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  • 1 hour Supermarkets in Wales will only sell ‘essential’ goods during firebreak lockdown Metro
    Near empty shelves of toilet paper stock at a supermarket on September 30, 2020, in Llandudno (Picture: Getty) Supermarkets in Wales will be banned from selling non-essential items like clothes and hardware during the firebreak lockdown. Many retailers will be forced to shut when the restrictions kick in on Friday at 6pm, but food shops, off-licences and pharmacies can stay open. Frist Minister Mark Drakeford said it will be ‘made clear’ to supermarkets that they are only able to sell products that are classed as ‘essential goods’. He said this would ensure a ... more
  • 1 hour Nearly half of people do not understand current coronavirus lockdown rules Metro
    And only 13% of the respondents said they ‘fully understand’ the regulations (Pictures: Getty Images / PA) Nearly half of people living in England say they do not understand the current coronavirus lockdown rules, a study suggests. The ‘Covid-19 Social Study’, carried out on 70,000 people found around 51% of adults understand the current Covid-19 restrictions. Only 13% of the respondents said they ‘fully understand’ them. Lead author Dr Daisy Fancourt, associate professor at University College London’s Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, said the findings were ‘especially worrying’ at the time of ... more
  • 1 hour Drinkers hit Manchester’s pubs and bars for final night out before tier three Metro
    Caption: Manchester has last night out before strict lockdown Provider: LNP/Reuters/Getty People have made the most of their final chance to hit the pubs and bars of Manchester before a strict tier three lockdown is imposed.  The area’s 2.8 million people have been plunged into the highest tier after weeks of wrangling over how much money is needed to help businesses survive.  Under the measures, pubs and bars will be closed, unless they are serving substantial meals, for a 28-day period, along with casinos, bingo halls and bookies. Although many places already appeared ... more
  • 2 hours Nearly 6,000,000 begin toughest lockdowns in England and Wales Metro
    Tougher restrictions come into force in Manchester and Wales on Friday (Picture: Getty; SWNS; Rex) Tougher coronavirus restrictions will come into force for millions more people across the UK over the next 24 hours. Greater Manchester’s 2.8 million residents joined those in Liverpool and Lancashire under England’s highest tier of controls at midnight, while just over three million people in Wales will go into a two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdown at 6pm on Friday. South Yorkshire will follow on Saturday and talks continue between Westminster and civic leaders in Nottingham and Warrington over possible tier ... more
  • 5 hours When does Borat 2 drop on Amazon Prime and which celebrities are in it? Metro -10Ment
    Borat is returning to our screens (Picture: Amazon Prime / BACKGRID) It’s been a while since we clapped eyes on Sacha Baron Cohen’s Kazakh TV reporter Borat, but fans of the satirical character will be excited to hear that he’s back in a new movie coming to Amazon Prime. Borat 2 – or to give it its full title Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan – is the follow up to the 2006 movie, which was filmed secretly in the US this ... more
  • 7 hours Hamilton’s Phillipa Soo’s ‘goddess spirit’ helped inspire character Chang’e in Netflix’s Over The Moon Metro -10Ment
    Phillippa Soo plays legendary moon goddess Chang’e in Netflix’s Over The Moon (Picture: Getty/Netflix) Over The Moon director Glen Keane has revealed how Hamilton star Phillipa Soo’s godless-like qualities helped shape her character in Netflix’s Over The Moon. The new animated film sees the talented performer provide the voice for the character Chang’e, the legendary moon goddess in the Chinese mythology. And Oscar-winning animator Keane revealed the star’s natural ‘entertainer spirit’ made her the perfect fit for the role. He told Metro.co.uk: ‘If you’ve ever met Phillipa Soo in person, she’s like a ... more
  • 8 hours Games Inbox: Zelda 35th anniversary plans, Ghost Of Tsushima 2 plans, and Hideo Kojima horror Metro -10Ment
    What should Link get for his birthday? (pic: Nintendo) The Friday Inbox wonders what the Fire Emblem 30th anniversary game will be, as one reader is very impressed by Scorn on Xbox Series X. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk So many birthdaysNot a Fire Emblem fan particularly, but it’s interesting that Nintendo is obviously already gearing up for its 30th anniversary. Next year though is also the 35th anniversary of both Metroid and Zelda, so what are they going to do for that? Ordinarily I wouldn’t say 35 was ... more
  • 10 hours Tim Burton ‘is creating an Addams Family TV series’ and we cannot cope Metro -10Ment
    Tim Burton ‘is creating an Addams Family TV series’ (Picture: Rex / SWNS) Tim Burton is said to be creating his own Addams Family TV series and we cannot cope with this information. The acclaimed director, who is behind the likes of Big Fish, Beetlejuice, Alice in Wonderland and Sweeney Todd, is looking to ‘executive produce and possibly direct all episodes,’ according to Deadline. The publication states that Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (who have worked on Shanghai Knights, Spider-Man 2 as well as the Hannah Montana Movie) will be the head ... more
  • 10 hours Ryan Reynolds trolls wife Blake Lively as she solves problem of having no shoes in genius way Metro -10Ment
    Blake Lively got creative with her photo (Picture: Instagram/blakelively) Blake Lively has proven that she’s a photo editing queen, with her husband Ryan Reynolds trolling her for drawing heels onto her feet in a sweet couple selfie. What can we say? Graphic design is her passion. The Gossip Girl star and her hubby of eight years posted a gorgeous snap of themselves to celebrate voting in the 2020 election – especially since it was Ryan’s first time. However, fans’ attention was quickly drawn to shoe-gate, as Blake, 33, appeared in her ... more
