Friday 25 December 2009

Island News December 2009

Lily Allen's foray in to fashion

The singer is turning her back on the music industry, and launching a vintage fashion business.
25 Feb 2010

Students perform for Kylie

Singer visits charity in Oxfordshire village to hand out awards.
25 Feb 2010

Alice in Wonderland: Helena Bonham Carter says toddler inspired portrayal of Red Queen

Alice In Wonderland star Helena Bonham Carter revealed today the inspiration for her tyrannical character The Red Queen came from her two-year-old daughter, Nell.
25 Feb 2010

Zoe Saldana's stylish marriage with MaxMara

The actress has been announced as the 'Face of the Future' by the luxury label.
25 Feb 2010

Anna Wintour portrait unveiled

Her icy demeanour has earned the nickname "Nuclear Wintour". So one can only imagine the expression of Anna Wintour, editor of US Vogue, when this portrait was unveiled.
25 Feb 2010

My perfect weekend: Iain Stewart

The geologist and television presenter Iain Stewart loves shopping with his girls and skimming stones.
25 Feb 2010

Ashley Cole: I was sex starved

Cheryl Cole’s Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts comforted the distraught singer late into the night after she announced her divorce from Ashley Cole.
25 Feb 2010

Muse and Kasabian scoop NME awards

Muse and Kasabian were the kings of the Shockwaves NME Awards, while Oasis failed to pick up a single gong despite receiving three nominations.
25 Feb 2010

Kylie Minogue attends London cabaret show

Kylie Minogue popped along to a saucy erotic cabaret last night, to lend her support to a friend.
25 Feb 2010

Clooney's Lake Como villa for sale

Villa Oleandra, the Lake Como holiday home of actor George Clooney, is up for sale and is expected to attact a price of more than 30 million euros.
25 Feb 2010

Prince William’s feather boa for Selina Tollemache

Prince William is invited to many weddings, but I dare say he will be particularly looking forward to that of Selina Tollemache.
24 Feb 2010

Cheryl Cole to go on Ross show

Cheryl Cole is poised to give a tell-all interview to Jonathan Ross about her impending divorce from footballer husband Ashley.
24 Feb 2010

Lisa Snowden and Arlene Phillips talk Dance Champions & Strictly

Arlene Phillips and Lisa Snowden are encouraging us to dance. We used it as a excuse to ask Arlene to put straight any Strictly rumours.
24 Feb 2010

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Island News November 2009



Raymond Mason

British sculptor of narrative verve who was friends with Giacometti, Picasso and Cartier-Bresson
25 Feb 2010

Roger Barltrop

Our man in Fiji who, thanks to an army coup, went to bed as a high commissioner and rose an ambassador
25 Feb 2010

Roseanne O'Reilly

House of Commons librarian who unflappably attended to the myriad demands of impatient MPs
25 Feb 2010

Major 'Jof' Flint

Officer twice decorated for his nerve and steel under heavy enemy fire
25 Feb 2010

Mervyn Jones

Radical journalist and author who wrote novels and an affectionate biography of Michael Foot
24 Feb 2010

TGH James

Egyptologist at the British Museum who helped organise the famous Tutankhamun exhibition of 1972
24 Feb 2010

Major-General Ian Robertson of Brackla

Army commander who saw front-line action during the D-Day invasion and in Aden against rebel tribesmen
24 Feb 2010

Lives Remembered

Featuring one of the first women members of MCC, a cartoonist on the Beano, and a Red Army soldier who raised the Soviet flag in Berlin
24 Feb 2010

Iain MacNeil

American law professor who taught Barack Obama before becoming Chief of Clan MacNeil
23 Feb 2010

Professor Fred Bachrach

Wartime prisoner of the Japanese whose volume of Shakespeare's plays helped him to endure captivity
23 Feb 2010

The Earl of Gainsborough

Landowner who successfully campaigned f