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  • 2 hours Michael Jackson ‘abused 13-year-old girl and paid huge sum in hush money’ Metro -10Ment
    Michael Jackson died in 2009 (Picture: Getty Images) Michael Jackson ‘abused a tomboy in the early 1980s and then gave cheques to buy her silence.’ An American girl of 13 was among Michael Jackson’s child sex abuse victims, it has been claimed. The Man In The Mirror hitmaker – who died in 2009 – then paid a massive amount in ‘hush money’ to the victim who is now in her 50s, according to US lawyer Vince Finaldi. ‘His preference appears to have been young males and she describes herself as a tomboy at the time of the attacks on her ... more
  • 2 hours Estonia pick Victor Crone to fly the flag at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv Metro -10Ment
    Victor Crone will represent Estonia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (Picture: Instagram) Estonia have chosen its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The competition will take place in Tel Aviv in May after Netta’s triumph with her song Toy last year. Estonia held two semi-finals and a huge finale to decide the winner, and Victor Crone was chosen for the job. He will fly the flag for his country with the song Storm. Crone was chosen out of 12 competing acts with the voting split into two rounds. The first round chose the best three out of the ... more
  • 2 hours Rape charity target of ‘racist’ abuse due to ‘misleading’ Tommy Robinson post Metro
    A charity supporting rape victims say they have received ‘abusive phone calls’ after Tommy Robinson shared a picture of their leaflet. The Rape Crisis pamphlet addressed black, Asian and minority ethnic women who had experienced sexual violence and urged them to seek support. It then offered a phone number, telling victims that Punjabi, Hindi and English support workers are available. Tommy Robinson shared a picture of the leaflet on Facebook (Picture: Facebook) Far-right campaigner Robinson shared the leaflet on his Facebook page on February 14, writing: ‘I guess it’s ok to rape white women then?’ Rape Crisis Wycombe, Chiltern and ... more
  • 3 hours Cheryl crushes The Greatest Dancer performance with Strictly Come Dancing pros as two of her acts crash out Metro -10Ment
    Cheryl got to dance with Pasha Kovalev on The Greatest Dancer (Picture: BBC) The Strictly Come Dancing pros made a guest appearance on The Greatest Dancer, roping in the dance captains for an electric performance that was the highlight of the episode. Cheryl, Oti Mabuse and Matthew Morrison joined the Strictly professionals on stage as they bust a move to a medley of songs. Cheryl got a chance to bust a move with Pasha Kovalev while Oti and Matthew took to the floor together as part of the routine. We’d quite happily watch them do this every single week until ... more
  • 3 hours Alexis Sanchez digs out Manchester United team-mates for collapsing during Paris Saint-Germain defeat Metro -Sport
    Alexis Sanchez has dug out his Manchester United team-mates (Picture: Getty) Alexis Sanchez has taken a major dig at his Manchester United team-mates for their performance in a 2-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain. Goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe at Old Trafford means United need a small miracle to make it into the last-8 when they travel to Paris in just over a fortnight’s time. Sanchez started the game on the bench but emerged just before half-time when he replaced Jesse Lingard, who sustained a groin injury. The 30-year-old was far from his best during a desperate ... more
  • 3 hours Katie Price looks downcast filming holiday scenes in camper van with boyfriend Kris Boyson Metro -10Ment
    Far cry from their usual holidays (Picture: Splash News) Katie Price looked filming her toned down holiday with on-off boyfriend Kris Boyson in a camper van. Last year they famously spent the summer fondling each other around Thailand in a series of pap shots. But things have changed after they were spotted keeping it lowkey in a motorhome in a very cloudy looking Spain shooting scenes for Katie’s reality show, Katie Price: My Crazy Life. The 40-year-old’s terminally-ill mother Amy, 67, has been whisked off on a ‘bucket-list’ trip to ‘capture precious moments,’ after Amy was diagnosed with an incurable ... more
  • 3 hours Dua Lipa hangs out with Dua Lipa as she unveils uncanny Madame Tussauds waxwork Metro -10Ment
    Dua Lipa with Dua Lipa  (Picture: INhouse images) Dua Lipa hung out with her own waxwork at Madame Tussauds in a surprise appearance ahead of the Brit Awards on Wednesday. Fans who attended to see the unveiling of her plastic counterpart were surprised with the living and breathing version of herself. The 23-year-old described the experience as ‘surreal’ after offering the first look of the waxwork in front of fans in London on Friday night. The living Dua is the one in pink FYI (Picture: Rex Features) The display has been dubbed the Glow Room and features the iconic outfit ... more
  • 4 hours Drag Race winners don’t know who won as each queen films a winning segment Metro -10Ment
    A behind-the-scenes clip from Drag Race All Stars 4 reveals that the winners don’t know who has got the crown until the episode goes out. All Stars 4 left fans up in arms when Mama Ru chose two queens to win the series for the first time in her-story. Trinity The Tuck and Monét X Change both came out on top in the finale. A video showing the pair hearing the news they had both won revealed that it came as a total surprise until they watched the episode. The crowning reaction video saw Trinity and Monét sit in ... more
  • 4 hours Karl Marx memorial vandalised for second time in two weeks Metro
