IT WAS the astonishing and groundbreaking nature documentary which took us under the sea like never before. And 20 years on, the BBC is bringing you a new series of Blue Planet after film crews spent four years scouring the seas for a fresh cast of aquatic animals. Here is what you need to know... The new series of Blue Planet II was announced back in February and will air on October 29. The seven-part documentary sequel comes 20 years after the original series, which set out to explore the deepest and darkest realms of the world's oceans. One of the most memorable and heartbreaking scenes was a brutal attack by a group of killer whales on one of their babies. Other creatures featured included dolphins, fish including marlins and sea birds. And when it aired in 2001, it received widespread acclaim from both the public and critics alike. It also made nearly £20 million in the sales of DVDs, books and broadcast rights, while the show was sold to more than 150 territories across the … [Read more...] about When is Blue Planet II on BBC1, is David Attenborough involved, what new sea creatures are featured and where is it filmed?
What is it? Only the boxing fight of the year! Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin meet in a middleweight super bout that will make Mayweather vs McGregor look like a car park dust-up. The bout, between two fighters with only one defeat between them, sees the WBA, WBC, IBF and The Ring belts put on the line. When is it and where is it taking place? The two fearsome fighters will meet in the ring on September 16, 2017 - ie this weekend. The fight will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, America. What time is it likely to start? The fighters will take to the ring at approximately 3.30am UK time, but that could be delayed depending on the outcomes in the undercard bouts, and therefore could be more like 4am. What TV channel is it on? Saul Canelo Alvarez knocked out Amir Khan at the T-Mobile Arena last year Credit: Reuters You can watch this one on Box Nation, a dedicated boxing … [Read more...] about GGG vs Canelo: What time will the fight start, what date is it on and who is predicted to win?
The eye of the killer storm made landfall again just west of Cameron, Louisiana, this morning and it is now moving inland. ‘Catastrophic and life-threatening’ flooding is ongoing in southeastern Texas and parts of southwestern Louisiana, according to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC). Although Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, it is continuing to wreak havoc and it is thought that 450,000 people will need disaster assistance. Where is Tropical Storm Harvey now? The eye of Tropical Storm Harvey was last located after it made landfall just west of Cameron in Louisiana near the Texas border this morning. At 4am CDT, Harvey was about 5 miles (10km) west of Cameron, Louisiana, and 30 miles (50km) east-southeast away from Port Arthur, Texas. The NHC's latest update said Harvey was moving inland in the north-northeast direction at nearly 7 mph (11 km/h). Harvey is now set to gradually weaken. The NHC said: … [Read more...] about Hurricane Harvey path map: Where is the tropical storm now and where is it heading next?
SUSAN Calman is a Glasgwegian stand-up comedian. The Scot has appeared on panel shows like ‘8 out of 10 cats’ and ‘Mock the Week‘ alongside comics such as Jimmy Carr and Dara O’Briain. And she’s also featured on television shows such as ‘Fresh Meat‘ alongside Jack Whitehall as well as on Scottish comedy ‘Rab C. Nesbitt’. Now the comic is trying her hand at ballroom dancing on series 15 of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. She’ll be battling against the likes of Alexandra Burke and Aston Merrygold to win the top prize. We’ve got everything you need to know about the Scottish funny woman. Harrowing images show frozen dogs at Ayrshire Ark as animal death toll reaches 16 after owner nicknamed Cruella de Vil caged Lanarkshire schoolgirl, 15, arrested after allegedly shooting five fellow … [Read more...] about Who is Susan Calman, what does she do and where is she from?
INDIE-ROCK singer Mac DeMarco comes to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall tomorrow night. Fellow Canadian artist’s Justin Beiber, Shawn Mendes and Drake have all done well in the UK and now DeMarco hopes to have a similar influence on the ‘folk rock’ scene. He’s become a bohemian hero across the pond with his latest album making it to number one in the US rock charts as well as playing sets at Coachella. And DeMarco is no stranger to Scotland having already played a sell out show at Glasgow’s O2 ABC and his Barrowland gig for November 2017 is already sold out. But how did the Canadian become famous and why are Scots flocking to see him? We’ve got everything you need to know. Ayrshire pet shelter boss who kept dead dogs and cat in freezer is jailed for 7mths for sickening catalogue of … [Read more...] about Who is Mac DeMarco, what does he sing and where is he playing?
