02 Aug 2011

Orlando Bloom to keep Three Musketeers fancy dress

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Orlando Bloom has revealed he intends to keep the historical fancy dress he wears in the new Three Musketeers movie.

The actor told ContactMusic.com that he enjoyed wearing his character's costumes and really embraced the sporting of skirts and other items.

He commented: "The boots are staying and the costumes, too. That's definitely a fancy dress outfit one day down the line – probably for my son."

Bloom has a baby son with model Miranda Kerr, so it

14 Jul 2011

Research for exhibition reveals humorous Victorian mishaps

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Research carried out for an exhibition has revealed that there were some interesting accidents back in the Victorian times.

We may hear of people slipping on grapes in supermarkets and tripping on footpaths, but our counterparts back in the 1800s seem to have been much more unfortunate, Aviva has revealed.

For example, a gentleman in Mold made an insurance claim after hurting his big toe trying to kick a dog and missing, while an artist from Swansea received £30 in 1886

07 Jul 2011

Meryl Streep’s a dead ringer for Baroness Thatcher

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Meryl Streep had plenty of practice playing a woman who didn't stand any messing in The Devil Wears Prada, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that she did the same with flair as Margaret Thatcher in new film Iron Lady.

However, what is quite remarkable is the fact that the Hollywood A-lister has become a dead ringer for the first female prime minister, even down to the way she sounds.

A trailer has now been released for Iron Lady, which comes out on January 6th

28 Jun 2011

The Queen voted Britain’s most influential golden oldie

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If you want to feel all-powerful in your fancy dress this summer, you'd better get ready to go out looking like the Queen.

That's because she has been voted top in a list of Britain's most influential and best-loved senior citizens.

The Women's Royal Voluntary Society (WRVS) organised a poll throughout the UK to commemorate the baby boomers of 1945 turning 66 and asked people to name OAPs who they think have really made a difference in various

15 Jun 2011

Teenager creates Dad’s Army set in garden sheds

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An enterprising teenager from Norfolk has managed to recreate the set of hit TV show Dad's Army in his garden shed.

Darren Stride, 19, first began work on his Bygones Museum at his home near Great Yarmouth four years ago, making use of a range of wartime accessories such as medals, gas masks and a Dad's Army costume to transform the humble space into a shrine to the comedy after being forced to move his collection from

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