ PANORAMA, GERHARD RICHTER Tate Modern, Oct 6 – Jan 8, 2012 This is a major retrospective – the first in London for 20 years – on one of the most important artists of the 20th/21st centuries.

» tate.org.uk

■ PRIVATE EYE AT 50 Victoria & Albert Museum, Oct 19 – Jan 8, 2012 This exhibition lifts the lid on how Private Eye has used graphic satire and humour to accompany serious investigative journalism. It will feature the works of great British cartoonists and a peek into the editor’s office.

» vam.ac.uk

ONES TO WATCH Want to know who’s going to be the next big thing in the art world? Keep an eye on US leading multi-media artist Cory Arcangel, whose contemporary art is showing at the Barbican in February, and British artist Alice Channer, whose work was acquired by the Tate in 2009. You read it here first...

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FOOD & DRINK

BAR REVIEW Halfway House ★★★★★

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521 Garratt Lane, SW18 4SR 020 8946 2788 Earlsfield railway station

THE SCENE A refurbished Young’s establishment with its associated features – dim lights, heavy furniture and comfy couches. However, this gastropub feels delightfully

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lived-in, even tatty, thanks to its lively camp of punters. Jars of sweets for sale behind the bar are a playful twist and the staff are just as fun. THE GRUB There’s quality British fare on the menu, with the steak and ale pie particularly tasty. Gourmet burgers, fish and chips and nachos also serve to satisfy a drinker’s appetite.

BEHIND THE BAR A vast selection of lagers, bitters and ales on tap. BILL PLEASE At £4.03 for a lager, this is not the cheapest place in London to down a pint. Bar snacks, however, ring in quite reasonably at under £3. VERDICT Step in if you like to be treated like an old friend. REBECCA KENT

Restaurant review Tortilla

Tortilla’s casual dining space

★★★★★ 6 Market Place, Oxford Circus, W1W 8AH, 020 7637 2800 Oxford Circus

THE SCENE: This Mexican version of Subway is tucked away behind Oxford Circus’ maddening crush of shoppers. The chatter of young Spanish things fills the air in a casual dining space. Choose your tortilla, filling, topping and side at the production line counter and watch your bespoke bundle of foodie goodness appear. THE GRUB: The emphasis is on the way the Californians do Mexican – with their hands, unadulterated by overpowering sauces and with a healthy dose of black beans and light pico de gallo. Marinated chicken is piled on to my warm tortilla and layered with fluffy limecilantro rice, black beans, vibrant guacamole and a drizzle of salsa roja (hot).

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ALL-YOU-CAN-EATS Rodizio Rico Waiters whiz around offering various cuts of meat from skewers until you can eat no more at this London chain. Dive into the salad bar, too. rodiziorico.com

Ping Pong The result is a substantial and incredibly fresh meal. There’s also corn tacos for coeliacs and ‘naked burritos’ without bread for the carb-conscious. BILL PLEASE: Medium burritos

are £4.95; large are £5.95. A frozen margarita is £4.25 and beers range from £2.95 to £4.95. VERDICT: This staple of Mexican life is now a staple of mine. REBECCA KENT

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After your third round of dim sums on ‘lazy Sundays’ for £18.95 at this chain, you’ll feel as round and as stuffed as their tasty little parcels of goodness. pingpongdimsum.com

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For £22.95 on Sundays you get an all-youcan-eat Indian– style brunch in this Bollywood-themed eatery. Gorge on kebabs and curries. sitaaray.com


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ONE ELLE OF A BODY Never dreamed you could look celebrity-fit? Think again. Here, Elle’s personal trainer reveals how to get results in just a month WORDS CAROL DRIVER

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obstacles are in our head. One of the mantras we live by is transform your body by starting in your head - it’s important to be committed. “If you make a half-arsed effort, you’ll get half-arsed results. You need to eat lean and clean. Once you get that right,

It’s not fat that “ makes you fat, it’s sugar ” everything else falls into place. It’s not fat that makes you fat, it’s sugar.” Duigan also believes dieting is a waste of time – great news if you’re reading this while munching on cardboard-flavoured snacks. He says: “I’ve spent years studying

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ou could have a body like Elle Macpherson. Yes, YOU. If that’s a sentence you never thought you’d read, think again. Not only is it achievable, but you could be sporting a celebrity-fit body in just a month. Don’t just take our word for it. The personal trainer behind Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson’s enviable physique tells us it’s “absolutely” possible. So, if you’re starting to struggle with your “get fit” new year resolution, or you’ve tried everything to shift those last few pounds yet nothing seems to work, read on. With 47-year-old Elle looking as stunning as she does, it’s no wonder James Duigan has a reputation as one of the best trainers in the world. Hailing from Adelaide, Australia, Duigan has been working with the supermodel for 15 years. He’s written a book – The Clean And Lean Diet – and is one of the brains behind Bodyism in South Kensington – a concept that uses diet and exercise to get great celebrity bodies. Duigan says: “We can’t make you taller, but we can definitely make you look as good as you can. “We can get you lean. We concentrate on building strength which looks beautiful. “More often than not, the biggest


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MY HEALTH SECRETS NATALIE IMBRUGLIA, SINGER Madonna and Natalie Imbruglia, right, are fans of personal trainer Tracy Anderson

nutrition and observing my clients – and I know this for certain. “Sure, you can live on processed low-fat food and diet colas to lose weight. But your body will be so toxic that you’ll find it hard to keep the weight off. “People come to me who have been dieting for years. They cut carbs, they count calories, they ban whole food groups and they spend their lives weighing and measuring out food. “But this type of dieting is a complete waste of time; it might help you to drop a dress size, but you’ll gain it back again eventually because your body will still be toxic. My approach is different. There

are no crazy rules, no measuring out food, no counting calories and nothing is banned.” Here are Duigan’s top five tips for how to lose weight and get healthy: 1 Make the commitment 2 Cut out wheat and sugar 3 Find the exercise that works best for you 4 Eat clean and lean - no processed foods 5 Stretch before bed, it’ll help you get a flat tummy

» Clean & Lean Diet by James Duigan. Published by Kyle Cathie, priced £12.99. For info on Bodyism, see bodyism.com

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8-MINUTE BODY WORKOUT HIP EXTENSION: Great for bottom and lower back 1 Lie on your back with your knees bent and heels on the ground and your toes pointing up. 2 Lift your hips off the ground 20 times. Don’t let your bottom touch the ground on the way down. 3 With your hips still lifted (your body should be in a straight line off the floor), raise one knee up and lower it 10 times. Repeat the same thing with the other knee lifted.

THE SQUAT: This sculpts your legs, bum and tum 1 Contract your stomach muscles. 2 Take a comfortable stance, keeping your feet shoulder-width apart, wider if necessary. 3 Cross your arms and hold them parallel to the floor. 4 Point your toes out slightly and make sure your knees stay aligned with your second toe. Do not fall forwards or inwards when squatting. Keep your weight in your heel.

5 Keeping your heels on the floor, lower until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Stick your butt out. 6 Go as low as you comfortably can while maintaining perfect posture (straight back, ears over shoulders). 7 Push up through your heels and return to a standing position.

What’s your fitness regime? I exercise three to four times a week, doing the Tracy Anderson Method [she trains Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna]. But since training for the marathon last year, I’ve added running to that too. I recently did a 20-mile run and have had no injuries or pain whatsoever thanks to the various warm ups I did. Ever been on a diet? I tend to stay away from diets and have trained myself to eat healthily, but if my jeans get too tight, I watch my carbs. Any vices? I am very happy to say I quit smoking last year through hypnosis. It took four different hypnotists before it worked! Pop any pills? My kitchen bench is covered with vitamins and protein powders. Evening Primrose is a must for PMS, and I take a probiotic once a day. Tried alternative medicine? Yes, I’m a big fan of homeopathy, acupuncture and spiritual healing. In Australia this is not such a weird thing! Hangover cure? I’m a big fan of super greens and all the super foods, but you can’t beat a straight up 1000mg Emergen-C with antioxidants to cure a hangover and chase away colds and flu. Is sex important? Let’s be honest, you can have the loveliest boyfriend, but if there’s no sexual chemistry, the relationship is destined to fail.

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ANZAC DAY HAVE WE FORGOTTEN WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT? BEING AN AUSSIE I have always had a deep understanding, interest and respect for the ANZAC legend. Ever since I first attended a Dawn Service back in Australia while researching a university project I decided I must one day attend the Dawn Service at Gallipoli. Years later I now live in London and work in the travel industry which has allowed me the incredible good fortune of attending the Dawn Service at Gallipoli several times over the last few years. It is one of those things that truly must be experienced firsthand to really get an understanding of how hard those Diggers had it and how no matter what sporting events or rivalry do crop up between ourselves and our Antipodean brothers, New Zealand, we have a bond that was forged through blood, mate ship and terrible circumstances allowing us to rise up and finally feel a sense of individuality or independence from the Motherland – Britain. We do not commemorate ANZAC Day only due to the loss of life suffered by both New Zealand and Australia, as there were many other conflicts during World War I where the loss was far greater, we commemorate it due to it being that moment where we both truly found our National spirit. That is why we shiver in the cold on that early morning of the 25th of April. For those that gave so much then and helped create the country’s we now hold so dear, and for all the conflicts since where we have fought under the command and the flag of our own Nations, yet together still as ANZACs. If you are planning to travel to Turkey for the Dawn Service in Gallipoli, then you need to be fully prepared for the build up to the 5am service. The weather can get extremely cold in the early morning hours and the crowds will continue to arrive all throughout the night. If you are one of the lucky people to grab a spot on the grass you may be able to get a few winks but don’t count on it. This experience is more or less a pilgrimage, it is uncomfortable at times and emotional but absolutely well worth the effort. As long as you are well prepared with a sleeping bag, warm clothing and a good attitude you will be fine and one thing you will know for sure is that you are far better off than our Diggers were. Lest we forget

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TOOL OF THE WEEK Caught with pants on After being spotted breaking into a house, New Zealand teenager Vaea Samasoni was pursued by cops through several backyards. He fell into a swimming pool and took a woman’s bathrobe to keep warm. Samasoni was eventually caught by police dogs wearing the robe and a pair of woman’s knickers. It’s strange, isn’t it? Some guys burgle houses and some guys like women’s underwear. But where does the idea to combine these two passions come from? There’s a time and place for both, surely.

money. They were right, of course, but it still put an unfair strain on our relationship. I had to persuade him that I loved him more than his family and that they were simply jealous of our happiness. That’s what you should be trying to do. Make sure you don’t get caught bonking her tennis instructor, though; if that happens, your maneuvering will count for nought.

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Winning the approval of your partner’s family can be stressful, particularly in a new relationship. In the process of writing my dissertation on the social order of Peruvian tribes, I lived with one in their treehouse village for a couple of years, and, inevitably, I fell in love with the chief’s daughter; we were just crazy kids, running through the Tennis, anyone? endangered

rainforest, her skin soft and caramel against the lush jungle greens, a rare Amazonian flower tucked behind her ear. The chief didn’t approve of our relationship, though – his daughter was promised to another tribe to sanctify a territorial agreement – so I had to prove my love for his daughter by poisoning this rival tribe’s water supply. If you love this girl, you’ll do whatever it takes to steal her away from her primitive, bronze-age family.

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Charlie Sheen missed an early shoot for Two And A Half Men after heavy partying in Las Vegas, spending a $26K on three hookers. But earning $2m an episode, he can afford it!

BOOBILICIOUS: Aussie beauty Miranda Kerr probably didn’t expect such a media furore after posting this image of her and baby Flynn on her blog. And she and hubby Orlando Bloom probably didn’t forsee it reigniting the debate about breastfeeding. However, our big question remains unanswered: How on earth does Miranda always manage to look so exquisite? You’ve just had a 9lb 12 oz baby, lady!

WARNE & HURLEY SEQUEL The love story of Shane Warne and Liz Hurley was over before it really began. But now it looks like the couple are back on again after their romantic getaway to Los Angeles.

Although they tried to keep their reunion a secret, Warne was recognised by a passenger on a plane back from LA. So when the Herald Sun questioned the cricket legend about his whirlwind trip to the US, Warne said with a grin: “Yeah, I know we’ve been

busted.” He said that he didn’t want to comment further on the relationship. But friends of Warne revealed that his weekend away had gone “very well”. And, not long after Warne jetted off back home, Liz tweeted: “A great weekend. Best in a long time.” Later she wrote: “I’ve been here (in Los Angeles) on business - some of it monkey.’’ Yes, let’s hope you weren’t hanging from the ceiling, Liz!

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”I can’t build after a few glasses of wine – the results are never good.” Aging rockstar Rod Stewart talks about his dedication to his beloved model train set that he takes on tour.

Woman’s Weekly: TV presenter Sally Ridge talks about her tough year; and actor Tim Balme and actress wife Katie Wolfe reveals the secrets of a happy showbiz family. New Idea: Radio personality Robbie Rakete’s stormy start to his dream wedding.

AUSTRALIA Woman’s Day: Bec Lleyton wants to move from the Bahamas back to Sydney but is hubby Lleyton ready to follow her?; Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s joy over Faith Margaret, their surrogate baby. New Idea: Radio host Jackie O and photographer Lee Henderson talk about the birth of daughter Catalina Mae.

SOUTH AFRICA Heat: The fans of SA bands Locnville and Jax Panik are going head to head; read all about Kim and Khloe Kardashian’s trips to South Africa, plus find out how a baby will unite the Beckhams. You: Singer Kurt Darren and his Deal Or No Deal model Dunay Nortjé celebrate their wedding day in style at Kurt’s Limpopo game farm.

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Peter Duffy is the keyboardist for upcoming London pop duo Man Like Me. You’ll usually find him in the kitchen at parties INTERVIEW ALISON GRINTER

I Googled “Man Like Me” and what comes up is a country album by Bobby Pinson and a rom-com movie. So which are you named after?

Neither. It comes from pirate radio. You’d always hear the MCs on pirate radio shouting people out or mentioning people and so it would be “Man like Peter” or “Man like Johnny” and I always thought it was a weird thing to say, instead of just saying Peter or Johnny. It was just like slang, which I think originates from Jamaica but I really don’t know for sure.

No, we didn’t “ get a free kitchen from IKEA ” Your song Single Dad is like a tenties version of The Specials Much Too Much, Much Too Young. Was that writtten from personal experience?

Johnny [Langer, lead singer] had just had a baby before he wrote that song. He’s not actually a single dad though, he’s one half of a functioning parenting couple. He was 22 when it happened. It was a turn up for the books – it caused a bit of a stir. You feature in an advert for IKEA kitchens singing Jona Lewie’s classic hit tune You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties. And Jona’s in the advert. How do you get a gig like that?