    A memorial to German philosopher and political theorist Karl Marx has been vandalised for the second time within two weeks. The words ‘Doctrine of Hate’ and ‘Architect of Genocide’ were written across the Highgate Cemetery grave in bright red paint. Vandals added ‘Memorial to Bolshevik Holocaust’ on the front of the Grade I-listed monument, along with the words ‘66,000,000 dead’. Karl Marx’s grave has been vandalised for the second time in two weeks (Picture: PA) The memorial has been doused in red paint (Picture: PA) Maxwell Blowfield, 31, was visiting with cemetery with his mother and said he was ‘quite ... more
  • 5 hours Mum, 25, gives birth to ‘perfect’ septuplets naturally Metro -World
    The mother of Iraq’s first surviving septuplet’s is in good health after giving birth to six girls and one boy. The seven babies, all said to be in ‘perfect condition’, were delivered naturally at a hospital in the Diyali Province of eastern Iraq. Photos of the newborns showed them lying in bed together after undergoing medical check ups. They are thought to be Iraq’s first surviving septuplets(Picture: CEN/ @EVISIONMN) Their mother, 25, has not been named, but their father Youssef Fadl said he and his wife are not considering having any more children. He told local media that they now ... more
  • 5 hours Nabil Fekir sends message to Chelsea and Liverpool with stunning goal in Lyon’s win against Guingamp Metro -Sport
    Nabil Fekir is a man in demand (Picture: Getty) Nabil Fekir demonstrated why he’s being chased by the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool with a stunning goal in Lyon’s win against Guingamp. The Frenchman was close to joining Liverpool last summer and the Reds had agreed a deal with Lyon but Fekir’s medical on Merseyside uncovered a long-standing knee issue and the deal collapsed. Chelsea have since entered the race for Fekir as they prepare for the increasingly-realistic prospect of losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid. And Fekir displayed why he’s a wanted man with a simply exquisite left-footed strike ... more
  • 5 hours How to live the high life like Emma Stone and Amy Adams in Santa Monica this Oscars season Metro -10Ment
    Oscars season is well and truly upon us (Picture: Getty) Oscars season is well and truly upon us and that can only mean one thing. A celebration of the best films of the year, celeb spotting as they strut their stuff down the red carpet and getting teary-eyed at the ‘stars we lost’ montage? Well, yes, but also taking the opportunity to head out to Santa Monica and catch some rays while the film buzz is happening right next door. We knew we could get your attention. If only you had a handy article to guide you through such a ... more
  • 5 hours Jess Glynne pulls out of Brits Week 2019 performance after doctor’s ‘vocal rest’ orders Metro -10Ment
    Jess Glynne will no longer be performing (Picture: Getty Images Europe) Jess Glynne has been forced to pull out of her Brits Week 2019 performance just days ahead of the ceremony due to illness. The I’ll Be There singer was set to impress crowds at the War Child’s Brits Week Together event on Monday night, which comes just days ahead of the annual music event at London’s O2 Arena on 20 February, but has been forced to call it quits on her show after doctors put her on ‘strict vocal rest’. After receiving medical advice a message on War Child’s ... more
  • 6 hours Lennox Lewis gives damning verdict on Anthony Joshua’s next opponent Jarrell Miller Metro -Sport
    Lewis retired from the sport in 2003, he won 41 of his 44 fights (Picture: Getty) Lennox Lewis has revealed his disappointment at Anthony Joshua’s next opponent Jarrell Miller and stated he “wanted a better fight”. Joshua is set to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts against the undefeated Miller on June 1 at Madison Square Garden. Fellow heavyweight rivals Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, meanwhile, are locked into negotiations over a potential rematch later this year. More: BoxingLennox Lewis gives damning verdict on Anthony Joshua's next opponent Jarrell MillerJustin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin all smiles together after ... more
  • 6 hours Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are all smiles after after postponing second wedding to ‘focus on mental health’ Metro -10Ment
    What a cute couple Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are (Picture: Backgrid) Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin were spotted looking relaxed while walking through New York, even cracking a joke about Justin’s choice of shoes for their outing. The married couple looked cheery as they walked the streets in sportswear. Justin even braved it outdoors wearing bedroom slippers while his wife opted for the traditional option of wearing actual footwear outdoors. While Justin, 24, and Hailey, 22, are technically already married, after legally tying the knot in a secret courthouse service in New York in September, they have ... more
  • 6 hours People aren’t sure what to make of Public Desire’s crotchless trouser boots Metro -LS
    (Picture: Public Desire) We love animal print – but Public Desire has launched some new snake skin boots and we’re not sure what to make of them. The sterling belted over the knee boots are essentially crotchless trousers with boots built into them. They’re thigh-high snake boots that come attached to a waistband, which could be strangely practical, given how annoying it is when thigh-high boots slide down your legs. The model in the picture wears them with black shorts underneath, as well as blue denim skinny jeans, and it sort of looks like she’s ready to go horse riding. ... more
  • 6 hours Arsenal coaches believe Mesut Ozil has been exaggerating his injuries this season Metro -Sport
    Mesut Ozil has only played 102 minutes of football since the turn of the year (Picture: Getty) Arsenal coaches believe that Mesut Ozil has been exaggerating his injuries this season as his frustrations continue under Unai Emery. Ozil, 30, has been left out of Arsenal’s recent matches against Huddersfield and BATE Borisov and was an unused substitute in the side’s defeat away at Manchester City at the beginning of the month. Back in December, Ozil learned that Emery had dropped him to the bench for Arsenal’s clash with Tottenham and subsequently ruled himself out of the derby altogether with a ... more
