Downton Abbey returns this Sunday, January 5, with the series featuring stage favorites Dame Maggie Smith and Shirley MacLaine. Relive some of Matthew and Mary’s most romantic moments below and please pass the tissues! Stars – they’re just like us. Well at least when it comes to watching PBS-favorite Downton Abbey. Broadway vet and former upstairs Downton resident Dan Stevens said he’ll be watching along with the rest of us when season four premieres, according to The Hollywood Reporter. View Comments Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley (RIP!), the husband to Lady Mary said, “I have absolutely no idea what becomes of Mary because I want to watch it with the American audience—it will be fun. After all, I live in Brooklyn now.”
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — According to an Ambert Alert sent out by the New York State Police, the Binghamton City Police Department is investigating a child abduction that happened on 50 Park Street in Binghamton at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 5. According to the Amber Alert, the “child was taken under circumstances that lead the police to believe that they are imminent danger of serious bodily harm and/or death”. Police say the vehicle they are looking for is a Black Eagle Talon with MD license plate 9884Z5. The VEHICLE was last seen traveling in the area of 50 Park Street. Anyone with information about this abduction is asked to call Binghamton City Police Department at (607) 772-7083 or dial 911. The two missing children are Autumn and Evelyn Collis, both 8 years old and close to 3 feet 6 inches tall. Autumn has red hair and green eyes and weighs around 52 pounds. Evelyn has blonde hair and gray eyes and is also about 52 pounds. 11:19 P.M. UPDATE: Pennsylvania State Police have issued an update on the Amber Alert, police say they were last seen traveling south on I-81 and entering Pennsylvania. 11:00 p.m. UPDATE: New York State Police have updated the Amber Alert’s car description as a black 2015 Kia Forte, MD license plate 9EF0726. 1:58 A.M. UPDATE: According to Pennsylvania State Police the Amber Alert has been canceled and Autumn and Evelyn have been located safely. Police say the suspect is Amanda Collis. She’s a 37-year-old white woman with brown hair and green eyes. She is around 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 220 pounds.
Press Association Jonathan de Guzman hopes Swansea’s two-month break from Europa League action can herald an improvement in their Barclays Premier League form. “I think in the lower half of the table all the teams have been a bit up and down, teams have not been able to find any consistency,” he said. “It will be an open game against them but we have to go there and show our quality and be ready to fight for the win. We have to step up. “We know we will need a much better performance than we showed here and against Hull, but it is a relief for us to have got to the next round of the Europa League and we can put it out of our minds for a bit and focus on the league.” Monday’s Europa League draw could see Swansea land a high-profile tie against the likes of Benfica or Napoli. Their Group A campaign tailed off after their stunning triumph in Valencia in their opening fixture. De Guzman admits Swansea could have had a more comfortable conclusion to their group campaign, as opposed to having to hope Kuban Krasnodar failed to win in Valencia, but feels they can still take confidence from having advanced. “We are happy to be through, it is great for the players and fans,” he said. “We could have made it a lot easier in terms of results but in the end we got the job done and we actually managed to do that. “But really we have to look at ourselves in the mirror. We could have made it easier. If we want to get results we need to pick up our performances. “But it’s my first time in the knockout stages too, as when I have been in Europe before I have been knocked out in the group stage. It’s exciting and everyone wants to try and do their best as we move forward.” The Swans progressed to the last 32 in Europe despite a 1-0 defeat to St Gallen in Switzerland on Thursday, and will find out who they will face next in Monday’s draw. In the meantime, the Welsh club resume Premier League action against Norwich on Sunday. While the depth of Michael Laudrup’s squad has been tested by the demands of European competition, Swansea currently hold a place in the top half of the table. And De Guzman believes the European break can see them climb further up the table and hopefully find a consistency of performance which has been lacking so far this term. The Dutch midfielder said: “It’s a big chance to press on in the Premier League. “We have a lot of games coming up over the next two months and it will be great for us to be able to really focus in on the league and try to move up the table. “It will be difficult but this was the time when we put a good run together last season so hopefully we can do the same again.” Norwich have proven to be something of a bogey side for the Swans since their promotion to the top-flight, and they have yet to beat the Canaries in the Premier League. Chris Hughton’s side have not had the best of starts to the season, but have been boosted by their win at West Brom last weekend. And De Guzman says Swansea will need to show a major improvement from their poor displays in Switzerland and against Hull if they are to take all three points.