• Roly Poly biscuits by Miranda Gore Browne

    Ingredients ( makes approx 18) 250 g plain flour ½ tsp baking powder 125 g caster sugar 125 g unsalted butter at room temperature Seeds from 1 vanilla pod 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk,lightly whisked 8 tbsp good quality strawberry or raspberry jam Method:   Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, add the sugar and mix to combine. Roughly chop the butter and rub

  • Lovely lavender biscuits by Miranda Gore Browne

    Ingredients: (Serves approx 18) 1 heaped tbsp Lavender flowers (no stalks) 175 g self-raising flour, sifted 50 g caster sugar pinch of salt 25 g semolina 130 g unsalted butter, straight from the fridge caster sugar, for sprinkling You will also need: 5 cm heart-shaped or round cutter Method: Put the lavender and flour into a food processor and chop finely. Add the sugar, salt and semolina and whizz

  • Bafta beauty Holly brings magic to red, white and blue carpet in fairytale frock

    With blonde locks tumbling over her shoulders in loose curls and her pastel pink chiffon dress billowing in the gentle breeze, Holly Willoughby looked just like a fairytale princess. All eyes were on The Voice presenter as she stepped onto the Union Jack carpet at the television BAFTAs in the embellished Jenny Packham creation.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY   The 31-year-old had chosen a sparkly clutch and diamond jewellery to complete the glittering look. She was flanked by best friend Fearne Cotton, who was equally stunning in a gold, draped vintage Thirties gown that shimmered in the sunlight. The dazzling duo

  • Victoria's pride shines through in Princess Estelle's baptism photos

    Her eyes shining with emotion, Princess Victoria of Sweden couldn't have looked happier or more proud as she showed off her little daughter Princess Estelle. The cute little girl – who will one day be queen – is pictured with her mum and papa Prince Daniel, and both sets of grandparents, on the day of her baptism. She looks wide awake and alert in two of the charming official pictures – but manages to snooze through the rest of the photoshoot.

  • Ulrika seals her love with a surprise ceremony in Barbados

    Thrice-married Ulrika Jonsson has made another trip down the aisle. The Shooting Stars panellist and her husband Brian Monet have renewed their marriage vows in a romantic Barbados beach ceremony. In an exclusive HELLO! article, Ulrika explained that the couple wanted "to do something special" after a challenging two years, in which she has suffered from a ongoing chronic back condition that has "taken me down the lonely road of depression".   "Hard times either force you apart or bring you closer together," Ulrika tells HELLO! "The stresses and pressures we have experienced over the past couple of years, I

  • Jason Durr and his wife introduce the 'egg mummy' who helped make their dream come true

    Actor Jason Durr and his wife Kate have spoken for the first time of their extraordinary family set up after an emotional face to face with their twins' 'egg mummy'. The couple's two-year-old twins Felix and Velvet were conceived with the help of an donor, called Brooke who has waived her right to anonymity for a world exclusive interview and shoot with HELLO! magazine.   And in a further sensational twist, former Heartbeat actor Jason reveals that some of the spare embryos he and Brooke created were donated to a New York couple - who have also gave birth to twins.

  • Andie MacDowell so proud of her stunning lookalike daughter at Cannes closing ceremony

    The beautiful brunette locks were the same. As were the dazzling smiles and 'cameras love me' presence. Cannes festival goers had a treat when Andie Macdowell and her lookalike daughter Sarah Margaret Qualley hit the Croisette in designer gowns. Andie, a model who started out in the Eighties and is still working for L'Oreal, couldn't have looked prouder as she shepherded her 17-year-old to the closing ceremony. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Sarah Margaret, one of Andie's three children by her ex former model and rancher Paul Qualley, is also making a name for herself in the world of modelling.

  • Charlene's friendship with Sophie well on track at Grand Prix

    After catching up at the Queen's Windsor Castle reception, Princess Charlene of Monaco got together again with the Countess of Wessex at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix. The two blonde royals were clearly pleased to see each other again. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY They chatted warmly as they joined Prince Albert of Monaco and his nephews Pierre and Andrea Casiraghi at the trophy presentation ceremony. As well as their backgrounds and marrying into royalty, Charlene and Sophie have plenty of other things in common. They've both had the experience of being in the headlines and weathering the storms that go with

  • Magnificent mums Aishwarya and Reese radiant on the French Riviera

    Emerald-eyed Bollyood goddess Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and American beauty Reese Witherspoon show off their magnificent feminine curves on Cannes' closing weekend.  New mum Aishwarya set the flashbulbs blazing when she proudly displayed her post-baby figure in an embellished blue gown from Elie Saab. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Meanwhile, blooming Reese was the epitome of pregnancy glamour. The blonde actress – who is expecting her third child – looked elegant in a cascading blue gown and dazzling accessories. Aishwarya, 38, welcomed her daughter Aaradhya with husband Abhishek Bachchan in November. Her appearance in the French Riviera as one of the faces of L'Oreal has sparked debate about her new,

  • How to dress for formal occasions: Royal couturiers share their secrets

    Earlier this year in an attempt to rein in the fillies intent on showing too much flesh, Royal Ascot issued a new dress code. And organisers at Lord's Cricket Ground took their edict one step further, even publishing picture cards to avoid confusion. This sartorial clamp down has sparked renewed enthusiasm for formal dressing – a shift also influenced by the Duchess of Cambridge. The elegant HRH has perfected the art of being classy and smart while still looking young and gorgeous.    With the Diamond Jubilee and its promise of sun-drenched garden parties around the corner, not to mention the arrival of summer and the wedding

