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7 days ago
Ex-football coach charged with sexual assault

London, Nov 30 (IANS) A former English football coach at the centre of a major sex abuse scandal has been charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy aged under 14. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on Tuesday that the charges against 62-year-old Barry Bennell were laid after it received a file of evidence from police relating to allegations of historical abuse, re...

4 months ago
Archana Kochhar brings disability issue on fashion ramp

Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) Ace designer Archana Kochhar, who promoted global disability inclusion issue at the recently concluded 15th edition of Bangalore Fashion Week, feels fashion events are a perfect platform to promote the social cause and create awareness about it. Kochhar showcased her new digital collection Garden of Eve at the grand finale of the fashion week here on Sunday. She p...

5 months ago
Caroline Aherne was alone when she died

London, July 5 (IANS) Award winning actress-comedienne Caroline Aherne, who breathed her last at the age of 52 on last week, died alone at her home in Timperley, Cheshire as her family did not realise how badly her condition had deteriorated. Aherne, who died on July 2, told her loved ones in May that she was dying of lung cancer. Her condition deteriorated quickly later. It was ...

6 months ago
'Alice Through The Looking Glass': A visual extravaganza

Film: Alice Through The Looking Glass; Director: James Bobin; Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Johnny Depp, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Lindsay Duncan and Leo Bill; Rating: *** Alice Through The Looking Glass is a fantasy, adventure film written by Linda Woolverton, based on characters created by Lewis Carroll. It is a sequel to the 2010 released Alice in Won...

8 months ago
Cat-astrophe: A few 'purr-fect' characters from fiction

From the Neolithic age to the Internet era, no other animal species has had such a major presence in human culture, spanning religions, proverbs, fairytales, literature (everything from allegory to science fiction to poetry), cartoons, musicals, science and even social media, as this small, furry, charming but independent-minded mammal. And cats have even left man's best (animal) friend behind. <...

9 months ago
Harry Styles sparks wedding rumours

London, March 5 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles has sparked wedding rumours among fans. The former One Direction band member sparked Twitter speculation after appearing at a wedding venue. As One Direction take time out with their hiatus, the former member got back to his Cheshire roots with a trip home to Holmes Chapel, reports mirror.co.uk. And when he stopped by The Rose n ...

9 months ago
There are no real rules to love: Pixie Lott

Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Pixie Lott does not think there are rules to a successful relationship. The 25-year-old singer has been dating model Oliver Cheshire since she was 19, but says she harbours no regrets about getting into such a serious relationship at such a young age, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Lott said: I think every relationship is different and the...

1 year ago
Policing books - from the inside

In this universe, England is now a republic and the United Kingdom doesn't exist (next door is the Socialist Republic of Wales), the Crimean War raged until 1985, time travel, cloning and genetic engineering exist (dodos are common household pets and Neanderthals resurrected) but not personal computers or jet aircraft, cheese is exorbitantly costly, a shadowy corporation exerts great influence, a...

1 year ago
Di Maria to stay in Man United next year: Van Gaal

Manchester, March 15 (IANS) Winger Angel di Maria will be at Manchester United next season, according to manager Louis van Gaal. The Argentine's poor form and dismissal in the 1-2 FA Cup quarterfinal defeat by Arsenal led to speculation that the record 59.7 million-pound signing may seek a move away. But van Gaal said: I think he'll stay. His reaction and attitude after the defeat and th...

1 year ago
Brook, McIntosh on house hunt?

London, Jan 4 (IANS) Actress-model Kelly Brook is reportedly planning to move in with her former fiance David McIntosh in Cheshire. According to a source, the 35-year-old, who divides her time between London and Los Angeles, is looking for a two-million-pound house in a bid to save her on-again romance with McIntosh, reports mirror.co.uk. Kelly's determined to make it work with D...

1 year ago
Pixie Lott poses topless

London, Jan 3 (IANS) British singer Pixie Lott has posed topless in a series of photographs for a magazine, stripping off to show off her slim back and side profile. While one of her shoot was topless, another sees her swap to a completely see-through dress, covering her body just about with her raised leg, reports mirror.co.uk. Not only this, Lott also opened up about her relati...

1 year ago
Ronaldo becomes Luke Shaw's landlord

London, Dec 28 (IANS) Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has become a landlord to Manchester United's teenaged defender Luke Shaw. The 19-year-old, who was bought by Manchester United for a whopping 30 million pounds from Southampton, rents Ronaldo's plush five-bedroom mansion in Alderley, Cheshire. According to Mirror Online, the Portugal international has kept his property sinc...

1 year ago
Tata Chemicals expects profits from Britain, Kenya plants now

Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) Following the restructuring of its plants in Britain and Kenya, Tata Chemicals (TCL) is hoping to generate profits from its plants in Kenya this year and later in 2015 in Britain, a senior company official said here Friday. The Britain plant will be profitable after September 2015 and the Kenya plant will generate profits from the December quarter, executive direct...

2 years ago
Briton jailed for millionaire girlfriend's murder

London, Dec 6 (IANS) A British businessman was jailed Saturday for murdering his millionaire girlfriend in a Paris hotel suite five years ago. Ian Griffin, 45, from Cheshire, was arrested in June 2009, after Kinga Legg was found dead in their 1,000 pounds (about $1,560) a night room at the five-star Hotel Le Bristol, BBC reported. The businessman had denied killing her, claiming ...

2 years ago
British town drops 'narrow' pavements designed to stop romantic walks

London, Dec 4 (IANS) An English town where romance was banned because it upset an 18th century wealthy spinster is finally planning to welcome cupid onto its streets. The pavements in the northern England market town of Knutsford were deliberately made narrow to stop romantic couples walking hand-in-hand. People walking along the main streets are forced to walk in a single line, ...

2 years ago
A surrealist masterpiece for children - and its abiding influence

What do James Joyce, Vladimir Nabokov, H.H. Munro 'Saki', Salvador Dali, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, Aerosmith, Walt Disney and Tim Burton have in common? Some of their most famous creations have been inspired by characters of a supremely enduring work of literature with an impromptu origin. No one could have imagined that a nonsense tale spun on a lazy summer day by a m...

2 years ago
Styles gets seasonal ice cream all year round!

London, June 5 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles gets what he wants - at least his favourite ice cream! He has a liking for an ice cream, which is available only in a particular season to the masses, but for him, it is made available all through the year. The 20-year-old is reportedly a big fan of Christmas pudding-flavoured ice cream and though it is only available in-season, the Great Budworth R...

3 years ago
British women prisoners to be put in jails close to home

London, Oct 25 - The British government plans to ensure women prisoners serve their jail terms close to their homes and be helped to return to the outside world under new measures. The measures follow a series of media reports last year highlighting the plight of women offenders who are often sentenced for relatively minor crimes, as well as the traumatic effect on their families. In...

3 years ago
Kris Jenner's adventure... up in the air!

Los Angeles, July 26 - Socilaite Kris Jenner has admitted that she has had an adventurous intimate experience with her husband Bruce Jenner on board an airplane. The 57-year-old made the revelation on her new talk show Kris, reports femalefirst.co.uk. We decided intentionally to join the Mile High Club. We thought we were so sneaky...so we come back to our seats and we were like ...

3 years ago
Kris Jenner's adventure... up in the air!

Los Angeles, July 26 - Socilaite Kris Jenner has admitted that she has had an adventurous intimate experience with her husband Bruce Jenner on board an airplane. The 57-year-old made the revelation on her new talk show Kris, reports femalefirst.co.uk. We decided intentionally to join the Mile High Club. We thought we were so sneaky...so we come back to our seats and we were like two ...

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