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Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-order live now – Argos and more in stock
Pre-orders for the next gen Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have started in the UK but you’ll have to be quick if you want to nab one.
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Kelly Clarkson want to protect her children’s ‘little hearts’ as she publicly addresses unexpected divorce
Kelly opened up during the season two premiere of her chat show.
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Liverpool star James Milner makes vow after reaching milestone in Chelsea win
Liverpool star James Milner made his 150th appearance for the Premier League champions when he came off the bench in their 2-0 win over Chelsea – and has vowed to make ‘the next 150’
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Coronavirus spike pauses plans to allow fans back to sport stadiums from October 1
<p>The  Cabinet Office Minister has confirmed spectators will not be allowed to return to stadiums and venues next month</p>
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Plans to bring back live sport spectators from October 1 axed amid Covid surge
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said the plans will be 'paused' as Boris Johnson outlines a string of restrictions in a Commons speech and TV address to the nation
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Inside Politics: Boris Johnson to announce 10pm pub curfew
<p>The prime minister is preparing to move the country further towards a second lockdown, despite Tory backbench disquiet about creeping ‘authoritarianism’, writes Adam Forrest</p>
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Chickens die ‘deformed and in pain’ at farms which supply Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Lidl
An animal welfare charity obtained video which appears to show chickens in severe pain and in a poor condition.
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Leyton Orient vs Tottenham Hotspur kick-off, TV and live stream information
League Two Leyton Orient welcome Spurs to East London on Tuesday in the third round of the Carabao Cup. Here's how to watch the match between Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur
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Ribena trials paper straws on cartons for the first time
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As rich nations struggle, Africa's virus response is praised
The coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships
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Luton vs Man Utd kick-off time, TV and live stream information
Manchester United's go to Luton for their Carabao Cup third round tie. Here's how to watch the match and what time it starts
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Young Afghan women, men practice whiling Sufi dance together
A group of young Afghans – both women and men – is coming together in the war-torn capital to practice a mystical Sufi Islamic dance
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Jackie Stallone death: Celebrity astrologist and mother of Sylvester Stallone dies aged 98
<p>‘She was a remarkable woman… full of spunk and fearless,’ wrote her son</p>
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The Latest: India confirms over 75,00 new coronavirus cases
India has confirmed over 75,000 new coronavirus cases and more than 1,000 deaths in the past 24 hours
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Piers Morgan clashes with Dr Hilary Jones as he points out flaw in 10pm curfew
The pair appeared on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain and were discussing Boris Johnson's latest plans
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Government U-Turns On 'Return To Office' Guidance Amid Fresh Covid Measures
Michael Gove said there will be a “shift in emphasis” on the government’s push for people to return to offices – which will now be on not doing it.Speaking to Sky News on Tuesday morning, the cabinet office minister said: “If it is possible for people to work from home then we would encourage them to do so.” Should we begin to work from home again?"If it is possible for people to work from home, then we'd encourage them to do so," says Cabinet Office Minister @michaelgove.But Mr Gove adds that those who cannot do so should still go to "COVID-secure" workplaces. DC#KayBurleypic.twitter.com/ql0UuWPPZo— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) September 22, 2020The new “emphasis” comes as the government announces a number of new restrictions in light of an increase in coronavirus cases.Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will be ordered to close by 10pm each night from Thursday and Boris Johnson will address the nation on Tuesday evening.Gove said the government was taking “reluctant steps” with the new coronavirus measures, but added that they are “absolutely necessary”.“There will be more details that the prime minister will spell out, and again, one of the points that he’ll make is that no one wants to do these things, no one wants to take these steps.“They are reluctant steps that we’re taking, but they are absolutely necessary.“Because as we were reminded yesterday, and as you’ve been reporting, the rate of infection is increasing, the number of people going to hospital is increasing, and therefore we need to act.”Related... PM's 'Go Into The Office' Plan In Chaos As Staff Told To Bring Food From Home
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Sylvester Stallone's mother Jackie passes away in her sleep at the age of 98
Sylvester Stallone's mother Jackie has passed away at the age of 98, as confirmed by her youngest son Frank.
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Racism in schools has ‘increased during lockdown’
Almost a third of young people have heard someone be racist at school.
