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Teen with 6ft 6 long hair has it cut into short style for first time in 12 years
And you thought your lockdown locks were long.
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Dancing in the streets: Londoners enjoy first Saturday night out since lockdown easing
Londoners were quite literally dancing in the streets on Saturday night as they celebrated lockdown easing.
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Damian Lewis says wife Helen McCrory urged him to ‘have lots of girlfriends’ after her death
Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory died of cancer last week
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'Look at the facts!' Ridge rattles Sturgeon as she rips into hopes for independence
SOPHY RIDGE took Nicola Sturgeon to task over her plans to lead an independent Scotland, as the Sky News host pointed to her failures in power.
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Is Leicester vs Southampton on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch FA Cup semi-final
Premier League sides go head-to-head for a spot in the final
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Leicester vs Southampton prediction: How will FA Cup semi-final play out today?
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Leicester vs Southampton predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of FA Cup semi-final today
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Manchester United vs Burnley live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV today
United host the Clarets at Old Trafford this afternoon
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Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: How to watch Formula One race online and on TV
Everything you need to know ahead of the race in northern Italy
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Is Arsenal vs Fulham on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture
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Labour calls on Johnson to cancel India trip amid Covid variant surge
‘I can’t see why the prime minister can’t conduct his business via Zoom’ says shadow minister
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Our boy is an angel in the nursery, a little devil at home
There, he eats baba ghanoush and real grains and tuna. We can’t even get him to eat fish fingersIn nursery, my son is a different boy altogether. We know this because they send us pictures via a little website which is fast becoming our favourite internet destination. It collects images, and occasionally videos, of his time in nursery, usually paired with behavioural advances or feast days.For St Patrick’s Day we saw him in full Ireland rugby kit making shamrocks out of Play-Doh. At Easter, he painted eggs. On World Book Day, he was kitted out like a fox because it was the only vaguely book-related outfit we had to hand. You may remember it also served as his outfit for two Halloween gatherings and an animal-themed playdate. We keep meaning to get him something else because its fur is so thick he’s reduced to a sweaty mess within 10 minutes of use, but we always forget At this rate, he’ll be getting married in it. Continue reading...
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Seyran Ateş: ‘I’m not a traitor – I’m fighting for progressive Islam’
A new film documents the life and faith of the Turkish-German human rights lawyer and advocate of liberal Muslim worshipFor Seyran Ateş, restrictions on daily life as a result of the Covid pandemic have had little impact. The Turkish-German human rights lawyer and advocate for progressive Islam has been unable to move freely for 15 years because of death threats. “I’m surprised people feel so frustrated over just a few weeks or months,” she says with a smile.Ateş has been under police protection since 2006 because of the risk to her life from extreme Islamists, Turkish-Kurdish nationalists and German rightwing extremists. Two fatwas have been issued against her and she is accused of being a terrorist by the Erdoğan government in Turkey. Continue reading...
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David Remnick: ‘There is no vaccine for climate change’
The New Yorker editor on Fragile Earth, a new collection of the magazine’s climate crisis writing, the continuing dangers of Trumpism – and seeing his family for the first time in a yearDavid Remnick has been the editor of the New Yorker since 1998. The Fragile Earth, a selection of the writing that has appeared in the magazine about climate change, is out now.You say that as a young reporter you wrote quite a lot about dramatic weather events. Can you remember when those localised storms and fires and floods started to suggest something more apocalyptic?When I was at the Washington Post, Len Downie, Ben Bradlee’s successor as editor, was obsessed with “weather stories” and played them big. And there was much high-minded, wise-guy joking about this, as if it were the height of ordinariness. But when I think back on it, Downie was right. Weather is what envelops and affects us all. And our decades-long heedlessness to climate change has done great damage to the world. So when we think about all of these unusual storms and fires, these are no longer “weather stories” – banalities, part of the nature of things – they aren’t merely that. They’re exacerbated by human behaviour over time and they are harbingers of worse. Continue reading...