  • 6 hours Joey Graceffa on the struggles of being an LGBT role model and playing YouTube’s ‘game’ Metro -10Ment
    Even Joey fears getting left behind (Picture: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) Joey Graceffa is the ultimate YouTube success story – once a fan of channels like Smosh he’s built up an audience of millions. But even he fears getting left behind. Now at his 10th VidCon, he reflected to Metro.co.uk on his journey so far. ‘It’s been 10 years, it’s been quite a journey from the beginning,’ he recalled. ‘I went as a fan but also to meet fellow YouTubers…and now it’s evolved into a YouTubers meeting fans experience, it’s become less of a fun activity, it’s now more part ... more
  • 6 hours Anti-terrorism officer, 38, ‘raped girl, 14, after tracking her on Snapchat’ Metro
    An anti-terrorism police officer allegedly climbed through a girl’s bedroom window and raped her after tracking her down on Snapchat. Peter Drummond, 38, drove to the 14-year-old girl’s home twice, and on one occasion, broke in and raped her, a court heard. Drummond, from Three Mile Cross, Berkshire, denied all charges at Truro Crown Court in Cornwall. Peter Drummond allegedly climbed through a girl’s bedroom window and raped her (Picture: SWNS) The jury heard how Drummond was able to find his victim’s address through Snapchat’s map function, which allows you to see the location of your friends. Mum, 25, gives birth ... more
  • 6 hours Brighton bathers strip off for a dip on a balmy winter afternoon Metro
    People in Brighton stripped down for a dip in the sea as the UK was hit with another unusually mild winter day. Members of the Brighton Swimming Club jumped into their swimming costumes as temperatures reached around 12C in the city this afternoon. However, it might be their last chance in a while, as Britain is set to blanket with -2C Arctic blast. Met Office forecaster Richard Miles told Birmingham Live: ‘We could well see some snow by the end of February. ‘Temperatures could go as low as zero to two degrees next week, and I’d expect to see a ... more
  • 6 hours Rapist climbed through victim’s window and waited for her in bed Metro
    A man violently raped a mother after climbing into her home through a window and waiting in her bed for her to get home. Leo Irwin crept into the victim’s home while she was out visiting a friend then subjected her to a horrific ordeal when she returned, a court heard. The 27-year-old mechanic repeatedly banged her head off the floor and covered her face with a pillow. Leo Irwin, 27, was jailed for eight years over the horrific attack (Picture: North News / NNP) A court heard the traumatised woman, who begged him not to rape her, asked if ... more
  • 6 hours Man Utd transfer target Tanguy Ndombele branded the ‘new Paul Pogba’ by current Lyon manager Metro -Sport
    Ndombele has scored two goals in the Champions League this season (Picture: Getty) Manchester United target Tanguy Ndombele has been described as the “new Paul Pogba” by his current Lyon manager Bruno Genesio. Ndombele has played 57 times for Lyon since arriving from Amiens in 2017, and he has made a name for himself in central midfield for the club. The 22-year-old has risen to fame in his home land and even burst onto the international scene after making his debut for France against Iceland in November. More: ShowbizBrits 2019: Date, presenters, performers, venue, nominees, and how to watch?Pope Francis ... more
  • 6 hours Brits 2019: Date, presenters, performers, venue, nominees, and how to watch? Metro -10Ment
    The Brits nominations have arrived (Picture: Getty) It’s not long until the Brit Awards, which is one of the most star-studded events of the year here in Blighty. Celebs will descend upon London in their finery to pick up awards, and we’ll be treated to a number of performances from pop’s greatest. It’s always a great night for gossip and stories, but before we get to the juicy stuff, let’s work out the details. Here’s everything you need to know about the Brits this year. When and where are the Brits 2019? This year, the Brits will be held on ... more
  • 7 hours Pope Francis defrocks former US Cardinal for groping boys as young as 11 Metro -World
    The Vatican has defrocked a former US Cardinal for a catalogue of sexual crimes against young boys and teenagers. Theodore McCarrick, 88, is the first cardinal ever to be defrocked for sex abuse, making him the highest-ranking Catholic churchman to be laicized, as the process is called. It means he can no longer celebrate Mass or other sacraments, wear clerical vestments or be addressed by any religious title. Former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been defrocked – becoming the highest ranking Catholic official to have been (Picture: EPA) The US Conference of Catholic Bishops said Pope Francis’s decision to defrock ... more
  • 7 hours Ellen Page ‘barely touched a woman in public’ and asked girlfriends to hide until she was 27 Metro -10Ment
    Ellen Page revealed she ‘barely touched a woman outside’ until she was 27 (Picture: Getty) Ellen Page revealed she barely touched a woman in public when she was younger, because she was ‘very, very, very closeted’. The Umbrella Academy actress, who is married to dancer Emma Portner, came out in 2014, when she was 26. And the 31-year-old revealed she used to ‘make girlfriends leave buildings through different exits’ and ‘hide in hotel bathrooms when room service came’. ‘I mean, I barely touched a woman outside until I was 27 years old,’ she explained. Ellen married Emma Portner last year ... more
  • 7 hours Cylist left brain damaged after mum smashed into him while high on cocaine Metro
