Zinedine Zidane tells Real Madrid squad he’s leaving club at the end of the season
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Three police injured and 20 arrested as Rangers fans celebrate in Glasgow
Thousands of Rangers fans took to the streets despite warnings against gathering due to the pandemic.
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Denise Van Outen postpones wedding to partner Eddie Boxshall as they’re ‘not in a rush’
The couple have decided on a big wedding, after all.
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Anthony Yarde to return in July with Lyndon Arthur rematch to follow in the autumn
Yarde has not fought in 2021.
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Sophy Ridge accuses Labour frontbencher of 'ducking' questions on where party stands
SOPHY RIDGE ridiculed Labour frontbencher Steve Reed for "ducking" her question on what Labour's vision for the UK is, as the party continues to reel from last week's election results.
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Starmer humiliated: Burham says he wouldn't have lost as many northern seats as leader
SIR Keir Starmer has been humiliated after Andy Burnham claimed that Labour would have lost less seats under his leadership at the recent elections.
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Olivia Rodrigo makes her debut on Saturday Night Live and it was perfect
Olivia cements her status as one of the biggest pop stars right now.
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Nightclubs help bring us together and make us feel alive – I hope they return stronger than ever
With the pandemic putting nightlife at risk, it’s essential that we recognise the power of club nights and venues to bring people together and spark creativity
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‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, says Hancock
The Health Secretary said it is ‘appropriate’ to push on with the major easing of lockdown in England.
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What Manchester United chiefs have told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over Paul Pogba’s future
The midfielder is demanding in excess of £400,000-a-week to extend his stay.
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Tiny traces of DNA found in cave dust may unlock secret life of Neanderthals
Advanced technique used to recover genetic material may help solve the mystery of early manScientists have pinpointed major changes in Europe’s Neanderthal populations – from traces of blood and excrement they left behind in a Spanish cave 100,000 years ago.The discovery is the first important demonstration of a powerful new technique that allows researchers to study DNA recovered from cave sediments. No fossils or stone tools are needed for such studies. Instead, minuscule traces of genetic material that have accumulated in the dust of a cavern floor are employed to reveal ancient secrets. Continue reading...
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I fled Syria with just £12 … now I have my own restaurant in Soho
Imad Alarnab lost everything to the war. He never dreamed he could rebuild his restaurants in the UKWhen Imad Alarnab, a Syrian chef, arrived in the UK as a refugee five years ago, he could barely afford to eat. Meals were regularly skipped and a Snickers bar could be eked out over a whole day to help him survive. On Monday, the 43-year-old father of three will be celebrating lockdown rules easing with a fairytale twist: Alarnab will be opening the doors to his very own central London restaurant.“This is not because I am strong or brave,” says Alarnab, who begins to well up as staff scurry through the restaurant, prepping for their first service. “I am proof that if you try to do something good for people, something good will happen to you. This is a fact.” Continue reading...
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‘SO FRIGGIN GOOD’: Critics share first reactions to Cruella starring Emma Stone
Movie has drawn comparisons to The Devil Wears Prada
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Prince Harry 'starting to be himself' - Royal Family urged to brace for 'nightmare'
PRINCE HARRY is "fast becoming the Royal Family's ultimate nightmare", according to commentator Sarah Vine.
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Queen’s relative ‘treated for blood clots following second Covid jab’
Princess Michael of Kent, 76, is said to be recovering in her London home.
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'How do we hug cautiously?!' Sophy Ridge grills SAGE member on bizarre COVID-19 advice
SOPHY RIDGE grilled SAGE member Sir Mark Walport after he recommended for Britons to "hug cautiously" in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.
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GB News will launch 'in weeks': The news channel to go to air after recruiting seasoned journalists
The channel will be headed by news veteran Andrew Neil (pictured), and other star journalists joining include Simon McCoy (inset) and Alastair Stewart (top right).
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Matt Hancock 'does not rule out' local lockdown in Bolton
"It’s not a step we want to take but, of course, we might have to take it, and we will if it’s necessary to protect people.”
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Billy Joe Saunders’ trainer clears up controversy over ‘quit’ claims
Billy Joe Saunders suffered the first loss of his career to Canelo Alvarez last weekend when his corner called off the fight after the Brit suffered a brutal eye injury
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Woman told to leave the house after finding creepy note behind kitchen cabinet
Angelica, 21, appealed for help on TikTok to decipher a rune-like drawing behind her kitchen cabinet, which she later discovered was covering a hole that led to her bathroom
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Emmerdale stars Max Parker and Kris Mochrie hug as they volunteer at Covid clinic together
The duo have been dating since last year.
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Meet the paramedic who lives with 28 rescue cats
Most of them are disabled and struggled to find new homes.
