Adele shares hilarious moments with bestie Nicole Richie in belated birthday message
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Police respond after woman treated by paramedics dies at house in Rochdale
Police were called by the North West Ambulance Service to Brown Lodge Street in Littleborough
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List of 100 tried and tested must-have children's toys for Christmas
This year's top toys include Power Treads, Designafriend Sisi Doll and the Smoby Chef Corner Restaurant
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Boris declares war on woke with pledge to DEFUND museums that remove statues
GOVERNMENT-FUNDED museums that take down statues related to colonialism or the slave trade could lose their funding.
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Workers on Test and Trace system 'given £140k bonus' despite 'doing nothing'
Around 400 people were reportedly given the one-off bonus which averages at £350 for length of service and quality of work. One person said he was only given five calls to make in one month
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Banned Books Week: The previously censored novels you should read
<p>Celebrate your freedom to sink your teeth into a good book with tomes that were once prohibited</p>
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Cheating wife enlists man she was having affair with to kill her hero husband
Hurricane Katrina hero Robert Poynter was shot dead by Michael Garza after wife Chacey asked men she was having affairs with to murder him in Royce City, Texas
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Hugh Hefner's Playboy Bunnies' grim confessions from abuse to sex rituals
Hugh Hefner's girlfriends looked like they had it all living in the plush Playboy mansion with his millions at their disposal — but behind the scenes it was a very different story
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Detective 'sick to stomach' learning honour killing victim begged police to help
DCI Caroline Goode, who is being played by Keeley Hawes in the new ITV drama Honour, explains how she fought for justice after the chilling murder of Banaz Mahmod
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Coronavirus rule changes: What you can and can't do in England from tomorrow
From 10pm closing times for pubs and bars, to fewer guests at weddings, the rules are getting tougher again
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From money to body and mind - change your life in 24 hours with easy techniques
Feel like you're stuck in a rut and in need of a boost? From our bills to our bodies, the experts tell us how we can change key areas of our life in just one day…
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Coronation Street's Sally Carman struggles to film scenes with real-life fiancé
The actress, who plays Abi in the soap, says her partner Joe - who plays Tim - is too naughty. She also tells of her 20-year battle to get on the cobbles
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Sheffield Utd vs Leeds kick-off time, TV and live stream information
The first Yorkshire derby of the season sees Leeds United go to Sheffield United. Here are details on how to watch the match at Brammal Lane
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Joan Collins' daughter learned about sex by peeking at aunt Jackie's racy novels
Author Tara Arkle on always supporting other women, her auntie Jackie Collins' sex tips and what it’s really like being Hollywood legend Joan Collins' daughter
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New coronavirus wedding rules mean you can actually only invite 13 people
The Government ­introduced tougher restrictions this week and from tomorrow, only 15 guests will be allowed at a wedding, which has been cut from 30 - but some people are misunderstanding the rules
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Violent criminal had drastic career change after 'visit from dead aunt' in jail
Stephen Gillen saw murders from the age of seven and was in jail with notorious killer Charles Bronson. Then an incredible spiritual experience changed his life
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Man United's biggest problem was exposed an hour before kick off vs Brighton
Man Utd were unconvincing in beating Brighton 3-2 in the Premier League and they can't afford the result to affect their thinking this week.
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Israel Adesanya had messaged his next opponent before beating Paulo Costa
Adesanya picked Costa apart in Abu Dhabi to retain his middleweight title and extend his unbeaten record in the UFC
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Wilson throws for 392 yards, No. 18 BYU routs Troy 48-7
Zach Wilson threw for a career-high 392 yards and two touchdowns, leading No. 18 BYU to a 48-7 victory over Troy
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Sunday with Ellen von Unwerth: ‘Spicy shrimps and a bottle of champagne’
The photographer on cycling to the sea, singing to cows and playing backgammon after dinnerWhat time are you up? At 7.34am, for five minutes of yoga and 20 crunches. I live next to a church, and from my bedroom window watch the congregation arriving to the sound of bells.Breakfast? I spoil my French husband with a coffee and crêpe in bed. I have avocado toast with chia seeds and a coffee. I drink mine German-style [drip-filtered, not espresso]. Most people don’t like it – they say it tastes like dishwater – but it reminds me of the country I left a long time ago. Continue reading...
