PJ Harvey wins Mercury Prize

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Press conference with PJ Harvey after becoming the first artist to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize twice.

PJ Harvey has become the first artist to win the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize for a second time.

The 41-year-old musician, who had long been the bookies’ favourite, triumphed with her release Let England Shake which was inspired by modern conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Polly Jean Harvey beat acts such as chart-topper Adele and Brit-winning star Tinie Tempah to the £20,000 prize.