Celebrities Back New Campaign For BAME £50 Note Character

Celebrities Back New Campaign For BAME £50 Note Character

Penelope Mendonca Over 200 celebrities, politicians and public figures have backed a campaign lobbying the Bank of England to choose a black or minority ethnic figure for the new £50 note. Launched on Saturday by activists Zehra Zaidi and Patrick Vernon OBE, the campaign is driven by the belief that Britain’s public institutions should reflect […]

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'Strictly Come Dancing': Bruno Tonioli Has Viewers Howling With Unfortunate Slip Of The Tongue

‘Strictly Come Dancing’: Bruno Tonioli Has Viewers Howling With Unfortunate Slip Of The Tongue

It wouldn’t be a ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ final without a ridiculous moment from Bruno Tonioli, and he more than delivered this year with an unfortunate slip of the tongue. Bruno dropped quite a hefty clanger during his critique of Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton’s Showdance, as he attempted to comment on the fact their routine […]

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‘Be prepared to play’? a glorious converted semi in west London | Life and style

Pop art, industrial-inspired design, global handicrafts and antiques, 70s glamour and lots of colour: you could never say that Preston Schroeder was afraid of mixing it up. “I’ve always wanted to develop a house that reflects my personality,” says Schroeder, who lives here with his partner Marcus and their teenage daughter Dulcie. The couple had […]

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Christmas Partygoers Should Wear Earplugs To Protect Their Hearing, Charity Says

Christmas Partygoers Should Wear Earplugs To Protect Their Hearing, Charity Says

Christmas party revellers have been urged to wear earplugs to protect their hearing. As the festive party season gets into full swing, charity Action on Hearing Loss is encouraging people to take steps to protect their hearing while in noisy pubs, bars or concerts. Earplugs do not block out the music but can protect people […]

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Vegan taste test: Grace Dent rates the supermarkets’ Christmas dishes | Food

Party nibbles Winner Tesco Spiced Vegetable Roll Selection, £2 Moreish nibbles, good pastry and actually quite lovely fillings which only a hard heart would get snittery about. It’s not veggie “sausage” inside the casing, but pleasantly seasoned mush; they’ll soak up your Crémant de Loire nevertheless. The butternut squash is my favourite, the Moroccan spiced […]

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Newcastle Terror Arrest: Man, 33, Charged With Preparing Act Of Terror

Newcastle Terror Arrest: Man, 33, Charged With Preparing Act Of Terror

Press Association Man charged with engaging in preparation of terror, police say. A 33-year-old man from the Arthur’s Hill area of Newcastle has been charged with engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism, Northumbria Police said. The man, who has not been named, was arrested on Tuesday by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing […]

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Sandy Hook School Evacuated After Bomb Threat On Shooting Anniversary

Sandy Hook School Evacuated After Bomb Threat On Shooting Anniversary

Press Association Sandy Hook Elementary School  Sandy Hook Elementary School has been evacuated after a bomb threat on the sixth anniversary of the massacre that killed 20 children and six educators. Police in Newtown, Connecticut, said the threat was made at around 9am local time on Friday and pupils were sent home for the day. […]

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