Tessa Furniture

15 Feb 19

Joe Sim is Professor of Criminology, Liverpool John Moores University The latest figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), concerning deaths and self-harm in prison, indicate that the institution remains lethal for those to whom the state supposedly owes a duty of care. The figures are scandalous and are a scathing indictment of the abject […]

10 Feb 19

I am really excited about this post as this is the first of my ‘Top 10 Picks’. Every now and again I will be selecting a homeware brand and compiling a collection of my top 10 picks. These pieces will either be selected as they are very on trend, if they are a little different […]

04 Feb 19
Mayberry History

July 28, 1999 Dear Matt, Tessa, and Terasa, How are things going with you?  Terry and Fran said you were doing well and that you are about to buy a house and move.  has it happened yet?  I’m trusting the post office will forward Terasa’s card if it has.  But it usually takes a few […]

29 Jan 19
ulyssesdove

RAW Show at Omega Studios 28th September to 28th October, curated by Tessa Sambrook. This is a truly extraordinary show; not just for the quality of its diverse objects, but for the sheer excitement of the subtle relationships generated by the display. Omega Studios specialises in jewellery, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and furniture. It takes an […]

24 Jan 19
literally stories

Steam played across the water’s surface in lazy swirls, nudged by the breeze and stretching away like cigarette smoke.  Behind the hedge, lips pressed to her kneecap’s polished, taut surface, she could taste salt on her skin and, somehow, it mingled with the vision of dragon’s breath steam above luminous water to punch a sudden […]

14 Jan 19
A Sky of Books and Movies

Sorry To Bother You is a real surprise of a movie, great fun. It is an alternate reality movie and a satire on modern day corporate culture and the long dead American dream. It also has visual elements of magical realism, so all in all this is a very creative film to look at and […]

10 Jan 19
Laura Caraway Photography

September 22, 2018 Lauren and Austin’s wedding ceremony took place at St. John Berchman’s Cathedral in Shreveport, LA with aisles lined with fresh pomegranates and olive branches. The detail-packed outdoor, Louisiana reception was set on the bride and groom’s lot of their future home.  The idea was a small, rustic, European-styled seated and plated dinner […]

10 Jan 19
The Rōbert [Cholo] Report (pron: Rō'bear Re'por)

  From the Grammys to alpine ski racing, awards made in Ridgway are all over the world By Leslie Vreeland, Contributing Editor ~ THE WATCH Lisa Issenberg (Photo by Eric Ming) What are the odds that two artisans from the same mountain town are responsible for producing some of the world’s most prestigious honors? That […]

09 Jan 19
WebUrbanist

A material once seen as a breakthrough innovation that could benefit the environment by replacing animal products now litters the Earth to the tune of approximately 6.3 billion metric tons, most of it in the world’s oceans. Forty percent of that plastic is single-use packaging. While recycling might seem like the most obvious way to […]

06 Jan 19
Goddess Fiction

  Evil pursues Gwendolyn in the 17th century and Lyn in the 20th Samhain (November 1, 1991) A loud droning noise suddenly penetrated her sleep; it went on and on until, wrenched from unconsciousness, she opened her eyes and saw a ceiling. A pale pink ceiling, this was, not the dark, smoke-stained beams of the […]

05 Jan 19
Colourful Souls

Where we met: Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. I met Tessa and Al when myself and my boyfriend Dougall were hosted by them in their beautiful flat in Bondi Beach through Air BnB. This was actually my first time using Air BnB and I couldn’t of asked for a better experience. Tessa & Al are such […]

