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  • 49 mins Black Lives Matter: Are protests taking place in the UK and how can you donate? Metro
    Protests are taking place across the world today (Picture: Getty) Protests have been held across the world in response to the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis. George, a black Minnesota man, died after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, despite the unarmed man pleading ‘I can’t breathe.’ On Friday, Chauvin was arrested on suspicion of the third-degree murder of George Floyd, meaning he has been accused of killing Floyd without prior intent, but with disregard for his alleged victim’s life. In the wake of the incident, protests have ... more
  • 58 mins Man who reported Dominic Cummings admits he ‘made that up’ Metro
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top aide Dominic Cummings leaves his north London home (Picture: PA) A man who said he saw Dominic Cummings out in Durham for a second time in April has now reportedly claimed he made it up. Tim Matthews originally told the Guardian that he saw the Prime Minister’s top adviser on April 19, after Mr Cummings had returned to London from his first trip. This made it appear as though Mr Cummings had broken lockdown rules for the second time. But he has now told the Mail on Sunday that he altered figures on the popular Strava running ... more
  • 2 hours Black Lives Matter protesters take to London’s streets over George Floyd killing Metro
    Demonstrators in Peckham came out in solidarity with Americans of colour yesterday – and are planning more demonstrations (Picture: PA) Protesters gathered in London yesterday following the death of a black man in the USA which has led to a global backlash against racism and police brutality.  Various American cities erupted into violence again last night, as demonstrators clashed with police after George Floyd died following being arrested. And the protests have now spread across the globe, with activists in Peckham, South London, taking to the streets yesterday and planning another event today. Derek Chauvin, 44, has been charged with ... more
  • 2 hours Four men arrested after three stabbed in Hyde Park Metro
    Armed police run across a London street full of traffic following the incident (Picture: @simplemehe/Twitter) Four men have been arrested over suspected stabbings at a central London park on Saturday evening. The Metropolitan Police made the arrests after three men suffered stab wounds at Hyde Park near Knightsbridge. The victims are in a stable medical condition, the force said. Officers arrived at the scene at 7.28pm along with London Ambulance Service after they were notified of a disorder near the Serpentine pond. The four men arrested are being held in police custody, and officers have appealed for witnesses or anyone ... more
  • 11 hours What the PS5 Unreal Engine demo can teach us about emotion in games – Reader’s Feature Metro -10Ment
    Lumen In The Land Of Nanite – an emotional tech demo (pic: Epic Games) A reader reacts to the Unreal Engine 5 tech and explores how visuals, sound, and interactivity can inspire an emotional response in players. Waking up one morning, before starting my usual routine of seeing Pierce Morgan ripping into his latest guests, I had a thought, or rather a feeling, of a woman running through cavernous structures. Light played and bounced endlessly against finely detailed rock structures and warm, brightly lit areas gave way to cold dimly lit shadowy ruins. The more I think about it, the ... more
  • 11 hours Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: Classic video games you’ve never played Metro -10Ment
    Final Fantasy 7 Remake – would it be your first? (pic: Square Enix) GameCentral readers name the most famous games they’ve never played, from Skyrim to Resident Evil. The question for this week’s Hot Topic was suggested by reader Podge, who asked what’s the most famous video game that you’ve somehow avoided? Was it because you didn’t have the right console or PC, because it didn’t appeal at the time, or simply because you didn’t have the money? Almost every famous franchise of recent times got a mention, but as you’d expect it was format exclusives such as Mario, Halo, ... more
  • 11 hours Why Xbox Series X is still the underdog against PS5 – Reader’s Feature Metro -10Ment
    Xbox Series X – can it beat Sony in the next generation? (pic: Microsoft) A reader looks at the history of successful consoles and explains why he thinks Xbox will struggle to beat PS5 in the next generation. So, there are some new consoles coming soon, apparently. Fancy, flash, slabs of metal and plastic that’ll give your TV some serious work to do instead of just refreshing Netflix recommendations lists while you endlessly search for something to binge watch. As usual, it’s pre-match banter time and everyone’s trying to convince themselves ‘their’ team is going to smash the opposition. I ... more
  • 11 hours JK Simmons signed on for a few Marvel movies so we better keep our eyes peeled Metro -10Ment
    JK Simmons is signed up for more Marvel films (Picture: Katie Jones/Variety/REX) JK Simmons revealed he is signed on to appear in a number of Marvel films and we better keep an eye out. The Spider-Man star portrayed J Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and had a cameo at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Appearing on PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing, the actor discussed whether we can expect him in more Spider-Man films. ‘I don’t know if I would use the word expect,’ he explained. Despite being signed on, the studio is not obligated to use him in ... more
  • 11 hours Gordon Ramsay ‘uses furlough scheme to pay axed staff their notice’ Metro -10Ment
