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  • 2 hours Chelsea challenge Liverpool for Ben Chrisene as Frank Lampard invites youngster to training Metro -Sport
    Chelsea are challenging Liverpool for Ben Chrisene (Picture: Reuters) Frank Lampard has invited Ben Chrisene to train with Chelsea ahead of a potential move for the 15-year-old, reports say. The Exeter City midfielder is attracting the interest of a host of top clubs across the Premier League and has already trained with Liverpool. Chrisene made his debut for Exeter City earlier this month – becoming the club’s youngster ever debutant. The previous record was held by current Blues player Ethan Ampadu and Chelsea want to raid Exeter City again. More: FoodBaker creates incredible 8ft tall wedding cake that weighs seven ... more
  • 3 hours Andy Ruiz Jr vows to retire Anthony Joshua with victory in rematch Metro -Sport
    Ruiz Jr is confident he can end Joshua’s career (Picture: Matchroom Boxing) Andy Ruiz Jr expects Anthony Joshua to retire once he beats him in their rematch on December 7. The rematch is set to take in Saudi Arabia after Ruiz Jr successfully negotiated a better fight purse. There were reports Ruiz Jr might refuse to travel to country for safety reasons, but an agreement was reached last week. The defending champion took to social media to confirm his intention to fight in Saudi Arabia and vowed to retire Joshua.
    I dethroned the king June 1st and ... more
  • 3 hours Teenage boys pictured trashing D-Day memorial site Metro
    Youths kicking flowers at the Hardway War Memorial in Gosport (Picture: Portsmouth News/Solent News & Photo Agency) This shocking picture shows a teenage boy wrecking flowers at a D-Day memorial site in Gosport. Two young boys were seen kicking up plants which were placed there to remember World War Two heroes. Police have confirmed that it is investigating the vandalism. Gosport, in Hampshire, played a significant role in the D-Day landings as soldiers embarked for Normandy from the slipway. Resident Liam Stickler said the vandalism was ‘disgusting’ and added: ‘These kids have no respect for anyone. The pair were caught ... more
  • 3 hours David Silva makes his 400th appearance for Manchester City against Bournemouth Metro -Sport
    David Silva makes his 400th Manchester City appearance against Bournemouth (Picture: Getty) Pep Guardiola has recalled David Silva to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s game against Bournemouth and it marks the midfielder’s 400th appearance for Manchester City. The 33-year-old is in his tenth and final season with City after joining from Valencia for £24m in 2010 and has established himself as a club legend during his decade in Manchester. Silva will also captain City on his landmark appearance and lines up alongside Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan in a stellar midfield for the game on the South Coast. ... more
  • 3 hours You’ll be able to take liquids over 100ml in cabin bags again soon Metro
    Boris Johnson said the scanners would cut down on ‘hassle’ for passengers (Picture: Getty) Holiday-goers are expected to enjoy faster airport security checks under new plans revealed by the government. Plane passengers will no longer have to take liquids and laptops out of their hand luggage while going through security thanks to new 3D cabin baggage technology. Once the new rules are officially in place, the 100ml liquid limit may also no longer apply. Heathrow Airport has already invested millions into the new technology, but now all airports across the UK will be required to change their systems by December ... more
  • 3 hours Jamie Redknapp heaps praise on Nicolas Pepe in Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool Metro -Sport
    Pepe started for the first time against Liverpool (Picture: Getty) Jamie Redknapp heaped praise on Nicolas Pepe’s performance against Liverpool despite Arsenal suffering a 3-1 defeat at Anfield. Pepe was handed his first start by Unai Emery for the clash and became the first Premier League player in 50 games to go past Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool were superb against Arsenal, but Redknapp explained Pepe was giving Van Dijk problems throughout the game. ‘In Pepe they’ve probably had the best player on the pitch,’ Redknapp said on Sky Sports during half-time.
  • 4 hours Boris Johnson says Brexit deal chances are ‘touch and go’ Metro
    It doesn’t look like European Council president Donald Tusk is ready to shake on a deal just yet (Picture: Reuters) The chances of Boris Johnson securing a Brexit deal with the EU are ‘touch and go’ he told reporters at the G7 Summit today. The Prime Minister, who is holding talks with European Council president Donald Tusk in Biarritz, previously said the odds of a no-deal Brexit were ‘a million to one’. If Britain fails to reach an agreement before the exit date of October 31, it will be the EU’s fault, he said. Mr Johnson said he believed the ... more
  • 4 hours David Luiz outlines Premier League title ambitions with Arsenal despite Liverpool defeat Metro -Sport
    David Luiz believes that Arsenal have big potential as a club (Picture: Getty) David Luiz has insisted that he joined Arsenal in order to fight for the Premier League title and other major trophies following the club’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. The 32-year-old endured a difficult afternoon, conceding a penalty to Mohamed Salah who converted his spot-kick before failing to stop the Egyptian score a superb individual goal soon after. Although Arsenal grabbed a late consolation goal through Lucas Torreira, they were outclassed by their hosts as Liverpool ran out comfortable winners with Joel Matip also ... more
  • 4 hours Owen Hargreaves and Michael Owen baffled by Unai Emery branding penalty decision against David Luiz ‘soft’ Metro -Sport
    Luiz had a big grip on Salah’s shirt (Picture: Getty) Owen Hargreaves and Michael Owen were baffled to hear Unai Emery’s take on the penalty decision against David Luiz during Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool. Emery branded the penalty ‘soft’, saying: ‘If that is considered holding then I don’t think it was enough.’ Reacting to Emery’s comments, Owen was confused to hear the Arsenal manager insist it was the wrong decision. ‘I listened to him and tried to agree with him, but I don’t,’ Owen said.
