THE British pop singer Kim Wilde (35) married actor Hal Fowler (28) yesterday in a Hertfordshire village. Wilde, whose hits include Kids in America, wore white, while her groom was in top hat and tails.

Austria's first lesbian wedding took place on Saturday after days of controversy among Protestant clergy over whether to let it proceed. The two women, named only as Jutta and Irene - one Viennese the other German wore skirts and black jackets and both held bouquets of white and yellow flowers.

Margaret Thatcher was so shaken by the IRA attempt on her life in Brighton in 1984 that an astrologer was asked to warn her against future threats. The Sunday Telegraph quoted Marjorie Orr as saying she did a horoscope chart for Baroness Thatcher, a Libra.

Actress turned cook Jane Asher (50) says her "superwoman" image is a sham. In this month's Good Housekeeping, Asher, who is also a novelist, admits having full time live in help, a personal assistant and a husband who does the school run.

Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman has worked for a fraction of his normal fee to narrate one of the most expensive documentaries ever made by the BBC. Freeman, star of Seven and Unforgiven, was moved to tears as he worked on The Promised Land, a five part epic covering the migration of blacks from the US Deep South to the North.