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Ed Miliband returns to front line of Labour shadow cabinet
He has been made shadow business secretary by new leader Keir Starmer.
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My 600-lb Life star James King dies aged 49
He appeared on the TLC show in 2018.
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Lego is streaming live building lessons for families on lockdown
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Lord Bath's family feud that tore aristocrats apart after son wed Emma Weymouth
Alexander Thynn, the 7th Marquess of Bath who was known for his eccentric lifestyle, sadly passed away last week after testing positive for the coronavirus
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Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy confirmed as key workers in coronavirus lockdown
However, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told children across the country that the Easter Bunny might not make it to every home this year
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Paul Pogba trolls Man Utd teammate Phil Jones before immediately issuing apology
Paul Pogba has joked with team-mate Phil Jones after being asked which Man Utd player is most likely to put through their own net
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Tesco Mobile offers all customers free unlimited evening and weekend calls
To ensure customers are still connected to loved ones during Coronavirius crisis, Tesco Mobile are offering customers free unlimited evening and weekend calls until 1st June.
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How to make a silent call to police when your life is in danger
The coronavirus lockdown has led to an increase in domestic violence, according to charity Refuge.
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The EU can emerge stronger from the pandemic if Merkel seizes the moment | Timothy Garton Ash
One member state has become a dictatorship as others spiral into debt. Germany must lead through the coronavirus crisis Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“Europe will be forged in crises,” said Jean Monnet, one of the founding fathers of the European Union, “and will be the sum of the solutions adopted for those crises.” What kind of Europe emerges from the coronavirus crisis will depend on the answers given to three tests.First, the Hungarian test: can a dictatorship be a member of the EU? Even before this year, Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party had so far eroded democracy in Hungary that the country would not qualify for admission to the EU if it were a candidate for membership. He has now used the coronavirus pandemic as justification to take sweeping emergency powers, allowing him to rule by decree for an unlimited period. Hungary is – for the duration of these powers – a dictatorship. Monnet also said a dictatorship cannot be a member of the European Community (which subsequently became the EU). Today, one is. Continue reading...
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The football books you should read during the coronavirus lockdown
Our writers pick their favourite football titles, including one by a Dutch master and another on the Premier League’s rise Dennis Bergkamp’s book is different. Produced with the excellent Dutch football writer David Winner, the former Arsenal striker’s memoir is all the richer for allowing Bergkamp to share his footballing philosophy instead of being a chronological journey through his life. But thanks to Winner’s conversations with Bergkamp and the Dutchman’s former teammates and managers, it also contains plenty of great stories. A top insight into the mind of a true artist. Jacob Steinberg Continue reading...
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Daniel James calls for Man United mini pre-season if football season resumes
Man Utd are currently on a break from football after all elite sport was postponed following the coronavirus pandemic.
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Pep Guardiola's mother dies from coronavirus at the age of 82, Manchester City confirm
City paid tribute to their manager on social media, saying: 'Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.'
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Virgin Media launches wifi calling to keep customers connected over Coronavirus
At no additional cost, Virgin Media customers can now enjoy wifi calling - so customers can keep in touch with besties, loved ones and those all important work calls even if their signal drops out
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Man City issue statement to mark death of Pep Guardiola's mum
Manchester City carried the sad news that Pep Guardiola's mother had died.
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Woman with fever who 'refused to wear mask and spat at people' handcuffed
Mukda Juengthanasomboon, 53, was on a train travelling through northeastern Thailand when she started spitting at other passengers after being told to wear a face mask in line with coronavirus laws
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UK ministers accused of prioritising careers over lives of coronavirus victims
FDA union says ‘cowardly’ briefings show some in government putting self-preservation firstWhy are some in government wasting time briefing against the civil service?Coronavirus – latest updatesMinisters have been accused of focusing on saving their careers instead of the lives of coronavirus victims by authorising “cowardly and and shameful” anonymous briefings against some of the UK’s most senior public officials.Smears by unnamed Downing Street sources against Sir Mark Sedwill, the cabinet secretary and head of the civil service, and Public Health England executives show that “some within government are still putting self-preservation first”, according to the head of the senior civil servants’ union. Continue reading...
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Ed Miliband returns to Labour frontbench in Keir Starmer reshuffle
Ex-party leader named shadow energy secretary, with jobs also for Long-Bailey and LammyEd Milband is returning to frontline politics as Labour’s shadow energy secretary, the party has disclosed, as the new leader, Keir Starmer, completed the announcement of his shadow cabinet.As well as the return of the former leader, who stood down in 2015, David Lammy, the MP for Tottenham who has campaigned for justice for the Windrush victims, has been promoted to shadow justice secretary. Lord Falconer, the former solicitor general who was closely associated with Tony Blair’s government, will return to the shadow cabinet as shadow attorney general. Continue reading...
