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  • 6 hours Sir Alex Ferguson admits Manchester United ‘missed out’ on signing Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson Metro -Sport
    Sir Alex Ferguson has explained his decision to abort Manchester United’s bid to sign Jordan Henderson (Getty) Sir Alex Ferguson admits Manchester United ‘missed out on a really good person’ by failing to sign Jordan Henderson ahead of Liverpool. The former United manager revealed in his autobiography in 2013 that he was keen on signing Henderson but decided against a move because of the midfielder’s running style. Henderson ended up joining Liverpool from Sunderland in a £20 million deal in 2011 and has played a key role in the club’s success in the Premier League and the Champions ... more
  • 7 hours Thiago Silva’s wife aims dig at Liverpool defender Andy Robertson on TikTok Metro -Sport
    An unlikely feud between Andy Robertson and Thiago Silva’s wife has emerged (Getty) The wife of Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has fired a dig at Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson on TikTok. The Scotland international posted a brief clip of when he floored Jorginho with a brilliant body-swerve during Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in September. The video, which has received over 500,000 likes on TikTok, uses audio from the viral ‘call an ambulance but not for me’ meme. Liverpool fans clearly saw the funny side but Silva’s wife, Isabelle da Silva, used it as an ... more
  • 8 hours Unai Emery praises Arsenal target Pau Torres Metro -Sport
    Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres is on Arsenal’s transfer wishlist (Getty) Unai Emery claims Arsenal target Pau Torres is destined to play for one of the biggest teams in Europe. The Gunners were linked with a move for the Villarreal centre-back a year ago but have since signed Pablo Mari and Gabriel Magalhaes. It’s understood that Mikel Arteta remains keen on signing a defensive partner for Gabriel and Torres remains on Arsenal’s shortlist. However, Arsenal face a lot of competition as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City have all been linked with a move for the 24-year-old. ... more
  • 8 hours My video game backlog at the start of 2021 – Reader’s Feature Metro -10Ment
    Doom Eternal – on the list (pic: Bethesda) A reader reveals how he did with his goal of completing a game a month from his backlog in 2020 and what he’s got left for 2021. Last year I explained how it was a new year’s resolution for me to complete more games, having finished only one game the previous year and giving up on games too quickly. The first part of the year was a success, as you can see in the first part of this Reader’s Feature. This feature is the follow up for the rest of ... more
  • 8 hours Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: Your most replayed video games Metro -10Ment
    Super Mario World – you can’t just play it once (pic: Nintendo) GameCentral readers discuss the single-player video game they’ve replayed the most, from Castlevania to Mass Effect. The subject for this week’s Hot Topic was suggested by reader Cranston and asked which game with an ending (so not counting multiplayer) have you come back to the most times and why? We had a lot of entries for this one, but the clear winner was Resident Evil 4, although it was helped by the number of times it’s been re-released on different formats. Any format, any timeMy most ... more
  • 8 hours Why Sony should make another PlayStation handheld console – Reader’s Feature Metro -10Ment
    Should there be a new PlayStation portable? (Sony) A reader makes an argument for Sony attempting a new portable console, to compete with the Switch and win back Japan. I know what you’re thinking. The Nintendo Switch already meets your handheld gaming needs. The big PlayStation games are meant to be experienced on your big 4K TV. Sony’s last attempt with the PlayStation Vita was a flop. Smartphones, tablets, and the Switch leave little room for another dedicated gaming handheld. And Sony themselves have, more or less, said they’re done with handhelds.  But humour me as I attempt ... more
  • 8 hours Who is Drivers License singer Olivia Rodrigo? Meet the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star Metro -10Ment
    High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star Olivia Rodrigo is making waves (Picture:Getty/Rex) Olivia Rodrigo is the latest Disney star to see her star rising to greater heights after storming the charts with her single Drivers Licence. The actress and singer is best known for starring in the Disney+ series, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. However, her flourishing music career has opened the star up to a whole new legion of fans. Here’s rundown of everything you need to know about the talented teen. Who is Olivia Rodrigo and how old is she? Olivia, 17, ... more
  • 9 hours Liv Tyler reveals she had Covid: ‘Being isolated in a room alone for 10 days is trippy to say the least’ Metro -10Ment
    Liv Tyler revealed she had battled coronavirus (Picture:REX/@misslivalittle/Instagram) In a lengthy Instagram post, Liv Tyler has revealed that she had Covid-19 and had to isolate from her family for 10 days. The Lord of the Rings and Armageddon actress was struck down with the virus on New Year’s Eve and was forced to isolate from her family for 10 days.Sharing a gorgeous photo of her finally being able to reunite with her children after isolation, Liv said: ‘Suddenly on The morn of the last day of 2020… boom it took me down. It comes on fast, like a ... more
  • 9 hours Frank Lampard insists Ruben Loftus-Cheek has a future at Chelsea Metro -Sport
    Ruben Loftus-Cheek is currently spending the season on loan at Fulham from Chelsea (Visionhaus) Frank Lampard insists Ruben Loftus-Cheek has a future at Chelsea. The 24-year-old is spending the season on loan at Fulham and has impressed under Scott Parker. Loftus-Cheek made just nine appearances for Chelsea last season as he was recovering from a ruptured Achilles which he suffered in a post-season friendly in May 2019. The midfielder will be unable to feature in Fulham’s clash with Chelsea this weekend due to a clause in the loan agreement between the two clubs. But Lampard says he has been ... more
