• Spain's dancing Duchess of Alba turns 87 years young

    The Duchess of Alba owns more titles than the Queen, has a fortune estimated at £3billion, and is said to be able to cross her country from north to south without leaving her estates. As Spain's most famous aristocrat, the socialite's vast wealth is preceded only by her colossal reputation as a woman who has lived life to the fullest; she has outlived two husbands, remarried at the grand age of 85, and counts Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise as acquaintances.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY The Duchess, known as Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, shows no intention of slowing down even as she

  • Louis Tomlinson adds his former band's name to the One Direction tattoo collection

    In tribute to the band he was in before finding fame with One Direction, singer Louis Tomlinson has added another tattoo to his growing collection of body art. The star's girlfriend, Eleanor Calder, posted a photo of the boyband's newest inking on the social networking site, Twitter, which showed off the name of the singer's former allegiance to Sheffield band, "The Rogue :)".   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY OF TATTOOS Marking each word on his left and right shin, Louis' newest addition to his already extensive collection of body art comes less than just one month after his latest design – a teacup

  • Prince William talks about his calling to save lives in new BBC documentary

    Prince William is to feature in part of a new BBC documentary through his work as an RAF search and rescue pillot. William, 30, can be seen talking openly about his job, saying he feels there is "no greater calling" in life than to try and save lives. "There's no greater feeling than when you've actually done some good and saved someone's life" the royal explains during the programme, adding, "I don't think there's any greater calling in life … to be able to see a son or daughter's face when you bring their mother or father back from the

  • Treacle tart

    Dish type: Dessert Ingredients 6oz shortcrust pastry 125g/4oz golden syrup 1 tablespoon lemon juice 75-125g/3-4oz fresh white or wholemeal bread crumbs Kelly's of Cornwall Clotted Cream Ice Cream Method 1. Use 3/4 of the pastry to line a 7in pie plate 2. Add lemon juice to syrup and add to breadcrumbs 3. Pour filling into pastry. Dampen the edges of the pastry 4. Roll out remaining pastry to an oblong 18cm/7in long, cut into 5mm/1/4in strips 5. There should be 10 6. Twist and place lattice fashion across the tart 7. Bake for approx 30 mins at gas 6/200C/400F 8. Fab served with Kelly's of Cornwall ice

  • Easter cakes: sweet homemade treats

    Fill your kitchen with the sweet and spicy aromas of Easter baking this weekend. Bring the family together on Easter Sunday to indulge in some homebaked treats to mark the end of Lent with our recipes.  Try a rich Easter cake with orange and marzipan or a for a lighter option try our gluten-free version of a quintessential Easter Simnel cake. Little hands will love making and decorating TV chef Gizzi Erskine's easy-to-make Easter cookies...   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR RECIPE

  • Double celebrations for best man Niall Horan as he learns he is to be an uncle

    As one fifth of the world's biggest boyband, Niall Horan is used to taking centre stage. But he was more than happy to wait in the wings this week as he celebrated at his big brother's wedding. Niall, 19, put his band commitments with One Direction on hold to stand by his brother Greg's side at the altar as his best man on Wednesday. The teen pin-up looked dapper in a three-piece suit as he arrived at St Michael's Church in Castletown Geoghegan in County Westmeath, Ireland for the wedding ceremony.   Clearly in high spirits, Niall began the day on top

  • HELLO! readers vote Kate Middleton's scouts outfit their favourite look

    Kate Middleton's busy week of public engagements saw the Duchess step out in a variety of stylish outfits. But amid the smart coats and elegant hats the look that HELLO! Online readers voted as their favourite was Kate's dressed down appearance for her day with the scouts. Pregnant Kate swapped her heels for wellies and dressed her baby-bump in a cosy khaki jacket for the style that stormed to victory with 58% of the vote. The Duchess of Cambridge accessorised the country-chic ensemble with a tweed peaked cap, fingerless gloves and a traditional navy blue, red and white Scout neckerchief.   In

  • Kate is 'finally getting the chance to enjoy her pregnancy'

    Almost six months pregnant, Kate Middleton is "finally getting a chance to enjoy her pregnancy" according to an insider. The Duchess of Cambridge, 31, is reportedly spending time preparing Apartment 1A of Kensington Palace, the home that she will share with husband Prince William and their new arrival, when they move later this year. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Mum-to-be Kate has been sorting out decorating supplies for the 21-room apartment, according to reports. "It's a fabulous time," the source added. Despite suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum in her early pregnancy, Kate now looks to be well and healthy. The condition was

