Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell have filed their intention to marry at Old Marylebone Town Hall in London. Read more »
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Sir Paul McCartney is engaged to be married to Nancy Shevell, a spokesman has confirmed.
The musician, 68, recently proposed to Shevell, 51. The couple have been together since November 2007.
Shevell is a member of the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and vice president of a family-owned transportation conglomerate which owns New England Motor Freight.
This will be McCartney's third marriage. His first, to Linda McCartney in 1969, ended when she died from breast cancer in 1998. His second marriage was to Heather Mills in 2002, but the couple separated in 2006 and divorced two years later.
Nancy Shevell was formerly married to lawyer Bruce Blakeman. They have a grown-up son, Arlen, currently a university student. She is reportedly on good terms with McCartney's children - Heather, 48, Mary, 41, Stella, 39, James, 33, and Beatrice, seven.
McCartney is said to have proposed to Shevell in New York last weekend. A date for the wedding has not yet been revealed.
The news was confirmed by a McCartney spokesman, who said "It's true". McCartney's brother Michael, 67, was unware of the engagement until contacted by reporters, saying: "It's a surprise to me - but it's wonderful."
The 70th anniversary of John Lennon's birth is being celebrated with a range of events around the world. Below are some of the main events taking place. Read more »
Yoko Ono has asked users of the microblogging service Twitter to tweet a million birthday wishes for John Lennon today, the 70th anniversary of his birthday. Read more »
Ringo Starr has released a brief video tribute to John Lennon, ahead of the 70th anniversary of his former bandmate's birth. Read more »
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein has been honoured by a plaque in London. Read more »
Technology corporation Hewlett-Packard is to digitise and store the private collection of Sir Paul McCartney, it has been announced. Read more »
Mark David Chapman, who on 8 December 1980 shot and killed John Lennon, has been denied parole for the sixth time. Read more »
Yoko Ono visited John Lennon's childhood home and school during a tour of Liverpool. Read more »
Ringo Starr has asked the world to celebrate his birthday with a moment of peace and love. The former Beatle was born on 7 July 1940 in Liverpool, England. Read more »
Sir George Martin gave a talk in aid of Deafness Research UK at Kings Place in London on 28 April 2010. He took part in an hour-long conversation with BBC presenter and author Andrew Marr, before answering questions from the audience. Read more »
A star for Ringo Starr has been unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Read more »
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will give Ringo Starr a star on the Walk of Fame in February. Read more »
Sir Paul McCartney has been named as the third recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Read more »
Lucy Vodden, who helped inspire The Beatles' song Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, has died at the age of 46. Read more »
An essay written by Sir Paul McCartney as a 10-year-old has been discovered in Liverpool's Central Library after more than 50 years. Read more »
George Harrison's widow Olivia has won a legal battle to replace a razor wire security fence around her home, despite objections from neighbours. Read more »
Sir Paul McCartney has rebuffed rumours that Michael Jackson pledged to leave him his share of the ownership of The Beatles' publishing in his will. Read more »
The Beatles' former business manager, Allen Klein, has died in New York City at the age of 77. Read more »