Published 21 June 2018 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing People across the globe have been marking the longest and shortest days with summer and winter solstice celebrations. From a sunrise at Stonehenge to an icy swim in Antarctica, we take a look at some of the best pictures. About 9,500 people gathered at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, to watch the sun rise over the Neolithic stones. The Druid and Pagan community perform rituals and celebrations at the summer and winter solstices. It is believed that solstice celebrations have been held at the site for thousands of years. The solstice was also celebrated at Avebury Neolithic henge monument in Wiltshire, a Unesco World Heritage site. The London Eye Ferris wheel opened at dawn so that guests could experience a city view of the solstice sunrise. In Antarctica, members of the Australian Antarctic … [Read more...] about In pictures: Summer and winter solstice celebrations
This is the picture of a student who died after falling from the window of a city centre flat earlier this month. Ella Halliday, 18, fell from the Irwell Chambers building on Union Street in Liverpool, Merseyside, on June 1. Despite the best efforts of paramedics, she was pronounced dead at the scene. Paying tribute to the teenager, her family said she 'is loved by many people' and will 'live forever' in their hearts. Ella Halliday (pictured above), 18, died after falling from the Irwell Chambers building on Union Street in Liverpool, Merseyside, on June 1. Paying tribute to the teenager, her family said she 'is loved by many people' and will 'live forever' in their hearts The Irwell Chambers building, pictured above. Despite the best efforts of paramedics, Ms Halliday was pronounced dead at the scene A 21-year-old man, who was known to the victim, was initially arrested on suspicion of murder but later released without charge. Merseyside Police confirmed … [Read more...] about Pictured: Student, 18, who died after falling from window of city centre flat as family say she will ‘live forever’ in their hearts
The YouTube app on iOS will be getting picture-in-picture support , allowing all users to watch videos while doing other things on their iPhones and iPads. A YouTube spokesperson told The Verge that the feature is currently rolling out to Premium subscribers, and that a launch for all iOS users (including the free ones) in the US is in the works. Apple added support for picture-in-picture video for iPads with iOS 9, and brought it to iPhones with iOS 14. Since then, YouTube’s support for the feature on iPhones and iPads has been spotty — it works for iPad if you’re using Safari (though some have reported it doesn’t work for non-Premium subscribers ); iPhone users have only been able to access the feature periodically . That complication seems to be going away, at least for those in the US: iOS users, with or without a YouTube Premium subscription, will soon have access to it using the YouTube app as Android users have for years . YouTube did not provide a timeline for … [Read more...] about YouTube will bring picture-in-picture to iPhones and iPads
ARCHIE loves his mother's picture book and yells 'again, again!' everytime it's finished, Meghan Markle has said. Speaking publicly for the first time since welcoming her daughter Lilibet, the Duchess of Sussex said she was delighted that her son was a fan of The Bench. Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest updates It is also the first time the 39-year-old mother of two has spoken since her dramatic interview with Oprah Winfrey that saw her accuse the Royals of racism. Meghan, who gave birth to her baby girl on June 4, recently released her picture book The Bench. And in an interview with NPR, the Duchess told of Archie's reaction to the story. She said: “Archie loves the book. He loves it, which is great because has a voracious appetite for books. “Constantly when we read him a book he goes ‘again, again, again!'. "But now the fact that he loves the bench and we can say mummy wrote this for you - it feels amazing. It comes as... Prince … [Read more...] about Archie LOVES Meghan Markle’s picture book and yells ‘again!’ after reading mum’s book, duchess reveals
DAME Joan Collins has been an acting icon for seven decades - and become a legend in Britain and the US. The TV star, 88, first made a splash in Hollywood around sixty years ago - we take a look at her rise to stardom. What did Joan Collins look like growing up? Joan was born in Paddington, London on May 12, 1933. She is the daughter of dance teacher Elsa Collins (née Bessant) and Joseph William Collins who was an agent and had clients including The Beatles and Tom Jones. Joan went to the Francis Holland School in London and later attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. It wasn’t long before she landed her first acting role aged just 18, playing a beauty contest entrant in Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951) followed by The Woman's Angle (1952) in a minor role as a Greek maid. Her big break came in 1952, when she played Norma in I Believe In You. That same year, she married Irish actor Maxwell Reed in 1952, when she was just 18 and Reed was 33. During the … [Read more...] about Joan Collins young pictures: What was the actress like growing up?