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Brendan Rodgers says Thomas Tuchel’s ‘experience’ key for Chelsea after Frank Lampard sacking
'Frank passed on a very strong squad of players.'
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Husband of British woman murdered in front of daughter at home in Athens 'saw face of her killer'
Charalambos Anagnostopoulos, 33, caught a glimpse of the man who leapt onto the bed where he was sleeping with his British wife Caroline Crouch, 20, to stop her screaming.
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Funding to tackle rough sleeping will ‘only scratch the surface’
The funding will “only scratch the surface”, Crisis chief said
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Prince Harry picking up American accent to 'fit in better and be liked'
Prince Harry dropped his Ts and picked up Americanisms in a bombshell podcast, showing he's eager to fit in and has picked up his mum's people skills, a communications expert has said.
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Debenhams closing down: Shoppers flock to remaining stores on last day as staff post emotional tributes
Shoppers have flocked to the last remaining Debenhams stores ahead of their closure on Saturday.
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John Barrowman: Torchwood audio drama pulled after allegations actor ‘exposed’ himself on set
Star has previously apologised for the upset caused by what he called his ‘exuberant behaviour’
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Tiger King star Joe Exotic reveals he has prostate cancer as he begs to be freed from prison: ‘My body is tired’
He is currently serving 22 years behind bars.
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Liverpool’s last-gasp Champions League chase is ‘exciting’, says Jurgen Klopp
The top four looked an unlikely prospect just a couple of weeks ago but Klopp also knows that without three more wins their Champions League qualification hopes could still be dashed
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New Doctor Who Audio Play About John Barrowman's Character Pulled By Production Company
An audio play based on John Barrowman’s Doctor Who and Torchwood character has been axed by production company Big Finish.Barrowman and former co-star David Tennant both lent their voices to the new story Torchwood: Absent Friends, which would have seen Captain Jack Harkness reuniting with the Time Lord.However, following allegations that Barrowman repeatedly exposed himself on the set of the BBC sci-fi show, Big Finish has said they will no longer be releasing the audio story.In a statement, they said they “have no plans to publish this title at this time”.Earlier this week, it was announced that Barrowman had also been removed from an interactive Doctor Who experience.The FAQs section on the website for the Doctor Who: Time Fracture event, which is due to begin in London on 26 May, includeD the question: “What’s happening with Captain Jack Harkness and Torchwood in the show?”A statement then explained: “Immersive Everywhere have taken the decision to remove this pre-record from Doctor Who: Time Fracture.“We will continue to include content that pays tribute to this brilliant show that is Torchwood so as not to disappoint its fans, and are working on an exciting storyline to be announced soon.”Last week, The Guardian published allegations from two women that the actor exposed himself “on a regular basis” behind the scenes during the shows’ earlier years.Numerous witnesses described the incidents to the newspaper as “inappropriate pranks” and he has since apologised for “tomfoolery” on set. In a statement, Barrowman said: “With the benefit of hindsight, I understand that upset may have been caused by my exuberant behaviour and I have apologised for this previously. Since my apology in November 2008, my understanding and behaviour have also changed.”His first apology came in November 2008 after he pulled down his trousers during an interview with BBC Radio 1.“I apologise for any offence I have caused. I was joining in the light-hearted and fun banter of the show, and went too far,” he said at the time.Julie Gardner, an executive producer on Doctor Who and Torchwood, also confirmed to The Guardian that she had received a complaint about his behaviour on set “around 2008”.“I met with John and reprimanded him [to] make it clear to both John and his agent that behaviour of this kind would not be tolerated,” Gardner said, adding that she also spoke to the show’s other executive producers and the head of BBC drama commissioning.“To my knowledge, John’s inappropriate behaviour stopped thereafter,” she added.John played Captain in Doctor Who and Torchwood between 2005 and 2011.Last year, he reprised the role in an episode of Doctor Who, in which he attempts to make contact with Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor.He later appeared in the New Year’s Day special at the beginning of this year.READ MORE:John Barrowman Apologises For ‘Tomfoolery’ On Doctor Who Set Following Claims He Exposed HimselfJohn Barrowman Removed From Interactive Doctor Who Show Following AllegationsNoel Clarke Suspended By Bafta After Misconduct Allegations
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US envoy arrives for de-escalation talks as violence continues between Israel and Palestine
An envoy from the US has arrived in the city of Tel Aviv for de-escalation talks as the bloody violence between Israel and Palestine continues.