01 Jan 19
The Sun
IN 2018 the world has been forced to bid a sad farewell to some of its most famous and beloved stars from the world of sports, entertainment and television. Here we take an opportunity to honour some of the iconic figures who are no longer with us…   January Bella Emberg, 80 Comedy actress best known for TV partnership with Russ Abbot in the 1980s, especially for her spoof character Blunder Woman Mark E. Smith, 60 Founded post-punk group The Fall and was the only original member of the constantly changing line-up in its 42-year history Dolores O’Riordan, 46 Cranberries lead singer and judge on Irish version of The Voice ­accidentally drowned in a bath due to sedation by alcohol Jimmy Armfield, 82 Blackpool and England football hero and later BBC pundit who won 42 caps for England and was in the winning 1966 World Cup squad Ingvar Kamprad, 91 As founder of Ikea, the  Swedish magnate revolutionised the way the world lives, introducing us to flat-pack furniture and Swedish meatballs Simon Shelton, 52 Actor who played Teletubby Tinky Winky from 1997 to 2001, a role he likened to being in The Beatles. He died of hypothermia Cyrille Regis, 59 England striker who was a ­pioneer for black footballers. Clubs included West Brom, Coventry City and Aston Villa in his 19-year career February John Mahoney, 77 Actor who played Martin Crane in ­TV’s Frasier. Born in Blackpool, he edited a medical journal before becoming an actor in his thirties Billy Graham, 99 US evangelist was among world’s most influential preachers. Gave spiritual counselling to every US President from Truman to Obama Emma Chambers, 53 British TV and film actress was best known for her role as Alice in the long-running sitcom The Vicar Of Dibley, and the film Notting Hill March Ken Dodd, 90 The veteran Liverpudlian comic was instantly recognisable by his wild hair and big front teeth. Was knighted in the 2017 New Year Honours and was given a funeral fit for showbiz royalty, with mourners waving tickling sticks Hubert de Givenchy, 91 French designer who founded fashion firm in 1952 and styled Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn Jim Bowen, 89 Hosted TV darts show Bullseye for 14 years, with catchphrases ‘Here’s what you could’ve won,’ and ‘Super, smashing, great’ Roger Bannister, 88 Athletics legend who ran world’s first sub-four-minute mile in Oxford on May 6, 1954. Later a distinguished neurologist Stephen Hawking, 76 Physicist who had same Cambridge University post once held by Sir Isaac Newton. Wrote 1988 best-seller A Brief History Of Time Bill Maynard, 89 Actor best known as rogue Claude Greengrass in ITV’s Heartbeat. Also unsuccessfully ran against Tony Benn in a 1984 by-election April Ray Wilkins, 61 Footie hero began career at Chelsea, where he was captain at 18. Lifted FA Cup with Man Utd and won 84 caps for England Eric Bristow, 60 Hugely popular darts ace known as the Crafty Cockney. Was five times world champ in an astounding pro career before retiring in 2007 Winnie Mandela, 81 The anti-apartheid activist was married to former South African President Nelson Mandela for 38 years, including his 27 years in jail Michael Anderson, 98 Film director was best known for The Dam Busters and Around The World In 80 Days – for which he wrangled more than 68,000 extras Verne Troyer, 49 The 2ft 8in actor was best known as Mini- Me in Austin Powers films. Began his film career in 1994 playing the stunt double for a baby Avicii, 28 Swedish DJ, real name Tim Bergling, began at 16 posting remixes online. Grammy nominated for 2012 hit Sunshine with David Guetta Dale Winton, 62 Presenter of TV game shows including Supermarket Sweep and Pets Win Prizes. Died of natural causes after years of health problems May Jlloyd Samuel, 37 Footie star moved to Britain from his native Trinidad and Tobago and played for Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers. Died in a car crash Tom Wolfe, 87 Journalist and author best known for 1987 novel The Bonfire Of The Vanities, which became a film. Also known for his white suit Margot Kidder, 69 Canadian actress best known for her feisty, funny Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve’s Superman in 1978 film. Later a political activist Tessa Jowell, 70 Labour MP