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Amy Coney Barrett should be judged on her ability, not her faith | Kenan Malik
There are bigger issues at stake for Trump’s preferred successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg than her Catholicism“I am not the Catholic candidate for president. I am the Democratic party’s candidate for president who happens also to be a Catholic.” So said John F Kennedy on the presidential campaign trail in 1960. It was a time when being a Catholic could be hazardous in US public life.As expected, Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Amy Coney Barrett as Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the supreme court. Barrett has little judicial experience but one invaluable trait: a traditional Catholic, she is opposed to abortion. Continue reading...
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Class sizes in UK may rise to 60 as schools struggle to cover for self-isolating teachers
Lack of coronavirus tests forces staff to stay home longer than necessary, headteachers warnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome schools are planning to increase their class sizes to up to 60 pupils so that they can continue to offer students an education this term, as fears grow of a looming teacher shortage.Headteachers are worried that a significant number of staff will need to self-isolate for long periods this winter as they struggle to gain access to tests for Covid-19, and that schools will soon run out of money to pay for cover from supply teachers. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson’s second coronavirus lockdown BLOCKED by Chancellor – ‘Rishi saved the day!’
BORIS JOHNSON was keen to impose a second national COVID-19 lockdown but relented amidst fears his chancellor would quit according to an incendiary report.
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Kirsty Gallacher on financial worries after lockdown 'wiped out' work schedule
The former Sky Sports presenter had a busy 2020 lined up. Then covid hit and all her freelance work was 'wiped out' leaving the star 'anxious' about her income.
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Conor McGregor threatens to risk disqualification by kicking Manny Pacquiao
McGregor and Pacquiao have both claimed a fight between the pair is close to be finalised for late this year or early 2021
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Yusuf Cat Stevens on Islam, the fatwa and playing guitar again
The singer-songwriter tells Desert Island Discs about walking away from his fans, and the difficulties of following a spiritual pathThe singer-songwriter now known as Yusuf Cat Stevens has spoken of the pain of his decision to leave music behind in 1977, when he first converted to Islam, and of the difficulty of being used as a representative of an entire faith.“It was a hard tug. I felt a responsibility to my fans, but I would have been a hypocrite. I needed to get real. So I stopped singing and started taking action with what I now believed,” he said. The singer, who first performed as Cat Stevens, adopted the name Yusuf Islam when he changed faith. He now uses both first names. Continue reading...
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Go for gold: a warm take on the smoky eye
Plus, a red lipstick to brighten your mood, and skin that glows, even in autumnSmoky eyes are traditionally grey-ish, black-ish and smoky-ish. It’s a “classic” we’re meant to adopt with ease. Except it doesn’t suit everyone. Variations can epitomise dishevelment (no, not in that cool rock’n’roll way) and make skin look sallow. A more flattering alternative is the smoky golden eye seen at Naeem Khan AW20. The warm richness gives skin life. For a glossy finish, apply balm first. End with a black liner, minimal mascara and a flesh lip. Smoky-ish eyes, the golden route.1. Perricone No Makeup Mascara £25, perriconemd.co.uk 2. Tom Ford Soleil Neige Eye Color Quad £68, tomford.co.uk 3. Milk Makeup Kush Liquid Eyeliner £20, selfridges.com4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Stain £19, harrods.com 5. Illamasqua Beyond Foundation £33, illamasqua.com Continue reading...
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Shirking from home? Staff feel the heat as bosses ramp up remote surveillance
As management seeks more oversight of workers away from the office, campaigners fight for privacy to be respectedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor many, one of the silver linings of lockdown was the shift to remote working: a chance to avoid the crushing commute, supermarket meal deals and an overbearing boss breathing down your neck.But as the Covid crisis continues, and more and more employers postpone or cancel plans for a return to the office, some managers are deploying increasing levels of surveillance in an attempt to recreate the oversight of the office at home. Continue reading...
