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Stella McCartney to design British outfits for 2016 Summer Olympics - Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sella McCartney -- the British fashion designer and daughter of rock star Paul McCartney -- has once again been selected to design her country's Olympic uniforms, according to reports in the British media. McCartney was responsible for the Union Jack-adorned outfits that British athletes wore at the 2012 London Games.

 The Mirror quoted an unnamed source confirming that Adidas has selected her to handle the design work again for Rio de Janeiro in 2016. "Stella has been asked to submit her portfolio for official approval, but has already had loads of ideas," the source said. "She is very patriotic, and the kit will reflect this." After serving as creative director for Chloe in Paris, McCartney launched her own fashion house in 2001. She has more than 30 stores worldwide, including one in West Hollywood. McCartney also has a history of designing athletic wear -- including women's shoes, tennis dresses and tights -- for Adidas.

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The Insider: Campaign for a new Beatles statue for either Metquarter or Liverpool One - Thursday, July 24, 2014

They're already immortalised with a group tribute inside Cavern Walks, albeit one not all Fab Four fans love, but now there’s a campaign for a new Beatles statue in the city centre where everyone can enjoy it. And those behind the plea want to name it She Loves You, capturing the Beatlemania era and particularly the band’s 1963 all-time best-selling hit in the UK. The Liverpool Beatles Appreciation Society has earmarked two potential sites: either outside the Metquarter on Whitechapel or in Liverpool One.

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Two women pictured with the Beatles tracked down thanks to the ECHO - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Two of the mystery Beatles fans in an early picture of the band have been tracked down thanks to the ECHO. We published the snap, which was handed to Stephen Bailey manager of the Beatles Shop in Mathew Street, showing a gig at St John’s Hall, in 1961 where the band seem relaxed as they pose with six fans.

The concert was the first after the Fab Four returned from playing The Star Club in Hamburg and shows the original line up including Pete Best. Sandra Swift, from Kirkby, said her sister-in-law spotted the photo in the paper first and identified her as the girl in the middle below John Lennon. She said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw it, it brought lots of memories back.

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Sir Paul McCartney's teenage grandson Arthur Donald parties at the Chiltern Firehouse - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Accompanied by some friends, the teen looked smart in an olive shirt and chinos as he arrived at the Marylebone hotspot. Despite previously keeping a low-profile, young Arthur's decision to go the Chiltern of all places may suggest he is ready for his own bite at fameAlthough not a recognisable face in the public eye, there is no mistaking Arthur's famous lineage.

With his floppy side-sweeping fringe and brown doe-eyes, the teenager is a lookalike of his famous rock legend grandfather Sir Paul. Arthur, who turned 15 in April, is the eldest son of Mary, 44, and her first husband Alistair Donald. Born in 1999, he was the first grandchild for Sir

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Help Meat Free Monday Make A NEW Video - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To celebrate five years of Meat Free Monday the campaign is looking for your help to make a new fan video.

If you'd like to get involved, pick a line or two from Paul's song ‘Meat Free Monday’ (or pick every line if you want!) and take a photo of yourself with it. You could write the words on a piece of paper; draw them in the sand; make them out of fruit and veg; make something with the words on; do something on your computer – remember, the more creative your photo, the more chance you have of it being included. Feel free to involve friends, family and colleagues too! We will pick our favourites and turn them into a video for the song.

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George Harrison Memorial Tree Overrun and Killed By... Beetles - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In a strange, ironic twist of fate, the pine tree planted in 2004 in memory of George Harrison in Los Angeles will need to be replanted because the original tree died as a result of insect infestation.

From the Los Angeles Times: "The memorial tree in Griffith Park had grown to more than 10 feet tall as of 2013, but LaBonge said the tree beetle onslaught was too much for the tree. Trees in Griffith Park have occasionally been the victims of bark beetles and ladybug beetles, among other tree-unfriendly creatures."

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Relive Beatlemania at The Revue Cinema with band historian Mark Lewisohn - Monday, July 21, 2014

Fifty years ago on Aug. 11, 1964, the first Beatles film, A Hard Day’s Night, premiered in Toronto at four packed theatres. The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave., marks the half-century of this anniversary with an evening devoted to Beatlemania, including a screening of the restored movie and a talk by Mark Lewisohn, considered the foremost Beatles historian in the world, Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m.

