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October 21, 2018 11:38 PM Diana Sowle dead: Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory actress dies aged 88

DIANA SOWLE, who starred in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, has passed away at the age of 88, it has been reported. The statement also mentioned how Diana ran a free tutoring programme for underprivileged children in Washington DC, where she resided, for 23 years. Diana shot to fame as Mrs Bucket in the film Willy Wonka and The Chocolate 5

October 19, 2018 10:23 PM Two men charged with murder of Ian Tomlin in Battersea

The pair are expected to appear in court on Saturday morning after Ian Tomlin died of a head injury caused by blunt force trauma. He is reported to have been stabbed in the neck and head and was confirmed dead 45 minutes after paramedics arrived at the scene. A post-mortem examination was held on Friday afternoon. The cause of Mr Tomlin's death was given 5

October 19, 2018 11:19 AM People moaning on about Christmas stuff in shops getting earlier every year

Retailers have reported record numbers of miserable bastards complaining about the appearance of decorations and chocolate bars in plastic stockings, even though it is entirely predictable. Shop manager Donna Sheridan said: “It’s incredible. Christmas is still over two months away and already the shops are full of people pissing and moaning. “It’s great 5

October 18, 2018 4:09 PM ‘No British jobs at risk’ says Jaguar Land Rover despite row over Slovakia factory

BOSSES at Jaguar Land Rover have reaffirmed their commitment to the British economy after it was reported the car firm was opening a plant in Slovakia at the same time their Solihull factory faced a temporary shut-down. A number of politicians reacted angrily yesterday after the European Union agreed to give Britain’s biggest carmaker more than £100million 6

October 18, 2018 8:42 AM In pictures: 'Eye of Istanbul' photographer Ara Guler dies at 90

One of Turkey's best known photojournalists, Ara Guler, has died at the age of 90. Nicknamed The Eye of Istanbul, Ara Guler chronicled the city with melancholic black-and-white pictures taken mostly with a Leica camera. He died in hospital in Istanbul on Wednesday after suffering heart failure, Anadolu news agency said. Guler, who was born to ethnic 8

October 18, 2018 6:32 AM Usain Bolt: Eight-time Olympic champion 'turns down' Valletta contract

Usain Bolt has turned down a two-year deal from Maltese champions Valletta FC, as he continues his pursuit to become a professional footballer. The winner of eight Olympic sprinting titles, who retired from athletics in 2017, is currently on trial at Australia's Central Coast Mariners. Bolt, 32, scored two goals in a recent pre-season friendly but has not been offered 8

October 17, 2018 6:41 PM Boxing champion Saul Alvarez signs 'richest sports contract ever'

The mega-money deal makes Saul "Canelo" Alvarez the highest-paid athlete in the world, says his promoter. It makes the middleweight world champion the highest paid sportsperson in the world, according to his promoter Oscar De La Hoya. Alarez, 28, has agreed the five-year-deal with sports streaming service DAZN. It will offer fans a monthly subscription 4

October 17, 2018 1:56 PM Melania Trump plane DRAMA: ‘Smoke’ visible as US First Lady’s jet leaves Maryland

A PLANE carrying Melania Trump was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews after a “thin haze of smoke” filled the cabin. It is unknown at this point if Mrs Trump will attempt today to get to Philadelphia. NBC reporter Peter Alexander tweeted: “Smoke and burning smell reported on Melania Trump's flight to Philadelphia after “mechanical issue," per pool. “Flight 6

October 17, 2018 9:37 AM Royal tour: Prince Harry gets his beard rubbed

Protocol was well and truly flouted on the latest leg of the royal tour when a five-year-old boy touched Prince Harry's beard. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are touring Australia and New Zealand after announcing they're expecting a baby. Five-year-old Luke Vincent was apparently mesmerised by the duke's facial hair because his "favourite person in the world 7

October 16, 2018 8:06 AM Congo confirms 33 cases of Ebola in the last week

The World Health Organisation will meet to consider whether the outbreak constitutes a global health emergency. Of those confirmed to have contracted the virus since 8 October, 24 have died. The new cases mean 139 people have died since the current outbreak was declared on 1 August, with 214 people believed to have caught the virus. As more people fall ill and fears 5