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The week in TV: Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline; Seaspiracy and more
Ade Adepitan and Greta Thunberg showed how to reach people rather than preach at them. Was Too Close too familiar? And can anything excuse Frank of Ireland?Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline (BBC Two) | iPlayerSeaspiracy (Netflix)Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (BBC One) | iPlayerToo Close (ITV) | ITV HubLeonardo (Amazon Prime)All That Glitters (BBC Two) | iPlayerFrank of Ireland (Channel 4) | All 4Not one week semi-out of lockdown, half a crack of light, and we’re already caught in rows over deference, and a BBC row entirely of its own making, and not one but three programmes reminding us how the planet’s off to hell in a burning handcart. Not complaining, as such; I just might have liked a few days off to smell the coffee blossom. Continue reading...
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Lottery jackpot rolls over to Wednesday with £9.3m top prize
No-one scooped the jackpot in Saturday’s National Lottery draw, making Wednesday’s top prize an estimated £9.3 million.
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Government whipping up US-style ‘culture war’ to divide communities, Labour MP warns
‘From a Labour Party perspective, this is not something we can just sit out of. Or be complicit within,’ Zarah Sultana tells The Independent
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Harry Potter's Tom Felton pays emotional tribute to on-screen mum Helen McCrory
Tributes to former Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders actress Helen McCrory have flooded in as her former colleagues express their shock at Friday's devastating news
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Coronavirus live news: Israel ends outdoor mask-wearing; UK cabinet minister defends Hancock over NHS contracts
Israel now has 54% of population fully vaccinated; George Eustice defends health secretary over shares in company approved as potential supplierAustralia plans staggered reopening of international borders in late 20214,000 to attend FA Cup semi-final as live sport cautiously reopensThe obscure maths theorem that governs the reliability of Covid testingOlympic chief to visit Japan to approve safety amid Covid cases surge 9.23am BST Eustice said there is no evidence that the Indian variant of coronavirus is able to “get around” the vaccine, or was more contagious than other variants.The environment secretary also said that cases of the variant were “fairly small” at present. 9.13am BST Israel is today ending its outdoor mask-wearing rule and reopening middle schools, in the country’s latest step towards normality. The country has had a highly successful vaccine rollout, with 54% of its 9.3 million population having received both shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and has recorded sharp drops in the spread of the virus. Continue reading...
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Unmarried, childfree women like me should be celebrated – not criticised
I've spent the last ten years dating a slew of men (one 20 years my junior) and enjoying the freedom that goes along with never having given birth.
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Call the Midwife: Who is in the cast of series 10?
A familiar face won't be starring in the new episodes.
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Eden Hazard set to be fit for Chelsea reunion as Zinedine Zidane confirms Real Madrid star is ‘ready’
He's back.
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Father who pulled daughter from NYC's $54K-a-year Brearly School says 'someone had to speak out'
The dad who pulled his daughter from the Brearly School in New York City over its woke antiracism obsession says it's 'teaching what to think not how to think.'
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Ben Askren issues apology after first-round KO defeat by Jake Paul
Askren lasted 60 seconds before he was dropped by Paul with the referee then controversially waving the fight off
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Minister admits Boris Johnson's 'review' of lobbying scandal will have no powers
Environment Secretary George Eustice admitted the PM's "probe" won't have any power to toughen up lobbying rules - and he defended Matt Hancock against 'cronyism' claims about his shares in a company which has NHS contracts
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Victoria Beckham Celebrates Birthday With Kim Kardashian And Husband David In Miami
Victoria Beckham celebrated her 47th birthday in style with a star-studded party in Miami on Friday.The former Spice Girl was joined by Kim Kardashian at the bash at the grand opening event for The Goodtime Hotel.‘Happy Birthday @victoriabeckham Love you!!!,’ Kim captioned a snap of the two on her Instagram Stories.Also at the bash was Victoria’s husband David, Pharrell Williams and Latin superstar Maluma. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham)Earlier in the evening Victoria was joined by her family for an intimate beach bonfire. “Thank you @davidbeckham for making my birthday so special,” she wrote on Instagram. “I love you so much!!! Kisses.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham)Wishing his wife a happy birthday on Instagram, David wrote: “Happy Birthday mama we love you so much and you deserve the best day ever.. To the best mummy and wife happy 47th birthday @victoriabeckham (I’m still 45 btw) we Love u x.”Sharing a snap of him posing with his mum, eldest son Brooklyn wrote: “Happy birthday mum xx I love you so so much.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by @brooklynbeckhamEarlier in the day Victoria got her celebrations started early when the fashion designer shared a super glam snap shot by fashion photographer Ellen Von Unworth of her her stood on top of a table laden with gift-wrapped birthday gifts.READ MORE:The First Of The Beckham Family To Wish Victoria A Happy Birthday Is… Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham Shares Incredible Easter Throwback Pic As She Celebrates With Family ReunionBrooklyn Beckham Is More Than A Match For Posh As He Mimics Mum Victoria In Spice Girls Video
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Queen ‘kept Philip’s handkerchief and treasured photo in handbag during funeral’
The photo dates back to the couple's stint abroad as newlyweds, before the burden of royal responsibilities changed their lives forever.