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Pep Guardiola's mother dies aged 82 after contracting coronavirus
Manchester City confirm manager’s loss in tweetGuardiola donated €1m to Spain’s fight against Covid-19Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrió, has died after contracting coronavirus, Manchester City have announced.On Monday the club tweeted: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old. Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.” Continue reading...
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Man Utd defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka names his toughest opponent
Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been speaking about his debut season at the club
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What is Quibi? Netflix rival launches with superstar names like Spielberg and Witherspoon
A phone-first streaming service with no show longer than 10 minutes
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What I Binge: Z Nation’s Kellita Smith on getting obsessed with The OA and keeping laughing during coronavirus self-isolation
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Chelsea join with charity Refuge to raise funds to support domestic abuse victims during coronavirus lockdown
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Coronavirus Austria: When did the country enter lockdown and how many Covid-19 cases does it have?
The country is expected to ease its lockdown measures this month.
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Grandfather-of-ten dies after falling from a second-floor window at a Sunderland hospital
Grandfather-of-ten Edward Cockburn, 82, died after he fell from a second-story window at Sunderland Royal Hospital. He was being treated for pneumonia and it is unclear how he fell.
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The Open 2020 cancelled as a result of coronavirus pandemic
R&A opt to cancel rather than rearranging July’s Open 2020 host Royal St George’s will instead hold event in 2021The R&A has taken the unprecedented non-wartime step of cancelling this year’s Open Championship. The 149th edition of golf oldest major, due to be held at Royal St George’s in Kent from 16 July, will instead take place at the same venue, near Sandwich, in 2021. This will mark the first time since 1945 there has been no Open in a calendar year.“It has been necessary to cancel the championship based on guidance from the UK Government, the health authorities, public services and the R&A’s advisers,” read a statement. Continue reading...
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Student shells out $3,000 to become real-life mermaid after being inspired by childhood meeting with Disney princess Ariel
Corrine Hinton, 22, has shelled out at least $3,000 on mermaid costumes to build herself a 'double life' as Mermaid Corrine.
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s mother passes away after contracting coronavirus
Dolors Sala Carrio, 82, died in Barcelona on Monday.
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The Open is cancelled for the first time since World War II amid coronavirus outbreak
The Open has joined the list of major sporting events that have been called off following the coronavirus outbreak. The event was set to begin on July 16 at Royal St George's in Kent.
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JK Rowling 'Completely Recovered' After Showing 'All Symptoms' Of Coronavirus
JK Rowling has thanked fans for their messages of support after revealing she’d been experiencing symptoms of coronavirus for the last two weeks.On Monday, the Harry Potter author tweeted a video to her 14.5 million followers of a doctor at Queens hospital, Romford, demonstrating breathing techniques intended to help those showing symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.Alongside the clip, the 54-year-old revealed that for the last two weeks she’d shown “all symptoms” of coronavirus, and did the exercises in the video on the advice of her husband, who is a doctor.“I’m fully recovered & technique helped a lot,” she explained.She also stated that while she had shown symptoms, she had not been tested for coronavirus.An hour later, she added: “Thank you for your kind and lovely messages! I really am completely recovered and wanted to share a technique that’s recommended by doctors, costs nothing, has no nasty side effects but could help you/your loved ones a lot, as it did me.“Stay safe, everyone.”Please watch this doc from Queens Hospital explain how to relieve respiratory symptoms. For last 2 weeks I've had all symptoms of C19 (tho haven't been tested) & did this on doc husband's advice. I'm fully recovered & technique helped a lot.https://t.co/xo8AansUvc via @YouTube— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 6, 2020Thank you for your kind and lovely messages! I really am completely recovered and wanted to share a technique that’s recommended by doctors, costs nothing, has no nasty side effects but could help you/your loved ones a lot, as it did me. Stay safe, everyone x— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 6, 2020Rowling announced last week that she was launching a new website titled Harry Potter At Home, full of activities for fans of the franchise to get stuck into while on lockdown.She tweeted at the time: “Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch HarryPotterAtHome.com”Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch https://t.co/cPg0dZpexBpic.twitter.com/i0ZjTplVoU— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 1, 2020A synopsis on the website explains: “Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied – including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world.“We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!”READ MORE: JK Rowling Faces Backlash After Support For Woman Fired Over Transgender Comments Why Dame Maggie Smith Did Not Find Harry Potter And Downton Abbey Roles 'Satisfying' Harry Potter Fans Horrified By Grim Pottermore Tweet About Hogwarts Plumbing
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Vandalism of 5G masts over 'crazed' coronavirus theory 'putting lives at risk'
Number 10 said the idea that 5G signals caused coronavirus was a "crazed conspiracy theory" - and warned vandalism of masts was putting lives at risk because they're relied upon by emergency responders
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Coronavirus: The Open 2020 cancelled and will return to Sandwich in 2021
The 149th Open Championship has been cancelled for 2020 but the tournament will return to Royal St George's, Sandwich in July 2021, The R and A have announced.
