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The Ritz and The Beatles in 1963. Right: the venue is now a Cash Converters.

Beatles festival returns to city to mark concert anniversary

The Beatles festival in Kings Heath will mark the 51st anniversary of the band’s famous Ritz Ballroom concert in the city suburb

Artist Gerry Judah with some of his rickshaw mounted works

Home is where the art is for Bengal born Gerry Judah

Artist Gerry Judah has been reinvigorated - by going home for the first time in more than half a century.

Suede in concert at Brixton Academy in 2003

Chris Upton: Chorus of approval for the 'la la la'

It's the defining moment of any arena rock concert. The front-man (or woman) points his mic towards the crowd, and they carol back the words of some great chorus with joyful abandon.

Traversing a minefield of matrimonial love and loss

The remaining silence over the details of the McCartneys' divorce case will have a lasting impact and will matter to millions of peopel who await a clear voice on divorce law, says Trevor Lee.

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