Best Black Friday TV deals 2020: UK offers available now from Samsung, Sony and LG
 Now is the time to pgrade your home cinema experience with savings on smart TVs 
8 m
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Gwyneth Paltrow shares rare picture of both Apple, 16, and Moses, 14, as she visits dad’s grave on Thanksgiving
The actress called her kids the 'loves of my life'.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Love Island star Theo Campbell sues Ibiza club after eye ‘split by champagne cork’
Love Island star Theo Campbell is suing the owners of an Ibiza nightclub after a champagne cork struck him in the eye during a summer party.  
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Jupiter and Saturn to form a ‘double planet’ in the sky for the first time since the Middle Ages
The two planets will create an astronomical spectacle you won't want to miss
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Excerpts of letters sent to Santa
Excerpts from letters sent to Santa that have been received by his sorting office in France
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Trump news - live: President says will ‘certainly’ leave White House as he snaps at reporter in tense briefing
Follow the latest updates
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
In Santa's mailbag, a peek into children's pandemic worries
Letters pouring by the tens of thousands into Santa's mailbox offer a glimpse into the worries and hopes of children awaiting a pandemic-hit Christmas
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Damilola Taylor’s father to scale back knife crime work as he marks 20th anniversary of killing
The father of Damilola Taylor today announced plans to scale back public service on the 20th anniversary of his son’s killing in south London.  
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Liam Gallagher suggests ending feud with brother Noel by going head to head on Great British Bake Off
Imagine.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Coroner urged to reject claims drowned schoolgirl was unlawfully killed
Shukri, 12, died after going into the River Irwell in Bury during a heatwave in June 2019
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Jack Whitehall ‘dwarf joke’ complaints upheld by BBC
Comedian based the joke on a friend from university
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
UK coronavirus LIVE: New post-lockdown tiers prompt fury as Oxford vaccine to undergo fresh trial
The decision to impose 99 per cent of England under tougher coronavirus restrictions has prompted fury among MPs, with some indicating they will revolt over the post-lockdown plans.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Tier 3 is a 'kick in the crotch' for Greater Manchester restaurants and pubs
Mental health concerns in the sector are rocketing too
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
The best restaurants and pubs that serve food in London with heated outdoor seating
Note these down.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Ulrika Jonsson slams Jennifer Lopez over naked pics that 'make women feel awful'
The TV presenter and mum-of-four, 53, said glamorous stars like Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston are doing a disservice to women with their 'perfect' looking bodies
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
England keeping true attacking potential under wraps in bid to fool rivals in Eddie Jones’s World Cup plan
Head coach unconcerned about England’s play with ball in hand until road to the next World Cup begins
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Is Crystal Palace vs Newcastle on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture
Everything you need to know ahead of Friday night’s game
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Utah monolith: First people find mysterious object after frenzy of online sleuthing
Officials are refusing to reveal the remote location for fear of amateur adventurers getting lost in the Mars-like territory
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Boris facing ‘biggest ever revolt’ after 99% of England hit by toughest rules
More than 55 million people will be placed into tier two and tier three measures when the second national lockdown ends on December 2
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
GMB doctor claims 'no scientific basis' to warning on hugging family in home
Dr Amir Khan appeared on GMB today as he was probed by Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard over the new tier restrictions and the five-day Christmas break
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Northern Ireland begins two-week 'circuit-breaker' lockdown today
Northern Ireland has today been plunged into lockdown again with non-essential shops, hair salons and cafes closing their doors for the next two weeks.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Glossybox’s Black Friday box gives you £115 worth of beauty products for £20
They're also doing £5 mystery boxes, which make great Christmas gifts.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Zac Efron 'splits from girlfriend Vanessa Valladares after five-month romance'
Zac Efron and his girlfriend Vanessa Valladares are reported to have parted ways after a five-month whirlwind romance. The couple's relationship is said to have gone downhill when distance took its toll
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
S Korea agency says N Korea executed people, shut Pyongyang
South Korea's spy agency has told lawmakers that North Korea executed at least two people, banned fishing at sea and locked down its capital Pyongyang as part of frantic anti-coronavirus steps
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Best Black Friday deals on sex toys, lingerie and other 18+ products
Get your kicks for less thanks to the Black Friday sales
London News | London Evening Standard -...
eBay Black Friday 2020 deals continue with 24% off a Nintendo Switch console
Online marketplace eBay has rolled more incredible deals for Black Friday - including discounts on a Nintendo Switch console, iPhone 8 and LEGO Harry Potter Hedwig
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
France v Italy, Autumn Nations Cup: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
The Telegraph - Telegraph Online, Daily...
