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  • 2 hours N’Golo Kante set to miss Chelsea’s clash against Newcastle United Metro -Sport
    N’Golo Kante is unlikely to feature in Chelsea’s clash with Newcastle United (Getty Images) N’Golo Kante is set to miss Chelsea’s clash against Newcastle United on Saturday, according to reports. The 28-year-old was also forced to pull out of France’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Iceland last Friday after he suffered a groin injury in the warm-up. France boss Didier Deschamps played down the severity of Kante’s injury, but the midfielder has already missed four games this season due to an ankle problem. According to the Evening Standard, Frank Lampard is considering giving Kante a rest over the weekend as he ... more
  • 3 hours Man Utd should buy Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, John McGinn and Tyrone Mings, reckons Alan Brazil Metro -Sport
    John McGinn and Jack Grealish have impressed for Aston Villa (Picture: Getty Images) Manchester United should raid Aston Villa for star trio Jack Grealish, John McGinn and Tyrone Mings, believes former Scotland international Alan Brazil. The Red Devils are struggling badly under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, wallowing in 12th position in the Premier League ahead of a clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. Solskjaer has focused on a transfer policy of young English players, bringing in Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James over the summer, and Brazil thinks he can continue this strategy by targeting Villa. Grealish, McGinn ... more
  • 3 hours Mesut Ozil admits he does not see ‘eye-to-eye’ with Arsenal manager Unai Emery Metro -Sport
    Mesut Ozil has made just two appearances for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty) Mesut Ozil insists he respects Unai Emery, despite not always seeing ‘eye-to-eye’ with the Arsenal manager. The former Germany international has been restricted to just two appearances in all competitions so far this season and has been omitted from the three most recent matchday squads. Ozil was regularly left out of the team last season for tactical reasons, particularly away from home and against elite level opposition. Arsenal’s Head of Football, Raul Sanllehi, told a fan forum event earlier this week that Ozil needed to contribute more ... more
  • 3 hours Man lured to Grindr date by teens who ambushed him in homophobic attack Metro
    Marc Power was ambushed by teens in a homophobic attack (Picture: Marc Power) A man who arranged to meet a date on Grindr was ambushed by hammer wielding teens in a suspected premeditated homophobic attack. Marc Power, from Dublin, was lured to the assault on Tuesday night by what he believes to have been a fake profile on the gay dating app Grindr. He was sitting in his car at the arranged meeting spot outside the Odeon Cinema when four young men attempted to drag him out of his car, punching his face and legs and branding him a ‘pervert’ ... more
  • 4 hours Gazza cleared of sex attack over ‘sloppy’ kiss on a train Metro
    The football legend wept as the verdict was read out (Picture: Terry Blackburn/Backgrid) Former England star Paul Gascoigne wept as he was cleared of sexual assault after kissing a woman on a train. The 52-year-old insisted there was no sexual intention behind him planting the ‘sloppy’ kiss on the stranger, who he claimed had been abused by another passenger. Gascoigne told Teesside Crown Court he kissed the woman on the York to Newcastle service in August 2018 to boost her confidence after hearing someone call her ‘a fat lass’. Judge Peter Armstrong told the jury he will now accept a ... more
  • 4 hours Callum Hudson-Odoi sends message to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard with goals and assists targets Metro -Sport
    Callum Hudson-Odoi is aiming for more goals and assists (Picture: Rex Features) Callum Hudson-Odoi believes he still has a lot to learn in the game as he eyes up more goals and assists for Chelsea this season. The 18-year-old has recovered from an Achilles tendon injury that kept him out of the end of last season and the start of this one, but is now back in first team action. The winger started for the first time in the Premier League this season in the 4-1 victory at Southampton and then starred for England Under-21s in a 5-1 win over ... more
  • 4 hours Terminally ill man’s benefits stopped after he used pension to pay off debts Metro
    Matthew Smith, 55, withdrew his pension to pay off debts (Picture: Gloucestershire Live /SWNS.COM) A terminally ill man had his Universal Credit stopped after cashing in his pension to pay off his debts. Matthew Smith, 55, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in March this year and can only breathe with the aid of oxygen tanks. He decided to draw out his pension four months ago as a means of making sure he died without leaving any debts behind. Killing Eve's Villanelle sports painful bruise as Jodie Comer films series 3 late at night The Department of Work and Pensions ... more
  • 4 hours Commuters ask XR protester glued to train ‘how did you get here today?’ Metro
    One activist admitted she was a ‘hypocrite’ after being shouted at by angry commuters last night (Picture: Alamy Live News/Twitter @MAXIMUS3005 via Reuter) Furious commuters surrounded an Extinction Rebellion protester who had glued herself to the doors of a train and demanded to know what mode of transport she had taken to get there. Footage uploaded to Twitter last night shows an activist sitting on the ground of a DLR station last night with a group of at least 10 people standing around her. Several of them begin to challenge her, shouting: ‘How did you get here today?’ One man ... more
  • 4 hours What is Extinction Rebellion and what are they trying to achieve? Metro
    Extinction Rebellion use non-violent civil disobedience to achieve their aims (Picture: REUTERS/Peter Nicholls) Extinction Rebellion protestors have been dragged from the top of trains by angry commuters after targeting the London underground this morning. Parts of the Jubilee line shut down as fights broke out between passengers and climate activists who climbed on top of trains at Canning Town Station. Today’s action comes ahead of a High Court hearing over a Met Police ‘ban’ on the group’s disruptive style protests. But who are Extinction Rebellion and what exactly are they aiming to achieve?