    Gordon Ramsay previously laid off 500 employees (Picture: Getty Images) Gordon Ramsay has reportedly used the government’s furlough scheme to pay axed staff their notice despite being worth millions. The celebrity chef previously faced backlash when it was reported he’d laid off 500 staff amid the coronavirus crisis. According to The Sun on Sunday, Gordon is making use of the furlough scheme to pay some of those staff their notice. The publication claims to have seen an email from Gordon Ramsay Restaurants’ HR Director Sarah Anderson to a London-based worker, which reads: ‘Should you not wish to apply for a ... more
  • 12 hours Thomas The Tank Engine narrator Michael Angelis dies Metro -10Ment
    Michael Angelis narrated the show for 13 series (Picture: REX) Thomas The Tank Engine narrator Michael Angelis has died. The actor, who also starred in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, died at his home, with his agent confirming the sad news. Michael narrated the show for 13 series, taking over from Ringo Starr in 1991. He was also well known for his roles as Arnie in September Song, Martin Niarchos in GBH, Lucien Boswell in The Liver Birds and as Mickey Startup in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. The actor was married to Coronation Street star Helen Worth (Gail Platt) from 1991 to 2001, ... more
  • 12 hours Anthony Joshua rules out Mike Tyson fight: ‘People would boo’ Metro -Sport
    Anthony Joshua does not fancy a crack at Iron Mike (Picture: Getty Images) Anthony Joshua is not interested in fighting Mike Tyson if the former heavyweight champion does make a comeback, because he thinks no one would want to see him win. Tyson, 53, is plotting a return to the ring after working hard in training, getting in fearsome shape and releasing some impressive videos hitting the pads. Iron Mike has also got back in the limelight by appearing at AEW and getting involved in a brawl with wrestling legend Chris Jericho. Whether the youngest world heavyweight champion in history ... more
  • 12 hours Joe Wicks ‘eyed by Government to lead review of PE curriculum’ Metro -10Ment
    Joe Wicks has become the nation’s favourite PE teacher (Picture: BBC Children in Need) Joe Wicks is reportedly being eyed by the Government to lead a review of the PE curriculum. The Body Coach star has become the nation’s favourite PE teacher with his daily workouts, keeping everyone fit and healthy amid the lockdown. However, the Mirror has now claimed that Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education, is hoping to get Joe on board for a review of the nation’s Physical Education curriculum. A source told the site: ‘Having seen first- hand the impact Joe has had and ... more
  • 12 hours Former Manchester United star Javier Hernandez names ex-Liverpool man his toughest opponent Metro -Sport
    Javier Hernandez did not enjoy his battles with the former Barcelona man (Picture: AFP via Getty Images) Javier Hernandez has names former Liverpool and Barcelona star Javier Mascherano as the toughest opponent he ever faced. Hernandez’s spell at Old Trafford did not coincide with Mascherano’s at Liverpool but he came up against the Argentinian later in his club career and at international level for Mexico. Having played in the Premier League, La Liga, the Bundesliga and with over 100 caps for Mexico, Chicharito has plenty of options when it comes to the most difficult opponent he has ever faced. However, ... more
  • 13 hours Simon Cowell says ‘things must change’ in tribute to George Floyd after tragic death Metro -10Ment
    Simon Cowell has shared a rare social media message for George Floyd (Picture: Instagram/AP) Simon Cowell has said that ‘things must change’ as he pays tribute to George Floyd after his tragic death. The Britain’s Got Talent judge posted a rare message on Twitter, writing: ‘My prayers are for George Floyd. My Prayers are for George’s family. ‘Things must change. Unity and action bring change. Together we can make a difference.’ Floyd died after being arrested in Minneapolis, with footage showing a police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on his neck for more than eight minutes, despite him crying out: ... more
  • 13 hours Mariah Carey and Harry Styles demand justice for George Floyd as celebs continue to speak out after tragic death Metro -10Ment
    Mariah Carey and Harry Styles have demanded justice for George Floyd (Picture: Getty) Mariah Carey and Harry Styles were among the many celebrities demanding justice for George Floyd following his tragic death. Floyd died in Minneapolis this week after a white police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes despite the victim begging for air and saying ‘I can’t breathe’ and ‘don’t kill me.’ The four officers involved were fired, and Chauvin was arrested on Friday on suspicion of third-degree murder, meaning he has been accused of killing Floyd without prior intent, but with disregard for his ... more
  • 13 hours The man Ronnie O’Sullivan can’t beat, Elliot Slessor, shares his secret to downing the Rocket Metro -Sport
    Elliot Slessor seems to have the Indian sign over Ronnie O’Sullivan (Picture: Getty Images) Elliot Slessor holds a unique position in snooker as the only man Ronnie O’Sullivan has played but not beaten. In fact the Rocket has had two cracks at him and fallen short on both occasions. The 25-year-old may not have the household name, the trophies, the legion of fans or the bank balance of the five-time world champion, but he has two wins over him and no losses. Currently ranked number 70 in the world, the Gateshead cueman has been as high as number 68, but ... more
  • 14 hours Influencer Ashley Stock ‘crushed by pain’ as three-year-old daughter dies of cancer Metro -10Ment
    Ashley Stock told fans the tragic news (Picture: Instagram/littlemissmomma) Influencer Ashley Stock has opened up on the heartbreaking death of her three-year-old daughter, Stevie. Stevie was diangosed with a rare brain tumour in April, with Ashley announcing the sad news of her death on Instagram. Sharing sweet videos of the little one, Ashley wrote: ‘Stevie Lynn Stock 🌟 3 years old. ‘Seed Planter. Miracle Maker. Light Giver. Heart Healer. Blue eyed, dimpled smile, curly haired forever baby girl. Adored little sister, daughter and friend. At 1:05pm on May 27th, Stevie took her final breath in our arms. ‘There have ... more