  • 4 hours Paulo Dybala’s agent reveals why Manchester United transfer collapsed Metro -Sport
    Paulo Dybala’s proposed move to Manchester United fell through (Picture: Getty) Paulo Dybala failed to secure a move to Manchester United because there were issues between the Premier League club and Juventus, according to his agent. United expressed interest in bringing Argentine playmaker Dybala to Old Trafford during the summer, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a known admirer. The move failed to materialise, however, with reports suggesting Dybala’s wage demands and his agent’s commission fees were the reason behind the collapse. However, agent Jorge Antun, speaking to Tuttosport, said: ‘Yes I talked to the English club, but the stories about ... more
  • 4 hours Two dead after plane crashes into field near Henley-on-Thames Metro
    The pilot and passenger travelling on board a light aircraft were both pronounced dead at the scene in Stonor (Picture: Google) Two people have died after a light aircraft crashed in a field near Henley-on-Thames. Thames Valley Police said it received reports at around 2.10pm on Saturday that the plane had crashed in the Stonor area with two people on board. In a statement, police said: ‘Sadly both the pilot and the passenger were pronounce dead at the scene. ‘Their next of kin has been informed.’ No-one on the ground was injured in the crash, police said. The fire service and ambulance ... more
  • 4 hours Teacher’s home raided after police spot taxidermy in pictures on Zoopla Metro
    Former teacher Susan Tate, 57, was found to own an illegal taxidermy collection after Crimewatch turned up at her house (Picture: SWNS) A retired teacher has been fined for illegal taxidermy after a stuffed animal was spotted in estate agent pictures she put online to sell her house. Susan Tate, 57, had a photo up on website Zoopla of a wolf on a cabinet in her living room in Anglesey, Wales, which was reported to police – despite it being a toy. The mishap triggered a police raid on her home, accompanied by a Crimewatch TV crew. Officers realised the ... more
  • 5 hours Manchester United star Paul Pogba breaks silence on racist abuse with class Instagram post Metro -Sport
    Paul Pogba has broken his silence after being racially abused (Picture: Getty) Manchester United star Paul Pogba has spoken out after being racially abused on social media and says it ‘only makes me stronger’. Pogba was targeted by sick trolls on Twitter after missing a penalty in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Premier League rivals Wolves on Monday evening. His Red Devils team-mate, Marcus Rashford, was also the subject of racist abuse after failing to convert a penalty in Saturday’s defeat to Crystal Palace. Pogba, breaking his silence on the issue, wrote on Instagram: ‘My ancestors and my parents suffered ... more
  • 5 hours Carl Frampton urges Anthony Yarde to dump ‘ridiculous’ no sparring training method Metro -Sport
    Yarde fell short against Kovalev (Picture: Getty) Anthony Yarde needs to start sparring in his training camps if he wants to become a world champion, according to Carl Frampton. Tunde Ajayi, Yarde’s trainer, has been the subject of criticism from fans and pundits for his belief sparring is not necessary during training. Yarde did not spar in preparation for his world title showdown with Sergey Kovalev and was stopped by the WBO champion in the eleventh round. Frampton was commentating on the fight and branded Yarde’s sparring ethos as ‘ridiculous’.
    Yarde no doubt proved he can fight. ... more
  • 5 hours Danny Murphy reserves special praise for Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic after Norwich win Metro -Sport
    Mateo Kovacic helped Chelsea beat Premier League rivals Norwich (Picture: Getty) Danny Murphy reserved special praise for Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic after Frank Lampard secured his first win as Blues boss against Norwich. A Tammy Abraham brace and a Mason Mount goal helped Chelsea defeat Premier League new boys Norwich 3-2 at Carrow Road on Saturday. Kovavic started the fixture in replace of the injured N’Golo Kante and Murphy believes the Croatia international produced his best display for Chelsea. Murphy said on Match of the Day: ‘There was big question marks from the last season, what is he [Kovavic]? Is ... more
  • 5 hours Royal Navy sailor set to work on Trident submarine is member of ‘far-right group’ Metro
    The Ministry of Defence says it is taking the allegations very seriously A Royal Navy sailor who is set to start work on a nuclear Trident submarine, has been exposed as a member of a far-right group. He is one of two members of the navy, that were found to belong to a group that has links to a banned terrorist organisation, following an undercover investigation by the anti-racism group Hope not Hate, the Observer reported. The undercover informant was able to gain access to thousands of internal messages, after infiltrating the UK division of the Identitarian movement. The Identitarian ... more
  • 5 hours Meghan Markle celebrated 38th birthday in £108,000-a-week Ibiza villa Metro
    The royal couple enjoyed a week of luxury in the seven-bedroom property (Picture: Getty) Pictures have been released of the Ibiza villa where Meghan Markle is said to have celebrated her 38th birthday in style. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, along with their son Archie, spent six days at the £108,000-a-week Vista Alegre estate close to Es Cubells, a small village in the south west of the Spanish island. The family are said to have spent several days in the seven-bedroom property, which boasts a 50-metre infinity pool, a gym, a jacuzzi, an office and multiple garden terraces. The ... more
  • 6 hours Owen Hargreaves worries Arsenal don’t have one quality centre-back after defeat to Liverpool Metro -Sport
    David Luiz endured a torrid time at Anfield (Picture: AP) Owen Hargreaves worries that Arsenal do not have even one quality centre-back in their ranks after the Gunners’ 3-1 defeat to Liverpool. Arsenal were brushed aside by Liverpool at Anfield, with Mohamed Salah scoring a brace after Joel Matip’s opener. David Luiz and Sokratis Papastathopoulos struggled to deal with Liverpool’s front three and Hargreaves identified quality centre-backs as the biggest difference between the two sides. ‘That’s the difference between Arsenal and Liverpool,’ Hargreaves said.