We got this breathless message from our manager saying we had an audition. We turned up and made a real pig’s ear of it. But I think we made enough of a mark to get invited back for a second audition and we spent the next 24 hours properly brushing it up. Was it fun to shoot?

There’s a bit where me and Johnny have to be in the fridge at the same time and they’re pumping steam in there so when they open the door it looks like an icy

fridge but there was also loads of dry ice on the floor as well. We were told: “Ifyou touch it, you’ll have to have it surgically removed from your skin.”

Did you get a free kitchen from IKEA?

What’s Jona Lewie like?

I dunno. I know other bands got asked to do it and turned it down – we didn’t think like that at all. It just seemed fun more than anything else. We only thought about the implications afterwards, that if it was really cringeful, it would be terrible but we really didn’t think about it in too much depth. I’d do another one to be honest.

A really nice guy. We had to study a load of videos of his, and he looks a bit moody and pretty unapproachable. We shot it in Romania and just found him to be really nice. I thought he might be a bit cagey about us performing his song for him but he couldn’t have beeen more friendly about it and really not-up-his-own-arse. It was almost like having an uncle on set. So are you two always in the kitchen at parties?

He [Jona] did. We didn’t. So you don’t feel soiled by using your talents to sell kitchens?

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Yeah, I’ve spent a lot of time in kitchens at parties … I was talking to Jona about it and he said that [in the 80s] it was the uncool place to be. All the cool people would be upstairs dancing in the sitting room but everyone you speak to now spends loads of time in the kitchen at parties – it’s the hub.

YOU DON’T SAY? What song is guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor? Return Of The Mack, by Mark Morrison. Biggest phobia? Giving blood. What did you have for breakfast? First was peanut butter and honey on toast with a banana then I had my special seed-mix muesli.

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With Paul Giamatti recently picking up a Golden Globe for his performance in Barney’s Version, Richard J Lewis’s comedy-drama arrives with a fair bit of expectation attached. So, does the actor who’s turned grouchy into an artform deserve the addition to his trophy cabinet? Most certainly, yes. Giamatti is pitch-perfect as foul-mouthed, cigarchomping TV producer Barney Panofsky who looks back over his life after the release of a book that dredges up his past. Along the way we meet the three women he married – including wealthy second spouse (Minnie Driver) and the love of his life Miriam (Pike) – as well as the man

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who shares his misadventures, dad Izzy (Hoffman). Throw in the fact that Panofsky’s friend Boogie (Scott Speedman) disappears, leaving the producer as the prime suspect and this is an intriguing, witty journey that keeps you on your

toes. Making the most of a cracking script (based on Mordecai Richler’s last novel), Driver, Hoffman and Pike are all memorable but it’s Giamatti who holds everything together. GOOD FOR: Fans of Sideways PIERRE DE VILLIERS

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Melbourne will “star” in A View From The Bridge, a Hollywood movie adaptation of Arthur Miller’s acclaimed play about anger and betrayal. Shooting in the Victorian capital in June, the film will star Anthony LaPaglia of Balibo fame, Up In The Air’s Vera Farmiga and newcomer Mia Wasikowska. Aussie-born, Americanraised LaPaglia will reprise his 1998 Broadway role as Eddie Carbone, a 1950s Brooklyn dock worker, for which he won a Tony Award for the performance.

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Disney makes a welcome return-to-form with a clever, fun and visually stunning retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale – the studio’s 50th animated feature. Mandy Moore does a fine job voicing the feisty heroine, while the action sequences and songs are up there with the best the House of the Mouse has ever produced. GOOD FOR: Big kids. PDV

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Javier Bardem is brilliant as a Barcelona grifter with psychic abilities who tries to put his life in order after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s drama. Its excellent cinematography, a largely nonprofessional cast and Bardem’s moving performance make this a profound experience. GOOD FOR: An insight into Barcelona’s underworld. PDV

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Aussie talent was snubbed at the Golden Globes. Hotly tipped Nicole Kidman, Jacki Weaver and Toni Collette missed out on gongs while Geoffrey Rush looked on as his The King’s Speech co-star Colin Firth took all the glory, winning best actor for his part as King George VI. But Rush, right, who plays Aussie speech therapist Lionel Logue, will get a second bite of the awards cherry after scoring a BAFTA nod. Weaver, who is expected to get an Oscar nod for her role in Animal Kingdom, lost out to Melissa Leo.

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SEE THIS: Theatre Love it or loathe it, farce has to be super-slick and seamless to work. Sadly Richard Eyre’s revival of Feydeau’s frenetic 1907 comedy of jealous misunderstandings rarely made me smile. Though precisely plotted, the antics of suddenly impotent Parisian insurance broker Chandebise (lured to the disreputable Hotel Coq d’Or by his wife’s attempt to uncover his imagined infidelity) aren’t particularly funny, even when he’s mistaken for the drunken porter and repeatedly booted up the backside.

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Fiona Glascott and Tom Hollander

Tom Hollander executes rapid costume changes to plays both parts with brio, Freddie Fox impresses as a nephew with a speech defect, and John Marquez’s Spaniard finally won me over in a stolid production that hasn’t yet maximised the slapstick potential of slamming doors and a revolving bed. LOUISE KINGSLEY

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» Old Vic, SE1 8NB Waterloo (oldvictheatre.com). Until March 5. £10-£48.50.

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WORTH A LOOK Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss star in Lillian Hellman’s dramatic The Children’s Hour, a story of deceit and courage » Comedy Theatre, SW1Y 4DN

Waterloo (nationaltheatre.org.uk). Until Apr 2. From £12

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What happens when you take an object from one museum and ask experts from another museum to write its story? This exhibition, spread across five London museums, seeks to answer just that. Each has chosen one never-displayed-before object from its collection. The five exhibits – an Easter Island

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Piccadilly Circus (comedytheatre.co.uk). Until Apr 30. From £25

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dance paddle, a Lemur skull, an explorer’s medicine chest, Japanese painted panels and therapeutic toys – will rotate between the five venues to be shown and interpreted in each museum’s unique way.

» horniman.ac.uk, nhm.ac.uk. wellcomecollection.org, kew. org, sciencemuseum.org.uk, Until August 22. Free.

From the birth of Christianity Judaism and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this epic history charts 3000 years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and coexistence.

(Random House) JAN 27

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THE TASTE OF WAR

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Food, and the lack of it, was central to the experience of the Second World War, Lizzie Collingham argues in this historical look at how control of food and its production was crucial to the war.

Orange Prize Fiction winner in 2000 publishes new novel concentrating on a smug, wealthy middle-class couple who are forced to face up to their fool’s paradise when they hit middle age.

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Robert Mapplethorpe: curated by Scissor Sisters » Alison Jacques, W1T

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Oxford Circus (alisonjacquesgallery.com). Until Mar 19. Free

High Society delves into the history of drugs » Wellcome Collection, NW1 2BE

Euston (wellcomecollection.org). Until Feb 27. Free

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irst things first - what’s with that name – Bag Raiders? It suggests a certain criminal element. “Yeah, like robbing old ladies at train stations,” laughs Jack Glass, one half of the upcoming production duo, from his home in sunny Sydney. “We were making a mix CD and we were sharing a studio with all these other DJs and we’d just take records out of their bags to make the CD so we called it Bag Raiders and the name just stuck.” That was four years ago. These days Bag Raiders can afford to buy their own records. The duo made their name remixing tunes for Aussie dance

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luminaries such as Cut Copy and Sneaky Sound System, but managed to break through on their own terms when they infiltrated Triple J’s 2009 Hottest 100 list – traditionally the domain of white, male rock – with their sublime floor-filling tune Shooting Stars. Bag Raiders are about to give the dance music scene a proper shake-up with a debut album that showcases their talent for creating synth-driven, ambient electro which blurs the boundaries between banging tunes and ear-caressing pop.

OLD MATES Glass and his Bag Raider cohort Chris

Stracey met at Cranbrook School in Sydney. Both were in the school orchestra. Glass played percussion and piano while Stracey played violin, clarinet and guitar. “We played a lot of instruments to an OK level which is pretty good because it means we have most things covered,” he says. Still, influenced by experimental electro put out by record labels Warp and Ninja Tunes, the two had abandoned “real” instruments by the early noughties and “started mucking around” making music on their computers. Early Bag Raider tunes like Turbo Love, and Fun Punch borrowed heavily from Daft Punk and were spun regularly at


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cutting-edge Sydney club Bang Gang. “For a while it was the best party you’d ever been to and all your friends would be there. We started make little bootlegs of funk music and edits of tracks and we’d just hand them over to our friends who were DJs there,” Glass said. Their career took off soon after when they remixed remixed Sneaky Sound System’s I Love It and Cut Copy’s Far Away. ”It was the first time we did something that we could feel proud of,” says Glass. “It takes a while to get good enough to make something that you won’t hate in three to six months time!”

A MIXED BAG OF GROOVES For their debut album, Bag Raiders left the heavier techno sound behind. “We just got really interested in songwriting – that was the idea, to do an album where the writing came first, whereas earlier stuff was a lot of techno music that we just made for clubs.” The pair have also done their fair share of DJ-ing and were ranked number 11 in dance website inthemix.com’s 2009 poll of Australia’s top 50 DJs. However, Bag Raiders see themselves primarily as producers. ”We love DJ-ing, it’s awesome, but we’re not the world’s most skilled DJs – we’re not going to be doing any Armin

van Buuren eight-hour beatmixing sets in the near future.” What they will be doing is plugging their album, which Glass describes as “kinda poppy – I’m not ashamed to say that.” “There are songs made for the club, songs made for the car and songs made for the lounge as well. We tried to make it as varied as possible so you could listen to the whole album – dance music records are often so one dimensional. No one wants to listen to 11 club tracks in a row … unless you’re in a club.”

» Bag Raiders self-titled debut album out February 13 through Modular.


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Sometimes you wonder: what’s the point of having all these big-voiced gal singers around unless they’re going to use their talents for good rather than evil (I’m thinking specifically of Marina & the Diamonds and Duffy here). Adele delivers, though. She may only be 23, (the album is named after her age at the time she wrote it) but Adele

Adele: through a glass, darkly

has grown into that huge voice, gutsy and heart-achy by turns, of hers. The bluesy stomp of Rolling In The Deep is the perfect vehicle for her throaty holler while Rumour Has It is a noirish take on the

usually done-to-death 60s girlband homage. At times she’s let down by the overblown production but it’s a minor quibble. She’s almost up their with Amy Winehouse. Almost. ALISON GRINTER

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JOAN AS A POLICEWOMAN

Kiss Each Other Clean

The Deep Field

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American indiefolkster Sam Beam releases follow-up to The Shepherd’s Dog.

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Joan Wasser offers her most personal and intimate record to date.

THE JOY FORMIDABLE The Big Roar (Atlantic) The first proper full-length album from these hotly tipped Welsh, grunge-pop newcomers.

MUSIC NEWS Brit nom: The Temper Trap

Melbourne band The Temper Trap have a chance at the ultimate British music accolade: they’ve been nominated for a Brit award. The quartet will go up against Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, the Glee cast and The National in the category of international breakthrough act. The epic-rockers shot to

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fame off the back of their debut album LP Conditions in 2009 and are currently working on their feverishly anticipated follow up. They probably don’t have a prayer of winning said Brit, given that they’re going up against chipmunk-cheeked teen heart-throb Mr Bieber. Still, it’s the first time an Aussie act has been nominated for a Brit in aeons – not including Kylie, of course.

flood victims. Instead the Brisbane outfit, who retired last year after a career spanning two decades, will release a new single to help raise money for the flood appeal. Independent state MP Rob Messenger called for the band to reform when the floods first hit this year.

Powderfinger have scotched rumours that they will reform for a one-off charity gig to raise money for Queensland

Powderfinger: no flood gig

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GIG OF THE WEEK BRUNO MARS The way you hear some hacks tell it, uber-crooner Bruno Mars apparently achieved the unthinkable by bumping Rihanna off the top of the British charts last week. But it’s not like he’s some cutting-edge, avant garde artiste. He makes perfect melodic, radio-friendly chart fodder, as heard on tracks Just the Way You Are and The Other Side. Born Peter Hernandez in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mars kicked off his career at the age of four by fronting his uncle’s band as an Elvis impersonator. He’s moved on a bit since then...

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» Cafe de Paris, 3-4 Coventry St, W1D 6BL (020 7734 7700). Piccadilly Circus, Mon, Jan 24. £16.50. Bruno Mars

PATTI SMITH

I AM KLOOT

Last year she won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids, now the doyenne of punk returns with one of her evenings of words and music at intimate church venue St Giles-In-The-Fields. Expect poetry readings and stripped down versions of classics such as Horses.

The cult Mancunian trio are renowned for their twisted torch songs and heartwrenching serenades. Fronted by Manchester-born musician John Bramwell, the band’s most recent outing Sky At Night was co-produced by Guy Garvey from Elbow.

» St Giles-In-The-Fields, 60 St Giles High Street, WC2H 8LG (0870 264 3333)

Tottenham Court Road. Thurs, Jan 27. £20.

NEW BAND ALERT

» Shepherd’s Bush Empire, W11 8QE (08444 77 2000) Fri, Jan 28. £17.50.

FESTIVAL WATCH Tickets now on sale Bestival The Cure, Brian Wilson, Magnetic Man, Primal Scream Robyn DJ Shadow confirmed. Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight (bestival.net). Sep 8-11. W/e tickets £160

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THE BUZZ SO FAR The Sydney trio bonded over a shared love of

Aussie post-grungers Silverchair but didn’t really take off until they relocated to Los Angeles five years ago. They’ve since gained a huge profile Stateside off the back of their track Maybe which they were invited to perform on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. WHAT ELSE? Maybe, the band’s next UK single, is taken from their forthcoming debut UK album Tri-Polar, released on April 4. THE PLUG Now booking for Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB (livenation.co.uk). Thurs, Feb 3. £10.

Shepherd’s Bush.

Petrcane, Croatia (thegardenfestival.eu). Jun 6-13. £90 for 7-day ticket Oxegen Blink 182 join Arctic Monkeys & Foo Fighters confirmed. Kildare, Ireland (oxegen.ie). Jul 7-10. €199.50 with camping

Download Festival System Of A Down, Linkin Park confirmed. Donington Park, Leicestershire (downloadfestival.com). June 10-12. W/e tickets £180

Rockness The Chemical Brothers and Kasabian confirmed. Dores, near Inverness (rockness.co.uk). Jun 10-12. W/e tickets £149

Exit Festival Arcade Fire confirmed. Novi Sad, Serbia. (exitfest.org). Jul 7-10. Early bird four-day pass £89

Wakestock Early bird tickets on sale now. Abersoch, North Wales, Wiltshire, (wakestock.co.uk). Jul 8-10. W/e tickets from £95

The Garden Festival Norman Jay, Crazy P, Tensnake, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Art Department, Soul Clap and more TBC.

