Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell attend Theatre Awards 2017

Best Actor in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group

Bertie Carvel – Ink, Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre

Andrew Garfield – Angels In America, National Theatre (Lyttleton)

Andrew Scott – Hamlet, Almeida Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre

Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress in partnership with Christian Louboutin

Laura Donnelly – The Ferryman, Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre

Victoria Hamilton – Albion, Almeida Theatre

Glenda Jackson – King Lear, Old Vic Theatre

Milton Shulman Award for Best Director 

Dominic Cooke – Follies, National Theatre

Robert Icke – Hamlet, Almeida Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre

Sam Mendes – The Ferryman, Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre 

Best Play In partnership with Hiscox, official arts partner of the Evening Standard

The Children – Lucy Kirkwood, Royal Court

The Ferryman – Jez Butterworth, Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre

Ink – James Graham, Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre

Oslo – J T Rogers, National Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre

Best design

Jon Bausor – Bat Out Of Hell — The Musical, Coliseum

Bunny – Christie Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, Wyndham’s Theatre/The Red Barn, National Theatre/ Ink, Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre

Soutra Gilmour – Twelfth Night, National Theatre

Best musical performance 

Janie Dee – Follies, National Theatre

Robert Fairchild – An American In Paris, Dominion Theatre

Amber Riley – Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre

Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright

Al Smith – Harrogate, High Tide Festival and Royal Court

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins – An Octoroon, Orange Tree Theatre

Katherine Soper – Wish List, Royal Exchange Manchester and Royal Court

Emerging Talent Award

Sheila Atim Girl – From The North Country, Old Vic Theatre

Tom Glynn-Carney – The Ferryman, Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre

Luke Thallon – Albion, Almeida Theatre

 

 

 

Inside Jessica Dietrich’s laid back Bondi wedding

Sunrise news reporter, Jessica Dietrich, and beau Ben Ridley braved the wet and wild weather on Saturday afternoon to marry in a stunning ceremony overlooking Bondi Beach. 

Although the pair had originally planned to tie the knot in Marks Park in Bondi, the wild stormy weather meant a last minute location change to The Blue Room in Bondi which was set up for the reception.  

Despite this unexpected obstacle, the wedding was everything the pair had dreamed of for their big day.

‘Ben and I moved from Perth to Sydney six years ago, so this is very much our home now. Our families come here a couple of times a year so we thought, why not [choose Bondi]?’ Jessica told FEMAIL.

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Sunrise news reporter, Jessica Dietrich, and beau Ben Ridley braved the wet and wild weather on Saturday afternoon to marry in a stunning ceremony overlooking Bondi Beach

Sunrise news reporter, Jessica Dietrich, and beau Ben Ridley braved the wet and wild weather on Saturday afternoon to marry in a stunning ceremony overlooking Bondi Beach

Sunrise news reporter, Jessica Dietrich, and beau Ben Ridley braved the wet and wild weather on Saturday afternoon to marry in a stunning ceremony overlooking Bondi Beach

Sunrise news reporter, Jessica Dietrich, and beau Ben Ridley braved the wet and wild weather on Saturday afternoon to marry in a stunning ceremony overlooking Bondi Beach

Sunrise news reporter, Jessica Dietrich, and beau Ben Ridley braved the wet and wild weather on Saturday afternoon to marry in a stunning ceremony overlooking Bondi Beach 

Although the pair had originally planned to tie the knot in Marks Park in Bondi, the wild stormy weather meant a last minute location change to The Blue Room in Bondi which was set up for the reception (pictured is the original ceremony location being packed up)

Although the pair had originally planned to tie the knot in Marks Park in Bondi, the wild stormy weather meant a last minute location change to The Blue Room in Bondi which was set up for the reception (pictured is the original ceremony location being packed up)

Although the pair had originally planned to tie the knot in Marks Park in Bondi, the wild stormy weather meant a last minute location change to The Blue Room in Bondi which was set up for the reception (pictured is the original ceremony location being packed up)

'Ben and I moved from Perth to Sydney six years ago, so this is very much our home now. Our families come here a couple of times a year so we thought, why not [choose Bondi]?' Jessica told FEMAIL

'Ben and I moved from Perth to Sydney six years ago, so this is very much our home now. Our families come here a couple of times a year so we thought, why not [choose Bondi]?' Jessica told FEMAIL

‘Ben and I moved from Perth to Sydney six years ago, so this is very much our home now. Our families come here a couple of times a year so we thought, why not [choose Bondi]?’ Jessica told FEMAIL

‘It was a destination wedding for many of our guests [75 out of 120], but it’s five minutes down the road for us!

‘Growing up, I never pictured my wedding, other than eloping, or a big fun party. We knew immediately Bondi was it.’

For the reception itself, Jessica said they did want to work with the natural landscape at Marks Park but were concerned about the forecast showers so moved it to The Blue Room.    

‘The Blue Room has been fitted out by interior designer Sibella Court. It lends itself to the Hamptons, so we accentuated this with cane seating and palm leaves in jars,’ she said. 

