• Piran, a medieval jewel on the Adriatic coast

    Just 125 kilometres from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, the charming coastal town of Piran is one of the best preserved medieval sites in Europe. It maintains its seafaring spirit and a rich cultural heritage. A little way along the coast, the neighbouring town of Portoroz is the country's most important tourist marina and port. 

Piran lies across the Adriatic Sea from Venice in the far north of the Balkan Peninsula. It was once a part of the Republic of Venice, and the close Venetian influence is immediately apparent in its architecture and heritage. The slender tower of the church

  • Katy Perry becomes Mrs Russell Brand in 'private and spiritual ceremony'

    British comic Russell Brand has wed his American singer love Katy Perry – real name Katheryn Hudson – at a luxury resort in India. "The very private and spiritual ceremony, attended by the couple's closest family and friends, was performed by a Christian minister and long time friend of the Hudson Family," said a spokesman for the couple. "The backdrop was the inspirational and majestic countryside of northern India". The wedding took place on Saturday at the Aman-e-Khas resort outside the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary. At the entrance, trees lining the path were lit up with white and gold lights,

  • Chilean miner Ariel Ticona meets daughter born while he was underground

    Ariel Ticona, the penultimate miner to be rescued from the depths of the San Jose mine in Chile, has spoken exclusively to HELLO! about his ordeal and what it was like to finally meet the daughter who was born while he was trapped underground. The 29-year-old, who already has children Jean, nine and Steven, five, with his wife Elizabeth, missed the birth of daughter Esperanza, which means hope, but was sent a video of her birth, which he watched while underground. “I watched it alone,” he told HELLO!. “My colleagues left me alone.” How did he feel about the

  • 'It's so fun to come here with my Duke!' Princess Victoria on Daniel's new duchy

    Proving they are still very much in honeymoon mode, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden remarked on a recent official trip: "It's so fun to come here to Västergötland with my Duke!" The Swedish heir and her husband Prince Daniel were every inch the happy couple as they spent three days touring the duchy of Västergötland, in western Sweden. Having married in June this year, the pair became Duke and Duchess of the region and were warmly received by the locals on Thursday. Click on the photo for

  • William and Kate so in love as they see their friends marry in a joyous country wedding

    Only the bride had a more radiant smile. Kate Middleton was positively glowing as she and long-term love Prince William attended a friend's wedding. Click on photos for gallery Wearing an elegant cobalt blue dress, believed to be by Issa, the brand favoured by the young royal set, a black blazer and skyscraper heels, the 28-year-old looked every inch the princess-in-waiting. In a sign that she's already conscious of royal protocol, the attractive brunette complemented her outfit with a wide-brimmed hat, adorned with feathers. Both the Prince and his sweetheart were sporting healthy tans – the result of a safari

  • It's official! 'Smitten' Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez make debut as hot new couple

    It's been three months since Halle Berry began her discreet romance with Olivier Martinez. And, after a number of international dates together – from stealing smooches in Paris to shopping in LA - the gorgeous pair have made their first official appearance as a couple. Click on photos for gallery With her dashing new man on her arm, Halle looked incredible in a daring red YSL dress as she hit the red carpet with tuxedo-clad Olivier for the Carousel of Hope Ball. Said to be "inseparable" at the Los Angeles event, they seemed totally "smitten", according to one onlooker. Halle was

  • Three become five: Celine Dion overjoyed as she welcomes twin boys

    Canadian songbird Celine Dion is celebrating the arrival of twin boys. Her husband Rene Angelil was at her side during the caesarean section to deliver the babies on Saturday. The thrilled father even cut their umbilical cords. One twin weighed 5lbs and 10oz. His brother, born one minute afterwards, weighed 5lbs and 40z. "It's the greatest thing that could happen to us," said the 68-year-old. "I hope to provide to them all of the love that I can for as long as I can." Click on photo to enlarge In this week's HELLO! in an interview just before giving birth,

  • Robin Gibb talks exclusively to HELLO! about his brush with death

    Bee Gee Robin Gibb has told HELLO! how he almost died from the same condition, a blocked intestine, that killed his twin brother Maurice. Just ten weeks ago, he began suffering from painful stomach cramps, and it was his wife Dwina who felt that something was seriously wrong. “After what happened to Maurice I wasn’t taking any chances,” she told HELLO! “I had a feeling deep down that it was serious, that Robin’s life was in danger.” She called an ambulance and Robin, 60, was seen by doctors but then sent home. “I refused to leave it as I

  • Celebrity transformations: Jennifer Lopez

    Actress, musician, devoted mum and a style icon to millions – Jennifer Lopez has the world at her feet. One of a small number who have conquered both the music and film industries, the hard-working New Yorker has been at the top of her game for 16 years now.   CLICK TO SEE JENNIFER'S STYLE TRANSFORMATION Her renowned beauty has only further cemented her superstar icon status. With stunning curves, covergirl features and an incredible designer wardrobe, the glamorous brunette has emerged as a true Hollywood icon. Click on the photo to see Jennifer's style transformation over the


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