Doctor Who could be set to revive its beloved festive episode next year, according to new reports. The BBC sci-fi series is one of the broadcaster’s biggest hitters and is soon set to undergo another revamp when Ncuti Gatwa joins as the Fourteenth Doctor. His arrival coincides with the return of showrunner Russell T. Davies, who headed up the first few series of the reboot back in 2005. Now, it’s been speculated there is another change set to thrill fans – the potential return of a Christmas Day episode in 2023. While the show has aired New Year’s Day specials in recent years, fans have been missing the traditional episode, which hasn’t aired since 2017. It’s now believed it’s possible that Ncuti’s run as The Doctor could mark the return of these beloved yearly instalments. According to TV Zone , there are thought to be internal talks taking place about whether the show could make a return to the coveted slot. The outlet reports that there is speculation … [Read more...] about Doctor Who’s iconic Christmas special ‘could be set for big comeback’ in 2023
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Published 3 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing A five-year-old boy with special educational needs was expected to travel alone in a taxi to school, a council ombudsman has found. A report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found Hampshire County Council failed to organise appropriate transport for the child. The boy's father complained after the council offered a taxi but no escort, despite his son's needs. Council leader Rob Humby said the authority had apologised to the family. According to the report, the boy's family requested the free transport he was entitled to in 2021, as his school was more than 12 miles (9km) away from his home. The council offered shared transport, where the boy would have to spend almost two hours travelling to school each way for other children to be picked up and dropped off - an hour longer than its own … [Read more...] about Hampshire County Council transport failings for boy with special needs
Eddie Izzard has been praised by viewers for requesting the use of ‘she’ and ‘her’ pronouns during her latest appearance on Sky Arts Portrait Artist Of The Year. The stand-up comedian appeared on Thursday’s installment which saw contestants creating a portrait of the star. During the programme, Eddie asked host Stephen Mangan and the contestants if she could be addressed as ‘she’ or ‘her’, confirming that she was ‘gender fluid’. ‘This is the first programme I’ve asked if I can be she and her, a little transition period,’ she said, according to the Daily Mail. ‘People just assume, well, know me from before… I’m gender fluid, I just want to be based in girl mode from now on.’ Taking to Twitter in the days after the show was aired, fans sent messages of love and praise to Eddie for standing up and ‘being who she is’. One tweeted: ‘I believe @eddieizzard is the best stand up comedian, and I’m happy that she can be who she wants to be. And I’m saying this publicly to … [Read more...] about Eddie Izzard praised by viewers for requesting ‘she’ and ‘her’ pronouns during Portrait Artist Of The Year
Singer-songwriter Fleur East has been announced as the 12th contestant to join this year’s Strictly Come Dancing cast. She joins an already star-studded line-up including football icon Tony Adams MBE , Britain’s Got Talent’s Molly Rainford , comedian and author Ellie Taylor , Bros heartthrob Matt Goss , Kiss FM DJ Tyler West , Paralympian Ellie Simmonds , comedian Jayde Adams , Loose Women presenter Kaye Adams , Radio 2 host Richie Anderson , Hear’Say singer and soap star Kym Marsh , and former Hollyoaks actor Will Mellor . Upon being cast, Fleur hinted Strictly would be an emotional journey for her, as her late father was a fan of the show. ‘It’s such an honour to be on the show after years of watching it with my Father who loved it so much,’ she said. ‘Unfortunately my Dad is no longer with us but I know he will be watching over the ballroom in spirit. I’m doing this to make him and my family proud and can’t wait to get my dancing shoes … [Read more...] about Who is Fleur East as she joins the Strictly 2022 line up?