Wickerman Early bird tickets on sale. Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland (thewickermanfestival.co.uk). Jul 22-23. Two day tickets £90

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Adele Soulful pop from the London-based singersongwriter, promoting her second studio album, 21. The Tabernacle, Powis Sq,

Payback Funk, soul and disco 10-piece. Dover St

Abyss Quartet Ethiopian beats from the London-based outfit.

Patti Smith The poet, artist

The Green Note Cafe, Parkway, NW1 7AN (020 7485 9899). £6.

and punk-rock luminary provides an evening of spoken word and music. St-Giles-In-

off Portobello Rd, W11 2AY (020 7221 9700). £22.50.

The-Fields, St Giles High St, WC2H 8LG (020 7240 2532/ cc 020 7403 3331). £20.

Drake Bell Pop-rock from the American singer-songwriter. The Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB (0870 060 3777/ cc 0871 231 0842). £12.

SATURDAY 29

Restaurant And Bar, Dover St, W1S 4LQ (020 7629 9813). £12, free before 10pm.

FRIDAY 28

Peven Everett The American singer-songwriter plays soulful pop with house influences. Relentless Garage, Highbury Corner, N5 1RD (0870 060 3777/ cc 0844 847 1678). £12.50.

Fernando’s Kitchen The

Django’s Birthday Gypsy Swing Celebration: Gary Potter, Aurelien Bouly

The Boothill Footappers

London-based outfit plays Latin rhythms and Afrobeat.

Punk-tinged country rock by the London-based combo.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA (020 7613 7498). £11, adv £8.

Musicians play Gypsy swing.

100 Club, Oxford St, W1D 1LL (020 7636 0933). £15, adv £12.50.

Le QuecumBar, Battersea High St, SW11 3HX (020 7787 2227). £20.

Funeral Party, Flashguns Indie-rock from the Californian four-piece. Bush Hall, Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ (020 8222 6955). £10.

Kristin Hersh Indie-rock from the Californian singer-songwriter and Throwing Muses member. The Bloomsbury Theatre, Gordon St, WC1H 0AH (020 7388 8822). £17.87.

Lily Neill The harpist performs acoustic folk. The Green Note Cafe, Parkway, NW1 7AN (020 7485 9899). £9, adv £8.

The Perfect Crime, Brides, The Fusion Alt rock from the Cambridge-based combo. Dublin Castle, Parkway, NW1 7AN (020 8806 2668). £6, concs £4.50.

Harold Sanditen Easy listening singer and entertainer. The Pheasantry, Kings Rd, SW3 4UT (020 7351 5031). £17.50.

TUESDAY 25 Harry Allen, Howard Alden, Lou Caputo And Kelley Suttenfield

TNT’S TOP BOOKING

SPARKADIA New Players Theatre, WC2N 6NL (08444 77 1000) Charing Cross, Mon, Feb 21. £10. Having jettisoned the rest of his band, Alex Burnett’s Sparkadia returns to the fray as a one man project. A good move perhaps: the Aussie’s been confirmed for this NME Awards Show.

WEDNESDAY 26 Adam Ant Idiosyncratic pop singer. 100 Club, Oxford St, W1D 1LL (020 7636 0933). £50.

Bracewar, Foundation, Breaking Point, Angst, Crossbreaker Hardcore from the American four-piece. The Purple Turtle, Crowndale Rd, NW1 1TN (020 7383 4976). £7.

Laura Cantrell Alt country from the New York-based singer-songwriter. Monto Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Rd, WC1X 8BZ (020 7837 4412). £15.

Zoot Money The resident bluesman performs standards. Bull’s Head, Lonsdale Rd, Barnes, SW13 9PY (020 8876 5241). £10.

Maria Byrne, The Tender Hips Acoustica from the singersongwriter. Ginglik, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8PH (020 8749 2310). £12, guestlist £10, mems free.

Ani DiFranco The singerTony Jacobs The vocalist performs classics by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, plus songs from the musicals. Broadway

songwriter performs folk-rock. O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT (0905 020 3999/ cc 0844 477 2000). £22.98.

Clare Maguire Alt pop singer-

Theatre, Rushey Green, SE6 4RU (020 8690 0002). £9, concs £6.50.

Egyptian Hip Hop The

African outfit plays reggae fusion. Passing Clouds, Richmond

Dave Swarbrick Folk from

Rd, E8 4AA (020 7168 7146). £8, £5 before 10pm.

three-piece plays idiosyncratic indie-rock. O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT (0905 020 3999/ cc 0844 477 2000). £17.50.

Grandiose keyboard rocking from the pop veteran and his collaborative percussionist. Royal Opera House, Floral St, WC2E 9DD (020 7304 4000). £25-£1000.

Nine Below Zero The South London band plays blues and R‘n’B. Half Moon, Putney, Lower Richmond Rd, SW15 1EU (020 8780 9383). £14.

from the Canadian duo.

Rd, W12 7LJ (020 8222 6955). £10.

Rd, W12 7LJ (020 8222 6955). £10.

The Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB (0870 060 3777/ cc 0871 231 0842). £10.

G&G Sindikatas Hip-hop from the Lithuanian five-piece.

Reuben Richards & Soul Train Blues, funk and soul from the seven-piece.

Noah And The Whale Indie-

Cargo, Rivington St, EC2A 3AY (020 7739 3440). £14, adv £12.

folk from the London-based outfit. Bush Hall, Uxbridge Rd,

Nick Harper The singer-

Boisdale Of Belgravia, Eccleston St, SW1W 9LX (020 7730 6922). £12, £4.50 before 10pm.

songwriter performs folk-rock.

Scoundrels, Holden, The Jacquerie Bluesy rock from

Tinchy Stryder, Jessie J, Ruff Diamondz London-

Catch, Kingsland Rd, E2 8DA (020 7729 6097). £5, adv £4.

Mama Rosin Cajun and roots Americana from the Genevabased band. The Borderline,

based chart-topping garage artist. Koko,

Steve Wynn, Chris Cacavas

Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB (0870 060 3777/cc 0871 231 0842). £10.

Camden High St, NW1 7JE (0870 432 5527). £12.50.

American indie-rock from the New York-based singer.

Never The Bride London-

The Walkmen The New

Relentless Garage, Highbury Corner, N5 1RD (0870 060 3777/ cc 0844 847 1678). £10.

based pop-rock band. Bull’s Head, Lonsdale Rd, Barnes, SW13 9PY (020 8876 5241). £10.

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singer-songwriter and founding member of Wolfe Tones plays traditional Irish music. Irish Cultural Centre, Blacks Rd, W6 9DT (020 8563 8232). £12, concs £10.

Zonino!: Cats In Paris, My First Tooth The Manchesterbased outfit plays indie-pop. The Windmill, Blenheim Gardens, SW2 5BZ (020 8671 0700). £8.50.

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Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN (020 7226 1686). £17.50.

duo plays rock with folk influences. Bush Hall, Uxbridge

Half Moon, Putney, Lower Richmond Rd, SW15 1EU (020 8780 9383). £10.

Derek Warfield And The Young Wolfe Tones The

Justin Currie The singersongwriter and Del Amitri frontman performs acoustic pop.

Manchester-based fourpiece plays electronic indie-pop. Bush Hall, Uxbridge

the London-based four-piece.

the veteran singer-songwriter. Cellar Upstairs Folk Club at The Exmouth Arms, Starcross St, NW1 1HR (020 7281 7700). £8, mems £7.

The Pierces, Murray James The New York-based

Madison Violet Acoustica

Trade East, Brick Ln, E1 6QL (020 7792 3490). free w/wristband.

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Boisdale Of Belgravia, Eccleston St, SW1W 9LX (020 7730 6922). £12, £4.50 before 10pm.

Elton John & Ray Cooper

based band. Boisdale Of Belgravia, Eccleston St, SW1W 9LX (020 7730 6922). £12, £4.50 before 10pm.

W12 7LJ (020 8222 6955). £10.

Piano-led blues outfit.

Explosive Nzakomba, Father’s Grasp The South

The Pheasantry, Kings Rd, SW3 4UT (020 7351 5031). £17.50.

The Churchfitters The

Rd, W12 7LJ (020 8222 6955). £10.

Eric Ranzoni Blues Band

I Am Kloot The Mancunian

Little Harlem Swing and

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT (0905 020 3999/ cc 0844 477 2000). £15.32.

Corner, N5 1RD (0870 060 3777/ cc 0844 847 1678). £15.

Highbury Corner, N5 1RD (0870 060 3777/cc 0844 847 1678). £15.

Vinylettes Vintage hits from harmonious three-piece.

The Horse Hospital, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH (020 7482 3867). £6.

York-based outfit plays atmospheric indie-rock.

The veteran outfit plays rock. Relentless Garage, Highbury

The German six-piece plays psychobilly. Relentless Garage,

IndigO2, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £25-£49.50.

French band plays folk-rock.

Phoenix Foundation The New Zealand-based outfit plays indie-rock. Rough

Mad Sin, The Coffin Nails Deaf School, Eugene McGuinness, Eighteen Nightmares At The Lux

jazz from the American vocalist.

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, Newington Butts, SE11 4RN (020 7582 6800). £29.50 inc meal.

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN (020 7226 1686). £17.50.

Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS (020 7638 8891). £10-£15.

St, EC2A 3AY (020 7739 3440). £8.

Ronnie Scott’s, Frith St, W1D 4HT (020 7439 0747). £20-£42.50.

Indie-pop from the Londonbased four-piece. Proud Camden,

Contemporary folk from the American singer-songwriter.

plays 1980s cold wave, post-punk and electronica. Cargo, Rivington

Carleen Anderson Soulful

Foreign Office, Dead Models

Anais Mitchell, Martin Carthy, Jim Moray

Eccentric alt pop from the London-based ensemble.

Haircut 100 The veteran new wave outfit plays its 1980s hits.

Ronnie Scott’s, Frith St, W1D 4HT (020 7439 0747). £15-£32.50.

songwriter. Bush Hall, Uxbridge

Charles De Goal, Beaty Heart The Parisian four-piece

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Swinging jazz from the tenor saxophonist and colleagues.

R‘n’B from the London-

The Irrepressibles, Gabby Young & Other Animals

TSOL The veteran American outfit plays punk-rock. The Gaff, Holloway Rd, N7 6PN (020 7607 1555). £12, adv £10.

Embryon, Ragstone, Zocalo, Tainted Grace The four-piece plays energetic rock and metal. Bridgehouse 2, Bidder St, E16 4ST (020 7474 3200). £17.50, adv £10.

Romane And Daniel John Martin Gypsy swing from the musicians and colleagues. Le QuecumBar, Battersea High St, SW11 3HX (020 7787 2227). £15.

Roy Young, Howie Casey, Yokozuna, Small Machine, I Saved Latin, One Man Team Dance Post-punk from the

Terry Wayne Rock ‘n’ roll and boogie-woogie from the veteran piano-player. The Borderline,

London-based three-piece.

Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB (0870 060 3777/cc 0871 231 0842). £18.

Hope And Anchor, Upper St, N1 1RL (020 7354 1312). £6, concs £5.

Juan Zelada, The Fleas, Ayesha, Chris Wilkinson The London-based singer-songwriter plays funky blues. The Troubadour, Old Brompton Rd, SW5 9JA (020 7370 1434). £8, £7 before 10pm.

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Bite DJs Lydia, Ian, Marcus and Wade spin electro, leftfield indie, disco, dubstep, post-punk and pop. The

JAGUAR SKILLS Koko, 1A Camden High St, NW1 7JE Mornington Crescent (0870 432 5527, koko. uk.com ). Mar 10, £10 The mysterious masked ninja DJ hits Koko with his unquestionable mash-up skills. No genre is safe from his lightning quick mixes in this gotta-see-it-tobelieve-it show.

Den & Centro, West Central St, WC1A 1JJ (020 7240 1083). 10pm-3am. £5, w/flyer £3.

Hard Core Salsa DJ Mario plays mambo and salsa, plus dance lessons. Salsa!, Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0JG (020 7379 3277). 7pm-late. £4, free before 9pm.

I Love Mondays DJ Victor spins commercial dance, disco, pop, R‘n’B and funky house. Moonlighting, Greek St, W1D 4DR (020 7437 5782/cc 020 7287 3727). 10pm-3.30am. £5, NUS £1.

Lloyd Resident DJs spin R‘n’B and hip-hop, plus American R‘n’B singer Lloyd performs live. The Scala, Pentonville Rd, N1 9NL (020 7833 2022/cc 0870 060 0100). 9pm-4am. £10, VIP £15.

Mambo Monday Latin and samba from the resident DJs, plus salsa dance classes before 10pm. Fiesta Havana, Fulham Rd, SW6 5NH (020 7381 5005). 7pm-2am. £8, £10 inc drink.

Popcorn Residents and guest DJ Neroli Cannon spin dance, house, pop and R‘n’B. Heaven, Charing Cross Arches, Villiers St, WC2N 6NG (020 7930 2020). 11pm5.30am. £8, £4 before midnight.

TUESDAY 25 Bootcamp Rob C and Scewpulous play techno and house. Eagle, Kennington Ln, SE11 5QY (020 7793 0903). 9pm-late. £3, £2 before 10pm.

Debauchery Radio 1’s Jaguar Skills provides an eclectic mashup of party hits, old school house, 1990s rave, TV theme tunes and hip-hop classics.

Rd, SW8 1UQ (020 7582 9890). 11pm-8am. £12, w/flyer £10, w/flyer £5 before 2am.

8pm-3am. £10, free before 10pm.

3727). 9pm-3.30am. £6, NUS £5, w/flyer £4.

Diffrent Strokes DJs Phat Cat,

Psyrhythmix DJs spin

Lost In London Cesar

Zay London, Lonyo and MOBO Award winner and Kiss FM DJ Manny Norte play neo soul, 1980s pop, US house, funk and R‘n’B. Cherryjam, Porchester

psychedelic trance. Club

Ruiz, Rachel Harvey, Niroshan and DJ Masa play disco, electro and house. Pacha, Terminus

Rd, W2 6ET (020 7727 9950). 9pm-2am. £10, £5 before 11pm.

Radio The Radio DJs play 1980s pop, indie and disco.