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British man rescued from giant sinking yacht in rough seas after 26-hour search
The man, 40, was sailing to Sydney from Tahiti when his 50-foot yacht started taking on water just off the coast of Newcastle, leading to a 26-hour rescue mission
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Cabbie found dead in his taxi at Heathrow as desperate drivers sleep in their cars in the hope of picking up fares
A taxi driver was found dead in his car at Heathrow, as dozens of cabbies sleep inside their vehicles in the hope of picking up a fare.
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Three police officers injured and 20 arrested after Rangers fans ignored tighter lockdown in Glasgow
Three police officers have been injured and 20 people arrested after punch-ups broke out among the Rangers fans in George Square on Saturday, following their 4-0 win over Aberdeen.
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Life in full bloom in a floral designer’s home
Swans and blossoms abound in the charming Rye cottage of a flower expert who works in filmPeering through the gate that opens on to Tamsin Scott’s cottage in Rye, East Sussex, I imagine the star of a period drama, trailing skirts swishing as she makes her way up the garden path. Barely contained planting cascades across flagstones in a froth of snapdragons, lupins and lavender. The effect, says Scott, is the quintessence of English gardening: “Rambling, luxuriant, a little eccentric.”Scott knows about these things. As the floral designer behind Amazon’s genre-fluid series The Great, or Autumn de Wilde’s macaroon-hued film version of Emma, her job is to ensure that the on-screen flora is “narrative appropriate”. A hothouse jasmine for Jane Austen’s aspirational Emma; “over-the-top cascades of wild roses” for Elle Fanning as Catherine the Great. “Flowers can tell their own quiet story,” she says. Continue reading...
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Challenge bigotry by all means, but outlaw it? I’d rather not | Kenan Malik
Draft laws that forbid one thing online but allow it offline betray a chilling agenda‘Blacks are genetically less intelligent.” “Muslims do not belong in this country.” “It is right to discriminate against gays.”Three bigoted statements. According to a new draft law, the online safety bill, social media companies could be required to censor them. According to another proposed law, the higher education (freedom of speech) bill, any university or student union that did censor them could face sanctions. Continue reading...
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Journalist Patrick Radden Keefe: ‘I’ve always been interested in secrecy’
The American journalist and author on his history of the Sacklers, the family at the centre of the US opioids controversy, and a special night with the Scorpions in UkraineThe 45-year-old American journalist Patrick Radden Keefe has written two of the most compelling nonfiction books of recent years and also created and presented one of the best podcasts – Wind of Change, an investigation into whether the classic Scorpions song was actually written by the CIA. Somehow, he combines these projects with his day job as a staff writer on the New Yorker. His new book, Empire of Pain, is a history of the Sackler family, a dynasty long known for cultural philanthropy, some of which has been funded since the 1990s with profits from their company Purdue Pharma and by the production of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin. Keefe’s previous book, Say Nothing, an investigation into the murder of Jean McConville by the IRA in 1972, won the 2019 Orwell prize.Opioids were responsible for the overdose deaths of nearly 500,000 Americans from 1999 to 2019. It’s hard not to feel very angry towards some members of the Sackler family, both for the way they promoted OxyContin and their lack of contrition. Did you feel that too?As I was doing my reporting, there were moments where my eyes would bug out of my head. I was shocked. I kept thinking I couldn’t be more shocked. Then I would be. But when it came to the writing of the book, it was important to me to keep the temperature pretty cool and to just allow the evidence and the stories to speak for themselves. Continue reading...
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Matthew Barney: Redoubt; Igshaan Adams: Kicking Dust – review
Hayward Gallery, London Ovid meets the NRA as Matthew Barney revisits his Idaho childhood, while Igshaan Adams takes tapestry to the next levelMatthew Barney’s first British show in more than 10 years is all picturesque nature, a 21st-century version of the American sublime. Everything centres on the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, where the artist was raised. Gilded tree trunks soar up through darkened galleries, radiant etchings cast an eerie glow on the ground, and a feature-length movie unleashes spectacular visions of snowbound peaks, torrential rivers, star-shine, dawn, dusk and wolves. This is a meditation on the wilderness, with Barney as a multimedia Thoreau.The film is easily summarised (surprisingly, given the abstruse mythologies of Barney’s great five-film Cremaster cycle). Ovid’s tale of Diana and Actaeon is restaged with Actaeon working as a ranger for the US forest service, and Diana as a camouflaged sharpshooter tracking him through the sights of a hi-tech rifle. The nymphs he unwittingly spies are two contemporary dancers in hideous white long johns. The choreography is laboriously weird. Continue reading...
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The week in TV: The Pursuit of Love; Fargo; Three Families; The Underground Railroad; Motherland
Uncle Matthew and co ride again in Emily Mortimer’s gleeful Nancy Mitford adaptation. Plus, a searing take on the fight against Northern Ireland’s abortion laws, and Barry Jenkins’s masterly dramatisation of The Underground RailroadThe Pursuit of Love (BBC One) | iPlayerFargo (Channel 4) | All 4Three Families (BBC One) | iPlayerThe Underground Railroad (Amazon)Motherland (BBC Two) | iPlayerSunday nights do appear to be dear to BBC schedulers: it’s the jewel in the weekly crown, and it’s just a shame that, correspondingly, there has to be a gangrenous thorn in the hoof, which throughout lockdown has been Saturday evenings. But right after THAT Line of Duty, to get the blistering, gleeful watch that is The Pursuit of Love … that’s the sign of a planner pulling out the heavy stops on the organ. Continue reading...
