What the papers say – June 20

Monday’s newspapers react to the rail shutdown which is about to hit the country.
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Trevor Noah explains why he publicly called out Kanye West for behaviour towards Pete Davidson
‘I don’t like to live in a world where we constantly discard human beings like pieces of trash,’ he said
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Emma Raducanu hails ‘great step’ ahead of US Open title defence amid return to attacking approach
Emma Raducanu will head into her US Open title defence relieved she is swinging freely again and back playing the brand of attacking tennis that took her to her fairytale win at Flushing Meadows last year.
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Russia 'tells its staff at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant not to come to work'
Andriy Yusov, spokesman for Ukraine's main military intelligence branch, said Russian staff working at the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant had been ordered not to show up on Friday.
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Casemiro's mum drops huge Man Utd transfer hint as fans notice her Instagram activity
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro is closing in on a landmark transfer to Manchester United as the Red Devils look to ramp up their transfer business after a slow summer
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Frank Lebouef fears Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will flop at Chelsea because of Thomas Tuchel
Can he break the curse?
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Demi Lovato reveals that her new song Heaven is based on a bible verse
‘Masturbation can be a form of self-care, it’s not something to be ashamed of at all,’ singer said
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The Sandman: Netflix releases surprise bonus episode in two parts
Bonus episode includes stories from ‘A Dream of A Thousand Cats’ and ‘Calliope’
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House of the Dragon: everything you need to know about Sky’s Game of Thrones spinoff before it airs on Sunday
Expectations are huge ahead of new series House of the Dragon, which arrives this weekend. Here is what you need to get up to speed
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Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield make 'early' return to ITV This Morning for special reason
The pair had said their temporary goodbyes to viewers of the ITV daytime show back in July
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Molly Rainford: Who is the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 contestant?
Former ‘BGT’ contestant will be taking to the dancefloor
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Casemiro's mum appears to confirm imminent Manchester United transfer
Man Utd are closing in on a move for Real Madrid star Casemiro to become their fourth signing of the summer transfer window.
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Retail sales lift but shoppers are making cutbacks in the long term – ONS
Sales lifted by 0.3% in July, significantly higher than economists’ expectations of a 0.2% drop, the Office for National Statistics reported.
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Retail sales lift but shoppers are making cutbacks in the long term – ONS
Sales lifted by 0.3% in July, significantly higher than economists’ expectations of a 0.2% drop, the Office for National Statistics reported.
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Retail sales in Great Britain rise despite cost of living crisis
July rise of 0.3% driven by online promotions but clothing sales continue to fallRetail sales in Great Britain unexpectedly rose in July as consumers continued spending despite concerns over the cost of living crisis.The Office for National Statistics said sales volumes rose by 0.3% on the month, after a revised fall of 0.2% in June, with a range of online sales promotions helping to overcome a broader trend for a decline in spending. Continue reading...
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Emma Raducanu’s Cincinnati run ends in last-16 as Iga Swiatek also suffers defeat
Brit Raducanu had already beaten Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka this week
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Madonna shares French kiss with model in new cover shoot
The singer donned a bubblegum pink wif and fishnet tights
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NHS Covid Pass fixed after glitch leaves travellers without vaccination records
The service resumed working at 10pm after the technical issue was resolved.
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Upscale high street retailer Joules hits financial buffers
Royal favourite predicted a ‘significant’ loss for first half of year and ‘no certainty’ in Next deal
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Sunny weather and promotions prop up retail sales in July
Sales volumes lifted by 0.3 per cent last month, defying economists' expectations of a 0.2 per cent fall.
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Katie Price selling infamous dirty sliders for £250 ahead of bankruptcy hearing
Whether it's a court appearance or a day out with her kids, Katie Price is often seen wearing her beloved sliders, and now fans can walk a mile in The Pricey's shoes - with the mum-of-five flogging her shoe collection online
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Rapper from Grammy-nominated group Nappy Roots ‘kidnapped and shot’ during robbery
He’s on the road to recovery.
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iPhone 14: Apple event date and new phone launch ‘revealed’ in new report
New handset will be revealed in a live-streamed online event
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NHS bosses make rare appeal to ministers as UK faces ‘public health emergency’
Leaders warn that unless the Government takes action on rising energy prices, fuel poverty will put additional pressure on an already overwhelmed NHS.
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Feasting on sumptuous seafood and wine during a foodie-inspired jaunt from Essex to Norfolk
Sean Thomas's 'glorious, gluttonous road trip' begins in Essex then proceeds around the tummy of England, with seafood platters, Colchester oysters and local beers along the way.
