Category Archives: England News

Britain’s Youngest Parents {Girl,12, Her Boyfriend,13,} Her Mother Is, 27,

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Source:standard.co.uk

Media: standard.co.uk / the sun

Posted: Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 6:39 p.m PST

 

 

 

A12-year-old schoolgirl and her 13-year-old boyfriend have become Britain’s youngest parents and plan to stay together to raise their daughter, according to reports.

The couple, who posted a photo of their new arrival online, are said to have met in a park when she was only 10 and have the lowest combined age of any British parents on record.

At just 12 years and three months old, she is reportedly now the nation’s youngest mother after giving birth last Sunday.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was just 11 and still a primary pupil when the baby, who weighed close to 7lbs 4 oz, was conceived.

At 27, the girl’s own mother has become one of Britain’s youngest grandmothers. She accompanied her daughter yesterday as they went to register the birth.

Charlene White {ITV London News Presenter} Racist and Sexist Abuse

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Source:standard.co.uk

Posted:Wednesday November 13, 2013 @ 11:35 am PST

 

 

An ITV London News presenter has been forced to defend her decision not to wear a poppy on screen after she was subjected to a torrent of racist and sexist abuse on Twitter.

Charlene White said both her father and her uncle had served their country in the Royal Air Force and the Navy, but explained she preferred to remain neutral while reading the headlines.

“Off-screen in my private life – it’s different. Every year I donate to the Poppy Appeal because above all else it is a charity that needs donations, so that it can continue to help support serving and ex-service men and women and their families.

“The messages of ‘go back to where you came from’ have been interesting to read, as have the ‘fat s–g’ comments, and the repeated use of the phrase ‘black c–t’.”

 

 

 

Lexi Branson, 4, Mauled To Death By a Pet Dog In Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

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Source: standard.co.uk

Media: London Evening Standard

Posted: Wednesday November 6, 2013 @ 11:18 a.m PST

 

 

The family of a four-year-old mauled to death by a pet dog have described her as “a bubbly, bright little girl” who “fought for her life from the moment she was born”.

Lexi Branson died despite the desperate attempts of her mother Jodie Hudson to halt the attack at their flat in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, family friends said.

In a statement, Ms Hudson and Lexi’s grandmother Kerry Hudson said: “There’s been a tragedy in the family. Lexi was a bubbly, bright little girl. She fought for her life from the moment she was born as she was born 3 months prematurely. She’s been taken from us so tragically.

“She will be sadly missed, she will be our shining star in the sky and she we will never be forgotten.”

 

 

Jourdan Dunn (British Supermodel) Don’t Want Her Son Ryan Growing Up “American”

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Source: London Evening Standard

Posted: Friday September 6, 2013 @ 4:42 p.m PST

 

 

British supermodel Jourdan Dunn says that although she is based mainly in the US, she wants her son to go to school in London as she doesn’t want him to grow up with an American accent.

The catwalk star spends most of her time in New York because of work commitments, but three-year-old Riley stays with Dunn’s mother in London while she is away.

Dunn, 23, said: “My mum looks after him in Ealing when I’m over there. He starts school next year so I’m already thinking about schools.

“I don’t want him to grow up in America or go to an American school. I’d definitely rather he went to school in London. I’d hate him to have an American accent and start calling me ‘mommy’.”

Peter Crouch (Footballer) and Girlfriend Abbey Clancy In Oxfordshire

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Source: London Evening Standard

Posted: Monday September 2, 2013 @ 2:15 a.m PST

 

 

Footballer Peter Crouch and his girlfriend, Abbey Clancy, fresh from signing up to the new series of Strictly, were at the ever-so-posh food, music and pushchairs festival at Blur bassist Alex James’s farm in Oxfordshire over the weekend.

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Tian Tian (Chinese Panda) If Pregnant, She Might Not Carry Cubs Full Term

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Source: London Evening Standard

Media: London Evening Standard

Posted: Tuesday August 27, 2013 @ 12:01 a.m PST

 

 

The female giant panda Tian Tian has been placed on 24-hour surveillance after the latest hormone tests revealed she could be pregnant, Edinburgh Zoo has said.

Tian Tian will be constantly monitored and the zoo’s team of panda keepers will have access to CCTV footage in their homes to look for signs of labour such as restless behaviour and bleating.

If Tian Tian is pregnant, there is the possibility that she may not carry to the full term. Her body may reabsorb any foetuses or reject them.

