Driver named Snape ‘claimed to be Harry Potter and killed judge and injured boy, 6’

Nastasia Andranie Snape, 23, told medics she was Harry Potter after the alleged hit-and-run
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Theo Walcott joins Southampton in permanent transfer after loan from Everton
Theo Walcott has agreed to join Southampton on a permanent transfer from Everton after a successful loan spell with his boyhood club.
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Shrek: The Lord Farquaad scene that traumatised fans – 20 years after the film first came out
Fans were disturbed to revisit one particular scene when Lord Farquaad is shown watching reels of Princess Fiona on the Magic Mirror
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This Is The Effect Of Vaccines On Long Covid
The coronavirus vaccines may ease symptoms of long Covid, new research suggests, with more than half of participants reporting improvements after a jab. Conducted by the patient advocacy group LongCovidSOS, in collaboration with Dr David Strain at the University of Exeter Medical School and Dr Jeremy Rossman at the University of Kent, the study surveyed more than 800 people about their symptoms before and after vaccination. It looked at before and after scores across 14 common long Covid symptoms, such as fatigue and memory fog. Over half (57%) of participants reported an overall improvement in their symptoms, with 24% reporting no difference and 19% deteriorating. However, it’s worth noting that only 3% said all of their symptoms had  worsened, and this was often transiently. The research, which has not been peer reviewed, follows concerns in the long Covid community that by stimulating the immune response, vaccination could exacerbate symptoms.Ondine Sherwood, from LongCovidSOS, said she hopes those impacted by long Covid would be “reassured by the results of this survey, and [not] hesitate to have any of the vaccines on offer”.“These data show that many people do improve after vaccination and only a small proportion get worse,” she added. “These changes might be temporary for some people. We hope that this information will lead to controlled clinical trials so that we can find out whether vaccines might have therapeutic use for those with long Covid.”The research can’t say for certain whether the vaccines ease long Covid symptoms, or if people are simply recovering over a period of time. However, there was some evidence to suggest that people experience a reduction in symptoms after one vaccine, a slight resurgence while waiting for their second jab, then a second easing of symptoms after their second injection. In general, those who received mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) reported more improvements in symptoms, compared with those who got an adenovirus vaccine (AstraZeneca). The survey found:The Moderna vaccine reduced the average symptom score by 31% of the prior symptoms, closely followed by Pfizer at 24.4% and the AstraZeneca at 23%.There was a “significant advantage” from receipt of the Moderna vaccine with respect to fatigue, myalgia/muscle pain and chest pain when compared to the AstraZeneca vaccine. Approximately half of the people in the survey suggested that their symptoms were returning to their baseline at time of response, with the other half having had a sustained benefit.“The vaccination programme is vital in preventing reinfection for people with Long Covid,” said Dr Strain of the University of Exeter Medical School. “These results do give cause for cautious optimism.“Despite all of the caveats around observational data, self-reporting of symptoms and a lack of time control, the overwhelmingly positive response in people who had been suffering for up to 12 months, suggests that, at worst, vaccination will not cause a deterioration for those living with long Covid, and potentially may be of benefit.“If confirmed, this benefit could provide hope for many more, as it demonstrates that for some people, long Covid does respond to treatment, and now we need to explore alternative therapeutics for the rest.”Related...This Could Be Why Women Are More Likely To Have Long Covid‘A 6-Year-Old In A 90-Year-Old’s Body’ – The Children Devastated By Long CovidAnxiety And Mood Disorders More Common Among Covid-19 SurvivorsCovid Patients Are Suffering Organ Damage After Leaving Hospital‘A 6-Year-Old In A 90-Year-Old’s Body’ – The Children Devastated By Long Covid
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An augmented reality go-karting track is coming to London
It feels like driving in a video game.
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Pictures inside £1m all-pink Boujee restaurant
Take a look inside the vast new Boujee restaurant at Manchester Hall - the former Freemasons hall on Bridge Street. The place includes a selfie-room with Barbie boxes and a huge Laurent Perrier Rose champagne room.
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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua not 'definitely happening' as Wilder demands £14m
A long-running arbitration case has ordered that WBC world champion Fury must face Wilder for a third time by the middle of September putting the fight with Joshua in doubt
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Ellen DeGeneres savagely mocked by MTV Awards 'in memoriam' segment
Ellen DeGeneres announced this week she is pulling the plug on her US chat show after 19 seasons following allegations of bullying and a toxic work environment
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Inside story of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder dispute as Joshua fight in doubt
Fury and Joshua have agreed terms for a mega-money fight in Saudi Arabia on August 14, but Fury's old rival may have just wrecked plans for the bout as he looks for a third battle with the Gypsy King
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Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols cast channel God Save The Queen era as they recreate iconic Buckingham Palace moment
They look every inch the punk icons.
