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2008-10-05 18:00:14

By jon wise THE Tenth Pride of Britain awards showed, in a celebrity- obsessed world, that it's the country's unsung heroes who really count. And presenter Carol Vorderman proved why she's worth more than Countdown could ever offer with her performance at the Daily Mirror event. As always, it was another touching and emotional evening. (c) 2008 People, The; London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-28 18:00:24

NORTH comedy actor Alexander Armstrong is being tipped to become the new presenter of Countdown. Armstrong, who was born in Rothbury, Northumberland, and lived in County Durham, would replace current host Des O'Connor on the popular game show. According to industry insiders, the 38-year-old actor is due to take a screen test in the next few weeks for Channel 4. Countdown's chiefs hope Armstrong's racier image will appeal to younger audience and boost viewing figures for the show that...

2008-09-27 18:00:20

By Cathy Owen Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards ITV1, Wednesday, 8pm Tissues at the ready - it is time for the annual cryfest that is the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. It is that time of year again when the UK's biggest stars salute the nation's unsung heroes in a glittering ceremony. Now in its 10th year, Carol Vorderman is back with breathtaking stories of heroism and courage, uplifting moments and hilarious celebrity surprises. More than 100 stars - including Prince...

2008-09-26 09:00:26

FLASH: SHENZHOU-7 MISSION STARTS ONE-MINUTE COUNTDOWN (c) 2008 Xinhua News Agency - CEIS. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-23 21:00:22

The eighties advert has been remade with television presenters Kelly Brook and Carol Vorderman and comedian Harry Enfield.The original brainy scientists and their over-developed foreheads featured in a series of ads for the cookware and electrics giant between 1985 and 1989.The new version has Enfield and Brook playing the scientists, with Vorderman applying for a position with the company.However, former Countdown presenter Vorderman who in real life is a member of Mensa and has a degree in...

2008-09-23 18:00:26

THE "Tefal boffins" famous for their large heads are to return to UK screens with a new cast of well-known faces. The 1980s advert has been remade starring television presenters Kelly Brook and Carol Vorderman and comedian Harry Enfield. The original brainy scientists and their over-developed foreheads featured in a series of ads for the cookware and electrics giant between 1985 and 1989. The new version has Enfield and Brook playing the scientists, with Vorderman applying for a...

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2008-09-23 14:42:52

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler mission, scheduled to launch in 2009, has survived an extreme temperature test. The thermal vacuum test is part of a series of environmental tests the spacecraft will undergo before it blasts into space aboard a Delta II rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. "Kepler functioned extremely well at the intense temperatures it will encounter in space," said James Fanson, Kepler project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena , Calif. The...

2008-09-23 00:00:22

THE "Tefal boffins" famous for their large heads are to return to UK screens with a new cast of well-known faces. The 80s advert has been remade starring television presenters Kelly Brook and Carol Vorderman and comedian Harry Enfield. The original brainy scientists and their overdeveloped foreheads featured in a series of adverts for the cookware and electrics giant between 1985 and 1989. The new version has Enfield and Brook playing the scientists, with Vorderman applying for a...

2008-08-29 00:00:27

Known as the master of nostalgic comedy, Richard Digance has been chosen to kick off the new autumn/winter season at the Theatre Royal in Lincoln. One of Britain's best comics, Richard Digance has performed to an audience of eight in the Falklands and to half a million at Knebworth with The Beach Boys and Dire Straits. As a star performer for a number of years, Richard has done lots in between too that have led him to a BAFTA Nomination, a Gold Award from the British Academy of...

2008-08-26 18:00:34

By mark BRITTAIN FAREWELL, shortly, also to Carol Vorderman. Channel 4 has just launched its search for a new man or woman to fill the TV presenter's fragrant shoes. The Countdown stalwart and I mathematical mastermind who I grew up in Prestatyn and at one time attended the Roman Catholic comprehensive Blessed Edward Jones High School in Rhyl before moving on to Cambridge University, is, as has been well documented, leaving the cult show at the end of this year, after 26 (some say 25)...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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