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Mary Berry - Inside Mary Berry's childhood – from snuggling pigs to her 'funny left hand' - - Britain - city Norwich - county Somerset
Inside Mary Berry's childhood – from snuggling pigs to her 'funny left hand'
Mary Berry is known for her role on the Great British Bake Off, however, she left the show in 2016 to embark on new career opportunities. Since her time of judging soggy bottoms in the Bake Off tent, Mary has gone on to host a range of TV shows giving not only an insight into her baking skills but also into her life.The now 87-year-old will star in her latest show, Mary Berry – Cook and Share, tonight on BBC Two to celebrate what drives her lifelong passion of cooking – the joy of sharing her food, her knowledge and her love of company.But where did her love for baking start and what was her childhood like?Here's everything you need to know.Mary was born on May 12, 1953 in Somerset to her parents, Margaret and Alleyne Berry.She has previously stated that her family home, which she shared with her parents and three siblings, contributed to her love of cooking as they had a huge and well-equipped kitchen.Mary's great-great-grandfather on her father's side was also a master baker in the 1860s who provided bread for a local workhouse in Norwich, which explains Mary's love for baking.She grew up on a small holding with her family and had a close bond with the animals they kept, including their pigs.As a child, Mary would cuddle up in bed with the odd pig – but clarified she would only cuddle "the runt" of the litter."I was known to swaddle one and take it to bed with me," she revealed to the Radio Times."Only the runt, the little one that we had to feed from a bottle."Mary went on to marry her long-term partner Paul Hunnings in 1966 and they share three children together.
Billie Eilish - Emily Eavis - Woody Harrelson - Stormzy avoids crowds as star looks unrecognisable with disguise at Glastonbury - - Britain - county Somerset
Stormzy avoids crowds as star looks unrecognisable with disguise at Glastonbury
Stormzy managed to lose himself among the revellers at Glastonbury by going to the festival undercover. The grime star – who headlined the event at Worthy Farm in Somerset back in 2019 – was spotted in the crowd this weekend.A video on TikTok showed the star in a mask and hat, walking through the crowd and then dancing with friends.READ MORE: Woman mortified as 'I love Stormzy' henna tattoo stains chest for weeksThe people around him apparently didn't all clock that a BRIT-winner was in their midst, so Stormzy was able to just enjoy the music.Another part of the clip showed the star backstage catching up with Bad Guy singer Billie Eilish, who performed at Glastonbury on Friday night.The pair have chatted before and last year they came together for an interview with i-D magazine.And Stormzy was also seen posing for a picture with Hollywood star Woody Harrelson.Fans loved that he went incognito."I knew he would be there love it," one posted on TikTok."Love it, he's lovin life right now," said another."Stormzy is a whole vibe bro," said someone else."No way was Stormzy at Glastonbury just vibing with the audience!" posted another.Stormzy became the first ever UK rapper to top the bill at Glastonbury when he performed three years ago.However, it didn't go entirely as planned, with sound issues apparently affecting his set.The star told Q magazine: “My in-ears blew after about 20 minutes, so I had no sound for the whole thing.