For the reception itself, Jessica said they did want to work with the natural landscape at Marks Park but were concerned about the forecast showers so moved it to The Blue Room

For the reception itself, Jessica said they did want to work with the natural landscape at Marks Park but were concerned about the forecast showers so moved it to The Blue Room

For the reception itself, Jessica said they did want to work with the natural landscape at Marks Park but were concerned about the forecast showers so moved it to The Blue Room

The happy couple were surrounded by friends and family as they said their vows in their new ceremony spot overlooking the beach 

The happy couple were surrounded by friends and family as they said their vows in their new ceremony spot overlooking the beach 

The happy couple were surrounded by friends and family as they said their vows in their new ceremony spot overlooking the beach 

Their adorable pup Rocket was involved in the wedding too and the couple posed for snaps with him 

Their adorable pup Rocket was involved in the wedding too and the couple posed for snaps with him 

Their adorable pup Rocket was involved in the wedding too and the couple posed for snaps with him 

‘My work colleague and friend Edwina Bartholomew has a secret obsession with floristry. She approached me early on, offering to do the flowers. It’s been so fun to hunt around the markets together, share mood boards and plan it out.

‘We went with a lot of greenery, palms, fiddle leaf, and bouquets made of cascading orchards and hydrangeas.

‘Art is a massive feature in Bondi. “Mulga” the artist does a lot of the murals along the beach wall. He helped us out with a pop up art gallery in the courtyard, where guests could purchase his work on canvas and take a slice of Bondi home.

‘We also had some of our pre wedding photos on display, taken by our photographer Kat Rollings at Tamarama Beach.’

Jessica decided her Maticevski dress was far too modern and architectural for a veil so Affinity Diamonds created a custom made backwards necklace that was her 'Something Borrowed' and 'Something Blue' made with a blue Aquamarine drop set stone in a diamond bale set

Jessica decided her Maticevski dress was far too modern and architectural for a veil so Affinity Diamonds created a custom made backwards necklace that was her 'Something Borrowed' and 'Something Blue' made with a blue Aquamarine drop set stone in a diamond bale set

Jessica decided her Maticevski dress was far too modern and architectural for a veil so Affinity Diamonds created a custom made backwards necklace that was her ‘Something Borrowed’ and ‘Something Blue’ made with a blue Aquamarine drop set stone in a diamond bale set

'My work colleague and friend Edwina Bartholomew (left) has a secret obsession with floristry. She approached me early on, offering to do the flowers. It's been so fun to hunt around the markets together, share mood boards and plan it out,' she said 

'My work colleague and friend Edwina Bartholomew (left) has a secret obsession with floristry. She approached me early on, offering to do the flowers. It's been so fun to hunt around the markets together, share mood boards and plan it out,' she said 

‘My work colleague and friend Edwina Bartholomew (left) has a secret obsession with floristry. She approached me early on, offering to do the flowers. It’s been so fun to hunt around the markets together, share mood boards and plan it out,’ she said 

Jessica also opted for something a little different for her musical soundtrack.  

‘Music is a very important part of our lives. I walked down the aisle to a favourite Fat Boy Slim song of ours ‘Talkin’ Bout My Baby’. We had a trio perform at the reception,’ she said. 

For her dress, Jessica chose a stunning off the rack dress by Australian designer Toni Maticevski. 

‘It’s been hanging in my good friend Talitha Cummins’ house for a year! No alterations required. It fit me like a glove and I knew it was the one. I paired it with Alexandre Birman heels,’ Jessica said. 

'I chose to wear my sentimental Willie Creek pearl earrings from my now parents in law! Affinity Diamonds helped my bridesmaids with some matching black Tahitian pearl and diamond earrings,' Jessica said 

'I chose to wear my sentimental Willie Creek pearl earrings from my now parents in law! Affinity Diamonds helped my bridesmaids with some matching black Tahitian pearl and diamond earrings,' Jessica said 

‘I chose to wear my sentimental Willie Creek pearl earrings from my now parents in law! Affinity Diamonds helped my bridesmaids with some matching black Tahitian pearl and diamond earrings,’ Jessica said 

Before the wedding, the group celebrated with a glass of Champagne 

Before the wedding, the group celebrated with a glass of Champagne 

Before the wedding, the group celebrated with a glass of Champagne 

'We went with a lot of greenery, palms, fiddle leaf, and bouquets made of cascading orchards and hydrangeas,' Jessica said 

'We went with a lot of greenery, palms, fiddle leaf, and bouquets made of cascading orchards and hydrangeas,' Jessica said 

‘We went with a lot of greenery, palms, fiddle leaf, and bouquets made of cascading orchards and hydrangeas,’ Jessica said 

‘My stylist and friend Lucia Martinez lend me a helping hand pulling it all together. We decided the dress was far too modern and architectural for a veil. It needed something unique.

‘Enter Affinity Diamonds. They created a custom made backwards necklace that was my ‘Something Borrowed’ and ‘Something Blue’. Made with a blue Aquamarine drop set stone in a white gold and diamond bale set, it sat between my shoulder blades and caught the afternoon light.