    A mum-of-of four who was 16 times over the drug-drive limit when she almost killed a cyclist has been jailed. Kelly Sumner, 35, snorted five or six bags of cocaine at a party the night before getting behind the wheel of her uninsured Nissan Micra just before 1pm. She ploughed into IT consultant Stephen Derbyshire as he enjoyed a bike ride, flinging him 12 feet into the air and into a lamppost. Kelly Sumner, 35, snorted five or six bags of cocaine at a party the night before getting behind the wheel of her uninsured Nissan Micra and smashed into ... more
  • 7 hours Saudi Prince wants to complete Manchester United takeover by the start of next season Metro -Sport
    Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is ready to launch a Man Utd takeover bid (Picture: Getty)Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman hopes to complete a £3.8billion takeover of Manchester United by the start of next season. The club’s current owners, the Glazer family, assumed control back in 2005 after purchasing the Premier League giants for £790m. Although United’s value has rocketed since then, the Glazer’s have lumbered the club with debt and have, until now, refused to entertain long-standing Saudi interest. The Sun, however, claims that a bid in the region of £4bn would likely be too ... more
  • 7 hours David Ospina set for Arsenal return with Napoli likely to decline option to buy Metro -Sport
    David Ospina is set to return to Arsenal at the end of the season (Picture: Getty) Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina admits he’s set to return to the Emirates as Napoli are unlikely to make his loan move permanent. The Colombian moved to Naples last summer following the arrival of Bernd Leno to north London. Napoli expected to make Ospina’s transfer permanent at the end of the season and installed a requirement to buy should the goalkeeper make a certain amount of appearances at the club. However, Ospina has made just 17 appearances this term and is unlikely to trigger the ... more
  • 7 hours Minister says he won’t support ‘irresponsible’ Brexit no-deal Metro
    Crashing out of the European Union without a deal would have a ‘very adverse effect’ on the UK’s economy, a Cabinet minister has warned. David Gauke suggested he would back an extension to Article 50 if a deal between the UK and EU was not reached. He said he expected the Government to act ‘responsibly’ if the current deadlock prevailed. Theresa May’s justice secretary says a no-deal would have a ‘very adverse effect’ on the UK’s economy (Picture: REX/Shutterstock) And the Justice Secretary said he hoped a deal would have been reached by the next round of Commons votes on February ... more
  • 7 hours Rediscovered illustrations capture London’s East End over three decades Metro -LS
    (Picture: Doreen Fletcher) If you’ve lived in London long enough, you’ll know just how quickly – and drastically – things change. A street you walked down ten years ago will feel entirely different to the same location today. Local businesses close, pop-ups come and go, characters move on. Doreen Fletcher captured those changes with her illustrations of London’s East End. For twenty years Doreen painted her views of London streets, documenting their transformation across three decades. She gave up because of a lack of recognition. But in 2015, her illustrations were rediscovered and found an audience. Now, for the first ... more
  • 7 hours The Sex Clinic’s Nurse Sarah Mulindwa reassures us man who ‘hadn’t washed penis in 24 years’ is ‘fine’ with viral fame Metro -10Ment
  • 7 hours Boy shot in ‘revenge attack’ filmed the moment he’s rushed to hospital Metro
    A teenager shot ‘in revenge’ in a gangland feud after a weapon was fired at a rival’s house boasted on a mobile phone that ‘he had been involved in the earlier attack’. Emile Riggan, 17, was blasted in the chest shortly before 6pm on July 16 last year in a revenge attack after a shotgun cartridge was discharged at a property earlier that day. Riggan pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and was sent to a young offenders institution for 12 months. Emile Riggan, 17, boasted on a mobile phone video that ... more
  • 7 hours When are the 2019 Oscars and who are the favourites to win? Metro -10Ment
    The Oscars are almost here (Picture: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images) The wait is almost over – the 2019 Oscar Awards are nearly here. Soon we’ll know who’s going home with a gong after all the hype, who’s going home empty handed, and, if it’s anything like some of the ceremonies we’ve seen in the past, who’s been straight up robbed. For now however, if you want to get a handle on who’s most likely to win in their category, then you’re in the right place, because we’ve got the odds on the Oscars favourites.
  • 7 hours Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson inspires Stephen Merchant to ‘take on pro-wrestling’ and we can’t stop laughing Metro -10Ment
    You what, mate? (Picture: Getty/ REX) Stephen Merchant joked that he was giving up his career and taking inspiration from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to become a pro-wrestler. Dwayne has somehow put the idea in the funnyman’s head and we really can’t stop laughing at the thought of it. The actor and writer made the hilarious ‘revelation’ as he appeared on Chris Evans’ Virgin Radio Breakfast Show ahead of the UK premiere of his latest film, Fighting with My Family – a true story based on WWE star Paige’s upbringing. The 44-year-old, who was a guest on the show, told ... more
  • 7 hours Venomous scorpion crawls out from overhead lockers on flight Metro -World
    If you already have a long list of fears when flying, you might want to look away now. Passengers in Indonesia were left scrambling for the exits after spotting a 12-inch venomous scorpion crawling in the overhead lockers of their flight. Witness Karim Taslin told local media that an elderly couple immediately fled in a panic upon seeing the arachnid, while he stopped to catch it on camera.