Everything Taboo DJ Andrew Elmore plays retro electro-pop and acid disco. The Shadow Lounge, Brewer St, W1F 0RF (020 7287 7988). 10pm3am. £5, free before midnight.

The Latin Quarter DJ EC spins Latin party tunes, plus salsa classes before 9.30pm. Fiesta Havana, Fulham Rd, SW6 5NH (020 7381 5005). 6.30pm-2am. £7, mems £5.

N*A*S*I*N SoniX, Brahim and Punk Gareth play punk, rock, metal and ska. The Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB (0870 060 3777/ cc 0871 231 0842). 11pm-3am. £5, w/flyer £4, NUS £3, mems £2.

414, Coldharbour Ln, SW9 8LF (020 7924 9322). 11pm-6am. £5, £3 before midnight.

The Roxy, Rathbone Place, W1T 1HJ (020 7255 1098). 10pm-3am. £5, NUS/w/flyer £3.

Place, SW1V 1JR (0845 371 4489). 10pm-late. £15, adv £10.

Play On Pop, commercial dance and R‘n’B with resident DJs. On Anon, London Pavillion, Piccadilly, W1V 9LA (020 7287 8008). 8pm-3am. £10, £5 before 11pm, free before 10pm.

Papa Face and Roberto Allen supply reggae and ska. The Hootananny, Effra Rd, SW2 1DF (020 7737 7273). 9pm-2am. £5.

The Tassel Clubs Dinner Party Resident DJs play swing, soul, blues, pop and rock ‘n’ roll, plus live burlesque and cabaret. The Bathhouse, Bishopsgate Churchyard, EC2M 3TJ (020 7920 9207). 6pm-late. £10, £45 inc meal.

Scand Andrea Parker, Dynarec, Sync 24, Innume and Agent 2 play electronica. Gramaphone,

Dandan and Jamie D Winter spin electro and fidget house. Punk, Soho St, W1D 3DN (020 7734 4004). 9pm-3am. £5, £3 before 11pm.

Easy DJ Sally Sexface and residents spin pop, R‘n’B, hiphop and dance from the 1990s to the present day. Moonlighting,

Arts Club, Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ (020 7460 4459). 7.30pm-2am. £10, £8 before 10pm, adv £6.

Greek St, W1D 4DR (020 7437 5782/ cc 020 7287 3727). 9pm-3.30am. £5, w/flyer £4, NUS £3 before 11pm.

Stupid Tuesday Funky and

Gaz’s Rockin Blues DJ

soulful house and pop. Thirst,

Gaz Mayall spins ska, R‘n’B and rock ‘n’ roll, plus a live performance from Sam And The Womp. St Moritz, Wardour

Greek St, W1D 3DR (020 7437 1977). 9pm-3am. £3, free before 10pm.

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St, W1F 8WL (020 7437 0525). 10pm-3.30am. £8, £6 before 11pm.

Moonlighting, Greek St, W1D 4DR (020 7437 5782/cc 020 7287

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Gravity House, R‘n’B and commercial pop across three rooms, from residents The Oli, Alan K, Oliver M and Jamie Head Fire, South Lambeth

Dot Warehouse Project, Kingsland Rd, E2 8AA (02070 330 552). 9pm-5am. £25, adv £15.

Rhythmatic Patrick Kunkel, Stathis Lazarides and Ceri Cross supply techno and deep house. Cargo, Rivington St, EC2A 3AY (020 7739 3440). 10pm-5am. £10, free before 10pm.

We Fear Silence Present Mulletover Sebo K, Skudge,

People, Curtain Rd, EC2A 3QE (020 7739 6471). 10pm-4am. £10.

and funk from Big Business and Capricorn Sound. The

Calentito Pop, R‘n’B and soul. Salvador And Amanda, Great Newport St, WC2H 7JA (020 7240 1551). 9pm-3am. £10, guestlist £5, free before 9pm.

FabricLive DJ Hype, Friction, Pascal, Hazard, Original Sin, Taxman, MC Fats, Det and IC3 play drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep, electro and hip-hop. Fabric, Charterhouse St, EC1M 6HJ (020 7336 8898). 10pm-6am. £15, NUS/mems £10, £6 before 3am.

Genius Arado, Luke Donington, Irtelli & Gus, Natlaie Coleman and Cleber Malheiro supply tech-house, tribal, minimal and deep house. Cargo, Rivington

Geddes, Crazy P and Joe 1990 supply tech-house, techno and disco. Cable, Bermondsey St, SE1 2EG (020 7403 7730). 10pm-6am. £13, adv £12.50.

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Blagclub, Kensal Town, Kensal Rd, W10 5BN (020 7243 0123). 10pm3am. £7, ladies £5 before midnight.

Creche Robert James, Cozzy D, Alexis Raphael and resident DJs play house, disco and electro.

Carwash Resident DJs

The Queen Of Hoxton, Curtain Rd, EC2A 3JX (020 7422 0958). 2pmmidnight. £8, £5 before 5pm.

6LH (020 7274 5537). 8pm-late. £10.

St, EC2A 3AY (020 7739 3440).

Cheapskates Old school hip-hop, electro and disco courtesy of DJ Downfall.

sets from the Never Trust duo and Mark Vidler spinning mash-ups, house, electro and tech-house.

DJs Jim Stanton, James Hillard, Luke Howard and Severino play electro, house and disco. Plastic

Big Business R‘n’B, soul

and Randy Warhol play house, hip-hop, electro and dubstep, plus Dulwich Ukelele Club, Eliza Noble and Jim Jams & Udi Ngethe perform live. Notting Hill

No-Attitude Presents Addictive TV Audiovisual DJ

Coronet, New Kent Rd, SE1 6TJ (020 7701 1500). 11pm-7am. £10.

Dave Olley and Rob Munns play a house, techno and electro DJ set, with live music from Santiago St Machine, Venetia And The Voltage Kiss Off and Ben Gibbon. Jamm, Brixton Rd, SW9

Strum The Cerberus Collective

York Way, N7 9AX (020 7609 8364). 10pm-6am. £15, adv £13.

Warm Horse Meat Disco

SATURDAY 29

The Nightjar, City Rd, EC1V 1JB (0207 253 4101). 8.30pm-3am. £10.

Fudge, Zaki, Manish, Andre Lodermaan and Boku play techno, electro and house. Egg,

4AP (020 7729 5959). 9pm-3am. £12.

Absent Kelly And Jamm Present Hot Chip’s Felix Martin,

Roxy, Rathbone Place, W1T 1HJ (020 7255 1098). 10pm3am. £5, w/flyer/NUS £3.

Muak Frankie Feliciano, DJ

The Week Leandro Becker, Steve Pitron and DouGuim supply Brazilian beats, uplifting house, progressive house, tribal and tech-house. The

St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10pm-3am. £5, w/flyer £3.

Boom Boom Club DJs spin vintage and electro-swing, with cabaret and burlesque performances from Dusty Limits, Elliott Mason, Holly Penfield and Raymond Cassanova Penfield.

Madame Jo Jo’s, Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10pm-3am. £8.

High St, NW1 8QP (020 7485 9006). 10pm-3am. £10, NUS/mems £8.

A-Trak, Jaymo & Andy George, Fenech Soler and Tom Staar supply electronica, house and tech-house, plus a live set from Monarchy. XOYO, Cowper St, EC2A

Forca Brasil DJ Fred spins

Perfect Fumble play indie, electro and post-punk. The

Lost And Found Keb Darge and Andy Smith play blues, rock, funk and Northern Soul.

Together Presents MODA

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Panic! Max, Gaz and That

IndigO2, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). 10pm-late. £15.

Commercial St, E1 6LT (020 7377 9337). 10pm-3.30am. £10, adv £8.

Your Mum’s House Scally

Trannyshack Miss Dusty

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Kisstory R‘n’B anthems, garage and classic house courtesy of Shola Ama, JX and Rozalla.

Shake Disco and pop from DJ John Osbourne and Paul C in the main room, while DJ Milo plays party anthems in room two. The Electric Ballroom, Camden

O and Lady Lloyd spin commercial dance and pop. Madame Jo Jo’s, Brewer

Rd, WC2H 0JG (020 7379 3277). 7.30pm-late. £4, free before 9pm.

The InSpiral Lounge, Camden High St, NW1 8QS (020 7428 5857). 9pm-6am. £10, adv £8.50.

Reggae Train David Rodigan,

Supperclub, Acklam Rd, W10 5QZ (020 8964 6600). 9pm-2am. £10.

salsa and Latin tunes, plus live bands. Salsa!, Charing Cross

Eat Static All Nighter Major Clanger, Naked Nick and Mirageman play techno.

spin disco, funk, Motown and house. Strict disco dress code. Club Aquarium, Old St, EC1V 9DD (020 7251 6136). 10.30pm-3.30am. £15, adv £10.

Detone Darren Emerson plays house in the basement, while Stuart Patterson spins in the lounge. East Village, Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HX (020 7739 5173). 9pm3.30am. £10, £8 before 11pm.

Double Trouble Vision Part 2 Theo Parrish, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Park Ranger, Will Saul, Ramadanman and Midland supply deep house, techno and electronica. Corsica Studios, Farrell Court, SE17 1LB (020 7703 4760). 10pm-6am. £12.50.

Submit your free listing at least three weeks prior to the publication by emailing clubs@pressassociation.com.

Groove Sanctuary AfricanLatin, electronica, funk, disco and deep house from DJ Jimbo (Raw Deal), Joey Vieira and guests. Madame Jo Jo’s, Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 9.30pm-3am. £5, free before 11pm.

Orange The Oli, Paul Martin and The Sharp Boys spin house in room one, while Gonzola Rivas and Hi Fi Sean provide minimal techno and tech-house in room two. Fire, South Lambeth Rd, SW8 1UQ (020 7582 9890). 11pm-9am. £10-£12, w/flyer £2 before midnight.

SLAGS/Chill-Out Dance anthems and commercial house from Simon Le Vans, Andy Almighty and Sean Sirrs. Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Kennington Ln, SE11 5HY (020 7820 1222). 2pmmidnight. £5, £8 before 7.30pm.


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CLUB GUIDE MUSIC & CLUBS

Natasha Vuckovic PICKS OUT THIS WEEK’S BEST CLUB NIGHTS

CLUB OF THE WEEK SPECTRUM’S 10TH BIRTHDAY With a line-up worth shouting about, genre-busting Spectrum welcomes Aussie force-to-be-reckoned-with Pendulum as the boys take to the decks for a DJ set. More earfuls of joy come courtesy of LA’s Skrillex, who’s debut album, Scary Monster & Nice Spirits, features on Deadmau5’s Mau5trap imprint plus the explosive Ms Dynamite (live). Having clocked 10 years of parties, Spectrum organiser Pete Jordan said: “It’s great to see that the events are more popular than ever and our original concept of cleverly programmed line-ups that avoiding genre pigeonholes seems to be even more relevant than ever.”

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» Ewer Street Warehouse, Great Suffolk St, SE1 0NR Southwark Fri, Jan 28, 10pm-6am. £17.50 adv

MODA

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Having been touted as one of the UK’s best club nights by Mixmag, Moda hits London this week with A-Trak leading the line-up. One half of Duck Sauce, not only has he had the honour of being Kanye’s tour DJ, he was also the youngest-ever DMC World Champ at 15 and went on to win five more titles. Guaranteed good tunes.

Brothers Alexander and Sebastian Schwarz, better known as the German electronic duo Tiefschwarz, bring more of their super-cool electro tech sound that’s deep and driving with a tinge of dirty to Fabric this weekend. The presence of Tobias (live) and Fabric regular Terry Francis makes for a top night.

» XOYO, 32-37 Cowper St, EC2A 4AP Old Street (020 7490 1198, xoyo.co.uk ) Fri, Jan 28, 9pm-3am. £12 adv

» Fabric, 77a Charterhouse St, EC1M 6HJ Farringdon (020 7336 8898, fabriclondon.com). Sat, Jan 29, 11pm-8am. £18

We have two pairs of VIP tickets to Spectrum to give away. To enter, email grabs@ tntmagazine.com with ‘Spectrum’ in the subject line by noon, Wed Jan 26.

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Rob Swire’s drum ’n’ bass outfit Pendulum will bring the noise

CLUB NEWS It’s a tradition for John Digweed to play his Bedrock show on Easter Thursday in London and we’re pleased to hear that 2011 will be no different. He’ll be curating the line-up as usual, however support acts are yet to be revealed. Bedrock’s Easter special will take place at London Bridge’s Arcadia on April 21 and limited earlybird tickets are now available for £15 from ticketweb.co.uk. If you’re keen to move your bedroom DJing to an actual club, then check out Lost Dawn’s DJ comp. Eight finalists will be chosen to battle it out at west London’s Raving Buddha

John Digweed

on February 24 and the winner will play a set at the Lost Dawn Boutique event in March. Visit facebook.com/ lostdawn on full details of how to enter. Comp closes on January 31.

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WORLD VIEW strange tales from around the globe COLOMBIA

STONE THE PIGEONS A low-flying pigeon has been apprehended outside a Colombian prison after it was weighed down by the marijuana strapped to its body. The drug-smuggling bird was attempting to fly into the jail, in the northeastern city Bucaramanga, with 1.6 ounces of pot on its back. “This is a new case of criminal ingenuity,” General Jose Angel Mendoza, commander of Bucaramanga Metropolitan Police, said. “We found the bird about a block away from the prison trying to fly over with a package. “But due to the excess weight it was impossible for the bird to accomplish the objective and it ended up being caught by the police.” It’s the second bird detained for links with drug cartels – last year a parrot was caught after being trained to act as a lookout during deals.

TWEETS OF THE WEEK follow@tntmagazine @stephenfry (Stephen Fry) Lordy bless – apparently it’s National Hug Day *hugs you all intensely, rather oddly, yet quite legally* @hitono (Alex Blaney): “Shooting on Oxford St” was actually “Shopping on Oxford St”. Police are hunting ‘iPhone auto-correct’ creator @davidschneider (David Schneider): Show your appreciation for Andy Coulson. Leave him a message of support on your voicemail

Paul: the greatest psychic octopus of them all

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SHRINE FOR OCTOPUS

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statue of the mollusc has been unveiled at the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, where Paul made his predictions. He shot to fame by correctly choosing the winner of each of Germany’s seven matches during last summer’s tournament, as well as the outcome of the final between Holland and Spain. Millions watched as Paul swam around his tank before choosing one of two mussels, each containing the flag of a team taking part. So basically, he was a genius. Paul died on October 26 and was cremated.