  • 9 hours M Night Shyamalan reveals he and Matthew Perry actually *did* hang out despite Friends star’s famous anecdote Metro -10Ment
    This story just keeps getting better and better (Picture: Getty) Acclaimed filmmaker M Night Shyamalan has revealed the ultimate plot twist – that he and Matthew Perry actually did hang out, despite the actor’s famous anecdote stating otherwise. In 2016, Perry appeared on The Graham Norton Show where he told a story about an amazing evening he initially thought he had spent with The Sixth Sense director Shyamalan. The Friends star explained that he believed he had been having an incredible time getting to know the filmmaker, only to discover that he had actually been hanging out with ... more
  • 9 hours Vanessa Bryant opens up on grief ahead of anniversary of Kobe and Gianna’s death: ‘Find your reason to live’ Metro -10Ment
    Vanessa Bryant urged people going through grief to find their reason to live (Picture: Rex) Vanessa Bryant has shared a heartfelt message about grief ahead of the one-year anniversary of husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna’s deaths.  Kobe, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed along with seven others when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed on January 26, 2020. Vanessa shared her feelings with her followers on Instagram, writing: ‘Let me be real. Grief is a messed up cluster of emotions.  ‘One day you’re in the moment laughing and the next day you don’t feel ... more
  • 9 hours Frank Lampard responds to reports linking Avram Grant with Chelsea return Metro -Sport
    Frank Lampard says he would welcome an ‘experienced’ figure to help communication with Chelsea’s board (Getty) Frank Lampard says he is unfazed over reports linking Avram Grant with a surprise return to Chelsea. Reports this week claimed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering bringing back the 65-year-old to help Lampard and his coaching staff. Grant managed Chelsea and Lampard for one season after replacing Mourinho in September 2007. But the Israeli has insisted that Chelsea have not made an official approach over his return and has urged the club’s hierarchy to give Lampard time following the team’s ... more
  • 10 hours UK has 11 cases of Brazilian Covid strain and 35 of South African variant Metro
    The UK has not found any trace of Brazil’s ‘super strain’ (Picture: PA) The UK has recorded 11 cases of a Brazilian coronavirus strain and at least 35 cases of a highly transmissible South African variant since the mutants were identified. There have been 35 confirmed infections and 12 probable infections connected to the South African mutant strain, according to Public Health England. Scientists have not found any trace of the ‘super Brazilian strain’ which has left experts across the world concerned. It comes as the UK Government closes all travel corridors to protect the country against unknown ... more
  • 10 hours Kelly Clarkson thanks Jennifer Love Hewitt for being kind to her during American Idol: ‘Everyone was so rude to us’ Metro -10Ment
    Kelly Clarkson recounted the time Jennifer Love Hewitt was kind to her during her time on American Idol (Picture: The Kelly Clarkson Show) Kelly Clarkson opened up about how Jennifer Love Hewitt was the only nice celebrity to her during her original stint on American Idol. Clarkson initially found fame on the first season of the show, becoming the first to be crowned the winner of American Idol all the way back in 2002. However, Clarkson getting accepted into the celebrity circles was not an instantaneous process. In fact, she claims she was initially shunned – albeit, except ... more
  • 10 hours Sue Perkins calls Matt Hancock ‘utter smirking d**k’ over free school meals interview Metro -10Ment
    Sue Perkins has spoken out about Matt Hancock’s recent Good Morning Britain interview (Picture: Rex/ITV) Sue Perkins has made her sentiments regarding Matt Hancock’s recent Good Morning Britain interview perfectly clear, describing him as an ‘utter smirking d**k’ over comments he made about free school meals. Earlier this week, the Health Secretary made an appearance on Good Morning Britain, where he spoke to presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid about free school meals being distributed to children across the nation during lockdown. When Piers asked the politician how he feels about free school meals during lockdown – having previously ... more
  • 10 hours Dr Dre ‘discharged from hospital following brain aneurysm but still getting 24-hour care’ Metro -10Ment
    Dr Dre has left hospital to continue his recovery at home (Picture: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic) Dr Dre has reportedly been discharged from hospital where he was being treated for a brain aneurysm but will still be monitored around the clock for the next few weeks.  Sources close to the music mogul, 55, told TMZ that Dre went home on Friday medical professionals will remain at his home to monitor him 24-hours a day for the next few weeks as he continues his recovery. Rapper Ice T also confirmed Dre is no longer in hospital, tweeting: ‘Update: Just FaceTimed with @drdre He ... more
  • 10 hours Bruno Fernandes responds to Jurgen Klopp over Manchester United penalty jibe Metro -Sport
    Bruno Fernandes believes Jurgen Klopp could be using a tactic to put pressure on referees (EPA) Bruno Fernandes has hit back at Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager complained about the number of penalties Manchester United have received in recent seasons. Klopp sparked a huge debate earlier this month when he pointed out that United had received far more penalties than his Liverpool team. Since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford in December 2018, United have been awarded 42 penalties, while Liverpool have been given 19 in all competitions. But Fernandes believes Klopp’s decision to publicly highlight ... more
  • 10 hours Mum leaves three kids at home as she jets to Dubai to ‘homeschool in paradise’ Metro