‘I chose to wear my sentimental Willie Creek pearl earrings from my now parents in law! Affinity Diamonds helped my bridesmaids with some matching black Tahitian pearl and diamond earrings.’

The gorgeous set up was done by The Hunted Yard 

The gorgeous set up was done by The Hunted Yard 

The gorgeous set up was done by The Hunted Yard 

The catering was also a little different, with the pair bucking tradition in favour of a selection that matched their personalities

The catering was also a little different, with the pair bucking tradition in favour of a selection that matched their personalities

The catering was also a little different, with the pair bucking tradition in favour of a selection that matched their personalities

'The Blue Room has been fitted out by interior designer Sibella Court. It lends itself to the Hamptons, so we accentuated this with cane seating and palm leaves in jars,' she said

'The Blue Room has been fitted out by interior designer Sibella Court. It lends itself to the Hamptons, so we accentuated this with cane seating and palm leaves in jars,' she said

‘The Blue Room has been fitted out by interior designer Sibella Court. It lends itself to the Hamptons, so we accentuated this with cane seating and palm leaves in jars,’ she said

Rather than a costume change, Jessica and her bridesmaids had an earrings change at the reception. 

‘I wore white gold with Cabochon cut Rose Quartz earrings while the bridesmaids wore white and yellow gold circular earrings,’ Jessica said. 

‘Hair and makeup wise, my close friend Kim Anderson is a senior stylist at Channel 7. She got me ready as her wedding present to us. ‘Bridesmates’ Natalia Cooper (Today Show) and Tiffiny Genders (9 News) had soft up-dos by Sonja Downie.’

The catering was also a little different, with the pair bucking tradition in favour of a selection that matched their personalities. 

'We also had some of our pre wedding photos on display, taken by our photographer Kat Rollings at Tamarama Beach,' Jessica said 

'We also had some of our pre wedding photos on display, taken by our photographer Kat Rollings at Tamarama Beach,' Jessica said 

‘We also had some of our pre wedding photos on display, taken by our photographer Kat Rollings at Tamarama Beach,’ Jessica said 

'Art is a massive feature in Bondi. "Mulga" the artist does a lot of the murals along the beach wall. He helped us out with a pop up art gallery,' Jessica said 

'Art is a massive feature in Bondi. "Mulga" the artist does a lot of the murals along the beach wall. He helped us out with a pop up art gallery,' Jessica said 

‘Art is a massive feature in Bondi. “Mulga” the artist does a lot of the murals along the beach wall. He helped us out with a pop up art gallery,’ Jessica said 

'Because we had far too many bums for seats, we decided on a stand up cocktail affair, rather than a sit down dinner at the Bondi Blue Room,' Jessica said

'Because we had far too many bums for seats, we decided on a stand up cocktail affair, rather than a sit down dinner at the Bondi Blue Room,' Jessica said

‘Because we had far too many bums for seats, we decided on a stand up cocktail affair, rather than a sit down dinner at the Bondi Blue Room,’ Jessica said

‘Because we had far too many bums for seats, we decided on a stand up cocktail affair, rather than a sit down dinner at the Bondi Blue Room,’ Jessica said. 

‘We chose mostly seafood; oysters, prawn tortellini, and tuna poke bowls.

‘Being European, I like to over cater. So we had a cheese and charcuterie station that never ran dry.’

The pair also decided to shake things up for dessert. 

'Hair and makeup wise, my close friend Kim Anderson is a senior stylist at Channel 7. She got me ready as her wedding present to us,' Jessica said 

'Hair and makeup wise, my close friend Kim Anderson is a senior stylist at Channel 7. She got me ready as her wedding present to us,' Jessica said 

‘Hair and makeup wise, my close friend Kim Anderson is a senior stylist at Channel 7. She got me ready as her wedding present to us,’ Jessica said 

'Ben hates cake so we did something different for dessert. Playing on my Italian roots, we had cannolis in every flavour (ricotta, custard, pistachio and chocolate),' Jessica said 

'Ben hates cake so we did something different for dessert. Playing on my Italian roots, we had cannolis in every flavour (ricotta, custard, pistachio and chocolate),' Jessica said 

‘Ben hates cake so we did something different for dessert. Playing on my Italian roots, we had cannolis in every flavour (ricotta, custard, pistachio and chocolate),’ Jessica said 

'We love good champagne and wine! So we brought in the best - Pommery Champagne, Chateau Le Gordonne Rose and wines from Western Australia (Amelia Park and Castelli estate),' she said

'We love good champagne and wine! So we brought in the best - Pommery Champagne, Chateau Le Gordonne Rose and wines from Western Australia (Amelia Park and Castelli estate),' she said

'We love good champagne and wine! So we brought in the best - Pommery Champagne, Chateau Le Gordonne Rose and wines from Western Australia (Amelia Park and Castelli estate),' she said

'We love good champagne and wine! So we brought in the best - Pommery Champagne, Chateau Le Gordonne Rose and wines from Western Australia (Amelia Park and Castelli estate),' she said

‘We love good champagne and wine! So we brought in the best – Pommery Champagne, Chateau Le Gordonne Rose and wines from Western Australia (Amelia Park and Castelli estate),’ she said 

‘Ben hates cake so we did something different for dessert. Playing on my Italian roots, we had cannolis in every flavour (ricotta, custard, pistachio and chocolate), tiramisu, creme brûlée.. and for a local touch, the famous mascarpone jam filled donuts from Bondi bakery Cook & Baker,’ Jessica said. 