who helped to bring the Olympics to London and was beloved on all sides of politics. Fought to improve cancer treatment June Leslie Grantham, 71 Turned to acting after a jail term for the 1966 murder of a German cabbie – then became a big star as EastEnders’ ‘Dirty’ Den Watts Peter Stringfellow, 77 Went from tie salesman to king of a nightclub empire. His most famous club in central London was named after himself Kate Spade, 55 American handbag designer whose stylish products were a Nineties sensation, even being name-checked on telly hit Sex And The City Joe Jackson, 89 Dad to and manager of the Jackson 5, who once admitted he whipped son Michael with a belt but insisted he “never beat him” July Ellie Soutter, 18 Talented Team GB snowboarder who was tipped to star at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Took her own life on her 18th birthday Peter Firmin, 89 Puppet maker who, along with Oliver Postgate, created The Clangers and other kids’ classics such as Ivor The Engine and Bagpuss Lord Carrington, 99 Tory politician quit as PM Margaret Thatcher’s Foreign Secretary in 1982 for failing to predict the Argentine invasion of the Falklands August Kofi Annan, 80 UN Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006. The Ghanian won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for his work championing human rights Barry Chuckle, 73 Actor and half of kids’ comic duo the Chuckle Brothers. He kept his bone cancer secret – even from his family – for two years Neil Simon, 91 American playwright was the Broadway master of comedy whose hits included Barefoot In The Park and The Odd Couple August Fenella Fielding, 90 Husky-voiced Carry On actress once considered suicide by gorging on spaghetti. Had two lovers on the go for 20 years Burt Reynolds, 82 Smokey And The Bandit heart-throb was a Seventies and Eighties film icon. Was nominated for an Oscar for 1997 film Boogie Nights Rachel Bland, 40 Presenter inspired listeners with her podcast You, Me And The Big C about two-year breast cancer battle. Also wrote award-winning blog Aretha Franklin, 76 Legendary singer dubbed the Queen Of Soul, famous for hits such as I Say A Little Prayer and Respect. Sold 75million records over 60-year career September Denis Norden, 96 Wrote first comedy script for the BBC aged 19, leading to 60-year radio and TV career. Best known as host of It’ll Be Alright On The Night Geoffrey Hayes, 76 TV presenter fondly remembered by a generation of kids after fronting more than 1,000 episodes of Rainbow from 1973 to 1992 Chas Hodges, 74 Musician found fame in Seventies and Eighties as one half of Chas & Dave. Their Cockney-style songs included Rabbit and Snooker Loopy October Charles Aznavour, 74 Talented singer dubbed ‘France’s Sinatra’ whose biggest hit in English, 1974’s She, featured in movie Notting Hill Paul Allen, 65 US billionaire co- founded Microsoft with school pal Bill Gates and turned it into the world’s biggest software firm. He died of cancer Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, 60 Thai owner of Leicester City who led the club to Premier League title glory in 2016. Died in helicopter crash Babs Beverley, 91 As a singer in 1950s trio the Beverley Sisters she had hits including I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and Little Drummer Boy Jean Trumpington, 96 A World War Two Bletchley Park code breaker, who as a Baroness famously gave a fellow peer a V-sign in the House of Lords in 2011 November Stan Lee, 95 The comic book legend helped create The X-Men, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk. He had cameos in every Marvel film George Bush, 94 Ex-US President who lived longer than his 40 predecessors. In office from ’89 to ’93, including first Gulf War. Father of George W Bush Richard Baker, 93 BBC newsreader who presented the first TV news bulletin in 1954 and voiced animated children’s classic Mary, Mungo And Midge Andrew Burt, 73 Best known as the original Jack Sugden in Emmerdale, the actor went on to star in I’m Alan Partridge before training to be a counsellor [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN UK NEWS” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] December Peter Armitage, 78 Actor played Kevin Webster’s father Bill in