Six of Spain city's share a dream to be in the European spotlight in 2016. Mosques, cathedrals, basilicas and synagogues; beaches, bridges, people and history; shops, gastronomy and lifestyle... the reasons and arguments put forward by the cities to support their own claims are many and varied. First, though, in the coming years, other nations and cities will have their turn: Turku (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia) in 2011; Guimaraes (Portugal) and Maribor (Slovenia) in 2012; Marseille (France) and Kosice (Hungary) in 2013; Umea (Sweden) and Riga (Latvia) in 2014; Mons (Belgium) and Pilsen (Germany) in 2015. Then in 2016,
It seems this Dorothy has no intention of returning home.
Strictly Come Dancing fans were given an altogether different perspective of the show's stars as they geared up for next week's edition which will recreate famous movie moments.
Posing as the 12-year-old heroine of The Wizard of Oz, "underdog" Ann Widdecombe threw herself into the role, displaying her determination to remain on the show despite judges' criticism.
The 63-year-old former MP has provoked considerable controversy as her large viewer fanbase carry her through each week, despite her consistent low scores with the judges.
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The X Factor isn’t just a search for the next pop superstar. It makes compelling viewing on the fashion front too thanks to the show's seriously stylish judges, Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue.
Every weekend, all eyes are on the two ladies as they dazzle on each of the live shows.
But which look do you think works best?
Each week, vote for the ensemble you like the most - and at the end of the series there will be a special poll to find The X Factor's reigning queen of style.
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Such is the regard for the British monarch in Oman, Sultan Qaboos Al-Alam laid on three days of extravagant events to welcome her and Prince Philip.
Not only that. On learning that was the only date she could make for the trip was in November, he postponed the 40th anniversary celebrations of his reign, which were originally planned for July.
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In a season that has enraptured audiences in the UK, The X Factor had another thrilling night that saw a double elimination, confrontation and performances by some of the latest hot young things in the world of
The daughter of a wealthy game farm owner, Chelsy Davy first met her Prince when she was a student at Cheltenham Ladies' College near Highgrove.
She reportedly struck up a relationship with Harry after being introduced again through mutual friends in 2004. Though never in the mould of a typical royal partner, the third-in-line was transfixed by the pretty blonde.
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