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Freshers pack bars for last night of late drinking ahead of 10pm curfew
New university students managed to pack in some freshers' events ahead of a 10pm curfew on pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce later this week
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Mulan: why it was a missed opportunity to create a strong Asian woman on screen
In casting waif-like Liu Yifei in its live-action remake, Disney squandered its chance to show a Chinese audience that girls can be both beautiful and toughAs a child who grew up in China with little exposure to Disney until I was eight, the idea of a princess marrying a prince and living happily ever after was something entirely foreign. I was more familiar with the fox and snake spirits in Chinese folklore that transformed into beautiful women and sorceresses, and the cross-dressing heroines of wuxia martial-arts TV shows of the 90s.It’s no surprise, then, that Disney’s 1998 film Mulan was more relatable than Sleeping Beauty. Mulan was not only Chinese but had a mission greater than marriage – to save her father and country – and she didn’t need saving herself. For Disney, she was the first “non-princess” who did not end up marrying a prince. It was a mortal’s story: there were no spells or supernatural forces to help her fight her battles, and she did not levitate off rooftops like the wuxia women. Her only celestial remedy was a plump, cheering squad of ancestor spirits and a funny little serpent called Mushu. Continue reading...
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I could lose my child if Covid closes her special needs school again | Beverley Cohen
Parents like me need more help. I couldn’t cope with having my severely disabled daughter back at home full time Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLike most parents, I love my child with all my heart. Unlike most parents, if there’s a Covid-19 case at her school and it has to close again, I could lose her.My daughter Liora Sangeeta is 14, she has complex needs: epilepsy that medication can’t control, a chronic kidney condition and autism. Liora can’t speak and she’s doubly incontinent. She also has a habit of hitting her own head with her fists, as hard as she can, raising big bumps and sometimes blood. She’s under the care of Great Ormond Street hospital and needs medication 15 times per day. Continue reading...
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'Video games are a great place for politics': meet India's modern satirists
Studio Oleomingus create surreal games that unpick India’s thorny past – and take aim at its chaotic presentIn Gujarat, a tiny independent studio is drawing on India’s rich literary history to create surreal games that flow like visual poems, evoking decades of colonial literature and folk theatre to draw attention to the politics of today. Through fantastical environments where buildings and oversized monuments are made of rubber sandals and toothpaste tubes, Studio Oleomingus – made up of writer/artist Dhruv Jani and programmer Sushant Chakraborty, with help from another programmer, Vivek Savsaiya – crafts interactive stories that cast a playful light on India’s complicated past and present.“We find video games to be excellent spaces for political discourse,” Jani tells me over Skype. “The government is hardly bothered about something as ‘trivial’ as video games, and they also give you a lot of room to think and ponder complex ideas.” Continue reading...
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Jamaican director of UCL's slavery research centre: British racism is 'clear and sharp'
The UK continues the fiction that racial exploitation is in the past, says Matthew Smith. He hopes his London appointment will help change thatMatthew Smith did not plan to quit Jamaica. Until last year the historian, who previously headed the history and archaeology department of the University of the West Indies at Mona, near Kingston, had made a point of staying. “I wanted my career to be an example that you don’t have to leave,” he explains on a video call. But when the directorship of UCL’s Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership came up, he couldn’t resist. “I couldn’t think of a better job,” he says. “For me it was the perfect way to bridge research on the Caribbean with meaningful public engagement.”Smith, 46, takes over the reins of the centre at an extraordinary time. Awareness of the UK’s role in slavery is arguably at an all-time high after the toppling of the statue of the Bristol slave trader Edward Colston in June. Continue reading...
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Manchester City wow then wobble to give few clues of what lies ahead | Jamie Jackson
Despite some key absences Pep Guardiola’s side made an electric start at Molineux but could not sustain itFirst half scintillating; second half a touch concerning. This was Manchester City in a season-opening trip to Wolves that could be cast as the start of what might be the greatest test yet for Pep Guardiola: the uncharted territory of a fifth season in charge of a team who had question marks against them before kick-off wherever you looked.Sergio Agüero was out for two more months because of a knee injury. Aymeric Laporte was missing owing to recovery from Covid. Ilkay Gündogan had been placed in quarantine after testing positive for the virus. A 35-year-old Fernandinho was selected in defensive midfield, Nathan Aké made his debut alongside the uneven John Stones in central defence and though David Silva ended a glittering decade by departing in the summer, the bench lacked its usual blanket strength in depth. Continue reading...
