Reading Festival 2010 Features
The best thing about the Barclaycard Mercury Prize is the arguments. The disagreements and impassioned rows about who the panel missed off the list. That's where we're now at in the office...
August was the last chance to put behind a summer of disappointment and the last opportunity to celebrate the great British festival before winter draws in.
It's said that nothing is certain but death and taxes. Fortunately, death can wait; unfortunately, taxes can't: in the New Year we Brits will likely have to pay more for our goods and services when VAT rises from 17.5% to 20% from 4 January.