UNITED KINGDOM

BEWARE THE DOG An English postman has refused to deliver mail to an entire street, insisting a Yorkshire terrier living in one of the houses is too ferocious. The boycott, remarkably endorsed by Royal Mail bosses, applies to 20 houses after the tiny terrier, Peggy, was accused of “repeated attacks”. Royal Mail chiefs have insisted the 8in-tall pet is a “hazard”, but Peggy’s owners insist she is harmless: “Peggy is used to visitors. I don’t see why she’d get upset by a postman.” Police refused to probe the claims.

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Paul the Psychic Octopus has finally received his dues – a tribute to the break-out star of the World Cup has been unveiled in Germany. The 1.8-metre

Don’t stay there – it’s rubbish: The walls of the Beach Garbage Hotel, which opened last week in Madrid, are covered with detritus deposited by the tide in Europe, waste found at dumps and items bought at flea markets. Well, at least it will be cheap to maintain.


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Mega-rich Hollywood producer George Lucas believes the world will end in 2012, according to Green Hornet star Seth Rogen. The actor said Lucas outlined his apocalyptic vision at length during a meeting with him and director Stephen Spielberg. “George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is going to end in the year 2012, like, for real,” George Lucas with his hot wife Rogen told the Toronto Sun. “He’s going on about the up among women. “We need to remove the tectonic plates. He claimed he didn’t have stigma associated with psychological health a spaceship, but there’s no doubt there’s a conditions,” Dr Oliva Carlton told Sky News. Millennium Falcon in a garage somewhere with Stigma? Really? It’s a cold. a pilot waiting to go.” If Lucas is crazy enough to think a fifth Indiana AMERICA Jones film is a good idea, anything is possible. NOT TO BE SNIFFED AT... Masked burglars looking for a “quick fix” snorted SOUTH KOREA the ashes of a dead man and two dogs, after MAN FLU NO MYTH mistaking them for cocaine. The trio, all teenagers, broke into a house in Silver Springs, Florida, before making off with

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household items. However, when the homeowner returned, she found more than furniture missing. Detectives said: “It was soon discovered the suspects snorted some of the ashes, believing they were snorting cocaine.” Too much blow took its toll on young Obi-Wan

BELARUS

Women may well laugh at how easily men are laid low by a spot of flu, but South Korean scientists have discovered that men are actually more vulnerable to the illness. Researchers studied 1,200 manual workers from 40 different companies in Incheon. They found men with demanding jobs were 74 per cent more likely to report having cold symptoms than those under less pressure. No such discrepancy showed

A fox in Belarus had the last laugh after being shot and wounded by a hunter. The man moved in to finish off the animal with the butt of his rifle only to discover that, appropriately, it was foxing. The fox resisted and a struggle ensued. Then, somehow, the fox managed to pull the trigger of the hunter’s gun with its paw, firing a bullet into the hunter’s leg. Cunning like a fox, indeed.

FOX SHOOTS HUNTER

*And finally …

A memorable visit to the dentist

In Sweden, an unfortunate patient who swallowed a drill bit at the dentist

way”. How the hell anyone manages to swallow a drill bit is beyond us.

was given laxatives until it came out “the natural

Maybe a good idea to find a new dentist. “This won’t hurt a bit”

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Pounds pocketed by the owner of a gaudy old electric lamp after the base turned out to be a 2000-year-old Roman vase. Nice little urner, that.

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Years Sarah Bragg had to wait for a postcard from her husband to arrive – he sent if from New Mexico in 1958 while stationed there as a US Marine.

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Scale of the realistic model of Ohio’s Horseshoe Stadium built entirely out of lego by American nerd Paul Janssen. Some people should get out more.

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Milk bottles collected by former Essex milkman Paul Luke, who has now built a museum to house them all. That’s right – a museum for milk bottles.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

I’m not “mocking them. I’m confronting the elephant in the room

Ricky Gervais defends those Golden Globes comments

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FALL & RISE OF

PIERS MORGAN Despite raised eyebrows, the new chat show host has landed on his feet again. We chart the ex-editor’s many ups and downs WORDS TOM STURROCK

Clockwise from top: Morgan with Gordon Brown; Catherine Zeta-Jones and Fearne Cotton

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“Yeah, having your own show is so sweet”

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here are no second acts in American lives,” wrote F Scott Fitzgerald. Well, it’s a good thing Piers Morgan is British, because he’s surely on to his third or fourth by now. Morgan, 45, has replaced Larry King as the host of CNN’s flagship late-night chat show and last week Piers Morgan Tonight premiered in the US with Oprah Winfrey as the star guest. Given Morgan made his name as a celeb-hounding, scandal-chasing, selfpromoting cad, that he now inhabits such rarefied air across the Atlantic has a few ‘serious journalists’ scratching their heads. And for those who had never heard of the father-of-three before he turned up next to Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent, Morgan’s rise, fall and curious re-invention makes quite a tale.

ICARUS LOSES HIS WINGS Morgan still found himself at the centre of damaging scandals, though. He was forced to apologise over the headline “Achtung! Surrender!”, which ran ahead of an England versus Germany game in 1996. He was investigated – but not charged – for financial misconduct. And, in 2004, he was fired for publishing fake

Morgan made “ his name as a selfpromoting cad ” photos of Iraqi troops being abused by British soldiers. It could easily have been curtains for him.

TABLOID WUNDERKIND After time spent on local and regional THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY However, Morgan did what he does best. newspapers, Morgan went to work on He turned it around. He wrote books and The Sun in the early 90s, essentially as a made it his mission to achieve celebrity showbiz gossip columnist. Then, at the status. Then, he received a career-defining relatively tender age of 28, he was spotted break from Simon Cowell, who made him by Rupert Murdoch and appointed a judge on America’s Got Talent. editor of News Of The World. Despite his burgeoning Morgan’s style was visibility in the US, his characterised by the kind appointment as Larry King’s of intrusive, ostentatious replacement still raised celebrity journalism that plenty of eyebrows. has since become the But what did people norm among Fleet expect? If there’s Street tabloids. been one constant in But when he a career of so many moved to the Daily twists and turns, Mirror in 2000, it’s that Morgan has Morgan avowed his never been one to determination to wait for opportunity move away from such Cheeky bugger: Morgan married to knock twice. low-rent subject matter.

The final straw

PIERS MORGAN ON... Like him or loathe him, Morgan has an inimitable turn of phrase: “I challenge (Jeremy) Clarkson here and now. Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough. Then I could do Jonathan Ross. Opening question: ‘What’s it like to be a loser?’” “I want to be in the papers. At least I’m honest about it. I haven’t got ‘Hugh Grant syndrome’, chucking baked bean tins at photographers, then smiling at them at my next movie premiere to promote my sorry little ass.” “She (Madonna) is so boring. She is too vegan for TV. We have Lady Gaga now so Madonna is banned.” “I enjoyed our campaign against the war in Iraq and 9/11. There will never be bigger stories than those, Dunblane and Diana’s death. I was there for Blair, the royal family. It was the great tabloid decade.”

journalist Celia Walden last year

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OUR VIEW TNT puts the world to rights

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wo London football clubs, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United, are currently bidding for use of the Olympic Stadium after the Games are run and won in 2012. Finding new uses for these venues is one of the most important aspects of hosting major events, so it’s heartening that the wheels are already turning. With that in mind, though, it’s worth noting that Londoners aren’t short on misgivings when it comes to the 2012 Olympics. Any discussion of next year’s Games seems to elicit mixed reactions, some likely characterised by a stubborn streak of indifference, even pessimism. Apparently, there are myriad reasons why it’s a real pain the Olympics are coming to London: the Tube will pack in; the Games will cost too much; traffic will be a nightmare; too many tourists; it will make terrorists mad. This kind of down-in-themouth, misery-guts nonsense is so infuriating – and it’s seemingly hard-wired into Londoners, along with an aversion to moving quickly while working behind a bar.

Sarah Palin is centre stage in a grotesque pantomime

In 2000, Sydney staged the Olympics and it was an absolute show-stopper; the city revelled in the attention and made the most of the excuse to have a fortnightlong party while watching a bit of sport. The opportunity to be in an Olympic city, even as a visitor, doesn’t come along too often. Rarer still is the chance to soak up the Olympic atmosphere in your own backyard. So locals should stop dwelling on the negatives and get excited; it only last two weeks, after all. The Games will showcase the best of London and it will be a once-in-a-lifetime buzz to be living here while it’s all happening.

SARAH, PLEASE STICK AROUND Plenty about Sarah Palin inspires contempt – and the list only grew following her selfinterested theatrics after the shootings in Tucson, Arizona. Anyone who admires

“ Much about

Palin inspires contempt ”

Barack Obama and hopes he wins a second term might also hope to see Palin and her grotesque pantomime of inverted realities banished

back into the wilds of Wasilla. That, however, would be a misjudgement. Elections are won by persuading fence-sitters to jump off onto your side. As a candidate, Palin would be too divisive to achieve that and, even now, in her role as wingnut-in-chief, she casts such a shadow over her party that more electable Republicans are handicapped. So please, Sarah, don’t go just yet. Obama needs you to help him get re-elected.

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Sporting life MONDAY

RUGBY UNION James Horwill regains the captaincy of the Queensland Reds after making a full recovery from a knee reconstruction that saw Will Genia take on the role.

TUESDAY

CRICKET Victorian all-rounder John Hastings is the surprise inclusion in Australia’s World Cup squad while injured pair Mike Hussey and Ricky Ponting are also picked in the 15-man squad.

WEDNESDAY

CRICKET Daniel Vettori stands down as New Zealand Test captain and will step aside as ODI skipper after the World Cup. Strange decision – it’s not like there are many obvious replacements.

THURSDAY

SWIMMING Aussie swimmer Geoff Huegill intends to compete at the London Olympics after making a successful comeback that saw him win Commonwealth gold in Delhi last year.

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CRICKET Australian batsman Shaun Marsh responds to being left out of Australia’s World Cup squad by scoring a crucial century in the victory over England in the second ODI.

SATURDAY

BASKETBALL Andrew Bogut helps put the Milwaukee Bucks’ playoff hopes back on track, scoring a game-high 23 points in his team’s win over Cleveland, who, in fairness, are terrible.

SUNDAY

MONDAY FOOTBALL Bolton v Chelsea Real chance of an upset 7pm Sky Sports 1

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TUESDAY CRICKET New Zealand v Pakistan Second ODI 10pm Sky Sports 1

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WEDNESDAY CRICKET Australia v England Fourth ODI 3am Sky Sports 1

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CRICKET Emerging Australian batsman Usman Khawaja is looking forward to his stint with Derbyshire after signing on for the first half of this year’s county season.

You should be “playing the ball

under your nose and at eye level

Advice for out-of-form batsman Michael Clarke – from a teenager who snuck into his press conference

THURSDAY HORSE RACING Dubai International Fascinators in the desert 2.30 Sky Sports 1

FRIDAY SNOOKER World Snooker Shoot-out Like Twenty20 with cues 6pm Sky Sports 1 SATURDAY FOOTBALL Everton v Chelsea FA Cup fourth round 11.30am ESPN SUNDAY TENNIS Australian Open men’s final Will it be Roger against Rafa? 8am British Eurosport

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Eric Cantona There’s a blast from the past. Yeah – it was 16 years ago this week that King Eric aimed a kung-fu kick at a Crystal Palace fan. The incident saw him banned for nine months. How good was Cantona? Extraordinary. He joined United in 1992, during the first

season of the Premier League, and inspired them to their first league title since 1967, effectively sparking United’s re-mergence as a powerhouse. Returning from his ban, he led United to another league title – he won four in five seasons – and scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final against Liverpool.

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Australia’s Test side faces an uncertain future but, with the World Cup beginning next month, the ODI team appears in far better shape.

In the current series against England, veteran batsmen Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey are absent through injury. Bowlers Ryan Harris and Nathan Hauritz are also missing and Mitchell Johnson has been sidelined with illness – although it is sometimes hard to determine the pecking order of players in limited-overs cricket, all would be close to selection in Australia’s best side if fit. However, with the World Cup around the corner, Australia must be encouraged by the performances of the back-up players. Should Ponting or, more likely, Hussey fail to recover for the tournament, Shaun Marsh has already shown himself

a capable replacement by scoring a crucial century against England last week. “What’s most pleasing for me is when you see someone come in like Shaun Marsh and get hold of his opportunity,” stand-in skipper Michael Clarke said after the match. “He’s in wonderful nick at the moment. He’s certainly going to get opportunities if he plays like that.” Equally, the efforts of Doug Bollinger and Brett Lee has masked persistent injury problems among the bowlers. The impressive form of the supporting cast in the 50-over game is a boon for the World Cup and, furthermore, contrasts sharply with the lack of quality waiting in the wings in the Test arena.

ON THE BOX wednesday 3am Sky Sports 1 australia v england (4th odi)

Shaun Marsh took his chance against England

sunday 3am Sky Sports 1 australia v england (5th odi)

Proteas invest in spin stocks

Daniel Vettori’s decison to stand aside as New Zealand captain – effectively immediately in Tests but not until after the World Cup in limited-overs – presents Kiwi officials with a tough decision. It did not, however, seem to trouble the players, who responded by thrashing Pakistan in the first ODI of their six-match series. Tim Southee took 5-33 to skittle Pakistan for 124, a target knocked off with minimum fuss by the Kiwi batsmen. Aside from posting a muchneeded win, New Zealand also welcomed back hard-hitting all-rounder Jacob Oram, who could yet be a pivotal player at the World Cup. The question of captaincy can wait until after that but Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum already loom as

South Africa’s 15-man World Cup squad, named last week, included uncapped spinner Imran Tahir among their spinbowling options, indictaing the Proteas are banking on flexibility in the slow-bowling department to help them break their World Cup duck. Tahir is currently behind Johan Botha in the spin pecking order and will also be competing with Robin Peterson for selection. ”It’s difficult for us to carry two spinners in South African conditions,” coach Andrew Hudson said. “The selection of three specialist spin bowlers is essential for the conditions we expect to encounter at the World Cup.” Notable omissions included veteran wicketkeeper Mark Boucher and big-hitting allrounder Albie Morkel.

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the men most likely to replace Vettori at the helm. Taylor, 26, is the current vice-captain, while McCullum, 29, filled the role previously. “Test cricket’s part of the game I love and I want to play for as long as I can. There’s a lot of things I still want to achieve, so there’s no way I’m stepping away from Test cricket,” Vettori said, before suggesting better results lay ahead provided the current crop of young players fulfilled their potential. “If we can get the most out of Taylor, Ryder, McCullum in the years to come, Guptill and Williamson, I think there’s an exciting team.”