  • 10 hours Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers teases Jamie Vardy return against Arsenal Metro -Sport
    Last season’s top scorer has missed Leicester’s last two matches (Picture: Getty Images) Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that Jamie Vardy will be available to take on Arsenal on Sunday but he will be subject to a late fitness test. Last season’s Premier League top scorer has been out of action with a calf problem and missed both Monday night’s defeat to Aston Villa and Thursday’s Europa League triumph over Zorya Luhansk. James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho were all on the score sheet in a 3-0 win which Vardy ... more
  • 10 hours Star Trek: Discovery’s David Ajala teases darker side of Cleveland Booker: ‘His story will unravel’ Metro -10Ment
    Is Booker everything he seems to be? (Picture: CBS) Star Trek: Discovery’s Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) seemed to land on her feet in season 3, after crash landing nearly 1000 years in the future and running into Cleveland Booker (David Ajala).  A ‘courier’ by trade, Booker and his pet cat Grudge became quick allies for the stranded Burnham, who was left desperately searching for her fleet, who were meant to arrive behind her through a wormhole but never arrived.  Despite an initial fight between the two, it seems that Booker is a good ... more
  • 10 hours Care home resident, 104, fights back tears as she begs to see family again Metro
    Care home resident Mary Fowler, 104, warned ‘time is running out’ for her in an emotional video this week (Picture: @ScotGovFM) Heartbreaking footage shows the moment a 104-year-old care home resident begged to see her family again, saying the lack of contact is ‘cutting me to bits’. Mary Fowler has barely seen her children for seven months after strict rules were implemented in care homes in response to the coronavirus crisis. Fighting back tears in an emotional video message this week, she warned she ‘must see my kids’ as ‘time is getting on ... more
  • 10 hours Man snatches girl, 7, and tries to run off with her in terrifying incident Metro
    The man suddenly grabbed the little girl and made off with her down the road (Picture: Google Maps) A seven-year-old girl was snatched from her mother by a stranger as they walked down a street in London. The man carried the little girl for about 100 metres before he dropped her in a street in Southwark, at around 5pm on Thursday. Shortly after, he quickly fled on foot. The little girl was not physically injured in the incident. Met Police has launched an urgent appeal for anyone who saw the incident, which took ... more
  • 10 hours Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack horrified as man exposes penis to them on Celebrity Juice Metro -10Ment
    Emily Atack was horrified as a man exposed his penis on the show (Picture: ITV2) Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack were left horrified as a man strolled out onto the Celebrity Juice stage with his penis on full display. The pair, who joined Keith Lemon for the first time as team captains on the raunchy show, were given a shocker of an initiation. In one game, singer Tom Grennan – who had spent half the episode flirting with a blushing Emily – was put through a series of missions and told to ... more
  • 11 hours Martin Keown compares Thomas Partey to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira as pundits rave about his full debut Metro -Sport
    The Ghanaian gave a very accomplished performance in Austria on Thursday (Picture: Getty Images) Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown likened Thomas Partey to Gunners legend Patrick Vieira after his full debut against Rapid Vienna left BT Sport’s pundits gushing over the midfielder. The deadline day signing from Atletico Madrid was handed his first start in an Arsenal shirt in Thursday’s Europa League opener in Austria, though the visitors actually went behind on the night. A mistake from Bernd Leno gifted Rapid an opener though David Luiz levelled with a towering header before substitute ... more
  • 11 hours Strictly Come Dancing’s Clara Amfo refuses to fall victim to ‘curse’: ‘I’m not sh***ing anybody on that show’ Metro -10Ment
    Clara Amfo has insisted she won’t find romance on the show (Picture: ITV/PA) Strictly Come Dancing’s Clara Amfo has insisted she’s not going to fall victim to the show’s ‘curse’ – and she’s put it in no uncertain terms. The Radio 1 DJ, who’s paired up with pro dancer Aljaz Skorjanec, was asked about the show during an appearance on Celebrity Juice, with Keith Lemon referring to the pros and celebs that have found love over the years. However, Clara was less than impressed, declaring: ‘Listen, I’m not sh***ing anybody on that show. ... more
  • 12 hours Katie Price ‘horrified’ as teeth fall out before getaway with boyfriend Carl Woods Metro -10Ment
    Katie Price has struggled with her veneers (Picture: Katie Price) Katie Price is reportedly ‘horrified’ after her veneers fell out before her holiday with Carl Woods. The My Crazy Life star is currently enjoying an idyllic holiday with her boyfriend Carl – but things weren’t all smooth sailing for Pricey in the lead-up to the getaway. The mum-of-five has had some veneers fall out, leaving her real teeth, which she previously compared to a ‘Bond villain’, showing in places. It comes just weeks after she visited Turkey to get her veneers redone. ... more
  • 12 hours Teacher wins sex discrimination claim after man with ‘no experience’ gets job Metro