 

David Beckham Underwear Modeling Campaign “The Crotch Is Mine”

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Source:London Evening Standard

Media:London Evening Standard

Posted: Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 4:52 p.m PST

 

 

H&M unveiled two 10ft silver statues of the star in his undies on Regent Street to promote their David Beckham Bodywear collection.

Back in March, he had to dispel rumours that he uses a body double for his underwear shots.

“I can say the crotch is mine and the backside is mine as well,” he told France’s Le Grand Journal (via E!). “I heard this the other day. Someone said that I had a stand-in for my bum, but no, I can confirm that’s my bum.”

Becks

 

 

 

Mel Smith (Comedian-Actor) Has Died Of a Heart Attack Age 60

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Source: London Evening Standard

Media: London Evening Standard

Posted: Saturday July 20, 2013 @ 3:59 p.m PST

 

 

 

Comedian and actor Mel Smith has died of a heart attack aged 60.

The comic – best known for his long-running partnership with Griff Rhys Jones –  was at his home in London when he died on Friday, his agent Michael Foster said.

In a statement on behalf of Smith’s wife Pam, Mr Foster said: “Mel Smith, comedian and writer, died on Friday aged 60, from a heart attack at his home in north west London.”

Mel Smith

Grace Granville (Storm Modeling Agency) Drunk and Fell To Her Death Age 20

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Source: London Evening Standard

Posted: Saturday June 15, 2013 @ 1:17 a.m PST

 

 

Grace Granville, 20, was said to be “extremely drunk” when she lost her balance and fell over the bannister at the block of flats where she lived in Fulham, southwest London on March 19.

The former public schoolgirl had recently landed a job as a trainee receptionist and booker at top modelling agency Storm which represents the likes of Kate Moss, Cara Delevigne and Cindy Crawford.

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Rochelle Humes (Saturdays) and Husband Marvin Welcomes Baby Girl “Alaia-Mai”

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Source and Media Credit: London Evening Standard

Posted: Monday May 20, 2013 @1:53 p.m PST

 

 

Rochelle and Marvin Humes

The Saturdays singer delivered her and husband Marvin Humes’ first child early and the proud dad has revealed the couple are “overjoyed” with their new arrival.

Marvin wrote on Twitter: “This morning we welcomed our baby girl Alaia-Mai Humes. Mum is doing great & baby is amazing! We are both overjoyed! Thanks for your love x (sic)”

 

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Helen Flanagan (Coronation Street) and Scott Sinclair (Soccer) Breakup…

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Source: London Evening Standard

Posted: Thursday April 25, 2013 @5:53 p.m PST

 

 

Former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan has confirmed she has split from Manchester City player Scott Sinclair “for good” following a four-year relationship.

The former Coronation Street actress has confirmed she has broken up with the soccer star following a four-year relationship, and plans to move out of the Cheshire home they share.

She told The Sun newspaper: “It is over for good this time.”

Wayne Bridge Engaged To Frankie Sanford (Saturday’s Singer)

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Source:London Evening Standard

Media Credit:London Evening Standard

Posted: Monday April 8, 2013 @ 5:23 p.m PST

 

 

Frankie Sandford is engaged to Wayne Bridge.

The Saturdays singer and footballer – who have been dating since late 2010 – made the news public via Twitter this morning and shared their excitement with their fans.

The 24-year-old star posted a cryptic tweet reading, “Guess what?”, alongside an Instagram picture of the happy couple.

The snapshot shows Sandford pulling a shocked face and showing off her glittering engagement ring, while Bridge plants a kiss on her cheek.

 

 

 

 

Simon Cowell 53, New Date Carmen Electra 40,

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Source: London Evening Standard

Posted: Monday December 24, 2012 @ 5:09 p.m PST

 

Simon Cowell, 53, has been spotted on dates recently with 40-year-old Electra, but would not go as far as saying they were in a relationship.

He said: “She’s not my girlfriend. We’re people who date. She’s adorable, isn’t she?”

Cowell has been single since breaking off his engagement to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy last year and was first spotted having dinner with Electra in Los Angeles in September.

The former Baywatch star, who has been married to basketball star Dennis Rodman and guitarist Dave Navarro, has made no secret of her fondness for the X Factor mogul. According to, The London Evening Standard.

Taylor Swift New Love Interest Harry Styles?

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Source:The London Standard

Posted: Saturday November 17, 2012 @7:10 p.m PST

 

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, Are they dating?  Click on the link below and see what you think.

