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January 1, 2019 4:06 PM People who died in 2018: List of celebrities and famous people who died in 2018

AS we step into 2019, we remember some of most famous and well known faces who lost their lives in 2018. Here is the full list of celebrities who died in 2018. 2018 was a year fans had to say goodbye to many much loved celebrities across the globe. Famous names include Swedish DJ Avicii, June Whitfield, Stephen Hawking and former US President George 257

December 13, 2018 9:18 AM ‘Turn that f**king Christmas song off’ declares any rational human being

The Institute for Studies found it was entirely normal to reject Christmas tunes after decades of being punished by mediocre sing-song hits, often involving sleigh bells. Professor Henry Brubaker said: “With the days leading up to Christmas being a full-on deluge of shit you’ve heard about 2,000 times before it’s reasonable not to want to hear them again 40

September 6, 2018 11:10 AM Here we go again: enjoy the sounds of Abba Forever

Tribute show Abba Forever brings the style and sound of the original pop sensation to the Wyvern Theatre on Monday night. The unique ABBA sound is replicated with impressive attention to detail, using a six-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, drums and bass guitar. Two outstanding ABBA singers complete the line-up 38

September 5, 2018 11:28 PM BBC Breakfast: Carol Kirkwood reduced to tears after unearthing heartbreaking hidden tape

BBC BREAKFAST favourite Carol Kirkwood was left balling her eyes out after discovering a long-lost tape recorded during her childhood, which brought back a tone of memories. But why had she kept the cassette for all those years? Carol Kirkwood let her guard down when she spoke about an upsetting period in her life following a recent heart-wrenching discovery 286

September 5, 2018 5:00 PM Join Joe Longthorne in '50 years in showbiz' gig

SINGER and impersonator Joe Longthorne MBE, is on his way to the Palace Theatre to celebrate 50 years of song and laughter. Famed for an endless repertoire of the voices of the world’s top singers, Shirley Bassey being one of the most famous impressions he does, the dame herself has been reported as saying “Joe can do me better than I can do myself 40

September 2, 2018 3:16 PM Vladimir Putin leads mourners at moving funeral of 'Soviet Sinatra' Iosif Kobzon

Vladimir Putin leads mourners at moving funeral of 'Soviet Sinatra' Iosif Kobzon following his death from cancer aged 80 Russian President Vladimir Putin led mourners at the moving funeral of the 'Soviet Sinatra' Iosif Kobzon today. The crooner, who was a perennial fixture on Soviet and Russian radio in the early 1960s, died aged 80 after a protracted 40 1

August 20, 2018 7:06 PM Strictly Come Dancing: Lee Ryan and Paralympian join line-up

Lee Ryan is bringing his boy band moves to the Strictly dance floor as he becomes the 12th celebrity contestant. The Blue singer and former EastEnders actor said he was "so excited" to be part of the BBC One show. He follows bandmate Simon Webbe, who was a runner-up on the programme when he took part in 2014. Joining him will be Paralympian Lauren Steadman 54

July 15, 2018 8:00 AM Southend’s choirs are taking on the world..

IT'S all happening for Southend Boys and Girls' Choirs who are busying themselves with concerts in Southend, London and across the world! Follow Southend Girls’ Choir appearance on Tuesday, July 10 at London’s St Martin in the Fields Church in Trafalgar Square, both choirs will appear today (Friday July 13) in Southend’s Plaza Centre, when they will be presenting 40

July 1, 2018 8:02 AM Chilli Fest will return to heat up Swindon town centre

THE Swindon Chilli Fiesta will return to Wharf Green for its fifth year. Summer will well and truly heat up as an array of the UK’s best chilli companies will showcase their wares for visitors to try and buy at the free event. Guests can try extremely hot sauces, milder morsels, and chilli-infused chocolate cocktails, beers and cider. A top line-up of musicians 42

June 28, 2018 11:44 PM Ed Sheeran thanks Robbie Williams for joining him on stage in Amsterdam

The British singers treated fans to a version of Williams’s hit Angels. Following the performance, Sheeran wrote on Instagram: “Got a lot of love for this guy. We just watched the Belgium England game and now we are watching Love island. Life is about balance. Thanks for guesting today lad @robbiewilliams x.” Williams replied: “Thanks for having me Ed, what an honour 58