  • 6 hours Taylor Swift downplays Harvey Weinstein ties amid sexual misconduct allegations: ‘I believe victims’ Metro -10Ment
    Taylor says she was never propositioned by Weinstein (Picture: Getty Images) Taylor Swift has broken her silence about her ties to Harvey Weinstein amid the sexual misconduct allegations against him, declaring her support for his alleged victims. Weinstein, 67, is accused of behaving inappropriately with a large number of women, notably actresses in Hollywood, which sparked the #MeToo movement in 2017. Since then, Taylor has faced pressure to address her links to the movie producer. The 29-year-old popstar earned a Golden Globe nomination for a song she wrote for Weinstein’s rom-com One Chance, while he later bagged her a supporting ... more
  • 6 hours Bride wears amazing black wedding dress for ‘goth and punk-infused’ big day Metro -LS
    Amy said she would never have been comfortable in a white dress (Picture: Zee and Cee Studio & Giant Invitations/Supplied) Amy Vosinthavong says she has never been a traditional person. So when it came to her wedding day, she knew she wanted something a little different. Instead of going for the traditional big white dress, Amy decided on a black lace gown. The 29-year-old from Sydney, and groom Andrew, 31, decided on a ‘goth and punk-infused’ wedding, to reflect their personalities. She told Femail: ‘I have always the loved the alternate scene, specifically the goth/punk scene. ‘Andrew isn’t quite a ... more
  • 6 hours Tottenham Hotspur hopeful that Toby Alderweireld will agree a new contract Metro -Sport
    Toby Alderweireld could sign a new contract with Tottenham (Picture: Getty) Tottenham Hotspur are hopeful that they can persuade Toby Alderweireld to sign a contract extension with his existing deal set to expire next June. The 30-year-old has been tipped to leave Spurs over the past two years after refusing to sign a new contract despite the club’s willingness to extend his stay in north London. Alderweireld was expected by many to move on during the summer after a £25m release clause in his current contract was activated although there was surprisingly little interest in his services. According to the ... more
  • 6 hours Notting Hill Carnival 2019: Sound systems guide, who’s playing and where to find them Metro -LS
    Caribbean culture comes out to play this weekend (Picture: Getty Images) Notting Hill Carnival is loud, proud, colourful and, sometimes, disorientating. Once you’ve planned your journey and found out everything else you need to know, you’ll want to know what you’re going to see once there. From sultry samba to head-spinning house, check out an A to Z of the Notting Hill Carnival soundsystems and where you’ll find them. 4Play Sound System Carnival regulars since 1994, this mix of jazz-funk, house, reggae, groove and dancehall is one to get you in the mood. Find them at the corner of West ... more
  • 7 hours Anthony Yarde sends message to his doubters after defeat to Sergey Kovalev Metro -Sport
    Yarde suffered his first pro defeat in Russia (Picture: Getty) Anthony Yarde vowed to continue his bid to become a world champion after falling to defeat to WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev in Russia. The defending champion survived an eighth-round scare to knock down Yarde in the eleventh round. Kovalev used all his experience to fend off Yarde in the eighth and then managed to stop the spent challenger in the penultimate round, but the Brit garnered praise from the Russian and fans. Yarde had Sergey Kovalev on the ropes at one stage (Picture: Getty)
    I ... more
  • 7 hours Billie Eilish is just as much of a fangirl as anyone else as she watches Twenty One Pilots at Reading Festival Metro -10Ment
    Billie Eilish was having a great time watching Twenty One Pilots (Picture: Rex) It doesn’t matter if you’re a member of the public or a global superstar, when your favourite band is playing at a festival you’re at, you’ve got to go and support – even if you happen to be Billie Eilish. The Bad Guy singer was photographed having a whale of a time watching Twenty One Pilots perform at Reading Festival over the weekend, catching the band’s set from the side of stage. Billie had performed at the festival, taking the main stage earlier in the evening before ... more
  • 7 hours You can now rent an entire pirate ship on Airbnb Metro -LS
    An Airbnb to shiver your timbers (Picture: Airbnb) Ready the canons mateys and get out your best Jack Sparrow costume because you can now rent your very own pirate ship(!) on Airbnb – and yes, it will shiver your timbers. Say “ahoy” to the “Pirate Ship“, a 65-foot long ship with not one, but two berths located on the Mississippi river minutes away from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. It’s owned by Dan, an Airbnb ‘superhost’ (that basically means he has a really great rating) from the States. His ‘one of a kind’ digs will currently set you back $300 (£244) ... more
  • 7 hours Woman reunited with missing cat after 11 years Metro -World
    Tiger was described as being in remarkably good health for a cat living on the streets for 11 years (Picture: UPI) A woman who never lost hope that she would be reunited with her missing cat, has had her dream come true after 11 years. Maggie Welz, from New York, is now back with her cat Tiger after an animal rescue worker who came across him used a microchip scanner to track his owner down. Tiger went missing after running out of a door that had been left open at the family home, UPI reported. Although Maggie and her family ... more
  • 7 hours Notting Hill Carnival gets off to sizzling start with temperatures set to soar Metro