  • Shakira shows off post-baby body in Paris at new 'S by Shakira' perfume launch

    Arriving at Sephora on Paris' glamorous Champs-Elysees, new mum Shakira caused quite a stir. New-mum Shakira, 36, showed off her incredible post-baby figure in a pair of J Brand leather jeans at the launch of her latest perfume, S by Shakira, on Wednesday evening.  Rocking up to one of the city of light's most iconic features, the singer tweeted excitedly before the perfume launch: "Paris’ Champs-Élysées is looking pretty busy for the S by Shakira fragrance launch at @Sephora!"   The Colombian-born superstar, who has previously launched a range of other perfumes under her name, greeted fans with enthusiasm as she handed out bottles of

  • Jon Bon Jovi promises to 'turn the volume up' as band head to UK

    It's been four months since Jon Bon Jovi's life was turned upside down when he received a phone call telling him his daughter Stephanie had overdosed. The musician axed the majority of his work commitments to care for the teenager, as the family closed ranks to show their support. Happily now Stephanie is healthy and back on track - and so too is her father's busy schedule. Having performed a number of dates in the US already this year, Bon Jovi are heading over to the UK where they will make seven summer appearances throughout June and July as part

  • Bridal earrings to say 'I do' to this season

    Diamonds, aquamarine, topaz and tourmaline. Moulded into platinum bands, or in strands around magnificent Japanese pearls and rose gold settings, we reveal some of the prettiest earrings for your spring wedding. Showing that the big day isn't all about the ring, a pair of beautifully selected earrings can be the perfect finishing touch to a wedding day look - framing the face and complementing the bride's carefully selected hairstyle and make-up.   Natalie Portman with earrings by Dior Finding a feature stone matching the cut and colour of your engagement stone will tie together your wedding day jewellery and coloured stones

  • Angelina Jolie: Brad and I are not married

    When Angelina Jolie revealed a simple gold band in place of her stunning engagement ring while in Africa this week, she sent rumours aflutter that she and Brad had secretly married. However, once the 37-year-old arrived back in LA from her visit to Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, she swiftly quashed any assumptions that she and Brad Pitt had tied the knot.     When asked by reporters at LAX airport whether the gold ring meant that her and long-term partner Brad, 49, had married, she responded with a firm 'no'. It seems that that the altruistic superstar had just temporarily

  • Oscar Pistorius wins the right to travel after challenging bail terms

    Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympian who stands accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has won the right to travel after challenging his bail conditions. The athlete will now be allowed to leave South Africa to compete, as long as he provides travel details in advance. He will also be allowed to return to his home in Pretoria. Defence lawyer Barry Roux argued that the bail conditions amounted to "house arrest". "Why would this athlete go to a country without extradition and go and hide," he said. "It's not as if the applicant is traveling for holiday in Mauritius; it's only

  • Proud wife Rochelle Humes 'so excited' for Marvin's new DJ job

    Mum-to-be and proud wife Rochelle Humes could barely contain her excitement as it was announced that her JLS star husband Marvin Humes will soon be a regular on the airwaves as he joins Capital FM to host a live weekly show. The Saturdays singer, who is expecting their baby in May, tweeted, "So excited for my hubby. Joining the Capital FM team. His first show tonight. Then he will be bringing on the weekend every Friday #boom"   The dad-to-be, who tied the knot with Rochelle in July 2012, will present a show featuring hit-music and club tracks every Friday night from

  • Staycations: A UK retreat without the high price tag

    Going on a staycation might just be the best way to escape, relax and rejuvenate for a few days – without the expense of airports and long distance travel to boot. Research conducted by holiday lettings agency HolidayCottages.co.uk reveals a family of four could save up to 81 per cent this year, by holidaying at home instead of heading overseas. Country homes in the heart of London, boutique boltholes by the sea, grand rural retreats for a group of friends, we've picked out a few top options for a staycation, or, make it a nearcation, for an easy and wonderful

  • Slim while you sleep: New diet claims to help you lose weight overnight

    It sounds too good to be true — a diet that not only claims you can lose half a stone in three weeks while still enjoying pasta, potatoes and even the occasional glass of wine, but which also helps you lose weight while you sleep. The Overnight Diet is the brainchild of Doctor Caroline Apovian, director of nutrition and weight management at the Boston Medical Centre. She claims that her patents typically lose 9lbs (4kg) in the first week, and every week after, without experiencing hunger or cravings — and that two of those pounds are lost while you sleep. The

  • Excitement in Oxford as the Queen attends Maundy Thursday service

    The Queen looked to be in good health when she fulfilled her annual duty of distributing money to elderly people at a Maundy Thursday service in Oxford. Accompanied by Prince Philip, the 86-year-old monarch kept the icy chill at bay in a vibrant cobalt blue cashmere coat by Angela Kelly at the Royal Maundy Service at Christ Church Cathedral. She topped off her outfit with a spectacular feathered hat. It was the second time that the monarch had been seen in public since her bout of gastroenteritis at the beginning of March which saw her hospitalised for the first time in