Born without arms: inspirational mother and son live life to the full
Linda Bannon and her son Timmy suffer from Holt Oram - a rare genetic condition due to which they were born without arms. Despite their condition they live a happy life in a non-modified home. Amazingly, they do everything with their feet and Timmy is a young sports star excelling in swimming and taekwondo. Linda is also studying to become a motivational speaker despite working through the day as a kindergarten teacher. We have been invited to spend two days with them as they go about their hectic lives.
Videographer / Director: Laurentiu Garofeanu, Producer: Dan Howlett, Editor: Ian Phillips.
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visited Belfast’s St Georges’s Market on June 24. The visit to the Victorian market was part of a three-day visit to Northern Ireland.
The market, which is usually only open Friday to Sunday, had a special opening as part of the ‘Best of Belfast’ celebration, showcasing local produce, speciality foods, clothes, arts and crafts.
Our very own royal baby: Australian collector has Prince George replica doll
AUSTRALIAN royal collector Jan Hugo celebrated the birth of Prince George in a unique way - by having a replica doll made of him. The doll, made by "reborn" artist Cathy Brady, was modelled on the first photos released of the royal baby and lies in a brass cradle in a christening robe. Jan, from Nulkaba in New South Wales, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars amassing a collection of around 10,000 pieces of British royal family memorabilia and lives with husband David - an electrician who describes himself as "the royal servant". Jan's house includes mannequins of Prince Charles, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth and Camilla - as well as a throne-shaped toilet - and she is planning to travel to Sydney for Kate and Wills' visit to Oz this month.
Videographer / Director: Kirk Powell, Producer: Tom Midlane, Editor: Ian Phillips
Helen Mirren leaves stage to berate noisy drummers
Dame Helen Mirren abandoned her regal role of Queen Elizabeth II on May 4, to confront a troupe of noisy drummers in London’s West End. This video, uploaded on May 6, shows the musicians pounding a beat in central London before being confronted by the Oscar winner, who left London’s Gielgud Theatre in full costume at the interval of her play The Audience. Credit: Chris Dangerfield