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April

March Of The Billionaires

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Diary News - March Of The Billionaires

The UK's 117 billionaires are doing very nicely, and have increased their wealth substantially through the recession, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.

Among those who have made their mark are the Sixth Duke of Westminster, worth £8.56billion.  He inherited the Grosvenor Estate, 300 acres of Mayfair and Belgravia.  His second daughter Lady Edwina is married to the award winning TV historian Dan Snow.

Among his charitable activities, The Duke's interest in military volunteering is manifest in the Duke Of Westminster's Awards, which are won by outstanding cadets who overcome adversity, help in the community, and go on to educational and work opportunities.

Kirsten Rausing with her brother Jorn are worth £8.7billion.  The talented racehorse breeder and philanthropist inherited from her father, Tetra Pak packaging industrialist Gad Rausing, and runs the successful Lanwades Stud in Newmarket.

Philanthropist...

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20

April

Care After Combat Inaugural Ball

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Care After Combat Inaugural Ball

Jim Davidson and his wife Michelle hosted the first fundraising ball of Care After Combat, the charity he has formed with Derek 'Smokey' Cole, Simon Weston and Gary 'Goose' Cryer.

London's Dorchester was the venue for the glittering evening, which saw the previous Defence Chief rubbing shoulders with Nigel Farage, and members of the armed forces.
Jim Davidson's interest in the armed servicemen and women, who keep us safe, prompted him to found the British Forces Foundation, and brought him together with former prime minister Lady Thatcher, who shared his concerns.

The Charity looks after veterans of the armed forces, who get into trouble, go to prison, and then come out with no support. On release from prison, the Charity seeks to intervene, by providing a helping hand against misuse of drink and drugs, and preventing repeat offending.

Supporters dined on glazed tilapia, crunchy papaya salad...


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18

March

Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2015

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Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2015

Star guests flocked to London's Savoy, to witness special selfless Mums awarded for their courage, at the annual Tesco Mum Of The Year Awards.

Celebrity Mum Of The Year Dame Esther Rantzen was accompanied by her daughter Miriam Wilcox, and the other celebrities, at the Champagne reception, before an indulgent and rewarding lunch.

Among the celebrities present were Greg Rutherford, Zoe Ball, Gareth Gates, a pregnant Fearne Cotton, Michelle Heaton, Kate Silverton, Kimberly Wyatt, Lorraine Kelly, Sarah Harding, James and Ola Jordan, Amanda Lamb, Sarah Cox, Charley Webb, Amanda Redman, Richard Blackwood, and Jo Joyner.

Kimberley Walsh Sarah Cox

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JULES KNIGHT QUITS HOLBY CITY TO PURSUE SOLO SINGING CAREER

Jules Knight with Donna Air

Good looking charmer Jules Knight has quit Holby City to pursue a solo singing career.

The 33 year old actor, who played Dr Harry Tressler in the BBC medical drama since May 2013, will release his first solo album of new and old songs 'Change Of Heart' in April.

Originally the fourth member of Blake, until his departure in January 2013, he saw the clean cut, handsome, charismatic Harmony Group rise to their deserved international success. The fan base of these very civilised young men spans the generations.

Born in Hastings, the actor and singer lived in Robertsbridge in East Sussex. Aged seven, he became a choirboy at Winchester Cathedral, at thirteen he sang solo at the Sydney Opera House. He studied History Of Art at St Andrews University where he became friends with...

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23

February

Cilla Black settles phone hacking claim

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CILLA BLACK SETTLES PHONE HACKING CLAIM

Cilla Black has been paid substantial damages by Mirror Group Newspapers for hacking into her private telephone voicemail messages.  The newspaper group accepted that her privacy had been grossly violated by the unlawful practice.

The legendary singer and television presenter started her career as a cloakroom girl at Liverpool's Cavern Club, where she was discovered as a singer by Beatles Manager Brian Epstein.

She rose to fame when her single ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ rose to number one in the 1964 pop charts, news she heard in a telephone box near her home, while not yet being able to afford a phone of her own.

Alongside her recording career, Cilla Black also hosted her own variety show ‘Cilla’ from 1968 - 1976 and then went on to present ‘Blind Date’, 1985 – 2001, where she became a household...

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