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A Japanese vice education minister has been dismissed from his Cabinet post over his recent visit at an expensive Tokyo hostess club
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Wild boars surround woman and snatch her shopping in supermarket car park
The boars ripped the shopping bag out of her hands and ate all the food in a flagrant daylight robbery.
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Chelsea vs Leicester LIVE: FA Cup final team news, line-ups and more today
Will Thomas Tuchel collect the first silverware of his Chelsea reign or will Leicester City win the first FA Cup in their history? Follow all the latest updates from Wembley
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Anyone living in Bolton is invited for Covid jab before 5pm today
Councillor Andy Morgan shared a Tweet inviting Britons to 'visit the vaccine bus' if they live in the area and are registered with a local GP.
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Dog owner's warning as beloved pet poisoned after eating stinging nettles
Experts have highlighted the importance of training your dogs when it comes to preventing pets from eating plants that are commonly found in garden but dangerous to animals
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Sweden coach provides update on Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of Euro 2020
The veteran striker has been rolling back the years in Serie A this season.
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‘Pan-coronavirus’ vaccine shows early promise in monkeys and mice, research finds
Scientists are hopeful that, one day, they will be able to develop a vaccine that provides protection against different Covid variants along with a number of animal-based coronaviruses, finds Samuel Lovett
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Zara Tindall's half-sister Stephanie Phillips, 23, reveals she's engaged
Worcester-based event rider Stephanie, who has been dating agricultural graduate William since 2019, announced her happy news on Instagram yesterday - the day before Zara's 40th birthday today.
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AP statement on Israeli attack on building housing AP office
An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets on Saturday
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One in five men think they could beat a chimpanzee or a king cobra in a fight
Who gave you the confidence?
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Covid POLL: As Indian variant surges, should Boris put breaks on June 21 reopening? VOTE
THE INDIAN variant of coronavirus is surging throughout parts of the UK, and Express.co.uk readers are now being asked if Boris Johnson should delay the nation's full reopening on June 21?
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Rashford's dream Man Utd six-a-side team including "unbelievable" ex-teammate
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has left himself out of a star-studded dream six-a-side team that includes a number of Old Trafford greats he admires
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Germany reclassifies UK as Covid risk area as Indian variant spreads
Brits can still travel to Germany but restrictions may follow if cases of the new variant continue to rise.
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Detroit tourism seeks rebound after year lost to pandemic
Tourism leaders in Detroit are banking on a return of conventions and business meetings shut down last year due to the coronavirus pandemic
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled out of Euro 2020 due to knee injury
Striker suffered problem in Milan’s win over Juventus39-year-old came out of international retirement in MarchZlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the European Championships this summer due to a knee injury, the Sweden coach Janne Andersson has confirmed.The striker, who only came out of international retirement in March, suffered the problem during Milan’s 3-0 win over Juventus last weekend. Despite it being deemed that the 39-year-old does not require surgery, he will still be unable to make a full recovery in time for the tournament, with Milan saying he requires at least six weeks of treatment. Continue reading...
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On my radar: Richard Osman’s cultural highlights
The gameshow maestro and bestselling novelist on AJ Tracey’s rhymes, the newfound joys of Radio 3, and longing for the return of live comedyRichard Osman was born in 1970 and grew up in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. He started his career as an executive producer on TV shows such as Deal Or No Deal and 8 Out of 10 Cats. He pitched the gameshow Pointless to the BBC in 2009 and has now been the show’s cohost for 12 years, alongside his university friend Alexander Armstrong. Last year Osman’s novel The Thursday Murder Club (Penguin) became the first debut to take the Christmas No 1 slot in the UK books charts. It has now sold more than 1m copies and Steven Spielberg has bought the film rights. This week, Osman was named Author of the Year at the British Book Awards and his book came out in paperback. Continue reading...
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Chelsea v Leicester City: FA Cup final – live!