  • 14 hours Billie Eilish calls out ‘All Lives Matter’ supporters after George Floyd’s death: ‘This is not about you’ Metro -10Ment
    Billie Eilish is tired of people saying ‘all lives matter’ (Picture: PA) Billie Eilish has slammed ‘All Lives Matter’ supporters following George Floyd’s unlawful death. George, a black Minnesota man, died after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. The 18-year-old singer took to her Instagram to share a lengthy rant condemning those who use the phrase which takes away from issues at hand. ‘I’ve been trying to take this week to figure out a way to address this delicately,’ Billie began the heartfelt post. ‘I have an enormous platform and ... more
  • 14 hours Kim Kardashian ‘infuriated and disgusted’ as she opens up about privilege after George Floyd’s death Metro -10Ment
    Kim Kardashian spoke out after George Floyd’s death (Picture: AP/ Instagram) Kim Kardashian has admitted she’s ‘infuriated and disgusted’ after George Floyd’s tragic death, as she opens up about her privilege. The Keeping Up star joined her fellow celebs in speaking up about Floyd’s horrifying death, explaining: ‘For years, with every horrific murder of an innocent black man, woman, or child, I have always tried to find the right words to express my condolences and outrage. ‘But the privilege I am afforded by the color of my skin has often left me feeling like this is not a fight that ... more
  • 15 hours Premier League confirms zero new positive coronavirus results from 1,130 tests Metro -Sport
    The Premier League has confirmed the latest round of coronavirus test results (Picture: Getty Images) There have been no positive results in the fourth round of testing for coronavirus in the Premier League, it has been confirmed. The latest round of testing saw 1,130 players, staff and officials at Premier League clubs tested for COVID-19 on Thursday and Friday this week and not one of them tested positive. It is excellent news in the days after the return of the Premier League was announced for 17 June after the coronavirus hiatus since March. A statement read: ‘The Premier League ... more
  • 15 hours Gary Neville believes Man Utd should never play without academy players in the team Metro -Sport
    Gary Neville is adamant about the need to respect heritage at Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images) Gary Neville believes Manchester United should never play without academy players in the side and has reminded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of the need to respect the traditions of the club. That is hardly a problem for the Norwegian, who has been keen to promote players from the youth set-up during his time in charge at Old Trafford. Solskjaer is also respectful, to the point of devotion, to the club, regularly speaking of what it means to be a Manchester United player. The likes of ... more
  • 15 hours Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby reunite with fun Zoom murder mystery game Metro -10Ment
    Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield enjoyed a game of murder mystery (Picture: Getty Images Europe) Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield reunited (virtually) with a fun Zoom murder mystery game. The This Morning presenters’ creative Friday night party has us planning new online games. Phillip’s daughter Molly shared a snap of their dining room, set up to have eight people taking part in the game, including Holly, her husband Dan Baldwin and Molly’s beau Will, using video chat. She also shared a picture of her place on the table, with her name card that read Fizzy Cruickshank, and a roleplay sheet ... more
  • 15 hours Historic SpaceX Dragon mission lifts-off from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center Metro -World
    SpaceX launch SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft became the first manned commercial flight to successfully launch on Saturday (Pictures: AP/NASA) The first ever commercial manned mission to space has successfully lifted off with a spectacular launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken piloted the first manned space flight from the US since 2011 as their SpaceX Dragon took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 3:22pm EST Saturday. But while the mission launched from the famous Nasa facility using its astronauts, the SpaceX control center which oversaw the launch is actually based thousands ... more
  • 15 hours Britain’s Got Talent viewers worried for David Walliams’ finances as magician uses his bank PIN in performance Metro -10Ment
    Britain’s Got Talent viewers have been a little concerned for David Walliams’ finances after a magician used his bank PIN in his impressive performance. Damien O’Brien had the audience stunned when he somehow managed to fool the judges, using just his mobile phone and a calculator. He said in his audition: ‘Tonight, I would like to create an emotional piece of magic that is connected to one person in this audience, creating a personal memory that we can all experience together, using just this phone.’ The 35-year-old, who is a personal trainer by day, then turned to ... more
  • 16 hours Katy Perry opens up on losing her grandmother and cat and being pregnant amid the pandemic Metro -10Ment
    Katy Perry revealed how she coped with losing her beloved grandmother (Picture: Getty/Instagram) Katy Perry has opened up about the rollercoaster year she has had, which saw her lose her beloved grandmother shortly after finding out she was pregnant with her first child.  The singer, 35, revealed how she coped with so much upheaval in such a short time, telling Australia’s The Morning Show:’I lost my grandmother, I lost my cat and I have a child coming and a record coming. ‘I locked myself in the car and cried several times in this eleven week period.  ‘It’s an emotionally intense ... more