Coronation Street and returned to the soap several times before finally leaving in 2011 Pete Shelley, 63 Fronted legendary Manchester punk pioneers The Buzzcocks. Died from suspected  heart attack in Estonia, where he lived Paddy Ashdown, 77 Former Royal Marine served as Lib Dem leader from 1988 to 1999. Died following a short battle with bladder cancer Wendy Beckett, 88 Nun found unlikely TV fame as an art critic in 1990s after she was overheard enthusing at an art exhibition by a BBC film crew June Whitfield, 93 Best known as the gran in Absolutely Fabulous, as well as in sitcom Terry And June and Carry On films [boxout headline=”Hell Corner” featured-image=”8094979″]Dennis Nilsen, 72, died May 12 Former civil servant killed at least 15 men and stashed remains under the floor of his North London home. Died in a maximum security prison. James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, 89, died October 30 Ex-Boston gangster evaded capture for 16 years before being caught in 2011 and convicted for 11 murders. Inspired 2015 Johnny Depp film Black Mass.[/boxout] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
01 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
IN 2018 the world has been forced to bid a sad farewell to some of its most famous and beloved stars from the world of sports, entertainment and television. Here we take an opportunity to honour some of the iconic figures who are no longer with us…   January Bella Emberg, 80 Comedy actress best known for TV partnership with Russ Abbot in the 1980s, especially for her spoof character Blunder Woman Mark E. Smith, 60 Founded post-punk group The Fall and was the only original member of the constantly changing line-up in its 42-year history Dolores O’Riordan, 46 Cranberries lead singer and judge on Irish version of The Voice ­accidentally drowned in a bath due to sedation by alcohol Jimmy Armfield, 82 Blackpool and England football hero and later BBC pundit who won 42 caps for England and was in the winning 1966 World Cup squad Ingvar Kamprad, 91 As founder of Ikea, the  Swedish magnate revolutionised the way the world lives, introducing us to flat-pack furniture and Swedish meatballs Simon Shelton, 52 Actor who played Teletubby Tinky Winky from 1997 to 2001, a role he likened to being in The Beatles. He died of hypothermia Cyrille Regis, 59 England striker who was a ­pioneer for black footballers. Clubs included West Brom, Coventry City and Aston Villa in his 19-year career February John Mahoney, 77 Actor who played Martin Crane in ­TV’s Frasier. Born in Blackpool, he edited a medical journal before becoming an actor in his thirties Billy Graham, 99 US evangelist was among world’s most influential preachers. Gave spiritual counselling to every US President from Truman to Obama Emma Chambers, 53 British TV and film actress was best known for her role as Alice in the long-running sitcom The Vicar Of Dibley, and the film Notting Hill March Ken Dodd, 90 The veteran Liverpudlian comic was instantly recognisable by his wild hair and big front teeth. Was knighted in the 2017 New Year Honours and was given a funeral fit for showbiz royalty, with mourners waving tickling sticks Hubert de Givenchy, 91 French designer who founded fashion firm in 1952 and styled Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn Jim Bowen, 89 Hosted TV darts show Bullseye for 14 years, with catchphrases ‘Here’s what you could’ve won,’ and ‘Super, smashing, great’ Roger Bannister, 88 Athletics legend who ran world’s first sub-four-minute mile in Oxford on May 6, 1954. Later a distinguished neurologist Stephen Hawking, 76 Physicist who had same Cambridge University post once held by Sir Isaac Newton. Wrote 1988 best-seller A Brief History Of Time Bill Maynard, 89 Actor best known as rogue Claude Greengrass in ITV’s Heartbeat. Also unsuccessfully ran against Tony Benn in a 1984 by-election April Ray Wilkins, 61 Footie hero began career at Chelsea, where he was captain at 18. Lifted FA Cup with Man Utd and won 84 caps for England Eric Bristow, 60 Hugely popular darts ace known as the Crafty Cockney. Was five times world champ in an astounding pro career before retiring in 2007 Winnie Mandela, 81 The anti-apartheid activist was married to former South African