Red Nose Day 2017 raises 71m for Comic Relief – BBC News

March 25, 2017

… appearance in BBC Three comedy People Just Do Nothing. The chart-topping star also made the trip to find out about the charity’s work in Liberia. Image copyright Comic Relief Image caption Spot the odd one out: Take That got taken for a ride by James Corden The telethon also saw appearances from the cast of sketch show Smack The Pony, who reunited for the first time since 2003. There were special previews of Mrs Brown’s new chat show and the second series of Peter Kay’s …

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Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland’s future ‘should not be imposed’ – BBC News

March 22, 2017

… not want another referendum, and that it will only lead to greater division and uncertainty in the country. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Opinion polls suggest voters are split over independence, and whether there should be another referendum Ms Sturgeon added: “All of this raises fundamental questions for Scotland. If the UK government can ignore this parliament on one of the most fundamental issues that the country faces, what meaning can ever be attached to the idea …

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Scottish independence: Holyrood to debate referendum call – BBC News

March 21, 2017

… entering into discussions or negotiations about a Section 30 agreement” during the Brexit talks, and that any request “at this time” will be declined. Image copyright EPA Image caption Scotland voted by 55% to 45% to stay in the UK in the 2014 referendum Speaking ahead of the Holyrood debate, Ms Sturgeon said it would be “democratically indefensible” for the prime minister to block a referendum if the Scottish Parliament voted in favour of holding one. She …

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Where is England’s steepest street? – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… once dropped her handbag at the top after heavy snowfall and it slid right down the hill.” Image copyright Visit Lincoln Image caption Steep Hill is particularly challenging when it’s snowy, when those who struggle up it must wish they could swap places It might lack the instant recognition factor of its more glamorous counterpart, but the accurately – if unimaginatively – named passage of Steep Hill in Lincoln’s medieval centre can boast an incline that …

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… that might be, but on those terms it doesn’t seem likely a new vote could happen anytime before late 2020. The Europe question Image copyright Scottish Parliament Image caption Votes on many Holyrood motions are not binding The Scottish government now argues that the Holyrood vote on a Section 30 order is more important than ever. In the end, it was the focus of Ms Sturgeon’s big conference speech. But Mrs May’s response assumes that this vote will be approved. Ms …

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The sequels that should never have been made – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… say at the moment. Zoolander 2 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Sequelizer, as it surely must be called, will be released in 2018 There are so many weakquels and threequels to choose from we couldn’t possibly do them all justice here. Indeed, this feature about sequels may need a sequel. There’s The Matrix Revolutions, Miss Congeniality 2, Legally Blonde 2, Blues Brothers 2000, Dumb and Dumberer and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Just for the …

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The most fashionable Englishwoman in Paris – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… politicians. She was also one of Florence Nightingale’s closest friends and provided vital encouragement to launch her career in nursing. Image copyright Alamy Image caption Portrait of Madame Recamier by Jacques-Louis David But by 1838, Recamier’s rule was coming to an end. So Clarke – still with her mother – moved into the third floor apartment at 120 Rue du Bac (above Chateaubriand) and set about the task of becoming her successor. Seen from the distance of 150 …

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SNP conference: Scotland at ‘hugely important crossroads’ – BBC News

March 17, 2017

He accused the Conservative government of being “committed to cuts and ignoring Scotland’s voice”. And he contrasted that to what he said was “the inclusive approach of the SNP working every day to build a better country”. The conference comes less than two months before the Scottish council elections. Related Topics Conservative Party Scotland Brexit SNP (Scottish National Party) Nicola Sturgeon Theresa May Brexit More From this publisher : HERE …

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Zara Larsson: The pop star with sleep paralysis – BBC News

March 17, 2017

… the star. “I don’t really have a ‘vision’ of who I want people to see me as. “I just post whatever I feel like.” She won’t sing lyrics that disrespect women Image copyright Sasha Haagensen Image caption The star says “if you’re not a feminist, then you must be sexist” Zara’s breakout hit in the UK was Never Forget You – a duet with British producer MNEK that was written in just two hours. “We work …

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Geri Horner: Why my son is named after George Michael – BBC News

March 10, 2017

Image caption Geri Horner: “” It’s 20 years since Geri Horner (then Halliwell) strode onto the Brits stage in her Union Jack dress in one of the defining images of the 1990s. To mark the anniversary, the singer is hosting a BBC Two documentary on the decade, looking at her own journey from Turkish game show host to globe-straddling, Nelson Mandela-cuddling pop phenomenon. It’s called Geri’s 1990s: My Drive to Freedom – referring to the 1967 open-topped …

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