  • 16 hours Javier Hernandez reveals Manchester United chief Ed Woodward broke promise to him and slams David Moyes Metro -Sport
    The Mexican endured a frustrating season in 2013-14 (Pictures: FIVE / Rio Ferdinand / Getty) Javier Hernandez has revealed that both Manchester United chief Ed Woodward and then manager David Moyes promised he would play more to convince him to stay at the club – only to renege on that agreement. The Mexican had an offer on the table to leave Old Trafford in 2013, the same summer both Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill had stepped down, but was convinced to remain at the club by Moyes and Woodward. Despite being assured the game time he craved, Hernandez endured ... more
  • 16 hours John Barnes names one reason why Mo Salah and Sadio Mane will leave Liverpool Metro -Sport
    Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could eventually be tempted away from Liverpool (Picture: Getty Images) Liverpool legend John Barnes can see the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane leaving the club if they are offered ridiculous salaries elsewhere, but believes the Reds are well placed to keep hold of their best players. Jurgen Klopp’s side are just two wins away from winning their first ever Premier League title and will add that to the Champions League trophy they lifted last season. Undoubtedly one of the best sides on the planet, Klopp is hoping to build something of a dynasty ... more
  • 16 hours Britain’s Got Talent viewers stunned by singing devil’s incredible voice Metro -10Ment
    Britain’s Got Talent viewers have been left in shock at a singing devil who has ‘the voice of an angel’. Who’d have thought? ‘Dev’ had the audience and judges baffled when he took to the stage in a full devil costume, informing Simon Cowell that he’d message his little demons (kids) in a group chat if he got through. However, he had people stunned with his gorgeous rendition of Queen’s I Want To Break Free. ‘You’re certainly the best singing devil we’ve had on today and you’re very horny as well!’ Simon joked, with Amanda Holden adding: ‘I ... more
  • 16 hours Donald Trump wants ‘unlimited power of military’ unleashed on George Floyd rioters Metro -World
    Donald Trump called on Minnesota’s leaders to use the ‘unlimited power of the military’ against George Floyd rioters, with Minnesota’s National Guard, right, drafted in on Saturday (Pictures: EPA/AP_ Donald Trump has called for the ‘unlimited power of our military’ to be unleashed on rioters protesting the death of unarmed black man George Floyd. The President of the United States tweeted Saturday: ‘Crossing State lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME! ‘Liberal Governors and Mayors must get MUCH tougher or the Federal Government will step in and do what has to be done, and that includes using the ... more
  • 16 hours Dan Osborne is all smiles as he returns home after Jacqueline Jossa denies split rumours Metro -10Ment
    Dan Osborne put the split rumours behind him as he headed home (Picture: CLICK NEWS AND MEDIA) Dan Osborne was spotted smiling as he prepared his and Jacqueline Jossa’s home for her return after it was announced she plans to move back in.  Jacqueline was forced to deny rumours the couple had split after she moved into another house for some ‘breathing space’ amid the coronavirus lockdown. Dan put the rumours behind him as he was seen stocking up on essentials and garden toys for the kids, beaming as he entered their home.  Making the most of the sunny weekend, ... more
  • 16 hours You have to admire Ronnie O’Sullivan, even when you’re playing him, says Michael Georgiou Metro -Sport
    Ronnie O’Sullivan and Michael Georgiou meet in the Championship League next week (Picture: Getty Images) Michael Georgiou admits it is hard not to sit back and admire Ronnie O’Sullivan, even when you are his opponent during a snooker match. Georgiou and O’Sullivan have been drawn together in Group 10 of Championship League snooker, the sport’s first tournament back after the coronavirus hiatus. The event in Milton Keynes gets underway on Monday with Ronnie and Michael taking to the table at the Marshall Arena on Friday. World number 63 Georgiou will be taking on the Rocket for the fourth time in ... more
  • 17 hours Jimmy Kimmel demands ‘disgusting’ Donald Trump is voted out after George Floyd’s death: ‘Enough is enough’ Metro -10Ment
    Jimmy Kimmel has shared a powerful message about the death of George Floyd, calling for ‘disgusting’ Donald Trump to be voted out of office. The talk show host shared his thoughts on Floyd’s tragic death, after a police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on the US man’s neck for eight minutes while he cried out: ‘I can’t breathe’. Chauvin has now been arrested. Riots erupted in cities across America after Floyd’s death, while President Trump caused widespread outrage by tweeting: ‘These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. ‘Just spoke to ... more
  • 17 hours Donald Trump denies stoking race riots and says his MAGA fans ‘love the black people’ Metro -World
    Donald Trump denied stoking racial tensions as he left the White House Saturday, amid ongoing protests in US cities including Minneapolis, right (Pictures: AP) Donald Trump has denied stoking ongoing race riots and declared that his MAGA fans ‘love the black people.’ The President of the United States refuted claims he was worsening unrest over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd across the US with his latest tweets as he left the White House Saturday, saying: ‘No no not at all. ‘MAGA says “Make America Great Again. These are people who love our country. I have no idea ... more
  • 17 hours Dimitar Berbatov names his Champions League favourites Metro -Sport