‘We love good champagne and wine! So we brought in the best – Pommery Champagne, Chateau Le Gordonne Rose and wines from Western Australia (Amelia Park and Castelli estate).

‘Guests were offered “The Ridley Spritz” on arrival (Aperol and Malfi Gin) and whiskey on ice at the end of the night.’  

Stu Laundy continues to wear his favourite blue jacket

He’s a pub baron and heir to a $500 million fortune. 

And despite having access to high-end fashion, it seems Bachelorette winner Stu Laundy is quite content with his favourite blue blazer. 

The 44-year-old has been spotted on numerous occasions wearing the jacket, including stepping out at the ARIAs with Sophie Monk, last week.   

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So nice, he's worn it more than twice! The Bachelorette winner Stu Laundy continues to wear his favourite blue jacket...despite being a millionaire (pictured at the ARIAs last week with Sophie Monk)

So nice, he's worn it more than twice! The Bachelorette winner Stu Laundy continues to wear his favourite blue jacket...despite being a millionaire (pictured at the ARIAs last week with Sophie Monk)

So nice, he’s worn it more than twice! The Bachelorette winner Stu Laundy continues to wear his favourite blue jacket…despite being a millionaire (pictured at the ARIAs last week with Sophie Monk)

Stu wore the jacket with black jeans and a white shirt, which appears to be his go-to look. 

Stu wore the same outfit recently when he was at the airport with Sophie weeks ago. 

Meanwhile, he’s also worn the jacket when on The Project recently, and when talking to KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O. 

Again! Meanwhile, he's also worn the jacket when on The Project recently

Again! Meanwhile, he's also worn the jacket when on The Project recently

Again! Meanwhile, he’s also worn the jacket when on The Project recently

There it is! Stu was wearing the blazer when he spoke to KIIS FM's Kyle and Jackie O

There it is! Stu was wearing the blazer when he spoke to KIIS FM's Kyle and Jackie O

There it is! Stu was wearing the blazer when he spoke to KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O

During The Bachelorette finale, Stu wore a blue suit when he was named the winner. 

Meanwhile, last week Woman’s Day claimed that Sophie and Stu have officially split.

An insider told the magazine that the millionaire publican struggled with the former Bardot singer’s star profile and that his reported ‘jealousy’ issues caused the rift.

‘There were definitely jealousy issues over all the attention Sophie was getting,’ the source said.

Blue's his colour! During The Bachelorette finale, Stu wore a blue suit when he was named the winner

Blue's his colour! During The Bachelorette finale, Stu wore a blue suit when he was named the winner

Blue’s his colour! During The Bachelorette finale, Stu wore a blue suit when he was named the winner

‘Stu couldn’t cope with the fact no one was really interested in him. He felt he was constantly fighting to even get a word in, because all the attention was on Sophie. He found it a big blow to his ego.

The source continued: ‘You have to remember, Stu is from one of the wealthiest families in Australia and he’s used to being the centre of attention.’

The report further alleges that Sophie and Stu signed a contract, requiring them to stay together for a period of three to six months after the airing of The Bachelorette finale on October 26.

However, Sophie’s manager is said to be working on an early exit strategy for the heartbroken blonde. 

Rumours: Last week, Woman's Day claimed that Sophie and Stu have officially split

Rumours: Last week, Woman's Day claimed that Sophie and Stu have officially split

Rumours: Last week, Woman’s Day claimed that Sophie and Stu have officially split

Food women eat put lives of unborn babies at risk disease

Pregnant women often say they are ‘eating for two’.

But Australian health experts have warned women overeating during pregnancy could put their unborn babies at risk of disease. 

Babies born to mothers who overindulged during pregnancy were more likely to develop illnesses such as asthma, food allergies and type 2 diabetes.

Expectant mothers should ensure they are eating the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables to give their offspring the healthiest start to life.

Health experts warned the food expectant mothers eat could put the lives of their unborn babies at risk of disease (stock image)

Health experts warned the food expectant mothers eat could put the lives of their unborn babies at risk of disease (stock image)

Health experts warned the food expectant mothers eat could put the lives of their unborn babies at risk of disease (stock image)

Eating for two should not be an excuse to fill up on any food as Sydney neonatologist Dr Adrienne Gordon said pregnant women should avoid overeating on calories.

‘It’s important to know that the extra calories you need are actually not very much,’ she told 7News.

‘It’s not eating for two.’

Experts said women needed to develop healthy patterns of eating after it was revealed one million Australians have type 2 diabetes and the number of children suffering from asthma and food allergies were increasing.