  • 7 hours People have fallen in love with Fashion Nova’s £27 wedding dress Metro -LS
    (Picture: Fashion Nova) People have fallen in love with a long white dress from Fashion Nova, with some saying it would make the perfect wedding dress. The Ancient Rome dress in white is a maxi length, floaty dress with a crochet top and open back. It’s lined and has a frayed hem. Fashion Nova shared an image of the dress to its Instagram page, and it’s so far received over 62,000 likes and comments such as ‘I need this’. Other people have been tagging their friends, saying it would make the perfect wedding or maternity dress – with some commenting ... more
  • 7 hours Arsenal should be looking at West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, says Paul Merson Metro -Sport
    Paul Merson has urged Arsenal to consider a move for Declan Rice (Picture: Getty) Former Arsenal star Paul Merson believes Unai Emery should be looking at Declan Rice ahead of the summer transfer window. The 20-year-old midfielder has burst onto the scene this season with a string of outstanding performances in the Premier League and England’s top clubs are reportedly queueing up for his signature. Manchester City and Chelsea are understood to be among those keeping close tabs on Rice. Rice recently stole the headlines by swapping his international allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to England earlier this week ... more
  • 7 hours Will a CBD spree of workouts, croissants, and high tea get rid of your stress? Metro -LS
    (Picture: Samantha Rea) ‘It’s calming – but it’s more like drinking a chamomile tea, than smoking a spliff,’ says Heather, the manager of plant-based eatery Kalifornia Kitchen. She’s explaining the effects of CBD (aka Cannabidiol), the legal wellness wonder drug that’s become the go-to ingredient for cocktails, croissants, and coffees all over London. A week ago, I’d never even heard of CBD, but then I was accidentally booked into a Cannabliss class at Gymbox in Cannon Street. Revved to review a workout where I’d be flipping tyres and hitting targets with a massive mallet, I found myself in a deep ... more
  • 8 hours Shocking moment university building collapses ‘trapping 20 people’ Metro -World
    Several floors of a university building have collapsed in St Petersburg, Russian authorities have said. Witnesses said more than 20 people are trapped under the rubble at the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO). Video footage from inside the building shows the walls beginning to come apart before the ceiling comes crashing down. Several floors of a university building have collapsed (Picture: Alec Luhn) The collapse may have been caused by repair work currently underway, authorities said. Around 80 people have been evacuated, local media has reported. It is not currently known if there ... more
  • 8 hours Shoppers warned not to give money to beggars pretending to be homeless Metro
    Police are warning about growing numbers of beggars pretending to be homeless outside a town centre supermarket. Begging outside Sainsbury’s in Stoke has ramped up in recent weeks, despite charities offering them support and hostels accepting more people. Shoppers have reported feeling ‘intimidated’ by people demanding money outside the London Road store. Police are warning about a growing number of beggars outside the supermarket (Picture: BPM Media) Speaking at a police and communities together (PACT) group meeting, PCSO Daniel Boote said: ‘Sainsbury’s seems to be the main location and a lot of the people aren’t actually homeless. ‘People need to ... more
  • 8 hours The Umbrella Academy full cast list as it hits Netflix Metro -10Ment
    Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda and Robert Sheehan (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage) The Umbrella Academy has landed on Netflix, and we are obsessed. This latest offering of binge-worthy TV, based on the comic book series by My Chemical Romance’s own Gerard Way, hit Netflix earlier this week. Metro.co.uk’s own review gave it four stars out of five, with TV writer Tilly Pearce saying: ‘The Umbrella Academy makes superheroes fun again, which after years of dark remakes is a welcome relief.’ As if that wasn’t enough reason to tune in, the cast is pretty impressive too. Here’s everything you ... more
  • 8 hours RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: Release date, judges, and how to apply Metro -10Ment
    You might see Ru down the pub if you live in London (Picture: David Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock) Details are now being released about the long-awaited UK version of RuPaul’s drag race, and given the explosive ending to All Stars 5 last night, we’ll be having withdrawal symptoms for a new series very soon. Ru will be heading up the whole thing, and it has been in the works for some time, with Jonathan Ross revealing in 2014 that he was involved, alongside UK drag legend Jodie Harsh. BBC Three have recently been spilling the tea on how it’s going to look and ... more
  • 8 hours Russian Doll fan theory explains why Natasha Lyonne’s Nadia kept dying and it’s heartbreaking Metro -10Ment
    Is there more to Nadia’s complicated character than we realised? (Picture: Netflix) A new Russian Doll fan theory has turned one of the funniest running gags in the series into pure heartbreak in one quick click. The Natasha Lyonne series that centres on two characters continually dying and reliving the same day got off to a fine start when lead Nadia repeatedly fell to her death in pure confusion. Running out of her birthday party, the scene saw the character slip down the stairs and break her neck several times – and despite her best efforts she just couldn’t keep ... more
  • 8 hours Unexploded World War Two bomb disrupts Eurostar services Metro
