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Dave Grohl appears to reveal Taylor Hawkins tattoo in tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer during surprise Glastonbury performance with Sir Paul McCartney
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Paul McCartney ‘duets’ with John Lennon on ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ during Glastonbury set
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As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid
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Wales boss Wayne Pivac keeps focus on ‘good stuff’ from disappointing Six Nations campaign
The odds are stacked against Wales for their Test series against the Springboks
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Government ‘misleading’ over role in rail strikes, legal advice suggests
The TUC said an independent legal opinion undermined the Government’s claims that the rail dispute is just between the train operators and unions.
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Government ‘misleading’ over role in rail strikes, legal advice suggests
The TUC said an independent legal opinion undermined the Government’s claims that the rail dispute is just between the train operators and unions.
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Erik ten Hag ‘surprised’ by Manchester United’s transfer window as Christian Eriksen keeps stalling
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Alexander Blue murder: Victim ‘feared he was being watched’ says brother who breaks silence 20 years on
Exclusive: Alexander Blue feared someone was watching him from bushes outside his luxury flat in Glasgow’s West End in the days before he was brutally attacked in February 2002
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Olivia Rodrigo Brings Out Lily Allen For F**k You Glastonbury Duet Dedicated To Supreme Court
Olivia Rodrigo did not hold back during her Glastonbury set on Saturday, unleashing on the U.S. Supreme Court justices who joined in overturning Roe v. Wade this week.“I’m devastated and terrified,” the Driver’s License singer told the crowd. “So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this.”Rodrigo then introduced the next song: Fuck You by Lily Allen, who then appeared onstage with her (watch the full video above).“I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who have showed us that at the end of the day, they truly don’t give a shit about freedom,” Rodrigo said to wild cheers.“The song goes out to the justices: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you.”Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen singing together.While Rodrigo spoke, Allen could be seen giving two middle fingers.The two then launched into an energetic rendition of Allen’s 2009 hit, which includes the lyrics, “Fuck you, fuck you very, very much / ’Cause we hate what you do / And we hate your whole crew.”Rodrigo, a 19-year-old Grammy winner, has been a vocal supporter of abortion rights. Last month, she told fans in Washington, D.C., she was “heartbroken” after seeing a leaked copy of a Supreme Court draft ruling on overturning Roe v. Wade.“What a woman does with her body should never be in the hands of politicians,” she said at the time.“I hope we can use our voices to protect our right to have a safe abortion, which is a right that so many people before us have worked so hard to get.”More on the Supreme Court abortion ruling:Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade, dismantling decades-old precedentRoe overturned: The fight beginsAbortion is now illegal in these statesAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “We have to fill the streets”Clarence Thomas: Cases protecting gay marriage and contraception should be nextRepublicans make it clear they want to ban abortion nationwide Here’s how the world is reacting to the end of RoePro-abortion rights protesters attacked and threatenedDonations, chants and calls for change: Celebrities react to end of RoeSCOTUS decision threatens right to interracial marriage, experts warnGLASTONBURY:Sir Paul McCartney Electrifies Glastonbury With Lennon Duet And Two Huge Surprise Guests‘Heartbroken’ Lauren Laverne Pulls Out Of Hosting Glastonbury Coverage Following Mother’s Death'A Dark Day For Women': Billie Eilish Protests US Abortion Ruling During Glastonbury Set
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A ‘sucker punch’: Some women fear setback to hard-won rights
Reproductive freedom was one of the key goals of the feminism of the 1960s and 1970s
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Andy Murray finds belief in the familiar ahead of Wimbledon campaign
Murray will start his Wimbledon bid against James Duckworth on Centre Court on Monday and has reunited with a familiar face ahead of the Championships
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A third Tour de France would make Tadej Pogacar one of cycling’s true greats
The Tour always throws up surprises but it is hard to see anyone who can go head to head with the dominant Slovenian It is rare for any cyclist to win the Tour de France twice, which is why it marks the point where a rider is truly established as one of the biggest names of the great race. A third Tour win is different again, however: only the very greatest have managed the feat. That is why the next four weeks hold such significance for Tadej Pogacar.Win that third Tour and “Pog” will be elevated to a select pantheon. The five-times winners – Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Miguel Induráin – are well known, while the disgraced former seven-times winner Lance Armstrong is simply notorious. But Louison Bobet (1953-55), Greg LeMond (1986, 1989, 1990) and the four-times winner Chris Froome (2013, 2015-17) form the minute “band of three”. Continue reading...