President Nelson Mandela for 38 years, including his 27 years in jail Michael Anderson, 98 Film director was best known for The Dam Busters and Around The World In 80 Days – for which he wrangled more than 68,000 extras Verne Troyer, 49 The 2ft 8in actor was best known as Mini- Me in Austin Powers films. Began his film career in 1994 playing the stunt double for a baby Avicii, 28 Swedish DJ, real name Tim Bergling, began at 16 posting remixes online. Grammy nominated for 2012 hit Sunshine with David Guetta Dale Winton, 62 Presenter of TV game shows including Supermarket Sweep and Pets Win Prizes. Died of natural causes after years of health problems May Jlloyd Samuel, 37 Footie star moved to Britain from his native Trinidad and Tobago and played for Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers. Died in a car crash Tom Wolfe, 87 Journalist and author best known for 1987 novel The Bonfire Of The Vanities, which became a film. Also known for his white suit Margot Kidder, 69 Canadian actress best known for her feisty, funny Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve’s Superman in 1978 film. Later a political activist Tessa Jowell, 70 Labour MP who helped to bring the Olympics to London and was beloved on all sides of politics. Fought to improve cancer treatment June Leslie Grantham, 71 Turned to acting after a jail term for the 1966 murder of a German cabbie – then became a big star as EastEnders’ ‘Dirty’ Den Watts Peter Stringfellow, 77 Went from tie salesman to king of a nightclub empire. His most famous club in central London was named after himself Kate Spade, 55 American handbag designer whose stylish products were a Nineties sensation, even being name-checked on telly hit Sex And The City Joe Jackson, 89 Dad to and manager of the Jackson 5, who once admitted he whipped son Michael with a belt but insisted he “never beat him” July Ellie Soutter, 18 Talented Team GB snowboarder who was tipped to star at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Took her own life on her 18th birthday Peter Firmin, 89 Puppet maker who, along with Oliver Postgate, created The Clangers and other kids’ classics such as Ivor The Engine and Bagpuss Lord Carrington, 99 Tory politician quit as PM Margaret Thatcher’s Foreign Secretary in 1982 for failing to predict the Argentine invasion of the Falklands August Kofi Annan, 80 UN Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006. The Ghanian won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for his work championing human rights Barry Chuckle, 73 Actor and half of kids’ comic duo the Chuckle Brothers. He kept his bone cancer secret – even from his family – for two years Neil Simon, 91 American playwright was the Broadway master of comedy whose hits included Barefoot In The Park and The Odd Couple August Fenella Fielding, 90 Husky-voiced Carry On actress once considered suicide by gorging on spaghetti. Had two lovers on the go for 20 years Burt Reynolds, 82 Smokey And The Bandit heart-throb was a Seventies and Eighties film icon. Was nominated for an Oscar for 1997 film Boogie Nights Rachel Bland, 40 Presenter inspired listeners with her podcast You, Me And The Big C about two-year breast cancer battle. Also wrote award-winning blog Aretha Franklin, 76 Legendary singer dubbed the Queen Of Soul, famous for hits such as I Say A Little Prayer and Respect. Sold 75million records over 60-year career September Denis Norden, 96 Wrote first comedy script for the BBC aged 19, leading to 60-year radio and TV career. Best known as host of It’ll Be Alright On The Night Geoffrey Hayes, 76 TV presenter fondly remembered by a generation of kids after fronting more than 1,000 episodes of Rainbow from 1973 to 1992 Chas Hodges, 74 Musician found fame in Seventies and Eighties as one half of Chas & Dave. Their Cockney-style songs included Rabbit and Snooker Loopy October Charles Aznavour, 74 Talented singer dubbed ‘France’s Sinatra’ whose biggest hit in English, 1974’s She, featured in movie Notting Hill Paul Allen, 65 US billionaire co- founded Microsoft with school pal Bill Gates and turned it into the world’s biggest software firm. He died of cancer Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, 60 Thai owner of Leicester City who led the club to