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Success story Taiwan faces its worst outbreak in pandemic
The island of Taiwan imposed new restrictions in its capital city on Saturday as it battled its worst outbreak since the pandemic began
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UFC 262: What time does Michael Chandler vs Charles Oliveira start in the UK?
Lightweight title vacated by Khabib Nurmagomedov is on the line in the main event
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Boris Johnson’s Caribbean holiday was ‘worth double the £15,000 declared’
Johnson is trying to have the ruling overturned to avoid the risk of being suspended as an MP, according to reports.
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Indian Covid strain could trigger 3rd wave with 1,000 deaths a day, experts warn
In minutes released on Friday night, Government scientists say that the variant could be 50% more infectious than the Kent strain and could result in 10,000 daily hospitalisations by the summer
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Out of office: how the pandemic is rewriting the workplace novel
A new crop of novels are exploring work culture and burnout – yet for many, the office feels like a distant memory. In the light of coronavirus, where will this literature go next?What has become of the office? Its small, mundane daily rituals, its smells – of over-boiled coffee, synthetic fabrics, other people’s perfume – the low hum of phone conversations and the whirring of the printer. To those of us who are still working from home, it feels like a faraway place, a half-forgotten memory, and to those who have returned it is utterly transformed: masked, distanced, hushed. It’s a strange time to be appraising the workplace novel. Will things return to how they were before, or will we look back on our time of working long, gruelling hours in the office with relief, or even nostalgia? I wonder if books set in offices will make us wistful about some aspects of pre-pandemic life or if, instead, these narratives will act as a warning against returning to a working culture that felt, to many of us, unreliable and unstable. Continue reading...
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Marriage doesn’t work (just ask Bill and Melinda) – so let me present some alternatives | Hadley Freeman
I find the idea of being legally bound to my partner unacceptably claustrophobicA lot has been said about the end of Bill and Melinda Gates’ marriage, mainly by people who have as much insider intelligence on it as I do, which is to say, none at all. But there really is only one conclusion to draw from this story: marriage doesn’t work.Look, I’m not saying that Bill Gates is the earthly representation of love incarnate. But if two people who have more homes than most people have shoes, own more farmland than any other private landowner in the US and have a private jet (no fighting about whose fault it is you missed the flight when you own the plane!) can’t make it, who can? Of course, there’s more to a successful marriage than money, such as shared experiences. Well, Bill and Melinda vaccinated the world. That seems like something you might bond over, right? “Hey honey, remember that time we eradicated polio?” That’s got to be better than reminiscing about the last holiday you took before the kids were born, like the rest of us do. Didn’t that give them a warm and fuzzy feeling inside? The answer, as we all now know, was no. Continue reading...
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The Green party is showing Labour how to connect with its former heartlands | Lynsey Hanley
Rather than campaigning on the climate crisis, the party has won people’s support by focusing on their local environmentsIn the week before the Hartlepool byelection, a still loyal Labour voter gave a bleak assessment of her hometown to a reporter from the Financial Times. “We are at the arse-end of the world, just a sprawling housing estate. We don’t really make anything any more.”The floppy union jack hanging outside Labour’s Hartlepool HQ at the insistence of Keir Starmer’s London-based team turned out to confirm, rather than refute, that verdict. In the absence of making things, Labour tried to make meaning through the display of empty symbols and lost, catastrophically. But there’s another way to create something meaningful: by building relationships. This is where, away from the byelection media frenzy, the Green party excelled in some of last week’s other elections for local councils in England. Continue reading...
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Woman claims iPhones take photos of you every few seconds - but expert disagrees
A woman has shared an iPhone conspiracy theory online, claiming that the device takes photos of you every few seconds, but experts have explained what it's really doing
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Zara Tindall's savage review of Eugenie's wedding confirmed by lip reader
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle joined Zara Tindall and the rest of the royal family at Princess Eugenie's wedding, and the cousins were spotted exchanging a quick review of the day
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Toadie’s sex secret and Nicolette’s ultimatum: 6 big Neighbours spoilers
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What I Own: Alexa, an influencer who bought a $525,000 property in Florida
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Coronation Street spoilers: Sharon Bentley seduces Dev Alahan to track down Simon Barlow?
The pressure is building for Sharon.
