THIS scrawl by John Lennon was a hit as a collection of Beatles memorabilia went under the hammer. It was one of two strange scribbles by the late musician that together went for £9,563. Items from the band’s Hamburg years included letters to German photographer Astrid Kirchherr. Lennon ’s work permits for visits to the city fetched £137,750. A letter from John Lennon sold for £50,250, while photographs of the Beatles arriving at Hamburg airport in June 1962 were sold for £12,750. The collection was sold for a total of £383,823 by auctioneers Bonhams in London on Wednesday. Most read in Music Exclusive 'WAKE-UP CALL' I quit drinking to make our best album yet, says Royal Blood's Mike Kerr DIVIDE & CONQUER Can you guess the football-mad celebrity in this throwback childhood pic? 'I'M FREE' Jesy Nelson says 'I didn't know I could be this happy' after quitting Little Mix … [Read more...] about Strange drawings by John Lennon sell at auction for over £9,500 – but could your two-year-old do better?
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It's fair to assume that you know your own home pretty well. With everything that has happened during the pandemic, the chances are it's where you've spent most of the last year. But, every now and then someone makes a discovery about their own home, which leaves you questioning how on Earth they didn't even know. The latter is exactly what happened to one man, who only discovered he had a 'secret' dishwasher hiding away in his kitchen after two whole years of living in his home. Imagine two years of unnecessarily slaving over a sink full of pots and pans? Absolute devastation. Tom Hale took to Twitter to share his discovery, explaining that the entire time he had believed it was a 'fake cupboard,' which just goes to show his level of curiosity. "I am in shock. Lived in this flat for two years and only just discovered TODAY it has a dishwasher," he wrote on Twitter. "I thought it was a fake cupboard. I've wasted days of my life washing up." For those of us fortunate … [Read more...] about Confused man finds hidden dishwasher in home he’s been living in for last two years
A young woman has warned others not to go out alone in the evenings after she was assaulted by a group of men while jogging in a park near her home. Cait Smith, 23, was running alone in Castle Park, Colchester when she was grabbed from behind by three men and had her head 'smashed' into the ground. The Essex admin assistant was left with a swollen black eye and scrapes and bruises covering her arms, as she warned fellow women not to venture out alone in the dark. After posting a warning message about the assault on Facebook, Cait has been inundated with messages of support from thousands of people. 23-year-old admin assistant Cait Smith was attacked by a group of men as she ran through a Colchester park earlier this week Feisty: Regular jogger Cait (above) was assaulted by three men while on a night run in Essex. The self-proclaimed 'feisty' young woman was able to fight off her attackers Regular runner Cait was jogging on Tuesday night at around 10pm … [Read more...] about Female jogger, 23, is attacked from behind by three men and pinned to the ground in ‘terrifying’ night time assault
Camila Cabello's live-action Cinderella film with skip the traditional movie theater release and go straight to the small screen. Deadline reported on Thursday that Amazon Studios is closing in on a deal to acquire worldwide rights to the film from Sony Pictures. There is no premiere date as of yet but it will be available to stream on Amazon Prime later this year. Big news: Camila Cabello's live-action Cinderella film with skip the traditional movie theater release and go straight to the small screen, as she is seen in West Hollywood on Tuesday It was reported last year that the musical reimagining of the film will have a feminist twist. In May 2020, The Sun reported that new cast member Missy Elliott will now be performing a version of the female empowerment song Single Ladies by Beyoncé, dressed as a town crier in one scene. A source tells the publication: 'They want to make her an inspirational figure for young girls who are watching it, showing they … [Read more...] about Camila Cabello’s live-action Cinderella film ‘with a feminist twist’ will skip movie theaters and instead head to Amazon Prime
The Conservatives' big win in the Hartlepool by-election has been reflected in early results from English council elections. The Conservatives seized Redditch and Nuneaton and Bedworth councils in the Midlands, along with Harlow in Essex and Northumberland. But they also lost Castle Point to independents. In Scotland, where results are beginning to trickle in, the SNP had seven Holyrood seats as of 3pm on Friday afternoon, while the Liberal Democrats had one. The SNP's share of the vote was down slightly, by 1.7%, while the Conservatives' had risen by 0.9%. But that was very early in the counting process. Advertisement UK elections live: Follow latest results and reaction as 'Super Thursday' votes counted Full election results In England, the Tories also took control of Dudley from no overall control, at a council where Labour previously had the highest number of seats. More on Conservatives Election results: … [Read more...] about Election results: Conservatives gain three councils as ‘Super Thursday’ counts continue