    Berbatov fancies Bayern Munich to win Europe’s premier competition (Picture: Getty) Dimitar Berbatov believes Bayern Munich will win this season’s Champions League, succeeding current holders Liverpool as European champions. Berbatov, the former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker, has been impressed by the ‘quality football’ played by the Bundesliga giants since the return of Germany’s top flight. Defending champions Liverpool are already out of the competition – falling dramatically to Diego Simeone’s rugged Atletico Madrid side before coronavirus called a halt to the football season – while Bayern have one foot in the quarter-finals after hammering Chelsea 3-0 ... more
  • 17 hours Dennis Bergkamp let’s Mikel Arteta know where he has been going wrong at Arsenal Metro -Sport
    Dennis Bergkamp feels Mikel Arteta needed to tweak his tactics at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images) Dennis Bergkamp feels there was an obvious problem with Mikel Arteta’s tactics when he watched the Spaniard’s first home game in charge of Arsenal. The Dutchman watched the Gunners lose at home to Chelsea back in December and immediately noticed a ‘hole’ in the team which needed filling. Bergkamp, who won three Premier League titles with Arsenal, scoring 120 goals for the club, feels Arteta is working on the problem, but it is not a quick-fix. ‘I watched Arteta’s first game in charge at home ... more
  • 18 hours The Beckhams are ‘building secret escape tunnel’ from their home over burglar fears Metro -10Ment
    The Beckhams are ‘building a secret escape tunnel’ (Picture: Joe Maher/BFC/Getty Images) David and Victoria Beckham have been ‘building an escape tunnel’ from their mansion due to burglary fears. The star duo are reportedly planning an underground route from their nine-bedroom Cotswolds home to their luxury garage. According to Daily Express, the football legend, 45, and Posh Spice, 46, are also building a large wine cellar and a security hut. Because the importance of ensuring safety and alcohol supplies cannot be overstated. The Beckhams, including their children Romeo, 17, Cruz, 15, and Harper, eight, have been isolating in the countryside ... more
  • 18 hours What to do if you witness police brutality – what legal experts say Metro
    The world collectively mourned another black life taken too soon (Picture: Getty Images) This week, the world reacted to the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, with unsettling videos depicting something which should be shocking but is far from an isolated incident: a black person suffering dangerously and ultimately – it would appear – lethal excessive force at the hands of non-black police officers. George Floyd joins the likes of Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and many more – black victims persecuted by a system designed to protect, their lives turned into a hashtag ... more
  • 18 hours Dolly Parton addresses continued fight for female equality 40 years after 9 to 5 in new documentary Metro -10Ment
  • 18 hours Championship League Snooker groups, schedule, TV channel, live stream, prize money and odds Metro -Sport
    Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump are both playing in Milton Keynes (Picture: Getty Images) Snooker returns on Monday with the Championship League getting underway in Milton Keynes and featuring many of the biggest names in the sport. Judd Trump is in action on the opening day, while the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan. Mark Selby and Neil Robertson are all competing over the 11-day tournament. It is the sport’s first event since the coronavirus hiatus and will be held under extremely sterile conditions, with every player, member of staff and official tested for coronavirus and only entering the venue with a ... more
  • 19 hours How to protect bees in your garden or balcony in nine easy steps Metro -LS
    Make your garden into a bee haven (Credits: Getty Images) Bees are in a bad way. Climate change and an increasingly urban environment have caused loads of trouble for bees and other pollinators, with 13 bee species becoming extinct in the UK since 1900 and another 35 currently languishing on the threatened species list. Bees aren’t extinct yet but their numbers are falling dramatically. In fact, a study published by Nature Communications found that in the UK alone, the number of wild pollinators has fallen by 33% since 1980 while bumblebee numbers in the USA shrunk by 89% ... more
  • 19 hours Artist with anxiety and depression finds solace by painting her chihuahua travelling to different times and places Metro -LS
    Becki has had Tita for four years now (Picture: Becki Flack) Tita is not just a chihuahua. She’s a queen. She’s a pilot. She’s a nurse and an adventurer. Perhaps not in real life, but this is who she is in the world of her owner Becki, who paints pictures of Tita travelling the world and playing various historical roles. Artist Becki Flack first got Tita over four years ago from a couple who bred chihuahuas and were moving away. At the time she was two years and 9 months old, and had mothered two litters. Tita’s an extremely cute ... more
  • 19 hours John Wick spin-off The Continental starring Keanu Reeves delayed due to coronavirus Metro -10Ment
    John Wicks’ TV spin-off has been delayed (Picture: David Lee/Thunder Road/Lionsgate/Mjw/Summit/Kobal/REX) A TV spin-off of the John Wick movies has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s been announced. Keanu Reeves stars in the blockbuster film franchise as the titular protagonist, a former assassin who is forced back in the game after a series of personal tragedies. Director Chad Stahelski confirmed that a writer rooms for the programme had been active, but work has ground to a halt following the global outbreak of the virus. He told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘I haven’t really heard anything from ... more
  • 19 hours Woman says she’s happy vigilante murdered her child rapist dad Metro -World