    Headteacher Philip Hoyland (pictured right) hired director of sport Neil Crossley (left) for a maths teaching role over maths teacher Vanaja Greenwood (Picture: Facebook/beaudesert magazine) A female maths teacher has won a sex discrimination claim after a school hired a male sports director with a ‘strong handshake’ over her for a maths teaching job. Vanaja Greenwood was made to feel ‘inadequate’ and ‘unworthy’ due to her gender after applying for the job at Pinewood School in Vale of Bourton, near Oxford, an employment tribunal held in Bristol heard. The experienced teacher already worked ... more
  • 12 hours The Apprentice Best Bits leaves fans in stitches as Elizabeth McKenna chases chickens in iconic moment Metro -10Ment
    Elizabeth McKenna chases chickens in iconic moment (Picture: BBC) The Apprentice Best Bits has left fans in stitches after they were reminded of the iconic moment Elizabeth McKenna was defeated by chickens. Remember season 13 when the stars were tasked with the challenge of launching a brand new car? Well, the BBC has blessed us all by replaying one of the most hilarious scenes of the series to date. While coming up with a concept for their campaign, the candidates had to think of a location they could film their advert ... more
  • 12 hours Trump vs Biden: How celebs will impact the US election – from Kylie Jenner’s bikini pics and Demi Lovato’s hit song to Tana Mongeau’s nudes Metro -10Ment
    Celebrities have outdone themselves this year (Picture: Rex/Getty/Metro.co.uk) The upcoming US presidential election is set to be a historic event – and celebrities haven’t underestimated its importance. Stars have been coming out in their hoards to encourage fans to vote, from Mel Brooks, 94, making his first political video, to Mike Tyson, 54, revealing he’ll be voting for the first time ever. Some celebs have gone down a pretty creative route, with Tana Mongeau offering nudes to anyone voting for Joe Biden, and Demi Lovato penning a scathing song about Donald Trump, ... more
  • 12 hours Nottingham hospital postpones operations as ward ‘exceeds 200 Covid patients’ Metro
    Nottingham is currently in talks to potentially enter a tier three lockdown (Picture: PA/Getty) Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has been forced to postpone non-urgent surgery after becoming overrun with Covid-19 patients. Appointments have also been postponed until November 6, after the city’s Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) saw a ‘dramatic increase in the number of patients with Covid-19’. The Trust’s chief executive Tracy Taylor said: ‘Over the last few days we have exceeded 200 patients with the virus in the hospital, and every day this is increasing by nearly another full ward of ... more
  • 12 hours Lego Sesame Street set is for big kids and small adults Metro -10Ment
    Just when you thought Lego couldn’t get any more wholesome (pic: Lego) Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, and more are all being made into Lego minifigures, as part of the first ever Sesame Street set. New York City has never looked so friendly as in the new Lego Sesame Street set, the latest in the Lego Ideas line where designs are created by and voted on by fans. Previous Lego Ideas sets have included everything from a pirate ship to Central Perk from Friends, with fans first posting their creations on ... more
  • 12 hours Lewis Capaldi brags about his ‘average size genitals’ as he starts up hunt for new girlfriend Metro -10Ment
    Va va vroom: Car owner Lewis is looking for love (Picture: Handout) Lewis Capaldi is putting out the big sell as he hunts a new girlfriend. He’s boasted that he has his own wheels — and says the ladies won’t feel let down when he pops open his bonnet. The hilarious chart-topper has split from student Catherine Halliday after seven months together, and he is wasting no time in resuming his search for Miss Right. ‘I’ve got a forehead that goes on for days, I’ve got just a bang on average genitalia,’ declared ... more
  • 12 hours Daisy May Cooper gives This Country fans flashbacks with Taskmaster treat Metro -10Ment
    Daisy May Cooper paid homage to This Country (Picture: Channel 4) Daisy May Cooper pulled a classic Kerry Mucklowe on Taskmaster, and treated fans to a This Country flashback. The actress and comedian only went and brought crumpets to the game – ones with actual holes in. As the first task of each episode, Daisy and co-stars Mawaan Rizwan, Katherine Parkinson, Johnny Vegas and Richard Herring were told to bring ‘the best thing with holes in it’ to impress Taskmaster Greg Davies. While Mawaan brought a crocheted bunny (or an ... more
  • 12 hours Body of missing jogger, 28, found after seven-month search Metro
    Zobaidah Salangy, 28, went missing after going on a jog in Worcestershire on March 29 (Picture: SWNS) A body discovered in Worcestershire has been formally identified as missing jogger Zobaidah Salangy who disappeared seven months ago. Ms Salangy, 28, told her family she was going for a jog in Bromsgrove on March 29 but never returned. A murder investigation was launched and stretches of the Worcester and Birmingham canal were drained to hunt for a body. West Mercia Police found remains in Copyholt Lane on October 16. Officers confirmed the body had been ... more
  • 12 hours Police chiefs admit even they don’t understand Covid rules Metro
    One of the chiefs mixed up tier two and tier three restrictions (Picture: Getty/PA/Rex) A police chief has admitted even he doesn’t understand the Government’s coronavirus rules, despite being tasked with enforcing them. Assistant Chief Constable for Hertfordshire Constabulary, Owen Weatherill, said the three-tier system was still too confusing as ‘there are so many different variations’. The second most senior officer in England in the national policing effort, was yesterday asked by MPs whether separate households can mix under tier two restrictions. But he could not answer the question, admitting that he was ... more
