Hogwarts Express is back in service

After a safety inspection raised alarm about passengers being put at risk, the Jacobite has received the necessary green light to resume operations yet again, following a temporary halt. Running every summer since 1984 and currently operated by the West Coast Railways, it covers part of the West Highland line, effortlessly combining legendary Scottish folklore, luxury travel and picturesque scenery.

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The Jacobite Train is often referred to as the Hogwarts Express after it featured in the Harry Potter film series. Potterheads from around the world have been travelling to the Scottish Highlands to ride the Jacobite over the Glenfinnan viaduct.

Madhurr Mittal to play Muttiah Muralitharan in an upcoming biopic

Acclaimed actor Vijay Sethupathi was to play the role of Muttiah Muralitharan on screen, however, he opted out of the biopic after being asked by the cricketer himself, following outrage in Tamil Nadu. Now, Madhurr Mittal will play him in the biopic aptly named ‘800’, after the legend’s total test wickets.

Singer and activist Harry Belafonte passes away at the age of 96.

The American singer, actor and activist, who popularized calypso music with international audiences in the 1950s, died from congestive heart failure at his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City on April 25, 2023 at the age of 96. He earned his career breakthrough with the album Calypso (1956), which was the first million-selling LP by a single artist.