• Love in Luxembourg: Grand Duke Henri and his Duchess Maria Teresa mark Valentine's anniversary

    Luxembourg is still savouring last year's royal wedding between Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his Belgian bride Stephanie de Lannoy. But this Valentine's Day, it will be Guillaume's parents' nuptials being celebrated in the Grand Ducal Palace as they mark their anniversary on the most romantic day of the year.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Grand Duke Henri, who is the current Head of State in the world's second richest country, married his Cuban sweetheart Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista on February 14, 1981. The bride's classic gown with a foot-long train provided a drastic contrast to the gothic surroundings

  • Valentine's Day: Six reasons why being in love is good for you

    This Valentine's Day will be particularly special for Cheryl Cole as she celebrates for the first time with her new man, Tre Holloway. Since starting a relationship with the handsome dancer last year, Cheryl hasn't stopped smiling. And the good news is that love isn't just making her happy - it's making her healthy too. So whether you are single and looking, in a new relationship or have been married for years, here are some reasons why it's important to make room for love in your life.   Love is good for your heart Just looking at the love of your life can make

  • Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius charged with murder

    South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder after his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, was found shot at his Pretoria home.   Local police confirmed they had opened a murder investigation after a fatal shooting at the luxury Silver Lakes gated community, where Oscar lives. "We found a 9mm pistol at the scene. A 26-year-old man was taken into custody," a police spokeswoman said.  CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY   The athlete, pictured above leaving the police station, was expected to appear at Pretoria Magistrates later on Thursday.  Visiting his client, agent Peet van Zyl said: "I hope I can have access to him at the police station. At this

  • Chocolate heart fondant with a strawberry and mint salad

    Dish type: dessert, chocolate Ingredients 6 large fondants; 400g chocolate 400g butter 400g caster sugar 4 eggs 4 egg yolks 400g plain flour A little extra butter and flour (60g each) to lubricate the mould 400g strawberries 100ml strawberry coulis 10 sprigs of mint Method 1) Take your moulds (heart-shaped or round) and brush inside with the extra butter so that it is completely covered, pour in the flour and roll around the mould, gently tap out the excess flour, leaving you with a non-stick mould. 2) Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees. 3) Melt your chocolate and butter

  • Heart-shaped Chilli Chocolates

    Dish type: dessert, chocolate Ingredients • 100g CHOC Chick organic cacao powder • 6 tbsp CHOC Chick organic cacao butter • 3-4 tsp Sweet Freedom, agave syrup, honey or maple syrup ( to taste) • ½ tsp cayenne pepper chili powder (taste and add a little more if required) • ½ tsp vanilla bean extract Handy Equipment • Heat-proof bowl sitting over a pan of water (Bain Marie) • Spatula • Metal balloon whisk Directions 1. Melt the cacao butter gently in a bowl over a pan of water on a low heat. 2. Once the cacao butter has melted add 6 tbsp cacao powder and sweeten with

  • Prince Charles and Camilla to visit the Queen's friend The Sultan of Oman on tour of the Middle East

    During his upcoming tour to the Middle East Prince Charles will visit a friend of his mother's. While in Oman with the Duchess of Cornwall, Charles will meet with the Sultan of Oman, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, who is a personal friend of the Queen. The Prince of Wales and Camilla are travelling to the Middle East next month as part of a mission to promote British interests in the region. First the couple will journey 2258 miles to Jordan before heading to Qatar and Oman where they can expect to receive a wonderful reception from Sultan Qaboos bin

  • Lara Stone makes Red Nose Day snaps for Comic Relief

    Swapping the runway for a red nose, supermodel Lara Stone will be lending her talents to the Comic Relief campaign. Lara, 29, has got behind the lens once more to make some red nose day fun as part of a campaign to find Britain's funniest face. The star has taken part in the humorous shoot to encourage the public to take the funniest snap they can while wearing the red nose, and to upload the result to Sainsbury's Facebook page. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE The victor of the competition will win a VIP meet and greet with Jessie J,

  • Brandied chocolate truffles

    Dish type: dessert Makes 8 Preparation time: 45 minutes Chilling time: 4½ - 5 hours Ingredients 150ml (1/4 pint) double cream 200g (7oz) dark chocolate, broken into pieces 2 tablespoons icing sugar 3 tablespoons brandy, cherry brandy or kirsch 24 raspberries about 100g (4oz) fresh raspberries Little sifted cocoa powder for shaping To finish 200g (7oz) dark chocolate, broken into pieces Tiny pieces of crystallised rose petals or pink edible glitter flakes Petite four cases, a pretty box, tissue paper and fine ribbon for wrapping Method 1. To make the truffles, pour the cream into a small saucepan, bring just to the boil then take off the heat and add the chocolate pieces. Set

  • Pregnancy planning: How William and Kate will be preparing for their baby

    Prince William and Kate Middleton are currently enjoying a relaxing trip to Mustique – dubbed a "babymoon" – before the birth of their first child. But when the holiday ends and the couple return to the UK, they will turn their attention to planning the next exciting chapter of their lives.   Kate's public engagement at Hope House on February 19 coincides with the midway point of her pregnancy. From that date on time will fly by, and the royal baby, due in July, will be here before she knows it. So once the mum-to-be is rested and reintegrated into her