  • 5 hours Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints he could change system to get the best out of Marcus Rashford Metro -Sport
    Marcus Rashford has scored just once from open play for Manchester United this season (Picture: Getty) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Marcus Rashford needs to change his mentality if he is to become a prolific goalscorer. The England international has led the Manchester United line for the majority of the season following the departure of Romelu Lukaku and the injury suffered by Anthony Martial. Rashford has scored just once from open play, however, and that came on the opening weekend of the campaign during the 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea. The 21-year-old reminded everyone of his ability with an impressive solo goal ... more
  • 5 hours Restaurant gets one star reviews before even opening as it offered foie gras Metro
    Maximillian Bennett, 28, has taken foie gras off his restaurant menu after receiving backlash. Stock photo. (Picture: Barnetts at the Old Bank House/Getty Images/iStockphoto) A young chef hoping for success with his new restaurant was marred by one star reviews before it even opened after putting foie gras on the menu. Maximillian Bennett, 28, hopes for a Michelin Star one day, but was forced to change his new menu when activists targeted his new restaurant Barnetts at the Old Bank House in Somerset. Foie gras has been condemned by many animal rights groups due to the fact that it is ... more
  • 5 hours What is new in the Brexit deal and what has changed? Metro
    Boris Johnson says he has abolished the Northern Irish Backstop in his new Brexit deal (Picture: Getty) Boris Johnson has secured a new Brexit deal less than two weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU. It means the UK could be leaving the bloc on different terms to those in former PM Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement. MPs now have two days to mull over the content of the new deal before a vote in the House of Commons on Saturday. But what’s new in Boris Johnson’s deal?  Northern Irish Backstop ITV’s Robert Preston has tweeted a ... more
  • 5 hours BDO confirm 2019 Grand Slam of Darts representatives as Mikuru Suzuki and Lisa Ashton make debuts Metro -Sport
    Glen Durrant will be back at the Grand Slam (Picture: Lawrence Lustig) The BDO have named their eight representatives at this year’s Grand Slam of Darts, all of whom will be taking on the PDC’s finest in Wolverhampton next month. There was plenty of discussion as to who would get the slots, especially with the anomaly of BDO world champion Glen Durrant now playing in the PDC full time, but not having already qualified for the Grand Slam. Durrant has indeed been handed one of the BDO’s picks, along with Wesley Harms, Lisa Ashton, Jim Williams, Mikuru Suzuki, Richard Veenstra, ... more
  • 5 hours Roger Federer will play French Open as well as Olympics as Andy Murray casts doubts over doubles in Tokyo Metro -Sport
    Roger Federer discussed his schedule (Picture: TPN/Getty Images) Roger Federer intends to compete at both the French Open and the Olympic Games in 2020, ending fears he will withdraw from the clay-court Grand Slam in order to give himself extra rest ahead of a hectic summer schedule. Federer, 38, returned to Roland Garros for the first time in four years earlier this season, losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, and he plans to return to the French capital again next year. It will come as welcome news for French Open organisers, who must have been fearing the ... more
  • 5 hours Terrifying footage shows 70mph car chase that killed innocent mum-of-five Metro
  • 5 hours ‘Don’t get like that’: Phillip Schofield clashes with Extinction Rebellion rep over Canning Town Tube protest Metro -10Ment
  • 5 hours Jennifer Aniston has actually been on Instagram for ages and nobody knew until now Metro -10Ment
    Jennifer Aniston may have pretty much broken the internet when she finally joined Instagram this week – but it turns out the Friends star has had an account for ages. The actor, 50, racked up over 11.5 million followers in one day after making her debut on the social media platform with a photo of her and the rest of the Friends cast, but has now admitted she’s been using the site for a while. Jen admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that she’s been lurking on the site with a fake profile for ages, in order to get used to ... more
  • 6 hours Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends Ed Woodward over Manchester United’s transfer strategy Metro -Sport
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy with the structure at Manchester United (Getty Images) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he supports the structure that Ed Woodward has put in place at Manchester United. Woodward has been heavily criticised for United’s approach to the transfer market in recent years which has left Solskjaer needing to strengthen several key areas of the squad. United were also considering the idea of hiring a director of football to help improve the club’s transfer strategy. But Solskjaer is adamant that he has enough control to decide United’s future and the signings they make. ‘All the talks I’ve ... more
  • 6 hours How many children do Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have as they share photos of new baby girl? Metro -10Ment
    Ryan Reynolds with his wife and new baby (Picture: @VancityReynolds) Sound the alarm – Ryan Reynolds has shared a picture of his new daughter in a tweet which encourages Canadian voters to consider climate change when they vote in the upcoming federal elections The photo shows him holding her as he smiles at his wife and fellow actor Blake Lively. In the picture, the baby’s face is covered with a photoshop smiley face. The tweet from Ryan reads: ‘I want my daughters to experience the same natural playground I grew up in.’ Ryan and Blake with daughters James Reynolds and ... more
