David Tennant used to pretend to be his own PA to turn down events he didn’t want to attend
Doing so helped him deal with stress.
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European Super League: Borussia Dortmund will not join new competition
German club and Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich remain opposed to the tournament
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Terror officer Neil Basu’s job move may improve chances of being next Met Police head
The country’s most senior counter-terrorism officer is moving to a new job that could boost his chances of becoming the next Met Commissioner.
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Oscars: Most iconic dresses of all time from Audrey Hepburn to Gwyneth Paltrow
As award season arrives again, Sarah Young looks at all the gowns that have earned a special place in fashion history
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RHS Garden Bridgewater tickets now on sale for opening weeks
And Salford residents can get in free on Tuesdays
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Liz Weston: How the pandemic has shaken up retirement
More baby boomers reported being retired last year, as the pandemic accelerated departures from the workforce, but some older workers found new reasons to stay in their jobs longer
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Four summer cocktails for the sunny weather
Garden meet ups just got a whole lot more flavoursome.
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Wild in the city: Get out to enjoy our beautiful bluebells
Little wisps of mist are gathering in wooded patches. In the coming weeks they will form a thick blue fog. The bluebell season is the only time Londoners are happy to see any kind of fog, and it is nearly upon us.
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Oscars 2021: The politics of red carpet dressing and how celebrities really choose their outfits
Celebrities make awards season appearances look easy, but behind-the-scenes it is a totally different story
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Learn to make spring onion oil noodles and other Shanghai family recipes with this book
Here’s Ella Walker’s verdict on a new cookbook that showcases the food of Shanghai
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10 classic children’s books every family should read together
Marcus Rashford has launched a book club to help kids get reading.
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County cricket talking points: Essex rise from the canvas again
Essex found a way against Durham, James Bracey made his case for a Test cap and Hampshire marmalised Middlesex By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWhen Essex were 96 all out just after lunch on the first afternoon, you would not have put money on them being top of Group One at the end of the weekend. When Essex conceded a first-innings lead of 163, you would not have put money on them being top of Group One now. When Essex had three wickets in hand and a lead of 45, you would not have put money on them being top of Group One now. Continue reading...
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Everything we know about the 'chilling' Indian coronavirus variant
Public Health England announced that cases of a mutant coronavirus strain first found in India had been discovered in the UK, which some fear may prove resistant to vaccines
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Mesut Ozil and Ander Herrera condemn European Super League with ‘the rich stealing what the people created’
Ander Herrera and Mesut Ozil have led the player backlash over plans for a new European Super League.
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Universities must do more to tackle sexual misconduct and harassment – watchdog
The Office for Students is calling on institutions to review their sexual misconduct and harassment policies, systems and procedures by the summer.
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Ackley Bridge spoilers: Exit for headteacher Mandy as Jo Joyner leaves role after four seasons
A sad farewell and the end of an era!
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Love Island star Dani Dyer’s boyfriend Sammy Kimmence facing prison sentence as he admits to defrauding pensioners
The couple had their first child, Santiago, in January.
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Prince Harry ‘wants to stay in Britain for Queen’s 95th birthday and has not booked flight’
Prince Harry has not booked his return flight to the United States but will return as soon as his pregnant wife Meghan needs him, a source close to the couple said today.
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Open for entries: London Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2021
Calling all housebuilders! Awards will celebrate innovation and excellence in today’s new homes.
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Woman says she filmed a ‘velociraptor’ running through her backyard
Cristina Ryan, from Palm Coast, Florida, thinks she filmed a velociraptor scampering through her garden in the middle of the night over the weekend.
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Shares in Super League teams soar as investors eye new potential payday
A breakaway European Super League has been roundly condemned by fans and football authorities, but for investors the money-spinning appeal was plain to see today.
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Aaron Chalmers and girlfriend Talia Oatway welcome baby boy 5 weeks early after emergency C-section
It's a boy!
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Ali Carter says it’s no more Mr Angry but is feeling dangerous at the World Snooker Championship
'I'm really trying to control my temperament'
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Man who fell from cliff arrested for murder of woman found dead 90 miles away
The critically-injured man found on a rocky Norfolk beach turned out to be the main suspect in the murder of a woman in Leicester.
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Sparks musical with Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard to open Cannes film festival
Written by Ron and Russell Mael and set in Los Angeles, Annette is the first English-language film by Holy Motors director Leos CaraxThe rescheduled 2021 edition of the Cannes film festival has picked Annette, a new film from Holy Motors director Leos Carax and starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver, for its high-profile opening slot.The musical, written by Sparks duo Ron and Russell Mael, is described by the festival as “the story of Henry, a standup comedian with a fierce sense of humour, and Ann, a singer of international renown … They are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamorous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will change their lives.” It is Carax’s first English-language film and is set in Los Angeles. Continue reading...