  • 13 hours Daisy May Cooper finally reveals name and meaning of Taskmaster superhero character and we’re obsessed Metro -10Ment
    Daisy May Cooper is… Achievement Woman! (Picture: Channel 4) Daisy May Cooper made an immediate impression on Taskmaster thanks to her superhero costume – and now we know the meaning behind it. The This Country star has taken on the wacky gameshow on Channel 4, and has been doing it in style while seven months pregnant. As if that wasn’t enough Daisy has done it all in a black and gold superhero outfit, complete with cape, crown and a logo that looks like a vagina. Because if you’re going to ... more
  • 13 hours Mikel Arteta says Arsenal must improve decision-making in playing out from the back after Bernd Leno error Metro -Sport
    The German goalkeeper gifted Rapid Vienna an opening goal (Picture: Reuters) Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal still need to improve the way they play out from the back after Bernd Leno’s mistake against Rapid Vienna, warning the keeper to pick ‘the right moments’ to do it. The Gunners have had a huge amount of success building from the back under Arteta but were undone by it in Austria, with Leno gifting possession to the home side and allowing Taxiarchis Fountas an easy finish to give Rapid the lead. Arsenal did respond, however with David ... more
  • 13 hours Strictly Come Dancing’s Johannes Radebe ‘proud his groundbreaking same-sex routine started conversations’ Metro -10Ment
    To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Strictly Come Dancing star Johannes Radebe has reflected on his groundbreaking same-sex routine a year on – as the show gets ready to welcome its first all-female couple. Professional dancer Johannes teamed up with fellow pro Graziano Di Prima last year to dance a contemporary piece to musical guest Emeli Sande last November. It was the first prominent, all-male routine in the show’s 15-year history, and arguably the milestone paved the way for Nicola Adams ... more
  • 13 hours Netflix to campaign for Chadwick Boseman as lead actor in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom next Oscar season Metro -10Ment
    Chadwick Boseman stars in the upcoming movie (Picture: Netflix/Getty) Netflix are set to campaign for Chadwick Boseman during the upcoming awards season. The late Black Panther actor is starring in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom alongside Viola Davis. The drama will be Chadwick’s final film, with the streaming giant confirming to Variety that they will be campaigning for him in the lead actor category. The actor plays trumpeter Levee who has ambitions of breaking away from Ma Rainey’s (Viola Davis) band by any means necessary, with the trailer for the movie recently dropping. ... more
  • 13 hours Mikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s full Arsenal debut after Rapid Vienna win Metro -Sport
    Thomas Partey impressed in Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Rapid Vienna (Reuters) Mikel Arteta has praised Thomas Partey after the midfielder impressed during his full debut in Arsenal’s 2-1 win against Rapid Vienna on Thursday evening. The Gunners kicked off their Europa League campaign with a victory in Austria but they were forced to come from behind to secure three points. A mistake from Bernd Leno led to Taxiarchis Fountas scoring the opener for Rapid Vienna, but goals from David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was brought on as a substitute in the second ... more
  • 13 hours Matthew McConaughey didn’t speak to his mother for 8 years after she leaked their conversations Metro -10Ment
    To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Matthew McConaughey has revealed he was estranged from his mother Kay for eight years because she wasn’t keeping their conversations private. The actor admitted he was so disappointed to learn his mother had been speaking to media about their chats that he chose to cut her off in order to set ‘some boundaries’. Speaking on The Howard Stern Show, he explained: ‘I would have conversations and then all of a sudden—whoop—what we’d talk about would end up ... more
  • 13 hours Taskmaster: Where is the show’s iconic house located? Metro -10Ment
    Taskmaster: Where is the show’s iconic house located? (Picture: Channel 4) Taskmaster is back for another brilliant series that has already left fans in stitches. Overseen by Greg Davies and sidekick Alex Horne, the duo have been joined by the likes of This Country’s Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Mawaan Rizwan and Richard Herring – who have already completed a number of seriously wild challenges. But while captivated by what the celebs are being asked to do, viewers at home have been left wondering where the show’s iconic house ... more
  • 13 hours Mesut Ozil reacts to Arsenal’s comeback win against Rapid Vienna and sends message to Bernd Leno after mistake Metro -Sport
    The Gunners had to fight back from a goal down to claim all three points (Pictures: Getty Images) Mesut Ozil has congratulated his Arsenal teammates on their comeback win over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday night and told Bernd Leno to keep his ‘chin up’ after his mistake. The north Londoners went behind in Austria shortly after the half-time break following a mistake from their usually dependable goalkeeper, who presented the ball to Rapid’s attackers when trying to play out from the back. That allowed Taxiarchis Fountas an easy finish ... more
  • 13 hours First Dates favourite Cici Coleman finds love after being banned from dating app Metro -10Ment
    Cici has found some romance of her own (Picture: Getty/Rex) First Dates waitress Cici Coleman is used to helping others find love – and has now found some of her own thanks to a dating app. But she was almost stopped in her tracks after being banned from the service. Speaking FUBAR Radio, Cici opened up about her own dating disasters, including being blocked from using Hinge back in February. However, things have taken a turn for the better, and she told the Access All Areas show: ‘They gave me ... more