  • 6 hours Former Tottenham coach Clive Allen recalls almost punching Arsene Wenger before Carlo Cudicini stepped in Metro -Sport
    Arsene Wenger narrowly avoided an assault from Clive Allen (Picture: Getty Images) Former Tottenham coach Clive Allen has admitted that he came close to punching former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, before Carlo Cudicini intervened. Allen, a start striker for Spurs in the 1980s, says that bad blood began bubbling between him and Wenger when the Frenchman labelled Tottenham ‘cheats’ after a match in April 2006 which ended 1-1. Wenger famously reacted badly to the ball not being put out of play when two Arsenal players were injured, arguing with then Spurs manager Martin Jol on the touchline and later accusing ... more
  • 6 hours Amanda Holden’s 7-year-old daughter interviews Angelina Jolie and we’re not jealous, you are Metro -10Ment
  • 6 hours Netflix sued by Panama Papers law firm over The Laundromat’s release Metro -10Ment
    The Laundromat stars Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas (Picture: Netflix) Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca, the two partners involved in the Panama Papers scandal, have filed a lawsuit against Netflix over new film The Laundromat. The two individuals behind now-dissolved Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca & Co, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday (15 October) claiming the film, set to be released on Friday, is defamatory and could interfere with a criminal trial. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film sees Meryl Streep’s character Ellen Martin investigate the death of her husband in a boat tour, before finding a trail of dodgy ... more
  • 6 hours Democrat Elijah Cummings dead at 68 from long-standing health problems Metro -World
    As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Mr Cummings led multiple investigations into Mr Trump’s governmental dealings (Picture: AP) The chairman of a Congress committee which investigated President Donald Trump has died aged 68. Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings died early on Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore due to complications from long-standing health challenges, his office said. Mr Cummings, who was the son of a farm labourer, was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his district that encompassed a large portion of Baltimore. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Mr ... more
  • 6 hours Jeremy Corbyn backs second referendum after ‘even worse deal than Theresa May’s’ Metro
    Corbyn wants a second EU referendum (Picture: AP) Jeremy Corbyn announced that Labour will officially back a second referendum as he dismissed Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal with the EU. The Labour leader called the deal ‘even worse than Theresa May’s’ which was rejected three times in the House of Commons. He said: ‘These proposals risk triggering a race to the bottom on rights and protections: putting food safety at risk, cutting environmental standards and workers’ rights, and opening up our NHS to a takeover by US private corporations. ‘This sell-out deal won’t bring the country together and should be rejected. ... more
  • 6 hours Ted Bundy’s ex-girlfriend and daughter come forward in harrowing new documentary and never-seen-before family photos Metro -10Ment
    The never-seen-before family photo (Picture: Amazon) Ted Bundy’s ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall and her daughter have come forward with unsettling new details which will come out in a new Amazon documentary next year. Titled Ted Bundy: Falling For A Killer, will include harrowing interviews with Elizabeth Kendall (also known by the last name Kloepfer) and her daughter Molly as they discuss what made Bundy have such an intense hold over women. Bundy attacked and murdered many young women in the early 70s, eventually being executed for his crimes in 1989. The new documentary will stream as a five-part docuseries where both ... more
  • 6 hours What tube lines are affected by the Extinction Rebellion and what are the protestors planning at Gatwick? Metro
    A protestor at Shadwell station (Picture: Vladimir Morozov / Alamy Live News) The Extinction Rebellion (XR) have engaged in tube disruption this morning, October 17, with a protestor being dragged off the top of a train at Canning Town station by angry commuters. In a video, two men can be seen standing on the roof of the train, as commuters jeer their actions before a man on the platform jumps up and pulls an activist down onto the platform. An XR press officer filming the chaos was also attacked when the crowd realised his connection to the protesters, later telling ... more
  • 6 hours Sourav Ganguly challenges India captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri Metro -Sport
    Sourav Ganguly has challenged India captain Virat Kohli (Picture: Getty) Sourav Ganguly has challenged India captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri to ‘win big tournaments’ after their recent failings on the global stage. India have been one of the most consistent and successful teams in the world over the past three years, winning 129 matches and losing just 50 since the start of 2016. No other team has amassed as many wins as India, while their win-loss ratio of 2.58 is the highest of any side to have played at least 20 matches. Ganguly believes India should be ... more
  • 6 hours Big Little Lies’ Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman to reunite for new Robert Eggers mind twister Metro -10Ment
    Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman will reunite for a new mind twister from Robert Eggers (Picture: Getty Images) Big Little Lies stars Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard will reunite in The Northman, a new project from Robert Eggers. The co-stars will be joined by IT star and Alexander’s younger brother, Bill Skarsgard, Peaky Blinder actress Anya Taylor-Joy and The Lighthouse’s Willem Dafoe for the new film. The movie is described as a ‘viking revenge saga set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century’. So, right up Eggers’ street. The director made his debut with horror film The Witch ... more
  • 6 hours Why you should wear Wear It Pink this Friday and how it can help the fight for breast cancer survival Metro -LS
    Wear it Pink has raised over £33 million for breast cancer research so far. (Picture: Supplied/Breast Cancer Now) October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this Friday October 18 is Wear it Pink Day. In Mean Girls, it might have been Wednesdays that were the day to wear pink, but this week the Breast Cancer Now charity are asking you to wear pink on Friday in honour of their Wear it Pink day. But what is Wear It Pink Day and how is it linked to Breast Cancer Awareness Month? What is Wear It Pink Day 2019? Around 55,000 women ... more
  • 6 hours Skin infection cellulitis makes baby look like she has a black eye Metro -LS
    Mum Charley received dirty looks when taking her daughter to hospital, due to cellulitis making the five-month-old look like she had a black eye (Picture: Caters News) Mum-of-two Charley Finch, 22, has called out strangers who give her ‘disgusted looks’ after cellulitis left her daughter with a black eye. Charley was woken up at 3am by her five-month-old daughter, Wynter, sobbing in her bedroom. Assuming she was just hungry, the stay-at-home mum went to make her a bottle when she noticed the left side of her daughter’s face was swollen. In the morning Wynter had a completely black eye. Charley ... more
  • 6 hours Billy Connolly says Parkinson’s disease now makes him ‘drool’ but he’s ‘getting along with it’ Metro -10Ment
    Billy Connolly hasn’t ruled out perfroming again despite new Parkinson’s symptoms (Picture: Virgin Radio; Splash News) Comedian Billy Connolly hasn’t ruled out performing again despite admitting the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease have stopped him touring. The stand-up star, 76, said that despite his condition, he is getting on with it with the help of medication, but the effects of Parkinson’s has changed how he would perform. ‘[Life is] good. I’ve stopped performing because of my Parkinson’s disease and I’ve stopped touring. I may perform at some other point but I have no plans to,’ he told Chris Evans on the ... more
  • 6 hours Someone’s recreated the entire Friends Central Perk set out of Lego Metro -10Ment
    Honestly, how great is this life-size Lego Friends set?  (Picture: NBC; Nathan Sawaya/Warner Bros. TV) An artist and super Friends fan has created a life-size version of the Central Perk set out of 1million Lego pieces and we stan. Nathan Sawaya, aka The Brick Artist, spent four months building the fully-functioning iconic hangout spot in celebration of the sitcom’s 25th anniversary and people can visit it in Las Vegas. The impressive model includes Phoebe Buffay’s guitar as well as a Lego cash register, coffee jug and all of the containers that can be spotted lurking around the bar area. ‘Basically, ... more
  • 6 hours Drug driver blames girlfriend for crash after leaving her to die alone Metro
    Adrian Paskin, 35, left girlfriend Sarah Handley, 28, in the back seat (Picture: PA) A man who left his girlfriend to die at the scene of a car crash shouted at her family that the collision was her fault. Adrian Paskin, 35, was four times over the limit and had no licence or insurance when he got behind the wheel of his Ford Fiesta on August 17 earlier this year. He was then requested to pull over by police, but instead attempted to speed away, even driving on the pavement to evade officers. Paskin then ploughed into a Volkswagen Golf ... more
  • 6 hours Boris says ‘we’ve got a deal’ despite DUP saying they can’t stand by it Metro
    Boris Johnson emerged out of the back door of Downing Street before announcing a deal had been struck (Picture: Getty) Britain and the EU have reached a new Brexit deal, Boris Johnson has announced. The Prime Minister said he had a ‘great new deal’ that would allow the UK to ‘take back control.’ The House of Commons is now set to vote on Saturday although the PM could struggle to get the deal through a bitterly divided House of Commons. As he left for Brussels, Mr Johnson tweeted: ‘We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament ... more
  • 6 hours Andy Robertson issues warning to Liverpool team-mates ahead of Manchester United clash Metro -Sport
    Andy Robertson has warned his team-mates ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Man Utd (Picture: Getty) Andy Robertson has warned his Liverpool team-mates that form will count for nothing when they face struggling Premier League rivals Manchester United. Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League leaders travel to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon 15 points above Manchester United in the table. While Liverpool are yet to taste defeat in the Premier League this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United have won just two of their eight fixtures and could drop into the relegation zone this weekend. The Premier League leaders travel to Old Trafford on ... more
  • 7 hours How did Jennifer Aniston break Instagram? Metro -10Ment