The eye of the killer storm was located just off the coast of Texas earlier but is forecast to move inland over the neighbouring state of Louisiana later.‘Catastrophic and life-threatening’ is set to worsen in southeastern Texas and parts of southwestern Louisiana, according to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC). Although Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, it is continuing to wreak havoc and it is thought that 450,000 people need disaster assistance. Where is Tropical Storm Harvey now? The eye of Tropical Storm Harvey was last located just off the coast of Texas. At 4am CDT, Harvey was about 100 miles (160km) away from Port O’Connor, Texas, and about 135 miles (220km) away from Port Arthur in Texas. The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center said Harvey was moving east at nearly 3 mph (6 km/h) but is expected to turn northeast later today or tonight. The NHC said: “On the forecast track, the center of … [Read more...] about Hurricane Harvey path: Where is the tropical storm now and where is it heading next?
When and where is the game? Saturday's final will take place at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, home of Ulster Rugby, where both teams won their semi-final matches on Tuesday. What time is kick-off? Kick-off for the final is scheduled for 19:45 BST, the third match of the day at the Belfast ground after the 7th Place Play-off between Ireland and Wales and the Bronze Final between France and the USA. What TV channel is it on? The match will be broadcast on ITV1, with coverage for the final beginning at 19:15. David Flatman and former England Women's Rugby World Cup winner and Telegraph columnist Maggie Alphonsi will be the two pundits in the studio. Three key stats 1. Portia Woodman, the New Zealand winger, is the tournament's current top try scorer with 13 so far, seven more than the next best total from Canada's Magali Harvey 2. New Zealand are aiming to win their fifth Rugby World Cup title, after last triumphing in 2010. The 2014 final was the first to not involve New … [Read more...] about England vs New Zealand Women’s Rugby World Cup final 2017 – what times does the match start, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
THE peaceful Scottish countryside is set to be disturbed by the gas-guzzling sound of motorbikes. The annual Harley-Davidson festival Thunder in the Glens will see thousands of bikers descend on Aviemore for the weekend celebration. Featuring music, displays and rallies, fans of hogs from all over the world normally attend. We take a look at the Thunder in the Glens festival and all the details about the 2017 gathering. Celtic fan Aidan McAdam who belted out sick "F*** Lee Rigby" chant before game in Sunderland is SACKED from his job as a plumber Ayrshire Ark boss faces jail after seven dead dogs and dead cat found in freezer at rescue home Scots fraudster's hot tub firm blasted by furious customers STILL waiting for whirlpools Missing Fife mum, her baby and … [Read more...] about What is Thunder in the Glens, who takes part and where is it held?
What's happening? Today, all of North America will witness an eclipse of the sun for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface. Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, the moment will see the Sun, the Moon and the Earth become perfectly aligned in a once-in-a-lifetime celestial spectacle seen from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Although we won't see a perfect alignment in the UK, we will be able to see a partial eclipse (where the moon covers only a part of the sun). Who will see it? Everyone in North America, parts of South America, Africa and Europe - including the UK - will see at least a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun. However, 14 states across the United States will experience a total solar eclipse with more than two minutes of darkness descending in the middle of the day over the course of 100 … [Read more...] about Total solar eclipse 2017: What time and where is it, plus how to watch in UK
RANGERS will look to get back to winning ways when they make the long journey north to Dingwall. Pedro Caixinha’s side have claimed just FOUR points from a possible nine so far this season, and already find themselves trailing leaders Celtic. The Ibrox club face a tough test against a County side eager to bounce back from two back-to-back defeats. A disappointing 2-0 defeat to Motherwell last Saturday leaves County with just an opening-day victory to their name. Jim McIntyre will be looking for a response from his players and will be hoping his team can maintain their unbeaten record against the Light Blues. The Highlanders have drawn ALL three of their previous league encounters against Rangers. Gers come into the game with a huge point to prove after a home defeat by Hibs was followed by a 0-0 stalemate against Hearts. Sunday’s clash at the Global Energy Stadium will be of great significance for both sides. The match takes place on Sunday August 27th. The game will kick … [Read more...] about What TV channel is the match on and where is the game being played
ABERDEEN make the long journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Cyprus for the second-leg of their clash with Apollon Limassol, looking to move a step closer to the Europa League group stages. The Dons are attempting to get past the Europa League third qualifying round for the first time – a stage they have gone out at over the past three seasons, losing to Real Sociedad (Spain), Kiarat Almaty (Kazakhstan) and NK Maribor (Slovenia) in consecutive years. Derek McInnes’ team have a vital one-goal advantage to take on their travels, following a 2-1 first-leg victory at Pittodrie. Captain Graeme Shinnie fired home the match-winner from 25-yards in a game that the Reds edged. Limassol had manager Sofronis Avgousti sent to the stand for over-celebrating his side’s equaliser and midfielder Esteban Sachetti sent off in the second half. McInnes will hope his players can continue their excellent away form in the Europa League and see the job through in … [Read more...] about When is the Europa League clash and what TV channel is it on?
