Forget the ghouls of Halloween, when it comes to dressing up the most creative outfits always emerge on World Books Day. And despite schools being closed due to lockdown, today was no exception as celebs including Joe Wicks and Myleene Klass too the opportunity to have some fun. Myleene shared a photo of eight-year-old daughter Hero as a bright red crayon from Oliver Jeffers' popular children's book The Day The Crayons Quit. She wrote: "Happy #worldbookday from ‘the angry’ red crayon." Joe Wicks took things on step further, joining daughter Marley in her Disney inspired costume. The PE With Joe social media star took on the role of the circus ringmaster, while his adorable youngster was Dumbo. Always popular, Roald Dahl classic Charlie And The Chocolate Factory was the choice of former Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes daughter Alaia-Mai. The seven-year-old was dressed as Willy Wonka, the enigmatic sweet factory owner. Rochelle, who shares her three children with … [Read more...] about Joe Wicks does Dumbo while Myleene Klass’ girl is a crayon – celebs mark World Book Day
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WORLD Book Day 2021 celebrates everything to do with literature and reading. The annual event, led by charity Unesco , is largely targeted towards children and aimed at encouraging their love of reading. When is World Book Day? This year, World Book Day falls TODAY on March 4. This is the 24th year that the event has been held. It comes around on the first Thursday of March every year, in the UK. The day is also acknowledged globally in over 100 countries across the world. Other countries celebrate World Book Day on William Shakespeare 's birthday - April, 23. What happens on the day and who takes part? The day is a celebration of everything to do with books - from the authors and illustrators to the children who read them. Children of all ages come together to celebrate reading - having the chance to dress up as their favourite literary character on the day. The aim of the event is to encourage more children to discover the pleasures of books … [Read more...] about When is World Book Day 2021 and what is this year’s theme?
Their messiah is no longer in power, but some followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory believe that Donald Trump will return to the throne today. Followers of the wide-ranging movement think the former president is waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles and will eventually be restored to high office. But why on 4 March? Well, that date was, until the 20th amendment was passed in 1933, the inauguration date for presidents. The fringe belief that is still the rightful date comes from the unfounded claim among some QAnon followers that the US turned from a country to a corporation after the District of Columbia Organic Act in 1871. Advertisement Some claim that any president sworn in before that date is therefore illegitimate. March the 4th began spreading among QAnon followers only days after Joe Biden was sworn in on 20 January. More from US COVID-19: San Diego Zoo's great apes given experimental coronavirus … [Read more...] about Followers of ‘doomsday cult’ QAnon believe Donald Trump will retake power today
Europe's competition watchdog has launched two investigations into Apple - including the way it limits the use of the contactless payment function on iPhones. The European Commission said it was looking into the US tech giant's Apple Pay platform as well as its mobile app store. It said there were concerns that the company's practices hurt consumers by limiting choice and innovation and keeping prices high. Apple dismissed the complaints as "baseless". The commission is looking at whether Apple Pay's rules require online stores to make it the preferred or default option - effectively shutting out rival payment systems. Advertisement It is also concerned about the "tap and go" function of Apple's iPhone handsets being reserved for the use of the Apple Pay platform. EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said it came at a time when growth in mobile payment systems was accelerating due to the coronavirus crisis increasing online … [Read more...] about EU launches two investigations into Apple