    Forget Kim Kardashian, it’s Jen’s turn to break the internet now (Picture: David Livingston/Getty Images) Jennifer Aniston may have first appeared on our screens over 30 years ago, but the star is still causing as much of a buzz now as she did back in the early days of her glittering career. Despite everyone’s interest in the 50-year-old Hollywood A-lister, the former Friends star is notoriously private about her personal life and didn’t even have a social media presence – until now. But with her debut on Instagram barely a day old, how has the star already broken the social ... more
  • 7 hours Arsenal issue Alexandre Lacazette injury update ahead of Sheffield United clash Metro -Sport
    Alexandre Lacazette has missed Arsenal’s last seven matches with an ankle injury (Picture: Getty) Arsenal will give Alexandre Lacazette every possible chance to prove his fitness ahead of Monday’s Premier League match against Sheffield United on Monday. The France international striker suffered an ankle injury in pre-season and managed just three appearances before the issue reoccurred during the north London derby against Tottenham. Lacazette has missed Arsenal’s last seven matches in all competitions but has used the current two-week international break to build up his fitness in time for the Premier League resumption. The former Lyon star was not risked ... more
  • 7 hours Ronnie O’Sullivan in latest dig at World Snooker: ‘They probably didn’t the budget to get some decent rests’ Metro -Sport
    Ronnie O’Sullivan is rarely far from making a complaint about something (Picture: Getty Images) It is rare indeed that Ronnie O’Sullivan misses an opportunity to have a pop at World Snooker, and when he was lumbered with a wonky rest on Wednesday, he was given the perfect opportunity. The Rocket was en route to a narrow 4-3 victory over Yuan Sijun in the English Open second round when he went to use the rest, only to see that it wasn’t straight. The world number two pointed it out to the referee, but instead of waiting for a replacement rest, he ... more
  • 7 hours Woman completes 10k obstacle race with hi-tech ‘pirate leg’ after breaking her ankle Metro -LS
    ‘I took each obstacle as it came and I loved it, we had such a good laugh’ (Picture: Peachysnaps) A determined woman managed to complete a gruelling 10k endurance race – with a severely broken ankle – by wearing a hi-tech peg-leg. Emma Tysoe, 43, from Leamington Spa, was supported by a team of friends and runners when she took part in the Wolf Run event earlier this month, navigating a series of man-made and natural obstacles over a seriously demanding course. Adventure-seeker Emma broke her ankle in June when she fell awkwardly while bouldering and spent a week in ... more
  • 7 hours Nasa unveils new spacesuit prototype for a return to the moon Metro -Tech
    Advanced Space Suit Engineer at Nasa Kristine Davis wears the xEMU prototype space suit next to lead engineer Dustin Gohmert wearing the Orion crew survival spacesuit prototype Nasa has revealed new spacesuits as it moves closer in its bid to return to the moon by 2024. The American space agency unveiled two prototypes, one white model designed for exploring outside of the spacecraft on spacewalks, and a second orange suit for high-risk activity on the inside, such as launch and returning to Earth. Amy Ross, a spacesuit engineer, said the new Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU) for outside use has ... more
  • 7 hours Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints at regret over Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez transfers Metro -Sport
    Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku both joined Inter from Manchester United this summer (Picture: Getty) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits several of Manchester United’s youngsters have been promoted to the first team ahead of schedule in light of the departures of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku. The Norwegian made it a priority during the summer to rid his squad of players who were either ill-suited to his tactical plans, or did not want to be at Old Trafford any longer. Despite an abundance of Premier League experience and goals, Sanchez and Lukaku were both permitted to join Inter Milan in August, ... more
  • 7 hours Manchester United ready to deliver Ole Gunnar Solskjaer six top signings before next season starts Metro -Sport
    Solskjaer needs reinforcements (Picture: ANP Sport via Getty) Manchester United chiefs accept their playing squad requires major surgery and plan to deliver six new signings to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by the start of next season. There’s a sense of urgency about the latest recruitment drive, with United sat just two points above the relegation zone after nine games following the club’s worst start to a season in 30 years, and the hierarchy are prepared to put their hands in their pockets to deliver players who are ready-made for a title challenge to stop them slipping further behind rivals Liverpool and ... more
  • 7 hours How to avoid getting jealous when your friends hang out without you Metro -LS
    You felt like they’d get on, so you hung out together and now, if you’re honest about it, you wish you hadn’t (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) OK, so you introduced a friend to one of your other friends and now you think they like each other more than they like you. You felt like they’d get on so you hung out together and now, if you’re honest about it, you wish you hadn’t because you’re feeling a little left out. They’re spending time together without you and you sometimes feel like turning up to one of their clandestine catch-ups ... more
  • 7 hours Marine Corps man in a throuple with taller wife and girlfriend thinks it makes him more attractive to people Metro -LS