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Nasa’s Mars helicopter makes first-ever powered flight on another planet
Ingenuity successfully takes flight, hovering at height of 3 metres before touching back downNasa’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has completed the first-ever powered, controlled flight on another planet, the space agency has announced.The small helicopter successfully took flight on the red planet on Monday morning, hovering in the air at around 10 feet (3 metres), before descending and touching back down on the Martian surface. Continue reading...
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Wayfair’s Way Day 2021 sale is coming: When is it and how can I get the best deals?
You can expect huge savings on mattresses, home decor, garden furniture and more
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Inside story on Jose Mourinho's Tottenham tenure - and where it all went wrong
Mourinho was relieved of his duties on Monday and Spurs fans, players and backroom staff will no doubt be reflecting on where it all went wrong
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NASA's Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet
NASA's experimental Mars helicopter has taken flight
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This Morning fans slam Phillip Schofield over interview with grieving parents
Phillip Schofield welcomed Charles and Doris Clark onto the ITV show, who were accused of murdering their son Steven years after he went missing in 1992
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Hollyoaks star Carley Stenson joins Doctors
Carley revealed the news on social media.
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Drinkers ‘using potties in parks’ as pubs remain shut in Wales
One local said he was 'moved to tears' after seeing the carnage left behind by weekend drinkers.
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Marcelo Bielsa compares Stuart Dallas to one of his Argentina stars
Stuart Dallas is Leeds' Mr Versatile and marcelo Bielsa says he reminds him of one of Argentina's greatest players
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Mercedes reveals its electric EQB 7-seat family SUV with a 260-mile range
Designed to be 'compact on the outside, spacious on the inside', the two seats in the third row can be used by people up to 5 ft 4 inches tall, and child seats can also be fitted there.
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Nasa’s Ingenuity makes history with first controlled flight on Mars
The small helicopter successfully took flight on the red planet on Monday.
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Lorna Brooke: Amateur Jockey dies in hospital after fall at Taunton racecourse
Amateur jockey Lorna Brooke has died aged 37 following injuries sustained in a fall at Taunton racecourse earlier this month.
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Race back to retail parks! Out-of-town shopping areas see footfall at near EQUAL level to 2019
High streets across Britain saw a 93.2% increase in footfall, while shopping centres performed even better with a 126.6% gain.
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Cross-party backing for lobbying rules change, says MP William Wragg
The Tory MP leading a Commons committee investigating lobbying is confident there is bipartisan support for “meaningful change” in the wake of the Greensill Capital row.
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Ashley Cain's baby daughter Azaylia's heartbreaking 8-month leukaemia battle
Reality star Ashley Cain has been documenting his daughter’s heartbreaking battle with a rare form of leukaemia for the last few months in a bid to raise awareness - and make sure Azaylia Diamond Cain is never forgotten
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Rwanda report blames France for 'enabling' the 1994 genocide
A report commissioned by the Rwandan government concludes that the French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide" that left more than 800,000 dead in 1994
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Tom Jones recalls meeting Prince Philip after Duke’s ‘gargle with pebbles’ remark
‘He could have told me to go f*** myself. I’d have said “yes sir, thank you very much,”’ joked the singer
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Catherine de' Medici becomes star of latest historical royal drama
The fascinating life of Catherine de' Medici is inspiring US network Starz's upcoming historical royal drama The Serpent Queen, with British actress Samantha Morton cast as the monarch.
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‘Semi-literate’: writers in bitter row over Bob Dylan books
Howard Sounes and Clinton Heylin clash over their respective biographies of singer-songwriterNo one can dish out an insult like a writer. That’s what two acclaimed authors of books on Bob Dylan are quickly learning, as they become embroiled in a bitter row over who’s work is more authentic and accurate.Howard Sounes and Clinton Heylin have lashed out at each other over their respective biographies of the Nobel-winning singer-songwriter. Continue reading...
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Get ready for mini heatwave! UK turns its back on chilly April and will bask in 66F highs from today
Britain is set for a mini heatwave from today as the mercury is set to hit highs of 66F this afternoon with most of the country expected to remain sunny and warm throughout the week.
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Lovren takes swipe at former club Liverpool over "unpleasant" Super League plans
Dejan Lovren hit out at former club Liverpool's plans to break away from English football in order to play in the new European Super League
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Bolton press conference live: Evatt speaks ahead of Carlisle
The Wanderers manager will be speaking to the media before the League Two clash against the Cumbrians
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Under-30s less compliant with Covid rules, UK data shows
While most followed restrictions, one in seven admitted to decreasing levels of complianceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople under 30 were less compliant with Covid rules over the past year, according to survey data from more than 50,000 adults in the UK.While the still to be peer-reviewed analysis suggests most people followed lockdown and social distancing rules, one in seven – about 15% – reported decreasing levels of compliance over time, particularly during the second wave. Continue reading...
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