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The Open Championship 2020 cancelled amid coronavirus crisis
The 149th Open will not take part this year and will instead be played at Royal St George's in July next year
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Pep Guardiola's mother dies from coronavirus
The mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died after contracting coronavirus, aged 82.
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At least 20 UK phone masts vandalised over false 5G coronavirus claims
Industry body assures people in open letter there is no link between 5G and pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt least 20 mobile phone masts across the UK are believed to have been torched or otherwise vandalised since Thursday, according to government and industry sources who are increasingly concerned about the impact of baseless theories linking coronavirus to 5G networks.There have been noticeable clusters of attacks on masts around Liverpool and the West Midlands. Owing to the slow rollout of 5G in the UK, many of the masts that have been vandalised did not contain the technology and the attacks merely damaged 3G and 4G equipment. Continue reading...
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James Arthur debuts shaved head as donates five grand to NHS amid coronavirus
The singer told that he'd shaved his head as the 'pure cabin fever' got to him, and decided to mark the occasion by giving £5,000 to help out the NHS during the coronavirus outbreak
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England manager Gareth Southgate to take 30 per cent wage cut slashing his £3m salary
The England boss will see his £3m salary cut over the next three months, sacrificing £225,000, with England Women's manager Phil Neville and Under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd also impacted
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Student, 23, speaks of her grief after her fiance, 33, was stabbed to death
EXCSUSIVE: Madalina Anghel, 23, from Newham, East London and Tudor Simionov, 33, planned to tie the knot in 2019, but the bouncer was stabbed to death while working on New Year's Eve.
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Khan confirms 10 TfL staff dead from COVID-19 after claiming 'no risk' of catching on tube
SADIQ KHAN has come under fire after it has emerged that 10 public transport workers have died in the capital despite the Mayor assuring Londoners at the start of March that there was "no risk" of catching coronavirus on buses or trains.
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Three high-flying British lawyers working for UAE's rulers 'threatened political prisoner'
Neil Gerrard, Caroline Black and David Hughes allegedly terrorised Karam al-Sadeq (pictured) when he was in solitary confinement in a prison in Ras al-Khaimah.
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Coronavirus patients lay motionless in harrowing scenes on frontline of crisis
Images from Bordeaux University Hospital in France show medics treating coronavirus patients who lay motionless and are hooked up to machines that are keeping them alive
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Mass anti-body coronavirus test 'is at least a month away' warns top professor
Professor Sir John Bell, from Oxford University, has warned that a mass antibody test is at least a month away. The tests will hopefully be able tell people whether they have had coronavirus virus and can get back to normal life
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Before Therapy, I Don’t Know How I Would Have Got Through This Pandemic
In the mix of all this illness, isolation and turmoil we’re all experiencing right now, I’m scared of drifting. Not drifting harmlessly like birthday balloons against a blue sky – I’m chatting about a self-destructive drift through the storm we’re struggling to navigate, back towards the darkest recesses of my mind.Thankfully, through what some might describe as divine intervention, or a proper slice of Donald Duck, I feel far better equipped to cope with what could be an impossibly challenging time than I would’ve done a couple of months back.See, I’m coming to the end of a course of eight sessions of therapy provided by the superhuman, work-magic-against-all-odds NHS. If we’re keeping it real, these sessions commenced after an obscene year-long wait, off the back of a suicide attempt. I’ve got the Tories, currently ‘putting aside ideology’ and conceding socialism works in the fight against coronavirus to thank for decimating mental health funding in my manor and keeping me waiting. Nonetheless, I made it to February and my first appointment with my therapist, keeping myself afloat in the interim through a questionable mix of sport and self-medicating. My head was swimming with expectations and worries while I waited to be called in to see ‘Ian’, hoping he’d be more like McShane or Wright than Ian Beale. Our first couple of sessions were undoubtedly the most gruelling – fifty minutes of solid crying does take its tollOur first couple of sessions were undoubtedly the most gruelling – fifty minutes of solid crying does take its toll. We explored the existential anxiety that has gripped me since I was a child, and considered the healing balm of life’s simple pleasures: warm coffee, music, a good book. Ian helped me understand that I held a lot of trauma. We traced a line of intergenerational