The new guidelines suggest mothers-to-be should eat two pieces of fruits and at least two and a half cups of green and orange vegetables daily.

To ensure women are leading a healthy lifestyle, they are advised to avoid white bread and sugary foods such as cakes and soft drinks.

Early Life Nutrition Coalition’s Melanie McGrice said giving children the healthiest start to life begins before they are even born.

‘If ever there is a time for someone to eat healthy it is in the lead up to conception and throughout during pregnancy,’ she said.

‘It just makes such a difference it’s worth prioritising everything else,’ she said.

Babies born to mothers who overindulged during pregnancy were more likely to develop illnesses such as asthma, food allergies and type 2 diabetes (stock image)

Babies born to mothers who overindulged during pregnancy were more likely to develop illnesses such as asthma, food allergies and type 2 diabetes (stock image)

Babies born to mothers who overindulged during pregnancy were more likely to develop illnesses such as asthma, food allergies and type 2 diabetes (stock image)

This comes as an Australia research, led by Dr Gordon will examine the impact of mothers’ diet, body weight, stress and smoking during the first 1000 days of a child after conception.

‘Obesity is one of the most serious global health crises of the 21st century and the greatest rise is among women of reproductive age,’ Dr Gordon said.

A growing body of evidence links a mother’s poor diet during pregnancy to long-term health problems in children.

A report by researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) found health disadvantage can be passed down through the generations at a cellular level.

Expectant mothers should ensure they are eating the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables to give their offspring the healthiest start to life (stock image)

Expectant mothers should ensure they are eating the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables to give their offspring the healthiest start to life (stock image)

Expectant mothers should ensure they are eating the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables to give their offspring the healthiest start to life (stock image)

The research review showed a child’s development is significantly affected by the biological and physical environments they occupy during the first 1000 days of life.

Dr Tim Moore, a senior research fellow at the MCRI, said the new evidence was both ‘astonishing and scary’.

‘The first thousand days is a period of maximum developmental plasticity, that means it’s the period during which as an organism we are most susceptible to change by environmental experiences, and those changes can have lifelong consequences,’ Dr Moore said.

For more information on the BABY1000 study contact cpc.baby1000@sydney.edu.au.

Muslim sheikh says married women shouldn’t mix with men

A hardline Muslim sheikh from western Sydney has declared married women must be banned from socialising with men.

Sunni fundamentalist Mohamad Doar, who preaches Sharia law, told his followers husbands had to ‘protect’ their wives from ‘evil’.

‘A loving and understanding husband is not one who allows his wife to free mix with the opposite sex and show off her adornments in public,’ he said on Facebook.

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Hardline Sunni sheikh Mohamad Doar says married women should not ever mix with men

Hardline Sunni sheikh Mohamad Doar says married women should not ever mix with men

Hardline Sunni sheikh Mohamad Doar says married women should not ever mix with men

The Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association urges Muslims to reject Western social values

The Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association urges Muslims to reject Western social values

The Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association urges Muslims to reject Western social values

‘Rather the loving and understanding husband is the one who protects his wife from all evil, encourages her to obey her Lord and advises her.’

The sheikh is associated with Roselands Mosque and the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association, which has urged Muslims to reject the western definition of marriage, where there is an implied equality between men and women.

‘Islam’s definition of a loving and understanding husband is much different to that of the west, let us not be deceived,’ he said.

In April Sheikh Doar, who also goes by the name Abu Rashied, told teenage girls at a youth night in Punchbowl they would go to hell if they befriended non-Muslims.

The Salafist Muslim group in western Sydney says married women can't socialise with men

The Salafist Muslim group in western Sydney says married women can't socialise with men

The Salafist Muslim group in western Sydney says married women can’t socialise with men

‘The reality is, my sisters, any friendship that is not built on the fear of Allah is only going to lead to hell fire so you need to be cautious,’ he said.

‘With your actions, you distance yourself from the corrupted people.’

 He also warned them against plucking their eyebrows.

‘You are not allowed the remove the hair of the eyebrow, it’s a major sin,’ he said. 

‘The lady who plucks her eyebrows and the one who gets them plucked, they’re both cursed by Allah.’

Mohamad Doar, also known as Abu Rashied, urges girls to avoid having non-Muslims friends

Mohamad Doar, also known as Abu Rashied, urges girls to avoid having non-Muslims friends

Mohamad Doar, also known as Abu Rashied, urges girls to avoid having non-Muslims friends

He was referring to the hadith, describing the actions of the Prophet Mohammad, as part of a question and answer session organised by Muslim charity Sisters United. 

The ASWJ is a fundamentalist group which preaches a Salafist ideology imported from Saudi Arabia.

Its preachers include Nassim Abdi, who has urged Muslims to refrain from listening to music and called on women to cover up their ears in public. 

The group also urges Muslims to refrain from participating in non-Muslim events like the Royal Sydney Easter Show and New Year’s Eve.

Elle Macpherson, 53, showcases her incredible physique

She’s created a global brand worth millions for her stunning age-defying looks and incredible body.  

