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  • 3 hours Manchester coronavirus outbreak ‘is warning to complacent white middle class’ Metro
    80% of new cases in the borough of Trafford were from wealthy white communities (Picture: -Reuters) The coronavirus outbreak in Greater Manchester should be a warning to the ‘complacent white middle class’ that Covid-19 is not just spreading in ethnic minority households, one of the region’s health chiefs has said. Eleanor Roaf, the director of public health in Trafford, said 80% of its infections in the last week were in the white community. A major incident was declared in Greater Manchester on Sunday after a rise in new cases across ‘multiple localities’. Much of the coverage has focused ... more
  • 4 hours Viewers praise The Talk for opening eyes to racism in 2020 as stars reveal their experiences Metro -10Ment
    Ashley and Jordan Banjo, Marvin and Rochelle Humes and Leigh-Anne Pinnock were among the stars on The Talk (Picture : Channel 4) Viewers heaped praise on Channel 4’s The Talk as stars including Marvin and Rochelle Humes, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jordan and Ashley Banjo shared their experiences with racism.  The show saw a host of celebrities reveal what life has been like growing up and living in the UK in 2020, and their experiences of being treated differently due to the colour of their skin.  Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne opened up about her first experience of racism at just nine years ... more
  • 4 hours Neil Young files lawsuit to sue Donald Trump for copyright infringement over song use Metro -10Ment
    Neil Young is said to be suing President Donald Trump over song use (Picture: Getty Images) Neil Young has reportedly filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump for copyright infringement over the use of his songs. The 74-year-old musician shared copies of the lawsuit on his Neil Young Archives website, which are said to show that the papers were filed in the Southern District of New York on Tuesday.  Two of Neil’s songs listed in the lawsuit are Rockin’ In The Free World and Devil’s Sidewalk, which Trump’s campaign is accused of playing at past campaign rallies without permission.  They ... more
  • 4 hours Lebanese PM blames ammonium nitrate left ‘unchecked’ in port warehouse for Beirut blast Metro -World
    Hassan Diab has blamed the explosion on an ‘unacceptable’ warehouse of explosive materials (Picture: EPA/ Getty) Lebanon’s Prime Minister has blamed the Beirut explosion on 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate left in a warehouse for six years. The blast rocked the capital city earlier this evening, killing at least 73 people and injuring more than 3,700 others. Rescue teams are still working to pull victims from the debris, while overwhelmed hospitals have been forced to treat some patients outdoors. Earlier today Abbas Ibrahim, chief of Lebanese General Security, said the explosion may have been caused by highly explosive material ... more
  • 4 hours British embassy staff injured in deadly Beirut explosion Metro -World
    The Foreign office has confirmed British embassy workers were injured in the blasy (Picture: IBRAHIM AMRO/AFP via Getty Images) Staff at the UK embassy in Beirut suffered injuries in the huge blast that rocked the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, leaving at least 73 people dead. A Foreign Office spokesperson told Sky News that a small number of staff sustained non-life threatening injuries in the explosion and are receiving medical attention where necessary. The confirmation came after Boris Johnson and other government officials reacted to the ‘shocking’ tragedy and confirmed British nationals were among those affected. The Prime ... more
  • 4 hours Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock first experienced racism at nine years old: ‘I was distraught’ Metro -10Ment
    Leigh-Anne Pinnock shared her first experiences of racism on The Talk (Picture: Channel 4) Leigh-Anne Pinnock has revealed she first experienced racism as a young child, as she shared the heartbreaking story on The Talk.  The Little Mix star, 28, opened up about the incident on the Channel 4 show, explaining: ‘I had a little incident in primary school.  ‘I had a boy write on a piece of paper, name, Leigh-Anne, age nine, nationality jungle. And I saw it and my heart just dropped.  ‘I knew it was racism – I was nine years old – I knew it was ... more
  • 5 hours Stormzy reschedules UK and Ireland tour for 2021 after coronavirus pandemic scuppered plans Metro -10Ment
    Stormzy has rescheduled his UK and Ireland tour (Picture: Getty) Stormzy has rescheduled his UK and Ireland tour for 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Crown rapper’s new dates now take place in April and at least it’s not too long to wait. The Heavy Is The Head tour – which was meant to start this autumn – will begin in Dublin before heading to Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield and Liverpool. He is also set to perform three nights in London at the O2 Arena in mid-April. Stormzy first postponed the Asian leg ... more
  • 5 hours Jamie Clarke downs five-century Mark Allen in classic Crucible upset Metro -Sport
    Jamie Clarke produced a tremendous upset against Mark Allen on Tuesday night (Picture: VCG via Getty Images) Jamie Clarke secured a monumental upset as he downed Mark Allen 10-8 in the first round of the World Snooker Championship on Tuesday night. The world number 89 is the lowest-ranked player at the Crucible, but that didn’t stop him edging out the former Masters champion and current world number four in Sheffield. This was no meltdown from the favourite, in fact, Allen made five centuries in the match and was in fine form for most of it, but Clarke, making his Crucible ... more
  • 5 hours Rob Kardashian enjoys romantic dinner date with model Aileen Gisselle sparking dating rumours Metro -10Ment
