A woman has won a battle to have her pet cat reinstated as having the LOUDEST PURR in the Guinness World Records – after questioning the recording accuracy of another cat who claimed the title.
Ruth Adams is overjoyed after Guinness agreed to amend the entry for the world’s loudest domestic purring cat – making her cat Smokey, who died nine years ago, and rival cat Merlin joint winners. The 57-year-old spent hours carrying out extensive research to understand the science behind the accuracy of measuring sound after Merlin’s purr beat Smokey’s by just ONE TENTH of a decibel in 2015.
Bridgerton actor Jonathan Bailey has been seen in costume for the first time on the set of new movie Wicked, in which he stars as love interest Fiyero, opposite Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande.
The actor, who is best known as Viscount Anthony Bridgerton in Netflix’s steamy regency romance series, looked handsome in an elaborate green and gold suit and black boots as he filmed alongside Ariana Grande on set in Buckinghamshire. Wicked, which is mostly set before Dorothy’s arrival in Oz, tells the story from the perspective of the witches, Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, played by Cynthia and Glinda, the Good Witch, played by Ariana.
Ariana Grande has been seen in costume for the FIRST TIME on the set of her much-anticipated new movie Wicked, in which she plays Galinda the Good Witch.
The singer was spotted wearing a sparkling pink princess dress and a dazzling tiara as she filmed the OPENING SCENE in Buckinghamshire. Ariana, 29, was seen holding a wand and had her long blonde locks flowing as she landed in the fantastical Land of Oz on a large gold throne. She was greeted by the citizens of Oz, celebrating the death of the Wicked Witch of the West, who has been killed by Dorothy.
Ed Sheeran showed he is a devoted husband as he watched wife Cherry Seaborn-Sheeran play hockey after revealing she was diagnosed with a tumour last year.
The pop star cheered on his wife from the sidelines as she played with her squad, the Harleston Magpies at the home game in Norfolk. It comes after Ed, 32, recently said he has an “unbreakable bond” with his wife after a series of traumatic events last year brought them closer together as they leant on each other for support.
Rare unseen private photos of Princess Diana and King Charles with a three-month-old Prince William at Balmoral in Scotland are set to be auctioned.
The pictures, which were taken in September 1982, show a beaming King Charles cradling his infant son and Princess Diana cuddling the newborn. Other photos show Diana in her green wellies and King Charles posing next to the Queen, who is wearing a grey and red tartan skirt.
London looks like a city floating in the sky in this incredible photo taken from a plane.
The high-rise office towers of Canary Wharf can be seen peeking through the fog in the photo, which was taken by businessman Richard Clarke as he flew over the city.
The Cambridgeshire Fens have been turned into an incredible vast natural ice rink after the flooded FIELDS froze over.
Skaters made the most of the freezing weather to try out the enormous rink - after a SIX-INCH SHALLOW covering of water froze over the fields. The stunning rink, which stretches for miles, is a skater’s paradise and locals were keen to go for a spin whilst the big freeze continues.
Trains were stacked up in the sidings at Ely railway station in Cambridgeshire as another national strike by rail workers goes ahead after members of the UK’s largest rail union rejected a pay offer.
Rail workers will also walk out tomorrow, Friday and Saturday as they dispute pay and work practices.
New on-screen father Tom Brittney does not appear to be taking his dad duties very seriously as he was seen playing CATCH with a fake BABY.
The actor, who plays Reverend Will Davenport in the ITV crime drama, couldn’t stop laughing after Robson Green threw the pretend baby in the air and he tried to catch it. The pair looked as though they were having a ball as they larked around with the realistic doll after filming a scene on Grantchester Meadows in Cambridgeshire.
Pop star Ed Sheeran treated fans to an impromptu performance at the Oktoberfest in Frankfurt – wearing lederhosen and holding a stein of German beer.
The 31-year-old surprised drinkers at the annual event by unpacking his guitar and taking to the stage to sing two of his hit songs and some covers for the crowd. Sheeran, who was wearing a green checked shirt and felt hat, had been playing a concert to 60,000 fans at the nearby Deutsche Bank Park then popped into the festival for an encore.