    Temperatures could reach higher than 30°C at Carnival today(Picture: Reuters) Around one million people will take to the streets of west London amid scorching temperatures today and tomorrow as Notting Hill Carnival gets underway. Thousands of police officers and ‘significantly more’ knife arches have been drafted in to deliver what the Metropolitan Police said they hoped would be a ‘safe and spectacular’ festival. The Met Office predicts temperatures on Sunday and Monday will reach at least 30°C on both days. The number of police officers at this year’s carnival – 12,427, reflecting the number of shifts worked over the course ... more
  • 7 hours Vinnie Jones breaks silence on wife Tanya’s death with emotional message about ‘heavy grief’ Metro -10Ment
    Vinnie and Tanya were married for 25 years Vinnie Jones has spoken out for the first time since the death of his beloved wife Tanya last month. The Snatch actor posted a message on his Twitter account on Sunday to thank fans for their support during his time of grief, after Tanya died on 6 July at the age of 53 following a cancer battle. In a statement, Vinnie said: ‘THANKYOU to each and every one of you for your kind thoughts and kind words through this devastating time you have all helped us enormously with this heavy grief , ... more
  • 7 hours Paul Hollywood’s ex Summer Monteys-Fullam holding out for massive I’m A Celeb fee Metro -10Ment
    Summer is a ‘hot ticket’ for reality shows (Picture: ITV/Instagram) Paul Hollywood’s ex-girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam is reportedly applying pressure to I’m A Celebrity! Get Me Out Of Here… bosses over her appearance fee. The 24-year-old is said to be after one of the biggest appearance fees in the show’s history after being labelled a ‘hot ticket for reality shows’ after her nasty split with the Great British Bake Off judge. According to The Mirror, Summer has already turned down a £125,000 offer for the jungle-based reality series, with her friends saying the sum is ‘way off the mark’. Fair play ... more
  • 7 hours Manchester United preparing a move for Leicester City’s £80m-rated star James Maddison Metro -Sport
    James Maddison has been in eye-catching form for Leicester City (Picture: Getty) Manchester United are already preparing for the January transfer window by lining up a sensational £80m move for Leicester City’s in-form playmaker James Maddison. The 22-year-old maintained his impressive start to the season by providing a sumptuous assist for Jamie Vardy during Leicester’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United on Saturday. That was Maddison’s second assist already in the Premier League this season and he has continued where he left off last term when he created more chances than anyone else in the division. Maddison’s form has not gone ... more
  • 7 hours You Don’t Look Sick: ‘Being assaulted at work left me with a brain injury that turned life upside down’ Metro -LS
    You Don’t Look Sick – a phrase that people with invisible illnesses often hear. Just because you can’t see their condition, it doesn’t meant they aren’t dealing with a whole range of symptoms every day. Our weekly series speaks to a different person with a different condition every week to see what it’s like to live with an illness or disability that you can’t see. This week, we’re talking to Donna Siggers, 47, from Southminster, Essex, who suffered a brain injury in 2014 after she was brutally assaulted while at work. She was punched in the head six times, and ... more
  • 8 hours Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury ignore ‘laughing gas’ drama as they reunite for date night Metro -10Ment
  • 8 hours Sofia Richie surprised with an Aston Martin from boyfriend Scott Disick as 21st birthday celebrations get underway Metro -10Ment
    Scott’s got major brownie points (Picture: Getty Images, Sofia Richie, Instagram) Sofia Richie won’t be short of transport options after being surprised with a shiny new Aston Martin from her boyfriend, Scott Disick, for her 21st birthday. Oh, and she got a Range Rover too. Before jetting off to Las Vegas for a night of partying, Sofia – who turned 21 on Saturday – started off her special day by stepping out onto her driveway and finding two very generous gifts parked out front. Sharing her reaction on Instagram, the model is seen walking up to the Aston Martin, which ... more
  • 8 hours How to become a…stadium architect Metro -Sport
    My vision for the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium was to focus completely on the fan experience. We worked closely with the club’s marketing and fan liaison teams and added innovative features that had never been seen in a stadium before, including a microbrewery on site, the world’s longest bar and an expansive food court within the south stand. To integrate the stadium into the local community, we also restored two of the surrounding buildings. We wanted it to have a phenomenal, intimate and noisy atmosphere in the seating bowl and offer supporters great food and beer in great spaces – ... more
  • 8 hours Virgil Van Dijk reveals Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is the greatest player he has played with Metro -Sport
    Roberto Firmino has started the season in excellent form for Liverpool (Picture: Getty) Virgil Van Dijk has picked out Roberto Firmino as the greatest player he has played alongside ahead of his Liverpool teammates Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. Firmino has become an integral member of Jurgen Klopp’s attack in recent seasons but is generally the least-heralded of their attacking trio with both Mane and Salah more prolific in front of goal. Nevertheless, the Brazilian is extremely well-regarded by his manager, teammates and Liverpool fans for his sheer work-rate and selfless style of play which frees up space for his ... more
  • 8 hours When is Cruella released, when is it set and who is in the cast with Emma Stone? Metro -10Ment
