30 Jun 2011

Feeling blue? Turn on the radio!

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There are now so many TV programmes and websites competing for our attention that lots of people don't listen to the radio as much as they used to.

However, if you've been feeling a bit fed up lately, you might want to switch the telly off and tune back in to your favourite station.

A new study called Media and the Mood of the Nation has found that people who do this regularly are happier and have more energy than those who rely on the TV and internet, or don't listen to

29 Jun 2011

Toy Story 4 might be happening soon

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Fans of the Toy Story movies may not want to put away their Buzz Lightyear fancy dress just yet, as there could be another sequel on the cards.

Journalists collared Tom Hanks as he was on the promotional trail for his new movie Larry Crowne and asked him if there is a chance for a follow-up to last year's Toy Story 3.

Although he was cagey at first, the Hollywood star then appeared to throw caution to the wind and say what he really thought.

"Whatever is

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

27 Jun 2011

Michael Jackson’s Thriller jacket sold at auction for £1.1m

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The jacket Michael Jackson wore in his Thriller video has been sold at auction for $1.8 million (£1.1 million).

It went under the hammer in Los Angeles in a sale to mark the second anniversary of the singer's death and around 12 hopefuls put in a bid to secure it.

However, Texan gold trader Milton Verret was the man who finally won the red and black leather coat. He said he is planning to use it to raise money for children's charities.

Other Jackson-related

24 Jun 2011

JK Rowling delights Potter fans with Pottermore

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JK Rowling has delighted fans of her Harry Potter series by launching a new digital portal featuring brand new content about the boy wizard and his world.

Pottermore was unveiled this week and will go live on July 31st 2011. It is sure to please people who were disappointed when the author said she definitely had no plans to write another Harry Potter novel.

The website will host some 18,000 words, most of which Rowling revealed she had already written and had kept in

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