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Growing up with gospel

Beth Rowley is reintroducing classic soul to the UK music scene. Miles Salter catches up with her in the run-up to her return to Greenbelt

AMONG HER peers are the likes of Amy Winehouse, and Duffy. But Beth Rowley is able to hold her own: she has a luxurious and soulful voice, and an ear for a good tune. Her good looks have not done her any harm, either. Her debut album, Little Dreamer, went into the charts at No. 6 when it was released in May.

Miss Rowley’s voice, crackling with static over a hands-free phone as she drives from London to her home in Bristol, is chirpy and confident. She ...

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The UK must recognise Palestine as a state

Britain urgently needs to act for peace in the Holy Land by recognising Palestine alongside Israel, argues Vincent Fean  Read More

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