    Rob Kardashian and Aileen Gisselle enjoyed a romantic date for two (Picture: @robkardashian, @lordgisselle) Rob Kardashian appears to have a new woman in his life after enjoying a romantic dinner date with model Aileen Gisselle.  The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star made a surprise appearance in Aileen’s Instagram stories on Monday night as they enjoyed dinner for two.  Aileen shared a video of Rob, 33, sitting across the table from her with the love heart filter.  In the next clip, Aileen zoomed in on her feet dressed in Arthur George socks which, of course, is Rob’s very own fashion ... more
  • 5 hours Fulham seal promotion back to the Premier League after Joe Bryan’s brace sinks Brentford 2-1 in Championship play-off final Metro -Sport
    Bryan was at the double (Picture: Getty Images) Fulham have sealed an immediate return to the Premier League after Joe Bryan’s double sunk Brentford 2-1 in the Championship play-off final after extra time. After a goalless 90 minutes at Wembley, left-back Bryan’s ambitious long-range free-kick caught out scrambling Bees keeper David Raya at his near post, and the defender then followed up with a smart finish to seal the win with minutes to go. Henrik Daalsgard’s header in the final minute clawed back some hope for Brentford, making it 2-1, but it wasn’t to be enough on the night. It ... more
  • 5 hours Amy Schumer and Chris Fisher have sex once a week because they ‘have to’ Metro -10Ment
    Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer schedule when they’re going to get intimate (Picture: Getty) Amy Schumer has revealed she and her husband, Chris Fischer, only have sex once a week to ‘keep it going’.  The actress, 39, revealed: ‘We’re really good about having sex once a week. We just keep it going because you have to.  ‘Otherwise, you’re just like roommates and then it’s weird that you’re having sex. ‘We make a plan. We go like, “Let’s have sex tomorrow or Tuesday. That’ll be a good day.” And then we do it and we go, “That’s great. We should do ... more
  • 5 hours Manchester United prepared to pull out of costly Jadon Sancho transfer Metro -Sport
    Dortmund want £108m for Jadon Sancho (Picture: Getty) Manchester United are considering pulling the plug on their move for Dortmund star Jadon Sancho due to the Bundesliga club’s ‘unrealistic’ valuation of the 20-year-old. Sancho is valued at £108million by the German giants and they want his future resolved by August 10th – when the club begin their pre-season training regime. Sancho wants to join United but United’s finances have been dented by the pandemic, with roughly £150m being wiped from the club’s annual revenues. Though the transfer window has opened, few clubs have completed business and the deals that ... more
  • 6 hours Jim Carrey admits he ‘can’t figure out’ Kanye West: ‘He’s one of the great characters at this moment’ Metro -10Ment
    Jim Carrey has hailed Kanye West a ‘great character of our zeitgeist’ (Picture: Getty) Jim Carrey might be a complex character himself but even he has admitted to not being able to ‘figure out’ Kanye West The Ace Ventura actor has just released his semi-autobiographical book Memoirs and Misinformation, featuring famous ‘characters’ such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicholas Cage and Charlie Kaufman.  But it’s the ‘character’ of Kanye, 43, that has really left Jim, 58, well and truly stumped.  ‘It’s a very strange thing where parody becomes very parallel with reality,’ Jim said on Real Time With Bill Maher.  ‘But we’ve ... more
  • 6 hours Construction worker crushed to death as two-storey building collapses Metro
    A man has died after a building collapsed in north London (Picture: @999London) A site worker has been crushed to death after a two-storey building collapsed in Tottenham, north London. Firefighters, police and an air ambulance were called to Vale Road at 2.19pm today following reports of the industrial building’s wall and roof collapsing. The man, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at the scene by medics after becoming trapped underneath the concrete. The building was reportedly already being demolished and the Health and Safety Executive have been informed. He was pronounced dead at ... more
  • 6 hours Teen accused of murdering teaching assistant said he was ‘offered money by stranger to move body’ Metro
    Lindsay Birbeck’s body was found in a grave at Accrington Cemetery, Lancashire, 12 days after she went missing (Picture: PA) A teenager accused of murdering a teaching assistant said he was offered money by a stranger to move her body. Mum-of-two Lindsay Birbeck was found dead in a shallow grave at the back of Accrington Cemetery, Lancashire, on August 24 last year. The 47-year-old had gone missing 12 days earlier after leaving her home to go for a walk to an area of woodland known as the Coppice, Preston Crown Court was told. It is alleged the 17-year-old defendant – ... more
  • 6 hours Stephen Hendry predicts Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Ding Junhui winner Metro -Sport
    Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ding Junhui meet at the World Snooker Championship this week (Picture: Getty Images) Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ding Junhui meet in a blockbuster second round match at the World Snooker Championship this week and Stephen Hendry can only see one winner. Ding needed a last frame decider to edge past Mark King in his opening contest, while O’Sullivan produced a masterclass to dispatch Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10-1 in the shortest match in World Championship history. In different circumstances, this could be seen as a tough one to call, but Hendry has found it easy enough in this scenario. Asked ... more
  • 6 hours Zooey Deschanel celebrates one year anniversary with Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott Metro -10Ment
    Caption: Zooey Deschanel celebrates one year anniversary with property brother Jonathan Scott Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott have marked their one year anniversary with sweet messages on Instagram. The couple couldn’t resist celebrating their love online as they gushed about their relationship to fans. New Girl star Zooey wrote: ‘One year ago today I met this kind, caring, hilarious, generous, creative, nerdy, handsome and all around incredible human. ‘I am so grateful for every smile, kiss, hug, snuggle, laugh, scrabble game, escape room, breakfast, lunch and dinner we share together. Even during the weirdest year for humanity I want a ... more