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EastEnders spoilers: Lily tells a damaging lie which rocks Martin Fowler and Ruby Allen
Lily's actions could see the end of Martin and Ruby's relationship.
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Boris Johnson's Caribbean holiday 'worth more than double £15,000 he declared'
Boris Johnson and fiancee Carrie Symonds jetted to the island of Mustique in 2019 and it's been claimed the holiday cost more than double the £15,000 he declared in the Commons register
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Cara Delevingne is auctioning off an NFT about her vagina
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Bringing forward second jab reduces long-term effectiveness of vaccine, says expert
‘Trade-off’ needed due to rapid transmission of Indian variant
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Cabinet Office blocks publication of Lord Mountbatten’s diaries
University of Southampton spends ‘hundreds of thousands’ on legal battle preventing access due to government vetoWhen the diaries and letters of Lord and Lady Mountbatten were “saved for the nation” in 2010, it should have created an invaluable public resource. Instead, a writer has spent four years and £250,000 of his own money in an ongoing – but still frustrated – attempt to force Southampton University and the Cabinet Office to allow the public to view them.The university bought the Broadlands archive, named after the Mountbattens’ Grade I-listed house, for £2.8m in 2010, attracting funding by stating it would “preserve the collection in its entirety for future generations to use and enjoy” and “ensure public access”. Continue reading...
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John Terry has already warned Chelsea about ‘underrated’ Jonny Evans ahead of FA Cup final vs Leicester City
Can Chelsea secure their first trophy of the season at Wembley?
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Government urged not to return to tiered lockdowns that ‘harm poorest in society’
Boris Johnson says the country faces ‘hard choices’ if Indian variant proves highly transmissible
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Mason Mount out to follow in footsteps of Chelsea FC legends like Lampard, Terry and Drogba in FA Cup Final
Mason Mount says he wants to follow in the footsteps of Chelsea legends like Frank Lampard, John Terry and Didier Drogba by winning major trophies at Stamford Bridge.
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Prince Harry 'trapped' by Meghan Markle who 'makes mind up for him'
PRINCE HARRY'S claim that he has found freedom has been torn to shreds by a royal expert who argued Meghan Markle now "makes his mind up for him".
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Russian jail builds replica ‘London’, complete with red phone boxes for inmates
The inmates in Siberian penal colony No 8, in the Novosibirsk region, are known for their creativity
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Masks off, Poles cheer reopening of bars and restaurants
Across Poland people are taking off masks and making toasts as restaurants, bars and pubs re-open for the first time in seven months
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Huge 120 tonne bridge collapses from crane crushing truck on street
The massive structure was being lifted as part of ongoing construction work on a flyover in Leeds city centre
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The top 10 most memorable FA Cup finals of the 21st century
Chelsea and Leicester City will face off on Saturday and if the final is anything like some of the previous ones since the year 2000, we’re in for a treat
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What Tuchel can learn from his past meetings against Guardiola
Tuchel will face Guardiola for an eighth time in this season's Champions League final, with the German hoping his Chelsea side can claim a third successive win against Manchester City
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UK Covid Live: Rapid expansion of green list ruled out leaving European holiday hopes dashed for UK travellers
The prime minister has ruled out the rapid expansion of the green travel list dashing European holiday hopes for UK travellers.
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Coronavirus live news: Taiwan raises its Covid-19 alert level
Taiwan raises its coronavirus alert level following a surge in new domestic infections 8.14am BST Taiwan has raised its Covid-19 alert level on Saturday for the capital, Taipei, and New Taipei city, bringing in a two-week clampdown on gatherings as well as the closure of many venues as the government has reported 180 new domestic infections.Reuters reports: The new rules will not mean offices, schools or restaurants have to close, but will cause the shutdown of cinemas and other entertainment spots, while limiting family get-togethers to five people indoors and 10 outdoors.For the first time, masks will have to be worn outdoors.Taipei’s government has already ordered bars, nightclubs and similar venues to shut. Related: Taiwan records 180 new cases in island’s worst Covid outbreak of pandemic 8.02am BST Good morning, Tobi Thomas here covering the global coronavirus live blog. If you would like to get in touch with any tips, please do email tobi.thomas@theguardian.com or find me on twitter here. Thanks! Continue reading...