  • 14 hours Ryan Giggs reveals his advice for Daniel James to improve at Manchester United Metro -Sport
    Ryan Giggs insists Daniel James can make the grade at Manchester United (Getty) Ryan Giggs is confident that Daniel James can be a success at Manchester United but believes the winger needs to improve his decision-making skills in attacking areas. The 22-year-old made a bright start to his career at Old Trafford last season but struggled to make an impact as the campaign progressed and was even linked with a loan move away in the summer transfer window. James has started twice in the Premier League so far this term and made a ... more
  • 14 hours Werder Bremen play down fears over Tahith Chong’s lack of game time on loan from Manchester United Metro -Sport
    The youngster has only played 82 minutes in the Bundesliga so far (Picture: Getty Images) Werder Bremen chief Clemens Fritz has allayed fears over Manchester United loanee Tahith Chong’s lack of game time so far this season and insists he will see plenty of action. The 20-year-old winger joined the Bundesliga side on a season-long loan in the summer transfer window having been eager to get more regular game time with opportunities limited at Old Trafford. But, despite reports that he has impressed in training, Chong has struggled to cement his place in ... more
  • 14 hours Owner of 244-year-old pub vows ‘we will survive’ as Manchester enters tier 3 Metro
    The landlord of a much-loved pub and music hall in Manchester has said the closure of pubs will leave a cultural void when venues shut down (Picture: Castle Hotel Manchester) The landlord of one of Manchester’s oldest pubs has pledged to fight to save the venue as the city is thrust into a tier three lockdown tonight. Jonny Booth said the closure of The Castle Hotel and other pubs would leave a cultural ‘void’ in the city, but vowed he and his team will try their best to weather the tough times ahead. ... more
  • 15 hours Can you adopt if you have a dog or other pets? Metro
    Is having a pet an obstacle to adoption? (Picture: Getty Images) Adoption in the UK is more important than ever, with Metro.co.uk having shone a spotlight over the process – as well as sharing the experiences of others – in its Adoption Month series. When it comes to adoption, and the lengthy process of giving a loving home to a child in need, there are a lot of criteria prospective parents need to fulfil, as well as a lot to consider before adopting. The main adoption criteria includes your age – you have ... more
  • 16 hours Brendon McCullum ‘firmly believes’ Kolkata Knight Riders can win IPL despite heavy Royal Challengers Bangalore defeat Metro -Sport
    Brendon McCullum has rated Kolkata Knight Riders’ IPL chances (Picture: YouTube) Brendon McCullum ‘firmly believes’ Kolkata Knight Riders can win this year’s Indian Premier League despite their recent heavy defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kolkata posted the lowest score of this IPL – making just 84-8 from their 20 overs – as they slipped to an eight-wicket defeat to Bangalore in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The loss leaves KKR fourth in the IPL table with four group matches remaining. ‘For us it’s about maintaining belief,’ head coach McCullum said. ‘We have the talent ... more
  • 16 hours MP has to repay £1,000 for using Commons paper to send to voters Metro
    Shadow health minister Rosena Allin-Khan (Picture: Getty) The shadow health minister has been told to repay more than £1,140 after she used prepaid House of Commons stationery to send out political material. Frontbencher Rosena Allin-Khan sent out 1,624 copies of her ‘Brexit Update’ letter on the headed notepaper in prepaid Commons envelopes before last year’s general election. This was in breach of House rules, the Commons Standards Committee found. MPs are only supposed to use House stationery for their work as a Member of Parliament and are banned from using it ... more
  • 16 hours Edouard Mendy lifts lid on his relationship with Chelsea goalkeeping rival Kepa Metro -Sport
    Mendy has started well at Chelsea (Picture: Visionhaus) Fresh summer arrival Edouard Mendy insists he has a ‘very good relationship’ with Kepa Arrizabalaga despite the pair battling it out to be the club’s No. 1. Mendy was signed this summer to provide competition for Kepa and Willy Caballero after Frank Lampard identified the goalkeeping position as a major issue. Kepa’s form left a lot to be desired last season. The Spaniard – who was signed for a world-record fee – was dropped midway through the season by Lampard for Caballero ... more
  • 16 hours Another 189 people die with coronavirus as UK records 21,242 new cases Metro
    The UK death toll now stands at 44,347 A further 189 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the UK death toll to 44,347. The country has also recorded 21,242 new cases in the past 24 hours, meaning 810,467 people have tested positive since the pandemic first hit. The latest Government figures show there were 6,018 Covid-19 patients in hospital in England on Wednesday – up from 4,156 a week ago. Meanwhile, 571 people were on ventilation beds – an increase from 468. A total of 861 patients with confirmed Covid-19 ... more
  • 16 hours Meryl Streep, James Corden and Nicole Kidman star in new trailer for Netflix’s The Prom Metro -10Ment
    To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Christmas is officially on the way (sorry) as Netflix rolls out its offering of festive movies, and The Prom looks set to be a star-studded affair. Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and James Corden are among the stars seen singing and dancing in the trailer for The Prom, which is coming to cinemas and Netflix in December. Meryl and James star as two former Broadway stars – Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman – who seize ... more