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Drought officially declared in Wales as heatwave and low rainfall cause 'huge strain'
Natural Resources Wales said the threshold to trigger drought status in south-west Wales was met on Friday as a hosepipe was introduced in some areas of the country
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House Of The Dragon review: A storming return that reminds us why we loved Game Of Thrones
It's like Succession with dragons.
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iPhone 14 and 14 Pro: Everything we know about Apple’s new phone
New sizes, new designs – and some important things that won’t be changing, according to early reports
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What's causing YOUR nightmares? Psychologist reveals the hidden reasons
Speaking to FEMAIL, Dr Carmen Harra, American author of Committed: Finding Love and Loyalty Through the Seven Archetypes, explained why people get such terrifying nightmares when asleep.
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Love Island's Gemma denies knowing Billy as she responds to claim there was 'more going on'
Love Island's Gemma Owen has addressed her supposedly flirting with Billy Brown, which prompted a huge row with Luca Bish during the infamous Movie Night episode
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Yale Professor Christy Olezeski helps children as young as THREE on their gender journey
Christy Olezeski is the Director and co-founder of the Yale Pediatric Gender Program. In a YouTube video, since taken down, she explains how she runs a program that helps children from the age of 3.
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Casemiro agrees personal terms with Manchester United
Man United are progressing with a transfer to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid after the Champions League winners bought Aurelien Tchouameni.
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Illustrious list of stars feature in The Sandman surprise two-part bonus episode
The TV show is based on Neil Gaiman’s DC Comics series.
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NHS bosses make rare appeal to ministers as UK faces ‘public health emergency’
Leaders warn that unless the Government takes action on rising energy prices, fuel poverty will put additional pressure on an already overwhelmed NHS.
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The Sandman bonus episode confirmed with epic cast – from David Tennant and Michael Sheen to James McAvoy and Sandra Oh
It's not over yet!
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Wondering if you’ll ever be able to buy your first home? These expert tips could help
Rising mortgage rates and deposits are making life tougher for aspiring homeowners. By Vicky Shaw.
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Tube strike causes travel misery across London
Services on the vast majority of Tube lines are suspended, with a very limited operation elsewhere.
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Tube strike causes travel misery across London
Services on the vast majority of Tube lines are suspended, with a very limited operation elsewhere.
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You be the judge: should my partner improve his table manners?
She thinks how one holds one’s cutlery is important; he thinks she’s rude to pull him up on it. You decide who’s right in this bad-mannered standoff• Find out how to get a disagreement settled or become a You be the judge jurorBenji clutches his fork in his fist like Henry VIII and I find it really embarrassing Continue reading...
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House of the Dragon first look review – this epic Game of Thrones prequel is a roaring success
The long-awaited follow-up to the fantasy drama is here – and it’s every bit as great as its predecessor in its heyday. It’s fun, fantastic-looking and seems set to get us hooked all over againThe Iron Throne has been taken out of storage and returned to the Great Hall of the Red Keep. The wardrobe department has de-mothballed its finest furs and thrown them round the shoulders of a new cast. The creator of High Valyrian, David J Peterson, has likewise been brought out of hibernation to supply new dialogue.And there be dragons.Bloody beatingsBloody deathsTerrible wigsExtensive exchanges in High ValyrianBoobs and bums in brothels (take THAT, feminists!)Incesty vibes (AGAIN!)A king’s council filled with self-interested twunts and one good manCountless brewing political, domestic and actual stormsAlliances, counter-alliances, treacheries and broken loyaltiesAll the money up on screenDragonsEpisode one of House of the Dragon airs on Sky Atlantic at 9pm on Monday 22 August in the UK. In the US, it’s available on Sunday 21 August at 9pm on HBO and HBO Max. Continue reading...
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Chess: British Championships this week as Bodhana Sivanandan, seven, shines
Keith Arkell and Harry Grieve lead after six of the nine rounds in Torquay, while Harrow schoolgirl scores remarkably well in the Open RapidTorquay is the most popular venue for the English Chess Federation’s annual congress and its 2022 version has attracted over 1,000 entrants. The learning company Chessable, part of the Play Magnus Group, is the sponsor.Due to a near overlap of dates none of the five grandmasters who represented England at the Chennai Olympiad is taking part in Torquay. In their absence the defending champion GM, Nick Pert, is the top seed in a contest where many have chances. Continue reading...
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Hair syrup: is it just old-fashioned hair oil by a sweeter name?
