His ancestors fought alongside Edward III at Crecy in 1346 and helped Henry VII defeat Richard III at Bosworth in 1485.
Now the Earl of Shrewsbury, the first Earl of England, is fighting litter.
Its ancestral lance, I can reveal, is staunchly aimed at an enemy all too close to home – fly tippers who routinely plunder the beauty of the avenues leading to the Peak District National Park.
Charles Shrewbury – family motto Prest d’accomplir, ready to accomplish – has become a homicide detective tracking down litter and collecting rubbish in black garbage bags every weekend. ‘The last straw,’ says Lord Shrewsbury, 68, was ‘used Covid face masks, broken children’s toys and much more’.
He hints that some of the items he pokes into his garbage bag shouldn’t be listed in a family newspaper.
His ancestors fought alongside Edward III at Crecy in 1346 and helped Henry VII defeat Richard III at Bosworth in 1485. Now the Earl of Shrewsbury (pictured), Premier Earl of England, is battling litter
For the past three years, Lord Shrewsbury, whose family once owned Alton Towers, now a theme park, has been picking up ‘a black bag of litter, possibly more’ almost every week, on the same mile-long stretch of roadway almost every week.
For the past three years, Lord Shrewsbury, whose family once owned Alton Towers, now a theme park, has been picking up “a black bin bag of litter, possibly more” almost every week on the same mile-long stretch of roadway.
Last Saturday he added: ‘I put on gloves and searched. Looks like someone who was relocating missed the six o’clock cut-off point on the tip – and threw it away instead. People should be persecuted.’
His congregation seems to lack his zeal. “I called them four times yesterday and no one picked up — and that’s their flying helpline.”
But Lord Shrewsbury found a vital clue to the villain’s identity: a receipt, complete with license plate and MOT data, from a garage. Enough to convince the municipality to take action. The public-oriented aristocrat is determined to turn the tide.
He smoked two packs a day and admits his drinking got out of hand, but former Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley says he never took drugs because he swore to his grandmother he wouldn’t. ‘
I made a promise to my grandmother when I was 16 or 17,” he says. “I’ve never done things like that before and I’m grateful to her for that. It was a promise well made.’
Thandiwe cuts a line while whitening her tash
Thandiwe Newton shared a video of her cooking in her North West London kitchen while applying a cosmetic treatment to her upper lip
Being a Hollywood star and raising three kids at the same time can be challenging for multiple tasks, but Thandiwe Newton seems to pull it off with confidence.
The 48-year-old shared a video of herself cooking in her North West London kitchen while applying cosmetic treatment to her upper lip.
“I’m bleaching my mustache — not much of one, but it’s here,” she says. “It makes the hair lighter all the way.”
Some like hot, Doc
Actor Martin Clunes has made no secret of his love of hot sauce, even making it at home. Now he wants to bring out his own range.
He has registered the name ‘Hi Jawawa Hot Sauce’ as a trademark. He has also taken up advertising, marketing and online ordering suggesting that he will sell it over the internet.
The Doc Martin star’s passion for hot chili sauce became apparent two years ago when he visited the family-run Tabasco sauce factory in Louisiana on his TV series Islands Of America.
Good luck, Martin. Paul Newman’s pasta sauces and dressings are still selling well 13 years after his death.
Hello Eve! Model is a peach on the beach
Staying in shape is a priority for Eva Herzigova, who bought an exercise bike to keep fit when she turned 48 earlier this year
It’s hard to believe that nearly three decades have passed since supermodel Eva Herzigova rose to fame in the ‘Hello Boys!’ Wonderbra campaign. The mum of three has been inundated this week with compliments from friends – and her partner, businessman Gregorio Marsiaj – after she shared a photo of herself on the beach in Cornwall, as if she’d just stepped off the catwalk.
Staying in shape is a priority for Eva, who bought an exercise bike to keep fit when she turned 48 earlier this year.
“I’ve decided to get really regular exercise,” she says. “The last time I exercised regularly was back at school.”
Dame Judi Dench recently stated that at the age of 86, she loves nothing more than skinny dipping in her pool. It seems she also has a penchant for forest bathing, which involves taking a slow, sensory walk through the woods; and spending quality time under a canopy of trees with your phone turned off – fully clothed. She says, “As humans, we have a deep connection with trees and forests.”
Demelza has money
We’re more used to seeing Eleanor Tomlinson (pictured), 29, play the impoverished wife of the mine owner, the flame-haired Demelza, in the long-running BBC TV series Poldark. But in reality, the actress has a whopping two houses and a bank balance that the dashing Cornish Captain would be jealous of
We’re more used to seeing Eleanor Tomlinson, 29, play the impoverished wife of the mine owner, the flame-haired Demelza, in the long-running BBC TV series Poldark.
But in reality, the actress has a whopping two houses and a bank balance that the dashing Cornish Captain would be jealous of.
According to new accounts for her company Eleanor May, which she founded in August 2015, she is worth £1.2 million.
Land registry records show she bought a two-bed flat for £325,000 in South West London and a three-bed house in Bristol for just under £600,000. Both properties were purchased without mortgage in June last year and acquired on the same day.
Prepared for the year ending 31 August 2020, its company accounts report £350,000 in fixed assets – within a share of a total of £648,959 in shareholder funds.
Divine Approval of TV Rev Rev
A man of the cloth, the famous Reverend Richard Coles says he asks for his bishop’s “blessing” before accepting any TV work.
The former Strictly Star confesses: “I’ll call the bishop if it’s something important. I will always seek the bishop’s advice and his blessing, which has always come.
“I don’t think he’d ever seen Strict, though, and he had to talk to the suffragan bishop to find out more about it.”
He adds: ‘I mean, I sometimes make a ball of it. I don’t think my Paso Doble in Strict is something I want chiseled on my tombstone.”