Evanna Lynch marks 20 years since ’empowering’ Harry Potter book was published

Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch has spoken about how “empowering” she found the books as she battled an eating disorder, as fans celebrate 20 years since the first was published.

Disneyland map

Disneyland’s first colour map fetches £556,000 at auction

The original colour map of Disneyland, used by Walt Disney to win funding for his first theme park, has been sold for more than half a million pounds.


Harry Potter author JK Rowling celebrates 20 years of her magical world

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has thanked fans saying “it’s been wonderful” on today’s anniversary which marks 20 years since the first book was published.


Comedians join forces against ‘laughable’ animal cruelty penalties

Comedians including Paul O’Grady, Ricky Gervais and Sue Perkins have teamed up with Battersea Dogs And Cats Home to tackle animal cruelty sentencing that they have labelled laughably lenient.


These tweets prove every one of JK Rowling’s characters have a part of her in them

JK Rowling’s imagination goes further than most people’s. The author has invented one of the most wide-ranging, enduring universes ever put down on paper – the wizarding world.


Social media stars join live HelloWorld show

Internet sensation Zoella will join a host of fellow social media stars for a new live show which has been called the “Woodstock for the iPhone generation”.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran closes Glastonbury, saying he never dreamed he would headline

Ed Shereen brought Glastonbury to a close on Sunday night, snapping a photo of the crowd and saying he never dreamed he would get the opportunity to headline the festival.

Ed Sheeran

Fans have mixed feelings about Sheeran’s Glastonbury performance

Ed Sheeran’s headline set at Glastonbury appeared to divide viewers – with some saying he “killed it”  but others complaining that his act was not worthy of the slot.

Una Healy

Una Healy had postnatal depression after welcoming son

Una Healy has told how she struggled with postnatal depression after giving birth.

Shayne Ward

Shayne Ward: I was born to be a dad, everything else is just a hobby

Coronation Street star Shayne Ward has said he was “born to be a dad” as he gushed over his seven-month old daughter Willow May.

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Which Quidditch position would you play in?

Two decades ago, Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone made its first appearance in bookstores – bringing with it into our lives the magical sport of Quidditch.

Simon Cowell Hollywood Walk of Fame

Simon Cowell, Sex Pistol and Richard Branson to become Hollywood Walk of Famers

Simon Cowell, the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones and Sir Richard Branson are among the celebrities to be honoured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Made In Chelsea’s Binky and JP reveal the name of their baby daughter

Made In Chelsea star Alexandra “Binky” Felstead has named her newborn daughter India Elizabeth Felstead-Patterson.


Glastonbury clean-up gets under way

For the past five days, it has been home to a population of 200,000 but now the clean-up operation after Glastonbury Festival 2017 begins.

Michelle Mone

I’ve been told to tone down my wardrobe in House of Lords, says Michelle Mone

Michelle Mone has said she has been told “a few times” to tone down her wardrobe when in the House of Lords.


Zoe Ball marks one year sober with Instagram post

Zoe Ball is marking a year of sobriety.


Michelle Mone tells of her fairytale romance with businessman Doug Barrowman

Lingerie entrepreneur Michelle Mone has said her relationship with Scottish businessman Doug Barrowman makes her feel like she is in a “fairytale, a beautiful dream”.


Harry Potter fans prepare to celebrate anniversary of first book being published

Harry Potter fans around the world will today celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first book about The Boy Who Lived.


Glastonbury clean-up begins as revellers head home

The clean-up operation of Glastonbury Festival 2017 has begun as revellers return home from the five-day extravaganza.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman

Keith Urban writes touching message to Nicole Kidman on anniversary

Keith Urban penned an adorable message to wife Nicole Kidman as they celebrated their wedding anniversary, saying she still felt like his girlfriend.

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