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University staff who can’t afford to eat ask for campus food banks
Young academics and support workers at Leeds University are on the breadline as the cost of living crisis bitesStaff are asking universities to set up food banks because they are struggling with rising bills and say they cannot afford to eat properly.As food and energy prices rise, the University and College Union says young academics teaching on casual contracts and low-paid support workers such as porters and cleaners are finding themselves on the breadline. Continue reading...
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‘A mockery of democracy’: US supreme court in question after abortion ruling
In abruptly scrapping the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy the court went against the popular will – only 25% of Americans now have confidence in the institutionStriding from the US supreme court to the nearby US Capitol, holding aloft a sign that said “My body my choice” and “Women’s right to choose”, Taylor Treacy was struggling to fathom how she had fewer constitutional rights now than when she awoke that morning.“It’s heartbreaking,” said the 28-year-old, who works in sports marketing. “The people who have legally gotten abortions in the United States are mostly Black and brown women, yet the five justices able to have the final word were four powerful men and one white woman. We’re allowing more access to guns yet we’re taking away the rights of women. It just seems like we’re going backwards.” Continue reading...
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Elvis review – blistering, turbocharged chronicle of the King
With electrifying performances from Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Colonel Parker, Baz Luhrmann’s whirlwind biopic is cinematic dynamiteFrom an opening that cheekily evokes the dropped snow globe of Citizen Kane to an Unchained Melody finale that had me crying in the chapel, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is a turned-up-to-11 treat. This blistering pop biopic combines the kinetic musical madness of Moulin Rouge! with the turbo-charged irreverence of The Great Gatsby, the Shakespearian tragedy of Romeo+Juliet (with an added touch of Falstaff and Prince Hal) and the “what-all-of-it!?” ambition of Australia. It’s a riotously audacious work, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the king of rock’n’roll and his puppet-master promoter, the latter of whom narrates the story (like Salieri in Amadeus) and who tells his money-spinning client: “We are the same, you and I – two odd, lonely children, reaching for eternity.”“Without me there would be no Elvis Presley,” drawls Tom Hanks’s Colonel Tom Parker (aka Dutchman Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk), a “snowman” or carnival huckster who does his deals on a Ferris wheel and who sounds genuinely amazed that “there are some who make me out to be the villain of this story!” Most will share that view as the curtain comes down on this whirlwind chronicle of a career from which Parker took 50% of the profits and 100% of the control. Yet for all his monstrousness, Hanks’s prosthetically enhanced antihero has just enough wheedling pathos to make us understand how he wormed his way into Elvis’s confidence. With a sing-song voice that is part Elmer Fudd, part Lugosi’s Dracula, we watch him usurp first Elvis’s much-mourned mother, Gladys, and then his idolised wife, Priscilla, in the inner circle of trust, casting himself as Presley’s closest confidant and making him a star even while strangling his artistic ambition. Continue reading...
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‘We jumped in the car as soon as we heard’: Afghans race to help amid wait for international aid
While the Taliban and aid agencies rushed to respond, locals were already on their way bringing much-needed supportSoon after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Afghanistan in the early hours of Wednesday, Taliban officials and aid agencies started flooding in, carrying truckloads of food, blankets, tents and medical supplies for the victims.But amid the chaos of first responders was another group of Afghans - many of whom said they packed their bags as soon as they heard about the earthquake, travelling to Paktika’s hard-hit Gayan district independently, hoping to help. Continue reading...
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Keighley continue to break down barriers with unique Pride event
Europe’s first openly gay owners of a professional sports club look ahead to the latest match celebrating the Pride movementNestled on the edge of the Pennine countryside, not too far from Bradford, Keighley is hardly the first place that springs to mind when you think of the Pride movement. But on Sunday, the small West Yorkshire town stages one of the biggest parties it has ever thrown.A rainbow flag permanently flies outside Cougar Park these days but Ryan O’Neill remembers what life was like growing up in Keighley in the 1990s when he was coming to terms with his sexuality while supporting the town’s rugby league team. “I was totally in the closet when I used to go watch,” he says. Continue reading...
