Maura Higgins reveals her top tip for Dancing On Ice class of 2021
Maura Higgins has told the celebrities signing up for 'Dancing On Ice' they have to learn to control their nerves otherwise they'll make mistakes on the live shows.The former 'Love Island' contestant hit the rink on the 2020 series of the ITV programme and she has been watching with interest as the new names have been announced, which so far include 'Emmerdale' actor Joe-Warren Plant, Denise Van Outen and former Hear'Say member Myleene Klass.Maura - who performed with professional Alexander Demetriou - was the sixth star to be voted off the programme and she admits that before some routines sh...
Duchess Catherine actually enjoyed lockdown
Duchess Catherine enjoyed lockdown for the "extra time" she's been able to spend with her family.The Duchess of Cambridge met with other moms in London, where she told them that whilst the lockdown has been tough, she has "appreciated" the time she has spent with her kids.And whilst Duchess Catherine appreciates it's been difficult for people to meet up in a socially distanced way, she feels it's important for people to talk and listen.Duchess Catherine spent lockdown at their family home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk but she is now at Kensington Palace, London.
Assange 'may commit suicide' if extradited to the US
Julian Assange is very likely to attempt to attempt to kill himself if he is sent to the United States to face espionage charges, a psychiatric expert said Tuesday at an extradition hearing for the WikiLeaks founder.Michael Kopelman, emeritus professor of neuropsychiatry at King’s College London, said Assange has a history of depression and there is a “very high” risk of suicide if the US extradition attempt succeeds.“It’s the imminence of extradition and/or an actual extradition that will trigger the attempt, in my opinion,” Kopelman said during testimony as a witness for Assange at London’s ...
In Pictures: ‘We are all HongKongers’ protest exhibition opens in New York
An art exhibit supporting the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement opened in New York City last Friday.Entitled “We are all HongKongers,” the exhibit was a coordinated international effort by Hongkongers across the world. Teams from Hong Kong, Tokyo and London collaborated for months leading up to the show.Hosted at a gallery in the city’s central Soho area, displays include graphic artworks, statues and video footage from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations which erupted last summer.Also featured is a recreation of the Lennon Walls which sprouted across the city during the protests – colourf...
Hong Kong Free Press
Niall Horan will 'knock on the door' of Madame Tussauds to get One Direction's waxworks back up
Niall Horan joked he would "knock on the door" of Madame Tussauds to get One Direction's waxworks back up.The 'What Makes You Beautiful' singer lives local to the London waxwork museum and he quipped he would be heading down there to find out why the band - which was also comprised of Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik - were taken off display this month.He told the Sun newspaper's Bizarre column he doesn't live too far away from there and is going to knock on the door until the display is back up.He then added he guesses they group have had our time there and it's the en...
50 years after death, Jimi Hendrix continues shaping Seattle music, as same racial inequities persist
SEATTLE — He’s not onstage, but Jabrille “Jimmy James” Williams is busting out the deep cuts. It doesn’t take much prodding to get one of Seattle’s premier guitar players — a certified Jimi Hendrix aficionado — on a roll, recounting with love tales of lost jam sessions and other Hendrixian legends that burn as brightly as a flaming Stratocaster.Even his stage name, a pseudonym Hendrix himself once used, is partly an homage to the Seattle-reared music icon. “Jimi Hendrix represented everything that has to do with the word ‘freedom,’” James says in a phone interview. “People want to put him in a...
The Seattle Times
London and China tech ecosystems unite in new partnership
China’s leading technology media outlet TechNode is actively focusing on London in a new partnership with London & Partners, London’s international trade, investment, and promotional agency.The new collaboration will provide a bridge between London and China’s tech ecosystems, highlighting opportunities for collaboration and building a wider understanding of the strengths of London as Europe’s largest tech hub.The bilingual English and Chinese media network will share London’s trending tech stories and insights to their wide-reaching audience, as well as co-hosting joint events and creating be...
UAE FM hold talks with British foreign secretary in London
LONDON: The UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed discussed the situations in Libya, Iran and Yemen with his UK counterpart on Monday.Sheikh Abdullah held wide-ranging talks with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in London.They discussed strategic relations between the UK and the Emirates and ways to boost bilateral cooperation, including in the health field, state-run WAM news agency reported.They also discussed the latest regional and international issues of mutual concern, including the conflicts in Libya and Yemen and developments wi...
Nigerian re-elected Mayor in London
A Nigerian-born Briton, Ernest Ezeajughi from Anambra State was re-elected the Mayor of Brent, London after what was described as splendid first term performance.With his re-election, he has joined many blacks and Nigerians making waves in different parts of the world. The London Borough of Brent is one of the most important boroughs in London.The major areas that form part of it are: Wembley, Kilburn, Willesden, Harlesden and Neasden.
Foreign scholarship crisis: NDDC says London protesters failed to show up for screening
Some 28 protesters at the Nigerian office in London early in the week failed to show up during a recent screening in some London universities to show proof of being foreign scholars under the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) sponsorship, the commission has said.This is as the embattled interim management committee (IMC) managing the Commission says it did not even send any batch (2020) to London and could not be pressed into paying out over additional $3m after it had paid almost $6m.The Commission wondered why it would be verifying the lists but some persons who ought to be keen to g...