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Welcome to our election liveblog. The fascist Front National party is seeking to make gains and take control of département councils in Frnce’s local elections – the first round of voting is today. Results are now starting to come in.

22 March 2015 |

February marked the 50th anniversary of the release of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. It’s an album that I often turn to for inspiration and serenity; it purifies my soul.

1 March 2015 |

A hundred miles north of Calais is the Belgian city of Antwerp – there nestling within its huge docklands is the tiny village of Doel.

11 February 2015 |

Martin Luther King and his supporters fought a titanic battle for suffrage in Selma, Alabama. Brian Jackson was Gil Scott-Heron’s writing partner and pianist. Together they produced some of the most insightful music of the 1970s. Here, Nick Grant reviews the new film Selma and Brian Jackson’s gig in London.

29 January 2015 |

Here is a result to cheer the left across Europe and beyond. Voters have given the radical left Syriza victory in Greece’s parliamentary elections. Syriza has won, and won handsomely.

25 January 2015 |

Four million people marched across France yesterday in the wake of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket that left 17 people dead. The Unity march was, according to some, the biggest demonstration since the Liberation of Paris in August 1944.

12 January 2015 |