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Emilia Clarke: ‘The best place in the world is backstage at a theatre’
Ahead of her British stage debut in The Seagull, the Game of Thrones star talks about her self-doubt as the hit show took off, her decision to write about her brain aneurysms – and showing her love through bakingOn 16 March 2020, Emilia Clarke went on stage with the cast of The Seagull. Previews had started, and the actor was about to make her much-anticipated West End debut after a decade starring in some of the biggest films and TV shows imaginable. At the half-hour mark, everything stopped: the government had decreed that theatres were to shut with immediate effect. Lost and adrift, everyone huddled into a pub, which was filled with crowds from the surrounding theatres. “My lawyer from America was calling about something,” recalls Clarke now. “And she was like, ‘Get out of the pub!’ We had no idea of the enormity of it.”Events, of course, got in the way. Two-and-a-bit years on, we meet at The Seagull rehearsal studios in south London, a cavernous former warehouse with a skeletal stage set up in the middle of it. Not much is known about Jamie Lloyd’s production of the classic Chekhov play, but hopefully it isn’t too much of a spoiler to say – based on a diorama sitting on a side table – that it will feature some chairs. “There are no distractions,” says Clarke. “We don’t have a samovar. There’s no linen. There aren’t any trees. No one’s in crinoline. What we’re doing could be seen as quite radical. I think it might be Marmite.” Continue reading...
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The cultural stigmatisation of referees is still relevant today | Jonathan Liew
A new novel based on Uriah Rennie – the Premier League’s first and only black referee – has reopened an age-old issueIn one of the most memorable and moving passages in Your Show – the new novel by Ashley Hickson-Lovence based on the life of Uriah Rennie – the Premier League’s first black referee is scrolling through a selection of internet comments and press coverage on some of his recent performances. “Too big for his Fila-sponsored boots.” “In my picture book dictionary under ‘showy referee’.” “The penny never dropped that the match wasn’t about him.” “A Malteser Sellotaped to a bag of marshmallows.”On it goes, for pages and pages. Your Show is a remarkable book: highly stylised, written in the second person and – although based on extensive interviews with the man himself – largely imagined. Yet the most affecting parts of the novel are the stuff we know happened. The title of the book derives from an announcement made over the public address system at Deepdale as the officials emerge from the tunnel during a match between Preston and Crystal Palace: “Enjoy the second half of the Uriah Rennie Show.” Continue reading...
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England face their first Test without Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole
Five debutants could line up against South Africa at Taunton on Monday as England’s new era beginsA new era for England women’s cricket dawns on Mondayas they begin a Test match at Taunton against South Africa without Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole for the first time in 14 years. With Shrubsole having retired from international cricket and Brunt stepping back to focus on white-ball cricket, Lisa Keightley says the summer represents the beginning of “a new cycle”. “We need to see which players are going to stick their hand up and lead the way with the ball,” says the coach.Aiming to do precisely that is the 21-year-old quick Lauren Bell, who is in the frame to make her international debut after being included as a travelling reserve for the World Cup this year. “If it happens, which I’m still not sure if it will, it will be really exciting, a real proud moment,” Bell says. “It’s special to play this format of cricket.” Continue reading...
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Matteo Berrettini: ‘Winning Wimbledon? It sounds crazy but I know I can do it’
A year after he became a sensation in his country as the first Italian to reach the men’s final, the 26-year-old is ready to go one betterSometimes it takes a while before the scale of an achievement such as reaching the final of Wimbledon for the first time sinks in. For Matteo Berrettini it came within a few hours. Having attended the Euro 2020 final and seen Italy defeat England on penalties, Berrettini joined the team on the pitch for the celebrations. They told him they had been glued to the television earlier in the day, willing him on against his opponent, Novak Djokovic.“After they won I went to congratulate them and they were like: ‘We should have napped but we couldn’t because you were playing; we couldn’t rest,’” says a beaming Berrettini. “And they were really pumped, they were really happy for what I’d done, what I achieved. Some of them are still texting me. We are still in touch. It was just everything together, it was special. Continue reading...
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Matt Holland on Ipswich finishing fifth, beating Inter Milan and relegating Man City
In the second of our 'Glory Days' series looking back at successful periods in recent club's histories, former Tractor Boys' midfielder Matt Holland reflects on the club's superb 2000/01 campaign
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Kendrick Lamar's nine-year feud with Drake that stemmed from savage lyrics
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Antonio Conte's bold new Tottenham XIs with Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic and Richarlison
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has been busy in the transfer market, and the Italian coach now has a wealth of options at his disposal ahead of the upcoming season
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Are Love Island week 3’s couples hot or not? Gemma Owen and Luca Bish most compatible despite being ‘villa’s most underwhelming couple’
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Eddie Hall reveals why WWE talks broke down despite strongman’s childhood dream
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‘It’s not good enough to just give us a nightclub and say it’s inclusive’: The rise of LGBTQ+ sober spaces
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Ukraine LIVE: End for 'Butcher of Aleppo' as furious Putin AXES 'drunk' general over chaos
RUSSIA'S top general in Ukraine has reportedly been thrown out of power over the force's slow progress in the Donbas, amid reports he is a drunk and has lost faith in the Russian leader.