 

IS THERE ROMANCE BETWEEN TAYLOR SWIFT & HARRY STYLES?

Michelle Kwan To Marry U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Clay Pell.

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Source: PEOPLE

Posted: Friday September 14, 2012 @ 6:17 p.m PST

 

According to People, Michelle Kwan is getting ready to marry U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Clay Pell.

“I remember sitting down with Clay to prepare for our White House fellowship interviews,” Kwan says, “but we ended up just talking. We laughed so hard that I was crying. I never was one who believed in love at first sight, but I have to admit it happened for us. I felt there was a magnetic connection between us. I thought he was the one from the beginning.”

 

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Spice Girls To Perform At London’s Closing Games Ceremony

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Source: E! News Now

Posted: Friday August 10, 2012 @ 6:20 p.m PST

 

According to E! News Now,  all 5 original member of the “Girl Power” group Spice Girls are home in London getting ready to perform at the games closing ceremony.

 

SPICE GIRLS TO PERFORM AT THE LONDON GAMES

Grace Jones Hula Hoop Performance At Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee (Photos & Video)

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Source & Story Credit: Mail Online – Georgina Littlejohn

Media Credit: Photo ( Mail Online) / Video ( YouTube draniline)

Posted: Tuesday June 5, 2012 @1:55 p.m. PST

 

 

She might be on the cusp of the retirement age but Grace Jones is not a woman who plans to show any signs of stopping any time soon.

In fact, the statuesque singer would give a woman a third of her age a run for their money in style, elegance, strength – and the fact that she could hula hoop for four minutes without stopping.

It was certainly hard to believe that the singer turned 64 last month as she took to the stage at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in London last night.

She strutted on stage in a black and red leotard style outfit which looked like it was made out of rubber.

She teamed the look with a huge red headpiece that would have put Lady Gaga to shame as she made her way onto the stage which had been erected outside of the front of Buckingham Palace.

 

Showing off a very impressive pair of toned long legs, Grace, who was born in Jamaica, launched into her smash-hit signature tune from 1985, Slave To The Rhythm.

And she managed to keep the hoop spinning round her hips as she flawlessly and effortlessly sang her song while keep the hoop up at the same time.

It wasn’t long before she was trending on Twitter as she became the talk of the gig, with many in disbelief at her stamina.

 

One user called @bootpickler said: ‘@Miss_GraceJones at the Jubilee! no change to stunning beauty! amazing look and only person who could hoola hoop in this set :).’

Another added: ‘Good to see Miss Grace Jones at the jubilee concert! How does she keep that hoop going?’

SunshineBrain said: ‘Seeing @Miss_GraceJones made me want to pick up my hula hoop 😀 #LoveIt #JubileeConcert’

And Chrissy Darling wrote: ‘I thought @Miss_GraceJones was phenomenal and by far the best performer do far on the #BBCJubileeConcert!’

Grace received a standing ovation from the crowd which included all the members of the Royal Family, who were seen nodding along to the song.

 

But she did make a slight error when she wished the monarch a ‘Happy Birthday our Queen’.

June 2 is the Queen’s official birthday -which this year is being celebrated on June 16 – but last night was all about her 60 years on the throne.

Grace Jones. Sway to the rhythm: Grace threw her hands in the air yet still managed to keep the hoop spinning. Story Credit: Mail Online – Georgina Littlejohn / Photo Credit: Mail Online via Reuters

 

Grace Jones. Miss Jones did not show any signs of flagging and made it right to the end of the song with the hoop still going… Story Credit: Mail Online – Georgina Littlejohn / Photo Credit: Mail Online via Reuters

 

Grace Jones and Queen Elizabeth.the Queen was seen laughing at Grace while Rob Brydon pulled a face – as they met backstage. Story Credit: Mail Online – Georgina Littlejohn / Photo Credit: Mail Online via AP

 

 

 

Princess Michael Of Kent “Russian Toyboy” Mikhail Kravchenko’s Murder, Intended Target or Mistaken Identity? (Photos)

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Source & Story Credit: Daily Mail Reporter – Will Stewart

Photo Credit: Daily Mail

Posted: Monday May 28, 2012 @ 7:34  p.m. PST

 

 

  • Mikhail Kravchenko’s neighbour believes he may have been intended target
  • Vakha Evloev drives identical Mercedes and survived previous assassination
  • He is also Moscow representative for volatile region with terrorist problem
  • Kravchenko, 46, has also lived through two botched attempts on his life
  • His furniture business had been raided by police and set alight four times
  • Friend: ‘He knew he was in danger, but didn’t want to live in security bubble’

The murder of Princess Michael’s Russian ‘toyboy’ could have been a case of mistaken identity, according to the politician who believes he was the intended victim.