THIS year’s hotly-anticipated series of Celebrity Big Brother seems to be ushering a new era with its classy makeover designed as a “luxury retreat”. Leaning heavily on the success of Love Island, the first trailer suggests the series will have a similar look to the ITV2 hit show. So what do we know? Here’s the low-down on CBB… The current setting for both Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother is a large compound in Borehamwood, nestled right next to where the original Star Wars was filmed. The site is just a 22 minute train journey from London Kings Cross Station. Moving the Big Brother house to Elstree Studios in the Herfordshire location has allowed housemates an extra level of protection. For the 2017 series of “ordinary” Big Brother, contestants were placed in the usual building, which had been decked out with a Brexit-inspired theme inside. However, the first trailer for Celebrity Big Brother 2017 suggests viewers can expect the … [Read more...] about Where is the Celebrity Big Brother 2017 house, is it a different location to the normal BB and what’s new this year?
TRAGIC Sally Anne Bowman’s depraved killer Mark Dixie has admitted he carried out two sex attacks when he was a teenager. The monster is currently serving a life sentence after he brutally murdered and raped 18-year-old Sally Anne in 2005. We reveal all… Described by cops as “bad, not mad”, Dixie was born in Streatham, South West London, where he lived with his mum, stepdad and two brothers. The killer has a long record of previous convictions for robbery, indecent assault and indecent exposure. When he was just 16, he robbed a terrified woman at knifepoint before fondling her breasts. He moved to Australia in 1993 but was deported six years later after being convicted of a sex offence. Dixie left the UK again in 2006 – a year after Sally Anne’s murder – when he moved to Amsterdam. Over the years he is known to have used the names Mark Down, Mark James McDonald, Steven McDonald and Shane Turner. He fathered three sons, two with the girlfriend … [Read more...] about Who is Mark Dixie and where is Sally Anne Bowman’s killer now? Chef who murdered model in 2005
Get Manchester United FC updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Manchester United are battling to reach the Europa League final for the first time. The Reds will face either Ajax or Lyon - if they get past Spanish side Celta Vigo in the second leg of the semi-final at Old Trafford on Thursday, May 11. United hold a 1-0 lead from the first leg following Marcus Rashford's free-kick strike. Ajax are 4-1 up against Lyon going into their second leg. The Reds are hoping to use victory in Stockholm as a route into next season's Champions League. Jose Mourinho 's men are currently in sixth place in the Premier League, outside the top-four spots which earn entry into UEFA's elite competition. Winning the Europa League would see United qualify for the Champions League for the 2017/18 season. Jose Mourinho explains Manchester United priorities When is the Europa League final? The final will take place on … [Read more...] about When and where is the Europa League final 2017? TV channel, ticket information
In Portland, deciding what to drink is no easy task. Not only are there more than 70 locally owned breweries, there are also hundreds of independent coffee shops, an urban winery collective, an area called Distillery Row where micro-liquors are crafted from regional ingredients, and even tea bars that pour kegged hot beverages on tap. And this summer, you can explore them all as Delta Air Lines launches the first ever non-stop flights to Portland from the UK - in partnership with Virgin Atlantic - taking off from London Heathrow from 26 May. Why is Portland the craft drinks capital of the world? Portlanders are renowned for their pioneering spirit - the city is a counterculture hub that favours local firms over big enterprise. And the natural bounty of Oregon means small businesses have easy access to top-quality ingredients - the region is famous for its farm produce and is the second-largest hop-growing state in the US. But with so much choice it can seem hard to know where to … [Read more...] about What and where to drink in Portland
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email He’s celebrating his first solo number one with the soaring and epic ballad Sign of the Times. And while making major strides as a solo artist Harry Styles is also gearing up to prove his acting mettle in the war movie Dunkirk out this summer. Styles , 23, shot to fame on the X Factor in 2010 (for which he auditioned with the Steve Wonder song Isn’t She Lovely?) and became a member of the world-conquering boyband 1D who are currently on a hiatus that began in January 2016 and expected to last around 18 months. He’s the third 1D member - after Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson - to unveil solo material (Liam Payne who recently became a proud dad with his partner Cheryl is currently working on his debut solo album). And his eagerly-awaited self-titled album is set to be released on May 12. Here's everything you need to know about … [Read more...] about Who is Harry Styles and where is he from?