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UFC 253 results: Israel Adesanya finishes Paulo Costa on Fight Island to retain middleweight title
<p>Co-main event saw Jan Blachowicz defeat Dominick Reyes via second-round TKO to win vacant light heavyweight title</p>
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Liverpool transfer round-up: Brewster move 'stalls' and Mane hails new boys
The Reds are thought to have concluded the majority of their transfer business, but negotiations over 20-year-old striker Brewster's move to Sheffield United are ongoing
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Róisín Murphy: ‘Basically, I’m JG Ballard sex-pop’
<p>The Irish disco queen is back with her best album yet and is as straight-talking as ever. She talks to Roisin O'Connor about glamour, grit and why people still get her wrong</p>
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Visionary or cultural appropriator? Revisiting Bitches Brew artist Mati Klarwein
<p>Aindrea Emelife assesses the legacy of a painter who saw himself as ‘half German, half Jewish, with an Arab soul and an African heart’</p>
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Nicole Beharie: ‘Miss Juneteenth is not about a western ideal of beauty’
<p>The acclaimed film is revitalising the American pageant story and celebrating what it means to be a black woman. But it’s more than a ‘Black Lives Matter movie’, its star Beharie and director Channing Godfrey Peoples tell Micha Frazer-Carroll</p>
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Betts exits after HBP, Dodgers edge Angels following outage
Mookie Betts exited early after getting hit by a pitch, giving the Dodgers a scare with the playoffs approaching, but Los Angeles beat the Angels 7-6 following a power outage in the ballpark
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The Observer view on the formidable career and legacy of Sir Harold Evans | Observer editorial
The truth-seeking national newspaper editor was a giant who inspired a generation of journalists Former colleagues and friends lined up last week to pay tribute to Sir Harold Evans, the feted editor of the Sunday Times in the 1970s, who died on Wednesday, aged 92. Unanimity is a rare commodity in the tribal world of newspapers, but there has, rightly, been no dissent from the view that Evans was the most inspiring editor of his generation, and perhaps of any.A good deal of this reputation rests on his relentless pursuit of a series of truths that were deeply uncomfortable to the British establishment: exposing Kim Philby as a Soviet spy; revealing the full story of the Bloody Sunday killings in Derry; and, indelibly, campaigning for justice and compensation, over eight years, for the 10,000 people damaged before birth by the morning sickness drug thalidomide. Of all the eulogies offered to Evans, you imagine the ones he might have appreciated most were those from thalidomide survivors, including Mikey Argy, who, like many, remained in touch with him: “He thought of us as his children,” Argy said, “and we thought of him as our hero. He was willing to break the law for us… He had total respect for us and we had total awe for him.” Continue reading...
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Autumn’s dark days are coming, but the garden prevails | Allan Jenkins
Everything is slowing down, but there are chores to do, and moments of magic to comeThere is a moment when it hits you, like the end of an affair. There were signs you missed, maybe chose to ignore. The response to your touch less immediate. The magic diminished. Face it. It is over. Approaching winter’s already won; summer’s sun has fallen. The brightest days of autumn cannot beat the retreat. I am ever-alert for this moment. The first day you see the seedlings struggle. When new growth is a shadow of just weeks before. Stunted now, slowed. Continue reading...
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How Sunak wooed the press and sparked intrigue over No 10 challenge
The chancellor held socially distanced breakfasts with key journalists, and his upbeat message struck a chordThe wave of flattering front-page headlines that followed the chancellor of the exchequer’s statement outlining his autumn strategy to tackle the tottering economy screamed out from news stands across the country.What was not known was that the often gushing coverage came after a Treasury mission to win the hearts and minds of national newspaper editors and political columnists at a crucial moment for the Conservative party. Continue reading...
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Blend it like Beckham! How the socks and sandals combo became cool
Once seen as a fashion faux pas, the footwear trend is down to comfort, the grunge aesthetic … and star powerWhen it comes to trends, history often repeats itself, but you’d be forgiven for thinking that the once ultimate male sartorial gaffe – sandals worn with socks – had long been consigned to the fashion dustbin.But last week the man who has become synonymous with boundary-pushing fashion choices – David Beckham – was photographed on his wife Victoria’s Instagram page wearing black slider sandals with white sport socks. Continue reading...
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Arteta explains how his Arsenal side can beat Liverpool again in Premier League
The Gunners have two more chances this week to show they can get the better of Jurgen Klopp's side after wins against them in the Premier League and Community Shield this summer
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The man who texted me during lockdown has now gone quiet | Dear Mariella
That sun-soaked pause in life triggered nostalgia for many, says Mariella Frostrup. If it’s a real relationship you want focus on one driven by current connectionThe dilemma An acquaintance I didn’t know very well from 15 years ago added me on Facebook last year, then over lockdown asked for my number and started texting. He had split from his wife last year and moved out. The messaging became quite frequent and he indicated on several occasions that he was interested in meeting up. It definitely seemed that he wanted to be more than just friends. We were getting to know each other, and I started to think he was a nice guy and was considering meeting. We had a few things in common and have the same sense of humour.Suddenly things started to cool off. In the space of a week he stopped initiating texts, although he did reply in a friendly but distant way if I messaged him first. He still “likes” my posts. I’m completely confused. Do I forget him? Wait and see if he wants to meet at some point in the future? Should I assume he’s met someone else? Looking back, I don’t think I did or said anything off-putting. We are both in our 40s, so I wasn’t expecting this. This is all a bit of a head wreck! Continue reading...