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US and China commit to tackling climate crisis ‘with seriousness and urgency it demands’
The world’s two biggest polluters have agreed to ramp up their ‘respective actions’ to combat climate change
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Caterpillar wars: time to pick sides in battle of Colin v Cuthbert
M&S and Aldi are at loggerheads over a cake. What’s at stake and what’s behind Britain’s love affair with the confection?Colin the Caterpillar first darkened M&S’s shelves in the autumn of 1990, mere weeks before Margaret Thatcher stood down as prime minister. It’s too simple to put the timing down to coincidence. The symbolism was obvious. Here was an anthropomorphic chocolate sponge log ready to hold the nation’s hand through the coming decade. The lady wasn’t for turning; the new guy wasn’t for turning into a butterfly. In a confusing and fast-changing Britain, Colin has been a continuity figure.The stubbornly larval national icon has been at the centre of a row this week. On Thursday it was reported that M&S had lodged a legal complaint against its discount rival, Aldi, whose “Cuthbert the Caterpillar”, it claims, besmirches Colin’s good name. It’s sad to see Colin dragged through the mud like this, but he has always been a quietly provocative figure. Continue reading...
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Vodka, toothpaste, yoga mats … the new technology making items out of thin air
An exhibition at London’s Science Museum shows how far carbon capture research has comeTackling climate change may bring unexpected benefits, London’s Science Museum will reveal next month. A special exhibition on carbon capture, the fledgling technology of extracting greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and emissions from factories, will display bottles of vodka, tubes of toothpaste, pens and yoga mats made from carbon drawn out of thin air.In addition, the exhibition – Our Future Planet – will showcase prototypes of the gas-harvesting machines that can provide this carbon. They include the Lackner artificial tree which mirrors the actions of living plants by breathing in carbon dioxide and exhaling oxygen. This Heath Robinson-like device – made up of dangling panels of carbon-absorbing material – was built by Klaus Lackner at Arizona State University and will be the first to be displayed in Britain. Continue reading...
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Germany remembers nearly 80,000 dead in COVID pandemic
Germany is paying tribute to the nearly 80,000 people it has lost to the coronavirus, even as the country struggles to get a grip on another rise in infections
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Man taken to hospital after being stabbed in north Manchester
Police were called to the incident in Blackley on Saturday night
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Shark sighting marks Mick Fanning’s surfing comeback at Narrabeen
World Surf League event in Sydney temporarily halted Fanning was safely back on beach after successful heatMick Fanning dodged a shark in his World Surf League return, but there was no getting around Brazilian world champion Italo Ferreira.The Australian veteran’s wildcard appearance coincided with a shark sighting which temporarily halted competition at Sydney’s Narrabeen Beach on Sunday. Continue reading...
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Refugees win rare victory in Serbia landmark pushback ruling
Groups of refugees and economic migrants trying to reach Western Europe regularly give accounts of police forcibly pushing them back across borders in the Balkans
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Nikki Grahame's family fear she was discharged from hospital too soon
Big Brother star Nikki Grahame died 24 hours after leaving hospital where she had been receiving treatment for anorexia
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How the Queen and Prince Philip joyfully lived like a 'normal couple' in early years
The Queen kept her husband close during yesterday's funeral by carrying mementoes from their life together. One item was believed to be a small photograph of the couple in Malta.
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Frexit warning: Barnier makes plea to Macron to listen to citizens who want to leave EU
MICHEL BARNIER has urged Emmanuel Macron to learn from Brexit lessons or France could follow Britain and leave the European Union.
