Monty Python star Michael Palin, 76, undergoes four-hour heart surgery

The legendary comedian and broadcaster continued: “My chest won’t really be ready for any gold medallions for at least six weeks, and I’m told the ticker, which enlarges to deal with the extra work-load from dysfunctional valves, may take a year to return to normal size.”

Monty Python’s Michael Palin has very lucky escape after being rescued from house fire

“But I washed my hands anyway, and by a fantastic stroke of luck, the loose tap that we never had fixed came apart, dousing the ceiling and partially extinguishing the fire.”

Teenage killers could spend rest of their lives in prison after ‘life means life’ shake-up

Longer jail terms for violent or sex crimesAt least three years in jail for serial burglarsPrisoners who pose a terror threat remaining behind bars beyond their release dateNo automatic release halfway through sentences for non-terror offenders feared to hold extremist sympathies It is claimed the proposals are “the most radical reforms to sentencing in almost […]

Hanoi Train Street café owners look for other means of livelihood

“The coffee shop is the family’s main source of income. My parents are retired while my younger siblings are still going to school. Without the coffee shop, I’m unemployed and have to stay at home to raise my kid. How will I be able to support my child?” 

My life in sex: ‘I want to give a woman the orgasm of her life, but I don’t want to disobey the gospel’

Until last December, I was a priest in the Aaronic order for about 12 years. In order to advance to the Melchizedek priesthood, my branch president told me I’d have to go a month without masturbating, which I managed, but with a lot of difficulty. Around now, I was meant to be receiving my endowment, […]

Home and Away’s Sam Frost reveals she’s struggled with body image ‘her whole life’ ahead of stripping off for The All New Full Monty: Guys & Gals

Keeping under wraps! Sam Frost covers up in a long white… Radio star Maz Compton makes her hotly anticipated return to… Busted! Sam Frost debuts a noticeably fuller-looking chest… AFL legend Wayne Carey admits stripping off to perform for…

A ball python laid 7 eggs at the Saint Louis Zoo, even though she hasn’t been around a male in years

“If they continue to live and continue to develop, we expect hatching to be in the next two to three weeks,” he said. “We’ve got our fingers crossed that one of these animals will hatch, but we don’t know for sure.”

‘The Walking Dead’ Daryl/Carol Spin-Off Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot

Reedus said of his new show in a statement: “I feel incredibly honored to be a part of The Walking Dead. This show changed my life and career and everyone involved has truly been a family for me over the last decade. I’m thankful for AMC’s love and support and know there’s so much more […]

Bauhaus at 100: what it means to me by Norman Foster, Margaret Howell and others

Very often, inspiration arrives subliminally, lying hidden to be discovered many years later, or perhaps never. Other influences are more direct; we can acknowledge them at the time and see clearly the impression they leave on our lives. Working in Manchester from the age of 16 to 18, I spent most lunch breaks wandering around […]

Where original EastEnders cast are now – tragic deaths, drugs and sex scandal shame

Gillian Taylforth – Kathy Beale Gillian starred as Kathy in the very first episode of EastEnders and was at the centre of some dramatic storylines, including being raped by the evil James Willmott-Brown.