    Shona Sibary formed a support bubble with her husband who works in Dubai (Picture: REX) A mum has confessed to leaving three of her children at home as she jets to Dubai to escape the English lockdown and homeschool ‘from paradise’. Shona Sibary says she is only ‘a little ashamed’ of flying her youngest daughter out to join her husband on January 3, as she ‘dreaded’ the thought of homeschooling in lockdown again. She admits being in tier four lockdown left her family of six – herself, husband Keith, and their children Flo, 22, Annie, 20, Monty, 18 ... more
  • 11 hours John Higgins beats Ronnie O’Sullivan in historic Masters classic Metro -Sport
    John Higgins produced a stunning performance to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan (Picture: Getty Images) John Higgins beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Masters on Friday night in an absolute classic as the pair equalled the record for the number of centuries on the spin. The Wizard of Wishaw played as well as he has done over his epic career, knocking in breaks of 145, 134 and 110 on his way to victory over the world champion. Stephen Maguire and Neil Robertson sat the record of five centuries on the spin in the 2009 Masters quarter-finals, but ... more
  • 11 hours Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Liverpool vs Man Utd Metro -Sport
    Dimitar Berbatov predicts the outcomes of this weekend’s games including Liverpool vs Man Utd (Picture: Metro / Rex) There’s absolutely no letup in the schedule with the some huge Premier League matches to look forward to this weekend. All eyes will be on Anfield come Sudnay when champions Liverpool take on arch rivals and current leaders Manchester United. Elsewhere, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side have quietly crept back into contention and will look to extend their recent good run against Crystal Palace, while there is an intriguing west London derby between Fulham and Chelsea to look ... more
  • 11 hours Sir Alex Ferguson hails ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool ahead of Manchester United clash Metro -Sport
    Sir Alex Ferguson says Liverpool have been ‘phenomenal’ under Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images) Sir Alex Ferguson believes Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been ‘phenomenal’ ahead of their Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side currently sit top of the Premier League ahead of their trip to Anfield this weekend and the United manager says his players are keen to test themselves against the reigning champions. Liverpool ended their 30-year wait to win a league title last season but Klopp’s side went close in the previous campaign as they finished just a point behind Manchester ... more
  • 12 hours Zac Hanson and wife Kate expecting fifth child: ‘Here’s to fresh starts and new beginnings’ Metro -10Ment
    The youngest Hanson brother is expecting his fifth child (Picture:Getty/REX) Zac Hanson, the youngest member of 90s mega-hit band Hanson, has announced that he and his wife Kate are expecting their fifth child. The 35-year-old drummer announced that his fifth baby will be a son, joining two boys and two girls. Speaking to People, Zac said: ‘We’re so happy and thankful for the things 2020 got right, especially this little guy coming in March! ‘Here’s to fresh starts and new beginnings.’ Zac and wife Kate are the parents of Mary Lucille Diana, four, George Abraham Walker, seven, ... more
  • 12 hours Woman left naked in cold prison cell for hours after wrongful arrest Metro
    Yvonne Farrell was wrongfully arrested after trying to stop two men from clamping her partner’s car (Picture: Hyde Park News and Pictures) Police have finally apologised to a woman who was left naked in a cold prison cell after being wrongfully arrested for a peaceful protest. Yvonne Farrell, 52, was arrested after staging a sit-in to prevent two men from clamping her partner’s car on August 2, 2018. Half a dozen police officers dragged her from the top of the vehicle, before she was arrested for a ‘public order offence’. Police ignored her pleas to loosen ‘tight’ ... more
  • 12 hours One Night In Miami review: Regina King brings four Black icons to life in captivating directorial debut Metro -10Ment
    One Night in Miami is the powerful directorial debut by Regina King (Patti Perret/Amazon Studios via AP) We’ll never know exactly what happened when Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Cassius Clay (Muhammed Ali) and Jim Brown hung out together in a hotel room in 1964, but Regina King’s One Night In Miami does a wonderful job imagining the conversation. Based on the stage play of the same name by Kemp Power, the film follows the events that took place on February 25 when young Cassius Clay (Eli Goree) emerged from the Miami Beach Convention Center the new World Heavyweight ... more
  • 12 hours WandaVision director addresses rumours of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen cameo Metro -10Ment
    Fans have speculated over whether Mary-Kate and Ashley could appear in WandaVision (Picture: Marvel Studios/Disney / Getty) The director of WandaVision has addressed rumours that Elizabeth Olsen’s sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were expected to make a cameo on the series. On Friday, the first two episodes of Marvel’s new TV show, starring Elizabeth as Wanda Maximoff as Paul Bettany as Vision, were released on Disney Plus. The MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) production features the superpowered couple living an American sitcom-inspired reality, complete with light-hearted gags and a cheery, unseen audience. Elizabeth’s sisters, twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, famously ... more
  • 12 hours Curtis Pritchard’s no longer in touch with other Love Islanders and has ‘no idea’ what Maura Higgins is doing Metro -10Ment
    To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Curtis Pritchard has revealed he doesn’t keep in touch with any of the other Love Island stars and has ‘no idea’ what his ex Maura Higgins is up to.  The reality star, 24, appeared on Steph’s Packed Lunch where host Bill Bailey asked whether he was still in contact with any of the other Islanders. Curtis replied: ‘I haven’t, no. I’m just going to tell you straight, I actually really haven’t to be fair. ‘Since everything that’s ... more
