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NME have apologised to Morrissey in the long-running dispute over a 2007 interview with the former Smiths frontman.

Morrissey took legal action against the magazine following the publication of the interview, titled Morrissey: Big Mouth Strikes Again’, claiming that it portrayed him as a racist.

The case has been in and out of court ever since but today marks the first time either side has sought to end the trial with NME issuing an apology for any perceived idea that the interview suggested Morrissey was racist.

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