THIS year Children In Need celebrates its 37th anniversary, and the appeal is set to be bigger and better than ever before.A record-breaking £55 million was raised at the annual charity event last year – from the new host to how you can get involved, here’s what you need to know about 2016's edition.This year’s action-packed appeal show is taking place tonight, with proceedings kicking off at 7.30pm on BBC One.There will also be The One Show's Children In Need Special at 7pm.The live show moves over to BBC Two at 10pm for 40 minutes and then back to BBC One until the 1am finish.Following the death of Sir Terry Wogan, who contributed so much to the show since 1980, Graham Norton will be taking over hosting duties.Graham said: “It is a huge privilege to join the presenting team for the Children in Need Appeal show."This year we’d love to raise as much money as we possibly can in honour of the late Sir Terry Wogan."The Sun revealed that … [Read more...] about What time is Children in Need 2016 on tonight, who is the host and what is this year’s song?
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2016 was a tough year, as we said goodbye to some of our best known and well-loved figures - from George Michael and Carrie Fisher to Prince and David Bowie. And the losses have continued into 2017 with the sad news that Bill Paxton had passed away, following the deaths of stars such as Gorden Kaye, John Hurt and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. Here's a look at all of the celebrities we've lost in 2017 so far who have inspired generations. NOVEMBER Keith Barron Actor Keith Barron died on November 15 aged 83 after a short illness. Barron was most famous for his role in sitcom Duty Free in the 1980s. He also starred ITV drama Where the Heart Is and in 2007 appeared on Coronation Street as George Trench. Antonio Carluccio Italian chef Antonio Carluccio died on November 8 aged 80, after a fall at home. London-based Antonio's career spanned an epic 50 years, but he was best known for BBC Two's Tow Greedy Italians, which he hosted with fellow Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo. He also opened the much … [Read more...] about Celebrity deaths in 2017: Famous faces gone too soon from Fats Domino to Hugh Hefner
TRANSFER deadline day is finally here, and it's time for a manic rush of business before the window slams shut at 11pm.Jack Wilshere completed his year-long loan to Bournemouth.Crystal Palace lead the Premier League candidates to sign the Gunners outcast, but don't rule out a move abroad potentially to AC Milan.Meanwhile, David Luiz could be one of the biggest arrivals as Chelsea line up a shock £32m bid to bring him back to Stamford Bridge.Joe Hart has finalised his loan deal to Torino, while Mario Balotelli is finally on the verge of ending his Liverpool nightmare.See all the done deals from the transfer windowWhat is a football medical and why do Premier League players sometimes fail themWhy the high-tech, mega-money world of modern football still goes mad for fax machines on transfer deadline dayWho does YOUR team need before the window slams shut tonightJames Rodriguez, Isco, Antoine Griezmann and Romelu Lukaku and other big money deals clubs would love to … [Read more...] about Transfer Deadline Day LIVE: Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere completes Bournemouth loan switch while David Luiz to Chelsea still yet to be confirmed
Egypt remains on track with its policy of restricting political education programs offered by international organizations. Germany's Friedrich Naumann Foundation, affiliated with the Free Democratic Party (FDP), was forced to close its small liaison office in Cairo last week. The organization had already moved its regional office from Jordan to Egypt due to a de facto ban on its activities, and other foundations and organizations have also been pressured into leaving the country. The closure highlights the already strained relations between Cairo and Berlin and the continuing deterioration of freedom of expression and opposition on the Nile. "This latest decision is another measure by the Egyptian government that inhibits an open, pluralistic dialogue in society," the foundation said in a public statement, adding that it regretted that no diplomatic solution had been reached. Last week, diplomatic efforts had entailed Berlin summoning the Egyptian ambassador to Germany, Badr … [Read more...] about Naumann Foundation closure leads to political conflict between Berlin, Cairo
US President Donald Trump is looking for a suitable candidate to take over the US Federal Reserve Bank, which is by many accounts the second most important position in America after the president. But the casting for the job is a throwback to his days on the reality TV show "The Apprentice" when he played himself, Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and businessman. In the show, he selected candidates from a group of applicants who were then allowed to work for him as an "apprentice." The process was long and accompanied by as much spectacle as possible. As president, Trump is now staging what the political website The Hill mockingly called "Central Bank Apprentice." For months, Trump has been tossing out names — such as Gary Cohn, formerly the number two at the investment bank Goldman Sachs, and who was seen as a favorite for the position for several months — only to drop them unceremoniously. Trump then spontaneously let Republican senators have a say by a show … [Read more...] about Donald Trump to new Fed boss: You’re hired!