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Obama Reveals The Alien Question He First Asked As President
“When it comes to aliens, there’s some things I just can’t tell you on air,” former President Barack Obama teased on Monday’s broadcast of The Late Late Show with James Corden.Obama, responding to show bandleader Reggie Watts’ query about his theories on UFOs, then revealed that, “When I came into office, I asked, is there the lab somewhere where we’re keeping the alien specimens and spaceship?”“They did a little bit of research and the answer is no,” he continued. “But what is true and I’m actually being serious here, is there are, there’s footage and records of objects in the skies that we don’t know exactly what they are. “We can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern.”Obama said “people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is” but “I have nothing to report to you today.”Obama then flipped the question back on Watts.“Unless, like, here’s the question, Reggie might secretly be an alien,” he joked. “Remember in Men in Black, and so when he asks all these questions, he’s deflecting. Think about it. Do we know what he looks like behind those glasses? Right? I mean, his eyes might blink in the wrong direction?”Elsewhere in the interview, Obama revealed the “sexy” side effect of not being president anymore, cracking that former first lady Michelle Obama thinks “I’m a little cuter now.”He also suggested why his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, likely wouldn’t follow him into office and recalled the line that his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, once used to keep them in check.Obama also doled out life advice to crew members, turning a question about post-pandemic dating into a roast:
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Police mock gangster twins with billboard showing how they’ll look after prison
The Cullen brothers are facing combined jail terms of nearly 50 years.
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Oxford Biomedica expects surge in profits from AZ jab production
The company has said a new deal with AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine will also see revenues jump from £50 million to £100 million.
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Vue cinemas head says MGM takeover by streaming giant Amazon would not hurt theatres
Streamers queue up to buy Hollywood studios
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Jodie Turner-Smith slams monarchy for not taking opportunity Meghan Markle gave
Anne Boleyn star Jodie Turner-Smith has accused the monarchy of passing up a royal opportunity to move with the times, which was given to them by the Duchess of Sussex
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Whole families suffer from Indian variant after one child gets Covid at school
Vicky Head, the director of public health in Bedford, has said she is "really worried" about the local increases in cases, which has seen the borough surge to have the second-highest rate in England
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Man Utd's preferred transfer plan to land Harry Kane from Tottenham
Manchester United will likely need to offer a player to Tottenham in order to fund a move for Harry Kane this summer, with the England captain reportedly valued at £150million by Spurs
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Shark kills surfer in Australia marking country’s first fatal attack this year
The man suffered critical injuries following the ‘unprecedented’ attack
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Dua Lipa Starred In An Advert For The X Factor Way Back in 2013
Dua Lipa is undoubtedly one of the country’s biggest starts, but what you might not realise is that she had a brush with fame years before she was topping the charts and scooping awards. Way back in 2013, Dua appeared in an advert for The X Factor when she was just 17, which has been doing the rounds online again following her double win at last week’s Brit Awards.The singer was depicted as a wannabe contestant in the ad, with the cameras showing how her neighbours were drawn to her incredible voice as she sung Sister Sledge’s Lost In Music while hanging out some washing in her back garden. She was then seen standing in front of judges Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, in a fictional audition. Dua was selected to appear in the advert after responding to a casting call, and after being chosen as the star, she was taken to a recording studio to lay down her vocals.“I’ve definitely experienced something X Factor contestants experience. It’s just been an absolute blast,” she said of appearing in the ad at the time.“I was just seven years old when The X Factor started.” While Dua didn’t actually try out for The X Factor, she has obviously gone on to have a hugely successful career.Last week, the Don’t Start Now star picked up Best British Solo Female and the coveted Best British Album award for Future Nostalgia at last Tuesday’s Brits. In one of her acceptance speeches, Dua called on prime minister Boris Johnson to give NHS staff a pay rise, following their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE:Dua Lipa's Spice Girls-Inspired Brits Outfit Gets Geri's Official Seal Of ApprovalGovernment Responds To Dua Lipa's Brit Awards Speech About NHS Workers' PayDua Lipa Wins Big At The Brit Awards – Here's The Full Winners List
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Sergio Aguero: Man City’s Pep Guardiola will not be sentimental in Champions League final
Forcing his way into the reckoning for the European Cup showdown with Chelsea on 29 May could be a challenge for Aguero
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Pub rebuilt after illegal demolition welcomes first customers inside
Developers who tore down the Carlton Tavern without permission in 2015 were ordered to rebuild it by Westminster City Council.
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Abbey Clancy shows some leg as she stuns in leather outfit and knee-high boots
Model Abbey Clancy looked outstanding in her latest Instagram snap as she showed off her toned legs in a minidress and knee-high boots
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Thomas Tuchel is under scrutiny for first time as Chelsea FC boss - he must get it right in Leicester rematch
A week is a long time in football — and never has that been truer than in this truncated season, where fortunes can turn on their heads in a matter of days.
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Man City players had clear impression of Kane's transfer wish at England camp
Harry Kane has repeated his wish to leave the London club and is heavily linked with a move to Manchester City which seems to be the England striker's preferred landing spot
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E-scooters allowed on London’s roads from next month as new trial to begin
Six boroughs have been selected for the 12-month scheme.
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Brexit POLL: Should UK hand Australia a 'zero tariff' deal? VOTE
BREXIT Britain is deliberating whether to agree to a zero-tariff trade deal with Australia which may harm British farmers, so should Liz Truss go forward and sign a deal?