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Darren Bent

Dimitar Berbatov scored his third hat-trick of the season

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ASTON VILLA Bent last week completed a £24m transfer – bit rich, really – from Sunderland to Villa and promptly endeared himself to his new fans with an 18thminute goal against Man City. It was an acrimonious piece of business – Sunderland suspected Villa had unsettled their player before entering into formal negotiations. Hard to sympathise though, as that kind of wheeling and dealing simply comes with the territory.

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Harry sniffing out strikers Speaking of wheeling and dealing, that old geezer Harry Redknapp is reportedly in the market for a new striker. He’s turned Tottenham from a busted flush into one of the most attractive sides in the league and a quality striker could be the cherry on top. He was in Madrid during the week, looking at former Manchester United whipping boy Diego Forlan, but managed to get mugged while there. Poor Harry.

Berbatov fires United Traditionally, this is the time of year when Manchester United hit their straps. It’s hard to insist they’ve been in a funk so far, given they remain unbeaten, but there was a slickness and cohesion in their 5-0 win over Birmingham City that was as impressive as anything they have produced this season. Dimitar Berbatov fired home his third hattrick of the campaign, tightening his grip on his status as the league’s top-scorer, but Alex Ferguson would have been just as heartened by Wayne Rooney’s effort – the striker did not score but his involvement, creativity and workrate represented a high watermark since his contract spat toward the end of last year.

Elsewhere, Arsenal ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Wigan Athletic, Robin van Persie scoring the day’s second hat-trick. Arsenal now sit outright second, a point clear of Manchester City, who went down 1-0 to Aston Villa. New signing Darren Bent put Villa ahead in the first half and although City pushed hard for an equaliser, they came home empty-handed. Tottenham appear to be battling Chelsea for fourth spot, so their late equaliser against Newcastle, through Aaron Lennon, was crucial. Furthermore, Newcastle’s failure to take all three points gives Sunderland some useful breathing space in sixth.

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Carlos Tevez: could rout Notts County

With 15 Premier League sides left in the last 32 of the FA Cup, the luck of the draw plays a major part in how far top-flight sides can hope to progress. For example, Everton and Tottenham face each other, while Arsenal get Southampton. Not hard to spot the winner. That said, the great attraction of the FA Cup at this stage of the competition derives almost entirely from the prospect of an enormous upset. Every neutral in the country will have their fingers crossed for Notts County to turn over Manchester City. In reality, City will likely give them a belting, with Carlos Tevez filling his boots, but the mere prospect of third-tier County doing City, with all their easy-come riches, is absolutely delicious. As the tournament progresses, the phrase

FA CUP DRAW FOR TOP-FLIGHT SIDES Bolton v Wigan, Arsenal v Huddersfield Town, Fulham v Tottenham, Everton v Chelsea, Southampton v Man United, Birmingham v Coventry, Wolverhampton v Stoke, Notts County v Man City, Aston Villa v Blackburn, West Ham v Nottingham Forest

“Romance of the FA Cup” will become ubiquitous – that refers to a side from the nether reaches of English football going on a giant-killing run. Recently, Barnsley beat Liverpool and Chelsea en route to the semis. So who is this year’s Barnsley? How about Crawley Town? They’re from the fifth tier; if they get that far, it will be a bloody miracle.

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GENERAL Samantha Stosur (right) lost to Petra Kvitova

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“There is a feeling that something is amiss, that something is being lost, that the players are overpaid numpties and/or B-list celebrity haircuts, that the administrators are beige bureaucrats and/or shonky spivs.” Esteemed crickt writer Gideon Haigh on the ills afflicting Aussie cricket. Amen. “He was the instigator. It was his words that pushed us toward doing it.” Kiwi cyclist Stephen Swart claims Lance Armstrong urged his teammates to use performance-enhancing drugs. Controversial. “If I was at the club and playing footy, I probably would have sent it on too, so no hard feelings ... 100 per cent my fault.” Rugby league player Joel Monaghan on the bloke who circulated a pic of him having his balls licked by a dog. Sorry, but there’s no other way to say it. “He’s obviously performed really well in the few chances he’s had with Australia, and then he’s just basically shafted.” Aussie cricketer George Bailey has a sook after his Tasmanian teammate Xavier Doherty (below) misses selection for the World Cup.

The local assault on the Australian Open is over for another year, after Samantha Stosur and Bernard Tomic bowed out in the third round.

Stosur, the fifth seed, went down in straight sets to 20-year Czech Petra Kvitova, continuing her worrying pattern of losing to largely

unheralded opponents. After losing the first set in a tiebreak, Stosur surrendered momentum to her opponent, who claimed the second set 6-3. Tomic, although beaten in straight sets by world No 1 Rafael Nadal, did nothing to shake the perception that he is Australia’s best and only chance of glory in the men’s

game in coming years. Tomic had his chance when he led 4-0 in the second set, but Nadal fought back and was unstoppable thereafter. “I feel great. Played a wonderful match,” Tomic said. “The experience that I had, it was great today. I played really good in that second set, felt really good.”

Saints settle with teenage girl The teenage girl who posted naked photos of St Kilda players online has reached a settlement with the club. The club said in a statement it would provide the young woman with accommodation “for a few months”, in order for her to gain “stability” back into her life. It announced the deal on Friday following discussions with the young woman, who released images of three St Kilda players on Facebook in December. “The young woman has confirmed that the players did not pursue her, provide her with their number or act in any way that was inappropriate at the AFL school visit, and that she first

met the players socially in Sydney after the round one Sydney Swans match on March 27,” the club said in a statement. The 17-year-old said in Melbourne she had now deleted the images. “I’ve deleted the images and will comply with the orders of the court. I was not present when the photos were taken,” she told the Nine Network. Last May the teenager claimed she had sex with two Saints players and had become pregnant to one of them, later saying she had miscarried twins. She then posted the photos of St Kilda players Nick Riewoldt, Nick Dal Santo and Zac Dawson, originally claiming to have taken them.

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GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH With the Super Bowl countdown under way, we relive the greatest moments from the jewel in the crown of American sport WORDS TOM STURROCK

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THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN Let’s start with the recent history. After New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Saints were confronted with the prospect of permanent relocation. Instead, though, they became a talisman for their ruined city; the fact they made the 2006 playoffs was a remarkable effort, but the apex of the Saints’ recovery came last year when, led by star quarterback Drew Brees, New Orleans won their first ever Super Bowl title against the Indianapolis Colts. MONTANA TO TAYLOR The San Francisco 49ers remain one of the NFL’s most feted dynasties; legendary quarterback Joe Montana’s game-clinching turn in 1989 was arguably the single most famous play of his career. Trailing Cincinatti 16-13 in the dying minutes, the 49ers took possession deep in their own half, but with their quarterback producing one of his great clutch performances, known simply as “The Montana Drive”, the 49ers advanced down-field before, with seconds left, Montana found wide receiver John Taylor for the match-winning touchdown.

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ONE YARD SHORT The agony of defeat has rarely been rendered so vividly as in 2000, when the St Louis Rams faced the Tennessee Titans. With the Rams leading 23-17, the Titans had one final chance to tie the scores on the final play of the game. Titans quarterback Steve McNair found Kevin Dyson three yards from the end zone but Rams linebacker Mike Jones crossed to make one of the most famous Super Bowl hits, taking Dyson down one yard short. COOL BOOT VINATIERI A couple of years after the Rams’ thrilling win, they played in another belter against the New England Patriots. With just seven seconds left, the scores were level at 17-all, before Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri slotted a long-range field goal to clinch one of the biggest Super Bowl upsets ever. The win launched the Patriots dynasty

that would deliver two more titles in 2004 and 2005 and confirmed the ascension of Tom Brady, the Patriots’ previously unheralded quarterback.

JOE NAMETH GUARANTEES IT Back in 1969, the New York Jets were given barely any chance of beating the highly fancied Baltimore Colts. But that didn’t stop Joe Nameth, the Jets’ quarterback, guaranteeing his side would win. Sure enough, the Jets won and Nameth starred. Nameth remains one of the more colourful figures in the game’s history – he was nicknamed ‘Hollywood Joe’ for his good looks and flamboyant personality, typified by his habit of wearing a fulllength fur coat on the sidelines. ALLEN RUNS WITH THE NIGHT In 1984, the LA Raiders belted the suitcases out of the Washington Redskins 38-9, but the game still produced one of the most famous Super Bowl plays. Marcus Allen, the Raiders’ running back took the hand-off, dashed left, doubled back and then split the Redskins’ defence before streaking away for a spectacular 74-yard touchdown. The play was accompanied by John Facenda’s legendary commentary: “Here comes Marcus Allen, running with the night.” HOWARD’S END-TO-END In 1997, the Green Bay Packers, led by the great Brett Favre, faced the New England Patriots. The Packers were favourites and held a comfortable lead at half-time. New England, however, came back hard after the restart and a touchdown to the Patriots cut the margin to seven. The shift in momentum was short-lived, though. From the kick-off, Packers punt returner Desmond Howard completed the second-longest play in Super Bowl history, dashing 99 yards for a touchdown that restored the Packers’ match-winning lead. COWBOYS MAKE HISTORY In 1996, the Dallas Cowboys became the first side in history to win three Super Bowl titles in four years and they did it against the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the traditional heavyweights of the competition. The Cowboys’ dynasty was based around the incredible offensive threat posed by quarterback Troy Aikman, running back Emmitt Smith and wide receiver Michael Irvin but, in an unexpected turn, it was unsung cornerback Larry Brown who was named MVP after making two interceptions that

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ike any great sporting event, the Super Bowl, which will be played next weekend in Dallas, is steeped in its own unique lore. Although this peculiarly American sport might baffle the uninitiated, any sports fans can appreciate the drama of the occasion. And with this guide to the Super Bowl’s biggest, most memorable moments, you should be able to bluff your way through.

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ALL SINGING, ALL DANCING The football is exciting, but the snazzy entertainment is just as big a deal. JT and Janet Jackson If ever the pageantry overshadowed the sport, it happened in 2004, when Justin Trousersnake exposed Janet Jackson’s boob to millions. Hilarious. Elvis Presto In 1989, a no-name Elvis Presley impersonator scored the biggest gig of his life, but he then neglected to perform a single Elvis song. Truly bizarre stuff. Whiney Houston In 1991, Whitney Houston sung a famously rousing version of the national anthem. Worse was to come when New Kids On The Block performed at half-time.

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ON THE JOB SARAH SANTIN Career Europe marketing and business development manager, Le Cordon Bleu Age 29 Lives Shoreditch From Adelaide, Australia How did you get into your line of work?

After three years working in the international student department of the University of South Australia, first in admin, then as regional marketing manager, I was headhunted by Le Cordon Bleu, Adelaide, to work as their marketing manager in the Subcontinent and north Asia regions. I was transferred to London two years ago.

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orkers should not be afraid to negotiate a salary increase and a more effective career path, experts say. It is the best option for beleaguered workers who would normally seek more rewarding employment in January, but will not this year in light of massive public sector job cuts. Corinne Mills, managing

director of Personal Career Management, told the Guardian that the lean recession years had left workers stranded. “Many companies recruited the best staff a few years ago, promising them structured career development as well as the promise of future lucrative salaries,” she says. “But in today’s environment employers might not be able to offer everything they had promised,

which is a problem that could play into the hands of dissatisfied staff.” Sarah Veale of the TUC, advises workers to confront the problem. “You may find that your employer will be extremely helpful,” she says.

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Freelance workers are happier than their permanently employed counterparts. A study by recruitment firm people4Business found that 86 per cent of freelancers believe their mood and business outlook has improved.

UK unemployment rose to almost 2.5 million in the three months to November, the Office of National Statistics reported. Unemployment among 16-24-year-olds hit 951,000, the highest figure since records began in 1992.

More than 93,000 jobs will be created in the IT sector during the next five years. Careers consultancy UK Knack Group said the business world was too “electronically centred” for it to suffer from the government’s spending cuts.

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YOU CAAN DO IT Ex-Dragon James Caan reveals how to get your ideal job WORDS REBECCA KENT


Getting a job “ is like finding a partner ” my earnings from a Saturday job,” says Caan. “My father groomed me to take over his business, but I found this a huge pressure. I didn’t want to sell leather jackets for a living and hoped to set up something else of my own one day. This didn’t go well with my father.” Armed with little more than charm and his father’s advice, Caan went on to make his fortune in the recruitment industry. It is this experience which he has drawn on for his timely book, Get The Job You Really Want, right. With hundreds of thousands of people expected to lose their jobs in public sector funding cuts and record highs of youth unemployment,

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f you are going to take career advice from anyone, James Caan’s not a bad call. Having set up and sold businesses since 1985, Caan has become one of the UK’s most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs. Not least due to numerous investments he has made on clever startups in his role on TV’s Dragon’s Den. Caan announced this month that he is quitting the BBC programme. It comes after five years of financially backing hopefuls and their bright ideas, which promises to keep the cogs turning on the financial empire he has amassed since the age of 16. Remembering his humble beginnings, Caan is now focussing on philanthropy with his James Caan Foundation. His is a rags-to-riches tale. He skipped school at the age of 16 and started his first business in a Pall Mall broom cupboard. “Refusing to take my O-Levels, I upset the family by moving out to live in a tiny flat in Kensington paying the rent with

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Caan believes he has the expertise to help people find work. Here he shares his tips with TNT Magazine.

GETTING A COMPETITIVE EDGE Preparation, preparation, preparation. Research will give you raw material for good discussion points in an interview and enourmous confidence. Always be prepared to answer the question: ‘What do you know about our company?’ There’s no excuse for drying up, floundering, waffling. CRUCIAL THINGS TO REMEMBER Have a checklist of how you come across, from clothes, hair fingernails to your briefcase or bag. How you shake hands, how you sit. It’s all in the detail. Work hard to connect with your interviewer on a personal level straight away. Find an ice-breaking remark or question about a photo on their desk, or an award on their wall in reception.

It’s always useful to have a short presentation, a document, or something that demonstrates the quality of your work, in advance.

WHAT MAKES THE BEST EMPLOYER? Getting a job is like finding a partner – you have to be suitably matched. There has to be opportunity for an employer to get the best from an employee and vice versa. Look for companies that compliment your personality and those that are progressive and forward-thinking. They retain good people. Small-to-medium enterprises should be attractive to candidates this year. They are more nimble and dynamic than corporates and have more scope for fast growth. HOW TO CHANGE CAREERS The most important thing about your career is learning and there is no better way to learn than getting stuck in. I appreciate business more now because of the mistakes I made at the beginning of my career and I think those mistakes are important to learn from in order to be better at what you do.

