Martin bows out

Chris Martin is planning to retire next year. Coldplay’s front man and husband of Hollywood starlet, Gwyneth Paltrow, said: “I’m 31 now and I don’t think bands should keep going past 33.

“So we’re trying to pack in as much as possible. Up until the end of next year, we’ll just go for it in every sense. I don’t believe in time off.  We’ve still got our own hair, we can still fit into our musical trousers and we’ve got to make the most of that.”