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Celebrity transport: Hot wheels, Notebook

Celebrity transport: Hot wheels

Rupert Grint, the actor who played Harry Potter’s sidekick Ron Weasley, this weekend told of his affection for his car – a 1974 Mr Whippy Bedford van. The ice cream van isn’t the only unusual celebrity vehicle on our streets.

By | Notebook | Monday, 5 March 2012 at 11:22 am

Today from i: Awful gift hall of shame, Notebook

Today from i: Awful gift hall of shame

In a recent timely survey, 1,000 women were asked to reveal their worst Valentine’s Day gift, i takes a glance over the ensuing top ten:

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 14 February 2012 at 12:24 pm

Today from i: Have a heart, Notebook

Today from i: Have a heart

As the love-struck across the globe prepare to mark Valentine’s Day, i gives you the ultimate facts on the festival.

By | Notebook | Monday, 13 February 2012 at 11:43 am

Today from i: The Oscars – always the bridesmaid…, Notebook

Today from i: The Oscars – always the bridesmaid…

Meryl Streep has been nominated for an Academy Award for the 17th time, for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. It’s hard to believe, but Streep hasn’t won since 1983 for Sophie’s Choice. but in Oscar history sometimes multiple nominations never guarantee you a prize. Words: Liam O’Brian, Graphic: Liz Gould.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 25 January 2012 at 3:16 pm

Today from i: Dragon’s den, Notebook

Today from i: Dragon’s den

A postage stamp commemorating the Year of the Dragon has sparked outrage in China as the beast’s expression looks “too fierce”. Here are some fearsome creatures whomay give you a fright if they knocked on your door.

By | Notebook | Friday, 6 January 2012 at 12:00 pm

Today from i: Playing to the chief, Notebook

Today from i: Playing to the chief

Bradford rock band Smokie, who had a hit with Living Next Door to Alice in the 1970s, were the unexpected performers at a Kremlin dinner attended by Russian president Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin. Here are some other singers summoned for the pleasure of world leaders.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 5 January 2012 at 10:30 am

Today from i: Hold the front page, Notebook

Today from i: Hold the front page

Louise Mensch has decried the fact female politicians are judged by their appearance, while posing for a shoot in GQ. She isn’t the first high-profile figure to cause a stir by posing in amagazine.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 4 January 2012 at 10:37 am

Today from i: The stamp of approval, Notebook

Today from i: The stamp of approval

Stamps showing illustrations from books, including James and the Giant Peach and The Twits go on sale later this month in a celebration of Roald Dahl’s children’s literature. The author is the latest national treasure to be honoured with a set of Royal Mail collectibles. Here are some other notable figures who have put their stamp on history.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 at 11:27 am

Today from i: Monkey magic, Notebook

Today from i: Monkey magic

As experts debate the possible life spans of chimpanzees amid the news that Tarzan’s Cheeta has died apparently aged 80, i pays tribute to other star primates.

By | Notebook | Friday, 30 December 2011 at 2:27 pm

Today from i: Celebrity workouts, Notebook

Today from i: Celebrity workouts

In light of the news that the indie folk singer Bon Iver, more renowned for hillbilly chic than physical prowess, will feature in an exercise video, i looks at other celebrities who have dabbled with fitness instruction.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 29 December 2011 at 11:42 am

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