King stays silent on Unesco threat to Houses of Parliament
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: King Charles remains silent on Unesco threat to Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey
Silence from the King on Historic England’s warning that the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey could lose their Unesco world heritage status because of the threat to their Thames views from the proposed five 73-metre-tall tower blocks at Lambeth.
Once upon a time this would have roused Charles to take up arms as the nation’s arbiter of taste.
As Prince of Wales he managed to scupper a multi-billion-pound redevelopment of Chelsea Barracks and the National Gallery’s ‘monstrous carbuncle’ extension.
In his address to the nation after the death of the Queen, he said: ‘It will no longer be possible for me to give so much of my time and energies to the charities and issues for which I care so deeply.’
Has Charles now to sit on his hands?
In his address to the nation after the death of the Queen, he said: ‘It will no longer be possible for me to give so much of my time and energies to the charities and issues for which I care so deeply.’ Has Charles now to sit on his hands?
Frank Skinner was taken aback when the Duchess of Edinburgh, after urging him to keep his day job following his Royal Variety Performance stint, wrote him a letter of apology.
‘I was really impressed by it,’ he says, ‘That someone like that gives a s*** about anything anyone thinks or says.’ Take a bow, Sophie.
PM Margaret Thatcher was startled mid-spout at a dinner party when she declared: ‘Buy a big house when you first get married and then you don’t have to move.’
Telly curmudgeon Anne Robinson interjected: ‘Not everyone can afford a big house when they first get married.’
Robinson got the full Iron Lady death stare. ‘I bet,’ said the PM, ‘you’ve made some money out of houses while I’ve been in office.’
Confesses the former presenter in The Oldie: ‘By golly, I had. In the eighties, flipping west London properties paid far better than journalism or being a quiz-show host.’
Kate Winslet’s rage exceeds gas mark five at the anonymous movie tycoon who offered her finance for her pet project if she appeared in his flick.
Rages Kate: ‘So that sh***y way of thinking is what we still have to change: these men in positions of power who think they are doing us a favour,’ adding: ‘No, you are not doing me a favour, it’s not a hobby. We deserve to be on an equal footing with these men.’
Deep breaths, Kate.
Kate Winslet’s rage exceeds gas mark five at the anonymous movie tycoon who offered her finance for her pet project if she appeared in his flick
Thespians frequently complain about hanging around sets during interminable filming.
But not Juliet Stevenson, making BBC thriller Wolf. She spent a considerable time dangling upside down from the ceiling.
‘I did all of that! Every day they’d hang me upside down on this weird seesaw,’ she tells Radio Times, adding: ‘But I love the physical side of acting. In some ways, the more extreme, the better.’
Superannuated Squeaker John Bercow joins former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond’s Edinburgh Festival show ‘The Ayes Have It! The Ayes Have It!’
What’s the half-litre-sized show-off been up to since he stepped down four years ago?
Clearing his throat to record personalised video messages. Order! Order now at £86 a pop.
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