National treasure Olivia Colman has scooped a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The royal gong caps an awards-littered few months for the actress, 45, who claimed an Oscar and Bafta for The Favourite earlier this year. There were OBEs for Oliver's Army crooner Elvis Costello, chief scout Bear Grylls, and Good Wife star Cush Jumbo. Along with the famous names, the list also celebrates the efforts of those working to improve people's lives. Of the 1,073 people honoured across the UK in this year's list, 47% are women - slightly down on some previous lists. 10.4% come from a BAME background - the highest ever, by a small margin, in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Olivia Colman Olivia Colman said she was "totally thrilled" and "humbled" to be made a CBE for services to drama. The Oscar-winner first found fame as Sophie, the girlfriend of David Mitchell's neurotic Mark, in the British comedy Peep Show. She said in a statement to the Press Association: "I'm totally thrilled, delighted and … [Read more...] about Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019 in full
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In this extended transcript of his interview with correspondent Tracy Smith for "Sunday Morning," broadcasting giant Howard Stern opens up about his parents and wife, psychoanalysis, apologizing for his past interviews, the freedom of being on SiriusXM satellite radio, and the art of the interview which, he says, is disappearing. Howard Stern: My mother said to me, I said, "Oh mom, tomorrow I'm talking to 'CBS Sunday Morning.'" She goes, "Why don't you tell me you're on TV?" I go, "No, no, no." I'm trying to explain to her that it's taped in advance. (LAUGHS) Tracy Smith: So, your first two books were best sellers, they set records. Stern: They did. Smith: And now you're saying, "Throw 'em away"? Stern: Yes, yes, that's the message in the new book. First of all, I didn't expect to write a new book. You know, I was done with books, the world of books. They're torture. They take a lotta time and I actually put a lotta thought into these things. But I looked at my last two books … [Read more...] about Extended transcript: Howard Stern
Each candidate in the forthcoming Stoke-on-Trent City Council elections has been given 150 words to introduce themselves to enable you to make up your mind when it comes to who gets your vote on May 2. If candidates went over, they were cut back. So, take a look at what each candidate had to say here.... (* = previously elected). Abbey Hulton and Townsend (two seats) Mel Baddeley (City Independents) “I believe that everyone matters, everyone has a story, a past, and a future and a reason to exist... but with all the government’s cuts.. it’s caused the implementation of food banks... depression, anxiety and in some cases suicide. "I live in my ward, and every day I’m out there listening to all the problems and issues that all my residents have to cope with. They know I’m there for them and I will do everything within my power to help. "I’m involved with a lot of my local residents’ groups, and we have a lot of community minded people. In fact we … [Read more...] about Local elections: An introduction to the candidates
0 Have your say We have had hundreds of messages for Peterborough mum’s sent in to us this week - here is the entire list - use cntrl f to search for your surname BUNYAN,ELIZABETH: thank you for being both a amazing mum and nan to Callum.love you so much.your one in a million,literally!xxx l GAUNT, MADALINE: Thank you for being the best Mum and Nana in all the world. Happy Mothers Day, with all our love, Sheridan and your ever-loving Grand daughters, Chantelle and Elisha xxxl NELSON JULIE: thank you for being the best mum and Nanny love from nats Chris Nikki Paul Bailey and willow amber xxxxl LENTON SARA Happy mothers day to an amazing mum lots of love Chloe & Melanie xxl WELLS CHRISTINE thank you so much for being an amazing mum and nan to all your children and grandchildren hope you enjoy your special day love all the family xxl Happy Mother’s Day Jean Gunn you are the best xxxLove Lisa n Richiel Theresa: Happy Mothers Day to a wonderful … [Read more...] about We love you, Mum!
The man responsible for saving Germany from its mobile dead zones has a rather counterintuitive task at the moment. Jochen Homann, the head of Germany's Bundesnetzagentur, the agency in charge of the country's telecommunications grid, has to create the mother of all dead zones. One that is absolutely unreliable, unavoidable and offers not even a smidgen of mobile service. Starting March 19, Homann's employees will activate jammers from their office in Mainz-Gonsenheim. That office, located in a former barracks that employees refer to as "the bunker," will soon host an auction of dizzying proportions. And Homann is something like the chief auctioneer. The goods that will ultimately go to the highest bidder aren't even all that glamorous; they are invisible, intangible, tasteless frequencies, or rather, the rights to use certain transmission frequencies. At the auction, Homann will be putting licenses to operate Germany's mobile networks up for bid. But not just any mobile networks -- 5G … [Read more...] about Fast, Expensive and Politically Polarizing: Germany Prepares to Auction Its 5G Frequencies