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Mum slams 38-month sentence for man who killed her son in 'citizen's arrest'
The court heard that Benjamin Hunt chased Christopher Walters after he had damaged a car with a hammer in Longton in May 2019. He held Mr Walters by the neck, on the ground, for several minutes
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Comforting treats after a night of TV terror
When the world seems a little too scary, reach for the chocolate boxesI was in need of comfort this week. I’d been binge-watching The Terror on BBC iPlayer: the dramatic retelling of the Franklin expedition to discover the Northwest Passage that set sail on two ships (one called HMS Terror) in 1845 with 129 men on board. Every man perished in circumstances that have never fully been explained. It is brilliant but brutal (don’t watch with children), leaving me in a state of confusion.Dark 70% chocolate wasn’t going to do anything for me so I reached into my testing box for some Soma dark milk. A reader told me, some time ago, about Soma Old School, which they described as like a fabulous Flake (it’s not currently made, so don’t go looking for it). Soma is a chocolatier based in Toronto (lucky you if you live there, as you also have Courage My Love, the best vintage shop in the world). I tried two of Soma’s 55% milk bars: the Creole Gardens (Haiti) and Vanua (Fiji) – both £10.95 (65g) from Cocoa Runners. Super creamy, there wasn’t much to pick between them, so if you covet a really fine dark milk treat do look at their beautiful bars. Continue reading...
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Rapper Little Simz: ‘I don’t hold back – I feel super free’
She is as well known for her dizzying talent (Stormzy hailed her as a ‘legend’) as she is for her privacy. So, as Little Simz releases her fourth album, why is she finally opening up?It’s a drab afternoon on an industrial estate in London and I’m sitting, somewhat awkwardly, in the back of a parked car with Little Simz. The British-Nigerian rapper-singer-actor, 27, has spent the morning doing a photoshoot. The combination of closed cafés (England is still in lockdown) and persistent March drizzle has meant we’ve ended up in the car, an enormous 4x4 with TV screens built into the seats. Still wearing full makeup from the shoot, Simz is swaddled in comfortable grey sweatpants and a black, shiny puffer jacket. “People think I’m rude, or antisocial, or awkward, because I’m not chatty,” she says.Simz, full name Simbiatu Ajikawo, doesn’t waste her words. When she talks, she is purposeful, precise, politely withholding. Yet from its overture, her fourth studio album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, reveals an interior world of cinematic proportions. “I’m definitely not the greatest at opening up,” she says today. But there are two Simz: the one that is by nature reticent and the Simz who wants to show you her universe. Continue reading...
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Is time running out for the union as the case grows for a new independence vote? | Neal Ascherson
The UK government has moved to veto two bills passed by the Scottish parliament, strengthening the hand of the SNPAre postal voters bolder? Does the solemnity of polling stations cow voters into having second thoughts? Because of the pandemic, there will be far more postal voters than ever in the Scottish elections on 6 May – almost a quarter of the electorate. It’s easier to be adventurous with a ballpoint at your kitchen table. The radio next to the teapot said last week that Boris Johnson and his English Tories were going to veto Scottish bills aimed at strengthening the rights of the child and of local authorities, even though both were passed unanimously by Scotland’s parliament, which could prove a significant landmark. It grows easier to vote for the three parties that want another independence referendum. Related: Scottish election 2021: a visual guide on what to expect Continue reading...
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AJ Tracey: Flu Game review – a confident slam dunk
(Revenge)Ladbroke Grove meets the NFL as the London rap star eyes the US market on a basketball-inspired album of nonstop bangersWest London rapper AJ Tracey’s ambitious second studio album doesn’t just nod to the pandemic; it references a 1997 NBA game when a visibly unwell Michael Jordan overcame food poisoning to help the Chicago Bulls to victory. Tracey is also digging deep to triumph over the odds, the title implies, with a US audience in his sights on this “sophomore” album.What follows is a three-pointer taken with poise and verve. Despite the many basketball references – tracks like Draft Pick, Kukoč and Eurostep – plus the presence of US guests such as T-Pain and Kehlani, Tracey’s output remains reassuringly hyperlocal, not diluting his flows but rather taking plenty of familiar UK specifics international. West Ten, his terrific garage-revival hit with Mabel, is most obviously sited in Ladbroke Grove, but granular references to Tracey’s “opps”, upmarket restaurants and Vimto also litter these confident, irresistibly rhythmic verses. Continue reading...
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