  • 12 hours ‘100 police officers storm wake’ after ’70 mourners’ cram onto caravan site Metro
    Police said they reported 42 people for possible fines (Picture:SWNS) More than 100 police officers allegedly stormed a ‘wake’ after ‘around 70 people’ flouted coronavirus rules by cramming onto a static caravan site. Officers lined a residential street in Seven Sisters, London in an effort to ‘reason’ with mourners, who locals claimed were part of a traveller community. A total of 42 people were reported for consideration of fixed penalty notices but it is unclear whether anyone was arrested during the incident on Thursday. A dispersal zone has also been authorised in the area, with residents likely to see an ... more
  • 13 hours Tipping Point presenter Ben Shephard pays tribute to contestant who died before episode aired Metro -10Ment
    Ben Shephard has paid tribute to contestant Margaret, who died before her episode aired (Picture: ITV) Tipping Point presenter Ben Shephard has paid tribute to a contestant who appeared on today’s show who died before the episode was shown on TV. On Friday afternoon, Margaret appeared on the latest instalment of the ITV competition. She successfully made it to the final stage of the game show, walking away with £2,650 at the end. After the episode aired, Tipping Point released a statement on social media announcing that Margaret died after her recording took place. Ben was among those ... more
  • 13 hours Post Malone donates sold-out Crocs to health workers on the frontline Metro -10Ment
    The Crocs may be impossible to get for buyers, but they are being put to good use by healthcare workers (Picture:@musiciansoncall/Instagram/Getty) Post Malone has donated 10,000 pairs of his long sold-out Crocs to front-line healthcare workers to help with their continued efforts in the Covid-19 pandemic.  Post Malone has always made waves by doing things a little differently. The rapper and singer/songwriter is known for his unique voice and blends of hip-hop, pop and R&B, and has done his part for the pandemic in his own way too. Malone, paired with charity Musicians on Call (via US Magazine), ... more
  • 13 hours Dancing on Ice 2021: Rebekah Vardy braves wintry weather as she heads to training Metro -10Ment
    Rebekah is layered up as she heads to training (Picture: Peter Goddard/ / ITV) She may turn out to be a dazzling ice queen on the rink, but Rebekah Vardy also had a gloomy bout of wintry drizzle to contend with while attending rehearsals for Dancing on Ice. On Sunday evening, the new series of Dancing on Ice will return to our screens, with celebrities including Myleene Klass, Denise Van Outen and Jason Donovan set to take part. Rebekah, 38, was recently pictured arriving at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham for a training session, dressed in a ... more
  • 13 hours Elderly couple spend ‘final moments’ together as they both battle Covid Metro
    Gerry Jarrett, 79, was able to say ‘goodbye’ to his partner of 50 years (Picture: Twitter) An elderly couple suffering from coronavirus has been able to say their ‘last goodbye’ thanks to hospital staff. Gerry, 79, and Barbara, 76, Jarrett have been on separate wards since being hospitalised with the virus two weeks ago. NHS staff made sure the couple – who has been together for 50 years – had some ‘precious time’ this week as Ms Jarrett deteriorated and ‘looked to be at the end’.  Daughter, Chloe Keljarrett, posted a photograph of her parents on Twitter ... more
  • 13 hours Outside The Wire: Who is in the cast of the Netflix movie? Metro -10Ment
    The action-packed movie has dropped on Netflix (Picture: Netflix) Outside The Wire has officially dropped on Netflix, kicking off the streaming giant’s massive 2021 slate of movies. The action-packed sci-fi, set in the near future, sees a drone pilot (Damson Idris) sent into a war zone and paired with an android officer (Anthony Mackie) on a mission to stop a nuclear attack. Basically, it’s all go as the pair team up to find a doomsday device and stop the end of the world – so no pressure there. Marvel star Anthony leads the stellar cast, and viewers might ... more
  • 13 hours The real people behind new Amazon movie One Night in Miami Metro -10Ment
    Leslie Odom Jr, Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Aldis Hodge star in the new movie (Picture: AP) Regina King’s directorial debut One Night In Miami has officially dropped, with star Leslie Odom Jr already surrounded by Oscar buzz for his performance. Safe to say, the Prime Video flick is definitely worth a watch. The Oscar-winner turned her hand to directing for the first time for the movie, which stars Leslie alongside Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, and Aldis Hodge. It follows Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in 1964, as the party gathered to celebrate the boxer’s win against Sonny ... more
  • 14 hours Paul Merson names Manchester United’s three ‘matchwinners’ ahead of Liverpool clash Metro -Sport
    Paul Merson has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his Manchester United team (Picture: Sky Sports) Arsenal legend Paul Merson has named Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s three ‘matchwinners’ ahead of Manchester United’s clash against Liverpool. The Red Devils have recovered from a mixed start to the season to climb to the top of the Premier League ahead of Sunday’s trip to Anfield. Merson insists Solskjaer deserves immense credit for turning Manchester United into title contenders and says the manager benefits from having ‘matchwinners’ Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford in his squad. Fernandes has been one of the stars ... more
  • 14 hours Liverpool handed major Joel Matip injury boost with ahead of Manchester United clash Metro -Sport