  • 16 hours Emily Atack left red-faced as Laura Whitmore catches her outrageously flirting with Tom Grennan on Celebrity Juice Metro -10Ment
    To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Emily Atack comes over all giggly as Keith Lemon tries to matchmake her with an outrageously flirty Tom Grennan on Celebrity Juice.  It takes cheeky Keith all of two seconds to spot new team captain Emily getting giggly over her teammate, and calls her out on it in front of the cameras.  Turning to singer Tom, he quizzes if he’s single, and when he confirms it, asks Emily the same.  Emily then admits that they’ve been bonding ... more
  • 16 hours Dan Hardy explains why ‘enigma’ Jared Cannonier is betting favourite to beat Robert Whittaker Metro -Sport
    Cannonier is on a destructive run at middleweight (Picture: Getty Images) Jared Cannonier is an ‘unknown commodity’ in the middleweight division and his status as an ‘enigma’ is the reason he goes into his fight with former champion Robert Whittaker as the favourite, believes Dan Hardy. Whittaker was UFC middleweight champion as recently as October last year, while Cannonier had never fought in the division until November 2018. The Reaper holds a middleweight record of 9-1 in the UFC, with his only defeat coming to current champ Israel Adesanya, while Cannonier can only ... more
  • 16 hours You can now stay in a cottage that looks just like the one from The Holiday Metro -LS
    The gate and cobbles are identical (Picture: Dog Friendly Cottages) We’re not likely to be going anywhere soon holiday-wise, but you can still take your household on a little trip somewhere in the UK. And where better than a country cottage that bears a striking resemblance to Kate Winslet’s character Iris’s home in The Holiday. Acorn Cottage – which looks just like the Surrey abode where Cameron Diaz house-swapped in the 2006 movie – is available to rent for breaks on Dog Friendly Cottages (and is available over the Christmas period). It’s easy ... more
  • 16 hours Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Katya Jones rocks rainbow face mask at rehearsals with Nicola Adams ahead of historic same-sex dance Metro -10Ment
    Powerful symbol: Strictly Come Dancing’s Katya Jones arrives for Strictly rehearsals in a rainbow face mask with Nicola Adams (Picture: Background ) Nicola Adams and Katya Jones have arrived for Strictly Come Dancing 2020 rehearsals ahead of the show’s opening night on Saturday, with Katya spotted wearing a rainbow facemask. The pair are getting in plenty of practice ahead of their debut performance, where they’re set to treat audiences to a high energy quickstep to Get Happy by Ella Fitzgerald. Katya’s rainbow mask is especially fitting of course, given that Nicola and Katya ... more
  • 16 hours Richard Hammond forced to sell Ferrari to afford rent during Top Gear Metro -10Ment
    The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond has recalled having to sell his beloved Ferrari in order to afford a massive rent payment while working in London. Richard was reunited with the pricey red vehicle during a video with DriveTribe recently and explained how he came to the point where he needed to sell it. According to the host, he owned six cars (SIX) at the time and felt he had little choice but to give up his 1998 Ferrari 550 Marnello when the family relocated to be closer to the Top Gear studios, where he filmed alongside Jeremy ... more
  • 16 hours OG Nathan Drake Nolan North meets Tom Holland on Uncharted movie set Metro -10Ment
    The two Drakes (pic: Twitter) The streams have been crossed when it comes to Nathan Drake actors, as the game’s star tweets some encouraging set pics. Maybe the Uncharted movie starring Tom Holland will turn out to be good but after seven directors, highly questionable casting, and what seems to be a general disregard for the games’ mythos it’s been hard to stay optimistic. But somehow, knowing that Nolan North is involved does inspire a bit more confidence. The prestigious voice actor has tweeted a few photos from the set, all of which ... more
  • 17 hours WWE legend Mick Foley’s iconic Hell In A Cell match is still costing him thousands of dollars in dental bills Metro -10Ment
    WWE legends The Undertaker and Mankind (Mick Foley) battle in Hell In A Cell at King of the Ring 1998 Mick Foley’s Hell In A Cell battle with The Undertaker defined an era and turned the match itself into a WWE staple. Over 20 years on from their legendary war at King of the Ring in 1998, the Hall of Famer admitted both he – and his wallet – are still feeling the effects of the bout. He exclusively told Metro.co.uk: ‘Oh wow. Yeah, I would say Hell In A Cell – I ... more
  • 17 hours Stranger Things season 4: Maya Hawke’s brother Levon spotted on set as he films alongside Joe Keery Metro -10Ment
    Maya Hawke’s brother Levon spotted on Stranger Things set (Picture: SplashNews) Maya Hawke’s brother Levon was spotted on the set of Stranger Things as production starts back up amid the coronavirus pandemic Yes, the 18-year-old looks to be following in his family’s footsteps and appears to have landed a role in the fourth season of the sci-fi series. While it’s unknown who exactly the young star will be playing, one picture showed Levon filming alongside Joe Keery, who is known for his character Steve Harrington. The newcomer embodied an 80s punk rocker, ... more
  • 17 hours Who will win the Great British Bake Off 2020? Our predictions at the half-way stage Metro -10Ment
