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Sandi Toksvig quits The Great British Bake Off

Sandi Toksvig quits The Great British Bake Off

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Sandi Toksvig is leaving The Great British Bake Off as a presenter to focus on other work projects.Toksvig presented the Channel 4 show with comedian Noel Fielding, alongside judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, for three years. They replaced duo Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc when the programme moved from BBC1. Hollywood is the only original star of the show after Mary Berry also left before the channel move. All pud things come to an end. The upcoming series of The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off will mark the end of Sandi’s magnificent stint as a presenter on the show. We would like to thank her for all the wonderful memories and wish her the very best for the future. #GBBO pic.twitter.com/aEnEu00fqu— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) January 16, 2020
Golden Globes: British stars including Waller-Bridge and Colman triumph

Golden Globes: British stars including Waller-Bridge and Colman triumph

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British stars are once again showing them how it's done in Hollywood, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman, Taron Egerton and Sir Sam Mendes among the big winners at this year's Golden Globes.A year after her awards season sweep for her role in The Favourite, Colman is once again a winner for another royal role in 2020 - this time in the TV category, for her portrayal of the Queen in The Crown. Following several awards at the Emmys last year, Fleabag writer and star Waller-Bridge has been named best actress in a TV comedy at the Globes, while the British sitcom is also this year's best TV series (musical comedy) winner. Image: Taron Egerton beat stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Craig to win his award ...
John Barrowman cancels some British Christmas tour shows after ‘severe neck injury’

John Barrowman cancels some British Christmas tour shows after ‘severe neck injury’

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Nov. 30 (UPI) -- British-American singer and performer John Barrowman canceled some of his British Christmas tour shows Saturday due to a "severe neck injury." Barrowman, 52, who has starred in the British-science fiction television shows Doctor Who and Torchwood, announced on Instagram he would not be able to make at least the first two dates of his eight-date "Fabulous Christmas Tour." The tour was scheduled to start at the Bristol Hippodrome on Saturday. The shows have been designed to celebrate the Christmas season, along with Barrowman's 30 years performing on stage and screen, and coincide with the release of his new Christmas album of the same name. "I'm devastated to have to tell you that due to a severe neck injury, which has made it impossible to sing and move, I've been rushed...

Top Kenya court dismisses British American Tobacco challenge

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Kenya’s Supreme Court has dismissed a British American Tobacco challenge to regulations that charge the tobacco industry a fee to help compensate people affected by smokingBy TOM ODULA AssociatedNovember 26, 2019, 10:06 PM2 min read Kenya’s Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a British American Tobacco challenge to regulations that charge the tobacco industry a fee to help compensate people affected by smoking. The regulations conform to the constitution and its goal of protecting the lives of Kenyans, the justices said. “It is not enough for the appellant (BAT) to say that the limitations are not justifiable. The limitation has to be weighed against the larger society. There is no way regulations can be made without considering the health of the people. It is like an ostrich burying its he
New Zealand man found guilty of killing British backpacker

New Zealand man found guilty of killing British backpacker

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Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A New Zealand jury on Friday found a 27-year-old man guilty of killing a British backpacker who disappeared a year ago while on a Tinder date in Aukland. The jury deliberated for more than five hours before returning the unanimous guilty verdict as the man convicted of killing Grace Millane stood with his hands by his side. The accused, who cannot be named by court order, is to be sentenced Feb. 21. Millane's body was found Dec. 9 in a bush area of Waitakere nearly a week after she went missing following a date with the accused on Dec. 1, the eve of her 22nd birthday. The prosecution argued during the three-week trial that Millane was strangled to death while the accused said she died of a tragic accident, the product of rough sex at his apartment. Millane's parents, Da...