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India variant to be dominant UK strain ‘within days,’ scientists warn
Experts caution the ‘Indian variant’ will replace Kent as questions mount over easing restrictions
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UK jobs likely to keep recovering if Covid easing can continue
Analysis: furlough has helped shelter Britons from unemployment, and businesses are hiring againTrying to get to the bottom of what is happening to Britain’s labour market is a tricky business. There are three different measures for calculating unemployment, not all of which cover the same period.Even so, some broad themes emerge from the latest blitz of data from the Office for National Statistics. One is that the furlough has done its job in shielding the economy from rising joblessness, with more than 4 million workers taking advantage of wage subsidies at the end of the first quarter. Continue reading...
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Piers Morgan, Perrie Edwards and Mark Wright enjoy posh meals as lockdown eases
Just like us mere mortals, celebrities were desperate to get back out to the pubs and restaurants as lockdown restrictions eased across the UK, allowing many businesses to open their doors once more
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Living in Bolton: have you tested positive for coronavirus during the recent outbreak?
We would like to hear from people in Bolton who have tested positive for Covid during the outbreak of a new variant from IndiaEfforts to tackle an outbreak in Bolton of a new variant first identified in India has led to more than 6,200 people receiving their first vaccination by Sunday evening. People were able to queue at a mass vaccination site in south-west Bolton.We would like to hear from those living in Bolton on how they have been affected by the new variant first identified in India. We are particularly interested in those who have tested positive during the recent outbreak. Continue reading...
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Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter in talks for Anthony Joshua fight with Tyson Fury showdown now in doubt
Usyk is the mandatory challenger for Joshua's WBO belt.
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Transport for London secures short-term extension of Government bailout
The collapse in passenger numbers during the coronavirus pandemic has decimated TfL’s finances.
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Brexit: Ministers divided in ‘ferocious row’ over possible terms of UK-Australia deal
Department for International Trade declines to comment on ‘speculation’
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Royal POLL: Will you watch Prince Harry's TV series with Oprah Winfrey? VOTE
PRINCE Harry's documentary series on mental health with Oprah Winfrey begins later this month - but do Express.co.uk readers plan on watching it?
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Who is Ariana Grande’s new husband Dalton Gomez and what is his net worth as pair marry in secret wedding
Ariana and Dalton got married over the weekend, reps confirmed.
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Paris Hilton has been texting BFF Britney Spears during conservatorship row
Socialite-turned-reality star Paris Hilton and troubled singer Britney Spears met during the mid-2000s and have been friends ever since
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Moment hooded thugs from rival gangs fight with giant MACHETES on quiet residential street in London
Video filmed by a bystander shows three people brandishing the huge blades in the middle on Dowsett Road in Tottenham Hale, north London as they stand by the gang's car.
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Prisoner found hanged after telling nurse he ‘saw visions of victim’s face’
Simon Mellors, 56, was being held at HMP Manchester when he died on February 25, 2018.
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iCarly actress Laci Mosley speaks out amid horrific racial abuse for new role: ‘I love being Black’
Laci will play best friend to Carly, played by Miranda Cosgrove.
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‘Balance to be struck’ to protect domestic industries in trade deals
Liz Truss is reported to consider the trade deal with Australia as a ‘crunch point’.
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Cafe toilet to be dug up in search for Fred West victim over ‘six anomalies’
Mary Bastholm, 15, disappeared more than 50 years ago and her body has never been found.
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Is Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua cancelled and how is Deontay Wilder involved?
The two British rivals want to unify the heavyweight division in a blockbuster fight this summer
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Confusion as minister says you CAN go to amber list countries to ‘visit friends’
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Disneyland Paris is reopening in June complete with its new Marvel-themed hotel
Disneyland Paris is preparing to welcome back visitors in June - and that includes opening its brand new Marvel themed hotel
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Gary Beadle says being a dad has 'literally changed his life' in gushing tribute
The Geordie Shore star shares Chester, two, and 17-month-old daughter Primrose Ivy with model Emma McVey
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English National Ballet: Reunion review – rubber-band bodies and a rush of energy
Sadler’s Wells, LondonENB’s dancers use their speed, skill and sensitivity to transform five films made in lockdown into live danceWhen the announcement telling you to switch off your phone is drowned out by whooping and cheering, you know audiences are glad to be back in the theatre. English National Ballet wastes no time getting on stage, converting five films made in lockdown into live dance.The works are familiar from their digital form, but live you notice different qualities and details. Yuri Possokhov’s Senseless Kindness loses its atmospheric cinematography but gains from the the ability to follow his long, lyrical phrases in full, performed with great sensitivity by a quartet of dancers (Isaac Hernández, Alison McWhinney, Francesco Gabriele Frola, Emma Hawes) attuned to each other in perfect unity. Continue reading...
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Charlotte Crosby shares epic throwback photo of her teenage self before fame
Charlotte Crosby looked unrecognisable in a throwback photo she shared of herself when she was only 15-years-old and on holiday with her family and her friend
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Kew Gardens 50p sells for £172 on eBay - and there are thousands more out there
The Kew Gardens 50p is considered one of the rarest out there as only 210,000 were ever released into circulation - compared to the standard minting of around five million
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