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King’s Birthday Honours list: Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, artist Tracey Emin and actress Imelda Staunton among big names awarded | UK News

King’s Birthday Honours list: Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, artist Tracey Emin and actress Imelda Staunton among big names awarded | UK News

[ad_1] The King’s Birthday Honours list has been published, with leading artist Tracey Emin, pop icon Simon Le Bon and stage and screen actress Imelda Staunton among those recognised. Other well-known faces given honours include Strictly Come Dancing professional Amy Dowden, singer Heather Small and actor Alex Jennings, with the highest award, Companion of Honour, being given to former prime minister Gordon Brown for services to public and charitable services both in the UK and abroad. Post Office victims campaigner Alan Bates was honoured with a knighthood for his services to justice. Image: Alan Bates arriving at the Post Office inquiry in April. Pic: PA Sir Alan, who inspired ITV drama Mr Bates Vs The Post Office, founded the Justice for Subpostmasters Alliance and helped bring the Horizon IT scandal to light, while supporting the hundreds of sub-postmasters who were prosecuted for theft and false accounting, which turned out to be due to errors in the accounting software. In total 1,000 people from across the UK have received honours, for the “immeasurable impact” they have …

Lightspeed, GamesBeat and Nasdaq announce second annual Game Changers startup list | The DeanBeat

Lightspeed, GamesBeat and Nasdaq announce second annual Game Changers startup list | The DeanBeat

[ad_1] Join gaming leaders live this May 20-21 in Los Angeles to examine the strategies needed to adapt and excel in an ever evolving landscape, featuring insights from leading voices and thought leaders in the industry. Register here. Lightspeed, GamesBeat and Nasdaq are excited to announce the second year of Game Changers, an annual list celebrating and accelerating 25 extraordinary startups in gaming and interactive media. More information about this year’s program — such as categories, timeline, and judges for this year’s nomination process — will be shared during GamesBeat Summit 2024 at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles. The panel, Lightspeed x GamesBeat Game Changers — Innovations in gaming & interactive media, will take place on May 20 with Moritz Baier-Lentz (partner at Lightspeed), Sophia Xing (director of product at Inworld AI), Chris Bell (CEO of Gardens Interactive), Jani Penttinen (CEO of Bitmagic), and GamesBeat lead writer Dean Takahashi. Submissions for the list this year will open in June. Together with GamesBeat, Nasdaq, and industry-leading judges, Lightspeed is excited to announce the …

I braved the Canadian wilderness on a bucket list trip – this is how it’s changed my wellness game

I braved the Canadian wilderness on a bucket list trip – this is how it’s changed my wellness game

[ad_1] When considering a ‘wellness trip’ a few images might initially spring to mind. A remote beach with silky sand and blue waves, or perhaps a luxury spa. What may not cross your thoughts is an expedition spanning two territories in western Canada, exploring the sights of bustling Vancouver, British Columbia, before heading to the remote city of Whitehorse in The Yukon to snowmobile over frozen lakes and coming within inches of jaw-dropping wildlife. I consider myself someone for whom wellness is not a new concept. But venturing into the Canadian wilderness was an opportunity to experience it in a new dimension.  © Jordan ManleyStanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia Thanks to My Canada Trips and their superb new itinerary, my perspective on how we can improve our wellness and travel game was altered for the better… Experiencing wellness in BC After touching down in VanCity and a restful overnight stay (more on that later), the wellness trip kicked off perfectly with yoga and the beauty of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Chinese Gardens, before a workshop learning …

8 best gingham dresses for summer – the trend to check off your must-have list

8 best gingham dresses for summer – the trend to check off your must-have list

[ad_1] Spring is here, and while it’s tempting to pull out our crop tops and shorts at the first sight of sunshine, the most appropriate choice right now is a transitional dress. Lightweight and airy while still giving some coverage for the inevitable breeze, a gingham dress is ticking all of the boxes for the new season, not to mention that the feminine print totally levels up an otherwise simple look.  Gingham dresses typically come with a vintage-style fit-and-flare silhouette and puffed sleeves, but there are plenty more takes on the classic style across the high street right now. Whether you’re styling yours with a pair of white trainers or dressing it up with sandals and a raffia bag, the girly style will be a great new addition for creating effortless daytime looks in the warm weather.  From fitted midi dresses to relaxed colourful styles, scroll on to shop the gingham dresses worth wearing on repeat this summer… Celebrities wearing gingham dresses Princess Kate, Holly Willoughby, Sofia Richie and Vanessa Hudgens have all been spotted …

TSB to shut 36 branches and cut hundreds of jobs as full list of closures announced | Business News

TSB to shut 36 branches and cut hundreds of jobs as full list of closures announced | Business News

[ad_1] High street bank TSB has announced 250 job losses and the closure of 36 branches. The job cuts will be in the fraud operations department of the bank, central operations and staff who work at the branches earmarked for closure. Trade union Unite said the decision was a “grave mistake” and customers would “undoubtedly suffer a downgrade in service from these job cuts”. Money latest: Tea brand spends £12m on ad but poll suggests Britons prefer rival The latest round of branch closures will start in September, and continue through to May next year. TSB will have 175 branches across the UK after the latest round of closures. Ten branches have already been closed over the last year. The branches to be closed in September are in:AlloaBedworthBirmingham, Pype HayesBridlingtonBuxtonCarmarthenCwmbranDovercourtEdinburgh, LeithFelixstoweFromeGlasgow, CardonaldGlasgow, CastlemilkHaddingtonHounslowLerwickLevenLondon, Bethnal GreenLondon, ClaphamLongtonManchester, MiddletonNewcastle upon TynePeterheadSheernessStornowayTorquayWhitehaven The branches due to be closed in May 2025 are in:AmbleAylshamBanffBedlingtonBudeCrookFlintTenbury WellsWhitchurch The closures come as the lender said most account holders do their banking online and there is a need to “better balance” staff in …