    The daughter of pedophile Mattieo Condoluci, right, says she’s grateful to James Fairbanks, left, a suspected vigilante accused of murdering him A pedophile’s daughter says she is glad her dad was murdered by a vigilante. Amanda Henry said she supported suspected killer James’ Fairbanks’ shooting of her father Mattieo Condoluci in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 14, saying: ‘Murdering my dad was a horrible thing, but children are much safer now.’ Speaking with investigative journalist Diane Diamond, Henry said she’d also fallen victim to her father’s sex abuse, and said Fairbanks’ alleged killing ‘answered a prayer.’ Henry said: ‘I was relieved. ... more
  • 19 hours Ed Sheeran brewing his own beer as he keeps himself busy in lockdown Metro -10Ment
    Ed Sheeran has been keeping himself busy in lockdown (Picture: Rex) Lockdown has seen the nation getting creative with their hobbies, from jigsaw puzzles to baking – and Ed Sheeran is no different. The Shape of You singer has reportedly been brewing his own beer for his Suffolk estate and, to be honest, it sounds like a great idea. Of course, Ed owns his Notting Hill pub Bertie Blossoms, so it seems his new skills won’t go to waste. A source told The Sun: ‘Ed loves his beer — especially his real ales and craft beers. ‘He’s had a few ... more
  • 19 hours Alan Carr says Adele was like Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner while organising his big day Metro -10Ment
    Adele (left) channeled Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner (centre) to arrange Alan Carr’s wedding (Picture: Rex, Instagram) Alan Carr’s wedding was organised by Adele and held in her own back garden and the comedian has now revealed how that planning process went down for his big day.  The Chatty Man himself enlisted Adele to help him put together his wedding to long-term partner Paul Drayton in 2018 – and revealed the Rolling In The Deep singer paid for it all, too.  Alan told Heat magazine that Adele footed the bill for the celebration, which was also held in her ... more
  • 19 hours First picture of man ‘stoned to death’ at 15th-century castle Metro
    Caption: First picture of man stoned to death at 15th-century Lullingstone Castle in Kent Credit: PA The first pictures have been released of a 66-year-old man who was killed while walking in the grounds of a historic castle. Police reports suggest rocks were thrown at Charlie Hilder following a disturbance at the 15th-century Lullington Castle in Eynsford, Kent, on Thursday afternoon. Officers and paramedics were called to the grounds at 5.21pm and tried to revive him but he was declared dead at the scene. Local media suggested Mr Hilder had got into a fight with two young males near a ... more
  • 19 hours Rio Ferdinand reveals promise Man Utd scout made before Javier Hernandez transfer Metro -Sport
    Ferdinand hadn’t heard much about Hernandez (Picture: AMA/Corbis via Getty) Rio Ferdinand revealed he knew little of Javier Hernandez before he signed for Manchester United but was told he ‘will score goals’ by one of the club’s scouts. Hernandez arrived from Guadalajara in 2010 and was largely used as a super sub during his spell at Old Trafford. He has gone on to represent Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham, Sevilla and, now, LA Galaxy – enjoying a distinguished career in Europe before a move to MLS. Few knew much about ‘chicharito’ – which translates as ‘little ... more
  • 19 hours The ten books everyone’s reading in lockdown Metro -LS
    How many have you ticked off your reading list? (Picture: Amazon) Our time spent cooped up indoors has made lots of us feel like it’s the ideal time to crack through our reading list. Don’t feel bad if you haven’t managed more than a few pages, though. We’re living through a pandemic, after all. That’s enough to turn your brain to mush. But while many will be finally sifting an ever-growing pile of unread books from months before, others will have found themselves with nothing on their shelves to fulfil their need to read. And thus online ... more
  • 19 hours Steve Kerr disputes Michael Jordan’s account of their punch-up on The Last Dance Metro -Sport
    The Warriors head coach has a different recollection of what happened (Pictures: Getty / NBC) Steve Kerr says he remembers his infamous fight with Chicago Bulls teammate Michael Jordan very differently to how the legendary NBA superstar retold it in The Last Dance documentary. The two players came to blows in a practice session during the 1995-96 season, their first together after MJ returned from his one-and-a-half-year spell as a baseball player. In The Last Dance, Jordan claimed the punch-up was sparked after head coach Phil Jackson continually called soft fouls on him, feeling the Bulls boss was being overly ... more
  • 19 hours MP sends email with ‘insert if there’s been a bereavement’ to constituent Metro
    Anthony Mangnall said he was ‘incredibly sorry’ for the ‘stupid’ mistake (Picture: PA) A Tory MP has apologised after sending a constituent an email with condolences preceded by the note: ‘insert if there has been a bereavement’. Anthony Magnall said he made a ‘stupid’ mistake while replying to a flurry of emails about Dominic Cummings’ controversial lockdown move to Durham. The third paragraph of one response, shared on social media, read: ‘[Insert if there has been a bereavement: May I add my condolences to the recent loss of your family member. ‘The current situation has made the ability to mourn ... more
  • 19 hours Britain’s Got Talent: Ant and Dec are totally confused by ‘clay head’ act: ‘None of this makes sense but I like it’ Metro -10Ment
  • 19 hours Boy, 9, mauled to death in ‘grisly’ dog attack as he went to collect mail Metro -World