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No need to rush, Kepa. The young goldfinches are learning and so can you | Jonathan Liew
It’s hard being a goalkeeper in England and after his latest calamity it looks all over for Arrizabalaga at ChelseaSo there you were, laid out on the grass, a long way from home. And as Liverpool celebrated their second goal, their whoops and cheers burned your ears, and as your teammates solemnly turned their backs, their silence did the same. And the grass felt cold beneath you, but you were grateful for it all the same. Because without it, you felt like you would never stop falling.And you thought about the hills around Ondarroa, the little Basque fishing village where you grew up, and those hot summer days when you would climb the tall beech trees trying to catch goldfinches. Occasionally you would lose your grip, feel the awful scrape of your foot down the bark and just fall, and as you fell you would remember the words of your father: if the fall doesn’t hurt, then you didn’t climb high enough. Continue reading...
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My partner can't stay erect long enough for us to consummate our relationship
He is happy to talk about the situation – and I don’t wish to make him anxious – but is there anything I can do to improve things?My 70-year-old loving partner of eight months is unable to ejaculate despite my best efforts. He’s unable to hold his erection for long, and thus we have been unable to consummate our relationship. Despite this, we have a pretty fulfilling sex life, as we are still very interested in each other and he’s extremely considerate to my needs, which gives him great pleasure. I would very much wish to reciprocate. We are able to talk, although I do not labour the point, because I do not wish to make him anxious as this would only exacerbate the situation. He tells me he has been on medication for clinical depression in the past, and may need to resort to that again if he needs it. He also has type 2 diabetes for which he takes medication. I believe he talked to his GP about Viagra, but it was not recommended. Is there anything we could do to improve the situation? I am not expecting miracles – we are nevertheless enjoying a wonderful late loving relationship.Unfortunately, many types of medication can lead to problems with sexual desire, arousal or orgasm, including medications for diabetes and depression. The good news is that physicians are often able to help a patient who is experiencing sexual side-effects to switch medication to another that suits him better. Your partner should consult his physician, and not allow himself to be discouraged or put off. Sometimes, the need for sexual proficiency by a septuagenarian is not as well respected as it should be. He must be clear that sex is important to him and you – and insist on having attention paid to his sexual needs. Having said that – as you have thankfully discovered – good sex and thrilling eroticism do not rely on the penile mechanics. And as you also know, it would be unwise to put undue pressure on him. Continue reading...
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Harry 'reevaluated royal life after spotting upsetting display on Queen's desk'
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reported felt they were being sidelined within the royal family, believing Kate Middleton, Prince Charles and Prince William - who are more senior - were being prioritised
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Man City fans give verdict on Nathan Ake debut in Wolves victory
Nathan Ake made his debut for Manchester City in their opening Premier League match of the season against Wolves.
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Manchester United fans split on ideal Jadon Sancho transfer alternative
Jadon Sancho is Man United's top transfer target this summer but Borussia Dortmund have once again claimed he won't be leaving.
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The sports coaching company owner who used ‘staircasing’ to buy his own flat
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Sleep expert reveals quirkiest ways to combat children's exhaustion including watering their feet
Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, a physiologist and resident expert with UK brand Silentnight, explained that some children will be struggling to adjust to going back to school after months at home.
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Kim Kardashian writhes around in tiny bikini amid 'Kanye West divorce plans'
Kim Kardashian shared some of her sexiest photographs yet amid claims she has her divorce to Kanye West all planned out for when his bipolar episode passes
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Crippled two-legged huntsman spider that was adopted by Australian woman is released into the wild
Elina Walsh, from Townsville, Far North Queensland, found the huntsman named Peggy missing six legs and nursed her back to health.
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Woman discovered her godfather and mother's gynaecologist was her biological father
Fiona Darroch, who was born in South Africa and now lives in Australia, accidentally discovered obstetrician Norman Walker was her real father six years ago, at the age of 53.
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Van Morrison’s new anti-lockdown songs condemned by Northern Ireland’s Health Minister as ‘bizarre and irresponsible’
<p>Singer recently released three anti-lockdown tracks protesting government health policies</p>
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Carl Woods 'feels 15 again' as he's had a crush on Katie Price since he was teen
Katie Price's boyfriend Carl Woods gushed over his girlfriend as she moved into his Essex home. He also admitted that he used to have pictures of Katie on his wall when he was a teenager
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Transfer news live - Latest updates from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd
The summer transfer window is heading towards its climax, and with the Premier League season now underway, clubs are making final moves as they bid to settle their squads for the campaign
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Gardener digs up potato that looks exactly like her dog
The spud has an uncanny resemblance to dog Dave.
