On Tuesday, Harry Potter author JK Rowling releases his new children’s book The Christmas Pig, a beautifully illustrated hardcover book about Jack, a boy who loses his precious toy, a pig. Our reviewer Janet Ellis, TV presenter, author and mother of three herself, says she tackles some tricky issues with a touch of enchanting sensitivity. …

JOHANNESBURG, October 7 (Reuters) – Thandi Mkhabela’s money was slipping through his fingers. Today, the 34-year-old mother of four is earning interest on her monthly savings, has paid off debts and plans to expand her home in a township just outside Johannesburg, never having to deal with a bank. The improvement in Mkhabela’s financial situation …

8am: Coffee with the locals Do like most locals and start the day with an espresso, often taken on one of the city’s many terraces. Older generations call it a cimbalino – after the Italian high pressure La Cimbali coffee machines used to make it. Otherwise, try a meia de leite (coffee with milk) with …

My family, like so many others, haven’t had cable TV in years. In the age of streaming, Xfinity and Fios’ services are no longer a hit for those looking to cut down on the cheapest and most convenient options. Platforms like Hulu provide access to live TV, while Disney + offers all of your favorite …

McFly star Tom Fletcher has named Harry Potter star Tom Felton as the person he would like to play him with in a biopic. The singer, 36, said people confused him with the actor, who played Draco Malfoy in the film adaptations of JK Rowling’s books, and added, “We’re not correcting them anymore.” Fletcher was …

WALKWAY OF NINE GIANT WIZARDING WORLD WANDS TO ILLUMINATE LEICESTER SQUARE FOR TWO WEEKS TO CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHAL STONE A dazzling installation of Wizarding World [w]and honor Leicester Square to celebrate the 20th [a]anniversary of the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone film and its premiere in Leicester …

WBSM lunchtime host Chris McCarthy has been candid about how he is on the brink of death in his battle with COVID-19, and the difference the people who stayed by his side have made to his recovery. He includes New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell among those who have made a huge difference, especially as he …

Have you ever been captivated by the words in a book? Lost in a world created or reflected by the mind of an author? Has a book ever challenged your ideology? A contested book is a book that has been the subject of numerous speeches or has received a proposed ban. A banned book is …

WASHINGTON – The United States Department of Agriculture announces that a higher loan limit will be available to borrowers seeking a secured agricultural loan from October 1, 2021, from $ 1.776 million to $ 1.825 million. “Agricultural loans are essential for the family’s annual operating and living expenses, emergency needs and our clients’ cash flow,” …

How to make the most of a summer in New York? Happy Hour is a charming ode to the young women who hang out in the city center and always have somewhere to go. Marlowe Granados’ first novel, written in diary form, takes place during an electric summer in New York City from late May …