    Half-baked: Things are hotting up at the halfway stage in the Bake Off (Picture: Channel 4) There’s been a whole lot to love about the Great British Bake Off 2020. Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding look like they’ve been presenting together for years, we’ve seen some incredible creations and Paul Hollywood’s tan gets more and more mesmerising every week. It’s not been without controversy, but in the time of coronavirus, with the contestants self-isolating between shows, each episode feels like the virtual hug we could all use right now. Now, we’re half-way through ... more
  • 17 hours Canary Islands, Denmark, Mykonos and Maldives taken off travel quarantine list Metro
    Travellers will no longer have to self-isolate when returning from popular holiday destination the Canaries (Picture: Getty) A string of popular holiday destinations have been added to the UK’s travel corridor list, the transport secretary has announced. Britons travelling to Spain’s Canary Islands, Denmark, the Greek island of Mykonos, and the Maldives will no longer need to self-isolate upon return. The restrictions will be lifted from 4am on Sunday. However, Liechtenstein has been removed from the travel corridors list, meaning travellers returning from there will have to quarantine for a fortnight from the ... more
  • 17 hours NHS frontline ‘seeing impact of people breaking rules’ in Covid wards Metro
    Liverpudlians party on the street on the last weekend before stricter lockdown measures (Picture: Adam Vaughan/Rex) NHS workers battling a second wave of coronavirus have said they are exhausted and disheartened to see people ignoring the rules. But the frontline medics at Whiston Hospital in Knowsley, Merseyside – which has one of the highest infection rates in the country – have vowed to ‘soldier on’. Ward manager Nadine McStein said adrenaline powered staff through the first wave of the virus but, after a lull during the summer, it had ‘come back and hit ... more
  • 17 hours Willian’s agent brands Mesut Ozil spat with Arsenal ‘pure stupidity’ Metro -Sport
    Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s squads (Picture: Getty) Kia Joorabchian believes the ongoing row between Arsenal and playmaker Mesut Ozil is ‘pure stupidity’ from both sides and believes Ozil’s agent should be doing more to salvage the situation. Joorabchian, who represents Willian and Philippe Coutinho among others, thinks there are no ‘winners’ in the standoff and that Ozil’s representatives should have found a solution this summer. Despite being the club’s highest-paid player, Ozil has not featured for Arsenal since March and was left out of Mikel Arteta’s Premier League ... more
  • 17 hours Lizzo opens up about body-shaming and says she’s ‘sick of being an activist because I’m fat and black’ Metro -10Ment
    To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Lizzo got candid about being body-shamed in her new interview with David Letterman for his series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. The Good As Hell hitmaker joined the legendary presenter for an open and honest conversation about her life, career and world views in season three of his Netflix show. Letterman broached the topic of body-shaming as he asked the 32-year-old: ‘You know there’s quite a lot written about your body. The only thing anyone has ... more
  • 17 hours Four months after adopting my seven-year-old son, he tried to strangle me Metro -LS
    Within two weeks of him moving in, the verbal abuse started (Picture: Author’s own) I’d experienced my son’s meltdowns before, but this was by far the worst. He had become violent after I hadn’t made the right breakfast for him, which is when he tried to strangle me and push me down the stairs. Essentially, his favourite word had become ‘no’ and there was no rhyme or reason to it.  He would often say that he was really hungry, but when I gave him something to eat, he’d refuse it.  It ... more
  • 17 hours Georginio Wijnaldum hails Fabinho’s credentials at centre-back after Liverpool’s win over Ajax Metro -Sport
    Fabinho slotted in at centre-half (Picture: Getty Images) Georginio Wijnaldum says it looks like Fabinho has been playing at centre-back for his ‘whole life’ as the Liverpool midfielder filled in impressively for the injured Virgil van Dijk in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Ajax on Wednesday night. Reds talisman Van Dijk is set to miss the majority of the season with a serious knee ligament injury suffered in last weekend’s 2-2 draw in the Merseyside derby. Fabinho produced a solid performance in Liverpool’s backline alongside Joe Gomez as they edged past Ajax in their ... more
  • 17 hours Fire Emblem 30th anniversary begins with original NES game on Nintendo Switch this year Metro -10Ment
    Fire Emblem’s 30th anniversary is not going to go uncelebrated (pic: Nintendo) Nintendo is releasing another retro game on Switch for only a limited period, but this time it’s Fire Emblem rather than Mario. A new Fire Emblem game is being released this year for Nintendo Switch. And by new we mean extremely old. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade Of Light is the very first entry in the series, originally released for the NES in 1990 but only in Japan. It’s now getting an official English translation for the Nintendo Switch ... more
  • 17 hours Arsenal hand trial to Dennis Bergkamp’s 22-year-old son Mitchel Metro -Sport
    Mikel Arteta could have a Bergkamp at his disposal at Arsenal (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images) Arsenal have handed a trial to Mitchel Bergkamp, the son of club legend Dennis, who is looking to link up with the Under-23 side in north London. The midfielder has been at London Colney this week with Under-23 boss Steve Bould who will continue to assess his potential. The 22-year-old was released from Almere City over the summer, a team which operates in the second tier of Dutch football. Bergkamp came through the youth system at ... more
  • 17 hours Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda on 20 years of Hybrid Theory and why it’s not an ‘in memoriam’ to late Chester Bennington Metro -10Ment
