MEGHAN, the Duchess of Sussex, right, has been made patron of the National Theatre. The patronage is one of four organisations the former Suits actress has chosen. The theatre accidently leaked the news a day early, putting it on its website. Oops! THE ITV skating show seems to be on thin ice with viewers after the first episode of the new series had the lowest overnight ratings for a launch episode in the show’s history, pulling in an average audience of 6.4 million.
THE car maker has announced it is to cut 4,500 jobs from its 40,000 strong UK workforce, blaming a downturn in Chinese sales, a slump in diesel sales and concerns about Brexit.
SACRE BLEU! The French author landed himself in hot water on both sides of The Channel by claiming in an interview with the French edition of Marie Claire that women over 50 “are invisible to me”. And how old is this enfant terrible? Yes, 50!
POOR performance at the high street giant means staff, or ‘partners’ might miss out on their annual bonus for the first time since 1953. Like-for-like sales actually rose by 1% in the run up to Christmas, but full-year profits are expected to be “substantially lower”, said chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield. WE love designer Celia Birtwell’s iconic prints and now they are featuring on homeware to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
The exclusive range includes a pom pom wash bag, a super soft cushion, £9.99, and a blue tassel scarf, pictured, £4.99. There’s also a photo frame, jewellery box, set of mugs, canvas tote bag and a purse. They land in BHF shops on Tuesday or find them online at bhf.org.uk/ CeliaBirtwell
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