  • Win hearts with showstopping chocolate desserts

    February 14 is the one day of the year when you have a reason to leave a love note stuck on the door or write a sweet poem in a card. Valentine's Day, when florists sell more red long-stemmed roses than any other day, is the perfect excuse to embrace grand gestures that show your other half just how much you love them. And what better way to say 'I love you' than with chocolate? Considered an aphrodisiac for centuries, it's the perfect ingredient for a sweet ending to any romantic meal – and it can even be heart-shaped. Go on,

  • A-list beauties descend on New York Fashion Week

    Always one to flirt with the edgier side of fashion, Miley Cyrus made a traffic stopping style statement as she stepped out at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday. Accompanied by her mother Trish, the 20-year-old was red hot in a scarlet jumpsuit as she attended Hollywood super-stylist Rachel Zoe's show at the Big Apple's Lincoln Centre. With a slouchy, boho-chic vibe that effortlessly combined high fashion with a grungy edge, new designer Rachel pleased fashion critics with her new offerings. Flared trousers, overzied sweaters, and leather leggings made for a very accessible cool-girl look. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR

  • Lawyer claims Kim Kardashian is being held 'hostage' by Kris Humphries

    The divorce battle between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries continues. In court papers filed on behalf of the socialite, Kim's lawyer has claimed she is being held 'hostage' by her estranged husband. In a 217-page response to Kris' claims that he is not ready to go to trial because of "uncooperative third parties", lawyer Laura Wasser argues that his camp have presented no evidence that they have met with any opposition.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The NBA player "cannot continue to hold the court and (Kim) hostage through his own lack of diligence in preparing his case for trial," the lawyer

  • Chocolate fondue

    Dish type: dessert, chocolate Made in minutes, pour this wonderfully luxurious fondue into a pretty heart shaped cup or keep hot in a mini fondue bowl with a burner. Serves 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Ingredients 2 strips of orange rind pared from a whole orange with a vegetable peeler Large pinch ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons caster sugar 120ml (4fl oz) or 8 tablespoons water 150g (5oz) dark chocolate, broken into pieces 2 tablespoons double cream, plus 1 tablespoon to decorate 350g (12oz) mixed strawberries, raspberries and blueberries Method 1. Add the orange rind, cinnamon, sugar and water to a small saucepan and heat gently until

  • Victoria and Harper Beckham enjoy a well-earned shopping trip

    Victoria Beckham is finally enjoying some much needed time off after her intense work schedule during New York Fashion Week. The designer, whose collection received a standing ovation from industry experts on Tuesday, took a break from work and headed for some shopping with daughter Harper Seven. With the Big Apple at their feet Victoria and Harper headed to magical toy shop FAO Schwarz on Fifth Avenue. The flagship store is the oldest of its kind in the US and is famous for its unique, high quality toys, life-size animals and dolls and floor piano that feature in Tom Hanks'

  • Exes Harry Styles and Taylor Swift battle for Favourite Song

    Former sweethearts Harry Styles and Taylor Swift will go head to head in the race for Favourite Song at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards next month. Harry’s band, One Direction, and the country starlet have both been nominated and will no doubt come face-to-face at the LA awards ceremony. Harry and band mates Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson are nominated for their smash-hit single What Makes You Beautiful, competing against Taylor's We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Harry’s band are also contending for Favourite Musical Group.   They all face stiff competition in the Favourite Song

  • Lady Gaga cancels tour dates due to hip injury

    Lady Gaga has announced that she will be cancelling all of her remaining tour dates to recover from a hip injury. The enigmatic songstress, who boasts one of the best live concerts in contemporary music, has cancelled all of the remaining dates on her US and Canada tour, including dates in New York and Washington. Originally cancelling four tour dates when diagnosed with synovitis- an inflammation of the joints- the Poker Face singer hoped to take a brief rest before continuing the remaining leg of her Born This Way Ball tour.   Promoting company Live Nation released a statement about

  • Rachel Weisz adds a touch of magic to 'Oz' premiere

    Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis have walked down yellow brick road once more for the Oz: The Great and Powerful premiere. The witch-playing trio emanated decadence as they attended the premiere in Hollywood, California for the Wizard Of Oz prequel. Gracing the event in an attention-grabbing Victoria Beckham red gown, Rachel epitomised the word elegance as she attended the event.   CLICK ON IMAGES FOR GALLERY Spending her night in the company of her co-stars, Rachel's slicked back bun and rosebud lips set her far apart from her Wicked Witch persona. Speaking to Viva Press, the Constant Gardener star

  • Charles and Camilla chat to traders at Borough Market reopening

    Prince Charles and Camilla sampled the delights of Borough Market and chatted to traders on a Valentine’s Day visit to officially reopen the London foodie haven. The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall smiled and chatted as they wandered around the stalls and sat down to talk to traders over a cup of tea at Maria’s Market Cafe. Charles asked for his tea very strong with two sugars while Camilla wanted just a dash of milk and one sugar.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY When a farmer presented Charles with some wild boar and the Prince hinted that Camilla might

  • Paul Mckenna talks 'Hypnotic Gastric Band' with HELLO! Online

    In 2005, Paul McKenna released the bestselling British weight-loss book ever, I Can Make You Thin. The publication helped millions of people lose weight without food restrictions, counting calories, or fighting cravings, with seven out of 10 readers achieving success. Not quite sufficed with the impressive statistic, Paul, a leading hypnotist credited with curing handfuls of celebrities of various phoebias, has gone one step further, creating a weight loss system entitled Hypnotic Gastric Band that aims to convince the unconscious mind that a gastric band has actually been fitted. At £12.99, it is several thousand pounds cheaper than its