Congratulations! You're engaged and preparing to marry the love of your life, but now comes the tricky part ... planning your big day. One of the most crucial decisions you will make when planning your day is deciding where to get married. After all, you have got to find somewhere for all of your close friends and family to celebrate your special day. You'll certainly have a lot to think about – including when and where you're going to get married, what you're going to wear, how many guests; what you're going to eat... the list is pretty much endless. So maybe we can't plan your wedding for you but we have found a selection of wedding venues and reception entertainment that will make your day extra special. 1: Hanbury Manor With spectacular period features and stunning grounds, Hanbury Manor Marriot Hotel & Country Club is a perfect wedding location. Whatever type of wedding you’re planning - from a small, intimate gathering, to a large, extravagant party - Hanbury is … [Read more...] about Here are six romantic ways you can celebrate your wedding in Hertfordshire
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Two gay men have sued digital printing company, Vistaprint after receiving 80 pamphlets about sin and temptation instead of the customized wedding programmes that they had ordered. The incident took place on the eve of their wedding day in September 2017. Andrew Borg, 31, and Stephen Heasley, 39, had received the religious bulletins titled: "Understanding Temptation: Fight the good fight of the faith." "Satan entices your flesh with evil desires" and sin is the result of your failure to resist the temptation," the pamphlet read. "It is an act of rebellion against God's holiness." The couple sued Vistaprint months after they got married in Butler County, Pennsylvania. According to the lawsuit, the two said that Vistaprint had discriminated against them because of their sexual orientation, the New York Daily News reported. The now-married couple said that the programmes they had designed featured the lyrics from "Treasure" by Above and Beyond, a picture of hydrangeas and a list of the … [Read more...] about Gay couple who received religious pamphlets instead of wedding programmes sues Vistaprint
CELEBRITY Big Brother has started off our 2018 with a bang with a crop of familiar (and some not so familiar) faces poised to entertain us over the coming weeks.Bookies are offering odds on who will bag the top prize, but which of the star housemates we know so far will triumph? This might help you decide…Former police officer Margaret ‘Maggie’ Oliver helped expose the Rochdale grooming ring which saw a number of men caged for a string of offences against young girls when she was a detective constable in Greater Manchester Police (GMP).The mum-of-four was commended for her work during murder and gang crime inquiries.Oliver worked on sex abuse investigations in 2004 and 2010 and she joined Operation Span which looked into organised grooming in the Heywood district of Rochdale after a 2008 inquiry failed.Span secured the convictions of nine men at Liverpool Crown Court in May 2012. SunBets odds: 18/1 Thirty-year-old Ashley’s big break … [Read more...] about Who will win Celebrity Big Brother 2018? Latest winner odds and final date predictions
POETRY, music and food will be enjoyed across the world to celebrate the birth of a Scottish poet. On January 25 the annual celebration of the life and works of Robert Burns will be celebrated with suppers of Scottish food and plenty of whiskey. The first Burns supper was held in July 1801 when nine of Burns’ close friends got together to mark the fifth anniversary of their friend’s death. The night included a meal, including haggis, performances of Burns’ work and a speech in honour of the poet which are known as the Immortal Memory. One man who will be busy on Burns’ Night is Matthew Bartlett from Newport. Known to many as the Welsh wedding bagpiper, he has been piping for more than 30 years. He said: “I think it is getting more popular, I have five Burns engagements this year alone. “It’s all about the party. It’s about good food, entertainment and good company.” The evening starts by piping in the guests and the … [Read more...] about Burns Night set to be celebrated with song and supper across Gwent
TV personality Maia Dunphy will be making a return to Irish screens this January when she puts on her dancing shoes for the second season of Dancing with the Stars.The broadcaster and writer is famously married to comic genius Johnny Vegas and has worked on several Irish comedy shows during her career.The mum-of-one has worked on shows such as Podge and Rodge and Wagons Den and was a finalist on Celebrity Masterchef: Ireland back in 2013 where she finished third. Here’s the full lowdown. Where did she grow up? She’s a Dublin girl at heart, but Maia’s living arrangements as a youth were far from the norm.She attended multiple schools in her childhood and at seven years of age she moved to Paris with her parents and attended school there for several years.She returned to Dublin, going to school in Blackrock before enrolling in Trinity College to study English and French.She previously told the Irish Times: “It was the 80s and most people in Ireland … [Read more...] about Who is Dancing With The Stars’ Maia Dunphy, what shows has the broadcaster worked on, when did she marry comedian Johnny Vegas and why do the couple not live together?