Grantchester TV stars Tom Brittney and Charlotte Ritchie look loved up as they play on-screen husband and wife in series eight of the crime drama.
The pair, whose characters married in the final episode of the last season, were spotted smooching as they filmed scenes in the pretty village of Grantchester in Cambridgeshire. Tom and Charlotte’s characters, Reverend Will Davenport and Bonnie, shared a number of tender moments as they shot scenes for new episodes of the show.
Reindeer herders stripped off in the snowy mountains for a NAKED calendar to raise money for charity.
The men and women bravely bared their BUMS and BARE BODIES in a series of cheeky shots with the Cairngorm reindeer herd, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The herders can be seen hiding their modesty behind the deer in the snowy peaks of the Scottish Highlands.
Aerial photos show the huge sea of flowers left by mourners at the Royal Sandringham Estate in Norfolk as people pay their respects to the Queen.
Drone pictures show thousands of bouquets in front of the Norwich gates after crowds flocked to the estate over the weekend.
There have been long queues over the last few days as mourners lined up to honour Her Majesty, who died at the age of 96.
Idyllic village DUCK PONDS across Britain are DISAPPEARING due to drought after England had the driest July since 1911.
Pretty ponds, which have been at the heart of English villages for centuries, are quickly drying up after weeks of hot weather and exceptional 40C temperatures. The parched ponds have turned into bowls of dust following days of blazing temperatures and hardly any rain.
Pop singer Pixie Lott has tied the knot at majestic Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire.
The Voice Kids judge finally married model Oliver Cheshire, 34, after having to postpone the wedding multiple times due to work commitments and the Covid pandemic. The Cry Me Out singer, 31, looked stunning as she was pictured outside the Gothic cathedral, which is known as the Ship of the Fens.
A teenage amputee, who has become the first model with a disability to appear in a campaign by iconic British fashion brand Burberry, has gained an incredible 38,000 likes on their Instagram page in just one day.
Iona Hay, who had her leg amputated when she was just six, shot for luxury brand Burberry earlier this year after signing to inclusive talent agency, Zebedee. The 19-year-old fashion student was photographed wearing £490 motif sliders in one photo and a long black dress in another, with the pictures appear on Burberry’s website and Instagram.
Supermarkets across the UK are running out of CRISPS as the country’s supply of sunflower oil dries up.
There were empty shelves in the crisp aisles at Tesco and Asda in Cambridge this morning as shoppers rush to stock up on products made with sunflower oil. Panic buying has kicked in after the biggest cooking oil bottler for UK shops said it only has a few week’s supply of sunflower oil left. Edible Oils said Ukraine and Russia produce most of the world’s sunflower oil and the war has disrupted exports.
The Queen has launched her own brand of posh WASHING UP LIQUID at a whopping £14.99 a bottle – after it was revealed she loves doing the dishes.
Her Majesty has started selling bottles of washing up liquid at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk – for almost TEN TIMES the cost of Fairy Liquid. The Natural Dish Wash, which has the scent of “coastal walks,” has the Royal Sandringham Estate logo on the front of the 500ml bottle.
A man has spent months HAND digging an incredible THREE METRE deep and TWELVE METRE long tunnel under his garden to connect his shed to his house.
Inventor and YouTuber Colin Furze has worked on the remarkable back-breaking project for around two years – removing an astonishing three-and-a-half tonnes of rubble a day. The 42-year-old, whose digging videos have each attracted more than six million views, has now finally connected the tunnel to his house in Lincolnshire and says it one of the “most enjoyable” projects he has ever done.
The Queen has launched her own brand of posh TOMATO KETCHUP and BROWN SAUCE which is on sale at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
Her Majesty has created her own condiments to add flavour to her fries – but they cost FOUR TIMES as much as regular sauces. The Queen’s Tomato Sauce, which is “ideal for breakfast or any time of the day” costs an eye-watering £6.99 for 295g, compared to Sainsbury’s own ketchup, which costs just 60p for 460 grammes.