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The Open brightened by Beatles tribute - Monday, July 21, 2014

As The Open Championship teed off yesterday at Hoylake so does the fun and games as Beftfair have come up with a new comedy stunt.

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Homage to John Lennon heads to Australia - Sunday, July 20, 2014

A homage to the music, mystery and memory of John Lennon is coming to the Wide Bay next month. 

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Paul getting Out There in Pittsburgh - Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Ringo! Paul and the band recently celebrated Ringo's birthday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Paul reminisces about when he and Ringo first took to the stage together. 

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Beatles wax figures travel down under - Saturday, July 19, 2014
There's the chance to see waxworks of The Beatles in Sydney at the moment. The city's branch of Madame Tussauds is currently home to a late 1960s themed wax version of the well-known group.

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FIVE-YEAR-OLD BEATLES FAN CATCHES ATTENTION OF RINGO STARR - Saturday, July 19, 2014

LOS BANOS, Calif. (KGO) --A 5-year-old Los Banos boy had the opportunity of a lifetime recently to meet Ringo Starr. The little boy's name is King Tobias, and he lives and breathes Beatles music. But his story is about more than just the Beatles. It's a sovereign tale of survival, inspiration and love.

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Novelist Meg Wolitzer on the Beatles' 'Penny Lane' - Friday, July 18, 2014

Meg Wolitzer, 55, is the author of 10 novels, including "The Interestings" (Riverhead), now in paperback. She spoke with Marc Myers. My mother, Hilma Wolitzer, published her first short story in the Saturday Evening Post in 1966, and with her $1,250 payment she bought herself freedom—a white Rambler station wagon.

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Paul McCartney on when he'll retire: 'When I feel like it, but that's not today' - Friday, July 18, 2014

Paul McCartney probably isn’t the first person you picture when you think Ibiza, the Spanish island known for its hard-partying ways. But when he had the chance to go on vacation thanks to doctor’s orders to rest, he and his wife headed straight there. “We didn’t exactly go clubbing, but there’s plenty of it about,” he told Rolling Stone in a new interview.

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Paul McCartney re-releases five of his classic albums as iPad apps - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Paul McCartney is the latest musician to experiment with the idea of albums as apps, following in the footsteps of Björk, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Snoop Lion. Five of his classic albums – Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II,RAM and Wings over America – have been turned into iPad apps by label Concord Music Group, and released through Apple's App Store.

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Ron Howard to Direct New Beatles Doc Focusing on Band's Early Years - Thursday, July 17, 2014

When Ron Howard was 9 years old, he was already a national television star on The Andy Griffith Show – and there was only one thing he wanted for his next birthday. "The gift that I was begging for was a Beatle wig," he tells Rolling Stone with a laugh. "And on March 1st, 1964, that's what I got: the Beatle wig of my dreams."

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Macca uses first guitar in video - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sir Paul McCartney has brought his first-ever guitar out of retirement for the video for his new single, Early Days. Macca can be seen in the video playing the Zenith Model 17 acoustic guitar, which is 58 years old and was the first guitar he ever owned.

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Paper-thin writers! The Beatles have one of the smallest vocabularies in pop music - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Beatles have one of the smallest vocabularies in pop music according to a new poll analysing song lyrics. The Fab Four used just 688 words in their first three albums compared to 1890 used by Elvis Costello and 1748 by David Bowie.

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I blame Beatles' old Cavern Club for hearing loss - Cilla - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The entertainer worked at the music venue as a coat check girl in the 1960s so she could see bands such as The Beatles. But Black (71) has been forced to have a hearing aid surgically implanted because of the damage to her ears.

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Kid Snaps Selfie with Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A young man snapped one of the selfies of the year on Sunday, July 13, catching former Beatle Paul McCartney and American business tycoon Warren Buffett lounging on a bench outside an ice cream shop in Omaha, Nebraska. Instagram user “speeeeeeed_of_white”,said to be named Tom White, writes in the photo’s description “Chillin with my homies”.

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