Trump tears into Twitter claiming it makes up 'false trends' and demanding section 230 be repealed
The president retweeted and wrote a total of 14 tweets on Thursday, including several after he grew visibly angry with a Reuters reporter during a press conference at the White House.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Teed off after teeing off! Trump loses it during Thanksgiving Day round of golf
The commander-in-chief cut a frustrated figure as he indulged in a pre-dinner round of 18 at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, on Thanksgiving morning.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Tragedy that unites Damilola Taylor police officer and Star Wars' John Boyega
John Boyega was one of the last people to see 10-year-old Damilola alive after bumping into him at Peckham Library in November 27, 2000 - and would today have joined ex-officer Leroy Logan at a service celebrating the schoolboy's life
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Miley Cyrus: Plastic Hearts review
(RCA)From floaty synth ballads to punky 80s pop, this album’s middling material doesn’t adequately serve this unusual starSix years ago, Miley Cyrus’s Bangerz tour arrived in London. It was as ludicrous and ludicrously entertaining a stadium pop show as anyone is ever likely to stage, featuring Cyrus dancing on stage with a pantomime horse, singing a ballad while being chased by a giant fluorescent orange puppet bird and appearing alongside a 30ft statue of her recently-deceased dog Floyd, which shot lasers out of its eyes. Just when you were wondering what she could possibly do next, she asked the audience if they liked Bob Dylan. The ensuing tumbleweed silence suggested they didn’t, but she sang You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go anyway. On other occasions, she favoured the crowd with the Smiths’ There Is a Light That Never Goes Out, Irma Thomas’s 1963 New Orleans soul classic Ruler of My Heart and Led Zeppelin’s Babe I’m Gonna Leave You. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Former EastEnders star Lorna Fitzgerald on her romantic new role after Abi Branning: ‘It’s good to play someone without any insecurities’
Lorna stars opposite Luke Goss in festive film The Loss Adjuster.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Coronation Street spoilers: Oliver Battersby dies in devastating scenes tonight
It's an emotional day for Leanne, Steve, Nick and Tracy, as they say goodbye to Oliver.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Coronation Street spoilers: Geoff Metcalfe destroyed as Elaine and Yasmeen take him down?
His days are numbered
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Emmerdale spoilers: Al Chapman’s huge secret exposed in explosive family showdown?
Al is evidently harbouring a big secret, but will it be exposed over dinner?
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
EastEnders spoilers: Tina Carter jailed after trying to kill Ian Beale?
Tinas takes drastic action for Mick, but will she end up paying the price?
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Coronation Street spoilers: Devastating goodbye for Leanne after Oliver’s death
Tissues at the ready
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Bags of problems with Dolce Gusto's recycling scheme
I want to use up old pods, not to buy new ones to take partA few years ago, my parents bought me a Dolce Gusto coffee machine which I rarely used because the pods could not be recycled. The company has since begun a recycling scheme, so I decided to use what pods I have left. However, the recycling bags are only available if you buy at least 50 more pods. I don’t want more, I just want to avoid putting the ones I already have in landfill. I wonder if you can help force their hand and prevent further plastic waste?CM, LondonSadly, I can’t. When I questioned Dolce Gusto about its policy it replied, irrelevantly, that its recycling bags are added to all orders on its website. “We hope the activity is a success and at that point we will see how it can be improved and brought to more consumers,” it says. It hopes to make all packaging recyclable by 2025. I asked a second time why customers have to buy more plastic in order to recycle old purchases, but it did not reply. It’s encouraging that the company is trying to make the wasteful process of coffee machines slightly more green, but if it were truly committed it would be taking responsibility for its eco-unfriendly legacy and accept any remaining pods bought before the scheme. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
The British Ecological Society photography competition – in pictures
The winning images of the 2020 British Ecological Society photography competition, taken by international ecologists and students, celebrate the diversity of the planet’s flora and fauna Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Report casts doubt on UK pledge to prevent low-quality food imports
