Latest Gloria Hunniford Stories

2008-09-25 12:00:32

RETIREMENT means different things to different people. Take the case of former classmates Gloria Hunniford and Billy Gordon. They were classmates at Portadown College in the 1950s, Gloria being the celebrity radio-TV personality with no notion of retiring. And Billy Gordon - whose teaching career ended in 1995 with early retirement - has just gained his Master of Science degree from Queen's University. First Gloria, and why should she retire? At 68, she is hosting shows like Cash in the...

2008-09-22 00:00:21

MY LIFE IN MEDIA Christine Bleakley, 28, is Adrian Chiles's co-presenter on The One Show, the BBC lunchtime magazine show. She was born and raised near Belfast and gave up a politics degree to take a position with BBC Northern Ireland. Performing runs in the family; her father is a drummer who has worked with Van Morrison and was managed by Louis Walsh. She is taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing and has been partnered with Matthew Cutler, who won last year's show with...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.