Paul Maccartney - Lenny Henry - Noel Gallagher - Naga Munchetty - Jo Whiley - Glastonbury Festival - Naga Munchetty refers to BBC colleagues as 'rivals' then backtracks in dramatic podcast - express - India - county Somerset
Naga Munchetty refers to BBC colleagues as 'rivals' then backtracks in dramatic podcast
BBC Breakfast star Naga Munchetty, 47, had been in conversation with fellow presenter Jo Whiley about the music festival Glastonbury, which kicks off today, when she made the blunder.She referred to other BBC reporters as "rivals" before swiftly changing gears and substituting the word with "colleagues"."Who else do you want but Jo Whiley there presenting for the BBC?" she began during an interview from the festival published on BBC Sounds."I was talking with our rivals," she told Jo, before hastily adding: "Not rivals - our colleagues, I should say!"Jo, 56, responded: "I'm glad I'm talking to you as well then!"The pair then went into a conversation about Glastonbury, which Naga revealed that she had never attended before.Her admission followed comments from comic Lenny Henry querying why the world-famous festival did not attract large numbers of ethnic minorities.Jo assured her that it was "the most extraordinary experience" which would hold "appeal for all ages".She told of how her mother had camped out with her several years earlier and was now nagging her for a repeat experience as she was "desperate" to go again.Jo said she had also seen off her children, the youngest of whom is 13, as they headed to the festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.Top acts include headliner Paul McCartney, who is expected to wow at the event after having just turned 80 last week.DJ Jo spoke of the strong "female representation" that she was looking forward to her daughters India and Coco being inspired by.She has previously joked that her youngest daughter was conceived thanks to Glastonbury favourite Noel Gallagher."I’d always wanted a fourth child and I kept saying to Steve not to forget that,” she ­told the Mirror previously.“Then I
Jamie Theakston - Joe Swash - Harry Redknapp - Stacey Solomon - Nick Grimshaw - Zoe Ball - Laura Whitmore - Richard Madeley - Itv - 'It's a curse' Zoe Ball's son Woody admits they 'only see each other when they're working' - express - Britain - county Somerset - county Cook - county Norman
'It's a curse' Zoe Ball's son Woody admits they 'only see each other when they're working'
The star, who is the son of Zoe and Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim, has appeared alongside his mum on Celebrity Gogglebox. She started by asking her son on the show this morning: “Woody, hello darling, how was your weekend?”“Good, stressful, long,” he said in response.Woody continued: “It’s bizarre that… I always say it but we only see each other when we’re working.” Zoe said: “We do, and when we do Gogglebox!”Her son then added: “It started as a joke but now it’s almost like a curse.” “It’s lovely to see you son,” the host concluded. Zoe and Norman got married at Babington House in Somerset in 1999.Although they split in January 2003, they got back together three months later.On September 24, 2016, they announced their separation after 18 years of marriage.Fatboy Slim is an English DJ who has won ten MTV video Music Awards and two BRIT awards.Woody is the oldest son of the pair, with his younger sister, Nelly May Lois Cook, born in 2010. The star made his TV debut on The Circle 2 on September 24, 2019.And fans were in hysterics at the time as Woody accidentally flirted with Richard Madeley after mistaking him for someone else over a video call.He played himself in the reality show, but didn't reveal who his famous parents were until weeks into the series.Woody appeared alongside mum Zoe Ball on Celebrity Gogglebox in 2020.The rising star appeared on the Channel 4 show which ran for seven episodes, with an all-star line-up including Nick Grimshaw, Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash, Harry Redknapp and Laura Whitmore. Zoe was the first female host of both the Radio 1 and 2 Breakfast shows.She also presented Live and Kicking alongside Jamie Theakston from 1996-1999. Zoe was a contestant in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing in
Britain's 'dental desert' county without any NHS dentists to fix rotting teeth - - Britain - county Somerset
Britain's 'dental desert' county without any NHS dentists to fix rotting teeth
NHS dentist – and residents are starting to complain about their rotting teeth.Locals in Somerset have been unable to see an NHS due to 2,000 of the dental specialists quitting in the last year.And it has seen the area nicknamed the “Dental Desert”.According to The Times, Healthwatch Somerset has said a third of the calls made between December 2021 and February 2022 were related to people being unable to get any NHS dentistry access, including children, pregnant women and people unable to pay to go private.Gill Keniston-Goble, one of Healthwatch Somerset's managers, said: “People are telling us they have called many dentists but cannot find one taking new patients.“We are also hearing from the public that NHS England is advising there are no dentists taking new NHS patients in Somerset."Somerset has a population of around 560,000.One patient, called Lydia Davis, said that she has not been able to find a dentist within a two-hour drive radius of her home.Only 27, she has the bleeding-gum disease called gingivitis – she also needs two new fillings and wisdom teeth removal.She said: “Sitting in the dentist's office, listening to the list of treatments, the cost of £1,100 brought me to tears," she said."Whenever I eat and feel a twinge, my heart drops - I panic that something terrible is happening again.