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Budding young playwright sees first play performed

Budding young playwright sees first play performed

A drama student at Altrincham Creative Theatre School in South Manchester has penned his first play, ‘Wine on the Rug’, aged just 17, and is soon to see it performed by the award-winning theatre group.

4 billionaires who support kids non-profits

4 billionaires who support kids non-profits

Sometimes it's all too easy to focus on the glamor and glitz of a wealthy life and forget about the good things the rich and famous do.

Halloween more a delight than fright

Halloween more a delight than fright

It’s a tradition that is well established across the pond, but now it seems that Halloween has found a place in UK consumers hearts and in their wallets too.

How Barbarian is your personality?

You have approached the enemy in the field and found their fortifications strong and their position unassailable. What do you do?

Brits spend more time watching food than they do cooking it

Brits spend more time watching food than they do cooking it

Brits are spending more than five hours a week consuming ‘food media’ – but just four hours actually cooking, a study has found.

Martin Kemp, Dannii Minogue and Amber Riley to join Gary Barlow on BBC One’s Let It Shine

Martin Kemp, Dannii Minogue and Amber Riley to join Gary Barlow on BBC One’s Let It Shine

BBC One has announced that Martin Kemp, Dannii Minogue and Amber Riley are to join Gary Barlow as judges on the brand new BBC One Saturday night entertainment show Let It Shine.

New bar and lounge officially opens for business at Sketchley Grange

New bar and lounge officially opens for business at Sketchley Grange

Anyone looking for a trendy new place to wine, dine and socialise will be excited to learn about the fabulous bar and lounge which is now open at Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

On a high: Coffee shop sales to top £3 billion in 2016

On a high: Coffee shop sales to top £3 billion in 2016

Coffee shops, it seems no UK high-street is complete without one, and proving consumers passion for espressos, lattes and cappuccinos, new research from Mintel reveals that this year coffee shop sales are set to reach a record new high as the market tops £3 billion.

The X Factor returns and Dermot O'Leary is back

The X Factor returns and Dermot O'Leary is back

The UK’s most talked about entertainment show is back. And today ITV, Syco and Thames announce that show veteran and award winning presenter Dermot O’Leary is set to make a triumphant return to The X Factor 2016.

The evolution of scratch cards

The evolution of scratch cards

Scratch cards have always been a great idea. For a small amount of money, you could buy a ticket that had the potential to land you a fortune.

6 celebs who changed to vaping

If Old Hollywood glamour is defined by the thickness of the cloud hovering over any given gathering of VIPs, then we’re in a golden age.

Graham Norton named the nation’s favourite chat show host

Graham Norton named the nation’s favourite chat show host

Larger-than-life TV personality Graham Norton has been named the nation’s favourite chat show host.

Let your vinyl sing with Sony’s new premium turntable

Let your vinyl sing with Sony’s new premium turntable

As the global resurgence in vinyl continues, Sony has announced a new premium turntable that enables vinyl owners to enjoy their favourite tracks in outstanding quality, even when on the move.

Ten hotels for Star Wars fanatics

Ten hotels for Star Wars fanatics

With the new Star Wars film currently smashing box office records, the desire for a Sci-Fi themed holiday has never been higher.

Where to go and what to do in Colchester

Where to go and what to do in Colchester

There's hardly a shortage of British towns and cities with an abundance of beautiful historical attractions to recommend them, but the town of Colchester in Essex is very much in the cream of the crop