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12 Influencers Are Behind Most Anti-Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media
Startling research has revealed that only a dozen people are responsible for most of the hoaxes and lies about Covid-19 vaccines on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Yet social media companies have failed to adequately police the dangerous misinformation and its spreaders, according to the organisation that listed what it called the “Disinformation Dozen.”The misinformation super-spreaders are continuing to fuel vaccine reluctance among millions of people, which threatens to become a major hurdle to conquering the pandemic.The “Disinformation Dozen” produce 65% of the shares of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms, concluded the nonprofit Center for Countering Digital Hate.The report, released in March, noted that “living in full view of the public on the internet are a small group of individuals who do not have relevant medical expertise and have their own pockets to line, who are abusing social media platforms to misrepresent the threat of Covid and spread misinformation about the safety of vaccines.”“Anti-vaccine activists on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter reach more than 59 million followers, making these the largest and most important social media platforms for anti-vaxxers,” it added.Particularly troubling, the anti-vaxxers are using these social media platforms to specifically “target Black Americans, exploiting higher rates of vaccine hesitancy in that community, to spread conspiracies and lies about the safety of Covid vaccines,” the report said.The disinformation peddlers are anti-vaccine advocates, alternative health entrepreneurs and physicians, some of whom run multiple accounts across the platforms and profit by selling supplements and books. Among the 12 named in the report are Joseph Mercola, who sells dietary supplements, and his business partner Erin Elizabeth, who runs an alternative-health website. Also listed is Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late US Senator Robert F. Kennedy and chairman of Children’s Health Defense, a US anti-vaccine group.In a follow-up report on Thursday, the organisation called on social media platforms to take more decisive action to eradicate dangerous misinformation about the vaccines. “Big Tech’s failure to act on the Disinformation Dozen resulted in 105 pieces of vaccine disinformation being viewed up to 29 million times in the past month,” the update said.Members of US Congress and state attorneys general have strongly urged Facebook and Twitter to ban the 12 influencers. The social media companies have been reluctant to banish them but have cracked down in other ways by labelling posts as misleading, removing outright lies and banning some repeat offenders.Facebook moved on Thursday against several of the accounts, according to NPR, which was the first to report the new research.The company has now removed 16 accounts linked to the dozen from Facebook or Instagram and has placed restrictions on 22 others, including blocking them from promoting themselves through paid ads, NPR reported Thursday.Vaccine Reality Check7 Things To Remember If You’re Worried About The VaccineConcerned By How Quickly The Covid Vaccine Was Developed? Read ThisOperation Un-Mask: Will We Ever Stop Wearing Face Coverings?Will Lockdown Be Extended? What The India Variant Could Mean For Covid Rules
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Rodgers on his journey from fork lift truck driver to stockpiler of trophies
Exclusive: Rodgers recalls his days working for Waitrose while an aspiring coach but ex-colleagues admit his attendance was "not always the best"
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Retired nurse, 72, undergoes £600 'cool laser' treatment to banish sun spots and pigmentation
Retired Vanessa Fuller, 72, from Surrey, spent 35 years working nights as a nurse and told FEMAIL she spent most of her spare time in the garden and looking after her family.
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15 times pets looked accidentally terrifying looking that will haunt your nightmares
Owners from around the world have shared photos of their pets at their scariest and the best examples have been collated in a gallery by Bored Panda.
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Are YOU struggling to stay on top of your post-lockdown plans?
FEMAIL has spoken to experts from across the UK who have shared their tips on how to keep your diary organised and easy to manage as plans stack up after lockdown.
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Jensen's Bolton spell reviewed as Burnley goalkeeper moves to Icelandic side
The stopper has headed out on loan again, this time to Kordrengir as finishing his spell with the Whites
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Covid news - live: India variant puts end of lockdown in jeopardy, PM says amid warning over Monday easing
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UK’s top universities fearful of extra student numbers if A-level grades are high
With teacher-assessed grades this summer expected to result in more top marks, universities are worried about space in halls and staffingHeads of some of the UK’s elite universities fear they may be forced to take thousands of extra students they feel they do not have room for this summer, if teacher-assessed A-levels lead to far more 18-year-olds achieving the grades they need to obtain a place.During last summer’s A-level fiasco, when thousands of students had their A-levels marked up at the last minute, some elite universities accepted up to a third more students than planned because so many met their offer grades. This year, teacher-assessed A-levels are widely expected to result in far more students with top grades again, leaving some universities worrying about how they will cope. Continue reading...
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