    Trey Wyatt, left, has been arrested after his dogs mauled Robby Taylor, right, to death (Pictures: Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office/KARK) A nine year-old boy was savaged to death in a ‘grisly’ dog attack as he went to collect his family’s mail. Robby Taylor died in Faulkner County, Arkansas, on Friday morning, with his sister finding his body in a nearby field afterwards. The youngster left his home to collect the mail, with his sibling going to look for him after he failed to return. Neighbor Trey Wyatt, 25, owns the two dogs which are suspected of attacking Robby and has ... more
  • 20 hours Coronavirus: Expert shares advice on paying holiday instalments to protect from cancellation Metro -10Ment
    Bought a package holiday that hasn’t been cancelled yet? you need to read this (Picture: Getty) Steph McGovern today fronted How To Go On Holiday This Summer, which aimed to help keep Brit holiday-makers informed during the coronavirus pandemic. The show wanted to keep those who have already booked holidays for 2020 in the know, especially given travel bans and lockdowns both in the UK and in other countries around the world. One set of advice is particularly helpful to those who have purchased package holidays for later in the summer – July or August for example – ... more
  • 20 hours Normal People’s Paul Mescal clearly torturing us as he rocks double denim during daily walk Metro -10Ment
    Paul Mescal (Picture: CLICK NEWS AND MEDIA) Paul Mescal has been getting increasingly relatable as he enjoyed a cigarette during his daily walk. The Normal People star is already king of casual paparazzi shots and we’re starting to realise he’s a natural. He was seen out in east London grabbing a drink from a health shop, while having a smoke. The 24-year-old clearly didn’t get the memo that it’s hot as hell outside and sported a double denim ensemble. Paul had his earphones on and at least he’s not falling for the airpod hype. While the actor appeared to be ... more
  • 20 hours Government gives go ahead for elite sport to return behind closed doors Metro -Sport
    The return of the Premier League is scheduled for June 17 (Picture: Getty) The Government has issued health and safety guidelines which will pave the way for elite sport to return behind closed doors in England from Monday. The rules form stage three of the process of bringing sport back from the coronavirus lockdown. Stage two, which allowed for close-contact training for elite athletes, was published last Monday. Horse racing is due to resume at Newcastle on Monday with the first major meeting, involving the 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket, coming on June 6. Premier League football is scheduled to ... more
  • 20 hours Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud admits beating Arsenal in Europa League final was extra special Metro -Sport
    Olivier Giroud lifted the Europa League trophy with Chelsea in 2019 (Picture: Getty Images) Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud admits that he was extra motivated and it was all the more special when the Blues beat his former side Arsenal in last season’s Europa League final. The Frenchman had played for the Gunners for five-and-a-half years, scoring 105 goals for the club, before moving to Chelsea in January 2018. He immediately enjoyed success at his new London home, winning the FA Cup in 2018 and then the Europa League the following year as Chelsea walloped Arsenal 4-1 in the final. Giroud ... more
  • 20 hours How to help your cat adjust to you going back to work after lockdown Metro -LS
    You’ll need to check in on how your cat is doing with all these changes to their routine (Picture: Getty Images) If lockdown has been a confusing experience for us, imaging how baffling it’s been for our pets. While our cats once had weekdays as their time to freely reign their home, suddenly they’ve been confronted with an endless supply of quality time, their humans around non-stop and asking them to please, please stop sleeping on the laptop. It’s been a big adjustment, and when lockdown ends there will be new challenges. Just as your cat is getting ... more
  • 20 hours Policeman fears he may have HIV after being bitten by drunken ex soldier Metro
    Daniel Chipchase left his victim in excruciating pain as he sank his teeth into PC Ashley Marsden (Picture: Cavendish Press) A police officer has been condemned to wait months to find out if a ‘barbaric’ mauling by a drunken ex-soldier has left him infected with HIV. PC Ashley Marsden suffered ‘excruciating’ pain when Daniel Chipchase, 41, sank his teeth into his right forearm as he was confronted rummaging around in his neighbour’s wheelie bins last month. The constable needed hospital treatment for scarring which he fears could be permanent. He needed three injections, a supply of blood, boosters ... more
  • 20 hours Britain’s Got Talent’s David Walliams baffled after Donald Trump cross-dress act: ‘It’s like a strange dream I had once’ Metro -10Ment
    The judges were baffled by Roland’s BGT audition (Picture: ITV) The Britain’s Got Talent judges were lost for words after one particular Donald Trump tribute act, which will be shown on tonight’s show. Roland Saunders left the panel scratching their heads after his performance, and David Walliams even compared it to a ‘strange dream’ he had once. In a first-look, the 43-year-old from London struts on to the stage dressed as Donald Trump, and as you can expect he is donning a smart suit (well his top half is). And as for the bottom half, well, he was dressed in ... more
  • 20 hours Mother ‘left babies and disabled child home alone to go get post-lockdown haircut’ Metro -World
    Gabrielle Robertson reportedly left her baby twins, disabled seven year-old and a one year-old she was caring for home alone to go get a haircut (Pictures: Tomball Precinct 4) A mother left her twin babies, a toddler she was babysitting and her disabled seven year-old home alone to go and get a post-lockdown haircut, police say. Gabrielle Robertson, 28, allegedly abandoned the young and vulnerable children at her home in Tomball, Texas, on Thursday. Cops were called out to her address, and found the children had been left there unattended for several hours, KHOU reported. Even after detectives contacted ... more