  • 6 hours Love Island star Laura Anderson ‘cried’ after surgeon gave her larger breast implants without permission Metro -10Ment
    Laura Anderson had her first breast enlargement when she was 18 (Picture: Getty, @lauraanderson) Love Island star Laura Anderson admits she immediately regretted her breast implants after the surgeon gave her a larger cup size without permission. The reality star had her first breast enlargement procedure at the age of 18 taking her from a 32D to 32DD. She had been inspired by glamour model Lucy Pinder as she ‘wanted to be sexy’, so secured a loan for the surgery without her parents’ knowledge.  It didn’t turn out the way Laura had hoped but it was too late by the ... more
  • 6 hours The Deceived viewers think Michael was involved in wife Roisin’s death as actor Emmett J Scanlan teases twists and turns Metro -10Ment
    Did Michael kill Roisin in The Deceived? (Picture: Channel 5) The Deceived hit our screens last night and viewers think Michael had something to do with his wife Roisin’s death. The four-part drama which will air every night this week until Thursday surrounds university lecturer Dr Michael Callaghan (Emmett J Scanlan) whose wife Roisin Mulvery (Catherine Walker) dies under suspicious circumstances. However, things soon take a twist when Michael embarks on an affair with one of his students, Ophelia Marsh (Emily Reid). After Ophelia follows Michael back to his hometown Knockdara village in Ireland, spooky things start to happen in ... more
  • 6 hours Boris pledges to support Beirut ‘in any way we can’ following devastating explosion Metro
    Boris Johnson says UK is ready to provide Beirut with support Credit: Reuters/EPA/Getty Boris Johnson has pledged to provide support to Beirut ‘in any way we can’ following a huge explosion which has left at least 60 people dead and more than 3,000 injured. The gigantic blast went off in the city’s port this evening, where explosives were reportedly being stored in warehouses. Shocking footage from the Lebanese capital showed people soaked in blood, buildings left in ruins and debris scattered across roads. It is not yet known what caused the explosion. Sources says overwhelmed hospitals are having ... more
  • 7 hours Manchester City set to pocket £15m from Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United Metro -Sport
    Jadon Sancho is set to join Manchester United (Picture: Getty) Manchester United’s move for Jadon Sancho will fund 60% of Ferran Torres’ transfer to the Etihad once the former Manchester City winger completes his move to Old Trafford. The 20-year-old is set to complete a move to Old Trafford this summer. with hope from the player’s representatives that a deal could be completed in the next 72 hours. Sancho left City for Dortmund in 2018 in a deal worth around £8m and City installed a sell-on clause in the winger’s deal that would see City receive 15% of the ... more
  • 7 hours Charlie Nicholas makes predictions for Manchester United vs LASK and Bayern Munich vs Chelsea Metro -Sport
    Nicholas predicts very different outcomes for Solskjaer and Lampard’s sides (Pictures: Getty) Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas predicts United’s fringe players will easily get the job done in the second leg of their Europa League tie against LASK, while Chelsea will crash out of the Champions League at the hands of Bayern Munich. Both sides return to European action less than two weeks after securing their places in next year’s Champions League with top four finishes. Solskjaer’s side made light work of their first leg against the Austrian side back in March with a resounding 5-0 victory behind closed doors. A ... more
  • 7 hours Drayton Manor theme park rescued after falling into administration Metro
    Drayton Manor theme park has been sold after going into administration (Picture: SWNS) Drayton Manor theme park has been sold after falling into administration. The popular park in Tamworth, Staffordshire, has been run by three generations of the Bryan family since opening its doors in 1950. Now it will have new owners for the first time in its 70-year history after administrators were appointed. It has now been sold to the UK arm of Looping Parks, a French leisure giant which runs 15 parks across Europe. The group already runs West Midlands Safari Park and Pleasurewood Hills near Lowestoft in ... more
  • 8 hours Emirates will pay for your funeral if you die from coronavirus after flying Metro -World
    Emirates hopes the free travel insurance policy will persuade more people to fly (Picture: Getty) Emirates has become the world’s first airline to offer free Covid-19 insurance as it tries to get people flying again. Passengers will be covered for medical treatment, hotel quarantine, and even their funeral if they catch the virus and die while travelling. ‘We know people are yearning to fly as borders around the world gradually re-open, but they are seeking flexibility and assurances should something unforeseen happen during their travel,’ Emirates Group Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said in a statement. The offer ... more
  • 8 hours Man charged with hate crime for ‘burning rainbow flag’ during Brighton Pride weekend Metro
    A man has been charged over allegedly burning a Pride flag in Brighton (Stock Picture: Getty Images) A man has been charged with hate crime-related arson after he allegedly set fire to a rainbow flag during Pride weekend in Brighton. Moulay Abdelhakim Ismaili, 36, is accused of taking the flag from a garden in Beaconsfield Road, Brighton, and setting it ablaze around 9.55pm on Sunday. He was then arrested and detained on suspicion of committing a homophobic hate-related crime and was due to attend Brighton Magistrates’ Court today, Sussex Police said. A spokesperson said: ‘We are committed to fully investigating ... more
  • 8 hours Teacher sacked over secret affair with dad she met at parents’ evening Metro
