Lifestyle by Press Association June 26 2019, 2.17pm Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1.49 Jeremy Hunt has spoken of his love of lambada dancing in the latest insight into the pastimes of the Tory leadership contenders. The Foreign Secretary said it was “quite an intimate dance” and the music “brings back some happy memories”. His comments came after Boris Johnson revealed a passion for making and painting model buses. On BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show, Mr Hunt had the track Lambada by Kaoma played in his honour. He said: “When I was elected as an MP in 2005 my big passion was lambada dancing, I have a lot of Brazilian friends, I used to go to the carnival in Brazil. “This just brings back some happy memories. “This is a dance for single people and quite an intimate dance so perhaps not one for the married listeners.” Mr Hunt’s passion for dancing has won … [Read more...] about Jeremy Hunt talks about his ‘big passion’ for lambada dancing
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Jean Seaton 22 June 2019 9:00 AM 22 June 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four Dorian LynskeyPicador, pp.346, £16.99 Apart from a passionate relationship with the common toad, what do George Orwell and David Attenborough have in common? H.G. Wells is the answer. The self-consciously ‘great’ old man’s bad, yet gripping, writing about utopias profoundly influenced Orwell. And Attenborough, as a lad, was entranced by Wells’s extravaganza A Short History of the World — biology, space science, archaeology, the past and the future, all delivered for children in digestible weekly parts. Attenborough said he derived from it the idea that you ought to know about everything. This ambitious lack of boundaries that they received from Wells liberated both men. As Dorian Lynskey points out in this idiosyncratic and acutely written … [Read more...] about How does today’s world compare with Orwell’s nightmare vision?
Katie Price reacted furiously to a question about drinking and driving, after she was cleared of the charge at a trial in February. The mum of five was convicted of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle , after her bright pink Range Rover was found damaged and crashed in a bush in south-east London following a boozy night out with Kris Boyson last October. She was sentenced to a three-month ban and told to pay costs towards her magistrates court fees. But appearing today on Channel 5's Jeremy Vine show, Katie was angry when the host asked her about "the drink-driving stories" in an interview about her recent press appearances. "No, it wasn't drink-driving, I was drunk in charge of a car - it's completely different from drink-driving," she hit back. "It's a keyless car, you can even open it from outside the car, so they got me even though I was in the back of the car," she said, explaining that the key had been in her handbag. "I've never been done for drink-driving. I would never … [Read more...] about Furious Katie Price says she’d never drink and drive after court conviction
Former Coventry Telegraph reporter Jeremy Vine had a lucky escape when he was hit by a car while cycling in London. The radio and television star - who has since gone on to host his own show on Channel 5 - was almost knocked off his bike when a driver took what he described as an "untidy" right turn and was swiped by the side of the car. Taking to Twitter, Mr Vine posted a video of the crash. He said he decided to take it no further when the driver stopped and "seemed sorry". He tweeted: "Car hit me today. He took a right turn in a way that was a little, shall we say, untidy. Ended up on good terms, no need to take it further. What's concerning is how no amount of alert cycling will save you from a sudden moment of total sloppiness by another road user." The tweet received a big reaction on social media - prompting a debate about cyclists. While some said the incident was scary and they were glad he was okay, one Twitter user said: "No excuse for motorists not obeying rules of the road … [Read more...] about Jeremy Vine hit by car while cycling
A former Devon tattooist and body modification artist known as Dr Evil has been sentenced to 40 months in prison today after carrying out the unregulated removal of an ear and nipples and also carrying out a tongue-splitting procedure. Brendan McCarthy, 50, was jailed at Wolverhampton Crown Court today for the string of gruesome procedures - all of which were carried out with the consent of the customers. McCarthy, who previously worked as a freelance artist at tattoo studios in Paignton and Dawlish, carried out the modifications at his studio in Wolverhampton, Dr Evil's Body Modification Emporium. The man whose nipple he removed, North Devon body piercer Nick Pinch, had said he consented to the procedure and was "very happy" with the work. McCarthy pleaded guilty last month to three counts of causing grievous bodily harm after the Court of Appeal said his customers' written consent to the procedures did not amount to a defence. McCarthy, now of Bushbury, Wolverhampton, … [Read more...] about Devon’s Dr Evil JAILED for removing customer’s ear and nipple