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SURVIVING THE DEN CAAN REMEMBERS ONE OF HIS BEST DRAGON’S DEN INVESTMENTS “David and Patti with Motormouse [wireless computer mouse] pitched brilliantly, had a great product, and were extremely investable as a team. I was truly inspired by the pair. They stayed composed and didn’t back down at the first instance. I respected their negotiation tactics and liked the way they worked as a team. There are always ways to improve a product, but having a switched on, business-savvy team like David and Patti gave me confidence they were aware of how far their company could go.’’

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Samantha Dunn Tax returns are expected to come in late

Tax return deadline looms housands of workers in Britain are expected to miss the January 31 deadline to submit their tax returns. The government is set to yield more than £90 million in overdue fees as a result of the late submissions. So far, 3.8 million selfassessment returns have been

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still expected to miss it, despite a major advertising campaign. They will face a £100 fine. and taxpayers will also have to pay interest on any unpaid tax. Before filing tax returns, workers will need to register online, a process which can take up to seven working days.

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Sales of “alternative” fish have been given a boost by 45 per cent thanks to special programming by Channel 4. In the TV network’s ‘Fish season’ celebrity chefs, such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall tried to influence consumers to eat sustainably sourced fish such as coley, pollack or mackerel.

Up to 59 per cent of British travellers are expected to maintain or increase their holiday spending in 2011. YouGov announced 45 per cent of the 2000 Brits surveyed described holidays as their most important luxury, and 76 per cent said their summer holidays were very important.

I pay rent and bills first, then, if I am saving for a holiday some money comes out for that, but the rest is mine to play with. Any money-saving tips for when you first arrive?

Consider two essentials: an Oyster card and TNT Magazine. You can spare some travel costs with an Oyster card and the magazine is free for a start, and it includes money saving tips and trips. Last big blowout?

My Christmas and new year holidays. What non-essential items do you spned money on?

Nights out, which count for quite a lot, and also theatre and holidays!

POLITICIANS’ OTHER JOBS Ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone has come under fire for earning thousands fronting an Iranian TV show. Other politicians supplement their incomes... » Ex-PM Tony Blair earned from speaking fees and millions as a part-time adviser to Wall Street bank JPMorgan, becoming the richest former premier in recent history. » Foreign secretary William Hague led a revolt over politicians’ second jobs, even while earning £230,000 a year Ken Livingstone

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directorships in addition to his £63,000-a-year MP’s salary. » David Blunkett was force to resign as Labour work and pensions secretary for taking a directorship and £15,000 worth of shares in DNA testing firm, DNA Bioscience.

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Following record levels of global food prices throughout December, supermarkets have kicked off the new year with deals which present great savings for shoppers. Asda has pledged to be 10 per cent cheaper than its main rivals or it will refund the difference while Morrisons has introduced “price crunch” offers on 5,000 items. Visit Mysupermarket, the independent comparison site, which claims to be able to save shoppers £1,000 a year by checking which supermarkets have the cheapest deals. New customers can access the site through cashback site, Quidco for 6 per cent cashback on their spending.

received, according to HM Revenue and Customs. Although that is 4.2 per cent higher than this time last year, another 3.5 million returns are still due. Accountancy experts believe most of those would be filed in time for the final deadline, but about 900,000 people are

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Living in central London is handy if you like to be in the thick of the action, but the convenience will be reflected in high rents and housing quality. There’s an argument then, for living further afield. Areas that creep into London’s surrounding counties have plenty to offer. With reliable train services into London’s main stations, you are never far away from the hubbub of the capital. Here are a few suggestions:

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CROYDON A long-brewing regeneration is transforming Croydon's reputation for being grey and full of chavs. Located south of London, the old stomping ground of supermodel Kate Moss has a vast high street with a handy collection of shops and an assortment of pubs and clubs. The London Overground connects Croydon to Islington and a tram network runs west to Wimbledon and east to Beckenham. A train journey from East Croydon to King’s Cross/St Pancras International takes half an hour. Trains also run to Victoria and Gatwick airport.

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SURBITON The setting for the British sitcom The Good Life, Surbiton, in the borough of Kingstonupon-Thames, south west of London, is a desirable locale but without the price tag of Kingston, one mile away. Surbiton has a mix of Art Deco buildings and spacious late-19th century townhouses, which blend into a sea of semidetached 20th century housing estates. It’s a convenient place to commute to London, with a fast train to Waterloo taking 18 minutes. The District and Northern Underground lines are also nearby.

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Just 20 minutes on the train to Marylebone, Ruislip, in Middlesex, northwest of London, is a haven away from the busy capital. Ruislip is surrounded by the countryside, plus woods that are brimming with wildlife. There is also a large lido for cooling off in the summer. The area has access to the Metropolitan, Piccadilly and Central Underground lines.

Reading, in Berkshire, west of London is a lively town that attracts young professionals. It has a good live music scene, an abundance of pubs and clubs, plus the Oracle shopping centre which hosts major retailers. The area also features some lovely parks and meadows. With a university nearby, there is no shortage of accommodation options. A train to Paddington takes just 20 minutes.

Hertfordshire's largest town, Watford has a huge selection of restaurants, bars and clubs, plus great leisure facilities. The beauty spot, Cassiobury Park includes 76ha of parkland. Watford is also a major retail hub, with the Harlequin Shopping Centre. Trains into Euston from Watford Junction main line station take only 20 minutes and the Metropolitan line also serves the area.

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to Remain. The application can be submitted 28 days prior to your five-year residency period, provided that you have not spent any periods in excess of three months away from the UK at one time, and have not spent more than six months outside the UK in total during the five-year period. Any time spent in the UK on visas other than the above (such as a student visa, training visa or working holiday visa) will not count towards this five-year qualifying period.

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Bond with your beloved this Valentine’s Day by learning a new skill together, whether at home or abroad WORDS SARAH WARWICK

BECOME ROCK STARS Building trust is one of the most important things in a relationship so why not try an activity where you have to put your faith in one another – like rock climbing? Thailand’s Andaman coast has some of the best in the world, especially around the dramatic landscapes of Railay Bay, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lao Liang. Learn to climb in sensational scenery, taking it in turns to spot (hold the rope) for your partner. After all, nothing says ‘I love you’ like saving your beloved from certain death. Andaman Adventures (andamanadventures.com) can organise guides, equipment and also romantic accommodation on their tours. In London: Practice before you go at top climbing centre The Castle (castleclimbing.co.uk); £130 for two people on a beginner’s weekend course.

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DANCE FEVER Banned for decades for being too provocative, guaguancó is a type of rumba, originating in 19th century Cuba, and called ‘the dance of love’. Male dancers learn how to do the famous vacunao (pelvic thrusting, literally ‘vaccinations’) while the girls coquettishly rebuff their advances. Matanzas, about 90km east of Havana, is the home of a unique Afro-Caribbean dance culture, and the perfect place to perfect your bump ‘n’ grind. Visit Matanzas with Independent Holidays (holidayoffers.independent.co. uk) for a six-night stay from £639. Contact the Cuban tourist office for Guaguancó teachers. Alternatively, give sexy salsa lessons a try in Cuba or Colombia. In London: Join Kensington Dance Studio (kensingtondancestudio.com) in March for their four-week rumba course, £55 for beginners/improvers.

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POP THE CORK Nothing says romance like a bottle of vintage bubbles, but French wine tasting is so 1985. How about a trip to the wineries of the Penedés region, near Barcelona, instead? It’s the home of Cava – the Spanish answer to Champagne – as well as top Spanish reds and whites. Plus its wineries are famous for their ‘wine cathedrals’, with stunning modernist architecture by Gaudi and Cadalfach. Visit Spanish Fiestas (spanish-fiestas.com) for tours from €50, leaving from Barcelona. In London: Try different champagnes and cavas at Vinopolis’ monthly Welcome to Wine workshops, £35pp. Sunday, February 13, 1pm (vinopolis.co.uk). Enjoy the wineries

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WHISPER SWEET NOTHINGS If you find your loved one attractive when they’re speaking English, imagine how much sexier they’d be having mastered the language of love – Italian. Book into a private villa for two in the mountainous Abruzzo region of northern Italy, and you’ll be whispering ‘Ti Amo’ to each other before you know it. Villas for 2 (villasfor2.com) have fourday Italian courses (350EUR) from beginners’ to advanced level. In London: TNT runs five-week Italian courses throughout the year. £75. See tntmagazine.com/school

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TREAT YOURSELVES Get taught how to make delicious Fairtrade chocolates at the romantic jungle setting of Hacienda Bukare, Venezuela. Book a six-night stay with Responsible Travel (responsibletravel.com) for £630 and you’ll also be able to relax on the beach. In London: MyChocolate (mychocolate.co. uk) has champagne-laced Valentine’s Day events (February 12-14), £149 per couple.

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Just a half-hour train journey from Amsterdam, the elegant city of Utrecht is a cobblestone university town, which means you’ll need to keep your wits about you when crossing its bicyclefriendly roads. Smaller than the Dutch capital, Utrecht feels more authentic with hardly any signs in English, no red-light district and a more understated drug scene.

HEADLINE ATTRACTION The Dom Tower is Utrecht’s most famous landmark, built about 600 years ago. It used to be the bell tower of a massive church, but the middle section blew over in a 1674 hurricane, leaving a square between the tower and Pandhof Church. Huff and puff your way up the tower’s 465 steps to get up close and personal with the 14 bells. It costs ¤7.50 to get in, but it’s worth it.

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CHOW DOWN Dutch pancakes (pannenkoeken) come in sweet and savoury varieties. Miniversions covered in icing sugar are called poffertjes. The Dutch are rightly famous for their cheese (kaas) and apparently each person consumes 16.5kg of it a year. Don’t leave town without trying some Gouda or Edam. You’ll find crumbed and deepfried croquettes (kroketten) on menus everywhere. Also worth a munch are mussels, cooked with white wine, leeks and onion, and served in a big pot with frites (fries). Food is great value in Utrecht and one of the country’s best restaurants happens to be De Rechtbank on Korte Nieuwstraat.

TRY THE LOCAL TIPPLE As the home of Heineken and Grolsch, the Netherlands definitely knows about beer. Check out the micro brewery restaurant Stadskasteel Oud Daen (oudaen.nl), housed in a 13th-century castle.

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SON HO W SNOW Head to the Austrian alpine village of Mayrhofen this April for a worldclass electronica extravaganza in the snow WORDS SHILA SULTANA

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IGLOO RAVES As night falls, it’s time to get glammed up for some serious dancing. The village is transformed into a clubber’s paradise with an array of music venues playing host to superstar DJs and musicians. This year, the line-up is bigger and better than ever with headline acts including Pendulum, The Prodigy, Chase & Status, Katy B, Magnetic Man and Fatboy Slim. There’s a deluge of sensational events situated out of town known

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orgeous mountains, electrifying music sets and seriously outlandish fancy dress costumes: welcome to Volvo Snowbombing, one of Europe’s biggest winter music festivals. Now in its 12th year and known as “the greatest show on snow”, Snowbombing is an unmissable event for anyone who loves snow and loves to party. For six days a year, hoards of up-for-it revellers descend on the postcard-pretty alpine village of Mayrhofen. I’m not sure what to expect, but I’m ready for a funpacked week of raving and mayhem.

feast (and I’m not just talking about the panoramics). Skiers dressed as penguins and root vegetables glide down the slopes, while the bars are packed with more fancy dress-clad skiers and snowboarders soaking up the sunshine and the stunning mountain views.


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as ‘bonkerism’, where you could find yourself transported into a club night, an igloo rave or a Narnia-themed forest party. Among these events is the uber-cool Arctic Disco, described by Fatboy Slim as “the most amazing place I’ve ever played”. Take a trip up Austria’s biggest cable car before dancing in a club made completely of snow, and sip cocktails in glasses made from ice. Snuggle up under blankets in an ice cinema, dance around a bonfire under the stars and enjoy a soak in a hot tub. Alternatively, take a coach 2km out of town to Backcountry Party, set in a 200-year-old traditional wooden farmstead, complete with a sound system, split level bars, Get ready for the stage and decks, madness of Snowbombing

sited in the ‘forgotten valley’ of Floitental. Another highlight is the fancy dress street party with a wacky parade taking centre stage. You’ll see everyone from superheroes to Osama Bin Laden, all dancing like it’s going out of fashion. Be prepared to dress up in a dramatic costume as it’s probably one of the best street parties you’ll ever go to.

TIME TO CHILLAX Snowbombing isn’t only about partying and hitting the slopes. The event is spread over six days so there will be moments when you’ll want to sit back, relax and escape the madness. Mayrhofen is home to more than 50 spas offering everything from rooftop hot tubs to Moroccanthemed pools. Hotel Strauss boasts a particularly plush Moroccan-themed spa that’s perfect for a post or pre-party pampering session. Blessed with a hammam, a Finnish and Bio Sauna, a steam bath and inhalation cave, there are plenty of spots in which to soothe your sore head.

MADE IN MAYRHOFEN A chocolate box village, Mayrhofen offers 625km of pistes, 167 lifts and gondolas, a 3286m glacier and an award-winning terrain park. Pistes offer panoramic views and are framed by pine forests. Spring (when Snowbombing takes place) is a great time to visit as you’ll often find a massive dump of snow coupled with sunny bright-blue skies. Boarders can find plenty of thrills and spills in the award-winning board park. The region is also home to Harakiri, the steepest piste in Austria – with gradients of up to 78 per cent. As it’s a prepared run, you can expect a mogul-free ride thanks to super-duper piste bashers.

» Volvo Snowbombing takes place from April 4-9 in Mayrhofen, Austria. Prices start from £279 for accommodation and entertainment. See snowbombing.com.

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VISAS South Africans need a WHEN TO GO April 4-9 2011. Schengen Visa. GETTING THERE Fly to Innsbruck with CURRENCY Euro. 1 GBP = 1.20 EUR. easyJet (easyjet.com). Mayrhofen is 30 LANGUAGE German, but English minutes’ drive away. Alternatively, is spoken. take a coach direct from GOING OUT There are 25 London to Mayrhofen, bars, seven venues, one which costs from £103 silent disco and six and takes 24 hours. See loud ones. snowbombing.com. VIENNA GERMANY ACCOMMODATION GETTING AROUND On AUSTRIA Included in the skis or snowboard. The Innsbruck Mayrhofen Snowbombing package. village is easily SEE snowbombing.com. explored on foot.