FA Cup final updates from the 5.15pm BST game at WembleyThe Fiver: sign up now and get our free football newsletterAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 5.35pm BST There have been 139 FA Cup finals so far. Chelsea have contested 14 of them, winning eight. The last time they lifted the trophy was three years ago; the previous occasion at which they finished runners-up was August just gone. This will be their fourth appearance in the final in the last five years. There’s no real need to relive their oft-told story yet again, though if the short-term memory isn’t what it was, or you’re simply always jonesing for Pensioner-related nostalgia, this retro MBM of their first-ever win in 1970, a gloriously entertaining stramash with their old pals Leeds United, will hopefully slake your thirst.Leicester City, by comparison, hold a truly unenviable record: the most unsuccessful FA Cup finalists of them all. They’re reached the Wembley showpiece on four occasions – 1949, 1961, 1963 and 1969 – and have lost every single one. The only other clubs to have reached multiple finals without recording a victory in the tournament’s 150-year history are Queen’s Park, Birmingham City, Crystal Palace and Watford, and all of those have only lost two. The Foxes really need to shake this monkey off their back. Continue reading...
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Dua Lipa reminds fans of the thrills of live music | Rebecca Nicholson
After months of lockdown, the postponed Brit awards offered an instant upliftUsually, I find the Brit awards to be as dry as a mouthful of oatcakes, but this year’s postponed ceremony seemed fresher than in recent years, working within the disruptions caused by the pandemic to put on a more creative, exuberant evening. Following a couple of closely monitored trials, it was one of the first landmark music events to have welcomed back an audience, of 4,000 people, mostly key workers, all extremely up for it.There was a split second when the excitement of a crowd simply being there gave me goosebumps. Some of the performances were videos broadcast into the O2 Arena – the Weeknd sang in a stormy box, while Coldplay appeared with holographic backing dancers on a pontoon on the Thames, just outside – and I thought reigning queen Dua Lipa might be performing via video, too. She started a medley of hits from this year’s certified best album, Future Nostalgia, with a prerecorded clip of her singing on the tube (I moved away from London almost a year ago, but I know its spirit will never leave me, because my first reaction was an instinctive irritation that it might delay the service). As the doors opened, she burst on to the stage, into a skeleton of a tube carriage, in person, right there. The performance was astonishing and left no one in doubt as to why Dua Lipa has so dominated pop music over the past 18 months. It was the moment she first appeared, in her union jack skirt and jacket, that got me, because of the roar of the crowd. It was communal, thrilling and it made me pine to be watching live music again. Continue reading...
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Meet the Team GB athletes confirmed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Who has been announced for Team GB so far?
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Home and Away spoilers: Lewis revealed to be a murderer in shocking scenes
He drags Christian’s body to an abandoned hospital ward.
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Robin Wright says it would have been ‘unacceptable’ to cancel House of Cards in wake of Kevin Spacey scandal
Actor said at time of allegations that the show they starred in together was ‘not dirty’
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Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters march through Manchester Arndale
The march took place on Saturday afternoon
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Colgate apologises after it referred to people with autism as ‘troubled’ in pulled TV ad
‘Colgate has shown the right response, which was to apologise, admit their mistake and learn from it,’ says father who complained
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Schoolgirl who thought she was just tired diagnosed with serious blood disorder
Sian Kirk, 18, from East Dunbartonshire, now faces chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant after her lethargy and bruising was diagnosed by medics as Aplastic Anaemia
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Bolton Covid crisis: Hospital records rise in patients - but many are yet to have vaccine
A RISE in coronavirus cases in Bolton due to the Indian variant has triggered alarm at one hospital but the increase is said to be among patients who are yet to have "received a vaccine dose".
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Huge queues as thousands in Bolton rush to get vaccinated at mobile site
"Anyone with a Bolton postcode and registered with a Bolton GP can visit the vaccine bus... the team will find a reason to vaccinate you."
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Candace Owens launches scathing attack on Chrissy Teigen over Courtney Stodden tweets
'Unacceptable!'
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Husband of Brit woman murdered in home 'saw face of killer as mask slipped'
Caroline Crouch, 20, Ms Crouch, after home invaders burst in while the family was sleeping at about 5am on Tuesday at their property in the Glyka Nera suburb of Athens
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Ibrox Invincibles: Steven Gerrard reacts to Rangers completing unbeaten league season
A fantastic achievement.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled out of Euro 2020 due to knee injury
Striker limped off during AC Milan’s victory over Juventus and faces six weeks on the sidelines
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Pervert who used spy cam to film woman in toilet caught when ex found secret app
Aiden Peel, 24, filmed a woman using the toilet and showering only for his shocked girlfriend to discover the 16-minute clip
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Universal Basic Income pilot launched in Wales - How much could be paid out?
WALES is to launch a pilot scheme for Universal Basic Income, the First Minister Mark Drakeford has revealed. How much will UBI be in Wales?
