Books look ahead 2018: What will you be reading this year?

January 4, 2018 2:46 am0 comments
Books look ahead 2018: What will you be reading this year?

It’s the time of year to switch your phone off, put the kettle on, grab a blanket and get between the covers – of a good book that is. But what to choose? 2018 promises a cornucopia of treats for lovers of fiction and non-fiction alike, with everything from twisty […]

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Celebrity Big Brother: Who are the new housemates?

January 3, 2018 3:01 pm0 comments
Celebrity Big Brother: Who are the new housemates?

Eight new celebrities walked (with their umbrellas) into the Celebrity Big Brother house on Tuesday evening. This series is a little different to normal – the first batch of housemates are all female, although male contestants will be added later this week. Channel 5 said it was launching the show […]

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Coronation Street's first barmaid Doreen Keogh dies at 91

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Coronation Street's first barmaid Doreen Keogh dies at 91

Actress Doreen Keogh, who played the first Coronation Street barmaid, has died aged 91. Keogh pulled Rovers Returns’ first pints as Concepta Riley, starring in the soap in the 1960s and 70s. The Irish star also had recurring roles in Cold Feet, Father Ted and the Royle Family. ITV Studios’ […]

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Helen Dunmore wins posthumous Costa poetry prize

January 2, 2018 3:32 pm0 comments
Helen Dunmore wins posthumous Costa poetry prize

Helen Dunmore has won the Costa Book prize for poetry for her 10th and final collection, Inside the Wave. She was named on Tuesday along with four other winners across five categories in the Costa Book Awards. The poet and novelist died from cancer in June last year. Inside the […]

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Time's Up: Women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment

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Time's Up: Women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment

More than 300 actresses, writers and directors have launched a project to help fight sexual harassment in the film industry and other workplaces. The initiative, which is called Time’s Up, was announced via a full-page advert printed in the New York Times. The Hollywood project is described as a “unified […]

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Friends hits UK screens with Netflix

January 1, 2018 4:03 pm0 comments
Friends hits UK screens with Netflix

For all you box set binge-watchers yet more temptation lies ahead, with Netflix revealing Friends can now be streamed in the UK and Ireland. Fans of the show can watch all 10 series of the hugely successful US sitcom featuring Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Joey and Chandler. Netflix recently hinted […]

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Frankenstein: Behind the monster smash

December 31, 2017 4:31 pm0 comments
Frankenstein: Behind the monster smash

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein – first printed on 1 January 1818. Shelley came up with the idea at the age of 18 after being challenged by romantic poet Lord Byron, while in Switzerland, to construct a ghost story. The […]

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Missed this week's entertainment news?

December 30, 2017 4:58 pm0 comments
Missed this week's entertainment news?

With a little thing like Christmas Day happening, we can forgive you if too much turkey, roast spuds and pudding have led you to miss some of the big entertainment stories of the week – like Jodie Whittaker’s first appearance as the new Doctor and Strictly Come Dancing’s Bruno Tonioli’s […]

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Lorraine Kelly aims to be a Wedding Day winner

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Lorraine Kelly aims to be a Wedding Day winner

We’re used to seeing TV legend Lorraine Kelly welcoming celebrity guests with her friendly banter on her self-titled ITV daytime show but now the Scottish star is shaking things up with a new challenge. The feat ahead marks a significant shift for the chat show host, who will front the […]

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Louise and Jamie Redknapp granted divorce

December 29, 2017 5:44 am0 comments
Louise and Jamie Redknapp granted divorce

Louise and Jamie Redknapp have been granted a divorce after 19 years of marriage. Former pop star and Strictly finalist Louise filed for divorce citing her ex-husband’s “unreasonable behaviour”, according to court papers. A family court judge concluded their relationship was “irretrievably” broken and granted a decree nisi. Neither Louise […]

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