• Deddie Davies, star of The Railway Children and Stella, dies aged 78

    Some sad news this Christmastime. Deddie Davies, known for her role as Nell Perks in The Railway Children, has passed away at the age of 78. Tributes have been paid to the Bridgend-born actress, who also starred as Marj in the series Stella in recent years. Tony Gardner, who worked with Deddie in the comedy drama, tweeted: "Terribly saddened to hear Deddie Davies has died. She was a truly wonderful person." Ruth Jones, Stella actress and co-creator, also remembered her "remarkable" co-star. "Deddie had been ill for a long time and I saw her about a month ago and showed her the

  • Duchess Kate receives new patronage

    The Duchess of Cambridge has succeeded the Queen as the patron for Action For Children.  Kate's new position with the charity was announced following the monarch's decision to step down as head of the organisation, along with patronages with 24 other bodies. Sir Tony Hawkhead, chief executive of Action For Children, said everyone at the charity was "thrilled" to learn Kate will be taking over the role. "It is a great honour to begin what I am sure will be a long association with a member of the royal family, with whom we already have a relationship following visits

  • Ore Oduba reveals incredible Strictly weight loss in shirtless photo

    Ore Oduba has revealed how appearing on Strictly Come Dancing has helped with his health and fitness – by posting a steamy topless selfie! The Strictly champion proudly shared a snap of his toned muscles with his 45,000 Instagram followers, revealing how much his fitness had improved since signing onto the dance show. He captioned the photo: "Xmas shopping #keepdancing #loseastone #bringontheturkey." The TV presenter has been on top of the world since winning the popular dancing show, and has been keeping fans updated with his activities in the days that have followed.   ‪Xmas shopping 🎁🤔🙈 #keepdancing #loseastone #bringontheturkey 🦃 ‬

  • Martine McCutcheon shares sweet throwback photo to celebrate ten year anniversary with Jack McManus

    Martine McCutcheon and her husband Jack McManus had cause for big celebrations this week as they marked their tenth anniversary together. The couple, whose son Rafferty will be two in February, took to Instagram to share the milestone with fans, with Martine reposting a sweet snapshot originally shared by her husband. "Can't believe it's been 10 years!" she wrote alongside. "We laid eyes on each other and that was it #capri." CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Martine McCutcheon and Jack McManus marked their ten year anniversary with a throwback photo Musician Jack, meanwhile, shared a romantic message for his wife. "This special girl

  • Here's what the Home Alone kids look like now

    Home Alone is such a classic Christmas film, and so for everyone who loves to watch Kevin's shenanigan over and over again during the festive period, it's like Kevin's family are our family. But since the film was released in 1990 (26 years ago!), it goes without saying that Kevin and his brothers, sisters and cousins aren't children anymore! So what happened to the younger cast members of Home Alone after they got home in time for Christmas?!  Macaulay Culkin - Kevin McCallister Since briefly retiring from acting at the age of 14, Macaulay was a regular voiceover artist in Robot Chicken and most recently made an appearance as himself

  • Alan Thicke's cause of death revealed as widow opens up about her 'gut-wrenching sadness'

    Alan Thicke's cause of death has been confirmed. The 69-year-old actor died of a ruptured aorta and a "standard type A aortic dissection", according to his official death certificate. It means that there was a tear in one of Alan's aortas, which eventually caused an aortic rupture. The document states that Alan died mere minutes after the rupture occurred. The Growing Pains star was at the Pickwick Gardens recreational centre in Burbank playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter when he was suddenly taken ill. The vice president of the skating rink, Darin Mathewson, told Entertainment Tonight

  • Where you can go skiing like the royals

    The ski season is finally upon us, but if you're struggling to pick your next winter break destination then you might want to take inspiration from the British royal family! Renowned for being keen skiers, the royals have a series of go-to destinations for the ultimate ski break, whether Prince Charles is heading to his favourite town Klosters, Switzerland or Prince William and Kate are hitting the slopes in the French Alps, where they took Prince George and Princess Charlotte for a family holiday last year. We take a look at some of the royals' favourite ski destinations which are

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  • Unseen letters by Princess Diana reveal close bond between her sons – and Prince Harry's naughty streak

    Letters written by Princess Diana in which she speaks of the bond between her young sons – and the rebellious side of eight-year-old Prince Harry – are going up for auction. The late Princess' correspondence with Buckingham Palace steward Cyril Dickman will be going under the hammer at Cheffins auction house on 5 January, with an estimated value of £15,000. They will no doubt prove a big hit with royal fans, given that they provide an intimate insight into William and Harry's childhood. In one note, dated 20 September 1984, when Prince Harry was just five days old,

  • Jamie Oliver's Christmas Countdown: the chef shares his top 10 tips for a stress-free Christmas

    Christmas is almost upon us, and the pressure is on to get those final preparations done and dusted before it's time to cook Christmas dinner! Luckily, Jamie Oliver is on hand to ensure you have a panic-free festive season and has teamed up with HELLO! to create a trusty guide packed with recipes and tips on everything you need to know. Having already shared some delicious recipes from his latest book Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook, the TV chef has now revealed his final top ten tips that are sure to help make everything go as smoothly as possible on the big day...  PLAN: Get a decent

  • The Queen and Prince Philip leave for Sandringham on board helicopter

    One day later than scheduled, the Queen and Prince Philip have left Buckingham Palace for the start of their official Christmas holiday. The royals departed London on Thursday afternoon on board a private helicopter, bound for the monarch's Sandringham estate in Norfolk. The Queen, 90, and Prince Philip, 95, were forced to alter their original travel plans after they both came down with "heavy colds".  The couple had been due to arrive at King's Cross train station on Wednesday morning to make their annual journey to King's Lynn. But 30 minutes before their scheduled arrival, it was confirmed

  • Princess Charlene and Prince Albert release Christmas card, plus new portraits of Monaco twins

    It’ll be a merry and glamorous Christmas for Monaco’s royal family. The Prince's Palace released Prince Albert and Princess Charlene's annual holiday card, which stars their twins – Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella – while paying tribute to the royal family's late matriarch, Princess Grace Kelly. "May the joy and peace of the holiday season be with you in this New Year 2017," a message inside the card read. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Photo: Vanessa Von Zitzewitz / Palais Princier The gorgeous family gathered for the photo taken in the palace's Salon des Glaces, posing alongside an ornate Christmas tree. Charlene exuded elegance wearing a dazzling, Ralph Lauren dress and Jimmy

  • Will Smith hilariously pranks Graham Norton - watch the video

    Will Smith couldn't help but laugh after tricking Graham Norton while chatting on The Graham Norton Show. The I Am Legend star was opening up about playing practical jokes on his co-stars on the set of Collateral Beauty, admitting that he would enjoy playing pranks on Naomie Harris in particular as she took her work very seriously on set. He said: "What's funny is that Naomie is so serious and so focused on set that she never sees the practical joke coming. I mean I had a thing where I had a little bit of an injury I had 'dog jaw',

  • A guide to Iceland: Vacation like a celebrity and visit the local hotspots

    The air space above Iceland has been frequented by millions of Transatlantic flights, but in the last couple of years more and more travelers have started to explore what is hidden below the sheet of clouds. With numerous waterfalls (each one more beautiful than the next) and a myriad of natural hot springs and glaciers, it’s no wonder Iceland’s picturesque scenery has been the backdrop for some of Hollywood’s most visually stunning hits, from Game of Thrones to Star Wars – and even two of Justin Bieber’s music videos. Whether you have the luxury of being able to stay

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