And Elle Macpherson showed why she’s worth her millions as she showcased her incredible physique in a tiny bikini from her clothing range. 

The 53-year-old defied her years as she displayed her long lean legs in the image shared on her Instagram page on Monday.   

So that's why she's called The Body! Elle Macpherson, 53, showcases her incredible physique in bikini

So that's why she's called The Body! Elle Macpherson, 53, showcases her incredible physique in bikini

So that’s why she’s called The Body! Elle Macpherson, 53, showcases her incredible physique in bikini

The post inspired a flurry of comments from her fans that said ‘seriously you never age!’ ‘just perfection’ and ‘you got the best body in the world.’

The successful businesswoman credits her body to her strict alkaline diet in the soon-to-be-released The Game Changers book. 

‘I discovered the profound benefit of good nutrition and living alkaline from my nutritional doctor and the most important thing to me is how I feel and I’ve found that if my body is getting the nutrients it needs, then it shows on the outside – beauty from the inside out,’ Elle said.  

Supermodel, Elle Macpherson (pictured), has revealed some of her secrets to career longevity - as well as the tips that help her to maintain that famous body at age 53

Supermodel, Elle Macpherson (pictured), has revealed some of her secrets to career longevity - as well as the tips that help her to maintain that famous body at age 53

Supermodel, Elle Macpherson (pictured), has revealed some of her secrets to career longevity – as well as the tips that help her to maintain that famous body at age 53

The supermodel also revealed some of her secrets to career longevity – as well as the tips that help her to maintain her looks.

‘Love, laughter and water,’ Elle detailed as the way she has risen to the top in a fiercely competitive industry.

Speaking in a new book, she said: 'Love, laughter and water,' as the way she has risen to the top in a fiercely competitive industry

Speaking in a new book, she said: 'Love, laughter and water,' as the way she has risen to the top in a fiercely competitive industry

Speaking in a new book, she said: ‘Love, laughter and water,’ as the way she has risen to the top in a fiercely competitive industry

Speaking about her career advice, Elle explained you need to ‘find co-dreamers: people who understand and support your dreams’.

Then, you need to ‘visualise exactly what you want to create in detail… and make mood boards’.

Elle – who is the co-owner of wellness company, WelleCo as well as the co-owner of Elle Macpherson Body – also said you need to ‘appreciate all the baby steps it takes to make a leap forward’.

‘Share dreams and watch them grow,’ she added. 

Speaking about her career advice, Elle explained you need to 'find co-dreamers: people who understand and support your dreams' - you also need to visualise and create 'mood boards'

Speaking about her career advice, Elle explained you need to 'find co-dreamers: people who understand and support your dreams' - you also need to visualise and create 'mood boards'

Speaking about her career advice, Elle explained you need to ‘find co-dreamers: people who understand and support your dreams’ – you also need to visualise and create ‘mood boards’

Rihanna won’t use trans people as ‘a marketing tool’

Rihanna has received praise from fans after issuing a blistering comeback to a comment suggesting her Fenty Beauty campaign could be more inclusive.

The comment came from a fan of the star who messages her on Twitter account suggesting that Rihanna should be hiring trans women to show off her popular line of beauty products.

The user wrote: ‘Fenty Beauty campaign is awesome, next time you record something should invite a trans girl to the group.’

Straight shooter: Rihanna issued a praise-worthy comeback after a Twitter user told her she should include more trans women in her beauty campaigns

Straight shooter: Rihanna issued a praise-worthy comeback after a Twitter user told her she should include more trans women in her beauty campaigns

Straight shooter: Rihanna issued a praise-worthy comeback after a Twitter user told her she should include more trans women in her beauty campaigns

Hitting back: Rihanna responded to the statement over direct message, saying that she doesn't do 'trans casting'

Hitting back: Rihanna responded to the statement over direct message, saying that she doesn't do 'trans casting'

Hitting back: Rihanna responded to the statement over direct message, saying that she doesn’t do ‘trans casting’

To the fan’s surprise, Rihanna responded to the message with a lengthy, thoughtful reply, explaining how she would never make a gimmick out of a transgender model.

‘I’ve had the pleasure of working with many gifted trans women throughout the years, but I don’t go around doing trans castings!’ she wrote, according to a post shared by the fan in question. 

‘I respect all women, and whether they’re trans or not is none of my business! t’s personal and some trans women are more comfortable being open about it than others, so I have to respect that as a woman myself!’

Multi-talented: She wrote that whether or not a woman is trans is 'none of my business'

Multi-talented: She wrote that whether or not a woman is trans is 'none of my business'

Multi-talented: She wrote that whether or not a woman is trans is ‘none of my business’

Her own standards: She went on to hit out at brands that use trans people as a 'token "we look mad diverse" girl/guy'

Her own standards: She went on to hit out at brands that use trans people as a 'token "we look mad diverse" girl/guy'

Her own standards: She went on to hit out at brands that use trans people as a ‘token “we look mad diverse” girl/guy’

She added:  ‘I don’t think it’s fair that a trans woman, or man, be used as a convenient marketing tool! Too often do I see companies doing this to trans and black women alike! There’s always just that one spot in the campaign for the token “we look mad diverse” girl/guy! It’s sad!’