    Eurostar services will be disrupted over the next few days due to the deactivation of an exploded Second World War bomb. Five trains between London and Paris have been cancelled as disposal experts get to work in the explosive, recently discovered in the French capital. A controlled detonation will be carried out on Sunday. Trains have been cancelled to to the unexploded Second World War bomb (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) One train has also been diverted, while others are expected to be delayed as a result. The bomb was discovered during engineering work in the area north of Gare du Nord, which ... more
  • 8 hours Jenna Coleman baffles fans in bizarre interview as she admits ‘baths’ are her guilty pleasure Metro -10Ment
    Jenna Coleman revealed her guiltiest pleasure – and honestly, same (Picture: Getty) Jenna Coleman has revealed having a bath is her guiltiest pleasure and that she wanted to be a swan when she was younger, and we’re a little baffled by the whole thing. While most celebrities are desperate to show off how much wealth they have or how cool they are – with Instagram shots of them covered in diamonds – the Doctor Who star went in a very different direction. In fact, when asked what her guiltiest pleasure was, the 32-year-old didn’t bother making something rock’n’roll up, and ... more
  • 8 hours Queerly departed: Meet the cemetery tour guides retelling forgotten LGBTQ stories Metro -LS
    A headdress of white feathers accessorised with the blood of a chicken might sound like Lady Gaga’s latest stunt – but this was something created and worn before she was even born. This fashionista was Marchesa Luisa Casati, an extravagant Italian heiress who lived a life far removed from ordinary. Her story is one of those uncovered and retold in what is thought to be the world’s first LGBTQ cemetery tour. The men behind the Queerly Departed tour, Sacha Coward and Sheldon Goodman have painstakingly unearthed the stories of people from across the LGBTQ spectrum who are buried in Brompton ... more
  • 8 hours Mum found dead behind pub six days after she went missing Metro
    Detectives investigating the killing of a missing woman who was found dead behind a pub have rearrested a third man on suspicion of her murder. Margaret Jean Smythe, 29, known as Maggie, disappeared in Bolton on 26 January and after an extensive search, her body was found behind derelict pub Red Bridge Inn in the town six days later. Police arrested a 29-year-old man on Saturday after he was previously detained on suspicion of murder on 1 February – the date Maggie was discovered, and then released under investigation. He remains in custody. Maggie Smyth’s body went missing on 26 ... more
  • 8 hours Call The Midwife in abortion row as pro-choice charity criticises BBC for ‘not providing abortion advice’ Metro -10Ment
    The BBC has been criticised for not providing viewers with information on abortion after an episode of Call The Midwife (Picture: BBC) Call The Midwife has been criticised for not providing viewers with information on abortion. In the 3 February episode, the character Jeannie died from an infection after undergoing a termination that had been provided illegally. The BBC included a link to Action Line at the end of the episode, but pro-choice charities and midwives said it did not mention abortion directly. Instead there were links to the NHS website, which does include information about abortion. The BBC has ... more
  • 8 hours Labour blasts universities that are too ‘male, pale and stale’ Metro
    Labour has pledged to tackle inequality in higher education and go after universities that are ‘too male and pale’. Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said inequality is ’endemic’ in society, and ‘sadly our universities are no different.’ Less than a fifth of university staff with known ethnicity were black and minority ethnic (BME), according to recent figures. Labour has pledged to tackle inequality in higher education (Picture: PA) The Higher Education Statistics Agency also said 114,745 staff at such organisations in that year were men, while 97,200 were women. Labour said it would commit to overhauling the regulator, the Office ... more
  • 8 hours Boy, 4, drowned in pool after his armbands were removed on family holiday Metro
    A four-year-old who drowned in a Tenerife hotel swimming pool had his ‘armbands removed’ after ‘complaining he couldn’t eat properly’, an inquest heard. Presley Stockton, from Wigan, died just a day after arriving at the four-star Paradise Park hotel in the popular resort of Los Cristianos for a family holiday. The youngster was pulled out of the pool after being spotted ‘face down’ on September 19 last year. Presley Stockton drowned in a pool at a hotel in Tenerife Paramedics were called to the hotel complex at around 3.40pm but, despite their best efforts, were unable to resuscitate Presley. A ... more
  • 8 hours Read this before you enter into a threesome as a couple Metro -LS
    Going once, going twice, going thrice (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Threesomes can be a tricky business. There are many reasons to explore the ménage à trois, but if you’re entering this new realm of sexual experimentation as a couple, tread easy. Unless you’re part of a ‘singles-only’ threesome or acting as the third party invited to join a couple, you could do irreparable damage to your relationship. Fantasies are all well and good, but when it comes down to it, are you ready to see your partner sleep with someone else? ‘I’ve had seven or eight threesomes, not counting ... more
  • 8 hours Drunk woman kicked off Vegas flight after hitting and spitting at passengers Metro -World
    A drunk airline passenger who became incensed after finding out she was seated next to ‘a f***ing three-year-old’, was kicked off the plane for spitting at passengers. Valerie Gonzalez, 32, was on a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Las Vegas and had been ‘drinking all day’ when she discovered she was sat next to a child. She threw a temper tantrum and moved to another seat, saying: ‘I’m not going to get off this plane’.