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Prince Harry happy with reception of both explosive royal interviews 'Gone down very well'
PRINCE HARRY is happy with the reception his two explosive Royal Family interviews have received, according to a royal commentator.
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Alexandra Burke fell for goalie after saying she'd never date another footballer
After vowing to never date a footballer again, Alexandra Burke has fallen for West Ham player Darren Randolph
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Priti Patel accused of lobbying for ‘get-rich-quick’ £20m PPE deal
Labour calls for investigation into home secretary over letter urging government to buy face masksLabour has accused Priti Patel of a “flagrant breach” of the ministerial code by allegedly lobbying Michael Gove over a £20m deal.In a letter signed by the deputy Labour leader, Angela Rayner, and shadow home secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds, the party urged the cabinet secretary Simon Case to investigate the home secretary over alleged efforts to sway the award of a contract. Continue reading...
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Ronald Koeman claims he has been "mistreated" amid rumours of Barcelona sacking
After seeing their hopes of a La Liga title all but evaporate, the Dutchman is facing serious pressure in the Camp Nou hotseat
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Becoming a social media influencer left me suicidal
I hid what I was going through from my Instagram followers because my ‘brand’ was fun and lighthearted.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic out of Euro 2020 as Sweden icon suffers injury heartbreak
Zlatan Ibrahimovic requires surgery after picking up a knee injury for AC Milan last week which will rule him out of Sweden's Euro 2020 campaign
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Rodrigo double helps impressive Leeds to thumping victory over Burnley
Leeds turned on the style in the second half as they swept to a 4-0 win over Burnley to strengthen their grip on a top-half place in the Premier League.After Mateusz Klich gave Marcelo Bielsa’s side the lead on the stroke of half-time, Leeds punished Burnley after the break as Jack Harrison added a second before claiming the two assists when Rodrigo came off the bench to score a brace. It was the sort of stuff which illustrated why Leeds’s return to the top flight this season has been so welcomed, and gave them a four-point cushion over 11th-placed Aston Villa before Dean Smith’s side head to Crystal Palace on Sunday. Continue reading...
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Andy Murray’s clay season clouded in uncertainty after Geneva decision
Murray declined a wildcard for Geneva ATP 250 tournamentDecision leaves timetable of Murray’s return in doubtAndy Murray’s prospects for the clay season have hit a fresh wave of uncertainty after he turned down a wildcard for the Geneva ATP 250 tournament next week, where he had been hoping to make his singles return after a two-month layoff.Murray, who turns 34 years old today, made an encouraging return to action this week as he paired up with Liam Broady in doubles at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Rome, losing in the second round. Murray had travelled to Rome in order to train with top players but he took advantage of the unexpected match practice and looked in good shape. Continue reading...
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Kate and Prince William's nuptial 'drew a firm line' under Charles and Diana's woes
THE wedding of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge "drew a firm line" under what Prince Charles and Princess Diana's relationship represented, according to a royal commentator.
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Mum urged to change daughter's name after realising how it sounds out loud
A woman asked for advice on whether she should change her daughter's name, after realising that it might create some awkward moments in the classroom, and people were divided
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Covid: Those in areas where Indian variant spreading urged to get vaccine
‘The worry is that those unvaccinated vulnerable individuals, those over-50, unvaccinated, will develop Covid from this more transmissible [variant] and end up in hospital’
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Rodrigo strikes twice as Leeds run riot against lacklustre Burnley
Burnley 0-4 Leeds: Marcelo Bielsa’s side won in style to remain on course for a top-10 finish
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Loan moves that made seven Manchester United players
Not every Manchester United youngster can be like Ryan Giggs or Marcus Rashford, breaking into the first team without first cutting their teeth out on loan.
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Cattle chaos as seven wandering bullocks get lost in Yorkshire town
The seven young ‘lawn bandits’ made themselves at home in the Yorkshire town of Beverley.
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Israeli strikes destroy Gaza tower housing media organisations
15-storey block hit on Saturday housed offices of Al Jazeera and Associated Press and private flatsThe Israeli air force has destroyed a tower block in Gaza City housing the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera in what has widely been decried as an attack on press freedom.The airstrikes on Saturday came roughly an hour after the Israeli military ordered people to evacuate al Jalaa tower. Continue reading...
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Katie Price reveals Harvey has lost a stone since starting fitness journey as she documents dentist visit
He's worked hard.
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