there have been months of speculation and a drip drip of hints but now it looks like the Stone Roses are about to return in that mysteriously playful way that is so much part of their thing.

In the past few days we have had Noel Gallagher saying that the Roses are blooming, an internet rumour about a press conference and now the lemon poster appearing all over Manchester and the liam fray and tim burgess tweets – and talk of something happening press wise in town today…in normal band terms this would mean nothing but in Roses world looks like album/tour could well be about to be announced…

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