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Last summer, I TIP OF had an amazing THE WEEK experience hiking through the High Tatras mountains in Slovakia. There were few tourists and it came as a surprise to me that such a beautiful location was such a secret. As a lone female traveller, I loved meeting locals and sharing stories with experienced travellers, without another Aussie girl in sight! So be courageous and get out there!

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Of course Amber! I think you won’t be alone in wanting to make the most of the break – millions of people will be looking to escape the media frenzy, me included. The extra-long break from Easter until the May Bank Holiday does mean prices will be higher than normal so bear this in mind when looking for your destination. If money is no object I would suggest Costa Rica. Buy direct flights from Gatwick with Thomson and discover stunning wildlife, surfing and beaches. Costa Rica is the perfect size for a two-week break and has plenty to offer. The Volcán Arenal National Park offers a number of activities including river rafting and hot thermal springs. Namibia is also a great choice – it’s cheaper than South Africa and the country boasts fabulous national parks, safari opportunities and great beaches. Fish River Canyon is an aweinspiring natural wonder and a great hiking destination – the sheer scale of the gorge is incredible at 160km long. If you have a thirst for adventure, go dune surfing the Namib Desert.

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What a great question – you’re speaking the minds of many, I would think! I suggest that choosing carefully where and when you go should be enough to bag you a bargain. For example, travelling on Christmas Day (traditionally an unpopular day to travel) or before December 20 should reduce prices. Slightly unusual destinations should also help cut costs. Sydney, for example will be incredibly expensive over Christmas while a spot of sun in Morocco will be much more reasonable. EasyJet has recently launched a new route to Jordan which should see the country developing into a great choice for tourists, whatever time of year you want to travel. Jordan should be sunny, but not too warm, over the festive season. January is an expensive time to fly but it is flight sales time so it’s a great time for grabbing a bargain for later in the year. Signing up to airline newsletters should keep you up-to-date with the best deals around. Flight Centre’s website has a great summary of the major airlines’ sale prices. See flightcentre.co.uk for top deals.

With the fabulously long break over Easter, my boyfriend and I want to skip the royal wedding and go on an adventure, the further off the beaten track the better. Can you suggest any really interesting and unique places to travel for two weeks? Amber, via email

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TIME FOUL FINE Almost a fifth of punctual plane passengers think those who are late to board should be fined at least £50, according to a survey by travel add ons company HolidayExtras.com.

PAPHOS FLIGHTS Monarch is bringing forward to April the launch of its new scheduled flight to Paphos due to demand from customers. Fares start from £40.99 one-way, including taxes. Additional flights will also be launched from Gatwick to Lanzarote, Tenerife, Alicante, Malaga, Majorca, Faro and Larnaca, from April. See monarch.co.uk.

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Fancy heading to Brazil for one of the world’s biggest parties? Tucan Travel has a limited number of places left for revellers to experience Rio Carnival, from March 4-8. Global general manager Bec Whiffin said: “It really is like no other street party.” See tucantravel.com.

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SAFETY ON THE SLOPES Snowboarding is safer than skiing, new research shows. While boarders are 50 to 70 per cent more likely to get injured on the slopes, there is less of a risk of serious physical damage, according to a new report for the National Ski Areas Association in the US. The research also showed snowboarders were 30 per cent less likely to be killed by the sport than skiers. This is because skiers, whose aim is to race down slopes as fast as possible, stand a higher risk of “collisions with fixed objects, where somebody is going at a relatively high speed”, said Jasper Shealy, a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, who carried out the

research. Meanwhile, skiers are less likely to be injured because they use much safer equipment than in previous years. “When a snowboard rider falls, the edge of the snowboard drags on the snow and acts like a brake but that can also cause fractures,” Shealy added. However, there is a bright side to the research. The number of head injuries has fallen by 50 per cent in the last 12 years on the slopes, thanks to the increasing number of skiers and boarders wearing helmets. Nowadays, it is far less likely that skiers will break a leg when in action because of drastic improvements to bindings which have quick release mechanisms.

Female friendly ski resorts France’s Haute Maurienne Vanoise ski resort is offering a slew of free activities to women in March. Every Monday, girls can get free ski hire and access to the beginner area in Val Cenis Vanoise, which offers 125km of slopes. See valcenis.com. Meanwhile, from March 19 to 26 in Bessans, women can try a wide variety of sports for free, including alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing at night and Nordic walking on designated days during that week. For all of the activities, girls

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will receive free equipment hire, free ski passes and free instruction. During that week, the ski pass is half price for men and women. Haute Maurienne Vanoise is two hours from Lyon airport, one and a half hours from Chambery airport and two hours from Grenoble airport. See hautemaurienne.com.

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Punxsutawney, US, Feb 2 The film made him famous, now see Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog emerge from his burrow to predict whether the winter is about to end (it’s all about his shadow). Personally, we just like saying Punxsutawney.

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VENICE CARNIVAL VENICE, ITALY FEB 26-MAR 8 WHAT: Italy’s historic,

infamous carnival may not be as licentious as it was back in the days of the city’s decadent past but it’s still a spectacle. The streets fill with masked, costumed characters, performers, jousting tournaments and Bellinidrinking revellers. Decorated gondolas cruise past as you head to your candlelit ball. WHERE: Streets and squares all over Venice, but Piazza San Marco is the centre.

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LOCK IT IN CHIANG MAI FLOWER FESTIVAL Chiang Mai, Thailand Feb 4-6 tourismthailand.co.uk

NAKED FESTIVAL Saidi-ji, Japan Feb 15 jnto.go.jp

WHY: The carnival began

in the 13th century as a celebration before Lent. DO IT BECAUSE: You’ve always wanted to turn up at a ball in a gondola wearing a mask. HOW MUCH: Some events are free. Ticket prices to masked balls vary.

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LANTERN FESTIVAL ICE AND SNOW FESTIVAL Harbin, China, Jan 5-Feb17 An ice-world with some of the most beautiful, surreal ice-sculptures you’ll ever see. Chinese fairytales come to life in frozen palaces, lit from within. Marvel at ice carvings of the Great Wall of China or the Egyptian Pyramids.

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BERLINALE Berlin, Germany Feb 20 berlinale.de

CARNAVAL DE BINCHE Binche, Belgium Mar 6-8 carnavaldebinche.be

THE TRAVELLER … Goncalo Mendes, Portugal Where in the UK has the best nightlife?

I had a brilliant time doing my Erasmus course in Portsmouth. Especially Club Tiger Tiger. What do you miss from home?

My friends and speaking Portuguese. In that order! What’s your favourite city?

Simon Felstead from London, UK, on Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

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FIVE PLACES TO LEARN TO COOK JANINE KELSO GIVES A HIGH FIVE TO MUNCHING ON GLOBAL CUISINE ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO WHAT: The hippy beach town of Essaouira is a great spot to learn how to prepare a tagine, a flavoursome stew that is slow cooked in a conical-shaped dish, also called a tagine. Cooking workshop L’Atelier Madada offers four-hour cooking sessions, including a tour of the town’s lively fish and spice souk (market), a hive of activity. SEE: lateliermadada.com

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OAXACA, MEXICO WHAT: Forget nachos and burritos, Mexico’s gastronomy capital is all about mole poblano, chicken breast smeared in a rich chocolate-and-chilli sauce. Learn to cook the dish at El Teatro Culinario Restaurant. SEE: elteatroculinario.com

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VALUABLE lesson in LIFE Teaching English to a group of Cambodian kids must be easy, right? The reality behind volunteering abroad WORDS CAROL DRIVER


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CHILDREN AT RISK I’m in the country’s capital city for three weeks as part of a volunteer project, helping the charity Riverkids, which offers children at risk of being trafficked or sold into prostitution, a free education. On my first day, I’m taken to the slums where many of the kids live. The scenes are heartbreaking. The tiny, wooden shacks balance around mud paths. There are dirty, naked toddlers wandering

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aimlessly. We see some women working, cooking meals, while most of the men are lying down, watching TV on dated, blackand-white screens. Many of them have drink and drug problems. The children look helpless. It’s easy to see how celebrities such as Madonna and Angelina Jolie think they’re helping communities by adopting children. But it’s charities such as Riverkids that are really stopping the cycle of poverty. I’m staying at a guesthouse with around 15 other volunteers who are all placed at various locations across the city. My project is a 25-minute hair-raising tuk-tuk ride away, weaving in and out of the chaotic traffic on lawless roads. In the classroom, volunteers prepare

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here are 40 beaming faces staring up at me waiting for my next move. Their eyes sparkle and they giggle as I jump up and down on the spot in front of them, attempting to sing “with a moomoo here and a moo-moo there” from Old MacDonald’s Farm. I know I look ridiculous, but I’m far from caring. It’s 2pm in Cambodia and it’s a searing 40C. We are crammed into a tiny, non-air-conditioned make-shift classroom in Phnom Penh. I’m trying desperately to keep their attention as they want to go and play. Thankfully it works. By the time I add a pig, cat, cow, horse and dog to the story, they’ve got the right idea and start chanting the animal noises. I manage to make it to the end of the lesson – sweat running down my back.

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a care in the world, and engage in boisterous games or sing and dance. They chase each other, pulling one another to the floor. There are scrapes and ‘GOOD MORNING TEACHER’ hits as well as bruises and cuts as they get As I walk into the classroom, the students into the spirit of the game – but not once stand and chant “Good morning teacher” do any of them cry. in Khmer and then English, as they clasp Commercially, Cambodia is growing their hands together in the traditional as a traveller destination. respectful greeting. However, due to political instability After English is computer studies – but, which ended only recently, it’s far behind as Riverkids doesn’t have the resources to neighbouring Thailand in terms of buy an electricity generator, and there’s a popularity. But tourists can help in power cut every day, the lessons are terms of bringing money to the country. always cut short. In Phnom Penh, Friends and The Lazy With no electricity, there are also Gecko cafe are two restaurants serving no fans, and the intense heat makes it great local food which also help support increasingly difficult to concentrate. charities. And there are great bars and During breaks, the children rush out restaurants around the Riverside and into the dirt-floor playground, without Lakeside areas. To really immerse yourself in the country’s culture, you have to understand its turbulent past. The only way to see firsthand the devastation the Cambodian people have endured is by visiting the haunting Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields. The museum is a former school used by ex-dictator Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime as a security prison where from Enjoy the vibrancy and colour of Cambodia 1975 to 1979, between one

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and two million people were held, starved and tortured, and then sent to their deaths in the Killing Fields.

GRIM VIEWING The photos of the prisoners on the walls make for grim viewing and drives home just how recent the country’s turmoil was. For less emotive sightseeing, visit Wat Phnom temple or the National Museum, home to a fine collection of Khmer art. Back at Riverkids for my afternoon class, I raid the charity’s limited storeroom for supplies for my last lesson. It’s art and singing with children as young as three – some of whom speak no English, so communicating with them is difficult. The classroom is a 15-minute walk and, although it’s a struggle carrying bags filled with paper and paints, it’s a great way to meet the locals, who are friendly – greeting me with curious smiles and acknowledgements of “hello teacher”. Despite the fun element attached to Rush-hour: the capital’s roads are chaotic

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these classes, I find them the most stressful lessons. Controlling 40 demanding children who are armed with paint, water and fingers – and who don’t understand English – isn’t easy. I spend the next hour running around, clearing up spilt water, helping children who have difficulty drawing. At the end of the lesson, the children playfully smear colours down each other’s faces and in one another’s hair. I shrug my shoulders and laugh as the kids line up at the small sink to wash their hands and faces. Exhausted, I make the journey to meet with the other volunteers, who are also tired and stressed, and we talk about how difficult our days were and what went wrong during our lessons.

ROBUST ATTITUDES As I pull a text book from my bag, a note slips out. “I love you teacher from Srey Mai,” it reads, and it puts a smile on my face. It’s then I realise why “voluntourism” is growing so much in popularity – more of us now want to do something useful during our holidays, to immerse ourselves in a culture and country rather than just the hotel swimming pool. While it’s ultimately the students who I want to benefit from my time in Cambodia, I can’t help think that it’s the children – with their robust attitudes and camaraderie despite their deprived pasts and uncertain futures – who have taught me the greater lesson. And that’s what makes it so rewarding.

WAT A SIGHT! If you’re volunteering in the Cambodian capital, take advantage of your weekends off to explore. Make the six-hour bus journey (or if you’re short on time, there are flights) to Siem Reap. The area is more geared towards tourism than Phnom Penh. Here you’ll find boutique hotels and swanky restaurants. But the main draw has to be what is arguably the most breathtaking temple in Asia – Angkor Wat. Built in the 12th century, it’s a maze of wonder. Hire a tuk-tuk driver for a day and ask him to also take you to nearby Wat Bayon to see the gigantic stone faces, then go to see the Banyan tree roots struggling to overthrow Ta Prohm, where Tomb Raider was filmed. A four-hour bus ride from Phnom Penh is Sihanoukville which offers sun lovers the perfect opportunity to kick back and relax on its desert-islandlike beach.

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female from Adelaide. I moved to London about three months ago, and still trying to settle! I moved over here with my fiancé and he knows a few guys already but I don’t know anyone which is quite depressing! I’m hanging for a few drinks and a night out! I also enjoy shows, movies, shopping, music and eating out. I’m also looking for some buddies to go dancing with at Pineapple Studios if anyone is keen? Email nurse_tj07@ hotmail.com if you wish to catch up some time. Tanya :-).

Bye Jono: Have an awesome time on the beach in Thailand and can’t wait to see ya in Las Vegas 2012. Barry and Kel. Seeking new mates: My girlfriend and I are both 24 years old Aussies and live in Clapham South. We moved to London in October and looking for some mates. We’re into sports, pubs, gigs and always willing to try something new. If you’re keen to meet up for some drinks or socialising, email davewa@ hotmail.com. Ryan. My ‘M’: Happy one-year wedding anniversary. I can’t believe it has gone so fast!! We’ve had amazing times in London and abroad and there is so much more to come. I can’t imagine going through the whole overseas experience without you, and for that matter, the rest of my life! You make me complete and happy, and I love you. Here’s to the next 50 years and beyond together! XOX Love, Your ‘M’. Friends: G’day, the name’s Mick Dundee, and I’m new in town. Well sort of. Been here for a year now. Friends, have come, gone, going, so I’m now on the lookout for some fun

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new crew to hang out with. London just isn’t the same without some peeps who are up for spontaneous shenanigans. Like to get out and about on the town, gigs, bars, movies, dinners, house parties etc. All the fun stuff really. Also, floating with the idea of doing a season in Portugal this summer, if anyone else is thinking about it get in touch also!! See tntmagazine.com/seeking. Dani from Salvador, Brazil, who I met in Berlin on January 3: We said we’d meet in

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