    Anne Brenen was accused of having several ‘inappropriate’ relationships with pupils’ parents (Picture: Google) A primary school teacher was sacked after having a secret affair with the parent of one of her pupils, an employment tribunal heard. Anne Brenen was accused of having several ‘inappropriate’ relationships with pupils’ parents at Westoe Crown Primary School, in South Shields, between 2016 and 2017. She was then sacked for gross misconduct in 2018, but filed a claim for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination on the grounds she was depressed. At the time, other members of staff had grown concerned about her behaviour ... more
  • 9 hours Another 89 people die with coronavirus in UK rising total to 46,299 Metro
    Another 670 people have also tested positive for the virus Another 89 people have died of coronavirus in the UK, bringing the total number to 46,299. According to the latest government figures, 306,293 have tested positive for Covid-19, with 670 additional cases recorded in the past 24 hours.  The numbers released by the Department of Health cover fatalities in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community.  Earlier, NHS England said that a further six people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospitals, bringing the total number to 29,352. Patients were aged between 46 and ... more
  • 9 hours Lee Dixon hails Kieran Tierney and backs comparisons to Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn Metro -Sport
    Tierney has been a standout performer since the restart (Picture: Getty Images) Lee Dixon has heaped praise on Kieran Tierney and can see why the left-back has drawn early comparisons to Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn. Despite struggling early on with injuries, the 23-year-old has shown lots of promise in his debut season at the Emirates after making the switch from Celtic last summer. Tierney has been one of Mikel Arteta’s side’s most consistent performers since the restart, performing well in both left wing-back and centre-back roles. The Scotland international’s energetic and passionate displays have already won him favour with the ... more
  • 9 hours Angel Gomes joins Lille after Manchester United exit Metro -Sport
    Angel Gomes is set to join Lille (Picture: Getty) Former Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes has joined Lille on a five-year deal after his exit from Old Trafford. The 19-year-old rejected a new contract with the club and allowed his contract to expire in July to bring an end to his 13-year association with the Red Devils. Chelsea and a number of Premier League clubs had expressed an interest in Gomes but the diminutive midfielder felt his short-term progress would be best served in a foreign league. Lille have a fine recent history of developing young players and reports in ... more
  • 9 hours Mark Selby stumbles past Jordan Brown into World Snooker Championship round two Metro -Sport
    Mark Selby was not firing on all cylinders in his win over Jordan Brown (Picture: Getty Images) Mark Selby was a long way from his brilliant best, but did enough to beat Jordan Brown 10-6 and book his place in the second round of the World Snooker Championship. The three-time world champion was 5-4 ahead going into the second session on Tuesday, and while the scoreline may suggest that he secured a relatively comfortable victory, it was anything but. There were mistakes from both men throughout the session as the pressure of the Crucible seemed to tell and nerves got ... more
  • 9 hours Spain locks down two more towns after weekend spike of 8,500 cases Metro -World
    A hotel in Majorca has also had to shut following a virus outbreak among staff (Picture: EPA) Over 10,000 residents living in north-west Spain are back in lockdown after an outbreak of coronavirus at a local slaughterhouse. Authorities have imposed restrictions on two towns just three miles apart after 49 people tested positive. People living in Iscar and Pedrajas de San Esteban, just two hours away from Madrid, must remain in their homes unless they have to go outside for an ‘unavoidable’ reason. Travel will be allowed between the towns but residents are not allowed to leave otherwise ... more
  • 10 hours BTS to perform new single Dynamite for first time at MTV Video Music Awards and we’re ready Metro -10Ment
    BTS have been confirmed for MTV VMA’s (Picture: Cindy Ord/WireImage) BTS announced they will be performing their new single Dynamite for the first time at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and we’re ready for this. The boys headed to Twitter to announce they will be taking to the stage at the award show next month. It will make it the group’s first-ever VMA performance and make it the TV debut of their English song – to be released on August 21. The VMAs official Twitter also confirmed the news, tweeting: ‘IT’S REALLY HAPPENING. @BTS_twt IS PERFORMING at the 2020 ... more
  • 10 hours Manchester United teenager Ethan Galbraith promoted into first team for Europa League campaign Metro -Sport
    Ethan Galbraith has been included in Manchester United’s Europa League squad (Picture: Getty) Manchester United midfielder Ethan Galbraith could make his full debut for the club against LASK on Wednesday after the teenager was named in the club’s Europa League squad. The 19-year-old made his debut for the club as a late substitute in a 2-1 defeat to Astana in November but he returned to train with the club’s U23s afterwards. United have had a much needed 10-day break since their 2-0 win against Leicester on the final day of the season and a number of first team players took ... more
  • 10 hours Gogglebox star Tom Malone Jr hits back at trolls over ‘racist’ comments about his girlfriend Metro -10Ment
    Sorry, the video was not found *Trigger warning: this post contains references to racial abuse* Gogglebox star Tom Malone Jr has hit back at online trolls after receiving ‘racist’ messages on social media about his girlfriend Bryony Briscoe. The 26-year-old shared a powerful video on TikTok where he told his followers comments like that are not ok as he reinforced the message ‘Black Lives Matter’. ‘So not long ago I posted a video on TikTok of me and my girlfriend having fun,’ Tom Jr explained. ‘And people were saying I was punching and it was the “did you see what ... more
  • 10 hours Love Island host Laura Whitmore insists dating show is about ‘personality not appearance’ Metro -10Ment
    Laura Whitmore says Love Island isn’t just about looks (Picture: ITV/Rex) Laura Whitmore is a strong romantic at heart and insists Love Island is ‘not about appearances but personality’.  The 35-year-old replaced late presenter Caroline Flack to host the ITV2 dating show’s winter series earlier this year, and she was well-received by the audience.  Love Island has become synonymous with good looking contestants and gym-made bodies, but it has also offered some pretty entertaining characters along the way, with islanders like Chris Hughes, Kem Cetinay and Shaughna Phillips, making us laugh on their quest for love.  There have been calls ... more
  • 10 hours The Killers find ‘no evidence to support’ sexual abuse claims Metro -10Ment
    The band’s legal team launched an investigation (Picture: Redferns) The Killers have found ‘no evidence’ of sexual abuse after claims from a former sound engineer. The sound engineer penned a statement, claiming she had heard members of the band – which consists of Brandon Flowers, Ronnie Vannucci Jr, Mark Stoermer and Dave Keuning – discuss abuse on an unconscious woman during a tour in 2009. Following the statement, the band asked its legal team to launch an investigation. The legal team has now said they were ‘unable to find any corroboration whatsoever.’ They went on to say the ‘serious accusations’ ... more
  • 10 hours Fall Guys warns of continued server problems as game becomes instant hit Metro -10Ment
    Thanks to being free on PS Plus, multiplayer game Fall Guys has been so successful on its first day that the servers can’t cope. From almost out of nowhere Fall Guys has become one of the biggest games of the summer, with developer Mediatonic announcing that it’s hit 120,000 concurrent players. Success has come at a price though, as they’ve had to turn off matchmaking and account creation to try and cope, with warnings of more outages to come. In fact, things are only likely to get worse tonight, as everyone finishes work, so if you can’t get ... more
  • 10 hours Virgin Atlantic could ‘run out of money altogether’ by September Metro
    Virgin Atlantic is waiting for a £1.2 billion rescue package to be approved by creditors (Picture: Getty/AFP) Virgin Atlantic could run out of money by the end of September if a £1.2 billion bailout package is not approved, a court has heard. Without a restructuring and injection of new cash, it’s feared the airline’s cash flow would drop to ‘critical levels’ by the middle of next month and ‘run out of money altogether’ by September 28. The airline unveiled a restructuring plan to secure its future, involving only private funds, just last month, with the proposal needing approval from creditors ... more
  • 10 hours The Garmin outage made me realise that my fitness routine was an unhealthy obsession Metro -LS
    It wasn’t long before I realised something was amiss (Picture: Danielle de Wolfe) Modern life bombards us with statistics at every turn – but what happens when the numbers start to hold too much importance? I’d never given much thought to the power my smartwatch possessed – or the control it had over me – until GPS and smartwatch brand Garmin’s global outage last week. The manufacturer was reportedly being held to ransom for $10million by Russian hackers, and a blackout of its services had officially begun. It wasn’t long before I realised something was amiss. Not just with the ... more
  • 10 hours Terrifying moment two paragliders become entangled and plummet to the ground Metro
  • 10 hours Top student given F after exam is marked ‘based on school’s poor history’ Metro
    Thousands of students who had been predicted A-grades today opened their exam results to find they had failed (Picture: PA/Reuters) Thousands of students from poor backgrounds who had been predicted A-grades today opened their exam results to find they had failed. Due to the pandemic, teenagers in Scotland became the first in the UK to get their results despite not sitting any exams. But for 125,000 of them, it was a disappointing day, as their grades had been lowered by the country’s exam board, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). A quarter of all pupils getting their results today found their final ... more
  • 10 hours Former UTV presenter Brian Black dies in car accident Metro -10Ment
    Brian Black has sadly died in a car accident in Belfast Brian Black, a former presenter at UTV, has died in a car accident. Black’s car is said to have plunged into Strangford Harbour and there were reports that a man had been taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast on Tuesday. He is said to have died from his injuries. Gerry Kelly, who worked with Black at UTV, led tributes to the broadcaster and said: ‘I am devastated to learn of the tragic death of my former UTV colleague Brian Black. May he rest in ... more
  • 10 hours Emmanuel Adebayor names Spurs boss Jose Mourinho as ‘best coach in the history of football’ Metro -Sport
    Adebayor is still plying his trade at 36 years of age (Picture: Getty Images) Former Arsenal and Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor has named Jose Mourinho as the ‘best coach in the history of football’, snubbing Arsene Wenger. The 36-year-old has enjoyed spells in France, England and Spain, where he played for top clubs such as Monaco, the Gunners, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Spurs. Adebayor was coached by Arsenal and Premier League icon Wenger for three years, while he linked up with Mourinho at Madrid in the 2011-12 campaign and won the Copa del Rey. Speaking to Spanish outlet AS ... more
  • 10 hours Seth Rogen shades Christopher Nolan over Tenet’s release amid the coronavirus pandemic Metro -10Ment
    Seth Rogen (left) made the comments about Christopher Nolan’s (right) release of Tenet (Picture: Getty/AP) Seth Rogen has taken a dog at Christopher Nolan, after Tenet was due to be the first film released in cinemas amid the coronavirus pandemic. Tenet, which was later pushed back, was initially going to be released theatrically as soon as cinemas were allowed to reopen – and Seth made his opinion known on the matter.  Seth, whose film An American Pickle will be the first original film released on HBO Max on August 6, decided against a theatrical release for the movie.  He told ... more
  • 10 hours Influencers like Jake Paul ‘validating fans in breaking lockdown rules’ as he insists he ‘won’t stop partying’ Metro -10Ment
    Jake Paul said he ‘won’t stop living his life’ after being criticised for partying (Picture: YouTube/JakePaul) YouTubers and TikTok stars who are still partying amid the coronavirus pandemic are validating fans in their decisions to break social distancing rules, a health expert has said. Stars including Jake Paul, James Charles, Tana Mongeau and Nikita Dragun are just some of those who have faced backlash for attending huge parties despite social distancing measures still being in place. Healthcare expert Kevin Lamb said: ‘The influencers are validating people’s decisions.’ He added: ‘If influencers are breaking lockdown rules; it gives their followers the ... more
  • 10 hours Ronnie O’Sullivan reveals preparation behind blistering World Snooker Championship form Metro -Sport
    Ronnie O’Sullivan breezed past Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in round one (Picture: Benjamin Mole/WST/REX) Ronnie O’Sullivan found himself a new practice regime ahead of the World Snooker Championship and it appears to be paying dividends after he thrashed Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10-1 in round one. The Rocket set the record for the quickest ever Crucible contest, hammering the Thai star in just 108 minutes to book his place in the last 16. It was a performance of supreme quality and fluency, with the 44-year-old averaging just 14 seconds per shot in the rout. The five-time world champion had predicted that the lack of ... more
  • 10 hours Angel Gomes breaks silence with heartfelt letter after Manchester United exit Metro -Sport
    Angel Gomes is a free agent after his contract expired at Manchester United (Picture: Getty) Angel Gomes has sent his best wishes to everyone he worked with during his ‘beautiful’ 14-year stay at Manchester United and declared that he’s ready to take the ‘next step in his career’ as he prepares to join Lille. The 19-year-old allowed his deal to run down at Old Trafford and rejected United’s offer of a new £25,000-a-week contract to pursue a fresh challenge elsewhere. Chelsea were initially frontrunners to sign Gomes and looked set to wrap up an agreement after director Marina Granovskaia held ... more
  • 10 hours Woman orders marble chopping board from Amazon and gets a penis-y surprise in the pattern Metro -LS
    Taking a knife to this just wouldn’t feel right (Picture: @tbcstan) What do you see when you look at the picture above? Perhaps it looks like someone has photocopied their junk in the work stationery cupboard? Or like one of the more tasteful of Seth from Superbad’s phallic drawings? What is actually is is a marble-style chopping board one woman bought from Amazon, which has got the internet in stitches after it was posted online. The woman’s friend tweeted a picture of the board, saying: ‘My friend ordered these cutting boards and this is what she got.’ The veiny protrusion ... more
  • 10 hours Daniel Cormier surprised by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s return against Justin Gaethje Metro -Sport
    Nurmagomedov returns in October (Picture: Getty) Daniel Cormier has admitted he was surprised by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s decision to schedule a fight so soon after his father’s death. Fight fans were expecting a long lay-off for the UFC lightweight champion after his dad tragically passed away in July due to coronavirus, but Dana White then confirmed the Russian would defend his title against Justin Gaethje in October. The undisputed lightweight showdown will headline UFC 254 and Cormier admitted the news of his team-mate’s imminent return made him nervous. ‘I was a little nervous initially,’ Cormier told MMA Junkie. ‘Not nervous, ... more
  • 10 hours Massive explosion creates huge shockwave and cloud of smoke in Beirut Metro -World
  • 10 hours Arsenal step up talks to sign Gabriel Magalhaes ahead of Manchester United Metro -Sport
    Arsenal have made a move to sign Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille (Getty Images) Arsenal have stepped up their pursuit of Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, according to reports in France. Mikel Arteta is looking to bolster his options in defence this summer, although he already has William Saliba as a new addition following the end of his loan spell with Saint-Etienne. Manchester United, Everton and Napoli have all been linked with a move for the 22-year-old. But according to France Bleu Nord, Arsenal have stepped up the chase and are now leading negotiations to sign the Brazilian defender. The report claims ... more
  • 11 hours Ryan Reynolds admits holding wedding with Blake Lively at a Plantation was a ‘giant mistake’ Metro -10Ment
    Ryan Reynolds says he regrets holding his wedding to Blake Lively at a Plantation (Picture: Getty Images) Ryan Reynolds has shared his regret over holding his 2012 wedding to Blake Lively at a former slave plantation. The couple tied the knot at Boone Hall in South Carolina and received criticism from some fans who were less than impressed that they chose to go a venue ‘built upon tragedy’. The Deadpool star got candid about the decision in a new interview with Fast Company as he stated: ‘It’s something we’ll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for. It’s impossible to reconcile. ... more
  • 11 hours Finishing Dune will be a ‘sprint’ after coronavirus says director Denis Villeneuve Metro -10Ment
    Denis Villeneuve is going to have to hustle to get Dune back on track for release (Picture: Warner Bros) Finishing work on the film Dune will be a ‘sprint’, says director Denis Villeneuve. Production on the film, starring Timothee Chalamet, came to a halt when the coronavirus pandemic caused the world to go into lockdown. The health crisis ‘crushed’ the director’s schedule meaning he has to play catch-up when work resumes. While the ‘main’ part of the shooting is ‘almost finished’, Denis had some edits he wanted to make which he was unable to do when the pandemic hit. Now ... more
  • 11 hours You can see a 2,500-year-old shipwreck close up at Greece’s first underwater museum Metro -LS
    Divers at the shipwreck (Picture: Reuters) A new museum in Greece is giving visitors the chance to see every detail of a shipwreck from around 425 BC. The attraction is the first underwater museum in the country and has been labelled the ‘Parthenon of Shipwrecks’. Lucky guests will be able to look around the wreck, which lies off the coast of Alonissos island and Peristera – an uninhabited islet – in the Western Aegean. To actually go underwater, you have to be a certified amateur diver but if you can’t dive, you can get the experience through a virtual reality ... more
  • 11 hours Pilot dead after light aircraft crash in East Sussex Metro
    Firefighters and police were on the scene this morning (Picture: Sussex Live/BPM Media) The pilot of a light aircraft that crashed in East Sussex this morning has died, police said. The aircraft burst into flames after coming down in Herrings Lane in Hand, Heathfield at 11.01am on Tuesday. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service firefighters attended and used foam to extinguish the blaze. Sussex Police said the pilot is believed to have died instantly. His next-of-kin have been informed. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. An eyewitness has claimed the pilot had set ... more
  • 11 hours Mayor says ‘disrespectful’ tourists ignoring social distancing have invaded seaside town Metro
    Locals say the crowds started coming as soon as lockdown was lifted (Pictures: SWNS) The sheer number of tourists visiting a posh seaside resort in Devon could force the area back into lockdown, town officials fear.  The population of Salcombe on the south coast has rocketed from 2,000 to 25,000 as the UK experiences a ‘staycation’ boom this year.  Visitors have been told to ‘show a bit of respect’ as images emerged showing packed crowds on the streets of the town which is sometimes dubbed ‘Chelsea-on-Sea’ due to its popularity among rich Londoners.  Locals have reported a huge surge in ... more
  • 11 hours Amazingly well-preserved 10,000 year old woolly mammoth pulled from Siberian lake Metro -Tech
    The mammoth remains were found by local residents by Lake Pechevalavato near the village of Seyakha. (TASS via Getty Images) Extraordinary new pictures show how the awesome remains of a male woolly mammoth have been pulled from the silt of a Siberian lake. The 10ft tall extinct hairy beast was so well preserved since the Ice Age that some of its soft tissue and skin is visible. Astonishingly, scientists announced they have also found the monster’s fossilised excrement which will be analysed to understand the woolly mammoth’s diet. The first remains were pulled out of Lake Lake Pechenelava-To on the ... more
  • 11 hours Standard PPE ‘may not be enough to shield against germs in the air’ Metro
    Scientists have warned that small airborne droplets may penetrate some items of PPE (Picture: AFP/EPA) Some forms of personal protective equipment may not shield people from small aerosol droplets carrying infections like coronavirus, scientists have warned. Academics from Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh created a mathematical model examining how small, medium and large droplets from coughs and sneezes were dispersed through the air. It is hoped the research can help inform guidelines on social distancing, ventilation in shared spaces and face coverings, as well as the wider understanding of respiratory viruses amid ongoing debate over whether Covid-19 can ... more
  • 11 hours Champions League fixtures, draw, TV schedule, live streams and prize money Metro -Sport
    Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane will meet again on Friday (Picture: Getty Images) The Champions League resumes on Friday night, with the remaining last 16 ties played out over two days before the quarter-finals begin next week. The competition was put on hold midway through the round of 16, with four second legs still to be played, and they will be played at the stadium they were always scheduled to be. However, from the quarter-finals onwards, all remaining games will be played in Lisbon and the ties will be one-legged affairs, with the competition rapidly reaching a climax on 23 ... more
  • 11 hours Chipotle is making a clothing line with products dyed with avocado stones Metro -LS
    Each bag is dyed with around five avocado stones (Picture: Chipotle Goods) Chipotle are known for their Mexican meals, as well as for charging extra for guac. But they’re branching into another world soon, launching a range of goods as part of their offshoot brand, Chipotle Goods. As well as the items being attractive, they’re made to make use of some of Chipotle’s by-products – such as avocado pits. The brand will be using the stones to create a dye for clothes and bags, with each bag using up about five avo pits to transform its colour. Given the chain ... more
  • 11 hours Oral-B iO review: the toothbrush to buy if money is no option Metro -Tech
    Is Oral-B’s new toothbrush worth the price tag? (Photo: Oral-B) Oral-B’s new high-end toothbrush has had an impressive re-design, but is it worth the hefty price tag? Electric toothbrushes put people off for many reasons: overly powerful skull vibrations, safety concerns, the often high prices or reservations about whether they actually do anything at all. Oral-B is aware of these perceptions, so, six years ago, they decided to try and re-design a toothbrush from the ground-up. Equipped with a linear magnetic drive (similar to the ones used in Japanese ultra-smooth magnetic trains), a re-designed brush head (4,000 filaments at a ... more
  • 12 hours Couple sell four-bedroom home for £850,000 and it comes with a cattery that fits nearly 100 cats Metro -LS