Ministers have refused to sign safeguards, potentially spelling disaster for farmers after BrexitMinisters’ pledges to preserve the UK’s food and farming standards after Brexit will not prevent the import of lower-standard products and could spell potential disaster for Britain’s farmers, a report has found.The government has repeatedly promised that a ban on chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef would remain in place after Brexit, and has made changes to the way future trade bills will be scrutinised. But ministers have refused to sign safeguards on imported food into law, despite pressure from consumers and civil society groups. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
The children scarred by Damilola Taylor's killing: 'It felt like our pain wasn't valid'
In films for C4 and now BBC London, Yinka Bokinni tells the story of the young people who were left with little supportTwenty years have passed since 10-year-old Damilola Taylor was stabbed as he was walking home from the library after school. For his childhood friend and neighbour Yinka Bokinni, who had not been able to bring herself to speak about his death, it was this grim anniversary that drove her to finally break her silence and to return to the place she once called home.For much of the country, all that was known about Damilola, who was attacked with a broken bottle by two teenagers, was the hour leading to his death. Ricky and Danny Preddie were convicted of his manslaughter in 2006. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
How the Late Late Toy Show became an unlikely Irish TV institution
Annual special – where garish sweaters meet unrestrained children – airs on Friday eveningIt is possibly the most anticipated moment in Ireland’s cultural calendar, a television event that draws huge ratings, unites the diaspora and is parsed as a barometer for the mood of the nation.Expectation builds months in advance, rumours about the theme, leaks about participants, sometimes alarm that the formula may change. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Glass houses for sale – in pictures
From a former textile factory in Birmingham to an eco-friendly home in a rural setting Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Don’t snark – this ‘Brexit festival’ may turn out to be just the tonic we need | Gaby Hinsliff
I’d rather chew my arm off than celebrate leaving the EU. But this event may help us retell our national storyIf there’s one thing everyone in this country can still agree on, it’s that expecting us to agree on anything is doomed.So when Theresa May unveiled her plans for a Festival of Brexit Britain, to be staged in 2022 in the vain hope of glueing a divided country back together again, she did so to near-universal derision. What the hell was Brexit culture, anyway? Spam fritters, Rule Britannia, and Nigel Farage leading a flotilla out from Dover to set fire to a few symbolic French fishing boats? Snarking about how impossibly lame Festival UK 2022 (as it’s officially known) was going to be – on a par with one of those rip-off British “winter wonderlands”, which turns out to consist of a drunk Santa and some angry elves brawling in a muddy car park – has been one of the few genuine joys of recent years. But now even that seems to have been taken away from us, with the horrible prospect that it might actually be ... not that bad? Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
UK’s nuclear sites costing taxpayers ‘astronomical sums’, say MPs
Public accounts committee says ignorance, incompetence and weak oversight to blameThe Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has a perpetual lack of knowledge about the state and location of waste on the 17 sites it is responsible for making safe, a powerful committee of MPs has found.This results from decades of poor record keeping and weak government oversight, the MPs said. Combined with a “sorry saga” of incompetence and failure, this has left taxpayers footing the bill for “astronomical sums”, they said. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Nile Rodgers' guitar and a £10,000 prog rock box set: auctions fight for UK music
Two auctions this week will sell off items from Liam Gallagher, Nick Cave and more, to benefit venues and roadies whose livelihoods have been destroyed by Covid-19If you’re the wealthy offspring or partner of a prog rock fan, the ultimate Christmas present idea has appeared: a £10,000 box set by the scene’s current king, Steven Wilson, limited to a single copy.Proceeds from the one-off item will go to Music Venue Trust, the charity lobbying for the UK’s grassroots venues under threat amid the coronavirus pandemic. It is the second high-profile musical fundraiser launching on Friday to help struggling stage crews and venues hit by the coronavirus crisis, the other being the #ILoveLive prize draw: Nick Cave, Liam Gallagher, Florence Welch and Eric Clapton are among stars who have donated eye-catching memorabilia to Stagehand, the charity dedicated to providing hardship funding for live events industry workers. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
EastEnders spoilers: Ian Beale makes a huge confession to Sharon Watts?
Ian has no choice but to come clean.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Hollyoaks revisits Jack Osborne and Becca Dean’s double wedding in iconic flashback Favourite
We reveal which classic episode is up as next week's Friday Favourite.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...