    This couple entered a three-way relationship after falling in love with a woman (right) at the gym (Picture: MDWfeatures / @pnwtriad16) Former Marine Corps man Leo Barillas, 34, and his wife Mary, 32, from Washington, didn’t expect to fall in love with a woman who went to the gym they owned. After Leo was based all over the world in Iraq, Sri Lanka, Korea, and North Carolina, he decided to settle down in California with Mary and open a Crossfit business. It was at this establishment where the married couple – who have two kids – met estimator Kimberlee Slagle, ... more
  • 7 hours Mum admits lying that school gave son a tuna sandwich Metro
    Stacy Jarvis publicly accused the school of forcing her nine-year-old son to go all day ‘without food’ because he was only offered a tuna sandwich which he doesn’t like (Picture: MEN) A mother who claimed her son’s school made him eat a tuna sandwich instead of a hot meal because he ‘took his time’ on the toilet has admitted the story wasn’t true. Stacy Jarvis, 31, publicly accused the school of forcing Jayden, nine, to go all day ‘without food’ because he doesn’t like tuna. But she has now backtracked and admitted her son was in fact offered a hot ... more
  • 7 hours Stephen Hendry backs Judd Trump to triumph in rivalry with Ronnie O’Sullivan Metro -Sport
    Judd Trump got the better of Ronnie O’Sullivan in two big finals last season (Picture: Getty Images) Stephen Hendry has backed Judd Trump to emerge victorious from the much-anticipated rivalry with Ronnie O’Sullivan that will unfold over the coming months and years. Trump, the world champion and world number one, is the new force at the top of the game, while O’Sullivan remains the bookies favourite to win any tournament he enters and sits at number two in the world, despite skipping a number of ranking events. The pair met in three tremendous battles last season, with Trump winning the ... more
  • 7 hours Dad threatened girl, 11, with scissors and raped her three times Metro -World
    Brett David Hill has admitted raping the 11-year-old girl three times (Picture: Facebook) A dad raped an 11-year-old girl three times after snatching her in a park on her way to school. Brett David Hill, 49, from New South Wales, Australia, forced the child into his car by threatening her with a pair of scissors at around 9.15am on June 12 last year. He abused her at three different locations in a five hour ordeal before dumping her at a railway station in Newcastle, Australia. Hill was caught four days later after a huge manhunt and has pleaded guilty to ... more
  • 8 hours UK couple ‘ordered murder of adopted son to claim £150,000 in life insurance’ Metro
    Caption: Arti Dhir, 55, and Kaval Raijada, Gopal Sejani (Picture: Gujarat Police) An airport worker and her husband are facing allegations they hired hitmen to murder their adopted son for a £150,000 insurance pay-out. Arti Dhir, 55, and Kaval Raijada, 30, deny orchestrating the killings of Gopal Sejani and a relative who were stabbed in Gujarat. Indian authorities believe she took out a policy on the orphan naming herself as sole beneficiary in the event of his death. Details of the case emerged following an extradition hearing earlier this year. The UK has so far refused requests to extradite the ... more
  • 8 hours Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints at January signings and admits Manchester United failed with two moves last summer Metro -Sport
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen his squad in January (Picture: Getty) Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the ‘money is there’ for the club to invest in January after admitting he missed out on at least two players last summer. The Red Devils spent around £150m last summer on Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James but they recouped roughly half of that through the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan. As well as losing Lukaku, the likes of Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Antonio Valencia and Alexis Sanchez have all left the club since Solskjaer arrived. Solskjaer ... more
  • 8 hours Lionel Messi reveals why Virgil van Dijk is difficult to play against after Barcelona’s Champions League failure against Liverpool Metro -Sport
    Lionel Messi has been impressed with Virgil van Dijk’s performances for Liverpool (Getty Images) Lionel Messi has explained why he found it difficult to play against Virgil van Dijk during Barcelona’s Champions League semi-final matches against Liverpool last season. Jurgen Klopp’s side were given a huge mountain to climb after losing 3-0 in the first leg of their semi-final but a 4-0 win in the return fixture at Anfield secured their place in the final. Messi scored twice at Camp Nou but failed to make an impact in the second leg as Van Dijk and Liverpool’s defence stood firm against ... more
  • 8 hours How I Save: The 24-year-old blogger and consultant with £75,000 saved Metro -LS
    Frida is a 24-year-old blogger writer, and consultant with £75,000 saved (Picture: Metro.co.uk) Putting money away for the future can feel tricky, whatever you earn. It’s hard to think about what you might need to buy 20 years from now when you have enough cash in your account for a takeaway right this moment. Delayed satisfaction is tough. But some people manage it. While we can be baffled and filled with resentment by their money habits, we can also learn from their saving and spending ways. In our weekly series How I Save, we track a person’s spending for a ... more
  • 8 hours Mum helped disabled man through door then stole his wallet Metro