A senior official and neighbour, who drives an identical Mercedes car and was previously targeted by an assassination squad, has been told by police they are probing whether the killers got the wrong man.

Furniture tycoon Mikhail Kravchenko, 46, who accompanied the princess on a four-day break in Venice in 2006, was buried last week after he was gunned down just 50 yards from his home in an elite village near Moscow.

His neighbour, Vakha Evloev, 51, is the Moscow representative for Ingushetia, a volatile republic in the Caucasus region of southern Russia with a significant terrorist problem.

He said: ‘There is a suspicion that I was the true target, not Kravchenko, and they just mixed us up. We both drove dark blue Mercedes cars of the same model.’

But it also emerged today that Kravchenko knew for years that someone had wanted him dead after surviving two bungled murder attempts as well as four arson attacks at his Moscow factory.

It is understood Kravchenko – who despite his fears had no bodyguards – was killed close to Evloev’s high-security home near the historic village of Peredelkino, where writer Boris Pasternak penned Dr Zhivago.

‘I live not far from here and have CCTV cameras on my cottage, maybe they captured the killers,’ he said. ‘I have picked up the videotapes and passed them to police.’

Evloev is now understood to be under increased security.

A cousin of the ex-president of Ingushetia, Ruslan Aushev, Evloev was severely wounded in May 2008 when his car was shelled by automatic firearms in Nazran, the regional capital.

While the men do not look similar, the shooting – using handmade weapons – was at around 2am in a dimly lit lane.

Police say that Kravchenko, who built his business empire around his £130million-a-year March 8 furniture brand, was shot up to ten times before being hauled from his car and finished off with a bullet to the head.

Kravchenko’s circle claimed initially he had no enemies and was not concerned over his safety.

But a close friend has now said that he knew he was a marked man.

‘He knew he was in danger. We discussed it many times, but he didn’t want to live in a security bubble, the source told the Sunday Times.

‘He was reluctant to discuss security but, especially recently, he felt more at risk.’

After his funeral in Moscow last week, attended by several thousand mourners led by his elderly parents, friends also alleged he was under pressure from sinister forces seeking to grab his business assets.

He had been subjected to police raids in a move seen as pressurising him into giving up his assets.

The retail furniture business is seen as a notoriously shady sector in Russia and friends said he had battled various attempts to seize his company.

 

Kravchenko himself had complained of his sofa designs being pirated, yet he seemed unconcerned over any threats.

‘Mikhail had problems with the law-enforcement organs,’ insisted retail consultant Dmitry Potapenko, a close friend.

‘People were after his assets. The murder was not an accident. These people knew what they were doing. He was the head of the holding, he was the key figure, uniting the companies.’

He claimed collusion between the police and shadowy business figures led to Kravchenko’s murder.

Yet a close friend, famous TV presenter Nikolai Drozdov, with him shortly before he died, said Kravchenko was not concerned about his personal safety in his final hours.

‘He did not have a bodyguard, he drove himself everywhere in an old Mercedes,’ he said.

Another close business ally said: ‘This version of mistaken identity is certainly possible.’

Police are understood to be working on a number of theories and are checking his computers and mobile phone for clues.

Kravchenko was at the centre of a royal scandal in 2006 after being photographed hand-in-hand with the married princess in Venice, raising questions about the state of her marriage to Queen’s cousin Prince Michael of Kent.

Both denied an affair.

The princess – and her husband, who also knew Kravchenko – was last week said to be ‘very distressed’ over her friend’s murder.

Mix-up? Vakha Evloev (left), a senior official and neighbour of Kravchenko (below) says police are looking at whether he was the intended target. Story Credit: Daily Mail – Will Stewart / Photo Credit: Daily Mail

 

Mikhail Kravchenko. Photo Credit: Daily Mail

 

Wrong man? Mikhail Kravchenko, pictured in a gondola on a four-day break in Venice with Princess Michael of Kent in 2006, may have been gunned down mistakenly by killers looking for one of his neighbors. Story Credit: Daily Mail – Will Stewart / Photo Credit: Daily Mail