    Joel Matip has returned to Liverpool training (Getty) Joel Matip has returned to training ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United on Sunday. The 29-year-old has not featured since suffering a groin injury in the 1-1 draw with West Brom on December 27. Jurgen Klopp was forced to use a centre-back partnership of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in the 1-0 defeat to Southampton last week, while Rhys Williams featured at the heart of Liverpool’s defence for the 4-1 win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup last Friday. Liverpool are eager to have Matip available for United’s visit ... more
  • 14 hours Where is Selena Gomez from and what does her new song De Una Vez mean? Metro -10Ment
    Selena Gomez has released her first Spanish-language single, De Una Vez (Picture: YouTube/REX/Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images) Selena Gomez has released her first Spanish-language single De Una Vez and the song is already climbing up the charts. Sharing a snippet of the song on Instagram on Thursday, the 28-year-old explained: ‘This is the beginning of something I’ve wanted to explore for so long. I hope you love it as much as I do.’ Indeed, the singer has already wanted to create a Spanish album during her career and it looks like she’s finally found the perfect time. Here’s what you ... more
  • 14 hours The team Frank Lampard should pick to kick-start Chelsea’s season Metro -Sport
    Frank Lampard may decide to drop Chelsea summer signing Timo Werner (Pictures: Getty) Considered Premier League title contenders only last month, an alarming run has seen Chelsea slip dramatically down the Premier League table. Frank Lampard’s side went top on December 5 after beating Leeds United in the club’s first game in front of fans for nine months. But since those jubilant scenes at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have won just two matches, one of which was a routine victory over Morecambe in the FA Cup. Four Premier League defeats in less than a month leaves the Blues ninth ... more
  • 14 hours Harry and Meghan scrap ‘Megxit’ review as ‘situation is working’ Metro
    The Royal Family feels there is no need to have a one-year review (Picture: BACKGRID) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 12-month ‘Megxit’ review has been cancelled, according to a royal expert. The plan was due to be reviewed in March, but the Royal Family feels there is no need as the ‘current situation is working’, Vanity Fair correspondent Katie Nicholl has said. Royal staff will continue to monitor the couple’s deals and projects closely as they enter their second year of freedom. The only outstanding issue is said to be whether Harry will keep his military title – ... more
  • 15 hours Pablo Mari set to miss ‘a few matches’ through injury, says Mikel Arteta Metro -Sport
    Mari missed Thursday’s draw with Palace (Picture: Getty Images) Mikel Arteta says Pablo Mari is set to miss ‘a few matches’ for Arsenal due to a calf injury picked up in training earlier this week. The 27-year-old sat out Thursday night’s goalless draw against Crystal Palace, with the club citing his absence as just a ‘precaution’ before kick-off. However, speaking after the stalemate at the Emirates, Arteta admitted he expects to be without the defender for a few games. One positive for the Gunners was the return of Partey (Picture: Getty Images) ‘He had a calf injury ... more
  • 15 hours Avram Grant responds to Chelsea return link to help Frank Lampard Metro -Sport
    Avram Grant has denied being approached over a return to Chelsea (Getty) Avram Grant insists he has not received any approach from Chelsea about returning to Stamford Bridge to assist Frank Lampard. Earlier this week, reports claimed that Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, was considering bringing the 65-year-old back to Stamford Bridge to provide support for Lampard and his coaching staff. After an encouraging start to the season, Chelsea’s form drastically dipped in December and Lampard’s side have picked up just one win in their last seven Premier League games. Grant was first brought to Chelsea by Abramovich in ... more
  • 15 hours Lego Ninjago celebrates 10th anniversary with massive new City Gardens set Metro -LS
    Zane’s Titan Mech Battle – ninjas x robots (pic: Lego) 10 years of Lego Ninjago has led to not only dozens of new sets being announced but also a streetwear collection from HYPE. When you think of Lego it’s usually either the basic city sets or the tie-ins to Star Wars and other movies, which are also popular with adults. But for the last decade one of the most popular concepts has been Ninjago, which is entirely Lego’s own invention and is now more popular than ever. Considering most non-licensed toy lines only last a couple of years ... more
  • 15 hours Gang member jailed after botched attempt at stealing ATM from village shop Metro
    To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A gang of ram raiders caused thousands of pounds worth of damage in a botched attempt to rip a cash machine out of a village shop. Four masked men stole a 4×4 and some heavy-duty slings before heading to a Co-Op near Bude, in Cornwall, where they tried to wrest the ATM out of the wall in the early hours of June 28, 2019. The failed attempt was caught on camera in a video released by police ... more
  • 15 hours More than 2,000,000 people have now died with Covid worldwide Metro
    It comes a year after the virus was first detected in China (Picture: JHU) The global Covid-19 death toll has passed the grim milestone of two million. The tally, from the Johns Hopkins University, passed the threshold on Friday, with a new figure of 2,000,905. The number is about equal to the population of Brussels, Mecca, Minsk or Vienna. A total of 87,295 of these deaths occurred in the UK, according to official Government figures. More than 93 million people have tested positive worldwide since the pandemic hit, with 3,325,620 of these cases in the UK. The ... more
  • 15 hours Martin Lewis says people could claim back thousands in council tax Metro
