More than a year after Nadine Dorries appeared on the reality show I’m a Celebrity… she has finally done what MPs are required to do, and filled in the appropriate part of the Register of Members’ Interests. Thus we learn that being humiliated in the jungle is less lucrative than we thought. According to the Register, she was paid £6,960 while she was on the show, plus £13,268 two months later for associated interviews and photo shoots, making £20,228 in all – half what the pundits guessed she had received.
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Sunday 15 September 2013
Allegations against Azerbaijan, made by a delegate to 2013’s song contest, are being investigated
Wednesday 04 September 2013
“It’s small, isn’t it?” Elton John ponders, looking around the theatre he associates with the showbiz pinnacle that was TV’s Sunday Night at the London Palladium, half a century ago. He finds himself treading its boards aged 66 to film a TV special, built around being handed the first Brits Icons award, and the release of The Diving Board, his most consistently creative work since at least Songs from the West Coast in 2001, and perhaps even the run of seven planet-conquering 1970s albums which are the real reason we’re all here at all.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Pop music producer Pete Waterman is a surprise inclusion on a new taskforce set up to maximise the economic benefits of the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project.
Friday 19 April 2013
Garden guru Chris Beardshaw is recommending a new technique for bigger blooms - blast your plants with heavy metal.
On Margaret Thatcher's funeral day her 'favourite song' '(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window?' marks 60 years since topping the charts
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Forget about “Ding Dong! the Witch is Dead”, today marks the 60th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher’s favourite song “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?” topping the charts.
Sunday 14 April 2013
Sadler's Wells isn't where you go to hear folk tunes; it's the home of top-flight ballet. But the audience at Thursday's opening night of Petrushka was treated to a brief burst of Irish song when – after a cock-up with a rope ladder – the director burst on stage to keep everyone entertained. It was a brilliant bit of improvisation by Michael Keegan-Dolan, the youthful Dubliner. He sang; the hitch was fixed, and a warm fuzzy feeling enveloped the auditorium when the show went on. Everyone felt they were in it together.
Friday 29 March 2013
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Ringed by fences, electronic gates, CCTV cameras and a 24-hour contingent of security guards, St George’s Hill in Weybridge, Surrey, is one of Britain’s most exclusive and secure private estates.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
England fans' spokesman Mark Perryman expects up to two thirds of the 2,500 supporters who travelled to Poland for the World Cup qualifier to attend the rescheduled game this afternoon.
Sunday 29 July 2012
Our writer is sceptical about those who find it easy to be happy
Friday 08 June 2012
At the end of this most English of celebrations, we now know what it feels to be French. The French calendar is stuffed full of bank holidays – among them, Ascension Day, Bastille Day and Assumption – and many of them, it seems to me, are rounded up into four-day breaks.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
It's the county that some of the UK's best-known business moguls, Premier League footballers and entertainers call home, so it comes as no surprise that Surrey has been declared the UK's richest property hotspot.
Sunday 04 March 2012
Popular songs about contemporary fads can be hit-and-miss affairs. For every "Surfin' USA" that captures the zeitgeist and endures in its own right, there is a "Convoy", those novelty records that sound laughable as soon as the trend (in this case, CB radio) passes its sell-by date.
Sunday 22 January 2012
As the BBC recreates the pairing of Bailey and The Shrimp, Mike Higgins recalls meetings that defined the decade
Thursday 08 December 2011
Does all modern music sound the same to you? Do you hanker for the days when rock stars knew how to be rock stars? Does the sight of teenagers with their trousers at half-mast make your spleen explode? Have you – though you swore it would never happen – finally morphed into your parents? If so, perhaps it's time to embrace the inexorable slide towards an old age of liquidised ready-meals and Antiques Roadshow.
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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