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My boy’s genius is beginning to show – one piece at a time
The lion jigsaw is an amazing triumph – every time he gets it out of the box. Could the world championships be next?It’s only three months since the ordeal of putting together my wife’s 32-piece jigsaw of Ireland left him frustrated and defeated. Now my son’s hands are a wonder of locomotion, his once chubby fingers dextrous and nimble. The picture of this one is a lion, which he should know because he has done this jigsaw, conservatively, 8,000 times, but he never seems to be aware of this until he places the final piece. Then, my little genius stands back, delighted and shouts ‘Lion!’.When he places the final piece my little genius stands back, delighted and shouts ‘Lion!’ Continue reading...
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I waited five years for a diagnosis for my son
I was shocked to get the news via a letter and not in person, without any chance to ask questions or understand what it all meant.
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EastEnders star Samantha Womack ‘dating’ former Coronation Street’s Oliver Farnworth after marriage split
The pair starred together in 2019’s stage adaptation of The Girl On The Train.
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Government failure on borders put UK at risk from Indian variant, says Labour
The risk of the Indian variant of Covid to the UK has been increased because of the government’s failure to “prioritise the protection of the borders” at a time when Boris Johnson was planning a trade trip to Delhi, a member of Keir Starmer’s frontbench has said.
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Watch: Israel defends strike on media building, says they're 'committed' to journalists' freedom
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Radio star James Whale, 70, confirms engagement three years after wife's death
Radio host James Whale revealed in 2020 that he was also battling cancer, sharing his spine, brain, and kidney cancer diagnosis but he now has a big day to look forward to
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UK ‘allowed 20,000 people to fly in from India’ despite variant warnings
Boris Johnson has been criticised for not banning travel from India sooner.
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Sisters' relief at reopening in 'forgotten' industry of pandemic
When Adventure Forest children's play centre closed in March 2020, the owners never imagined more than a year would pass before they'd be welcoming customers back through the doors
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Matt Hancock insists lockdown easing is 'appropriate' despite growing concerns
A number of experts have issued warnings over the major easing of lockdown - but Health Secretary Matt Hancock says it's the right thing to do
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Turkey eases COVID-19 restrictions but keeps many curfews
Turkey’s interior ministry has lifted a full lockdown that had ordered people to stay home to fight COVID-19 infections, shifting to a less-restrictive program that still involved curfews on weeknights and weekends
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Grieving husband of British woman murdered in Greece to be shown mugshots of 30 suspects by police
An Albanian organised crime group comprising of Roma and other nationalities is believed to be behind the break-in and the murder of Caroline Crouch in Athens on Tuesday morning.
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Leicester's celebration with owner was the epitome of what ESL failed to destroy
The touching scenes following the final whistle of the Foxes' FA Cup final win against Chelsea are exactly what football should be all about
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The secret of how Amundsen beat Scott in race to south pole? A diet of raw penguin
Starving and trapped by ice, the Norwegian’s crew had discovered how to beat scurvy on an earlier voyage. The benefits proved crucialThirteen years before he became the first person ever to reach the south pole in 1911, the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen experienced his first merciless taste of winter in the Antarctic. Stuck onboard the Belgian expedition ship Belgica, which was grounded in pack ice, he and the rest of the crew contracted scurvy and faced certain death.That is when, according to a new book published later this month, Amundsen started eating raw penguin meat – and discovered a secret that would later give him a huge advantage over Captain Robert Falcon Scott in the race to the south pole. Continue reading...
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Fearne Cotton at house that was visited by police over Covid breach concerns
The star was reportedly at a small outdoor gathering at a property in West London earlier this month, which was visited by police following 'a number of calls' expressing concerns about a potential Covid rule breach
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Liverpool FC XI vs West Brom: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news, latest injury updates today
Liverpool have Champions League qualification back in their sights, but know nothing less than three wins from their three remaining Premier League games will do - starting at West Brom today.
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Hancock outlines UK plan to avoid 'explosion' in Indian variant cases amid roadmap fears
MATT HANCOCK rejected suggestions from Sky News' host Sophy Ridge' that the Government would "row back" on its lockdown easing plan, insisting that the Government has a "strategy" in place to avoid an explosion of Indian variant cases.
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Crystal Palace XI vs Aston Villa: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news, latest injury updates today
Roy Hodgson insists retirement has not crossed his mind as Crystal Palace prepare to face Aston Villa this afternoon.
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Saturday Night Live teases Tom Cruise about his height and Golden Globes protest
Episode also tackled confusion over new Covid mask guidelines
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