    The financial saving expert said to remember which people are eligible for a discount (Picture: ITV) The money saving expert has said people are losing thousands of pounds because they have not checked whether they are in the right council tax band. On the Martin Lewis Money Show, a viewer said she had received a £2,600 refund after she followed Mr Lewis’s advice and looked at her eligibility.  The ITV financial guru said people should claim money back if their council tax band is too high, make sure they do not qualify for a discount and be aware ... more
  • 15 hours Liverpool target Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul as potential Georginio Wijnaldum replacement Metro -Sport
    Rodrigo De Paul is on Liverpool’s radar (Getty) Liverpool are targeting Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul as a potential replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, according to reports in Italy. Wijnaldum is yet to sign a new contract with the Premier League champions and could leave Anfield at the end of the season if he fails to reach a new agreement. Liverpool are lining up replacements for the Netherlands international, who has established himself as a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s midfield. According to Corriere dello Sport, De Paul is on Liverpool’s radar with Jurgen Klopp a huge admirer of ... more
  • 16 hours Second Covid wave on course to be double size of first Metro
    Boris Johnson warned the public not to be ‘complacent’ and to stay at home over the weekend (Picture: Reuters / Toby Melville / UK Government) The second wave of the pandemic in the UK is set to be double the size of the first, Government scientists have predicted. Shocking graphs shown at a Downing Street press conference this afternoon revealed how the number of people currently in hospital with coronavirus in the UK is higher than it ever has been before in the pandemic. Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, said: ‘Unfortunately the number of people ... more
  • 16 hours UK finally shuts all travel corridors from every country on the planet Metro
    The news comes amid fears over new coronavirus strains (Picture: AFP via Getty) Every single UK travel corridor will be closed from 4am on Monday, Boris Johnson has announced. Travellers from all countries must offer proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken in the previous 72 hours before departing for the UK. International arrivals must then quarantine for 10 days, although they have the choice of doing an extra test on day five to shorten the isolation period. The Prime Minister has warned enforcement of the rules will be ‘stepped up’ at the border and inside the country. ... more
  • 16 hours Severe weather warning for snow in London and South East Metro
    A yellow warning has been issued for the South-East and the East from 3am to 8pm (Picture: Met Office) The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for large parts of England including London as Britons brace for heavy snow. Vehicles could be stranded and rural communities may be ‘cut off’ as a ‘band of heavy snow’ hits southeast and eastern England from 3am to 8pm on Saturday. Another yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued stretching from the Midlands to the top of Scotland. Forecasters warn there is a likelihood of ‘possible delays or ... more
  • 17 hours Stephen Bear ‘arrested at Heathrow after returning from Dubai’ following revenge porn allegations Metro -10Ment
    Stephen Bear has been arrested, according to reports (Picture: Ricky Vigil M/GC Images) Reality star Stephen Bear has been arrested at Heathrow airport, after returning from Dubai, following allegations of revenge porn raised by ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison, according to reports. In December Harrison claimed Bear shared intimate footage of her taken from CCTV. He denied the claims. Mail Online has also reported Bear was arrested after flying into the UK on a night flight from the UAE. It was alleged ‘an eyewitness saw the reality star handcuffed by two plain-clothed police officers, who were holding each of ... more
  • 17 hours Kerry Katona recalls moment children found out about cocaine addiction in tabloid Metro -10Ment
    Kerry Katona has opened up on her past drug battle (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX) Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona has recalled the moment she had to sit her children down and explain her past drug use after they saw footage of her taking cocaine in a tabloid. The singer has been incredibly honest about her past struggles, after she began taking drugs aged 14 with her mother, but this week spoke about seeing her past detailed in a documentary she was watching alongside her kids. In 2009, the News Of The World published photographs and video footage ... more
  • 17 hours Everything you need to know about the drama behind Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License Metro -10Ment
    Did Olivia write the song about Joshua? (Picture: Rex) Over the years, we’ve had many a real life feud played out in the charts.  Taylor Swift took jabs at Katy Perry on Bad Blood. Ashlee Simpson was claimed to have been calling out Lindsay Lohan on Boyfriend. Frankee claimed she was Eamon’s ex when she responded to I Don’t Want You Back with FURB. (Simpler times.) And now, 2021 has got its own alleged love triangle – the new Nick Jonas/Miley Cyrus/Selena Gomez, or the new Hilary Duff/Aaron Carter/Lindsay Lohan, if you will – playing out in the ... more
  • 17 hours Alison Brie on Glow being axed and whether she’d like it to return as a film: ‘Mentally, it’s easier to just let it go’ Metro -10Ment
    Alison Brie on Glow, her new film The Rental, and husband Dave Franco (Picture: Getty) The Glow star, 38, talks about being directed by her husband in a new thriller – and pretending to be on drugs. Your husband Dave Franco directs your new thriller, The Rental. Was it weird being married to the director? No! The Rental was such a special time for me and for us as a couple because, even though I wasn’t a producer on the movie or anything, I could definitely tell that Dave really valued my input. It felt really nice when ... more
  • 17 hours UK records a further 1,280 Covid deaths as 55,761 more test positive Metro