Premier League title glory in 2016. Died in helicopter crash Babs Beverley, 91 As a singer in 1950s trio the Beverley Sisters she had hits including I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and Little Drummer Boy Jean Trumpington, 96 A World War Two Bletchley Park code breaker, who as a Baroness famously gave a fellow peer a V-sign in the House of Lords in 2011 November Stan Lee, 95 The comic book legend helped create The X-Men, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk. He had cameos in every Marvel film George Bush, 94 Ex-US President who lived longer than his 40 predecessors. In office from ’89 to ’93, including first Gulf War. Father of George W Bush Richard Baker, 93 BBC newsreader who presented the first TV news bulletin in 1954 and voiced animated children’s classic Mary, Mungo And Midge Andrew Burt, 73 Best known as the original Jack Sugden in Emmerdale, the actor went on to star in I’m Alan Partridge before training to be a counsellor [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN UK NEWS” posts_category=”1″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] December Peter Armitage, 78 Actor played Kevin Webster’s father Bill in Coronation Street and returned to the soap several times before finally leaving in 2011 Pete Shelley, 63 Fronted legendary Manchester punk pioneers The Buzzcocks. Died from suspected  heart attack in Estonia, where he lived Paddy Ashdown, 77 Former Royal Marine served as Lib Dem leader from 1988 to 1999. Died following a short battle with bladder cancer Wendy Beckett, 88 Nun found unlikely TV fame as an art critic in 1990s after she was overheard enthusing at an art exhibition by a BBC film crew June Whitfield, 93 Best known as the gran in Absolutely Fabulous, as well as in sitcom Terry And June and Carry On films [boxout headline=”Hell Corner” featured-image=”3690958″]Dennis Nilsen, 72, died May 12 Former civil servant killed at least 15 men and stashed remains under the floor of his North London home. Died in a maximum security prison. James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, 89, died October 30 Ex-Boston gangster evaded capture for 16 years before being caught in 2011 and convicted for 11 murders. Inspired 2015 Johnny Depp film Black Mass.[/boxout] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
01 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
IN 2018 the world has been forced to bid a sad farewell to some of its most famous and beloved stars from the world of sports, entertainment and television. Here we take an opportunity to honour some of the iconic figures who are no longer with us…   January Bella Emberg, 80 Comedy actress best known for TV partnership with Russ Abbot in the 1980s, especially for her spoof character Blunder Woman Mark E. Smith, 60 Founded post-punk group The Fall and was the only original member of the constantly changing line-up in its 42-year history Dolores O’Riordan, 46 Cranberries lead singer and judge on Irish version of The Voice ­accidentally drowned in a bath due to sedation by alcohol Jimmy Armfield, 82 Blackpool and England football hero and later BBC pundit who won 42 caps for England and was in the winning 1966 World Cup squad Ingvar Kamprad, 91 As founder of Ikea, the  Swedish magnate revolutionised the way the world lives, introducing us to flat-pack furniture and Swedish meatballs Simon Shelton, 52 Actor who played Teletubby Tinky Winky from 1997 to 2001, a role he likened to being in The Beatles. He died of hypothermia Cyrille Regis, 59 England striker who was a ­pioneer for black footballers. Clubs included West Brom, Coventry City and Aston Villa in his 19-year career February John Mahoney, 77 Actor who played Martin Crane in ­TV’s Frasier. Born in Blackpool, he edited a medical journal before becoming an actor in his thirties Billy Graham, 99 US evangelist was among world’s most influential preachers. Gave spiritual counselling to every US President from Truman to Obama Emma Chambers, 53 British TV and film actress was best known for her role as Alice in the long-running sitcom The Vicar Of Dibley, and the film Notting Hill March Ken Dodd, 90 The veteran Liverpudlian comic was instantly recognisable by his wild hair and big front teeth. Was knighted in the 