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Hilarious snaps capture people having a bad day
Shareably rounded up a selection of the funniest viral photos from around the world that show the misfortune people have experienced on a bad day, including a key breaking in a door.
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Sony apologises for PS5 shortage and says consoles will be available soon
While many big retailers - including GAME, Amazon and Argos - stocked the PS5, they quickly ran out of stock, leaving many fans unable to pre-order
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Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar latest, Matteo Guendouzi demands exit - plus Premier League updates
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Asian shares track Wall Street retreat; big banks tumble
Shares are lower in Asia, tracking a retreat on Wall Street, and stocks of big banks fell after a report alleged several are profiting from illicit dealings with criminal networks
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Dr Hilary says UK saw more COVID-19 deaths as unruly public questions government
Dr Hilary Jones said other countries have had fewer COVID-19 deaths because they listen to their government, whereas Brits do not trust authority
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Australia whales: rescuers in Tasmania free 25 stranded pilot whales, but 90 already dead
A huge rescue effort is under way near Strahan in Macquarie Harbour, with 60 people and several boatsRescuers have freed 25 of the 270 whales stranded on Tasmania’s west coast with the state government confirming about 90 of the marine mammals have already died.A huge rescue effort got under way near Strahan in Macquarie Harbour on Tuesday morning, with 60 people and several boats trying to free the marine mammals stuck on two sandbanks and a beach. Continue reading...
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‘Yeah, Jackie’: Remembering Jackie Stallone’s iconic CBB entrance as she dies aged 98
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Public Might Have To Pay For Rapid Coronavirus Tests Themselves, Says Dido Harding
Companies and individuals could be forced to pay for rapid turnaround coronavirus tests as the “cost of doing business” when they become available, the head of NHS Test and Trace has warned.Baroness Dido Harding said those without symptoms might choose to foot the bill for self-administered tests to act as a kind of Covid-19 passport to allow them to take part in non-socially distanced activities, in comments first reported by the i newspaper.She said the current swift turnaround tests starting to hit the market were too unreliable for use within the health service, and only indicate whether an individual is not contagious for around 24 hours.But speaking at a webinar hosted by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Lady Harding said they might be adopted by businesses in a bid to open up more areas of the economy at greater capacity.“I think if you are testing symptomatic individuals then it’s really important that that’s an NHS service,” she said.“Going forward, I think these more rapid turnaround, lower sensitivity and specificity tests that might well be able to tell you you are not infectious for the next few hours could potentially have uses in the future where you are testing to prove that you are negative rather than that you are positive.”She added: “That might be a test that might enable more parts of the economy to get back to normal – I think in that environment I think that is actually more of a business and a consumer product rather than a symptomatic healthcare product.“We are not there yet but there is a lot of research and development going into it.”She said that investment in such tests might become “A cost of doing business”.Lady Harding said a reliable, self-administered Covid-19 test that can yield results in as little as 15 minutes is currently the “holy grail” of Covid-19 diagnostics.Earlier this month, it emerged the government is considering shelling out as much as £100 billion on a programme dubbed “Operation Moonshot” to deliver up to 10 million tests every day.Ministers and health officials are banking on a saliva-based test that yields a reliable result without lab processing – in the same way as a pregnancy test – to help get the country back to normal.Lady Harding said on Monday the UK was investing heavily and investing “ahead of the science” to try and speed along the process of research and development of such a test.“I think we should be optimistic that over the course of the next few months many of these new technologies will break through, and will demonstrate that they are sufficiently sensitive and specific that they can be used in a variety of cases,” she said.She added: “They are not here yet and they are not going to solve our problems this week but we are investing heavily.”A spokesperson for the Department of Health told the i: “We are investing in new, faster tests to be available to the public, for free, through NHS Test and Trace for those who need it.“Deploying the next generation of tests, which may reduce the need for social distancing in specific circumstances, will require a collaboration between businesses, government and the NHS. We continue to explore these options.”Related... Did Boris Johnson’s Summer Policies Hasten A Second Wave? Exclusive: Public Want Test And Trace Taken Out Of Hands Of Private Firms 5 Fibs You Were Told This Week
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