    To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video For many Linkin Parks fans, it’s hard to believe 20 years have passed since the release of their iconic debut album Hybrid Theory – but the celebration of two decades of the record almost didn’t happen. Mike Shinoda revealed to Metro.co.uk that he wasn’t planning to put out the 20th anniversary re-release of the album, until the band discovered all kinds of hidden gems in storage lockers and on hard drives from the beginnings of their journey. ... more
  • 17 hours eBay reveals top items to sell that you’ve probably just got lying around Metro -LS
    Got any of this stuff collecting dust in your home? (Picture: Getty) Looking for a bit of spare cash to spend this Christmas? Your old tat could be someone else’s treasure. Ahead of the holiday season, eBay UK has shared a list of the top 10 types of items that people typically have lying around that are often worth a fair bit of cash on the platform. Emma Grant, Head of Preloved at eBay said: ‘Many will be surprised at just how much money you can make from selling items around the house ... more
  • 18 hours Infections rising at up to 90,000 people a day in the UK Metro
    To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The number of coronavirus infections could be rising by as much as 90,000 cases a day, Patrick Vallance has said. The government’s Chief Scientific Adviser addressed a press briefing with the latest statistics today. He said that between 53 000 and 90 000 new infections per day may be occurring.  Sir Patrick stressed the need to reduce coronavirus infections to avoid placing pressure on the NHS and in turn affecting treatment for other conditions such as ... more
  • 18 hours Schoolgirls who beat woman to death on Snapchat are fighting to stay anonymous Metro
    Angela Wrightson, 39, was murdered by the teens inside her own home (Picture: PA/ SWNS) Two teenage girls who beat a vulnerable alcoholic to death in her own home are fighting to keep their identities secret after turning 18. The girls were aged just 13 and 14 when they murdered Angela Wrightson, 39, by repeatedly striking her with a shovel, TV, coffee table, printer and screw-studded stick. The pair had been drinking with Ms Wrightson inside her home on Stephen Street, Hartlepool, and took selfies together on Snapchat throughout the attack. They were ... more
  • 18 hours Woman who lost her memory after a nosebleed learns to fall back in love with partner Metro -LS
    Sophie has fallen back in love with the man she forgot (Picture: Sophie Clayton / SWNS) A young woman is back in the honeymoon phase with her boyfriend of three years after she lost her memory and completely forgot him. Sophie Clayton, 27, had a nosebleed that triggered a rare disorder, disconnecting her brain from her nervous system. Within minutes, she forgot everything up to that date – including her own name, and then her whole family and her boyfriend Jonathan Wilson, 27. Sophie never got any of it back, so as well ... more
  • 18 hours Gogglebox’s Sophie Sandiford opens up on love life after sharing selfie with her ‘hun’ Metro -10Ment
    Gogglebox’s Sophie Sandiford opens up on love life (Picture: Instagram / @SophieSandiford) Gogglebox’s Sophie Sandiford has opened up on her love life after sharing a snap of her ‘hun’ Danny Adams. In August she posted a mirror selfie of herself and Danny posing with glasses of wine. But it was her caption that sent her followers into meltdown as she wrote: ‘Wine with my hun.’ Immediately fans thought she had a boyfriend and even Paul Chuckle (who turns out to be Sophie’s uncle) was stunned, writing: ‘Hun? We didn’t know you’d ... more
  • 18 hours Racial inequalities are continuing to play out against ethnic minorities as coronavirus hits a second wave Metro -LS
    Ethnic inequalities are still playing out (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) New research by race equality think tank Runnymede Trust has found that the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to affect ethnic minorities disproportionately. Earlier in the year, Black and Asian people were found to be more likely to die from coronavirus than white groups. Runnymede’s research has found that in the months since, nothing has changed as Covid-19 continues to work on racial lines – BAME groups continue to be disproportionately affected by coronavirus as a result of systemic inequality. Runnymede has said ... more
  • 18 hours Barcelona star Lionel Messi sends message to Cristiano Ronaldo as positive coronavirus test threatens to ruin reunion Metro -Sport
    The two superstars were due to face off in the Campions League next week (Picture: Getty) Lionel Messi is still hoping Cristiano Ronaldo can take part in next week’s Champions League clash between Barcelona and Juventus despite the Portuguese forward testing positive for coronavirus. The 35-year-old initially tested positive for Covid-19 on October 13 while on international duty, forcing him to withdraw from the squad and self-isolate, and he has missed Juve’s subsequent two matches against Crotone and Dynamo Kyiv. Juve host Barca next Wednesday and, in line with Uefa protocols, the asymptomatic ... more
  • 18 hours Arachnado – a film about spiders in a tornado – is here which makes Sharknado look positively Oscar-worthy Metro -10Ment
    To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Seemingly Hollywood – or, you know, whoever is behind this movie – felt Sharknados weren’t enough for us innocent film waters. No, we needed an ‘Arachnado’ to terrify us on multiple levels. A (haphazardly put together at best) trailer has emerged this week for Arachnado, which is what it says on the tin: a bunch of tornados filled with deadly spiders of all shapes and sizes. A clip has got punters on social media giggling after the ... more
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