  • 8 hours Woman reunited with cat that went missing 13 years ago Metro -LS
    (Picture: Caters News) Never give up hope in your cat. 13 years after her cat went missing, Kelly LaVette was reunited with her beloved pet – all thanks to a miracle rescue from Alison Ferguson, 42, Georgia. Alison is an official cat rescuer, co-creating The Cat Networking Agents with Hayley Zielinski, 50. Hayley picked up the cat from a high kill shelter earlier this month, then brought her to Alison for fostering. Alison noticed the cat looked sad and decided to find out if she was microchipped. It turned out she was, and Alison discovered that the cat had somehow ... more
  • 8 hours Ryanair flight diverted after ‘drunk man started pestering hen party’ Metro
    A flight from Glasgow to Malaga had to be diverted after a fight reportedly broke out between a man and women on a hen party. The Ryanair plane landed in Madrid to offload the disruptive passenger, who was welcomed on the ground by Spanish police. The flight then continued its journey to Malaga. The plane landed in Madrid to offload the disruptive passenger (File picture: Getty Images) A passenger told the Glasgow Evening Times: ‘The fight started when one drunk man started pestering women in a hen party. ‘Two men were trading punches in a full fist fight in the ... more
  • 8 hours Bond 25: Release date for Daniel Craig’s ‘last film as James Bond’ pushed back…again Metro -10Ment
    Bond needs to keep that martini chilled The release date for the next chapter of James Bond, the so-far-titled Bond 25, has been pushed back yet again. The upcoming flick, starring Daniel Craig in what many believe to be his final spin as the spy – was originally due to be released on 14 February, 2020, but it has now been postponed until 8 April, 2020, MGM has announced. While it’s only a matter of months, it’s not the first time the project has been delayed, after there was a slight hitch in production after director Danny Boyle stepped down ... more
  • 9 hours Shamima Begum’s family says her baby has ‘every right to grow up in UK’ Metro -World
    The family of a pregnant teenager who fled the UK to become a jihadi bride have pleaded with the Government to protect the welfare of her unborn child. Shamami Begum, 19, left the UK in 2015 to join Isis in Syria but has since begged to be allowed to return to give birth to her third child. Her two other children, a one-year-old girl and a three-month-old boy, both died from malnutrition in the war-torn country. The families of Amira Abase and Shamima Begum, who ran to join Isis in 2015 are pictured during an appeal for their safe return ... more
  • 9 hours The Penis Gallery launches later this month (and it will be glorious) Metro -LS
    (Picture: Getty) The penis is a glorious appendix, and there’s plenty of reason to celebrate it. If dicks are your jam, you’ll be delighted by this news. Later this month, on Tuesday 26 February, there will be an exhibition that aims to raise awareness of the relationship men have with their bodies. The event, unofficially dubbed ‘The Night of a Thousand Cocks’ or the Penis Gallery, it is not merely an evening to gawk at beautiful pricks but an opportunity to discuss ‘serious points’ about penises. Organised by the Book of Man, it’s part of a series of events ... more
  • 9 hours Chelsea handed transfer boost as Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari gives up on Isco Metro -Sport
    Chelsea target Isco is yet to start a league match under Santiago Solari (Picture: Getty) Isco’s relationship with Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari has deteriorated significantly this season to the point that the situation is now ‘irreversible’, according to reports in Spain. The 26-year-old is yet to start a La Liga match since Solari took over the reins from Julen Lopetegui back in October and is expected to leave the club in the summer. Chelsea and Manchester City are both being heavily linked with Isco as the Spain international looks for an escape route out of the Bernabeu. It’s understood he ... more
  • 9 hours First look at Disney’s Descendants 3 as Mal and the gang battle to save Auradon Metro -10Ment
  • 9 hours Paul Merson explains why Alexis Sanchez isn’t the same player and never will be Metro -Sport
    Sanchez has been at the Old Trafford club for just over one year (Picture: Getty) Paul Merson believes Alexis Sanchez is past his best as he continues to struggle for top form at Manchester United. Sanchez joined the Red Devils in January 2018 and has failed to reach the consistent performance levels of which he set at Arsenal previously. The 30-year-old has managed just two goals in 20 games for the club, and Merson believes he’s not the player he once was. ‘I hope we see the old Sanchez, but I don’t see the ... more
  • 9 hours Ronan Keating’s daughter Missy auditions for The Voice tonight: ‘I prefer not to mention my family name’ Metro -10Ment
    Ronan Keating’s daughter is auditioning for The Voice tonight (Picture: ITV/Getty) Ronan Keating is passing the pop star mantle down to his daughter Missy during The Voice tonight. The Boyzone frontman, 41, will be as proud as a Pringle when Missy, 17, is joined by her pal Georgia Gaffney during tonight’s episode of the red swinging chair series, to desperately belt out her plea to judges will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson and Olly Murs. Singing Cee-Lo Green’s Forget You in duo GGMK, Missy won’t have the star power of her famous father to help give her a little push ... more
  • 9 hours UK can’t make schoolgirl, 19, who left to join Isis stateless Metro
    The justice secretary has admitted the UK ‘can’t make people stateless’ and the government may not be able to stop Shamima Begum returning. The London schoolgirl, 19, who ran away to Syria when she was just 15 years old to join Isis has said she is heavily pregnant and wants to come home for the sake of her unborn child. David Gauke warned of the ‘risks’ of people returning after voluntarily going to ‘dangerous parts of the world’, but conceded the government can’t take away Shamima’s British citizenship.
