THE Ebola virus claimed more than 11,300 lives in West Africa when it swept through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in the 2013-2016 outbreak. The World Health Organization has reported new incidences of the highly infectious virus in Uganda, speaking fears that it may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo. Here's what we know. Where is the latest outbreak of Ebola? The current outbreak is largely confined to Congo, where it has killed nearly 1,700 people - more than two-thirds who contracted it - over the past year. Worryingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports three recent confirmed Ebola deaths in neighbouring Uganda, fuelling concerns that the virus may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo. In June this year, a five-year-old boy in Uganda died from the virus in the first cross-border case during the current outbreak. The youngster had travelled across the border into Congo with four family members, including his mother and father, to visit his … [Read more...] about What is the Ebola virus and where is the latest outbreak?
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Ackley Bridge returns to screens tonight (Tuesday, June 18) at 8pm on Channel 4. The remaining seven episodes in the series will air every Tuesday on the Channel 4 and will be available to stream on All4 after they air on TV. Ackley Bridge season three will begin with Nasreen Paracha (played by Amy-Leigh Hickman) attending an interview at Oxford University. Where is Ackley Bridge season 3 set? Ackley Bridge is set at a fictional multi-cultural academy school called Ackley Bridge College The school is situated in the racially divided fictional town of Ackley Bridge in Yorkshire. Ackley Bridge follows pupils at the college, who were merged together to form a single multi-comprehensive school. The series is known for addressing issues of race, relationships, sex, teenage pregnancy, cultural integration, homosexuality and gang culture. The third series will see most of the main characters in their final year of high school as they prepare to move into jobs or further education. However, … [Read more...] about Ackley Bridge season 3 location: Where is Ackley Bridge filmed?
THE third series of Victoria continues TONIGHT on ITV. This third season focuses on 1948 and the start of the Chartist movement - but did the Queen really retreat to Osborne House during this time? Here's what we know... Where is Osborne House? Osborne House is a former royal residence in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat. Prince Albert designed the house himself in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo. The builder was Thomas Cubitt, the London architect and builder whose company built the main exterior of Buckingham Palace for the royal couple in 1847. An earlier smaller house on the site was demolished to make way for a new and far larger building. Did Queen Victoria and Prince Albert really retreat to Osborne House during the Chartist Movement? The year 1848 was an unsettling time in England with revolutions taking place across Europe including the French … [Read more...] about Where is Osborne House located and did Queen Victoria and Prince Albert really retreat there?
PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle will move into Frogmore Cottage "days" their baby is born, according to reports. Frogmore Cottage sits in the grounds of Frogmore House which played host to the private evening reception on their wedding day. Where is Frogmore Cottage? Frogmore Cottage is situated in the Frogmore Estate, boasting 33 acres of private gardens within the Home Park, adjoining Windsor Castle in Berkshire. It was there in the adjoining grounds of Windsor Castle that the pair married on May 19, 2018, at St George's Chapel, followed by their reception in Frogmore House's grounds. 300,000 was spent erecting a huge glass marquee for the occasion. In recent years, the estate has been used for other royal functions, including the wedding reception after the Queen's grandson Peter Phillips, 40, wed Autumn Kelly in May 2008. How many rooms does Frogmore Cottage have? Frogmore Cottage is currently divided into apartments. The Sun's Royal Correspondent Emily Andrews tweeted: "It … [Read more...] about Where is Frogmore Cottage? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new home where they held their wedding party
BBC crime drama Shetland is back with a fifth series having enjoyed global success since it first aired in 2013. Read on to find out where the popular BBC series - which stars Douglas Henshall, Alison O'Donnell and Steven Robertson, and continues tonight - was filmed... Where is Shetland filmed? When the BBC series first hit TV screens in 2013 viewers were as impressed by the scenery as the incredible storyline. Despite the story largely taking place on the Shetland Islands, most of the filming is done on the Scottish mainland. Which parts of Shetland were used? For the fifth series of the crime drama, the cast was spotted filming in Lerwick, the capital of the Shetland Islands and the only town in the entire Isles. Shooting took place in the Lodberries area, and in particular on Commercial Street, according to the Shetland Times. Cameras also turned on Wester Quarff, a small village five miles south of Lerwick. Which parts of mainland Scotland feature? In the past, the film … [Read more...] about Where is Shetland filmed? Scottish mainland and Shetland Islands filming locations for hit BBC series