Barbara Windsor: Carry On Abroad

Cast your mind back to 1972, when Carry On Abroad (the 24th film in the franchise) hit the big screen. Carry On films are as much a part of popular British culture as saucy seaside postcards - with plenty of bawdy humour, in the comic tradition of the music hall. Some of our best-loved actors have starred in the series of 31 films, produced between 1958 and 1992, mainly by the Rank Organisation. In the 1970s, when package holidays were popular, the film captured the antics of a mismatch...
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Dulux VS Farrow & Ball

When you're planning to refurbish your home, choosing the best supplier for paint and wallpaper can be a tough job, as you need a combination of high-quality products at an affordable price. A great way of making your decision is by checking out online reviews and comparing suppliers. Two of the most well-established and trusted suppliers are Dulux, established in 1931, and Farrow & Ball, launched in 1946. We compare both brands and find out the pros and cons of each alternative, fr...
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Oliver: Who Will Buy?

When author Charles Dickens wrote the tale of an impoverished boy born into a 19th century workhouse, Oliver Twist was notable for its gritty depiction of criminal gangs in London. Considering the dark subject matter, the author would have been stunned to see how his second novel had been transformed into a lively musical, 130 years later! Dickens was a 25-year-old aspiring author when he wrote Oliver Twist (otherwise known as the Parish Boy's Progress) in 1837 for publication as a serial....
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Fleetwood Mac

Having sold well over 100 million records worldwide, and with a music career spanning over 50 years, it's no wonder that Fleetwood Mac have been named as one of the bestselling bands in the world. Fleetwood Mac started in London in 1967, when guitarist Peter Green named the group after drummer Mick Fleetwood and bass guitarist John McVie. Guitarist Jeremy Spencer also joined the group, later followed by guitarist Danny Kirwan and keyboardist Christine Perfect. With a distinctive bluesy vib...
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On Another Level: Avicii

The Swedish DJ and producer Tim Bergling, otherwise known as Avicii, pioneered a revolution in electronic dance music, yet he remained a shy superstar who made no secret of the fact he disliked the media attention that global fame had brought him. Following the 28-year-old's sudden death on 20th April, while staying near Muscat, Oman, it was revealed he had battled ill health for years and had taken a break from live touring as a result. He had been playing around 250 live shows per yea...
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Taxi

Taxi is an American sitcom series produced by the John Charles Walters Company. It first aired on ABC in 1978 and ran until it was cancelled in 1982. However, it was then shown on NBC for a further year. Taxi focuses on the lives of a group of cab drivers working for the Sunshine Cab Company in New York. The inspiration behind the series was taken from an article published in New York magazine, featuring the real lives of cab drivers working the nightshift. A number of characters featur...
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Disneyland Paris

Nothing can beat the excitement of going on a family holiday - and when you're jetting off to Disneyland Paris, it becomes the best holiday EVER! There are so many fun things to do at Disneyland. With amazing rides, the Disney Illuminations show, the chance to meet the Disney characters and great places to eat, you are sure to have a holiday you'll never forget. A holiday in Disneyland Paris will be particularly memorable this year, since the theme park is celebrating its 25th anniversa...
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Laura Ashley V Designers Guild

When you're planning to refurbish your home, it pays to know which supplier will provide you with the products and services you require, at a price you can afford. Two major suppliers who supply products to refurbish your interiors are Laura Ashley and Designers Guild - but which is the one for you? The only way to decide in the Laura Ashley v Designers Guild dilemma is to compare the strengths and weaknesses of the online shopping experience offered by both designer brands. Here are some ...
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Ant and Dec: Saturday Night Takeaway

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway is one of the most successful TV programmes of the 21st century, regularly attracting viewing figures of around 7.3 million each episode. The hosts, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, met as child stars in the late 1980s, when they appeared in the TV drama series, Byker Grove, set in a Newcastle school. They went on to become a well-known presenting partnership, hosting reality shows such as I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, Britain's Got Tal...
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The Grand National: When it all Began

The Grand National is arguably the most famous horse race in the world. It has become a British sporting institution, with its long association with Aintree racecourse dating back to 1839. The most popular annual jumps race on the calendar, this year's event on Saturday 14th April will see 40 of the finest racehorses on the planet line up at 5.15pm to compete over the gruelling course. The race is the highlight of 21 races that will take place during the three-day Grand National meeting fr...
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