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Music stars including Adam Ant and Edwyn Collins will play a free open-air gig in Soho next week in support of independent record stores.

Album cover of Kylie's new album

Kylie Minogue nervous about new album release

The Voice judge Kylie Minogue names her new album Kiss Me Once

Album reviews: January 2014

This month's album releases reviewed by the Evening Standard's music critics

David Moyes is keeping quiet over speculation regarding Juan Mata

Moyes 'not saying anything' on Mata

Manchester United manager David Moyes declined to answer questions on Juan Mata after his side's Capital One Cup semi-final defeat to Sunderland.
Charlie Pulbrook from Sidcup is first person to pick up an Xbox One

Level up? Game eyes £300m stock market float after strong Christmas

Just two years after falling into administration Game could be poised for a £300m stock market listing, with the retailer today unveiling stellar Christmas trading.

Sam Bailey is the UK's 10th X Factor winner

'Club years helped me win X Factor'

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has said her victory in the show is down to her years on stage as a club singer.

Album reviews: December 2013

This month's album releases reviewed by the Evening Standard's music critics

Royal Mail

City Spy: Whitehall’s banker bet could be better than Shex

Revealed: a cunning plan to populate Whitehall with investment bankers. Buried in the annual review of the Shareholder Executive, the Government arm that manages many of its state-owned businesses such as the Land Registry and Channel 4, is an update on the “Cross-Government Corporate Finance Profession”.

Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in a club-record deal on transfer deadline day

Ozil will get better - Mertesacker

Mesut Ozil will always provide Arsenal with an extra threat to open up defences - and there is plenty more to come from the £43million man, according to team-mate Per Mertesacker.
Gary Barlow

Album reviews: November 2013

This month's album releases reviewed by the Evening Standard's music critics

Daft Punk

Spotify valued at £2.5 billion as it raises cash for Japanese launch

The technology gold rush shows no signs of slowing, with five-year-old music-streaming company Spotify today valued at $4 billion (£2.5 billion).

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