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Sky looks to rival Game of Thrones with ambitious new Britannia

GETTY Sky’s newest epic features incredible acting and a bold premise No, it’s not Game Of Thrones’ final season, but Sky Atlantic’s new series, Britannia. Not entirely dissimilar to the hit show, it may help viewers mark time before the final clash between Game Of Thrones’ warring clans is screened later this year.  In contrast to the fictional fantasy world created by George RR Martin, however, Britannia – written by Jez Butterworth, the acclaimed playwright who also co-wrote the James Bond movie Spectre – is a dramatised British tale based…

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Status Quo tribute takes bar manager to top of UK charts: EXCLUSIVE interview

Music fanatic Jason Hodgson was left stunned after his tribute record to late Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt flew into the official physical sales singles chart at number 2 – four places above the world’s biggest selling artist. Jason, 45, had no previous experience of the record industry but has beaten mega-artists including Sheeran, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and novelty grime star Big Shaq. And he reckons he’d have grabbed a number one slot from The Charlatans if all the records he has sold had been eligible for the chart…

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Kate Middleton news latest: Why tomorrow is a big day for the pregnant Duchess

8 January 2017: 1:54 pm Zara Tindall, Prince William’s cousin, has revealed she is pregnant with her second child – will she give birth before Kate Middleton? A spokeswoman for Zara and Mike said: “I can confirm Zara is pregnant with her second child.” The spokeswoman did not reveal when the Tindall’s baby is due, but it does mean there will be at least two royal babies born this year. 8 January 2017: 1:30 pm Kate Middleton will have another birthday to celebrate soon when her third child is born.…

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Kate Middleton recycles £445 coat covering her baby bump at Sandringham church service

Kate Middleton, 35, covered her baby bump with British brand Moloh whilst heading to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. She paired the long tweed coat, costing £445, with matching brown fur gloves and hat to stave off the cold weather. Accented with gold buttons on the front and the sleeves, the cosy look was finished with neutral tights and her classic black block heels. It isn’t the first time she has been seen wearing the coat, having been spotted in the elegant look in previous years. The Duchess of…

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This is why sitting too long REALLY is bad for older people

Scientists have shown how lack of exercise takes a much bigger toll on the elderly – in particular, reducing the power of the muscles in their legs. That power is essential for movements such as climbing the stairs – increasing their risk of lack of independence, and isolation, a major cause of premature death. The study documents for the first time that inactivity has a greater and more severe impact on the muscles of the lower limbs in pensioners than young people who are sedentary for exactly the same period.…

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle news: What royal fans really thought of Suits star’s hat

Tuesday 26 December, 2017: 10:46am  PrinceHarry will miss the royal family’s traditional Boxing Day shoot to avoid upsetting his animal-loving fiancee Meghan Markle, according to reports.  The tradition, which Prince Harry, 33, first took part in 21 years ago when he was 12, takes place on the Sandringham estate and gamekeepers there are said to be surprised by the decision. Harry’s father Prince Charles and his brother Prince William are believed to be still taking part in the event on the 20,000 acre grounds in Norfolk. Tuesday 26 December, 2017: 9:39am…

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Kate Middleton pregnant: Will Duchess of Cambridge pick baby name from THIS list?

Kate Middleton, 35, is pregnant with her third child with Prince William, 35 The Duchess of Cambridge will join Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan Markle, 36, for Christmas at Sandringham But where are the couple and their two children, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, spending Christmas Eve? Sunday 24 December, 2017: 4:46pm Kate and William have announced they will take a solo trip to Norway in January or February 2018. William and Kate will travel to the Nordic countries at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,…

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle release official engagement photos

LONDON — Official portraits showing an informal and affectionate Prince Harry with his fiance Meghan Markle were released Thursday to mark the couple’s engagement ahead of their wedding next year. The pictures were taken by New York-based celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Frogmore House, part of the royal estate at Windsor, near London. Prince Harry with his fiance, Meghan Markle. Alexi Lubomirski / AFP – Getty Images Harry, who is Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson, and Markle, an American actress, announced their engagement in November after an 18-month romance. They will…

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He is our closest ally so why is there such outrage over President Donald Trump’s visit?

Mark Wilson/Getty Donald Trump should come to Britain next year – he is the leader of our closest ally So, Donald Trump says he will come to London to officially open the new American Embassy in February. Why wouldn’t he? It’s the biggest, most expensive and best protected piece of American real estate anywhere outside the United States. It will be an official visit not a state visit, without the full-blown ceremonial significance including a meeting with the Queen. The protesters who don’t want him to come at all will…

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Queen’s secret mince pie recipe shared by her pastry chef with one TRICK for perfect pies

The Queen, 91, oversees a huge Christmas celebration at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk each year. And now her pastry chef has revealed the secret recipe for one of the most popular elements of the season – the mince pies. But fans hoping to feast on a royal mince pie this year will be disappointed, as the recipe requires plenty of time. Royal Pastry chef Kathryn Cuthbertson advised to “give yourself plenty of time”. This was echoed by Chef de Partie, Victoria Scupham who said: “Pastry is not something that…

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