    I wish I was a punk rocker with two tones in my hair… (Picture: Disney Studios / Instagram) Taylor Swift might have released a song called Cruel Summer, but it’s looking more like a Cruella one now. We got our first sneak peek of the character’s origin movie, featuring Emma Stone’s take on 101 Dalmatians’ fur-chasing felon, at Disney’s D23 Expo this weekend. The movie will look at the young Cruella, and explore how she came to be the camp villain we’ve come to love (to hate). Here’s what you need to know about the movie, and when it’s released ... more
  • 8 hours The Mandalorian trailer is here and our gritty sci-fi prayers have been answered Metro -10Ment
  • 8 hours Murder victim in his 60s begged for wife as he lay bleeding Metro
    Officers, London Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance Service were called but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene (Picture: UK NIP) A man stabbed as he left a pub on Saturday night begged to see his wife as he bled to death in the street. London’s latest murder victim, in his 60s, was attacked in a leafy suburb in Southall, north west London at just after 6.30pm on Saturday. A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in hospital under police guard, being treated for minor injuries. Raj Grover, who lives nearby, ... more
  • 8 hours Inside the real Peaky Blinders: The true story behind Tommy Shelby and his gang ahead of season 5 Metro -10Ment
    Who were the real Peaky Blinders? (Pictures: SWNS /BBC) The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Underbelly, Gomorrah… There are plenty of spectacular TV dramas from across the world that concern themselves with the fascinating and violent world of gangsters. But until recent years, Britain didn’t have a horse in the race (or even a horse’s head in the bed). That all changed back in 2013 though, when BBC Two first aired Steven Knight’s incredible crime drama Peaky Blinders. It would go on to be a huge runaway success. Charting the rise of a familial gang in Post-World War One Birmingham, Peaky Blinders ... more
  • 8 hours Mum, 37, beaten unconscious by husband on birthday trip Metro
    Lucy Mears, from Wolverhampton, was knocked unconscious following the attack (Picture: BPM Media) A mum was left with the ‘worst facial injuries’ a police officer had seen and was told ‘one more kick to the head would have killed her’ after she was savagely beaten by her husband. Lucy Mears, 37, from Wolverhampton, says she feared her husband would have killed her, had she not made it out of a hotel room in Newcastle after being knocked unconscious. She was left with a ‘broken nose, bone sticking out of her gum and bruises all over her body’ after being repeatedly ... more
  • 8 hours How old is Lucy Mecklenburgh and who else has she dated as she announces pregnancy with Ryan Thomas? Metro -10Ment
    Lucy Mecklenburgh is expecting her first child with fiance Ryan Thomas (Picture: Getty Images) Lucy Mecklenburgh has revealed she is expecting her first child, with fiance Ryan Thomas. The Towie star announced the happy news on Instagram, with a snap of her and the Coronation Street star with a babygro, as she wrote: ‘Best birthday present I’ve ever had.’ Lucy also offered her followers a peek at her growing baby bump in the shot as she added: ‘Love you @ryanthomas84.’ Here’s what you need to know about the reality star and her relationship with Ryan. How old is Lucy Mecklenburgh ... more
  • 9 hours This coffee company will pay you £24,000 to quit your job and travel the world Metro -LS
    Best competition ever? (Picture: Unsplash) This. Is. Why. We. All. Love. Coffee. Let’s face it, as soon as us miserable city workers flock to our jobs the first thing we do is grab a coffee. It’s the elixir of life, after all – but what if one cup of joe could actually change your life for the better? How so? You ask. Well one particular filter comes with a $30,000 (£24,432) bonus. Now that we’ve got your attention, meet STōK Cold Brew Coffee. If you’ve never heard of them before, they’re a super cool indie American brand that specialises in ... more
  • 9 hours Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drops a hint about Alexis Sanchez’s Manchester United future amid Inter links Metro -Sport
    Alexis Sanchez hasn’t played for Manchester United this season (Picture: Getty) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has conceded that Alexis Sanchez could leave this month should the club receive a suitable offer amid speculation linking him to Inter. The 30-year-old is yet to feature for the club this season after suffering a hamstring injury while playing for Chile at the Copa America and was absent during Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace. Sanchez has been a colossal disappointment at Old Trafford since joining from Arsenal in 2018, scoring just five goals in 45 appearances for the club. Inter have ... more
  • 9 hours Boris Johnson meets Donald Trump at G7 summit Metro
    President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Boris Johnson during the G7 summit (Picture: Getty) Boris Johnson is the ‘right man’ to deliver Brexit, US President Donald Trump has said. The two leaders met on the second day of the G7 summit where they both hope to agree a trade deal. Asked what his advice was for Brexit, Mr Trump said: ‘He needs no advice, he is the right man for the job.’ Mr Johnson said the president was ‘on message there’. Speaking alongside Mr Johnson at the summit in Biarritz, France, he said a ‘very big trade deal, bigger than ... more
  • 10 hours Notting Hill Carnival 2019 route map, road closures, tube station restrictions and train times Metro
    A different sort of traffic takes to the streets over the bank holiday (Picture: Getty Images) It’s time once again for the largest street party in Europe – Notting Hill Carnival. Expect feathers. Expect beads. Expect to see many a twerk and chicken that is jerked. The celebration of all things Caribbean – rum, dancing, calypso music, steel bands and more – is a highlight of life in London, but needs some preparation so you don’t find yourself lost or stranded. What is the parade route? The route for Notting Hill Carnival 2019 is the same as it has been ... more
