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Same-Sex, Different Gender: How Women Are Driving Formal Gay Relationships

James R Brown | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James R Brown

Fifty-six per cent of women married, most of them in their late twenties and early thirties, just as slightly more women than men became civil partners, according to another chunk of ONS material published last October.

When 'Girl Power' Marriages Lose Their Spark

James R Brown | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
James R Brown

We are seeing a growing tide of women of this sort who are being divorced by their younger husbands as soon as they reach middle age. In fact, cases of this nature are up just over a third in the course of the last three years.

George Clinton Interview: Anarchy Of the Soul In Kentish Town

Jason Holmes | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It's P-Funk royalty in the shape of George Clinton, a musical totem who, since his doo-wop days as a boy in the 1950s through to the funk, soul, psychedelia and rock of Parliament in the '60s and '70s, has woven P-Funk into an enduring message that sounds as fresh today as it did in 1970 when his band Funkadelic released Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow.

From Pharrell to Kanye - The Five Best Interviews with Musicians Ever

Alex Jones | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alex Jones

So what happens when they're sat in front of a journalist? To be clear, I'm not talking about your run of the mill tabloid hack, I'm talking about a clued up, straight talking journalist. Characters who make a living off interesting chats with the rich and famous.

Get on the Good Foot With Lee Fields and the Expressions

Jason Holmes | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"Soul music is the adhesive of the human spirit," says Lee Fields, as we look out across London's West End and watch the sun set.

The 10 Best Christmas Songs You've Never Heard

Kevin Hugger | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Hugger

Christmas music gets such bad press and unfairly so given that most people have only dipped their toes into about 1% of what is available. So in an attempt to redress the balance here is a list of 10 Christmas songs that you probably have never heard before but will soon be occupying your annual playlist of cherished favourites.

The Brand New Heavies: Talking Loud and Saying Something

Jason Holmes | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The Brand New Heavies, just back from a tour of South Africa and Europe, will release their new album Forward on 6 May. After almost three decades together, the nucleus of the band remains intact with Jan Kincaid on drums, Andrew Levy on bass and Simon Bartholomew on guitar.

Simon Bartholomew: Still Enjoying a Heavy Love Affair With the Funk

Jason Holmes | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

A snowy Saturday night in New Cross found Jason Holmes enjoying a post-gig chat with Simon Bartholomew of the Brand New Heavies

In Conversation With a Young Disciple: Femi Williams

Jason Holmes | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It has been 22 years since the release of the landmark album Road To Freedom. Jason Holmes speaks to Femi Williams (aka Femi Fem), one third of The Young Disciples, about how the record came into existence.

New Research That Proves Just How Devastating Hair Loss Can Be

Dr Asim Shahmalak | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Asim Shahmalak

A major new study has revealed that hair loss can in fact trigger serious psychological breakdown - something my colleagues and I have believed for a long time. Furthermore, researchers found it could even lead to exaggerated feelings of ugliness and, in the worst cases, trigger body dysmorphic disorder, where sufferers experience acute anxiety about their looks.

To Hear an Angel Sing: Carleen Anderson

Jason Holmes | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Across the table in a Surrey coffee shop sits no ordinary singer. The smile is luminous, the eyes soft, her voice languorous.

LOOK: 17 Funniest Mugshots Ever Taken

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Comedy

We've all done things we regret. Some of us have done things so regretful that we've ended up getting our mugshot taken at the end of the night - but ...

Ode To Michael Bloomfield: Review of Blues At The Fillmore 1968 - 1969

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK
Benjamin Lazarus

History however is a cruel mistress, and occasionally people get lost in her vaults, ceasing to be recognised for their immeasurable impact and contribution to a particular field. Certainly in the case of modern day music, Michael Bloomfield is the epitome of this, and today his profound influence remains unknown and untold.

Removing the Stigma of Hair Transplant Surgery

Dr Maurice Collins | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Maurice Collins

When Wayne Rooney tweeted a year ago that he had just had a hair transplant not only did he remove the stigma previously associated with this type of surgery, but he also unknowingly changed received attitudes towards men openly taking care of themselves, let alone talking about it.

A Cut Above the Rest

Jason Holmes | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Style
Jason Holmes

Mark Powell has a glint in his eye and his handshake is firm when he greets me in his Marshall Street shop. As one would expect from a man born in Poplar, east London, he has a no-nonsense attitude. At 50, he remains one of London's most iconic and influential bespoke tailors, having made suits for Mick Jagger, Ronnie Kray, David Bowie and Harrison Ford.