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Shane Macgowan Up For Classic Brit

8th April 2011

Shane MacGowan is unexpectedly in line for a Classic BRIT award.The Pogues frontman, famed for his gravelly voice, is nominated by association, as he contributed vocals to 'Peace on Earth/Little Drummer' on 'Noel', a Christmas...

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Dougray Scott Joins Campaign To Save Dougray Scottish Air Base

7th March 2011

Actor Dougray Scott is backing a campaign to save the U.K.'s most northerly air defence station in his native Fife, Scotland.The Desperate Housewives star has joined singing siblings The Proclaimers, as well as author Ian...

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Sir Elton Talks About 'Dismissive' Dad

31st January 2011

SIR ELTON JOHN has opened up about his fractured relationship with his late father, revealing his dad never saw him perform.The Rocket Man, who welcomed a son, Zachary, over Christmas (Dec10), craved attention from his...

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Kenneth Griffith Dies

25th June 2006

Welsh actor/film-maker KENNETH GRIFFITH has died at his London home. He was 84. The Pembrokeshire-born actor served in Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War, before starting a successful TV and film...

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German Miniseries On Dresden Bombing Sets Record Ratings

7th March 2006

Part 1 of a two-part miniseries, Dresden -- The Inferno, drew the largest audience for a German miniseries in history Sunday night as 12.7 million viewers tuned in. News reports suggested that an even larger...

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Will's Pricey Flight

9th December 2005

British Royal PRINCE WILLIAM is being defended by aides over allegations he wasted $18,000 (GBP10,000) worth of taxpayers money on a flight to collect some boots. The 23-year-old flew from an airbase in Wales...

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Frost Buys Dam Buster Rights

9th December 2005

Veteran British broadcaster SIR DAVID FROST has bought the rights to remake the classic 1954 war film THE DAM BUSTERS. Frost, a lifelong fan of the World War II film which documents the true...

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Prince Andrew In Spending Scandal

24th January 2005

British royal PRINCE ANDREW is under investigation by the UK government after spending $617,500 (GBP325,000) of taxpayers' money on hiring luxury helicopters and jets. Britain's NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE published extracts from a report on...

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Princess Royal Near Air Miss

12th November 2004

British royal, PRINCESS ANNE came within nine seconds of death when a plane on which she was a passenger narrowly missed collision with an air force jet in the skies above Britain. The Princess...

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Ava Gardner's Face Saved By British Doctor

27th September 2004

Hollywood legend AVA GARDNER narrowly avoided undergoing plastic surgery in 1957, thanks to the efforts of a British doctor. The actress - who was renowned for her natural beauty - smashed her cheek in...

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