03 Aug 2011

Plans underway to turn house into Peter Pan-themed children’s centre

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Plans are afoot to turn what was once a stately home into a centre for children's literature based on the Peter Pan story.

JM Barrie's childhood pal Stuart Gordon lived at Mont Brae in Dumfries and the author regularly went there after school to play with his friends, something he wrote about later in life.

It is thought the garden and their games of pirate battles inspired the story about a little boy who never grew up.

The house fell into disrepair, but the

01 Aug 2011

Police smash car window to rescue doll

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Police in Nottinghamshire were left red-faced recently, after smashing a car window to rescue a baby – only to find it was actually a doll.

Chanel Cristofis, five, had received the Reborn toy for her birthday and would leave it in her dad's car while she went to school and he went to work at a local chippy.

However, one particularly hot day, a passerby noticed the incredibly lifelike doll in the back of the Vauxhall and panicked, thinking it was a real child that could

27 Jul 2011

National Trust lets Dennis the Menace loose

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The National Trust has let Dennis the Menace loose on its properties in order to raise their profile during the school holidays.

A one-off special issue of the Beano this week sees the naughty schoolboy and his dog Gnasher head to Powys Castle in Wales, where they duly wreak havoc with a giant catapult.

However, it is not just the devilish duo who leave Beanotown for the 'Gnashional Trust' special, as the other characters also make various trips to different visitor

08 Jul 2011

Harry Potter film premiere ends in tears for emotional cast

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There were tears before bedtime for the cast of the Harry Potter films last night (July 7th 2011) as they attended the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 .

All of JK Rowling's books have now been adapted for the silver screen and the boy wizard's journey is over, so it would be the last time Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint would walk the red carpet as Harry, Hermione and Ron.

They smiled as they waved at fans and signed

04 Jul 2011

New Transformers movie storms the box office

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The new Transformers movie has proven to be another hit at the box office, raking in $162.1 million (£100.4 million) so far in the US alone.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon was number one in the cinema charts, knocking Disney's Cars 2 off the top spot and Bad Teacher into third.

It took a whopping £60.3 million over the weekend, as film fans flocked to see what director Michael Bay had come up with in the ongoing battle between the Autobots and the

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