    Lex Smith offered to help a disabled man get his wheelchair through some doors before stealing his wallet moments later (Picture: MEN Media) A thief who stole a wallet off a disabled man she was pretending to help has been spared jail. Mum-of-one Lex Smith offered to help her victim, who had cerebral palsy, get his wheelchair through the door of Patricroft Conservative Club in Eccles, Manchester, before running off with his possessions. As she assisted him on August 31 this year, she grabbed his bag from around his neck, stealing his wallet and a packet of cigarettes from inside ... more
  • 8 hours Eddie Jones explains shock George Ford decision ahead of England vs Australia World Cup clash Metro -Sport
    George Ford has impressed during England’s World Cup campaign but has been dropped to the bench for the quarter final against Australia (Picture: Getty) England head coach Eddie Jones insists George Ford will still have a crucial role to play against Australia on Saturday, despite sensationally dropping the in-form fly half to the bench ahead of Saturday’s quarter final. Owen Farrell, struggling for form having been deployed at centre so far during the tournament, will wear the No.10 shirt, but Jones is confident Ford is still capable of playing a decisive role as an impact substitute. ‘We don’t see it ... more
  • 8 hours O2 launches 5G phone coverage in six UK cities Metro -Tech
    O2 is the latest phone network to roll out 5G (Getty) O2 has rolled out its 5G network today, revealing a range of new tariffs alongside an exclusive partnership with Facebook’s Oculus and MelodyVR. Coverage is currently limited to Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Slough, with the network initially switching 5G on prime locations such as London’s Waterloo and Kings Cross stations. However, O2 aims to be live in a total of 20 towns and cities by the end of the year and plans to provide 5G to 50 cities by summer 2020. ‘Today is a significant moment for ... more
  • 8 hours Mesut Ozil hits back at Arsenal legends who have criticised his fitness record Metro -Sport
    Mesut Ozil has missed over 100 games for Arsenal through illness and injury (Picture: Getty) Mesut Ozil has hit back at his critics who claim he only performs against smaller team and have critised his fitness record. The former Germany international has missed over 100 games since his move to Arsenal six years ago from Real Madrid as a result of injury or illness. Ozil has been left out of Unai Emery’s matchday squad for the club’s last three games, while he was often omitted last season, particularly against elite opposition and difficult away matches. After he brought up an ... more
  • 9 hours Man who ‘held family hostage on farm for 9 years’ was former next-door neighbour Metro -World
    The old home of Josef B in Hasselt, Netherlands on the left and the home of the family held captive on the right (Picture: Nick Edwards/Daily Mail) An Austrian carpenter accused of locking a family of six inside a farmhouse for almost a decade used to be their next-door neighbour, it has emerged. Josef Brunner, 58, has been arrested by Dutch police for allegedly keeping pensioner Geert van Dorsten and his five adult children locked in rooms and in a basement of a remote property as they ‘waited for the world to end’. Police said the family were held in ... more
  • 9 hours Video of moment Extinction Rebellion protester was dragged off Tube at Canning Town Metro
  • 9 hours My Label and Me: I felt like the only geek in the world, until I went to Cambridge Metro -LS
    One of my earliest memories of high school is the day I chose to read in the playground. Reading a book during my lunch break seemed perfectly reasonable to 12 year old me but, soon I was surrounded by a ring of boys jeering: ‘What a nerd. Why don’t you go to the library?’ My cheeks were on fire. I would spend a lot of time in the library over the next seven years. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t called a nerd, geek or a swot at school. It was part of my identity before I even ... more
  • 9 hours Mum creates Harry Potter themed bedroom for her son for £150 Metro -LS
    Kelsey knew she wanted to pass down her love of Harry Potter to her new son, George (Picture: Kelsey Michael/LatestDeals.co.uk) We love a great room transformation, especially if it doesn’t cost the earth. Take note from Kelsey Michael, 23, who created a magical Harry Potter themed room for her 11-week-old son, George, for a total price of £150. Kelsey, an accounts assistant from Swindon, had always wanted to pass along her love of Harry Potter to her baby. She decided that a themed bedroom was the perfect way to induct her son into the fandom from an early age. Using ... more
  • 9 hours Three network down leaving thousands unable to make calls or use data Metro -Tech
    Three customers are furious at the outage (Three) Mobile network Three has suffered a huge outage across parts of the UK leaving customers unable to use their phones. Those affected weren’t able to make calls or use roaming data as the blackout descended. Thousands of customers have taken to social media to confirm the problems, which appeared to have started during the night. Many reports started coming in at around 6am on Thursday, October 17. Down Detector, the independent website which measures outages on popular platforms and networks around the globe, registered a peak of over 3,000 Three customers experiencing ... more
  • 10 hours Commuters fight back as they drag XR protesters off top of Tube train Metro
  • 10 hours Brexit deal crumbling away as DUP says it cannot agree with Boris on key issues Metro
    Boris Johnson is hoping to bring back a deal from Brussels but that could be scuppered by the DUP (Picture: AFP) Boris Johnson has been dealt a major blow shortly before the crunch EU summit after Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said she could not yet back his Brexit plans. The Prime Minister is hoping to bring back a deal from the Brussels meeting of European leaders while winning the backing of the DUP, which also wields influence over some Tory Brexiteers. But Ms Foster and her deputy, Nigel Dodds, released a joint statement hours before the summit was ... more
