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Happy Birthday – to us! Seven today!

Another year goes by us, and that only means one thing, this site is celebrating its seventh birthday today! 7th April 2008 we finally went publicly live to the world, and to be fair its some feat and achievement that we are still here seven years later. (Well I think it is anyway!)

As always a shout out to everyone who has worked on the site over the years, there have been many, as I always say no matter how big or small, you all worked towards what the site has become, so I thank you all personally.

The next important people are obviously Mollie, Una, Vanessa, Frankie & Rochelle, the team at Fascination and Universal Music respectively. Without the support of the girls, their management and record label over the years we would have been unable to bring you what we have managed to do so, thank you for everything!

We would like to extended our thanks to companies who have allowed us to run competitions over the years and give away freebies to our fans! Without your support it would have cost a lot more, and maybe no competitions would have been able to have worked – from official calendars to tour meet & greets!

Finally the most important is the visitors, there are probably less of you this year visiting us on our 7th year than in years gone by, but I know some of you reading this have been here since Day 1! If you are one than really thank you, without you guys and girls visiting on a daily/weekly/monthly (whatever time frame!) basis, it wouldn’t be worth our efforts updating! So thank you! Even if this is your first visit, welcome, and thank you too!

I usually end these messages with a thought for the upcoming 12 months. Last year was difficult, but we had a tour and album coming out. This year, I would like to give some major group positive news but as we all know both Una and Mollie have said the girls are working on their own solo projects this year, so we might have some music .. but not from the group .. but who really knows right now? You can still donate and get involved in Mollie’s Birthday Book! Plus on a personal note, myself and Rosie are running 10k (6.2miles) in July for the Dyspraxia Foundation at the Great London Run, if you have a spare donation then we would be very thankful!

Either way we plan not to go anywhere, as you have read, we have ‘downsized’ the server we are on now, as we plan to stay but probably don’t need to be spending $50 a month (Yes … thats not a lie!) so now my wallet is thankful for the move, but we are fully expecting to spend the next 12 months updating, just even if the updates are on a less regular basis.

Please follow us on Twitter @TheSatsCoUk and Facebook for social media updates, which could be more regular than the website, but anything major and breaking will be posted here. The personal aim for me is to try and get at least 2-3 updates a week posted, but will depend on how quiet everything is! I like yourselves are hoping for an explosion of news and updates in the near future!

Thanks for the support!

Matt xx

Seven years and counting … The Saturdays Fansite – http://www.the-saturdays.co.uk


Rochelle for Very

Good Monday all! Hope your weekend was good!

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If you aren’t content with Mollie’s range for Oasis, you now have another option – of course unless you are male – Rochelle has launched a line with online retailer Very.co.uk.

“Creating my first fashion line has been a dream come true,” Rochelle said.
“I’ve always loved fashion but now felt like the right time for me to create easy-to-wear pieces and include something for everyone and I think working with Very.co.uk I’ve achieved that.”

Jon Owen, Very retail directior added: “We’re delighted Rochelle brings with her a wealth of fashion experience to make the world of celebrity style more accessible to our customers and we are anticipating a fantastic response.”
If you are itching to buy, the first line of clothes will be available from 12th June – This Thursday – with the rest of the collection available from the 17th July – from www.very.co.uk


News Roundup: Una gets lost in the Matrix

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UNA IS LOST IN THE MATRIX!! No seriously, Una is now the ambassador of the new online safety campaign ‘It Starts With You’ which is part of the Disney owned ‘Club Penguin’ to promote ‘positive behaviour online’ and to provide parents with ‘the tools to better support’ their children when they use the internet. Working in school I hope Una can raise and ease concerts of parents of the Internet which is a powerful tool where (in my opition) the good still outweighs the bad!

There is also an Interview the girls did with Harvey Nichols … yes .. at the Liverpool International Music Festival. You can read the interview here on their site, not too much there, just a lot of makeup tips!

Check back later tonight for a video of Mollie at the National Lottery Stars, you can catch it on BBC1 this evening at 10.35pm!

Sorry for the lack of updates recently, I’ve been so busy at work that the site has had to taken a back seat. There is so much I want to do, but it’s finding time to do it. I will get there tho 🙂 I still have a bunch of pictures to add from the Fusion Festival the other week, I’ve not forgotten to those who have sent stuff in 🙂


The Saturdays to appear on Online TV

The Automatic, Sugababes and Sam Sparro will perform in a new online drama about the music industry.

‘The Secret World Of Sam King, a series about a junior Universal Music employee who secretly starts up his own label in the company’s post room, will feature appearances from girl band The Saturdays and US pop-rockers The Jonas Brothers.

From its launch on August 6, a three to five-minute episode of the drama will be streamed on social networking site Bebo every day, in a format similar to other social network drama hits KateModern and Sofia’s Diary.

“Users will experience a truly interactive world,” said Iain Funnell from the series’ producers Globe Productions.

“The drama will be the centre-piece and will be set within the walls of a major music company with characters drawn from real life company staff plus guest appearances and walk-ons drawn from the music industry’s biggest roster of artists,” he added.

A preview of the series is available to watch on Bebo.com now.