2017 New Year Honours and was given a funeral fit for showbiz royalty, with mourners waving tickling sticks Hubert de Givenchy, 91 French designer who founded fashion firm in 1952 and styled Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn Jim Bowen, 89 Hosted TV darts show Bullseye for 14 years, with catchphrases ‘Here’s what you could’ve won,’ and ‘Super, smashing, great’ Roger Bannister, 88 Athletics legend who ran world’s first sub-four-minute mile in Oxford on May 6, 1954. Later a distinguished neurologist Stephen Hawking, 76 Physicist who had same Cambridge University post once held by Sir Isaac Newton. Wrote 1988 best-seller A Brief History Of Time Bill Maynard, 89 Actor best known as rogue Claude Greengrass in ITV’s Heartbeat. Also unsuccessfully ran against Tony Benn in a 1984 by-election April Ray Wilkins, 61 Footie hero began career at Chelsea, where he was captain at 18. Lifted FA Cup with Man Utd and won 84 caps for England Eric Bristow, 60 Hugely popular darts ace known as the Crafty Cockney. Was five times world champ in an astounding pro career before retiring in 2007 Winnie Mandela, 81 The anti-apartheid activist was married to former South African President Nelson Mandela for 38 years, including his 27 years in jail Michael Anderson, 98 Film director was best known for The Dam Busters and Around The World In 80 Days – for which he wrangled more than 68,000 extras Verne Troyer, 49 The 2ft 8in actor was best known as Mini- Me in Austin Powers films. Began his film career in 1994 playing the stunt double for a baby Avicii, 28 Swedish DJ, real name Tim Bergling, began at 16 posting remixes online. Grammy nominated for 2012 hit Sunshine with David Guetta Dale Winton, 62 Presenter of TV game shows including Supermarket Sweep and Pets Win Prizes. Died of natural causes after years of health problems May Jlloyd Samuel, 37 Footie star moved to Britain from his native Trinidad and Tobago and played for Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers. Died in a car crash Tom Wolfe, 87 Journalist and author best known for 1987 novel The Bonfire Of The Vanities, which became a film. Also known for his white suit Margot Kidder, 69 Canadian actress best known for her feisty, funny Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve’s Superman in 1978 film. Later a political activist Tessa Jowell, 70 Labour MP who helped to bring the Olympics to London and was beloved on all sides of politics. Fought to improve cancer treatment June Leslie Grantham, 71 Turned to acting after a jail term for the 1966 murder of a German cabbie – then became a big star as EastEnders’ ‘Dirty’ Den Watts Peter Stringfellow, 77 Went from tie salesman to king of a nightclub empire. His most famous club in central London was named after himself Kate Spade, 55 American handbag designer whose stylish products were a Nineties sensation, even being name-checked on telly hit Sex And The City Joe Jackson, 89 Dad to and manager of the Jackson 5, who once admitted he whipped son Michael with a belt but insisted he “never beat him” July Ellie Soutter, 18 Talented Team GB snowboarder who was tipped to star at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Took her own life on her 18th birthday Peter Firmin, 89 Puppet maker who, along with Oliver Postgate, created The Clangers and other kids’ classics such as Ivor The Engine and Bagpuss Lord Carrington, 99 Tory politician quit as PM Margaret Thatcher’s Foreign Secretary in 1982 for failing to predict the Argentine invasion of the Falklands August Kofi Annan, 80 UN Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006. The Ghanian won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for his work championing human rights Barry Chuckle, 73 Actor and half of kids’ comic duo the Chuckle Brothers. He kept his bone cancer secret – even from his family – for two years Neil Simon, 91 American playwright was the Broadway master of comedy whose hits included Barefoot In The Park and The Odd Couple August Fenella Fielding, 90 Husky-voiced Carry On actress once considered suicide by gorging on spaghetti. Had two lovers on the go for 20 years Burt Reynolds, 82 Smokey And The Bandit heart-throb was a Seventies and Eighties film icon. Was nominated for an Oscar for 1997 film