  • 10 hours US Open preview and predictions: Federer, Djokovic and Nadal target 12th successive major Metro -Sport
    Novak Djokvoic is the defending champion in New York (Picture: Getty Images) It’s been three years since a non-‘Big Three’ member won a Grand Slam title, with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on a combined 11-major winning streak. Stan Wawrinka was the last man to upset the applecart – beating Djokovic to win the 2016 US Open – and tennis is crying out for a rising superstar to really take the bull by the horns, down the legends of the sport and announce the arrival of the next generation. Will it happen in New York? Probably not. Federer, ... more
  • 11 hours Is it legal to drive in flip flops? Metro -LS
    They might be comfy, but they aren’t quite legal (Picture: Getty) It looks like it might be a scorcher this weekend, with temperatures potentially hitting 33C, and breaking the record for the August Bank Holiday weekend. With that in mind, you might want to air out your toes with a lovely pair of sandals; perhaps even flip flops. The popular sandal – known to Australians as thongs – are easy to slip on and potter about in. However, the rumour persists that they’re not actually legal to wear while driving. It might sound silly, but there’s a whole load of ... more
  • 11 hours Gary Neville questions Unai Emery’s decision to start with a diamond in Arsenal’s loss to Liverpool Metro -Sport
    The former Man Utd defender felt Arsenal looked better when they ditched the diamond (Picture: Reuters) Gary Neville has questioned Unai Emery’s decision to pick a midfield diamond in Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool on Saturday and believes they looked better after switching to a 4-3-3. Opposite number Jurgen Klopp admitted he was ‘surprised’ by Arsenal’s formation at the start of the match, though Liverpool quickly adapted, overloading the flanks, and secured a 3-1 victory thanks to goals from Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah. After going three goals down, Emery changed his shape – playing a front three of Nicolas Pepe, ... more
  • 16 hours Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Opus IX: Lords & Chaos review – Reader’s Feature Metro -10Ment
    Opus IX has lots more cards but not so many new ideas A reader offers his impressions of the latest set of cards for the Final Fantasy TCG and explains why he think the game is need of a refresh. The next set of the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game (FFTCG) has recently been released, titled Opus IX: Lords & Chaos – the first Opus to have a snazzy subtitle. The Final Fantasy franchise features some of the most iconic boss characters in video game history and many of them are found in this latest set, however the cover star ... more
  • 16 hours Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: Most anticipated video games Metro -10Ment
    Cyberpunk 2077 – a guaranteed hit GameCentral readers reveal the games they’re most looking forward to this year and beyond, from Cyberpunk 2077 to Doom Eternal. The subject for this weekend’s Inbox asked what future game are you most looking forward to at the moment? With Gamescom just finished the line-up for this year and the early part of 2020 is all but finalised, so what are you most interested in and have you already pre-ordered it? There were no surprises about the most popular games but many did seem to think that it was a fairly poor Christmas line-up ... more
  • 16 hours My year with PlayStation Now – Reader’s Feature Metro -10Ment
    PlayStation Now – how is Sony’s first streaming service? After using up his year’s subscription, a reader shares his verdict on PS Now and his concerns about the future of game streaming. With all the talk of Google Stadia and other streaming services, I thought I’d share my experience with using PS Now, Sony’s somewhat maligned offering. To give some background, with the monthly charge set at £12.99, I had no interest. But when I saw an annual deal for £60 during the Days of Play sale, I figured £5 per month was worth a gamble. As for streaming speed, ... more
  • 17 hours Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard ‘knew each other years before Love Island’ amid fake claims Metro -10Ment
    Maura is dating Curtis Pritchard (Picture: Rex/ITV) Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard have been getting closer ever since they met on Love Island, earlier this summer. But it has been claimed the couple – who finished the series in fourth place – actually knew each other before coming face-to-face in the villa. In fact, Dancing With The Stars judge Brian Redmond claimed the ring girl ‘cast eyes’ at the 23-year-old backstage on the dance show. ‘Maura knows the show because she has been a brand ambassador for Bellamianta, who are the tanning company for Dancing With The Stars,’ he said. ... more
  • 17 hours Heartbroken parents find son, 10, dead in room after ‘he slipped while playing’ Metro
    Isaac Lyons suddenly died in his room while playing one night (Picture: BPM) Heartbroken parents have paid tribute to their son who died instantly after he is believed to have slipped while playing in his bedroom. Isaac Lyons, 10, was found dead, dressed up in a Roman soldier costume, by his devastated parents on the morning of August 12. Mum Claire, 43, and dad Mike, 45, had put their children to bed at around 7.30pm, ahead of a much-anticipated trip to Alton Towers the following day. But when they went to wake Isaac for the trip, they were shocked to ... more