THE long four-day Easter weekend stretches out in front of us and apart from what’s on, what and where are you going to eat over the Bank Holiday? And if you gave up your favourite foods up for Lent here’s some delicious food to enjoy from this weekend. A couple of suggestions, something new to eat out and a healthy eating recipe to try at home. If you’re eating in, Weight Watchers have come up with this delicious roast dinner recipe for: Easter Rosemary and Garlic Roast Lamb, with only six smart points her serving. Serves six people. Ingredients 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary 6 carrots, halved lengthways 2 garlic bulbs, unpeeled, cloves separated 700g half lamb leg joint, trimmed of all the fat 100ml white wine For the gravy 1 tbsp redcurrant jelly 1 tbsp gravy granules 2 tsp cornflour Method Preheat the oven to 220 degrees or gas mark 7. Put the rosemary, carrots and garlic in a roasting tin and sit the lamb on top. Pour the wine around the lamb and … [Read more...] about What and where to eat this Easter weekend
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Heard of Ingleby Toy Town or Spam Valley? They refer to areas of Teesside...But why? Earlier in the year we asked why Nunthorpe was naughty and why North Ormesby was known as ‘Doggy’. We had a great response, and other nicknames for parts of the area were also highlighted. Here is why the members of the Memories of Middlesbrough Facebook page think Ingleby has been dubbed a toy town, what on earth Tittybottle Park means and where is known as Spam Valley. Ingleby Barwick, Stockton Keith Duffell: “Ingleby Toy Town got its name due to the shear amount of very similar residential houses being built. “Also sometimes called Legoland Thornaby. Some want it to be called East Yarm.” Cheryl Sanderson: “Ingleby Armpit is one I’ve heard.” Jacqui Ritchie: “I heard it called Ingleby Barbaric. Not sure why.” Mark … [Read more...] about Why IS Ingleby a toy town, Marton known as Spam Valley – and where is Whinney Bronx?
Get what's on updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email World Book Day is fast becoming a highlight of the school year for children across the country but what is it? This year the event is set to take place on Thursday and is a celebration of reading for children. Every child in school should get a £1 book token to be spent on a choice either of one of four £1 World Book Day novels - including one by Geordie author David Almond - or simply towards the cost of any book in participating shops. But it’s not just about the printed word as children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters. The annual celebration of authors, illustrators and reading is marked in more than 100 countries around the world. The event sees kids all over the UK dress take part in the events that schools and community groups run to mark the wonder of reading. Celebrities are also keen to get in on the … [Read more...] about What is World Book Day, when is it and where is it happening?
Call the Midwife has been an incredible success for the BBC since airing for the first time in February 2012. We are currently in the sixth season of the programme which has made stars of the likes of Helen George and Jessica Raine. The show might average around 10.5 million viewers every episode, but there are some questions that still spring up every time it is on. We have answered a few of those most popular queries. Where is Call the Midwife set? The programme is set in London’s East End – specifically the Poplar district with the midwives and nuns based at Nonnatus House. When is it set? The first series was set in 1957 and over the six series so far it has moved into 1962. Three more series have been commissioned so the story will run up to 1965 by then. Where is Call the Midwife filmed? The show is filmed in the East End at Chatham dockyard whilst some is filmed in a studio in Chertsey, Surrey. More: Entertainment No, Corrie didn't replace Kirk with a random actor … [Read more...] about Where and when is Call the Midwife set and where is it filmed?