Royal family member confirmed to star in major BBC drama

Sophie Winkleman, also known as Lady Frederick Windsor, will play Kinvara Chiswell, the second wife of Jasper Chiswell. In the novels, she is described as a redhead with a “high pitched, girlish voice” who is “hysterical and attention-seeking” who was previously hospitalised for exhaustion. 

Michael Rosen completes new book after long battle with Covid-19

“The thing about Covid is it leaves a sort of trail of mishaps around your body, mostly at the edges, or in the middle with the lungs. In my case, it’s all sorts of things, aches and pains and bits and pieces,” said Rosen. He described his house as having “turned into a pharmacy” due […]

Royal secrets: Why people love tell-all books

The making of a modern royal family That is also true of the recently published book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, by US reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. It was widely advertised as investigative, but it has nothing to do with the deep political reporting. Instead of socially […]

Coronavirus: Holiday bookings boom as tourism reopens

‘Covid-19 secure’Owner of Plassey Holiday Park, Sarah Brookshaw, said: “We are Covid-19 secure and have complied with all the government requests. We’ve trained all the staff, put hand sanitiser and distance markers all around the site.”

New book showcasing New Zealand’s diverse stories released today

He managed to catch Willie Jackson in the Koru Lounge, as Carter was leaving for a writer’s residency in France. He told Jackson about the project, and asked if he had time to talk. “He was like, ‘Sure bro, sit down!’”

Shanghai Book Fair draws fans on opening day

Due to pandemic control measures, the daily visitor cap for this year’s event will be 18,000 – 9,000 from 9 am to 5 pm, and 9,000 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Visitors have to make reservations ahead of the time and verify their identity before entering the premises.

CBI books Rolls Royce plc in corruption case

CBI has booked London-based Rolls Royce plc in a corruption case for allegedly paying over Rs 77 crore as commission to an agent to win contracts from public sector undertakings HAL, ONCG and GAIL during 2007-11, officials said Tuesday. The action comes after a five-year-long inquiry by the agency initiated on the basis of a […]

Meghan Markle’s faith in God got her through the ‘darkest moments’ of her life, book claims

“With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, ‘Finding Freedom’ is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicate to building a humanitarian legacy that […]

Maryam Nawaz, senior PML-N leaders among 189 booked for Lahore clashes

LAHORE: Police have registered a case against PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, her husband Safdar Awan and 188 party workers for the clashes that ensued outside the office of the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Lahore during Maryam’s appearance on Tuesday.

Meghan Markle Was Kidnapped in “Terrorist Attack” as Part of Security Training, New Book Claims

“The boys can be hot and cold with their father”, disclosed a source cited in the book, who gave the example of setting up the photoshoot for Charles’ 70th birthday, which they called “an absolute nightmare”. “Neither William nor Harry made much of an effort to make themselves available”, the source recounted in the book.