FLEUR East has revealed she’s signed up to Strictly Come Dancing 2022. The former X Factor star, who is now a presenter on Hits Radio, announced today that she’ll be competing in the show when it returns this autumn. Speaking on Hits radio this morning, Fleur, 34, said: "I’m equally nervous and thrilled to be part of this year’s Strictly line up. "I’m excited to learn new skills and I want to soak up every moment of this magical experience. "It’s such an honour to be on the show after years of watching it with my Father who loved it so much. "Unfortunately my Dad is no longer with us but I know he will be watching over the ballroom in spirit. More on Strictly WALTZING ON This is who is taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2022 so far DANCING QUEEN X Factor and radio star is latest celeb to join Strictly Come Dancing 2022 "I’m doing this to make him and my family proud and can’t wait to get my dancing … [Read more...] about X Factor and radio star is latest celeb to join Strictly Come Dancing 2022
Jesse Marsch may not want reminding that Ted Lasso also needed a miracle in the final week of the season to avoid Premier League relegation. Should Leeds United pull off a great escape next weekend, the Hollywood moment will be Pascal Struijk’s last-gasp equaliser on Sunday. Even the scriptwriters of Lasso, the fictional soccer coach from the United States, would struggle to come up with a finale like Struijk’s goal, which sent the Leeds’ bench sprinting down the touchline in celebration. Moments earlier, fans turned on the board and seemed resigned to returning to the Championship. Struijk’s headed goal gives them a glimmer of hope that their American coach can keep them safe. Their survival will go to the wire against Brentford on Sunday, with Burnley’s two matches determining what they need. The manic celebrations were sparked because the goal could keep them up. “The players emptied their tanks and got that point, which could wind up being a massive moment for us,” said … [Read more...] about Pascal Struijk strikes at the death to rescue point for Leeds to move them out of relegation zone
Eric Trump has stressed that his father is "not playing" when it comes to national security and "protecting the free world against lunacy." Speaking in an interview with Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures , the president's second eldest son said: "I think having three or four aircraft carriers parked right off the peninsula really shows the might of a nation." His comments appeared to be a nod to the deployment of three Navy aircraft carrier groups to the Korean Peninsula last month, in a move that Defense Department chief spokeswoman Dana White told The Hill at the time was "not directed towards any particular threat," rather "a demonstration that we can do something that no one else in the world can." However, Trump appeared to have a different opinion of the deployment of the carriers, telling Fox News host Maria Bartiromo that neither his father nor Secretary of Defense James Mattis were the kind of people who played games with national security. "It also makes it very … [Read more...] about Eric Trump: My dad isn’t playing games on national security
By Sajid Iqbal Published 28 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics India-Pakistan independence There are few personalities in India and Pakistan who left a lasting legacy on both sides of the border as iconic engineer and philanthropist, Sir Ganga Ram. Hospitals in Delhi and Lahore - built by his trust and family in his name - continue to uphold his legacy to this day. While Pakistan's Lahore city was his home, during the 1947 Partition of India , his family moved to Delhi in India. Ganga Ram died in 1927, but writer Sadat Hasan Manto's short story, The Garland, summed up just how much the man and his legacy is intertwined with the city of Lahore. In the story, said to be based on a true incident during the Partition, a mob attacks Ganga Ram's statue in front of his hospital to wipe out his Hindu name. But when a man is … [Read more...] about Who is Sir Ganga Ram and why his legacy lives on in India and Pakistan?
A 39-year-old man has been charged over ‘linked’ attacks in remote northwest Scotland which left one man dead and three injured. John MacKinnon, 47, was shot dead yesterday at his home in Sasaig, in the Teangue area of the Isle of Skye. From local accounts it is believed he was trying to save others by preventing his attacker from getting hold of the gun. John was killed just half an hour before a woman – believed to be his sister, Rowena MacDonald – was stabbed near Tarskavaig at around 9am. Two people were then injured in a second shooting in Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh, on the mainland, over 30 miles away by road. They have been named locally as osteopath John Don MacKenzie and his wife Fay, a mental health nurse. Paying tribute to John, his family said in a statement: ‘John was a loving husband, father-of-six, brother, uncle and grandfather to his family, and was a much-loved member of the community. ‘John loved the outdoors, was a keen motorcyclist and, as a … [Read more...] about Man, 39, charged over gun attacks in Scotland which killed dad-of-six
Three David Lomas reunites people with missing family members in a new season of David Lomas Investigates. Saturday Building The Kiwi Dream Three, 7pm Kiwi fisherman Matt Watson (The ITM Fishing Show) and his wife Kaylene are building their dream home in the Bay of Islands. The couple have ambitious plans for the spectacular site but Covid lockdowns, site access issues and the threat of a tsunami mean this project won’t be all plain sailing. Sunday Skyscraper Three, 8pm Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson stars in this slightly bonkers but mildly entertaining disaster movie about a man who must rescue his family from the tallest building in the world after it becomes a towering inferno. READ MORE: What has Shortland Street taught us about nursing? Georgia Rule: Lindsay Lohan's last great performance comes to Netflix Who are the contestants on Celebrity Treasure Island 2022? The Equalizer Prime, 8.35pm Queen Latifah returns for season two of this … [Read more...] about TV Guide highlights: Saturday August 13 to Friday August 19