Macron’s camp presents 48-part agenda and candidate list dominated by incumbents

Macron’s camp presents 48-part agenda and candidate list dominated by incumbents

[ad_1] The presidential majority’s lead candidate in the European elections, Valérie Hayer (center), surrounded by, among others, former prime minister Elisabeth Borne, Edouard Philippe (Horizons), Prime Minister Gabriel Attal and François Bayrou (MoDem) in Paris on April 30, 2024. JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP On Monday, May 6, Valérie Hayer’s campaign team presented its agenda for the European elections on June 9. The political platform claimed to be exhaustive, with 48 proposals, but its serious tone was one-sided. In front of a dozen or so of her running mates, the presidential majority’s lead candidate was in tune with the speech delivered at the Sorbonne by French President Emmanuel Macron on April 25. “We must be conscious today of the fact that our Europe is mortal, it can die,” the president declared. Ten days later, out came the platform vision “so that Europe doesn’t die,” according to Hayer. Macron camp’s flagship proposal is the creation of a fund to support European defense industries, against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and a hypothetical military disengagement …

“Hacks”: Deborah Vance is Tom Cruise-approved, joining the list of celebrities with the moist cake

“Hacks”: Deborah Vance is Tom Cruise-approved, joining the list of celebrities with the moist cake

[ad_1] Rosie O’Donnell, Tom Hanks and Angela Bassett are on the list. Brooke Shields used to be on it but not anymore, and according to a 2023 interview with People magazine, she doesn’t know why. Graham Norton has been on the list for years, but his crew kept him in the dark, enjoying his rich reward themselves. We’re talking about the coveted dessert known as the Tom Cruise cake, a treat that materializes every holiday season on the doorsteps of hundreds of the friends, associates, and anointed randoms deemed worthy by Hollywood’s Last Real Movie Star.  As of the third season premiere of “Hacks,” this celebrity confectionery clique includes Deborah Vance (Jean Smart), a comedian long scorned by Hollywood who after decades of highly lucrative self-imposed exile is once again the toast of L.A. The cake’s casual presence on a side table in her Montreal hotel room is simply another indicator that she’s made it. Again. But it’s how the show introduces the status symbol that underlines what a bad mama Deborah knows she is. Contrary to most stars who worshipfully gush about the exclusive goody on Instagram or rave about it during late-night appearances, Deborah leaves …

Date, time, guest list and more

Date, time, guest list and more

[ad_1] The Party of the Year. The Oscars of the East. Fashion’s Biggest Night. The Met Gala has a lot of names, and even more lore. The annual event reliably draws the biggest stars, showcases the most daring looks and spurs the internet’s most iconic memes. Here is everything you need to know about this year’s Met Gala. What is the Met Gala? The Met Gala, officially known as the Costume Institute Benefit, is an annual fundraiser held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The event is traditionally held on the first Monday in May and is considered to be the highest-profile fashion event of the year. This year, the Met Gala will be held May 6. The Costume Institute is now called the Anna Wintour Costume Center, honoring the editor-in-chief of Vogue who has helmed the event for nearly three decades. What time does the Met Gala start? The red carpet arrivals typically begin around 5 p.m. ET and end around 8 p.m. ET. Most red carpet livestreams, including Vogue’s, …

Heineken investment set to reopen 62 pubs – is your local on the list? | Business News

Heineken investment set to reopen 62 pubs – is your local on the list? | Business News

[ad_1] Heineken is investing £39m in more than 600 of its pubs in the UK – in a move it says will bring 62 back from the dead. The Dutch brewer said the cash injection into its Star Pubs operation will create more than 1,000 jobs. According to Star Pubs, 612 pubs are set to benefit, with refurbishments focusing on “transforming tired pubs in suburban areas into premium locals” as people commute less to city centres. This will include “subtle zoning” work to cater for various customer activities, such as watching sport and dining. Two pubs in Essex have already reopened after works costing £424,000 together, with another in Bromsgrove, near Birmingham, set to relaunch later this month. Some of the pubs earmarked to reopen this year The Cherry Tree in Witham, Essex The Crown & Anchor, Aveley, Essex The Wildmoor Oak at Wildmoor near Bromsgrove The Black Bull in Ecclesfield, Sheffield The Hesketh Tavern in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport The Junction in Wombwell, South Yorkshire The Manvers Arms in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire The Punch …

Met Gala 2024 live coverage: How to watch, theme, guest list and more

Met Gala 2024 live coverage: How to watch, theme, guest list and more

[ad_1] Met Gala 2024: A Comprehensive Guide Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Fashion’s most-anticipated red carpet event is just days away. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will be swarmed on Monday evening by beloved musicians, transformative artists, emblem designers, famed actors, and celebrity influencers to celebrate The Costume Institute’s spring 2024 exhibit, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion”. Sponsored by Condé Nast, Loewe, and TikTok, this year’s gala is expected to be a parade of organic opulence, featuring archival couture and custom-made designs that epitomise eternal beauty through natural elements. The co-chairs for the evening include Zendaya, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, and Bad Bunny, while Vogue’s red-carpet hosts will be La La Anthony, Gwendoline Christie, and Ashley Graham, alongside special correspondent Emma Chamberlain. This year’s theme honours the “sleeping beauties” in fashion – not the Disney fairytale. Inside the exhibit, 250 pieces from the …