This ‘new’ treatment may have gone viral, but hair oil has been part of Indian beauty routines for centuriesThe hackHair syrup is the latest must-have viral product, and promises the softest strands of your life. But is it truly buzz-worthy – or just another marketing gimmick?The testMeet Hair Syrup, a hair oil that’s going viral on TikTok, formulated as a pre-wash treatment. I know what you’re thinking: that sounds familiar. That’s because it is: VO5’s hot-oil treatments in the 1980s had a similar approach. Continue reading...
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Sex Education’s James Purefoy: ‘Fisherman’s Friends is the only good thing that came out of Brexit’
As the sequel to the Cornish fishing film is released, its star discusses his 30-year mission to avoid fame, being caught up in a racism row and dealing with bullies – himself includedJames Purefoy strolls over to the breakfast buffet in a London hotel, pours himself an orange juice and saunters back to the table. “Nobody knows who I am here,” says the 58-year-old actor in a hushed, appreciative tone. To be fair, nobody knows who he is anywhere. Sure, there were times when he had phone cameras shoved in his face in New York during his three-season spell between 2013 and 2015 as a serial killer and cult leader opposite Kevin Bacon in The Following, which was watched by 11 million viewers in the US. And shoppers at the supermarket near his home in Somerset (“not the fashionable part”) once approached him to praise Fisherman’s Friends, the 2019 hit about real-life Cornish lobster fishers whose sea shanties won them a recording contract.Mostly, though, he has spent the past 30 years in constant employment and near-anonymity. He has twice “pulled away” from offers to play James Bond. “I was worried about what would change. Could you still sit in a pub with your mates? Could you knock a ball around in Ravenscourt Park [in west London]? You really can’t.” Continue reading...
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Thatcherism is an obsolete ideology – but it’s the only one that Sunak and Truss have | Andy Beckett
The Tories see fresh thinking as a luxury, so their leaders are sticking with an orthodoxy that’s well past its sell-by dateIt’s generally agreed that the last dozen years have been some of the most turbulent in our modern history. So much has changed or been called into question: our climate, the cost of living, the state’s ability to protect us, capitalism’s ability to spread prosperity, the continuation of the United Kingdom, our relationship with Russia and the EU, even our sense that we can be a functional society. To an extent that was almost inconceivable in 2010, when the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition took office, this has become a different country.Some politicians have tried to adapt. Labour has moved leftwards and then back towards the centre. The Lib Dems have moved rightwards, supporting Tory austerity, and then become more hostile to the Conservatives under Ed Davey. The SNP has become more assertive in its push for independence. Meanwhile some Tories, such as Boris Johnson and Theresa May, have at least talked about governing in new ways, by “levelling up” or helping the “just about managing”.Andy Beckett is a Guardian columnist Continue reading...
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QPR ask fans to take blood stem cell donor test at match against Rotherham
Friend of defender Jimmy Dunne needs bone marrow transplantClub will host swab centre outside Loftus Road on SaturdayQueens Park Rangers will host a swab centre outside Loftus Road on Saturday to try to find a bone marrow transplant match for a close family friend of the defender Jimmy Dunne. Daniel Greer, a 14-year-old diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), urgently requires a blood stem cell donor and Dunne is determined to help in the “race against time”.QPR and Dunne are urging supporters to consider taking the simple test, which could have a profound impact on someone’s life. QPR, who will warm up in T-shirts adorned with the message #DoItForDaniel, host Rotherham, with about 14,000 supporters expected to be in attendance. DKMS, a blood cancer charity, will set up a mobile station on South Africa Road for supporters and passersby. Continue reading...
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ADVERTORIAL: Global Telemetrics launches short film to highlight keyless vehicle thefts trend in UK
The film is part of an awareness campaign about the increase in vehicle thefts, which Global Telemetrics aims to help prevent with its SmarTrack technology
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Hugh Bonneville on ‘getting comfortable’ as he flips expectations in dark new role for I Came By: ‘I’ve a reputation for playing benevolent figures’
He also dishes the prefect advice for dealing with the films jumps.
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EastEnders spoilers: 36 pictures reveal Janine caught, Stuart attacks and drugs tragedy
We reveal all new EastEnders spoilers in picture format for w/c Monday August 22.
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25 soap spoilers: EastEnders hostage horror, Coronation Street car crash tragedy, Emmerdale baby secret, Hollyoaks wedding chaos
An explosive week in soap, with shock exits, car crashes and marriage twists on the menu.
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