Outstanding contribution Bafta for Angels costume firm

By Rosa Doherty, February 15, 2016

A family-run costume business has won a Bafta for “outstanding contribution to British film” after dressing stars for seven generations.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts awarded Hendon-based Angels Costumes with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday evening.


Doctor 'over the moon' to have helped NHS choir beat Justin Bieber to Christmas Number One

By Charlotte Oliver, December 29, 2015

A doctor whose online campaign helped an NHS choir beat Justin Bieber to Christmas Number One has said she is “over the moon” with the result – and added that the choir are now hoping the pop star will join them for a concert.


Mission possible as friends win jobs after appearing in TV reality show

By Marcus Dysch, December 3, 2015

It was billed as a mission impossible, but two contestants in a reality TV show have proved the doubters wrong.

Annalie Huberman-Hertz and Sarah Merriman feared their Down's Syndrome could hold them back from working in the hospitality industry.


Star refuses to postpone Paris concert

By Josh Jackman, November 26, 2015

Israeli Eurovision star Harel Skaat has refused to cancel a concert in Paris following the terror attacks in which 132 people were killed.


The wait is over for TV star Annalie

By Rosa Doherty, October 29, 2015

Annalie Huberman-Hertz had always wanted a career in the restaurant industry but feared her Down's Syndrome might hold her back.

So when the chance came to be mentored by leading chef Michel Roux Jr she could not believe her luck.


Hologram of Andy Kaufman to perform across America

By Dan Friedman, October 29, 2015

Andy Kaufman did not let his contempt for jokes get in the way of being America's funniest performance artist in the late '70s. He did not let his lack of wrestling ability get in the way of wrestling Jerry "The King" Lawler in front of a packed Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis in April 1982. And he's not letting his untimely 1984 death at the age of 35 get in the way of a new tour in 2016.


Maureen Lipman: why I had to have therapy

By Naomi Firsht, October 13, 2015

Maureen Lipman has revealed that she consulted a therapist to cope with the pressures of fame.

The actress told Radio Times magazine that she sought help during the 1980s after a member of the audience heckled her during a performance of the play Messiah.


E L Doctorow: The legacy of the American Dickens

By David Herman, July 22, 2015

“It was a terrible moment in my writing life,” wrote E L Doctorow about his breakthrough novel. “I literally threw the pages across the room. And then I sat down at the typewriter… and I found that what I was typing was the first page of The Book of Daniel.”


Jerry Springer thanks World Jewish Relief for family records

By Marcus Dysch, July 13, 2015

American television host Jerry Springer has visited Britain to support the work of World Jewish Relief.

The charity rescued Mr Springer’s parents and brought them to this country from Nazi Germany a month before the outbreak of war in 1939.


Molton Brown founder Caroline Burstein sparks anger after calling black people “coloured”

By Rosa Doherty, May 29, 2015

Caroline Burstein, the founder of leading cosmetics company Molton Brown, has provoked anger after using the word “coloured” to describe black people.

Ms Burstein said she believed the fashion industry was an inclusive and diverse place where many “coloured” people worked.