SHE is known for making her audience chuckle - but will comedian Shazia Mirza be laughing after her stint on Celebs in Solitary? The actress and writer has shown she is not shy of pushing boundaries with her comedy - but what else do we know about her? Here's the lowdown... Who is Shazia Mirza? Mirza was born in October 1979 in Birmingham as the eldest daughter of Pakistani parents, who moved to Britain's 'Second City' in the 1960s. Before finding fame as an entertainer, she worked as a science teacher and once taught Dizzee Rascal, the award-winning rapper. Her stand-up career really began to gain prominence thanks to a joke she would make at the start of acts soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "My name is Shazia Mirza - at least, that is what it says on my pilot's license," she would say, in reference to the men who hijacked four passenger planes before deliberately crashing them in 2001. Apart from her comedy shows, Mirza is also a regular contributor to a variety of … [Read more...] about Who is Shazia Mirza? Celebrity Island 2017 castaway, stand-up comedian, writer and TV panellist
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Indian and Pakistani army soldiers were filmed dancing together to Bollywood and Punjabi songs following joint military anti-terrorism drills in Russia. The dance party took place at an anti-terrorism drill hosted by Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and held in Russian town of Chebarkul. The rare camaraderie between both armies was captured by India-based New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV). “The soldiers of all participating countries were attending a function arranged by the Indian Army on the second-last day of the exercises, where they celebrated together by dancing,” reports Pakistani newspaper, the Express Tribune. The SCO Peace Mission 2018 was the first summit involving troops from eight member countries. It ended on August 30 after eight days of exercises. The military meetup takes place every two years, but this is the first time two South Asian nuclear neighbors participated in the event. READ MORE: Russia should be back in G7 as ‘we spend 25% of … [Read more...] about Indian & Pakistani army troops join together for Bollywood dance party (VIDEO)
West Midlands Ambulance Service expressed their delight at being part of the team who won the factual series Bafta TV award for BBC One's Ambulance. They tweeted: "Wow! "We are so humbled to have won a @BAFTA! "Thank you so much to our amazing staff, everyone behind the scenes who made it happen, Dragonfly TV for showcasing the ambulance service with such raw honesty & to the public for their fantastic support! " Up-and-coming actress Molly Windsor has beaten Hollywood heavyweights Claire Foy and Thandie Newton for the leading actress prize at the TV Baftas. Windsor, 20, triumphed for her role Three Girls, a drama about the Rochdale child sex abuse scandal, which also won the best mini-series prize at the ceremony. It told the harrowing story of the children who were groomed, sexually abused and trafficked by British Pakistani men in Rochdale. Foy had been nominated for a second consecutive year for her role as the Queen in The Crown, while Newton was nominated for Line Of Duty. … [Read more...] about BBC One documentary Ambulance wins BAFTA Award
0 Comments Molly Windsor beats Claire Foy and Thandie Newton at TV Baftas BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Up-and-coming actress Molly Windsor has beaten Hollywood heavyweights Claire Foy and Thandie Newton for the leading actress prize at the TV Baftas. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/molly-windsor-beats-claire-foy-and-thandie-newton-at-tv-baftas-36903024.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article36903013.ece/6459d/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_960e3aff-51a9-40cb-a17f-8b3ab10eea60_1 Email Up-and-coming actress Molly Windsor has beaten Hollywood heavyweights Claire Foy and Thandie Newton for the leading actress prize at the TV Baftas. Windsor, 20, triumphed for her role Three Girls, a drama about the Rochdale child sex abuse scandal, which also won the best mini-series prize at the ceremony. It told the harrowing story of the children who were groomed, sexually abused and trafficked by British Pakistani men in Rochdale. Foy had … [Read more...] about Molly Windsor beats Claire Foy and Thandie Newton at TV Baftas
Amber Rudd served as Home Secretary from July 2016 until April 29 this year when she resigned after widespread criticism over the Windrush Scandal. The 54-year-old Hasting and Rye MP is the fastest rising politician to one of the Great Offices of State since the Second World War - having only been an MP for six years at the time of her appointment. Who is Amber Rudd? What's her background? Amber Rudd is a Conservative MP who has served as Home Secretary from 2016 til April 2018. She has previously served as Energy and Climate Change Secretary. Ms Rudd campaigned for Britain to stay in the EU ahead of the 2016 Brexit vote. She is also vice-chairman of the parliamentary committee on female genital mutilation, chairperson of the all-party parliamentary group for sex equality and has campaigned to see more women in Cabinet positions. Rudd married the late writer and critic A.A. Gill in 1990 and they had two children before separating in 1995. Before entering politics she worked … [Read more...] about Who is Amber Rudd, why has she resigned as Home Secretary over the Windrush scandal and who is her ex-husband AA Gill?