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Victoria Beckham responds to fresh Spice Girl reunion rumours

Victoria Beckham has responded to fresh reports the Spice Girls would reunite in 2018.<p>After it was claimed by <i>The Sun</i> that all five original members …

Victoria Beckham

Quantico 3: Priyanka Chopra sports new hairstyle, and we’re totally loving it

Written by A. Kameshwari | New Delhi |<p>Priyanka Chopra sports new hairstyle in Quantico 3.<p>Priyanka Chopra is shooting for the third season of …

Priyanka Chopra

How JK Rowling made her £650million fortune: Unpicking the Harry Potter author's riches and what she spends on - Mirror Online

It’s a magical rags-to-riches tale too far-fetched for even her own novels.<p>When JK Rowling started writing Harry Potter in the early 1990s, she was a …

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What To Read After... Harry Potter

Published on: 20 November 2017 Author: Emily Drabble<p>How do you possibly follow one of the biggest series in children's literature? We have some ideas …

Harry Potter

How traffickers exploit children in Haiti's orphanages

<b>Haiti (CNN) —</b><p>There are at least 30,000 children living in orphanages in Haiti. It is a staggering number for a country of 10 million people, but perhaps even more shocking, most of them are not orphans.<p>The government estimates 80 percent of the children living in orphanages have at least one living …

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People Who Read Harry Potter Are Better Overall Humans According To Science

The Feed<p>Posted on <b>November 20, 2017</b> by Olivia Esveld<p>As if we didn't know this already, someone has performed a study into the type of people who tend …

Harry Potter

25 things you (probably) didn’t know you could do in Edinburgh

IF YOU live in Edinburgh or even visit regularly you probably already know the Castle like the back of your hand and are on first name terms with the …

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Debbie and Giovanni narrowly avoid elimination as Strictly sends home its eighth couple

Blackpool week is over and one more pair have bid farewell to the competition<p>By Susanna Lazarus<p>Monday, 20th November 2017 at 7:00 am<p>Jonnie Peacock …

Television (UK)

Miss World 2017 is Manushi Chhillar: The five other Indians to win the crown

With Manushi Chhillar winning the Miss World 2017 title, India ties with Venezuela as the country with maximum number of wins (six) at the global …

India

JK Rowling appears in Strictly audience to support Susan Calman and viewers couldn’t deal

JK Rowling made a surprise appearance on Strictly Come Dancing to support Susan Calman.<p>The 52-year-old author appeared in the audience of Strictly’s …

Peter Kay’s bizarre Strictly appearance saw him trying to sell tickets for his tour

Peter Kay returned to Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night – and promptly set about causing chaos in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom as he took the …

British Humour

Peter Kay, JK Rowling and Graham Norton join celeb-filled Strictly Blackpool audience

Peter Kay hijacked Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night to promote his first live tour in eight years.<p>The comic was among the audience at the …

British Humour

Edinburgh is finally getting a Harry Potter-themed bar

A magical Harry Potter-themed bar is on its way to the Capital.

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Harry Potter fans protest Johnny Depp's role in Fantastic Beasts sequel

Warner Bros may have thought they'd thrown everyone off the Johnny Depp scent by hiding him beneath a peroxide ferret in the first image from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. But despite the distracting hair, Harry Potter fans are still clamoring for the star to be removed from the film.<p>…

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Art Industry News: Is the $450 Million ‘Salvator Mundi’ Sale Very, Very Bad News? + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, another New York dealer is accused of fraud and a forgotten Banksy resurfaces in New Orleans.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is a daily digest of</i> …

Salvator Mundi

From the clay tablet to predictive text: how tech shapes literature

You could read it as an invitation to reflect on both the limits and the possibilities of technology. “Type ‘I was born’”, suggested the Twitter …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Check out this student's money strategy

Checkout man: One Countdown checkout worker was using his time at the til to earn money to keep his engineering degree student loan down.<p><b>OPINION:</b> I …

Jacinda Ardern

North-east author gives Harry Potter 'mither tongue'

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Matthew Fitt has already translated books by renowned authors Roald Dahl and Robert Louis Stevenson into Scots.<p>But the …

Harry Potter

Rules of Writing: How to Create Your Own Rules

It’s good to study other writers’ rules, but in the end, those rules were not made for you—they were made for other writers. If you’re serious about …

Writing

Crime Fiction Novels Make Excellent Travel Guides

There are many reasons why you might enjoy reading certain books: the writing style, intricate plots, well-developed characters. One factor that I …

Books

War and Peace actor Tom Burke to set up new theatre company

Actor Tom Burke has set up a new theatre production company.<p>The company, called Ara, has been formed in collaboration with Israeli theatre director …

Inspiring Britain: How a paralysed former rugby player turned to art

<b>The year of 2017 has been a dark one for news – dominated by terror attacks, uncertainty in world politics and natural disasters, so ITV News has</b> …

Does this picture hold a vital clue about what to expect in Fantastic Beasts 2?

Two wands appear to point to an old but important piece of Harry Potter history – will a new announcement reveal more?<p>Thursday, 16th November 2017 at …

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Why are children’s authors eccentric?

The writers of Eloise, Goodnight Moon and more pushed boundaries of behaviour. Dark episodes in their pasts may have proved fruitful, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>As new parents and anyone who’s ever gone rummaging through their old childhood libraries quickly realises, much of the best literature for …

Books

Woman's grief over an M&S Christmas jumper triggers online outpouring of heartwarming memories

It can be the smallest thing that sets you off. The smell of bacon frying, or the theme tune to <i>Match of the Day</i>. For Rachael Prior, it was a bright red M&S jumper.<p>Picking up the cosy knit in the menswear department, Rachael experienced a sudden wave of grief for her late father, Lynton, who had …

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Robert Pattinson reveals how ‘Harry Potter’ role stopped him from going to university

RIP, Cedric.<p>Robert Pattinson has revealed how his role in <i>Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire</i> meant that he was unable to attend university.<p>The actor, …

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Chris Riddell gives sketchbook drawing advice, and discusses illustrating for JK Rowling

<b>Children’s book illustrator and author (Goth Girl, Ottoline, The Edge Chronicles) – and The Observer political cartoonist – Chris Riddell has just</b> …

Illustration

Amazon's $250M 'Lord Of The Rings' Purchase Price Is 1,000 Times What Tolkien First Got For It

If Amazon was looking for a way to make a splash in Hollywood this week, it certainly found it with the news that the online giant has paid as much as $250 million for the rights to produce TV programs based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>Lord of the Rings</i> fantasy novels.<p>That eye-popping figure is just for the …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Letter X Snapchat bullying craze - what you need to know

Parents were urged earlier this year to exercise caution in the face of a worrying craze.<p>The sick 'Letter X' Snapchat phenomenon swept the UK earlier …

Snapchat

Could Hong Kong’s Condor trilogy be a Chinese Game of Thrones? Translator takes kung fu novels on a journey to the West

Kung fu novels pack a punch in China but translation difficulties and cultural differences mean they have never become a hit in the West.<p>An …

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