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AUSTRALIAN personality Dannii Minogue headed the star-studded line up of guests at ModelCo's 10th Anniversary celebrations on Hayman.

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The week-long activities saw some 60 VIPs partying day and night at Australia's top playground in the Great Barrier Reef.

All had gathered on Hayman to honour the outstanding success of Shelley Barrett, Founder and CEO of ModelCo and the recognition enjoyed by this premier Australian brand of cosmetics and beauty products, which are available in the top retail meccas of the world.

The visit provided Hayman with a wonderful opportunity to showcase the unique attributes of Hayman's stunning landscape, vast array of island activities and adventures which abound in the Great Barrier Reef neighbourhood.

The photographers were kept snapping for the entire week as ModelCo Ambassadors, Dannii Minogue, top Australian model, Cheyenne Tozzi and champion surfer, Sally Fitzgibbons posed for ModelCo campaign shots and magazine shoots with Hayman's beaches, pools, lagoons and gardens providing a magnificent backdrop.

"I am thrilled to have celebrated ModelCo's 10th Birthday milestone in the beautiful surrounds of the iconic Hayman," said Shelley Barrett.

"It was great for us to welcome everyone associated with this major event for ModelCo to Hayman," said Hayman General Manager, Shane Green.

Hayman is owned and operated by Mulpha Australia Limited and is a member of the prestigious organisation, The Leading Hotels of the World.

FORMER Waterloo Road and Coronation Street actor, Lucien Laviscount, will bring star quality to Drayton Manor Theme Park this Saturday, April 28, when he performs his debut single 'Dance with You' to a crowd of thousands.


Having just returned from filming a new US series with Hollywood actress, Julia Stiles, the British heart-throb will be visiting the theme park near Tamworth in Staffs to meet fans and sign autographs. Lucien will perform 100m from the park's entrance, near to Pirate Cove from 1pm.

Having won the hearts of girls up and down the country in BBC hit drama Waterloo Road, Lucien is now launching his music career with debut single 'Dance with You' featuring Mann, which was released on 22nd April. The music video sees some special guest appearances from actors Matt D'Angelo and Geoff Bell, Inside Men star Ashley Walters (aka Asher D from So Solid Crew), and all of the boys from Blue. Lucien is the first artist to be signed to SK Records - founded by British singer-songwriter Simon Webbe and business partners Karan and Preeti Singh.

Anyone wishing to meet Lucien will need to purchase a ticket to gain entry into the theme park, and will then need to queue to meet Lucien at the specified time, in the designated area near to Pirate Cove.

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Wroxton House Hotel near Banbury is offering a truly uplifting Spring Break from March 9-11 with entertainment from Elgar and the Orchestra.


The event has been arranged in conjunction with Arts in Residence, a specialist promoter of cultural breaks in the UK. You are invited to get away from it all at this quintessentially English Hotel whilst enjoying some of Elgar's most rousing works and learn more about 'the man behind the music'.

The package includes two night's dinner, bed and breakfast, two lunches and an afternoon tea before departure on the Sunday for £275 per person (twin/double room), £299 (single room). The price includes all meals, wine, beverages, course fees and accommodation.

Terry Barfoot, Director of Arts in Residence said: "We offer music courses in country hotels that have been picked for their superbly appointed positions. Wroxton House is a fine example of that as it will allow us to enjoy the experience of music and the arts in comfort and style.

"Our courses are open to everyone and offer a friendly house party atmosphere with people who have plenty in common."

Wroxton House Hotel near Banbury is a beautiful 'chocolate box' hotel dating back to 1649 and complete with thatched roof and inglenook fireplace. The hotel is privately owned by Gill and John Smith who have completely refurbished the property with a great deal of love and attention. This beautiful hotel has impeccable style which makes it the perfect setting for the works of Elgar - one of the great masters of the romantic era.

To book telephone 02392 383356 or email: You can also visit

For further information on the hotel visit or call 01295 730777.

THERE have been big celebrations as celebrated the take off of the first ever flight to New York from East Midlands Airport.

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Customers from the region checking in for the special direct Christmas shopping flight to the iconic US city were treated to an American-style send off as members of the University of Derby American Football team and cheerleaders led the party. and East Midlands Airport gave excited customers the red carpet treatment, serving breakfast bagels and champagne before passengers boarded the early morning flight.

The leading leisure airline celebrated its first year at the airport in May this year and in the short time has doubled its presence with two aircraft and 15 city and sun destinations. Further expansion is planned for 2012 with a third aircraft which is expected to bring an additional 50 jobs to the region.

Ian Doubtfire, Managing Director of, said: "The fantastic celebrations today show how delighted we are to be the first company to operate a New York flight from East Midlands Airport. It is a reflection of how much we have achieved in just over eighteen months since we started flying from the region.
"Our New York shopping trips have been very popular from both our Leeds Bradford and Newcastle bases, so it's great to be able to bring this to the people of the East Midlands. Local passengers have been calling for this route since we arrived and we have responded with a flight, perfectly timed to take a Christmas shopping trip.

Stephen Turner, Commercial and Marketing Director East Midlands Airport, said: "Today marks a significant day in the airport's history. For the first time, passengers from the East Midlands region have been able to fly direct to New York from their local airport.

"We have received incredible support for this flight from the region and we remain committed to working closely with to secure the destinations that our passengers want."

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HOLLYWOOD star, Naomi Watts, Shined at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.

British-born, Hollywood actress Naomi Watts arrived on Hamilton Island to both attend Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, one of Australia's premier social and sporting events, and a special celebratory dinner for her becoming Audi's newest ambassador

Other celebrities to have attended this year's event include novelist Kathy Lette, British supermodel turned designer Gail Elliott, Australian designer Collette Dinnigan, Australian celebrity chef Matt Moran and UK publishing guru Deke Misken who attended with his designer wife, Eve who launched her own new swimwear label, Misken Martinez.

Academy Award nominated Naomi Watts stayed at qualia, Hamilton Island's exclusive resort, joining the long list of celebrities who have also been guests there.

qualia's previous celebrity guests include: Oprah Winfrey, supermodel Yasmin le Bon, Dannii Minogue, Gordon Ramsay, actresses Toni Collette and Mischa Barton, designer Donna Karan, model Anja Rubik, Sir Ian Botham, Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May, Formula 1 Grand Prix champion Fernando Alonso and Formula 1 presenter Jake Humphrey.