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Last Updated: Thursday February 21 2008 08:25 GMT

Take That take two Brits wins

Take That

Reformed band Take That scooped two prizes in this year's Brit music awards in London.

The four-piece boy band won the trophies for best British live act and British single.

The Arctic Monkeys and the Foo Fighters also took two awards each. The Monkeys took best British group and album, for the second year.

The Foo Fighters won best international group and album. Kylie Minogue won best international female.

Take That's second award was for the single Shine, which was chosen by a live public vote that continued throughout the show.

Mika performs with Beth Ditto
Mika performs with Beth Ditto
Mika, who kicked off the show with his songs Love Today and Grace Kelly, was named as best British breakthrough act.

Kate Nash won best British female and Mark Ronson was named best British male.

The ceremony saw performances from Amy Winehouse and one of the former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney, who received a lifetime achievement honour.

Amy's back

As well as singing with Mark Ronson on their hit Valerie, Amy Winehouse sang one of her own numbers, Love Is A Losing Game.

Amy Winehouse performs with Mark Ronson
Amy Winehouse performs with Mark Ronson
It was the first public live performance from the troubled star, who recently won five Grammy Awards, since being admitted to rehab.

Teenage singer Adele was given the critics' choice award.

US star Kanye West, who wasn't able to attend the ceremony, was named winner of the best international male prize.

Celebs who presented awards included David Tennant and Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen.