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  • 3 hours Manchester United making plans to keep Alexis Sanchez after Inter loan ends Metro -Sport
    Manchester United are planning to keep Alexis Sanchez after his loan spell at Inter (REX) Manchester United have told Alexis Sanchez that he will be expected back at Carrington in the summer, according to reports. The 31-year-old is currently spending the season on load at Inter, although his campaign has been severely disrupted after undergoing ankle surgery in October. The Serie A club do not have an option to buy Sanchez once his loan spell ends. And according to ESPN, United have decided to throw Sanchez a lifeline by giving him a chance to impress during pre-season training. The report claims ... more
  • 3 hours Jadon Sancho and Rio Ferdinand praise Bukayo Saka after Arsenal beat Bournemouth Metro -Sport
    Rio Ferdinand says Bukayo Saka has been a ‘breath of fresh air’ at Arsenal (TGS Photo/REX) Bukayo Saka received special praise from Rio Ferdinand and Jadon Sancho for his performance in Arsenal’s victory over Bournemouth in the FA Cup on Monday evening. Saka scored the Gunners’ opening goal as he lashed the ball in from a tight angle after just five minutes, while Eddie Nketiah doubled their lead after he fired home Saka’s cross from the left flank. The 18-year-old has impressed at left-back following Mikel Arteta’s arrival and Ferdinand was buoyed by his display in Arsenal’s 2-1 win. ‘I think ... more
  • 4 hours Kobe Bryant and LeBron James shared phone call the night before helicopter crash Metro -Sport
    Kobe Bryant contacted LeBron James to congratulate him on his new NBA record (Getty Images) Kobe Bryant and LeBron James shared a phone call on Saturday evening before Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash. Bryant died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others on board a helicopter which crashed outside the city of Calabasas, which is situated to the west of Los Angeles, at around 10am local time on Sunday morning. On Saturday night, James overtook Bryant’s record of 33,643 points to become third on the NBA all-time scoring list during the LA Lakers’ defeat to the Philadelphia ... more
  • 4 hours Games Inbox: Buying physical copies of games, Silent Hill hopes, and Demon’s Souls PS5 remake Metro -10Ment
    Do you still buy physical copies? The Tuesday Inbox wonders what’s next from the makers of What Remains Of Edith Finch, as one reader admits the Wii U was doomed to fail. To join in with the discussions yourself email   Fighting the future With the next generation approaching but streaming apparently only being a complement to the consoles, or at least that seems to be how Microsoft is describing it. But that brings the question of do I still buy games on discs? I’ve always done it for two reasons, one that I like having a shelf full ... more
  • 5 hours Love Island’s Luke Mabbot branded ‘lying rat’ by girl he strung along for five years Metro -10Ment
    Luke M and Jess have shared a smooch after getting close  (Picture: ITV) If we had a pound for every time someone on Love Island was accused of being a cheating love rat/snake, we’d probably have as much as the show’s cash prize. Quadrupled. The latest Islander to get caught up in accusations of cheating is Luke Mabbot, who has been branded a ‘lying rat’ by model Chloe Ephraim for leading her on for five years. He apparently even invited her to stay at his mere days before he entered the villa – and ‘forgot’ to tell her he was ... more
  • 5 hours LA Lakers release first statement after Kobe Bryant’s death Metro -Sport
    LA Lakers thanks fans for their ‘tremendous support’ after Kobe Bryant’s death (Getty Images) The LA Lakers have issued their first statement following Kobe Bryant’s death. The 41-year-old was killed alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday. The NBA have confirmed that the Lakers’ game against their city rivals the LA Clippers which was scheduled for January 28 has been postponed. The Lakers had not posted about Bryant’s death before confirmation of their game being postponed but released a brief statement on Monday evening which acknowledged the ‘tremendous’ support and tributes ... more
  • 5 hours Lena Dunham ‘didn’t want to live’ after becoming addicted to prescription drugs Metro -10Ment
    Lena struggled after splitting from Jack and undergoing a hysterectomy (Picture: Cosmopolitan/Matthew Eades/Getty) Lena Dunham has revealed she ‘didn’t want to live’ after becoming addicted to prescription drug in the aftermath of her split from Jack Antonoff and her hysterectomy. In late 2017, the Girls star underwent a full hysterectomy after suffering years of excruciating pain from endometriosis. At the same time, Lena split from her boyfriend of nearly six years, Bleachers star Jack. And the 33-year-old has explained how becoming hooked on benzodiazepines left her feeling ‘nothing’. Lena is now sober (Picture: Cosmpolitan UK/Matthew Eades) Speaking to Cosmopolitan UK, ... more
  • 5 hours Inside No. 9’s Steve Pemberton reveals hopes to take loved series to the West End Metro -10Ment
    Could Inside No.9 become a stage show? (Picture: BBC) Inside No. 9 star and creator Steve Pemberton has revealed that the whacky and creepily addictive series could be about to become a stage show. The League Of Gentleman star is bringing to live the mysterious world of No. 9 once again for its fifth series next week – with even more characters gracing the walls of the house number. Known for thinking outside of the box (like deliberately dropping off the air at the end of series four), Steve said that the stage show could be the next logical step. ... more
  • 5 hours Love Island’s Leanne goes off on brutal rant about Mike her doubts: ‘I don’t want him to touch me’ Metro -10Ment
    Love Island’s Leanne is feeling all sorts of tense at the moment… (Picture: ITV2) Love Island‘s Leanne Amaning went off on one and slammed her romance with Mike Boateng to the girls in a brutal first look at tomorrow’s show. Leanne, 22, and Mike, 24, have been coupled up for the last few weeks – but it looks like not for much longer. Previewing a scene that will be aired in full tomorrow [Tuesday 28 January 2020], Leanne can be heard sharing her doubts about Mike to some of the girls – and getting more and more wound up. This ... more
  • 5 hours Refusal to extradite suspect in Harry Dunn death is a ‘denial of justice’, says PM Metro
    Harry Dunn’s mother welcomed the PM’s comments and insisted he should pressure US officials to extradite Anne Sacoolas (Picture: PA/AFP) Boris Johnson said the US’s refusal to extradite the suspect charged in connection with Harry Dunn’s death is a ‘denial of justice’. The prime minister, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Home Secretary Priti Patel criticised the US secretary of state’s decision to refuse the extradition request of Anne Sacoolas. On Monday, Mr Dunn’s parents met with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and described the meeting as ‘very honest’ and ‘positive’. But mother Charlotte Charles said she could see Mr Raab’s ‘anger’ ... more
  • 5 hours Kylie Jenner remembers Kobe Bryant’s pilot in tribute and reveals she flew in helicopter with daughter Stormi Metro -10Ment
    Kylie remembered using Kobe’s plane to fly her and daughter Stormi (Picture: Getty) Kylie Jenner has paid tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, pilot Ara Zobayan, and the six others who tragically lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday. The 22-year-old reality TV star and makeup mogul revealed that she had occasionally used the same helicopter with her two-year-old daughter Stormi, and had been flown by pilot Ara, who she praised. ‘Rest in peace and prayers to these families,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘I still can’t believe this. That was the helicopter I ... more
  • 5 hours Manchester United begin talks to sign Islam Slimani as striker demands transfer Metro -Sport
    Islam Slimani is reportedly keen to join Manchester United (Getty Images) Manchester United have held talks with Islam Slimani’s representatives and the striker is keen to return to the Premier League, according to reports in France. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to sign a new striker to cope with the absence of Marcus Rashford, who is set to be sidelined for at least two months with a back injury. United had explored the possibility of signing Edinson Cavani but the Paris Saint-Germain striker favours a move to Atletico Madrid. Slimani would represent a cheaper option for United as he is ... more
  • 5 hours Jacqueline Jossa ‘lined-up to replace Michelle Keegan on Our Girl after I’m A Celeb success’ Metro -10Ment
    Will Jacqueline replace Michelle on Our Girl? (Picture: BBC) Jacqueline Jossa became the nation’s sweetheart on I’m A Celebrity – but now she’s looks likely to become Our Girl in a whole new way by replacing Michelle Keegan on the BBC drama. The star, who hasn’t been seen in an acting role since leaving Lauren Branning in EastEnders, is reportedly in advanced talks to take over from Michelle’s Our Girl role. Michelle announced she was leaving the show after a ‘life-changing four years’ to pursue new roles. ‘Jacque­line is keen to replace Michelle on Our Girl and has been encouraged ... more
  • 6 hours World leaders and survivors return to Auschwitz to mark 75 years of liberation Metro -World
    Holocaust survivors were joined by dignitaries including the Duchess of Cornwall and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (Picture: Getty) More than 200 Holocaust survivors returned to Auschwitz to commemorate 75 years since the Nazi death camp was liberated. Survivors stood in the space where many of them were parted from their families for the last time. They were joined by dignitaries including the Duchess of Cornwall and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on Holocaust Memorial Day. A service was held in a tent erected around the camp’s gate house, referred to as the Gate of Death by prisoners. Following the ... more
  • 6 hours Lamar Odom chooses the gym over ‘sniffing a line’ to honour Kobe Bryant and ‘make him proud’ Metro -10Ment
    Lamar is struggling with the loss of Kobe (Picture: Getty Images) Lamar Odom used a Kobe Bryant motto to motivate himself in the gym today, in a bid to avoid falling back into his addiction after the tragic death of his NBA legend friend on Sunday. The 40-year-old – who played seven seasons on the Los Angeles Lakers with Kobe from 2004 to 2011 – shared an Instagram video of himself working out in honour of the late sports star, – and admitted in the caption that there was another option he decided to avoid. ‘Like my brother @kobebryant would ... more
  • 6 hours Mikel Arteta speaks out on Arsenal’s transfer plans after Pablo Mari delay Metro -Sport
    Mikel Arteta says Arsenal remain in the market for a new defender (BT Sport) Mikel Arteta has confirmed Arsenal are still in the market to sign a new defender as the Gunners look to complete a deal for Flamengo’s centre-back Pablo Mari. The Spanish defender travelled from Brazil to London with Arsenal’s technical director Edu on Saturday but was unable to finalise his move over the weekend. Arsenal reportedly changed the terms of the transfer as they are unable to afford Mari’s £7.5 million transfer fee up front and wanted a loan deal instead. But Flamengo have been angered by ... more
  • 6 hours Love Island living for Paige’s jealousy as bombshells Demi Jones and Wallace Wilson join the villa Metro -10Ment
    Paige was giving some serious stink face during Finn’s date (Picture: ITV) Love Island‘s Paige Turley was thrown into a bit of a spin as fella Finlay Tapp was picked by new girl Demi Jones for a date. Demi, alongside fellow bombshell Wallace Wilson, arrived in the villa just a day after Sophie Piper‘s other half Connor Durham bid farewell. . The newcomers came on board with a cooking-date challenge for the Islanders – three courses with three people for three speed dates. Siannise was picked by Wallace to make his starter, while he selected Paige to make his main ... more
  • 6 hours Love Island recap: Things get messy as Connor Durman exits and a double bombshell arrives Metro -10Ment
    Things get messy in more ways than one on Love Island (Picture: ITV) Love Island has reached day 16 and just when the gang thing they’ve got a handle on what’s going on, Laura Whitmore comes and pulls the rug from under them. Now, they’re an original now, a double bombshell incoming, and couples who seemed pretty solid suddenly falling apart at the seams. It’s a lot to keep up with, so you’ll be forgiven if you need a bit of a catch up to see what’s been going down in South Africa. Here’s everything you might have missed on ... more
  • 6 hours Petition to make Kobe Bryant the new NBA logo has over 500,000 signatures from fans Metro -Sport
    Fans want Kobe Bryant to be the NBA’s new logo (Getty Images) Over 500,000 fans have signed a petition to make Kobe Bryant the new NBA logo. Tributes have poured in for the LA Lakers legend after he died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday. For over 50 years, Jerry West has provided the silhouette for the iconic the NBA logo which was designed in 1969. But now fans are calling for a re-design to pay homage to Bryant following the 41-year-old’s tragic death. A petition which was started on ... more
  • 7 hours Love Island’s Nas Majeed finally gets a date and everyone’s buzzing for him Metro -10Ment
    Nas has finally got a break! (Picture: ITV) It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for on Love Island – as Nas has finally caught a break and been asked out on a date. Yes guys! It’s officially happened. Getting a string of mysterious texts throughout the day, three guys and three girls were asked to create a starter, main and dessert for the two new arrivals. As Finlay was asked to prepare new girl Demi the starter, and Luke M was told to create the main course, the entire villa (and UK) erupted when Nas was told to make ... more
  • 7 hours Love Island’s Connor Durman vows to wait for Sophie Piper after being dumped without her Metro -10Ment
    Connor has said he’ll wait for villa love Sophie (Picture: ITV) Love Island’s Connor Durman has vowed to wait for Sophie Piper after the couple were cruelly torn apart in the show’s latest twist. Host Laura Whitmore revealed that Connor and Sophie had received the fewest votes from the public in yesterday’s episode, and that it was down to the Islanders to send one of them home. Mike Boateng revealed it was Connor that the Islanders were dumping, but the 25-year-old coffee bean salesman from Brighton hopes to rekindle their romance on the outside – if Sophie doesn’t put all ... more
  • 7 hours Love Island viewers aren’t buying Sophie Piper’s tears as Connor Durman is dumped from the villa Metro -10Ment
    Things got tense between Connor and Sophie (Picture: ITV2) Love Island’s Connor Durman is the latest contestant to leave the villa. The 25-year-old, who has been coupled up with Sophie Piper, was up for elimination alongside his other half after the pair earned the fewest public votes. He is the fourth contestant to leave from the show this series, after Eva Gale and Connagh Howard got dumped and Ollie Williams quit a few days in. Islanders were shown deliberating over who to get rid of, with Paige saying: ‘Either way the villa loses.’ as Siânnise added: ‘We need to make ... more
  • 7 hours People returning to UK from coronavirus-hit areas urged to ‘self-isolate’ Metro
    Passengers in the arrivals concourse at Heathrow Terminal 4, London (Picture: PA) People returning from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China should isolate themselves even if they don’t have symptoms, the Health Secretary has said. Matt Hancock said precautions should be taken because officials cannot be 100% certain the virus is not spread by people who are not displaying symptoms. The advice will affect around 1,500 travellers who have returned from Wuhan since January 10. Mr Hancock told MPs in the Commons: ‘Coronaviruses do not usually spread if people don’t have symptoms – but we cannot be 100% certain. ‘From today, we ... more
  • 7 hours Pablo Mari pushing for Arsenal transfer as talks advance with Flamengo Metro -Sport
    Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Pablo Mari, according to reports in Brazil (AMA/Getty Images) Pablo Mari is pushing to complete his move to Arsenal as the Gunners have stepped up negotiations with Flamengo, according to reports in Brazil. The 26-year-old arrived in London with Arsenal’s technical director Edu on Saturday and the deal was expected to be completed over the weekend. Mari had his medical with Arsenal but the Gunners were unable to agree a fee with Flamengo and the Spanish defender was forced to return to Brazil on Monday without his move being finalised. Reports in ... more
  • 7 hours Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj jailed for 25 years to life for predatory child rape Metro -10Ment
    Nicki’s brother was finally given his sentence today for raping an 11 year old (Picture: Getty/Handout) Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj has been sentenced to 25 years to life imprisonment after being found guilty for the rape of a child. The 41-year-old was handed his sentence in New York today after being convicted in 2017 for raping an 11-year-old girl, after being arrested and charged in 2015. Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Robert McDonald issued the sentence on Monday (27 Jan) saying that Maraj had ‘ruined a child’ with his actions. In response, Maraj said: ‘I’d like to apologize ... more
  • 8 hours Love Island’s Sophie Piper ‘needs to ditch infantile displays’ to survive without Connor Durman Metro -10Ment
    Sophie and Connor were not pleased as they were voted the public’s least favourite couple (Picture: Rex) Love Island’s Sophie Piper is a single pringle once more now that Connor Durman has been given his marching orders from the villa – and it’s time for her to come up with a new gameplan. After being voted as part of the public’s least favourite couple, Sophie’s face said it all as she was left vulnerable next to her other half Connor. Saved by the skin of her teeth thanks to the rest of the islanders, who made the final vote, Sophie ... more
  • 8 hours ‘Stoner driver blamed Kobe Bryant’s death for crash that killed two’ Metro -World
    Charles Jones told police that he smoked weed before driving his car after he learned of Kobe Bryant’s death (Picture: Memphis Police Department/ Getty Images) A man accused of killing two people in a car crash told police he smoked marijuana and got behind the wheel after learning of Kobe Bryant’s death. Authorities say Charles Jones took a turn at a red light and slammed into another vehicle head-on in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday. Both passengers in the vehicle Jones allegedly hit were rushed to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead, according to WHBQ. Police responded to the ... more
  • 8 hours Mother, 26, filmed herself sexually abusing baby then shared clips with pals Metro -World
    Pedophile Paige Cagle admitted filming herself sexually abusing a baby four or five times, then sharing the abuse clips with other pedophiles online (Pictures: Fayette County Detention Center/Fort Myers PD) A 26 year-old mother admitted filming herself sexually abusing a baby and sharing the clips with friends. Paige Cagle of Lexington in Kentucky last week pleaded guilty to molesting the youngster ‘four or five times’. After her arrest, she told investigators that she herself had been abused as a child, and had been unable to break the cycle. She targeted her victim, whose relationship to Cagle was not disclosed, while ... more
  • 8 hours Rio Ferdinand and Martin Keown criticise Jurgen Klopp over Liverpool’s FA Cup decision Metro -Sport
    Rio Ferdinand says Jurgen Klopp should be in the dugout at Anfield (BT Sport) Rio Ferdinand and Martin Keown have criticised Jurgen Klopp’s decision to completely pull Liverpool’s first team out of their FA Cup fourth-round replay against Shrewsbury Town. The Premier League leaders were held to a 2-2 draw by the League One club on Sunday, which has forced a replay to be scheduled at Anfield. However, the game will be played during the Premier League’s newly introduced winter break, which runs from February 2 to February 16. Klopp has insisted that no first-team players will be made available ... more
  • 8 hours Sophie Turner, Priyanka Chopra and Danielle Jonas back together to support husbands Metro -10Ment
    (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty) Sophie Turner, Priyanka Chopra and Danielle Jonas were reunited to support their pop star husbands at the Grammy Awards in LA last night. Oh, what we’d give to join this trio…. The stars huddled up together and smiled for the cameras as they watched the Jonas Brothers perform What a Man Gotta Do and Five More Minutes at the star-studded ceremony. Earlier on in the evening, the Game of Thrones star had posed on the red carpet with husband Joe, while actress Priyanka shared an instagram picture featuring all three of the couples looking glammed up before ... more
  • 8 hours Man, ’18, stabbed to death with machete’ at station during rush hour in south London Metro
    A young man was stabbed to death at East Croydon (Picture: @NatashaColyer/UKNIP) A murder probe has been launched after a man was knifed to death at a train station during rush hour in south London. Police and emergency services rushed to the scene at East Croydon station at 4.45pm on Monday following reports of a stabbing. Despite best efforts from paramedics flown in by air ambulance, the young man was pronounced dead at the scene, about 15 minutes later. Croydon Council leader Tony Newman told a meeting the victim was 18 years old, but British Transport Police are yet to ... more
  • 8 hours Father, 57, ‘killed all five of his babies’ Metro -World
    Yolo County Sheriff Tom Lopez announced Paul Perez’s arrest on Monday. (Picture: KCRA) A 57-year-old father has been arrested for killing five of his infant children, police say. Paul Perez was taken into police custody Monday for allegedly murdering his five children between 1992 and 2001 in Yolo County, California. The body one of Perez’s children was found on March 29, 2007 by a fisherman who discovered the remains of the three-month-old baby boy in a sealed container, weighed down by heavy objects, in a waterway just east of Woodland, California. Authorities say DNA technology identified the baby in October ... more
  • 9 hours Allen Iverson ‘devastated and heartbroken’ over Kobe Bryant’s death Metro -Sport
    Allen Iverson is ‘devastated and heartbroken’ following the death of Kobe Bryant (Getty Images) NBA legend Allen Iverson admits he’s ‘devastated and heartbroken’ following the death of Kobe Bryant. Bryant died alongside his 13-year-old daughter and seven other people on board a helicopter which crashed outside the city of Calabasas, which is located to the west of Los Angeles, at around 10am local time on Sunday morning. Iverson, who played 14 seasons in the NBA mainly with the Philadelphia 76ers, had numerous matches against Bryant. And the NBA’s MVP in 2001 has recalled a time they shared together as rookies ... more
  • 9 hours Naked woman who shot man dead sentenced to 25 years in prison Metro -World
    Laatasha Reaves, 41, was sentenced to 25 years in jail for murdering Patrick Robinson, 47, in March 2018 in Datona Beach, Florida. (Picture: Volusia County Jail/ Gun Memorial) A woman who was completely naked when she shot a man dead outside her apartment has been ordered to spend 25 years in prison, according to prosecutors. Latasha Reaves, 41, was sentenced on Monday after she pleaded no contest to second-degree murder, which carried a maximum penalty of life in prison. Reaves was arrested after she stepped out of her apartment nude, holding nothing but a gun, and shot 47-year-old Patrick Robinson ... more
  • 9 hours Stranger broke into child’s bedroom ‘after pedophile set up sex profile in her name’ Metro -World
    Jordan Raper is accused of setting up a dating app profile using a 13 year-old’s name and photo, then inviting a stranger to come and break into her bedroom for sex (Pictures: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook) A stranger broke into a 13 year-old girl’s bedroom after a pedophile created a fake dating profile in her name and invited him over, cops say. Jordan David Raper, 18, allegedly set up a profile on dating app Pure using the profile name ‘Uncertain slut’, complete with photos of the unsuspecting child. Raper, a McDonald’s worker from Hartselle in Alabama, is then said to ... more
  • 9 hours FA Cup fifth-round draw: Chelsea potentially face Liverpool; Wayne Rooney could play against Manchester United Metro -Sport
    Chelsea, Manchester United and Man City are definitely in the FA Cup fifth round (Getty Images) Chelsea will potentially face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fifth round, while Wayne Rooney could come up against Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will play either Northampton or Derby. Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw by Shrewsbury Town on Sunday and must now beat the League One club in a replay at Anfield in order to progress. However, Jurgen Klopp has caused controversy ahead of the replay by claiming that no first-team players will be available for the ... more
  • 10 hours Mum and daughter bashed mum’s head on rail when her child ‘took last train seat’ Metro
    Sophia Elsden, 25 and Rnata Regin, 50 outside City of London Magistrates Court (Picture: Tony Palmer/Square Mile News) A mother and daughter launched an attack on a woman after one of her two children grabbed the last seat on a packed train, a court heard. Renata Regin, 50 and Sophia Elsden, 25, bashed the 35-year-old mum’s head against a metal handrail, the trial was told. The mum and daughter beauty therapist team had just finished work in Sloane Square when they got on a Jubilee Line train travelling towards London Bridge on October 13, 2018. City of London Magistrates Court ... more
  • 10 hours Brooklyn Beckham unveils new dragon tattoo with bathroom selfie Metro -10Ment
    Brooklyn has a new inking (Picture: Getty/brooklynbeckham) Brooklyn Beckham has revealed his latest tattoo – a dragon on his left shoulder. David and Victoria Beckham‘s son unveiled the design via his Instagram Stories while posing for a bathroom selfie. It is the latest in a growing collection of inkings for the photographer, who already has a large angel on his stomach, the words ‘mama’s boy’ on his chest and his nickname ‘buster’ tattooed right above his belly button. His latest design comes after reports 20-year-old Brooklyn is being eyed by Strictly Come Dancing bosses as a contestant for the show’s ... more
  • 10 hours Chris Hemsworth’s wife Elsa Pataky doesn’t regret matching tattoo with Miley Cyrus Metro -10Ment
    Elsa and Miley are ink sisters for life (Picture: Getty) Elsa Pataky has no regrets about sharing a matching tattoo with her brother-in-law Liam Hemsworth’s ex Miley Cyrus. The 43-year-old Fast and Furious actress – who is married to Avengers star Chris Hemsworth – said all of her tattoos hold special memories, including the custom waves that she and Miley got inked on their wrists. ‘I don’t regret any of them, they’re symbols and I love having them and it reminds me of those moments,’ the star told Vogue Australia. Elsa didn’t comment on Liam and Miley’s split during her ... more
  • 10 hours Kobe Bryant to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame with the Class of 2020 Metro -Sport
    Kobe Bryant is set to be named in the Basketball Hall of Fame (Getty Images) Kobe Bryant is set to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame following his death in a helicopter crash in California. The 41-year-old was killed alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others on board a helicopter which crashed outside the city of Calabasas, which is located to the west of Los Angeles, at around 10am local time on Sunday morning. Bryant is widely regarded as one of the finest basketball players of all time following his 20-year career with the LA Lakers. He ... more
  • 10 hours Big Ben will not chime on Brexit day after campaign defeat Metro
    Campaigners have admitted defeat and closed the fundraising page (Picture: EPA) Ardent Brexiteers who launched a campaign for Big Ben to chime on Brexit day have admitted defeat. Stand Up 4 Brexit organisers and Tory MP Mark Francois, admitted on Monday they had failed to persuade the Commons to allow the famous bell to ring at 11pm on January 31. The GoFundMe appeal page, which raised £272,770 and was fuelled by Boris Johnson, was officially shut down at midday. Mr Johnson had suggested his government was ‘working up a plan so people can bung a bob for a Big Ben ... more
  • 10 hours Kobe Bryant on how reality of being a basketball great meant he missed out on ‘great’ friendships Metro -10Ment
    Kobe Bryant in 2008 (Picture: Getty Images) The world is still coming to terms with the tragic loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who died alongside seven others in a helicopter crash on Sunday. In a poignant GQ interview with Kobe dating back to 2015, the sports star spoke about how his ambition, drive and ‘obsessive’ work ethic meant it was difficult to maintain ‘great’ friendships – something he accepts he missed out on. When asked whether he had sacrificed the possibility of friends and a life outside of the game, Kobe explained that his ... more
  • 10 hours Jack Fincham returns home from gym workout after welcoming his baby daughter Blossom into the world Metro -10Ment
    New dad Jack steps out to the gym after baby Blossom was born on Friday (Picture: New dad Jack Fincham is slowly getting back into the daily routine after dropping the surprise bombshell that his baby daughter was born at the weekend. The former Love Island winner posted the news that he and NHS worker Casey Ranger had welcomed their daughter, Blossom Fincham, into the world on Friday 24 January. And today the new dad has been spotted in workout clothes returning home to his little one after a workout session. While Jack and Casey are no longer together, ... more
  • 10 hours Edu’s son abused by Arsenal fans on social media over Pablo Mari’s transfer delay Metro -Sport
    Edu has played a key role in Arsenal’s bid to sign Pablo Mari (Getty Images) Edu’s son Luigi has received online abuse from Arsenal supporters after reports claimed that the club may miss out on signing Pablo Mari. The Gunners have been looking to sign a new defender during the January transfer window and appeared on course to land the Spanish centre-back after negotiations intensified with Flamengo last week. On Saturday, Mari travelled with Edu from Brazil to London and the defender completed his medical over the weekend. But the deal now appears to be in jeopardy as Flamengo have ... more
  • 11 hours Boris Johnson struggles with A-level maths problems during school visit Metro
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to the Department of Mathematics at King’s Maths School, run in partnership with King’s College London University in central London (Picture: PA) The Prime Minister struggled with advanced mathematical problems in a classroom today and we don’t blame him. Footage showed Boris Johnson scratching his head when he was shown calculations on a whiteboard at King’s College London Mathematics School. Several A-level students did their best to explain the complex formulas to the Conservative leader but he just did not get it. Mr Johnson was at King’s Maths School to launch his new ... more
  • 11 hours People share photos of the most ridiculously gendered products they’ve seen in stores Metro -LS
    Just… no (Picture: Twitter) There has been a lot of talk about gender in recent years, with more and more companies getting called out by customers for how they portray their products. For instance, by using colour themes (pink for girls, blue for boys) on everyday items that are gender-neutral. Louise, 19, the creator of a webcomic LGBTQ+ account that features a non-binary fox and their friends, decided that she’d had enough. And so, to showcase this problem, she took to Twitter and asked people to share photos of the ridiculously gendered products that they’ve seen in their local shops. ... more
  • 11 hours Australian Open quarter-finals preview & predictions: Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and Halep in the mix Metro -Sport
    After a breathless eight days in Melbourne, there are 16 players left in the men’s and women’s singles draws at the Australian Open. A first-time champion is guaranteed in the women’s draw, while four of the eight men left in the men’s side – Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka – have previously got their hands on the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup. Here we take a look at all eight quarter-final matches and predict who will advance to the semi-finals. Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur (Tuesday, 12am UK time) Kenin has impressed (Picture: TPN/Getty) A surprise quarter-final ... more
  • 11 hours Faf du Plessis praises retiring South Africa hero Vernon Philander after England series defeat Metro -Sport
    South Africa bowler Vernon Philander has played his final Test (Picture: Getty) Faf du Plessis hailed Vernon Philander as a ‘champion’ after the South Africa hero bowed out of Test cricket. Philander, 34, announced last month that South Africa’s four-match series against England would be his last before retiring from the international game. He endured a subdued series, taking eight wickets at an average of 27, and was unable to prevent South Africa from suffering a 3-1 defeat to Joe Root’s England. But Philander’s overall record – 224 wickets at an average of under 23 – ensures he will be ... more
  • 11 hours Employers should ‘crack down on laddish sports banter because it excludes women’ Metro
    Anne Francke says that employers needed to have a greater level of ‘awareness’ (Picture: AFP) Sports banter at work can alienate women and football chat in particular risks becoming a gateway to ‘laddish behaviour’, the head of a major business organisation claimed today. Ann Francke, chief executive of Britain’s Chartered Management Institute (CMI) told BBC radio: ‘It’s very easy for it to escalate from VAR talk and chat to slapping each other on the back and talking about their conquests at the weekend.’ Francke said she was not calling for a ban on sports banter in the office or shop ... more
  • 11 hours US military plane crashes in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan territory Metro -World
    A US Air Force plane has reportedly crashed in Taliban controlled territory in central Afghanistan. (Picture: Twitter) A US military plane is believed to have crashed in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan, according to pictures and videos from the scene. Footage of the wreckage was posted to social media on Monday by an account linked to the Taliban. It appears to show a US Air Force E11 BACN plane downed in the Ghanzi province. In a statement to The Washington Post, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Muhahid claimed ‘our mujahideen (fighters) tactically crashed the plane,’ although he did not elaborate on what tactics ... more
  • 11 hours Artist creates fleshy suits to show there is no ‘ideal body type’ Metro -LS
    Art is in the eye of the beholder (Picture: Daisy May Collingridge) Art is all about giving the viewer an experience – and this artist’s work is definitely bound to spark a reaction. Daisy May Collingridge, who trained at fashion school Central St Martins in London, likes to experiment with fabrics and has come up with a unique piece of performance art. She’s made four fleshy suits named Burt, Hilary, Clive and Dave, all of which are hand-stitched and can be worn as bodysuits. The sculptures can be used as display pieces or can be worn for a more lifelike ... more
  • 12 hours Prince Andrew ‘ignores FBI requests for interview about Jeffrey Epstein’ Metro -World
    Caption: Ex-lapdancer says Prince Andrew blew raspberry on her breasts at Epstein party Pictures: Getty/BBC Prince Andrew has ignored requests from the FBI for an interview about his friendship with dead paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, a top prosecutor said. US attorney for the southern district of New York Geoffrey Berman announced Monday that there had been ‘zero cooperation’ to repeated requests for help from the Duke of York. Berman made the announcement on the steps of Epstein’s huge Manhattan mansion, which Andrew infamously visited in 2010, two years after the billionaire financier was convicted of a child sex crime. Prince Andrew ... more
  • 12 hours Dad starved baby daughter to death because she was too small to help on his farm Metro -World
    Seth Welch, pictured exclaiming with shock at his initial court appearance, faces life in jail for starving his 10 month-old daughter Mary to death (Pictures: WOOD/Facebook) A father was convicted let his 10 month-old baby starve to death because she was too small to help on his farm. Seth Welch, 28, viewed his daughter Mary’s August 2018 death as ‘natural selection’ for being too weak to fend for herself and was found guilty of her felony murder Monday. Jurors in Grand Rapids, Michigan, took just 80 minutes to convict Welch after being shown a horrific photo of the baby’s corpse. ... more
  • 12 hours England all-rounder Ben Stokes hopes South Africa series win brings ‘big smile’ to ill father Metro -Sport
    England star Ben Stokes received his Player of the Series award (Picture: Getty) Ben Stokes hopes the impressive series victory over South Africa brought a ‘big smile’ to his father and heaped praise on England team-mate Mark Wood for his contribution to the win. Stokes’ father Ged, 64, is still recovering in hospital after a serious illness left him in a critical condition in Johannesburg ahead of the Boxing Day Test. After being named the Player of the Series for his performances in England’s 3-1 series win, Stokes said: ‘It’s been a rollercoaster with everything that has gone on. ‘I ... more
  • 12 hours People look for tits and finches across the UK for the Big Garden Birdwatch Metro
    (Picture: Getty/ Birdwatchers have been scanning their gardens for robins and tits over the last few days and recording what they see. Thousands of people are joining in with the largest wildlife survey in the world and noting down the birds that appear in their nearby parks and gardens. The Big Garden Birdwatch is in its 41st year, and aims to provide a snapshot of the biodiversity of birds in Britain. RSPB spokesman Beth Markey told ‘We do it around this time of year because generally nature’s pantry has dried up. There’s not much in the way of food ... more
  • 12 hours First microscopic pictures of deadly coronavirus as death toll rises past 80 Metro -World
    The samples shown in the pictures was extracted from two patients in Wuhan (Picture: China National Microbiology Data Centre) Chinese authorities have published the first electron microscopic images of a new coronavirus which has killed at least 81 people. The samples shown in the pictures were extracted from two patients in Wuhan, China, where the outbreak first started. They were shared by China’s National Microbiology Data Centre, part of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, on Friday. One sample, with the serial number ‘NPRC 2020.00001’, is the first to ever be obtained and examined by medics. It was ... more
  • 12 hours You can now get married for free in a luxury department store chapel Metro -LS
    You’ll have to book in advance though (Picture: Getty) Weddings are notoriously expensive events. There’s the cake, the rings, the dress, the venue… it’s enough to cause any bride or groom to feel stressed about the small fortune they’ll have to shell out for their special day. If you’re not too fussy on the location of your wedding and are looking to get hitched next month, there’s now an affordable alternative: you can get married in Fortnum & Mason. The luxury department store is inviting couples to make use of their pop-up chapel, dubbed ‘The Chapel of Love’ during all ... more
  • 12 hours Bizarre flight path of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter before it crashed into mountain Metro -World
    Flight tracker data shows the route Kobe Bryant’s helicopter took in poor weather conditions before crashing into the Santa Monica Mountains hillside, killing all nine on board. (Picture: flightradar24/Getty Images) Flight tracker data shows the bizarre path Kobe Bryant’s helicopter took before it plunged into a hillside killing everyone on board. The chopper can be seen circling for approximately 15 minutes east over Interstate five near Glendale, California prior to the crash that killed the 41-year-old basketball superstar, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna ‘Gigi’ Bryant and seven others on Sunday. Authorities said the crash occurred during severe fog that grounded local ... more
  • 12 hours Man accused of trying to steal the Magna Carta ‘suggested to police it was fake’ Metro
    Mark Royden is accused of attempting to steal a priceless copy of the Magna Carta in a smash and grab (Picture: Solent) An alleged thief accused of attempting to steal a priceless version of the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral later told police he ‘had doubts over its authenticity’, a court has heard. Mark Royden, from Canterbury, Kent, is said to have smashed at the 800-year-old document’s protective case with a hammer on 25 October 2018. Prosecutor Rob Welling told the city’s crown court that it was the actions of ‘good-spirited’ members of the public that prevented his escape. Mr ... more
  • 12 hours How common are helicopter crashes? Metro -World
    Are helicopter crashes on the rise? (Picture: Getty) The deadly helicopter crash which claimed the lives of NBA star Kobe Bryant, 41 and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, has sent shockwaves across the world, prompting tributes across the globe. It is believed the helicopter – which was also carrying seven other passengers – was travelling in foggy conditions and that the crash initially caused a bushfire, which slowed down rescue efforts. The accident follows a number of well-documented helicopter crashes which have hit the news over the last five years. In the UK, there was the fatal helicopter crash involving Leicester ... more
  • 13 hours Apple designs futuristic sci-fi iMac computer formed from one piece of glass Metro -Tech
    A drawing from a recent Apple patent showing a futuristic-looking glass computer (Image: Apple) Apple has secretly designed a striking new computer formed from a single piece of glass. The tech firm is widely expected to be planning to release a new iMac this year, which is the name for a product range made up of all-in-one units combining a monitor display with computer hardware. Experts are expecting to see a new model this year because its design has changed relatively little in more than a decade. Now Apple has been granted a patent for a remarkable iMac-like computer that’s ... more
  • 13 hours I lived in Grenfell Tower and I want the inquiry to listen to me Metro
    I had made complaints about the cladding before but the housing officers we had spoken to in the past didn’t seem to care (Picture: David Cliff/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) I remember the night of the Grenfell fire like it was yesterday. I was at home with my partner Luke, on the 20th floor of the tower. We heard sirens just after 1am and Luke saw the fire on the fourth floor reflected back in the school next door’s windows. The flames were getting bigger and bigger and when another fire engine arrived, we knew we had to get out. ... more
  • 13 hours Kevin Pietersen hails ‘clinical’ England after series victory over South Africa Metro -Sport
    England sealed an emphatic 3-1 series win over South Africa (Picture: Getty) Former batsman Kevin Pietersen hailed England after their ‘clinical’ and ’emphatic’ series victory over South Africa. The tourists suffered a heavy defeat in the opening Test in Centurion but outplayed South Africa in the next three matches to seal a 3-1 win and claim the Basil D’Oliveira trophy. The series victory represents one of Joe Root’s biggest achievements as England captain and a huge sign of progress for a team that has struggled to win Test matches away from home. ‘It was emphatic from Joe Root’s side, clinical. ... more
  • 13 hours Game of Thrones star Paul Kaye admits he never watched a single episode Metro -10Ment
    How could you, Paul? (Picture: HBO; Rex) Game of Thrones star Paul Kaye admitted he has never watched a single episode of the show he stars in and we refuse to believe it. The star, who plays Thoros of Myr has only one thing he starred in and it was only because he had to. Speaking about the fantasy show’s fans to The Mirror, Paul explained: ‘Every now and then you get a message asking if you can record something celebratory for a fan. ‘I’ve learnt a bit of Dothraki and that’s my new party trick – I haven’t ... more
  • 13 hours Chelsea offered chance to sign Krzysztof Piatek before transfer deadline Metro -Sport
    Krzysztof Piatek has been offered to Chelsea (Picture: Getty) Chelsea have reportedly been offered the chance to sign AC Milan ace Krzysztof Piatek. Frank Lampard has been looking to ease the pressure on young striker Tammy Abraham this January and Edinson Cavani has been heavily linked with the Blues in recent weeks. However, the Paris Saint-Germain forward is holding out for a move to Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have been forced to search elsewhere for attacking reinforcements. According to The Independent, Piatek has emerged as a potential option for both Chelsea and Tottenham this winter, with AC Milan keen to ... more
  • 13 hours Piers Morgan is pretty sure his Good Morning Britain co-host Susanna Reid ‘genuinely wants to kill him’ Metro -10Ment
    Piers Morgan thinks his Good Morning Britain co-host Susanna Reid ‘genuinely wants to kill him’ (Picture: Rex) Piers Morgan thinks his Good Morning Britain co-host Susanna Reid ‘genuinely wants to kill him’ and that’s probably because she says he’s ‘winding her up’ now more than ever. The two are often clashing live on air, with Susanna mostly disagreeing with Piers and his controversial opinions. Just today (27 January), the pair came to blows over Hugh Grant, after Piers branded the actor ‘an awful human being’. He strongly disagrees with Hugh’s comments that the country is ‘finished’ because of Brexit and, ... more
  • 13 hours Cat who lost his hind legs in a car accident gets two new prosthetic limbs Metro -LS
    Vito can do most things with his new legs (Picture: @vituzzosuperstar/Instagram) Silvia Gottardi and Linda Ronzoni were on honeymoon when they heard that their beloved cat Vito had been crushed by a car. They’d left him with a friend but he had wandered off and been hit in the accident on 20 December 2018. He had to have his back legs amputated but the couple wanted to do what they could to give him a normal life. He has now become the first cat in Italy to have bionic legs inserted directly into his home and has become an Instagram ... more
  • 13 hours Victoria Beckham pens beautiful tribute to David’s friend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Metro -10Ment Victoria Beckham has shared a sweet social media post after her husband David Beckham’s friend Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna, passed away this week. Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe died yesterday [26 January 2020] after he was involved in a helicopter crash, along with Gianna. Spice Girl Victoria admitted the news had been difficult for her and her family to hear. Taking to Instagram, VB said: ‘This tragic loss struck us hard as a family. Kobe Bryant was an incredible figure on and off the court, a friend to David and determined to inspire ... more
  • 13 hours Mum’s one night stand with ex-boyfriend ends up in a pregnancy with triplets Metro -LS
    Charliann Broadhurst and her partner Ryan Hill whose brood has now doubled from three to six (Picture: Paul Tonge/Triangle News) A mum-of-three who had got back with her boyfriend for one night was gobsmacked when she became pregnant with triplets. Charliann Broadhurst, 28, had three kids with childhood sweetheart Ryan Hill but they broke up last year after a rough patch. After their one night together, the mum, from Northampton, was shocked to learn that they were going to have double the number of children with three new babies. After she naturally conceived the triplets – which doesn’t happen often ... more
  • 13 hours Chinese make rapid progress on new hospital built to cope with coronavirus outbreak Metro -World
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