The fan, blown away by the detailed response from their hero, responding apologizing for coming off critical and asking permission to share the message online.

‘You absolutely didn’t babe! Just didn’t want you to think I intentionally leave anyone out!’ Rihanna responded.

The fan subsequently posted the conversation on Twitter, writing: ‘When I thought she couldn’t teach me more…’ 

Loving it: Fans adored her response, holding it up as proof that she is a role model

Loving it: Fans adored her response, holding it up as proof that she is a role model

Loving it: Fans adored her response, holding it up as proof that she is a role model

Switched on: Rihanna revealed that she runs on less than four hours of sleep per night in the new issue of French Vogue

Switched on: Rihanna revealed that she runs on less than four hours of sleep per night in the new issue of French Vogue

Switched on: Rihanna revealed that she runs on less than four hours of sleep per night in the new issue of French Vogue

Rihanna hasn’t commented on the private conversation, but has a history of responding to direct messages from fans. 

The response to her words has been widely praised online, with one gushing: ‘Doesn’t she just make you love and respect her?’

While it may come as some surprise that a superstar like Rihanna would take the time to respond directly to fans, it seems she has more time on her hands than one might expect.  

In fact, the singer revealed in a recent interview with Vogue Paris that not only does she struggle to ‘switch off’ at all, even in her downtime, but she usually only sleeps at all for three to four hours a night.

He’s retired … but still won’t lift a finger! 

Novelist, grandmother-of-four and ex-Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis, 62, answers your questions . . 

Q: My husband and I are both 65. I’ve been looking forward to retirement for ages, but now it’s here, I find myself resenting him: he still expects me to do all the housework.

When we were both working, this made sense — his hours were much longer than mine. Yet I’d assumed we’d share it out more equally when our situations changed.

Instead, he has continued to do nothing, except for taking the bins out once a week and cooking the occasional meal — for which he seems to expect a pat on the back. I am left with the majority of cooking, cleaning, washing and ironing.

It’s driving me mad! Especially when he asks: ‘What’s for lunch?’

An anonymous reader asked for advice on getting their husband to help with housework (file image)

An anonymous reader asked for advice on getting their husband to help with housework (file image)

An anonymous reader asked for advice on getting their husband to help with housework (file image)

Every time I try to confront him, he sees it as ‘nagging’ and replies that he ‘wouldn’t know where to start’. What can I do?

A: In theory, everyone knows that retirement isn’t either a) a holiday in your own house, or b) a permanent state of joy once you’re relieved of the daily grind.

Even so, anticipation is high and the reality can be hard to bear. There should be a whole chapter on ‘managing expectations in retirement’ in the Book Of Life. As it is, we all start with a blank page.

However much you’d fantasised about your both leaving work, you couldn’t have predicted exactly how it would feel once you were actually at home together all day. You’re not alone in not having discussed how you’d manage your time beyond trips and treats but, even if you had, the realisation that this is a permanent state is tricky.

The transition your husband has had to make from worker to unemployed pensioner is hard, but he needs to toughen up and knuckle down. Housework doesn’t care how much you used to earn. And your husband can’t pretend he doesn’t know what needs doing.

Janet Ellis (pictured) advised the reader to stop cleaning up after her husband

Janet Ellis (pictured) advised the reader to stop cleaning up after her husband

Janet Ellis (pictured) advised the reader to stop cleaning up after her husband

Whether you knew it or not, you prioritised his job over yours and allowed him a free pass. Now you’re both having to cope with a new sense of equality. He may never relish household management, but those jobs aren’t your idea of fun either.

It’s important you don’t make him feel he’s merely helping you out. No going round after him and clearing up again ‘properly’! Do you want clearly defined tasks or do you imagine sharing them?

The house is your joint responsibility, but so are your plans and dreams. You need to remind yourselves of what matters in your relationship and the things you value in each other.

Thinking housework is just your domain and that you’re somehow better at it is lazy and selfish. I’m sure your husband is neither, but you’re both avoiding the bigger, more scary aspects of your future by focusing on this issue.

It’s exciting you’ve got a new path ahead of you — but you’ll both need to sweep it!

Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael dazzles

Best Actor in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group

Bertie Carvel – Ink, Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre

Andrew Garfield – Angels In America, National Theatre (Lyttleton) WINNER

Andrew Scott – Hamlet, Almeida Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre

 

Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress in partnership with Christian Louboutin

Laura Donnelly – The Ferryman, Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre

Victoria Hamilton – Albion, Almeida Theatre

Glenda Jackson – King Lear, Old Vic Theatre WINNER

 

Milton Shulman Award for Best Director 

Dominic Cooke – Follies, National Theatre

Robert Icke – Hamlet, Almeida Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre

Sam Mendes – The Ferryman, Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre WINNER

 

Best Play In partnership with Hiscox, Official Arts Partner of the Evening Standard

The Children – Lucy Kirkwood, Royal Court

The Ferryman – Jez Butterworth, Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre WINNER

Ink – James Graham, Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre

Oslo – J T Rogers, National Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre

 

Best Design

Jon Bausor – Bat Out Of Hell — The Musical, Coliseum

Bunny – Christie Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, Wyndham’s Theatre/The Red Barn, National Theatre/ Ink, Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre WINNER

Soutra Gilmour – Twelfth Night, National Theatre

 

Best Musical Performance 

Janie Dee – Follies, National Theatre

Robert Fairchild – An American In Paris, Dominion Theatre

Amber Riley – Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre WINNER

 

Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright

Al Smith – Harrogate, High Tide Festival and Royal Court

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins – An Octoroon, Orange Tree Theatre WINNER

Katherine Soper – Wish List, Royal Exchange Manchester and Royal Court

 

Emerging Talent Award

Sheila Atim Girl – From The North Country, Old Vic Theatre

Tom Glynn-Carney – The Ferryman, Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre WINNER

Luke Thallon – Albion, Almeida Theatre 

 

Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical  

An American in Paris – The Dominion Theatre

Bat Out of Hell – The Coliseum WINNER

Dreamgirls – The Savoy Theatre

Follies – Olivier Theatre, National Theatre

School of Rock – New London Theatre

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ The Musical – Menier Chocolate Factory, Southwark

She Loves Me – Menier Chocolate Factory, Southwark

Bomb-making video used by Manchester attacker resurfaces

A bomb-making YouTube tutorial used by Manchester Arena attacker Salman Abedi is available on Google again, despite being deleted in wake of the tragedy – it has been claimed.

The sickening video shows a Jihadi fighter in a kitchen dressed in combat uniform and a balaclava explaining ‘how to make simple explosive substances with common ingredients’.

It was deleted after Abedi killed 22 people in the suicide attack on an Ariana Grande concert in May – but allegedly has now resurfaced.

The fighter, believed to be Abu Muhammad al-Muhajir, is surrounded by a selection of ingredients, which he uses to make his own ‘DIY’ bomb.

A bomb-making YouTube tutorial used by Manchester Arena attacker Salman Abedi is available on Google again, despite being deleted in wake of the tragedy - it has been claimed

A bomb-making YouTube tutorial used by Manchester Arena attacker Salman Abedi is available on Google again, despite being deleted in wake of the tragedy - it has been claimed

A bomb-making YouTube tutorial used by Manchester Arena attacker Salman Abedi is available on Google again, despite being deleted in wake of the tragedy – it has been claimed

The full 30-minute clip, entitled ‘Explanation of How to Slaughter Disbelievers’, also includes graphic footage of a man’s throat being cut by a militant and a Kurdish soldier being blown up.

It has been shared thousands of times on Google Drive and Google Photos after being re-uploaded to the network on November 22.

Last night it was still available to view, according to The Sun.

Speaking in Arabic with English subtitles he says: ‘Praise is to Allah who aided the obedient mujahid.

‘He is knowing, hearing, the one who knows the truth.

‘May blessings and peace be upon our prophet, Muhammad.

‘My muwahhid brother, today, by Allah’s permission we will learn how to make simple explosive substances with common ingredients.

‘And which you can make in your own home using simple tools.’

According to a Times investigation in the immediate aftermath of the attack, it was reported perpetrator Abedi learnt how to make the deadly weapon he used on YouTube.

It was flagged to internet giant Google and swiftly deleted.

The video shows a Jihadi fighter (pictured) in a kitchen dressed in combat uniform and a balaclava explaining 'how to make simple explosive substances with common ingredients'

The video shows a Jihadi fighter (pictured) in a kitchen dressed in combat uniform and a balaclava explaining 'how to make simple explosive substances with common ingredients'

The video shows a Jihadi fighter (pictured) in a kitchen dressed in combat uniform and a balaclava explaining ‘how to make simple explosive substances with common ingredients’

But commenting on today’s revelations it’s available again, Counter Extremism Project director David Ibsen told the newspaper: ‘What this deeply disturbing video’s re-upload shows is that Google has significant gaps in its very recent effort to combat terrorist content online.’  

A Google spokesman told the paper: ‘We remove content violating these policies when flagged by our users.’   

The shocking claims come just days after the father of the youngest victim of Abedi’s attack – eight-year-old Saffie Roussos – broke his silence over her death.

Andrew Roussos, 43, spoke at an event in Leyland, Lancashire, where a special pink star was placed on the town Christmas tree in memory of the youngster.

He told crowds: ‘Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.’ 

The attack killed 23 people, including Abedi, and injured over 500, many of them young music fans. 

It was deleted after Abedi killed 22 people in the suicide attack on an Ariana Grande concert in May - but allegedly has now resurfaced

It was deleted after Abedi killed 22 people in the suicide attack on an Ariana Grande concert in May - but allegedly has now resurfaced

It was deleted after Abedi killed 22 people in the suicide attack on an Ariana Grande concert in May – but allegedly has now resurfaced