Back to Black star made Amy Winehouse’s dad ‘cry when I was in costume’ | Films | Entertainment

Back to Black, a Sam Taylor-Johnson directed biopic on the legendary Camden-born star Amy Winehouse, saw the late singer’s estranged parents reuniting to help the film’s production. In particular, Amy’s dad Mitch Winehouse met with many of the leading cast to help with their character development and weigh in on the project in general. While … Read more

The ‘slow’ forming sign of silent killer that appears on hands

High cholestorol may not always be obvious to the individual, but there’s a lesser-known sign that may mean a trip to the GP. If you have high cholesterol it means you have too much of a fatty substance known as cholesterol in your blood. If not treated this can become dangerous as it can raise … Read more

‘I’m a food expert – these 4 simple spices could boost your brain power’

As we get older it is normal to feel a little bit like your brain isn’t as sharp as it once was. While extreme cases of this can be a sign of dementia, it might just be one of the side effects of ageing. However, this is not necessarily inevitable or unavoidable. One scientific study, from … Read more

Inside Elvis Presley’s Bird Room that’s not on the Graceland tour | Music | Entertainment

Elvis Presley fans visiting his Graceland mansion for the last 42 years will know that the upstairs isn’t included on the tour. This decision was made out of respect for the King, given it was his private area in life and where he died of a heart attack in 1977. Yet did you know several … Read more

Back to Black reviews – ‘Solid’ Amy Winehouse performance in ‘flawed’ biopic | Films | Entertainment

A member of the 27 Club, Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 after an award-winning career that is now immortalised by just two studio albums. Now her brief life is now the subject of a biopic named after her most famous record, one of the UK’s best-selling albums of all time, Back to … Read more

Best anti-ageing hairstyles – these cuts will take years off

It seems the likes of A-listers Cate Blanchett and Kourtney Kardashian have adopted the style. Alberts says it helps those with “thin, fragile hair” too and helps create a “fuller and stronger” look. Meanwhile, celeb stylist Chaz Dean recommends a “chin-length bob” as the short hairstyle is often “been associated with a young, youthful appearance”. … Read more

Dentist reveals top ‘unsuspecting’ signs of silent killer in your mouth

It is not uncommon to experience the occasional issue with your teeth or mouth. Tooth pain or ulcers are issues that can often be easily fixed with a trip to your dentist or over-the-counter treatments from the pharmacist. This is why it is always worth attending regular dental check-ups, to ensure any such issues are … Read more

John Wayne was ‘coughing up blood’ on set of World War II epic with Kirk Douglas | Films | Entertainment

It’s been 59 years since the release of In Harm’s Way, one of the last black and white World War II epics and John Wayne’s final film not in colour. Duke starred as Captain Rockwell Torrey opposite Kirk Douglas and Patricia Neal, in the blockbuster that featured Henry Fonda in a lengthy cameo. Directed by … Read more

Deadly warning sign of heart disease to spot when you wake up

A small change in the way your heart beats, which is most prevailent in the mornings, could be a sign of something more concerning, research has found.  In the UK, cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest causes of death, accounting for around a quarter of all fatalities every year. It includes any conditions that … Read more

Four UK seaside towns dubbed ‘blue zones’ where people live longer than anywhere else

Reaching the age of 100 might seem out of reach for many of us. In the UK, the average life expectancy for men and women is around 80 years old. However, the UK actually ranks as the seventh country worldwide for highest number of centenarians, according to the Office for National Statistics. Over the past century, … Read more