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'Cannot get away from this' Boris in danger as Tory rebels plot to change rules in coup
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Fitwaffle Kitchen baker Eloise head reveals how to make chocolate chip cookie dippers from scratch
An 'Instagram famous' baker has shared her simple recipe for decadent chocolate chip cookie dippers - and their perfect for a cold night in.
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Politics LIVE: G7 leaders arrive in Germany for summit with Ukraine war top of agenda
UK calls for strength and unity and says it is ‘imperative’ the G7 and Nato demonstrate ‘their commitment to Ukraine will never be surpassed by Putin's determination to seize it’ at summits in the coming week
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Up to 22 dead in nightclub following 'poisoning' as 'bodies strewn across tables'
Family members and parents were stood outside the tavern in East London, South Africa, shouting to get in and calling out the names of their loved ones as the horrific scene unfolded
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Tory donor John Booth handed leading role in choosing arts and media honours
Move to install venture capital investor as chair of committee comes after series of Conservative donors given positions on cultural boardsA Tory donor has been handed a prominent role at the heart of the UK’s honours system, the Observer can reveal.In a move that provoked immediate claims of political interference, John Booth, a venture capital investor who has given the party more than £200,000, has been made the “independent chair” of the committee that oversees honours in the arts and media. The role means he will also sit on the main honours committee, which considers all awards. Continue reading...
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Brexit LIVE: 'Highest on record!' Rejoiners cut down for ignoring 'blindingly obvious'
REJOINERS have been slapped down for ignoring the ways in which Brexit has benefited the UK economy.
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Boris Johnson news - live: ‘Delusional’ PM wants to stay in No 10 into the 2030s
The prime minister told Tory MPs plotting to oust him not to focus on the issues he has ‘stuffed up’
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Lauren Laverne in ‘very strange early bit’ of grief hours after mum’s death forcing her to pull out of BBC’s Glastonbury coverage
The 44-year-old presenter has thanked fans for their outpouring of support.
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"I don't trust anyone in the block anymore": The apartments where parcels go missing within MINUTES of being delivered
“Some people have noted that in the five minutes it’s taken them to receive the ‘delivered’ notification and go downstairs, the parcels have been stolen already.”
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Polio outbreak is the ‘jolt’ needed to tackle falling child vaccine uptake ‘before it’s too late’, expert warns
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Russia strikes Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in the east
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Enemy within? Hardly... most people see why we need unions prepared to strike | Kenan Malik
Membership may have plummeted but the RMT and others play a key role in making Britain fairerThe Tories love the working class. So long as workers can help them win red wall seats. So long as they can paint them as “socially conservative” and use them as alibis for legislation hostile to immigrants or welfare claimants. So long as they can exploit them as props for a fantasy levelling up agenda.But the moment workers take matters into their own hands, assert their collective voice and take action to preserve wages and conditions, they are denounced as militants and the enemy within; even, ludicrously, as “Putin’s friend”, as Tory MP Tobias Elwood claimed about RMT strikers. Tories like the idea of the working class in the abstract, as individuals who might vote for them every five years, but not the working class in the flesh, as people who act collectively to defend their rights. Continue reading...
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Ryan Giggs' Worsley restaurant responds after some diners left negative reviews on TripAdvisor
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Ban on Russian gold will ‘strike at heart of Putin’s war machine’ says Johnson
The UK will join allies in banning imports of Russian gold in an effort to increase Vladimir Putin’s economic isolation.
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Ban on Russian gold will ‘strike at heart of Putin’s war machine’ says Johnson
The UK will join allies in banning imports of Russian gold in an effort to increase Vladimir Putin’s economic isolation.
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Arsenal boast hidden advantage in transfer race for Leeds star Raphinha
The Gunners are reportedly leading the race for the in-demand Brazilian international but Leeds United are not in a position where they are in any desperate need to sell
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Samir Nasri at 35: Stellar early years, Arsenal exit drama and off-field controversy
Samir Nasri was one of French football's great talents in the early 2000s, but the playmaker's career has ended with a whimper despite some impressive early moments
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Seven players Manchester United could look to sign for cheap this summer as contracts run down
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