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September

Ringo Starr leaves Surrey

Edward Lloyd

RINGO STARR LEAVES SURREY FOR CALIFORNIA

Country lover Ringo Starr MBE is selling his 200 acre Surrey estate and moving to California.

The 74 year old drummer and former Beatle and his glamorous wife, former Bond Girl Barbara Bach, have decided to sell the 17th Century Rydinghurst Estate near Cranleigh, which he bought in 1999.

The enthusiastic garden lover has been persuaded by the California sunshine to move to Los Angeles, where he already owns a home in Beverly Hills.

Music and photography feature strongly among his many interests.  Born in Liverpool, he moved from London to Sunny Heights in St George's Hill in Weybridge Surrey in 1965, with his fellow Beatles living nearby, to escape the daily attention of the world's press.  He married his first wife Maureen in 1965, and in 1971 Ringo and Maureen moved into John Lennon's former house Tittenhurst Park in Sunninghill Berkshire, with their son the drummer Zak Starkey.  The...

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8

September

Scottish Fashion Awards 2014

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SCOTTISH FASHION AWARDS 2014

The press were out in force at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London, to witness the crowning of the Kings and Queens of Scottish fashion.

Co-hosted by The Secretary of State For Scotland Alistair Carmichael MP and the Scottish Awards Founder Dr Tessa Hartmann,  and presented by Laura Whitmore, among the winners were Fashion Icon - Amy MacDonald, and Founders Award - David Gandy.  Dame Vivienne Westwood was inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

Dubbed The Oscars of British Fashion, VIP guests enjoyed a Champagne Reception, followed  by a fine Scottish Banquet of Scottish scallops, Highland beef, neeps and tatties, served with Haggis croquettes.  Guests finished off with a raspberry cranachan and strawberry shortbread.

Among the guests who each received diamond earrings and a necklace, were Lucy Watson, Jenni Falconer, Brix Smith Start, Oliver Cheshire, Pixie Lott, Oliver Proudlock, Daisy Lewis, Jonathan...

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CINEMA MOURNS LOSS OF LORD DICKIE ATTENBOROUGH

Baron Richard Attenborough of Richmond upon Thames died on Sunday aged 90

The world of Cinema has lost a great character actor and a distinguished director. Born in 1923, Baron Richard Attenborough of Richmond upon Thames died on Sunday aged 90.

It was while studying at RADA, he met his wife the actress Sheila Sim, and wed in 1945. They starred together in 1952 in the first production of The Mousetrap in the West End. They had three children Jane, Michael, and Charlotte. As a gold medal winner at RADA, he went on to save the institution and become President.

He made his acting debut as a frightened Young Stoker in Noel Coward's 1942 first film In Which We Serve.

It was the 1947 film Brighton Rock, which launched the actor in John Boulting's film, playing Pinkie, a psycopathic...

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SULTAN OF BRUNEI DENIES BID FOR GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL

Owner of The Dorchester Hotel The Sultan Of Brunei, has denied bidding £1.2 billion for three hotels including the 494 bedroom London Park Lane Grosvenor House Hotel, owned by India's Sahara Group.  Sahara's Founder and Chairman, Indian tycoon Subrata Roy, who paid £470million for the Grosvenor House in 2010, has been negotiating the sale from New Delhi.  Among bidders for the Grosvenor House, are an investment arm of the Qatari Royal Family and Indian Pharma billionaire Cyrus Poonawalla.

Christopher Cowdray, with a passion for excellence, and a firm belief in the exceptional standards of his team, is the Chief Executive of The Dorchester Collection. The Dorchester Hotel opened its doors in 1931, and has been a home from home for Royalty and celebrities ever since.

Stuart Bowery is the General Manager of The Grosvenor House.

In 1677, heiress Mary Davies married Sir Thomas Grosvenor. ...

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14

August

Charlotte Hawkins

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CHARLOTTE HAWKINS

Charlotte Hawkins

Charlotte HawkinsCharlotte Hawkins has announced that she is pregnant with her first child.

The glamorous unflappable Good Morning Britain ITV Presenter, has been inundated with messages of congratulations to herself and her husband Mark Herbert, a Senior Executive with Pernod Ricard UK.They married in 2008 at the spectacular Norman Chichester Cathedral.

The former Girl Guide studied English Literature at Manchester University and joined ITN as a Newsreader in 1999.  Then to ITV Meridian from 2000 till 2006.

The rising star worked alongside Sky News Sunrise Presenter Eamonn Holmes from 2007,  then left to join ITV's Good Morning Britain in March this year.

The 39 year old Presenter was brought up in Sidlesham West...

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