Boogie Nights Rachel Bland, 40 Presenter inspired listeners with her podcast You, Me And The Big C about two-year breast cancer battle. Also wrote award-winning blog Aretha Franklin, 76 Legendary singer dubbed the Queen Of Soul, famous for hits such as I Say A Little Prayer and Respect. Sold 75million records over 60-year career September Denis Norden, 96 Wrote first comedy script for the BBC aged 19, leading to 60-year radio and TV career. Best known as host of It’ll Be Alright On The Night Geoffrey Hayes, 76 TV presenter fondly remembered by a generation of kids after fronting more than 1,000 episodes of Rainbow from 1973 to 1992 Chas Hodges, 74 Musician found fame in Seventies and Eighties as one half of Chas & Dave. Their Cockney-style songs included Rabbit and Snooker Loopy October Charles Aznavour, 74 Talented singer dubbed ‘France’s Sinatra’ whose biggest hit in English, 1974’s She, featured in movie Notting Hill Paul Allen, 65 US billionaire co- founded Microsoft with school pal Bill Gates and turned it into the world’s biggest software firm. He died of cancer Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, 60 Thai owner of Leicester City who led the club to Premier League title glory in 2016. Died in helicopter crash Babs Beverley, 91 As a singer in 1950s trio the Beverley Sisters she had hits including I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and Little Drummer Boy Jean Trumpington, 96 A World War Two Bletchley Park code breaker, who as a Baroness famously gave a fellow peer a V-sign in the House of Lords in 2011 November Stan Lee, 95 The comic book legend helped create The X-Men, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk. He had cameos in every Marvel film George Bush, 94 Ex-US President who lived longer than his 40 predecessors. In office from ’89 to ’93, including first Gulf War. Father of George W Bush Richard Baker, 93 BBC newsreader who presented the first TV news bulletin in 1954 and voiced animated children’s classic Mary, Mungo And Midge Andrew Burt, 73 Best known as the original Jack Sugden in Emmerdale, the actor went on to star in I’m Alan Partridge before training to be a counsellor [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN UK NEWS” posts_category=”1″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] December Peter Armitage, 78 Actor played Kevin Webster’s father Bill in Coronation Street and returned to the soap several times before finally leaving in 2011 Pete Shelley, 63 Fronted legendary Manchester punk pioneers The Buzzcocks. Died from suspected  heart attack in Estonia, where he lived Paddy Ashdown, 77 Former Royal Marine served as Lib Dem leader from 1988 to 1999. Died following a short battle with bladder cancer Wendy Beckett, 88 Nun found unlikely TV fame as an art critic in 1990s after she was overheard enthusing at an art exhibition by a BBC film crew June Whitfield, 93 Best known as the gran in Absolutely Fabulous, as well as in sitcom Terry And June and Carry On films [boxout headline=”Hell Corner” featured-image=”3576470″]Dennis Nilsen, 72, died May 12 Former civil servant killed at least 15 men and stashed remains under the floor of his North London home. Died in a maximum security prison. James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, 89, died October 30 Ex-Boston gangster evaded capture for 16 years before being caught in 2011 and convicted for 11 murders. Inspired 2015 Johnny Depp film Black Mass.[/boxout] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
31 Dec 18
Films with Ferrara

By Dominick Ferrara V, Editor in Chief Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the third and final part of the #FwFTop25, as we count down the top 10 films of 2018. If you missed part 1, featuring honorable mentions and films 25-21, click here. If you missed part 2, counting down films 20-11, click here. Here […]

30 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

In a year filled with elevated political vitriol, two dead people brought the nation together to remember men who represented an apparently bygone age of American politics. George H.W. Bush was a president, vice president, congressman, CIA director and naval pilot during World War II, where he flew 58 missions and was shot over the […]