Bond legend Sir Roger Moore has died aged 89 after short battle with cancer

Sir Roger Moore has passed away at the age of 89.

The Bond legend’s family revealed that the actor died after a ‘short but brave’ battle with cancer in Switzerland.

A statement from the family said: ‘With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.

‘Sir roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer. The love with which he has surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone.’

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Pippa Middleton’s wedding warning: Spencer Matthews told to keep best man’s speech clean

Playboy Spencer Matthews is just days away from becoming brother-in-law to Pippa Middleton, cementing his new connections to Buckingham Palace.

But, after forging a career as a reality TV star on E4’s Made In Chelsea, he has become better known for drug scandals and sordid sexploits with Z-list celebrities.Matthew Spencer

It’s no wonder Royal insiders are getting twitchy. In his 2013 autobiography, Confessions Of A Chelsea Boy, Spencer bragged of bedding more than 1,000 women.

He also revealed taking a potentially lethal double dose of acid at a rave.

He wrote: “Out of nowhere, a metaphorical train hit me. I felt possessed.

“A guy came over and started hurling abuse. A large fight broke out. We ended up on the ground, both giving everything we had.

“I felt like an animal and was properly laying into him when suddenly my friend grabbed my arm and pinned me to the ground.”

Drug taking is only part of a chequered party boy past, which hogged the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

It was reported how Spencer had been warned to tone down his best man’s speech for older brother James for fear of embarrassing the Royal family.

Pippa, 33, will marry Etonion banker James Matthews, 41, on Saturday at her local village church, St Marks, in Englefield, Berks, in front of around 150 guests.

The ex-Made In Chelsea star has been ordered to be careful in front of royal guests.

A close friend of Spencer’s said: “Spencer has been given a last-minute warning to keep the speech clean.

Matthew Spencer“He isn’t allowed to give a traditional best man’s speech in case he shows anyone up in front of the royals.

“He isn’t allowed to make any jokes or anything.

“It’s going to be hard for him as he already had his speech planned.

“We don’t think he is best pleased.”

Pippa, 33, and James, 41, will tie the knot at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berks, followed by drinks at Englefield House, a Grade II-listed manor.

Guests include Roger Federer, TV adventurer Ben Fogle and Geordie model Donna Air, who is Pippa’s brother James’ partner.

The minted Middleton family are spending £110,000 on a “crystal palace” marquee around 40x120ft.

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Catweazel star Geoffrey Bayldon dies aged 93

The actor famously said no to the role of Dr Who twice. He was approached by the BBC to 06045338play the first doctor, but turned it down because he thought the character was too old for him to play and that the series went on for too long.

He turned them down again when they asked a second time because he wanted to play the part of Catweazle, which ran for two years from 1970.

After studying at the Hull College of Architecture, he began acting and trained at the renowned Old Vic Theatre School.

He had roles in several smash hit shows, including Z-Cars, The Avengers and The Tomorrow People.

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Ex-EastEnders’ star John Partridge’s mum died penniless – forced to sell her home to cover dementia care

A FORMER EastEnders actor says his mum died penniless after she was forced to sell her home to pay for social care. part1

John Partridge – who played Christian Clarke – revealed his mum Bridget died three weeks ago after being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s in 2010.
She sold her two-up, two-down house in Manchester for £75,000 and moved in with John – using the money to pay for nurses.

Bridget eventually moved into a £45,000-a-year care home when her condition deteriorated and her family could no longer cope.

He tried to care for his mum as long as possible to keep the costs down but added: “We still had to have nurses that came in, there were still costs involved in that.

“Then, when we as a family felt we were not equipped medically to deal with her condition – my sister and I both work – we had to find her a placement.
“The only place we felt was fitting for her cost that amount of money and we saw a lot of places.”part

The heartbroken star, 45, entered the Big Brother house in January 2016 to help cover the spiralling medical bills.
He added: “Care is incredibly expensive, I don’t come from money.
“My mum had a two-up, two-down in Manchester which we sold for £75,000 and that was in 2010, so then what do you do?
“How do you pay those care costs? It was £45,000 a year, how do you pay for that?
“It was devastating. Mum worked so hard every day of her life, what she had was to leave to her grandchildren – that was all she had.

“My mum passed away three weeks ago with zero in her bank account.”
John spoke out as an investigation by Alzheimer’s Society found it would take 125 years to save for the typical person’s dementia care bill.
That is based on someone saving £800 a year – about the same as a pension.

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Downton Abbey star Hugh is to portray beloved children’s author Roald Dahl in new biopic

Hugh Bonneville is to play Roald Dahl in an upcoming biopic about the author and his wife.

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The currently untitled film will be set in the 1960s and focus on Dahl’s marriage to actress Patricia Neal.

“I can’t imagine anyone better to give the ambivalent nature of Roald Dahl’s life,” the film’s producer Elliot Jenkins said.

“He was such a man of wounded parts below his polished veneer of self-confidence.”

The 1960s were a time when Dahl struggled to write some of his most famous works, such as Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The same decade saw Neal starring in Hud, a role which saw her win an Oscar for best actress.

The biopic has been described as being in the same vein as the Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson film Saving Mr Banks – the story of Walt Disney trying to persuade PL Travers to let him make a film out of her novel Mary Poppins.

The role of Neal has yet to be cast.

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