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Turn your attention to Portuguese wines | David Williams
From the cool north to the sun-baked south, Portugal’s vineyards produce a variety of stylish wines that deserve to be more widely drunkDFJ Vinhos Consensus Pinot Noir Touriga Nacional, Lisboa, Portugal 2016 (from £13.40, evingtons-wines.co.uk, millhillwines.com)Of all the historic southern European wine countries, Portugal is still the one that gets the least attention in the UK. Walk into almost any bar or shop that sells wine and you’re pretty sure to find something from Italy and Spain. Portugal – the great fortified wines aside – not so much. But Portuguese wine has at least as much claim on our attention; in its vineyards, from the sun-baked olive groves and cork oak forests of the south to the relatively cool, green north, there is much variety. You can map the territory stylistically in the glass: start in the north’s Vinho Verde region in the north, nudging the border with Galicia’, with the briskest, crispest, spritiziest of white wines, Vila Nova Loureiro (from £9.30, cellarselected.com, woodwinters.com); then feel the warm south in the slickly concentrated black fruits of this pinot noir and touirga nacional blend from the Lisboa wine region.Quinta Dos Roques Tinto, Dão, Portugal 2016 (from £13.95, buonvino.co.uk, oxfordwine.co.uk, theatreofwine.com)A big part of Portuguese wine’s appeal is its collection of around 300 native grape varieties. Occasionally (as in the Consensus mix of the world-famous pinot noir and Portugal’s most important red grape, touriga nacional) they’re blended with something more familiar and international – a marketing ploy to attract the kind of fretful wine drinker who will only ever buy something they’ve seen or heard of before. As likely as not, however, the best wines will be made exclusively from different local varieties, such as two beauties from the centre of the country: Luis Pato Vinhas Velhas Branco 2018 (£16.95, vincognito.co.uk), from the Atlantic-influenced Bairrada region mixes bical, sercial and sercialinho for a dry white that marries pithiness, peachiness and mineral cut and thrust; Quinta dos Roques Tinto from Dão, a little further north, is a herb and violet-flecked red blend of touriga nacional, jaen and alfrocheiro that is concentrated yet charged with freshness. Continue reading...
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TV tonight: Lenny Henry on the story of black classical music
A new documentary redresses the racial inequalities of the musical genre. Plus: Mortimer and Whitehouse finish another season of fishing. Here’s what to watch this evening Continue reading...
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Wen’s, Leeds: ‘Dumplings in gossamer skins’ – restaurant review
A Chinese family has taken a favourite old venue in thrilling new directionsEditor’s note: we have decided that, while restaurants remain open, we will continue to review themWen’s, 72-74 North Street, Leeds LS2 7PN (0113 244 4408). Small plates £4.40-£8.80, mains £8.90-£15.80, desserts £3.80-£4.20, beers £3.50, wines from £17 Continue reading...
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Where Law Ends review: why Mueller failed to hold Trump to account
Andrew Weissmann, a senior member of the special counsel’s team, has written an alarming and necessary bookThe Mueller investigation ended a year and a half ago, but the aftershocks never stopped. A passel of books highlight the omissions and missteps of the special counsel’s office. The Senate intelligence committee report fills in some of the gaps on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Related: Trump memo on Comey firing was 'tinfoil helmet material', Mueller prosecutor says Continue reading...
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Amid talk of civil war, America is already split – Trump Nation has seceded | Robert Reich
The president thrives on division, speaks of ‘we’ and ‘them’ and encourages violence. No wonder we fear he won’t accept defeatWhat is America really fighting over in the upcoming election? Not any particular issue. Not even Democrats versus Republicans. The central fight is over Donald J Trump. Related: Where Law Ends review: why Mueller failed to hold Trump to account Continue reading...
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Dentists fear a ‘tsunami’ of post-lockdown tooth decay
Half of UK parents say their children have missed a check-up since restrictions were introduced, a survey findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDentists face a “tsunami” of untreated tooth decay because children have been kept away from dental surgeries during lockdown.Half of parents in the UK said their children had missed a check-up since March, according to an Opinium survey for the Association of Dental Groups (ADG), which represents practices across the country. Continue reading...
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The 10 best high street pieces for a date night – in pictures
A pleated skirt, an elegant dress and some eco options for romantic occasions – even if you’re staying home Continue reading...
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