  • 18 hours Emma Stone’s transformation into Cruella de Vil has been revealed and it already looks incredible Metro -10Ment
    Cruella just got fiercer (Picture: Disney Studios / Instagram) Emma Stone will be taking the title role in Disney’s live action film Cruella, and the first photo of her in costume has been revealed. The actor, 30, is taking on the role of the 101 Dalmations villain Cruella de Vil in Disney’s upcoming remake, and the baddy has ditched her furs in favour of a fierce leather look instead. Walt Disney Studios shared the first photo of the usually very sweet and innocent Emma wearing the iconic half-white, half-black hairdo and holding three Dalmations on a leash. They posted: ‘Here’s ... more
  • 18 hours YouTuber James Charles leaks own naked pictures after Twitter hack: ‘Can’t threaten me with it now’ Metro -10Ment
    James Charles shared his nude pictures after Twitter hack (Picture: Getty – Twitter) James Charles has posted his own nude pictures on Twitter, after his account was hacked. The YouTuber’s account was reportedly flooded with racist tweets, following the hack, which have since been taken down. And the make-up artist has taken matters into his own hands, sharing his own naked photos with his 4million followers, to make sure no one can ever use it against him. Which is a… bold move? Alongside the snap, the 20-year-old wrote: ‘Hi I got my account back. ‘Just case I ever get hacked ... more
  • 18 hours Unai Emery pleased with Joe Willock and Matteo Guendouzi performances despite Liverpool loss Metro -Sport
    The Spanish boss took positives from his side’s heavy loss at Anfield (Picture: Getty) Unai Emery says there were plenty of aspects of his Arsenal side’s performance against Liverpool that he liked despite losing on Saturday and singled out Joe Willock for praise. The 20-year-old has impressed Emery over the summer and started his third straight game at Anfield, though the Merseysiders secured a 3-1 victory thanks to a header from Joel Matip and brace from Mohamed Salah. Nevertheless, Emery was impressed with the attitude of his players and believes Willock in particular took his game on another level. The ... more
  • 18 hours Louise Redknapp finds trolls telling her she is a bad mum ‘devastating’ but vows not to retaliate Metro -10Ment
    Louise Redknapp is sick of trolls coming for her parenting (Picture: Rex/Backgrid) Louise Redknapp has vowed not to give trolls the time of day, but admits she used to find it ‘devastating’ when they called her a bad mum. The singer, 44, shares two children with her ex-husband Jamie Redknapp, but has been the victim of trolls picking apart every bit of her parenting. She told Paul McKenna on his Positivity Podcast: ‘I used to feel devastated. I went through a time when I was taking bullets every day of my life from people who have never met me. ‘And ... more
  • 18 hours Jamie Carragher says three Liverpool players are under threat after Arsenal win Metro -Sport
    The former Reds defender feels there are three positions still up for grabs (Picture: Getty) Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool have a few selection dilemmas despite their comprehensive win over Arsenal on Saturday, with three positions still very much up for grabs. The Merseysiders secured a 3-1 victory at Anfield, with Joel Matip powering home a header from a corner before Mohamed Salah bagged a brace; one from the penalty spot, the other an excellent finish after a fine team move. Although Arsenal bagged a late consolation goal to deny Liverpool a first clean sheet of the season, Carragher felt the ... more
  • 18 hours Novak Djokovic lifts lid on first council meeting with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Metro -Sport
    Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are all on the player council (Picture: Getty) Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were all sat around the same table on Friday, discussing tennis politics as part of the ATP Player Council. The ‘Big Three’ are all now politically active behind the scenes following a mass resignation of council members Jamie Murray, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Robin Haase at Wimbledon, with Federer and Nadal – and Austria’s Jurgen Melzer – subsequently voted in. There has been much intrigue regarding how the giants of the sport will interact but player council president Djokovic ... more
  • 19 hours Pregnant Lucy Mecklenburgh says she won’t move in with Ryan Thomas after they are married Metro -10Ment
    The couple are expecting their first child together (Picture: Rex/Splash) Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas may have just announced they are expecting their first baby together, but they’re not planning on moving in together anytime soon. The former TOWIE star, 28, revealed that the couple would still split their time between their own houses once they are married as the system works so well for them now. Lucy told fans during a Q&A: ‘We will always have 2 homes north and south. It works well for us right now and we don’t see it changing anytime soon.’ Ryan, 35, popped ... more
  • 19 hours Flybe ‘sent empty plane so William and Kate could travel economy’ Metro
    Prince William and Kate were reportedly unaware of the alleged plane swap (Picture: MailOnline) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s recent holiday to Scotland may not have been as environmentally friendly as many had believed. Prince William and Kate Middleton were praised earlier in the week for taking a budget Flybe flight when travelling to Balmoral to see the Queen and Prince Philip. The £73-a-head flight was in stark contrast to the four gas-guzzling private jets Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had taken in just 11 days. However, it has since been revealed that Flybe bosses ordered an empty plane ... more
  • 19 hours Unai Emery admits Nacho Monreal could leave Arsenal after Real Sociedad make late move Metro -Sport