trauma, from my great grandparents escaping the Armenian genocide, my great grandmother’s suicide, my grandfather’s alcoholism and my dad’s gambling addiction, through to me being in a right pickle.We unpicked the more immediate traumas too: the things I saw and did on the roads as a turbulent teenager. How powerless I felt when my little brother was diagnosed with cancer. How I am grieving the tiny deaths, the ones which my dad suffers every day as dementia steadily spirits away his essence. The injustice I feel while I care for my old man, knowing I’ll never resolve the issues I have with him because of the nature of his illness.What became quickly apparent was that the compassion I have for other people – my work with vulnerable children and young people, my writing about how dirty this damn world is, and the amount of responsibility I shoulder with my family while simultaneously feeling like I’m never doing enough – is counterbalanced by the distinct lack of compassion I have for myself. My self-criticism often collapses into brutal self-loathing. So self-compassion and self-care became a mantra in our sessions. Not self-care in the form of large kebabs and a skinful of pints to wash away a stressful week, more lasting strategies for self-compassion. Like, how I can look after myself when facing the situations which generally trigger my flair for cussing myself to the point of annihilation.In these harsh circumstances, I know I’m lucky. Our sessions were five deep when the pandemic forced us to switch from face-to-face to telephone appointmentsAnd this is why I feel an incredible sense of gratitude towards Ian. By subtly guiding me towards not being so bloody hard on myself, I feel surprisingly able to cope with the altered reality we are all living through. I’ve been separated from the children I support. I’ve been separated from my family, for whom I do a huge amount of caring. By posting resources online for those children, I’m doing all I can do – and that is enough. By dropping bags of shopping on my parents’ doorstep, and staring at my dad’s forehead while he wrestles with the complexities of FaceTime, I’m doing all I can do – and that is enough.In these harsh circumstances, I know I’m lucky. Our sessions were five deep when the pandemic forced us to switch from face-to-face to telephone appointments. During those five exhausting yet ultimately transformative sessions, we established a flow and vibe to our conversations. I learned Ian has great taste in music, casually dropping criminally underrated hip-hop duo 808INK into a brief aside about who we enjoy listening to. He sent me James Baldwin quotes after we spoke about our mutual admiration for the great man. Probably more important than clocking Ian wasn’t a cultural wasteman was that sitting in-front of him while I bared my soul established a foundational trust, and this meant the transition to telephone therapy was pretty flipping easy. I think I’d have found it very difficult to catch a vibe and build that trust had my sessions commenced a month later than they eventually did, and the corona context meant they kicked off with fifty minutes of crying to an unfamiliar voice on the other line. For me, the physical distance would have undermined the healing power of the great work we did.Without doubt, this prolonged period of social distancing, struggle and uncertainty will impact our collective mental health, and more and more of us will require therapeutic interventions over the coming months. The Tories had made sure our wonderful NHS was at breaking point before the global crisis, with funding for mental health taking an exceptional kicking. Now, as Boris and co. scramble from their sickbeds to keep our health service from sinking beneath the weight of an unimaginable crisis, I really hope a good chunk of that £330billion plucked from the heavens is going towards allowing therapists like my main man Ian to do all they can do – and that will be enough.“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced” – James BaldwinHave a compelling personal story you want to tell? Find out what we’re looking for here, and pitch us on ukpersonal@huffpost.comMore from HuffPost UK Personal I’m A Medical Student Volunteering On The NHS Frontline. Here’s What It’s Like I Was A Young Jobseeker Before Coronavirus. I’m Worried I’ll Never Get Back On My Feet Our Lockdown Obsession With Food And Exercise Is Especially Hard For Those With An Eating Disorder
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Man City announce Pep Guardiola's mother has died from coronavirus
Manchester City released a statement via their Twitter account to confirm manager Pep Guardiola's mother had died in Barcelona after contracting coronavirus, aged 82
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George Osborne says Boris wouldn’t be in hospital unless it was serious
The Prime Minister is in hospital with Covid-19.
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Ed Miliband RETURNS to Labour's top team as new leader Keir Starmer unveils new-look shadow cabinet
Mr Miliband has been brought back as shadow business secretary as Sir Keir announced a second wave of changes after replacing Jeremy Corbyn.
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Police called to deal with drivers parking under M60 bridge to visit park
Police were called out to reports of a number of people driving to Sale Water Park
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