    Like the look of this property? (Picture: Everett, Masson & Furby Group / SWNS) A retiring couple is selling their four-bedroom home for £850,000 and it comes complete with a cattery which has room for almost 100 cats. Wendy and Graham Jones, who are both in their mid-70s, moved to the site of Timbers Cattery in Norwich, Norfolk, in 2004. They said that 16 years ago, the almost half-acre of land was a small, run-down place with a few small wooden sheds out the back of their home. Over the years, the couple have poured all their time and money ... more
  • 12 hours When do A-level results come out, how will they be graded and can you collect them at school? Metro
    A-level results day is nearly upon us (Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) In a historical first, pupils across the UK will soon receive their national school exam results without having actually sat an exam. School exams were pulled for the first time in history this year after the country was plunged into lockdown in March to curb the spread of coronavirus. And now the ‘results’ have started rolling in – starting with Scotland – where students today received their Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) results. The new grading system has not been without hitches, however, with many slamming the SQA’s decision to ... more
  • 12 hours Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks out on Manchester United signing another centre-back Metro -Sport
    Solskjaer is plotting a big transfer window for United (Picture: Getty) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United are always on the look-out to improve their squad, but denied a new centre-back was high on his transfer agenda this summer. There has been speculation the Norwegian is keen to sign a partner for Harry Maguire, with the Red Devils most recently linked with Villarreal defender Pau Torres. Solskjaer was asked if defence was a position he intended to strengthen this summer, but the United boss said he didn’t have any concerns about his current crop of centre-backs. ‘We’re always looking to ... more
  • 12 hours PC Andrew Harper killers to have sentences reviewed after ‘unduly lenient’ claim Metro
    PC Harper, 28, was dragged to his death after his foot got caught in the tow rope of a stolen quad bike (Picture: PA) The Attorney General has been asked to consider whether jail terms handed to the three teenagers who killed PC Andrew Harper were too lenient. Henry Long, 19, the driver of the car that dragged Mr Harper to his death, was jailed for 16 years for manslaughter at the Old Bailey on Friday. The two other occupants of the car, 18-year-olds Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers, were each jailed for 13 years. Mr Harper’s widow Lissie said ... more
  • 12 hours Poor kids ‘may just not go to school’ if under-18 free transport is scrapped Metro
    Under-18s in the capital have used a Zip Oyster card to access free public transport but this will soon be suspended (Picture: Reuters) The UK government is facing mounting pressure to reverse its controversial decision to scrap free public transport for under-18s in the capital. More than 120,000 people and counting have signed a petition calling on British officials to reconsider plans to suspend free travel for children and teenagers, as part of a £1.6 billion Transport for London (TfL) Covid-19 bailout package.  The move, which officials believe will help avoid overcrowding on transport, is due to come into effect ... more
  • 12 hours Mum of murdered teen wants life-saving ‘bleed kits’ on streets to help stabbing victims Metro
    Yemi Hughes, mum of Andre Aderemi, is campaigning for life-saving bleed kits across London (Picture: gofundme) The mother of a teenager hacked to death with a sword is calling for first aid kits designed specifically to treat stab wounds to be accessible in public places. Yemi Hughes son, Andre Aderemi, 19, was brutally murdered in Croydon, south London, almost exactly four years ago on August 16, 2016. Aspiring rapper Andre’s killers were pupils at a school where Yemi, a teacher, worked.   Yemi, 41, has now launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise £5,000 for 50 so-called ‘bleed kits’ to be ... more
  • 12 hours Shaun Murphy tips two names for World Snooker Championship but leaves Judd Trump out Metro -Sport
    Who will lift the World Snooker Championship trophy this year? (Picture: Getty Images) Shaun Murphy has named Ronnie O’Sullivan as the favourite to win the World Snooker Championship this year, although he has not ruled out his good friend Mark Allen for Crucible glory. The Magician was beaten in the first round of the tournament by Noppon Saengkham, losing 10-4 to the Thai player, as he became the second seed to fall at the first hurdle after Dave Gilbert. The early exit was a painful one, but allowed the former world champ to offer his prediction on who will be ... more
  • 12 hours Bouncers batter teenager cowering on ground outside bar Metro
    Video footage appears to show bouncers beating an 18-year-old outside a Lincolnshire nightclub (Picture: Ben Lack/YappApp) This is the moment two bouncers battered a teenage clubber in front of a shocked crowd in Lancashire this weekend. Police have launched an investigating after the footage emerged of an 18-year-old man being repeatedly punched and kicked while already on the ground, as onlookers plead with two bouncers to stop.  Another clip has also been shared on social media showing the pair aim what appears to be a slap and a kick to the head at another youngster. It is unclear if any ... more
  • 12 hours Body of man found on beach after search for missing kayaker Metro
    A body has been found in the search for a missing kayaker in Brighton (Picture: SWNS) A body has been found in the search for a missing kayaker who vanished off the coast of Brighton on Sunday. The man, who has not been named by police, first entered the water at 10am on August 2, and a large-scale rescue operation was later launched after he was reported missing. A kayak and paddle were found washed up in Hove Lagoon during the search. Sussex Police have now confirmed that a body was found on Hove Beach at 5.30am this morning. ... more
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