    A further 1,280 people have died within 28 days of testing positive (Picture: Reuters) The UK has recorded another 1,280 coronavirus deaths, bringing the overall tally to 87,295, according to official data. A further 55,761 people have tested positive for Covid-19 over the last 24 hours, the latest figures from the Department of Health show. This brings the total number of people who have caught the virus since the start of the pandemic to 3,316,019. The Government’s coronavirus dashboard states that 3,243,946 people have now received their first vaccine dose. The update comes amid warnings coronavirus deaths in ... more
  • 17 hours The 11 best board games to try on lockdown – movie tie-in edition Metro -10Ment
    Aliens: Another Glorious Day In The Corps – a game tie-in, but not a video game GameCentral takes a look at some of the best Zoom-friendly board games based on movies and TV shows, from The Shining to Harry Potter. New video games may be thin on the ground at the moment but if you fancy a change of pace then there are a lot of board games and tabletop role-players out there, that can be just as entertaining. Just like video games, a lot of them are based on movies and other properties, which can help to ... more
  • 17 hours These are the best countries to live in and the careers to pursue if you’re an introvert Metro -LS
    Can you guess which places and jobs top the lists? (Picture: Getty) Typically, introverts are happiest and most energised when they’re in their own company. This doesn’t necessarily make them shy or nervous, they just prefer space on their own to start feeling like themselves again. If this applies to you, new research has identified the top places to live and the best careers to pursue. Merchant Machine has come up with a list of countries that it believes suits introverts down to the ground. In other words they are places that are less crowded, have less ... more
  • 17 hours Dolly Parton could be getting her own monument in Nashville soon: ‘Everybody loves her’ Metro -10Ment
    A bill has been put forward calling for a Dolly Parton statue to be put up in Tennessee (Picture: Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage) A Dolly Parton statue in Nashville feels like something that should already exist so it makes sense that a proposal for the monument has been put forward by a Tennessee lawmaker. The Country music icon is all but the quintessential Tennessean after being born and raised in the Smoky Mountains. Indeed, her life and career has cemented her status as a living legend, and now there is a Bill in place calling for the creation of a ... more
  • 17 hours Katie Price supported by disability charity against ‘disgusting’ trolls as she moves son Harvey to permanent care Metro -10Ment
    Katie Price has been supported against cruel trolls (Picture: Rex; Katie Price/Instagram) Katie Price has been supported by disability charity Sense in her decision to move her son Harvey into permanent care. Harvey, 18, has Prader-Willi syndrome, is autistic, partially blind, and has a series of learning and behavioural difficulties.  He’ll be moving into a residential college, with Katie hoping that he’ll be able to be a bit more independent, but still have healthcare professionals on hand to help with his specific needs. Sense, a charity who supports people with complex disabilities, has praised Katie and pointed ... more
  • 17 hours Tories suspend candidate who said ‘fat’ food bank users are ‘far from starving’ Metro
    Craig Ross has promised to stand as an independent after being suspended from the Conservatives for his comments about food bank users (Picture: Getty/Craig Ross) A Tory candidate for the Scottish parliament has been suspended after claiming ‘fat’ food bank users are ‘far from starving’. Craig Ross, who was due to stand for the Conservatives in the Glasgow Pollok seat in May, also expressed scepticism about the UK Government listening to campaigning footballer Marcus Rashford about food poverty and feeding hungry children. He’s now been suspended by the party over the ‘unacceptable comments’ he made on his own ... more
  • 18 hours Covid nurse ‘living in fear of bailiffs’ over unpaid hospital parking fine Metro
    The penalty for breaching parking rules is £70 (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph / MEN Media) A nurse risking her life on the coronavirus frontline is living in fear of bailiffs after being sent a court judgement over unpaid hospital parking fines. The penalty for breaching parking rules is £70 but the health care worker is facing a bill of several hundred pounds due to late payments. The woman, who works in Grimsby’s Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, said several of her colleagues are ‘losing sleep and crying’ over the issue. However, staff are being warned not to go public ... more
  • 18 hours Samsung Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 12: How do they compare? Metro -Tech
    How does the Samsung Galaxy S21 (right) match up against the iPhone 12 (left)? (Samsung/Apple) Samsung announced its latest flagship smartphone this week: the Galaxy S21 series. It comes in three different variants: the standard S21, a slightly larger S21+ and the premium S21 Ultra. Samsung has been seen as the de facto Android rival to Apple’s iPhones for years, and anyone looking for their next phone will be sizing the two devices up. Like Apple, Samsung is offering phones at different sizes and focusing on the camera and ‘ecosystem’ of accessories. How do they compare? Well, here’s ... more
  • 18 hours The Local List: Small businesses you will love to support in London Metro -LS
    Shop local (Picture: Each week, we’ll be encouraging you to keep the UK’s high streets alive by buying from your local independent stores online. This week we are kicking off with a virtual trip to the capital’s best indie stores. From retro furniture in West London to a historic department store, show some love to small businesses and get shopping. Goodhood Keep it quirky Streetwear, skateboards, homewares, exhibition spaces and, when we’re allowed back, a pretty decent cafe to boot. 151 Curtain Road, EC2A, Anatome Which potion will you buy? ... more
  • 18 hours What is Bitcoin and is it real money? Metro -Tech