  • 9 hours Why so many influencers are getting therapy Metro -LS
    (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) For most of us, the penultimate working day doesn’t hold much importance. But for Jo Love, Thursday has become a noteworthy time in her diary. Every Thursday she sees her therapist. After each session she films herself on her phone, uploading the videos to Instagram Stories to debrief her 20k followers who eagerly await her news. Using the hashtag #TherapyThursday Jo has turned something that most of us keep private into a much-anticipated piece of content.
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  • 9 hours Adrien Rabiot to snub Arsenal and Manchester United to sign for Barcelona Metro -Sport
    Adrien Rabiot has been frozen out at PSG by Thomas Tuchel (Picture: Getty) Barcelona have won the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain contract rebel Adrien Rabiot. The France international has turned down the several offers from the French champions to extend his stay at Parc des Princes and has subsequently been frozen out of Thomas Tuchel’s side. Rabiot has failed to make a single appearance early since December and was again left out the squad which travelled to Old Trafford earlier this week ahead of the 2-0 win which virtually guarantees PSG a place in the Champions League quarter finals. ... more
  • 9 hours Vegan parents ‘nearly starve baby son to death by feeding him mashed potatoes’ Metro -World
    A vegan couple have been charged with neglect after almost starving their five-month-old son to death by ‘feeding him a recipe they found on the internet’. Julia French, 20, and Robert Buskey, 31, decided to go against the doctor-prescribed formula for their baby. The Florida couple fed their son ‘a concoction made of mashed potatoes’. Police claim Buskey could afford the doctor-prescribed formula however chose to ignore it (Picture: WFTV) Julia French reportedly found the recipe on the internet (Picture: WFTV) Investigators were shocked to find that the infant weighed ‘only 8 pounds, 8 ounces after being recorded at birth ... more
  • 9 hours Animator TheOdd1sOut reveals he’s still ‘optimistic’ about YouTube Rewind Metro -10Ment
    He’s been making comics for more than seven years (Picture: Facebook/The Odd1s Out) TheOdd1sOut – real name James Rallison – has racked up 10 million fans from telling viewers about his life in animated videos, starring a cartoon marshmallow-like character. So, when he was offered a big part in this year’s YouTube Rewind, he couldn’t turn it down – little did he know it would later become the most disliked video of all time. ‘Guys! Let’s do the In My Feelings challenge!’ James mimicked. ‘That was it, that was my part. I was really excited to get a speaking role, ... more
  • 10 hours Guy finds Primark jeans in TK Maxx selling for twice the original price Metro -LS
    (Picture: Facebook) TK Maxx is a great place for bargains. It’s one of the few places you can come out with a designer bag for the same price you’d pay in Primark. However, the shop has recently been caught out for being more expensive than Primark – by doubling the price of an actual Primark item. Richard Foster went into the store in Ilford to look for jeans when he found a pair that said they were reduced to £29.99 from £85. He thought the jeans – which had a size 28 waist and 32 leg – were a bargain, ... more
  • 10 hours The Umbrella Academy season 1: Seven questions we have ahead of season 2 Metro -10Ment
    Season 1 has been successfully binged and we have numerous questions (Picture: Netflix) ***Warning: Major Spoilers Ahead***  The Umbrella Academy has been keeping us on our toes all weekend thanks to its killer soundtrack and tense story. Now the finale has come crashing down on us (quite literally), we’re making like Klaus and are dying for our next fix. But with so many unanswered questions, we’re already excited at the thought of everything to come. Here are just some of the things we want to know if (when) the show returns… The group clubbed together before Five zapped them away, ... more
  • 10 hours Pre-royal Meghan Markle seen ‘snorting cocaine’ as partygirl in 2011 TV-film ‘to be re-released’ Metro -10Ment
    Meghan’s old TV movie will be re-released this year (Picture: Devlin Entertainment) Old scenes of Meghan Markle, in her pre-Duchess Of Sussex days, in the 2011-film The Boys And Girls Guide To Getting Down show the former actress ‘snoring cocaine and bedhopping’ amid reports the flick be re-released this year. Perhaps capitalising on the amazing popularity of the Duchess since marrying Prince Harry in May, The Hollywood Reporter has said Paul Sapiano’s ‘tongue-in-cheek look at twenty-something singles clubbing and partying in Los Angeles’ has been picked up by Artist Rights Distribution for North America. She was primping herself for a ... more
  • 10 hours Nick Grimshaw looks loved up with boyfriend Meshach Henry as couple walks hand-in-hand Metro -10Ment
    Nick and Meshach have been hanging out at Fashion Week (Picture: Rex/Getty) BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw looked pretty loved up this weekend as he made his public debut with boyfriend Meshach Henry. Walking hand-in-hand as they headed to the Ashley Williams London Fashion Week show on Friday night, the 34-year-old star took the lead as he was followed by his 22-year-old boyfriend, a dancer at leading independent company Rambert. Wearing a green jacket over the top of a Saint Laurent hoodie and yellow chequered trousers, Nick looked pretty chuffed as he made his big entrance before sitting on ... more
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