  • 10 hours Woman admits almost suffocating boyfriend by sitting on his face for oral sex Metro -World
    Amy Parrino was violent towards her ex-boyfriend who said he was afraid of her A woman has admitted that she nearly killed her boyfriend when she forced him to perform oral sex on her by sitting on his face. Amy Nicole Parrino, 44, pushed her then-boyfriend onto the ground, sat on him and shouted ‘eat my pussy’, but he could not breathe, last December. In the run-up to the incident she had run around their home in Boone County, Missouri, while naked, striking him with a belt, brass plate and mobile phone as well as punching him up to 25 ... more
  • 10 hours Woman lied that she had been kidnapped, sexually assaulted and force-fed drugs Metro
    Cheyenne Kenmuir, 21, lied that she had been sexually assaulted at the Emperor pub in Cambridge A woman has been jailed for over a year after she lied that she had been held at knifepoint and sexually assaulted by two men. Cheyenne Kenmuir, 21, messaged a friend to get her to call police saying she had been kidnapped from the Emperor pub in Cambridge. She said that one of the two men had a six-inch knife, forced her to drink alcohol at the pub and made her take class A and B drugs. A man ended up being arrested and ... more
  • 11 hours Council replaces severely disabled woman’s overnight carers with technology system Metro
    Ruth Cherry cannot speak and her family are concerned she will have no way of alerting authorities if she is in danger (Picture: change.org/David Cherry) A family fear their vulnerable daughter could be in danger after her overnight carers were removed and replaced by a technology system. Ruth Cherry, 27, of Thornliebank, East Renfrewshire, has had complex learning disabilities from a young age, including autism and epilepsy, and needs round-the-clock care. The young woman, who cannot speak, feed herself or go to the toilet unassisted, was given the opportunity to move into her own flat with live-in carers in January. But ... more
  • 11 hours More than 330 perverts detained after conviction of one of UK’s worst ever paedophiles Metro
    Matthew Falder used multiple aliases during his catalogue of abuse (Picture: NTI) A huge international operation across 38 countries has seen the arrest of more than 330 suspected paedophiles following the arrest of one of Britain’s worst child abusers. The global operation has brought down a complex network of perverts allegedly sharing child abuse videos and images on the dark web. They were all connected to the Welcome to Video website, which contained more than 250,000 videos, following the arrest and subsequent conviction of one of the UK’s worse ever paedophiles. Dr Matthew Falder admitted 137 offences in 2017 including ... more
  • 11 hours Dogfishing: The sinister dating trend haunting the apps Metro -LS
    A cute man with a cute dog… but can he be trusted? (Picture: Ella Byworth/metro.co.uk) One of the greatest tragedies of my entire life occurred earlier this week, when I thought I had been the first person to coin a new dating trend: dogfishing. This is a phenomenon whereby people on dating apps pose with pictures of cute dogs, only for you to discover that these mutts belong to other people. Convinced that inventing this term was going to be my ticket to stardom, I quit my job and divorced my husband (sadly, I don’t think it’s possible for a ... more
  • 11 hours Your pet could earn £50 an hour by comforting people with anxiety Metro -LS
    Could your pet be the perfect therapy animal? (Picture: Getty) If you’ve got a calm AND loving pet, they could earn up to £50 an hour by comforting people who struggle with conditions like anxiety and stress. Bark.com has launched a new Comfort Pet category, which will include reptiles, birds, cats, dogs and farm animals, after research shows that interacting with animals improves wellbeing. Members of the public will be able to hire a pet of their choice for a minimum of an hour, to help with their symptoms at home or at work. All owners have to do is ... more
  • 11 hours Rabbi tells pupils ‘not to live in fear’ after teacher’s ‘gas chamber’ comment Metro
    Rabbi Hughes says there is an ‘urgent need for education’ following the teacher’s remarks (Picture: theus.org.uk, Google) A rabbi is offering support to pupils and parents after a primary school teacher ‘joked’ about sending misbehaving Jewish children ‘to the gas chambers’. Jonny Hughes says the upsetting comment made at Newberries Primary School in Radlett, Hertfordshire, shows the importance of ‘never letting the horror of the holocaust be forgotten’. He says the Nazi regime’s genocide is ‘not just a Jewish thing’ but a ‘crime against humanity’ and says there is an ‘urgent need for education’ on it in the UK. Speaking ... more
  • 11 hours Dinosaurs evolved incredible cooling systems to beat heat waves, research shows Metro -Tech
    Dinosaurs evolved to cool themselves during heat waves (Shutterstock) Large dinosaurs evolved incredibly complex internal cooling systems as a way to beat the heat, according to scientists. These cooling systems – a kind of dino air conditioning – were different from those of smaller creatures. That’s because larger dinosaurs (just like elephants today) were more vulnerable to warm temperatures. Now, cutting-edge 3D imaging has identified multiple heat exchangers that controlled their brain’s ‘thermostat’. Lead author Professor Ruger Porr said: ‘The brain and sense organs like the eye are very sensitive to temperature. Animals today often have elaborate thermoregulatory strategies to ... more
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