PUBLISHED: 19:23 05 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:33 07 May 2019 Steve Russell Tony is missed by his partner, family and friends, but they know his lasting legacy is the part he played in creating a communications system that lives on and helps thousands of people around the globe Picture: Christopher Fay Archant Obituary: Former Suffolk nurse helped create a new sign language for children and adults frustrated by not being able to communicate Tony Cornforth in New Zealand: A kind and generous man – a very private individual who did not seek public recognition for his part in the creation of Makaton Picture: Christopher FayImagine helping to create a new "language" - one that lets children and adults communicate at last. It eases their frustrations about not being able to get across their thoughts, feelings, dreams and needs.Imagine, too, this new invention carrying part of your name - and helping thousands of people decades later, … [Read more...] about Obituary: Kesgrave man Tony’s lasting legacy
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MEGHAN Markle has given birth to her first child – and it’s a boy! We explain when he was born and what his star sign he is. Here’s what we know. When was the royal baby born? The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their son into this world at 5.26am on May 6. He was born weighing 7lbs 3oz. Prince Harry said the sex of the baby was surprise for both of them as they chose not find out what they were having. Speaking from Windsor on day his son was born, the Duke said: "I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy baby boy." "It's been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined. "How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. But we're both absolutely thrilled. "We're both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there, it's been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody." The Duke of Sussex, who was present for the birth, added: … [Read more...] about When was the Royal baby born and what star sign is he?
Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press Updated 8:57 am PDT, Monday, April 29, 2019 FILE - In this Friday Oct. 12, 2018 file photo, the Ugandan pop star and opposition politician known as Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, poses next to a mural of himself during a visit to an activists' arts center in Nairobi, Kenya. Wine was remanded to jail on Monday, April 29, 2019 after being charged over his role in a street protest last year against a tax on social media. less FILE - In this Friday Oct. 12, 2018 file photo, the Ugandan pop star and opposition politician known as Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, poses next to a mural of himself during a visit to an ... more Photo: Brian Inganga, AP Photo: Brian Inganga, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 … [Read more...] about Uganda: Opposition pop star Bobi Wine jailed over protest
PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen pictured at Live Aid. Photo: PA Wire This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston. Buddy Holly (aircrash)February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that rock ‘n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly died in an air-crash alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.Bespectacled Buddy Holly had swiftly developed a love for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley on tour dates in Texas during 1955. His style swiftly changed from country to rock and he became a prolific songwriter, penning such all-time classics as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy-Sue, … [Read more...] about How old were these stars when they died?
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?