With Valentine's Day being one of the most popular days of the year to propose, no doubt there will be plenty of brides and grooms already on the lookout for the perfect venue to say "I do." In November Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand popped the question to girlfriend Kate Wright on a helipad at Abu Dhabi's St Regis Hotel, watched by the pundit's young children, and at the start of the year Coronation Street star Faye Brookes, who plays Kate Connor, announced her engagement to Pop Idol finalist Gareth Gates. Gareth proposed at a friend’s high-rise apartment in New York with a four-carat diamond ring and a 17-minute song that he had written for his lady, played on the grand piano, and the couple both cried. Both of these romantic proposals which tugged at the heartstrings bode well for the big day. If Kate and Rio and Faye and Gareth are looking for inspiration, here are some of the locations chosen by other famous faces for their wedding and honeymoon. Tanya … [Read more...] about Where do Manchester celebrities get married and go on their honeymoon?
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Hugh Jackman is the son of a Ten Pound Pom who became the founding father of the movie superhero genre – and he did it all without ever visiting Ramsey Street or Summer Beach. The star’s journey to becoming The Greatest Showman has been long and winding but he’s enjoying every minute of every encore. Not content with dominating the box office and pop charts with his labour of love musical, the Australian-born impresario has been selling out arenas around the world with his live stage show – and he’s had to add extra dates in Scotland to cope with demand. Jackman is also been booked for the prestigious opening slot for next week’s Brit Awards with his title song The Greatest Show – completing his unlikely journey from stage hero to movie hardman Wolverine and back again. He started life as a serious actor in his home city of Sydney, where his Cambridge-born parents had emigrated in the 60s as part of the Ten Pound Pom discount travel deal … [Read more...] about From stage to Wolverine and back again as Hugh Jackman gets ready for Scots gigs
Australia 13 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47221362 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Australian PM Scott Morrison says he will re-open a controversial detention centre on Christmas Island, after a historic defeat in … [Read more...] about Australia to revive island detention centre
It has become one of the most talked about musical travesties. Nearly 40 years ago this month, novelty tune Shaddap You Face by Joe Dolce famously kept Ultravox’s Vienna, one of the 80s’ greatest tunes, from the No1 spot. Two years ago, Ultravox singer Midge Ure was invited to meet Joe – and refused. But not because he’s bitter. Midge, 65, said: “I’ve never met him. When I was in Australia I got a message from a promoter – do you want to meet Joe Dolce – and I said, ‘No’. “Not because of any gripe or bad feelings but I’ve had 40 years of people talking about Joe ‘bloody’ Dolce and I don’t want to spend what I’ve got left talking about when I met him. “So I said, ‘Thanks very much, say ‘hi‘ from me, but no, I just can’t go there’.” Vienna was kept off the No1 spot by John Lennon’s Woman for a week and then by Shaddap You Face for a further three … [Read more...] about Why Ultravox singer snubbed meeting Joe Dolce after iconic 80s chart battle
Parents of a 'funny and happy' little girl who died after choking at nursery have campaigned to get more nursery staff trained in paediatric first aid so that it doesn't happen to anyone else. Mum Joanne Thompson had just returned to work from maternity leave when she received the call every parent dreads. Her baby Millie had choked whilst eating mashed potato and had been rushed to hospital by ambulance. By the time Joanne and her husband Dan arrived, little Millie had died. She was just nine months old. Devastated, the couple only then realised that they'd never asked questions about how many paediatric first aiders were at the nursery, reports Birmingham Live. It's just not something many parents even think to ask because they wrongly assume that all the staff with be qualified. But, by law there only needs to be one person present who is trained in children's first aid care. Horrified by this, Joanne and Dan set up a Facebook page calling for people to sign a petition for all … [Read more...] about Parents whose daughter choked to death at nursery campaign for changes