  • Get a one stop video roundup from the celebrity world with HELLO! Today

    HELLO! is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new series of daily online news bulletins called HELLO! Today. The new video will deliver readers a mini roundup of the latest stories in an easy-to-digest bitesize format. Each day we will offer highlights and breaking news from the worlds of celebrities and royalty.   Website editor Ian Cowley says: "We are delighted to launch HELLO! Today and hope that readers will really enjoy the digested short and snappy format. It's your one stop for all your favourite HELLO! news." Keep an eye out for HELLO! Today, brought to you by our fabulous presenters Alexandra Light, Alexandra Wilby, Dawn Emery

  • Stay fit and fabulous over forty

    Andie Macdowell, Salma Hayek, and Naomi Watts are just three of the beauties we've seen working it at Cannes 2012. And they are all looking in fantastic shape for their forty-plus years. The good news is that whilst you can't stop the ageing process, you can slow down, halt and even improve some of the physiological changes that take place through regular exercise.  Keeping healthy and active through regular exercise and eating sensibly is important at any age. As we hit our 40's and beyond it becomes vital to our well-being to maintain regular exercise and daily activity. So here are top tips

  • 'Very happy' Justin and Jessica toast upcoming nuptials with engagement bash

    Justin Timberlake and his fiancée Jessica Biel called on their nearest and dearest on Saturday to toast their upcoming nuptials. The Hollywood couple, pictured at the Met Ball earlier this month, attended a lavish cocktail party in California to celebrate their recent engagement. Thrown by Jessica’s stylist Estee Stanley, the swanky soiree’s 100-strong guest list included fellow celebs Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Adams and Justin’s good friend Timbaland.   And a source told US magazine People that the happy couple arrived at the party looking "very excited". Jessica was stunning in a long dress with her hair down,” the onlooker recalled. Live music got

  • Obamas cheer on Beyonce's blistering comeback after 60-pound weight loss

    Michelle Obama and her daughters sat in the front row as Beyonce set the stage alight for the first time since giving birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy . "Y'all don't know how hard I had to work" she told the crowd who witnessed her blistering comeback in Atlantic City. "I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me on the treadmill, eating lettuce."   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Her regime certainly paid off – Beyonce looked incredible as she stormed the stage in a series of daring outfits.  Michelle and her girls were there to support the Halo singer, with whom she shares

  • Keira Knightley to marry Klaxons beau James Righton

    Hollywood star Keira Knightley is engaged to her rockstar love James Righton, her spokesperson confirmed on Saturday. And according to the Klaxons keyboard player’s father, the couple are “over the moon”. Talking to the Stratford Herald, he said that the pair are “a truly lovely couple. You can tell with some people if they’re made for each other and these two definitely are”.   He also spoke of how down to earth they manage to remain despite the glitz and glamour their jobs can bring with them. “I would say that despite all the glamour around them they are a couple

  • Marc and Jennifer embrace their friendly separation

    They may no longer be together in the romantic sense of the word, but Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are still very much united. The former couple clasped hands and shared a cuddle during the finale of their talent show Q'Viva! The Chosen – a reality show that saw them search for the next Latin superstar.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY It was a touching moment that clearly shows the singers are still on good terms despite calling time on their seven year marriage in June 2011. As well as being connected by work commitments, the pair are also

  • Racy models Nicole and Jessica thrill Monaco

    Forget the million-pound cars – the real va-va-voom at the Monaco Grand Prix came from the ladies backing their driver beaus on the Formula One circuit. Nicole Scherzinger, Lewis Hamilton's beautiful Hawaiian American girlfriend, was the epitome of Riviera glamour throughout the weekend. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Appearing in a series stunning outfits, always finished off with an eye-catching hat and a slick bright lippy, she posed for photographers and signed autographs with plenty of energy. Jenson Button's plus one Jessica Michibata also wowed in the jet set playground, looking sunny a pretty lemon day dress. Despite their

  • Una and Rochelle bid farewell to single life

    Though Rochelle Wiseman had admitted to being "terrified" about her hen party, the bash turned out to be perfectly civilised.  The joint bash with bandmate Una Healy wasn't an epic like fiance Marvin Humes' eight-day stag do in Las Vegas, the singers did party in London over the weekend.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY However, the pair did spend some of their bash in Champneys Tring Health Resort. The brides-to-be, along with Frankie Sandford, Vanessa White, Mollie King and Myleene Klass, had massages, facials, make-overs and did a Zumba class and had a go at horseriding too. When out on the town the girls wore Marvin

  • Camerons and little Florence share excitement at wedding of Camilla's godson

    On a beautiful day for a white wedding royalty, politicos and one pretty little girl gathered to celebrate the marriage of Henry Allsopp, the Duchess of Cornwall's godson. With the 38-year-old art dealer marrying Naomi Gummer, who is the niece of former Conservative minister John Gummer, there were always going to be some heavyweight names on the guest list.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Accompanied by his fashionable wife Samantha and their daughter Florence, David Cameron was seen clapping enthusiastically as the bride and groom left the church in a picturesque Cotswolds village. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his

  • A regal tea party that really takes the biscuit

    One of the most mouth-watering events lined up for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend is the Big Lunch. And what better way to salute Her Majesty than with the quintessential Tea Party – complete with all the trimmings. The British Biscuit Festival kicks off on June 8 – and here, its participants share their secrets and recipes.   Biscuit Queen Miranda Gore Browne – of the BBC’s British Bake Off – has shared two of her delicious lavender and roly-poly jam recipes.  Below, lifestyle consultants Bijoux Editrix  steer you towards the title of 'hostess with the most-est.' Tea Total "Diamond Jubilee parties only come around once every

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