    The Spanish left-back played at Anfield on Saturday but could leave the club (Picture: Getty) Unai Emery has confirmed that Nacho Monreal could leave Arsenal before the end of the month after Real Sociedad made a late move to bring him back to Spain. Reports emerged over the weekend that the 33-year-old has agreed a two-year contract, with the option for a third, with Sociedad, with the Spanish club currently in talks with Arsenal over the transfer. Monreal was picked to start at Anfield in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool despite the speculation surrounding his future, though Emery has conceded ... more
  • 19 hours Katya Jones ‘to partner Paralympian Will Bayley’ on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing Metro -10Ment
    Katya Jones could be partnered with Will Bayley (Picture: Rex/Getty) Strictly Come Dancing’s Katya Jones is rumoured to be paired up with Paralympian Will Bayley for the next series, according to new reports. The series, which will begin this autumn, has yet to officially reveal which celebrities will be paired up, but sources report Katya and the Paralympics table tennis gold medallist will be dancing together. A source told The Mirror: ‘Katya and Will have been put together, they are in early group rehearsals and bosses will be looking out for which couples gel. Quite often the pairings do stick.’ ... more
  • 19 hours Man, 60s, stabbed to death in west London Metro
    The man was pronounced dead at the scene in St. Mary’s Avenue in Southall (Picture: Google Maps) A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in west London. Police were called to St. Mary’s Avenue in Southall at 6.41pm on Saturday, following reports of a man being stabbed. When officers and emergency services arrived at the scene they found a man, in his 60s, suffering with a stab wound. The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed, said Met Police. A man, in ... more
  • 20 hours Tom Holland vows to make Spider-Man ‘even cooler’ as he breaks silence over Sony and Marvel feud Metro -10Ment
    Tom Holland has addressed the Spider-Man feud between Sony and Disney (Picture: AP) Tom Holland has addressed the Spider-Man feud between Sony and Marvel for the first time, during an appearance at the D23 Expo. It was reported the superhero – played by the 23-year-old – would be leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after the two studios were unable to come to an agreement over money. And, after fans threatened to boycott Sony, and launched petitions attempting to change the news, Tom has broken his silence over the drama. Promoting his new Pixar movie, Outward, at the event, he told ... more
  • 20 hours NHS workers’ most common reason for sick days is mental health issues Metro
    Figures showed 4.2 million of sick days taken in a specific time period were related to mental health issues (Picture: Getty) NHS workers’ most common reasons for taking sick days are stress, depression and other mental health issues, figures show. Staff working for the NHS across England took 7.7 million days of sick leave between December 2017 and November 2018. And 4.2 million – almost a quarter – of these days were because of stress, anxiety, depression, or other psychiatric illnesses. That was more than the next two most common reasons combined – musculoskeletal conditions (excluding back problems) and flu. ... more
  • 20 hours Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to Manchester United fans over Jesse Lingard criticism Metro -Sport
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  • 21 hours David Luiz says Mohamed Salah didn’t feel shirt pull and bemoans penalty decision Metro -Sport
    The Brazilian wasn’t happy with the decision to award Liverpool a spot-kick (Picture: Getty) David Luiz has criticised the decision to award Liverpool a second-half penalty in Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield and says Mohamed Salah told him he didn’t even feel the shirt pull. The Brazilian centre-back, a deadline day arrival from Chelsea for £8million, tugged Salah back inside the box at the start of the second half and the referee immediately pointed to the spot. Salah made no mistake from 12 yards – and later bamboozled Luiz again to score his second goal – but the Arsenal defender ... more
  • 21 hours Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh expecting first child together just weeks after announcing engagement Metro -10Ment
    Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh expecting first baby together (Picture: Getty) Lucy Mecklenburgh is pregnant with her first child, with fiancé Ryan Thomas. The Towie star confirmed the news on Instagram, sharing a glimpse at her growing baby bump. Alongside a snap of herself and the Coronation Street star with a Babygro, the 28-year-old wrote: ‘Best birthday present I’ve ever had. ‘Love you @ryanthomas84,’ she added, alongside a string of baby emojis. And, right on cue, fans and famous pals rushed to congratulate the happy couple. Towie’s Georgia Kousoulou was among the first to share a sweet ... more
  • 21 hours Unai Emery reacts to Liverpool defeat and names two areas Arsenal must improve Metro -Sport
    The Spaniard was largely happy with how his side executed their gameplan (Picture: Getty) Unai Emery says Arsenal’s performance against Liverpool gave him reasons to be optimistic despite losing 3-1, though feels there were two key areas where his side were second best. The Gunners’ 100% start to the season ended at Anfield on Saturday evening as a header from Joel Matip and a brace from Mohamed Salah – one from the spot and the other a brilliant move and finish – put the home side three goals ahead. Lucas Torreira netted a consolation goal and Emery says he saw ... more
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