TODAY, March 5 marks one year since Britain saw its first citizen die from Covid-19. To mark the anniversary, Brits are being asked to light a candle and hold a minutes silence for Covid Memorial Day. What is Covid Memorial Day? A day-long “virtual commemoration” of those we have lost to Covid-19 over the last year culminating in a 7pm candle-lit minute’s silence. On 5 March 2020, the BBC reported that a 75-year-old woman in the Royal Berkshire Hospital had become the first Briton to die of COVID-19. Exactly one year and so many deaths on, Covid Memorial Day will be a moment for Britain’s to take a moment to grieve. Virtually every nation that has had large numbers of Covid deaths have held national memorials. Spain, for example, had a 10-day period of remembrance period and last month, the first thing that Joe Biden did was to hold a national Covid Memorial Day. The reaction of so many Americans after the event was: “I hadn’t realised just how much I’d … [Read more...] about What time is the minute silence for Covid Memorial Day today, Friday, March 5?
JAMES ARTHUR has spent the last eight years dominating the charts – but in 2021 he’s planning to take over the box office too. The British singer-songwriter has revealed he has landed his first acting role in an upcoming film after taking secret acting lessons and auditioning in lockdown. In an exclusive interview, he said: “There’s actually a couple of really exciting projects that I’m involved in and we’re trying to get up and running in terms of my acting. There’s going to be some acting stuff coming up. “I’ve done a few lessons and shot a few casting videos and I’m choosing between a couple of agents at the moment.” James stayed tight-lipped on details of the production, but when asked if shooting would begin this year, he teased: “I think there’s a really good chance that it will, yeah. It’s a film. Actually, film and TV, because there are two things going on. “There’s a really interesting idea we’ve got for a TV show. I’m sure you’re going to hear some stuff in … [Read more...] about James Arthur lands his first acting role in upcoming film after taking secret lessons during lockdown
He captivated readers around the world with Captain Corelli's Mandolin, his tale of a doomed love affair set in wartime Greece . But it seems that best-selling author Louis de Bernieres no longer melts hearts north of the England-Scotland border. For I can disclose that he has just been unceremoniously sacked as Patron of the British Banjo Mandolin and Guitar Federation because of, he believes, his views about how to resolve the question of Scottish independence. 'I have actually been 'cancelled',' he says. 'I had a letter published in the Times about how the rest of the UK ought to have a say in whether we wanted independence from the Scots. Best-selling author Louis de Bernieres has just been unceremoniously sacked as Patron of the British Banjo Mandolin and Guitar Federation 'Some Scottish snowflakes protested to the BMG [the Federation] and I was fired.' The Federation, whose aim is 'to promote the performance and education of banjo, mandolin and guitar', … [Read more...] about SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Captain Corelli’s Mandonlin author gets sacked as patron of banjo society!
FOR the first time, scientists have discovered the key ingredients for life on Earth present on an asteroid. Water and organic matter were found during an analysis of a fragment collected from the cosmic rock Itokawa by a Japanese spacecraft. The finding adds weight to the theory that life may spread from one planet to another by piggybacking on asteroids and other space debris. If true, this could explain how life arose here on Earth and would heavily imply that alien lifeforms are present across the known universe. On top of that, the discovery sheds fresh light on the constantly evolving processes of the universe, scientists said. "These findings are really exciting as they reveal complex details of an asteroid’s history and how its evolution pathway is so similar to that of the prebiotic Earth," said team member Dr Queenie Chan of Royal Holloway University in London. Itokawa is a 500-metre wide space rock that orbits within the inner Solar System. It's thought … [Read more...] about Water and building blocks for life found on ASTEROID for first time giving hope for ET discovery
LAUNDRY is the bane of every parents' life, but what if there was a way to cut it out? Mum-of-four Jennifer Barton, 38, from South London, is set to save £2,000 in a year as well as three hours of her time every week, after making the decision to rent her kids' clothes instead of buying them. Sound appealing? Jennifer shared her tips with Fabulous - so you can do the same... When our monthly clothing parcel arrives on our doorstep from thelittleloop, there’s a flurry of excitement - in fact, it almost feels like it’s Christmas all over again. My daughters - Diana, 10, Liv, eight, Stella, five, and Ada, three - rush downstairs to unpack the parcel: they know what’s in there since they went on a ‘shopping spree’ on the website just a few days ago. The clothes are even lovelier up close: a rainbow striped skater dress from Kite, a sunflower frock that feels like summer from Frugi, a smart grey pinafore skirt from Jackalo... In a month, we’ll pack everything up … [Read more...] about I’m a mum-of-four & I’ll save £2k by RENTING my kids’ clothes – I’m saving three hours a week by skipping laundry too