    Bitcoin has been around for 12 years (Picture: Getty Images) Earlier this month, Bitcoin topped $30,000 (£22,094) for the first time. Many believe that it could emerge as a mainstream payment method following the Covid-19 pandemic. Statista estimates that the open-source software currently has over 63 million unique users. But what is Bitcoin, and is the money real? What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency, which is a virtual or digital currency – like an online version of cash. It works without a central bank and is usually exchanged from person-to-person when it is sold or ... more
  • 18 hours Epic Games tries to get Fortnite back on mobiles in the UK Metro -10Ment
    Bet you forgot about this nonsense (Pic: Epic Games) Two filings from Epic Games aim to have Fortnite’s removal from the Apple and Google stores overturned, at least in the UK. Ever since Fortnite was banned from Apple and Google’s respective digital storefronts, Epic Games has been doing everything it can to have the bans reversed (aside from adhering to the storefronts’ rules). While its lawsuit with Apple currently won’t be heading to trial until July, at the earliest, Epic has sought to at least have Fortnite be reinstated on storefronts in the UK. To do this, it ... more
  • 18 hours A peek into the average day of a real new-age witch Metro -LS
    Aisha works with sound to relax and heal (Picture: Getty/Instagram/Aisha Carrington) When most of us think of witches, we think of cauldrons and broomsticks. But witchcraft has moved on considerably over the years (there’s even such a thing as WitchTok). Granted, there is some potion-making, but there are no pointy black hat or eye of newt to be seen when it comes to modern witchcraft. 37-year-old Aisha Carrington, from Reading, Berkshire, calls herself a witch, and works as a public speaker, reiki, meditation and sound guide, self love coach, and angel guide. Aisha’s witchcraft stemmed from her ... more
  • 18 hours Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’s Paddy Doherty seriously ill with coronavirus: ‘Keep my father in prayer’ Metro -10Ment
    Paddy Doherty is in hospital with coronavirus (Picture: PA) Paddy Doherty, star of Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, is seriously ill with coronavirus, his family have confirmed. The Celebrity Big Brother winner, 61, is on oxygen to help him battle the virus after he was admitted to hospital yesterday. Last night, Paddy’s son Simey wrote on Facebook: ‘Can you please keep my father in prayer please as as he is been rushed to hospital.’ A few hours ago, he provided an update on his father’s condition, revealing that they recently spoke. ‘Can everybody please keep my father ... more
  • 18 hours Man charged after ‘giving 92-year-old fake Covid jab and charging £160’ Metro
    David Chambers, 33, allegedly knocked on the pensioner’s door offering her an injection if she paid him (Picture: Getty Images / iStockphoto) A man accused of tricking a 92-year-old woman into paying for a fake coronavirus vaccine has appeared in court. David Chambers, 33, allegedly knocked on the pensioner’s door on December 30 offering her an injection if she paid him. It is said he pressed something onto the woman’s wrist to pretend it was a vaccination and charged her a £160 fee, the Evening Standard reported. He is then alleged to have returned on January 4 to ... more
  • 18 hours ‘We’re jumping to give these players contracts’ – Martin Keown questions timing of bumper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal Metro -Sport
    The striker was again ineffective against Palace (Picture: Getty Images) With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struggling for form at the Emirates over recent months, Martin Keown has suggested Arsenal may have awarded their captain with a new long-term deal too early. The Gabon international bagged 27 goals across all competitions last term, including a brace to sink Chelsea in August’s FA Cup final triumph. With his deal at the time due to expire at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, the north London club moved to hand him a lucrative contract that runs until 2024. Aubameyang led his side ... more
  • 18 hours John Barrowman has been seeing therapist for five months after struggling in lockdown: ‘I was going into a room and sobbing’ Metro -10Ment
    To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Dancing on Ice judge John Barrowman has revealed that he has been seeing a therapist for five months after struggling to cope in lockdown. Speaking via video link on Friday’s Loose Women, John said that things got so bad at one point that he would ‘sit in a room and sob’. The former Doctor Who star didn’t even tell his family about it over fears they would worry about him. ‘I wanted to go to someone who ... more
  • 18 hours Alcoholic dad spent months on the streets – then came back clean Metro
    Alan E, 40 and from London, now wants to help other people who struggle with alcohol addiction An alcoholic dad has told how he ended up spending five ‘soul-destroying’ months on the streets – but used his experience to turn his life around. The 40-year-old, who wishes to be known as Alan E due to his involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous classes, said he spent months feeling ‘powerless’ before being offered a lifeline to get him off the streets. Now, he wants to help others who are going through the same thing. The Londoner said it was ... more
  • 18 hours Supermarket workers are putting our lives on the line – we deserve more than £10 an hour Metro
    Supermarket workers have never been more essential and our roles are more varied than ever (Picture: AFP) Working at a supermarket in the middle of a pandemic is no easy feat. There are so many experiences and interactions we deal with day in and day out, ranging from verbal abuse from frustrated customers, to taking on different responsibilities that go way beyond our initial job spec. On top of all that, as a shopworker, I earn less than £10 an hour.  Supermarket workers have never been more essential and our roles are more varied than ever, but instead ... more
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