Pair bring hope to jailed youths

Wharfedale Observer: Actor and music artist LL Cool J, left, with Russell Simmons at the juvenile detention section of Rikers Island jail (AP)

3:46am Friday 1st August 2014

A group of young people at a New York City jail complex got some words of encouragement from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor and musician LL Cool J.

Alison Hammond for Strictly role?

Wharfedale Observer: Alison Hammond is rumoured to be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing

10:04am Thursday 31st July 2014

Alison Hammond has signed up to this year's Strictly Come Dancing, according to reports..

Cotton glows in yellow for launch

Wharfedale Observer: Fearne Cotton launched her new fashion collection for Very.co.uk in London

2:36pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Fearne Cotton was mellow in yellow as she launched her latest range for Very.

Cowell to get top industry award

Wharfedale Observer: Simon Cowell is being honoured with a TV industry award

10:37am Thursday 31st July 2014

Simon Cowell is set to be honoured with a top TV industry award for his contribution to entertainment.

Keys: I'm pregnant with baby no 2

Wharfedale Observer: Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz are expecting their second child together (Alicia Keys/Instagram)

11:18am Thursday 31st July 2014

Alicia Keys has revealed she is pregnant with her second child.

Charlie Brooks to act with daughter

Wharfedale Observer: Charlie Brooks will appear in The Dumping Ground with daughter Kiki

10:56am Thursday 31st July 2014

Charlie Brooks is to make a cameo in a CBBC show, acting alongside her nine-year-old daughter.

Bell gets back to her Hair roots

Wharfedale Observer: Kristen Bell is performing on stage

9:32am Thursday 31st July 2014

Kristen Bell says she's terrified - but delighted - to be performing on stage again.

Media mogul Fuller honoured by uni

Wharfedale Observer: Simon Fuller receives an honorary degree of doctor of letters at the University of Brighton summer graduations

6:33pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Media mogul Simon Fuller, who guided the Spice Girls to stardom, told graduates after receiving an honorary degree: "Value every day, make the most of every day."

Actor Kenny Ireland dies at 68

Wharfedale Observer: Benidorm star Kenny Ireland has died aged 68

3:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Kenny Ireland, whose roles have included playing the ageing swinger Donald Stewart in ITV comedy series Benidorm, has died at the age of 68.






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