FIVE FORCED TO MISS MARDI GRAS

Five miss their Mardi Gras date due to Sean Conlin's glandular fever, while Atomic Kitten battle on despite a broken nose and nodules...

a1 DRIVEN IN NEW DIRECTION

The pop idols pick up guitars - and reckon their heavy new direction is "really really good"...

TABLOID HELL – APRIL 27

Plus, Emma Bunton unmasked as fag hag, Dane Bowers defuses bar-room brawl and hellraising Boyzone member quits the bottle...

A1 TAKE ON NOEL

a1 cover 'Don't Look Back In Anger' and dedicate it to their biggest fan, Noel Gallagher...

A1 DEATHS – TWO CHARGED

Two organisers of the event which saw four a1 fans trampled to death are charged with criminal neglect...

A1 CANCEL ASIAN TOUR

The band call off the rest of their tour, after four girls are killed as fans stampede in Jakarta...

FOUR KILLED AT A1 INSTORE APPEARANCE

Four teenage girls are killed and two left in a critical condition after pandemonium breaks out at an a1 appearance in Indonesia...

A1’S GLASGOW MISS!

The boyband were due to met 250 fans - until Glasgow City Council voiced concerns...

A1 DRIVEN TO MAKE PERFECT TV PROG

As the group prepare to star in their own TV series, Ben Adams hopes it doesn't turn out like 'Spiceworld' or 'Honest'...

BOY POWER!

They're actually more worried about Girl Thing...

A – OK!

Ben and Christian from the band preview the tour on NME.COM...

THE WILD 1S

Take On Me's Tron-inspired promo got them to Number One after all...

A1 TAKE ON THE CHARTS

The boys take on A-Ha and go one place higher than the original...