  • 20 hours When will opticians reopen? Metro
    Routine appointments will still have to wait a while… (Picture: Getty) Whether you’ve always relied on yours to keep your vision clear, or you think your eyesight may have been affected by coronavirus, like Boris Johnson claims his has, many are wondering when opticians will reopen. With the UK looking ahead to phase two of the lockdown, with the easing of lockdown soon to see children returning to schools and some non-essential shops reopening, what’s next for local opticians? If you want to test your eyes the correct way – and not the Dominic Cummings way –  read on to ... more
  • 20 hours Woman, 25, ‘made underage child her boyfriend and raped him in bed they shared’ Metro -World
    Karin Wilcox is accused of making an underage child be her boyfriend and of raping him (Picture: Tallahassee PD) A 25 year-old woman made an underage child be her boyfriend, and raped him in a bed they shared, according to police. Karin Wilcox’s alleged abuse of the youngster was reportedly busted after police were called to her home on May 17 over a possible domestic assault, and realized she was sharing a bed with the child. Police who arrived at Wilcox’s home in Tallahassee, Florida, discovered Wilcox and the boy packing their cases. A police report seen by WTXL ... more
  • 21 hours Dennis Bergkamp claims Arsene Wenger made a tactical mistake that sparked Arsenal’s decline Metro -Sport
    Arsenal’s decline coincided with Dennis Bergkamp’s departure from the club after the 2006 Champions League final (Picture: Getty) Dennis Bergkamp believes Arsenal’s decline under Arsene Wenger was sparked by a tactical error and his decision to dispense with a 4-4-2 formation which had yielded so much success. Wenger masterminded three Premier League title-winning campaigns in the space of six years between 1998 and 2004 with Bergkamp in the No.10 role, supplying the ammunition for Nicolas Anelka, before he was replaced by his compatriot Thierry Henry. As Wenger started to break up his Invincibles, however, so he began tinkering with formations ... more
  • 21 hours Would you put peas on your full English breakfast? This woman does and it’s divided the internet Metro -LS
    How does this make you feel? (Picture: @ratemyplatenow/Twitter) Some people object to bubble and squeak or hash browns on a breakfast. Others can’t understand the appeal of black pudding. And then, there’s this woman, who thinks it’s okay and normal to put peas on her full English. A picture of an otherwise nice-looking fry-up was posted to the popular Rate My Plate page on Twitter and Facebook under the name Jessica M. Uproar ensued, with hundreds of commenters wading in to say how disgusted they were with the green addition Jessica M had placed on the plate. Along with sausages, ... more
  • 21 hours Wife of cop who ‘murdered’ George Floyd says she’s divorcing him Metro -World
    Kellie Chauvin announced she is divorcing husband Derek, right, after he was charged with the murder of George Floyd (Picture: Remax/Ramsey County Jail) The wife of a police officer charged with the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd has announced she is divorcing him. Kellie Chauvin said she had begun formal separation procedures from estranged husband Derek Chauvin, 44, shortly after the disgraced cop was charged with third-degree murder Friday. A spokesman for Sekula Law Offices in Minneapolis, which is handling the divorce, told WCCO: ‘This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by ... more
  • 21 hours Apparently, we’ve been boiling eggs all wrong – here’s how to do it properly Metro -LS
    Think boiling an egg is easy work? Think again! (Picture: Daunt Books Publishing/Getty) Eggs are such a simple, healthy food. They can be eaten poached, boiled, scrambled, fried, curried. They come in their own packaging. They’re cheap. And on the whole, you’d think they’re pretty simple to cook. Poached aside, eggs are the kind of thing students manage to make without too much trouble. But apparently, boiling an egg is fraught with potential disaster. M.F.K Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf was first published in 1942 and then again some years later with additional notes in square brackets. In ... more
  • 21 hours Britain’s Got Talent: A ‘missing’ David Walliams makes hilarious entrance on stage dressed as the Queen Metro -10Ment
  • 21 hours Meet the teen climbing Mount Everest in her house to raise money for her dad’s brain tumour treatment Metro -LS
    While you’re busy sunbathing, Issy’s climbing Mount Everest…at home (Picture: Just Giving / Issy Maclay ) Lockdown has been alive with the sound of home challenges. You’ve got Colonel Tom Moore walking all those laps in his garden. We had Rob Ferguson climbing up and down the height of Mount Everest at home. And now we’ve got a 13-year-old climbing the same mountain (or the height of it, at least) for the second time to raise money for her dad’s brain tumour treatment – on her home staircase. Issy Maclay has already climbed the 8,848 metres once and she’s ... more
  • 21 hours James Jordan’s dad suffered seven seizures in one day including one while on FaceTime Metro -10Ment
    James Jordan revealed his dad (right) had seven seizures in a day (Picture: Rex, James Jordan Instagram) James Jordan has updated fans on his dad’s condition after his father suffered two strokes and coronavirus, revealing he also had seven seizures in one day.  The former Strictly Come Dancing professional, 42, gave an update on how his father is doing, admitting he had even had a seizure while on a FaceTime call. James told Hello: ‘Dad’s not good. I was on FaceTime to him this morning and he had a seizure during our conversation and it is absolutely horrendous to see, ... more
  • 21 hours Apollo Crews was frustrated with WWE position and wanted to be more than smiling man ‘doing cool flips’ Metro -10Ment
    Crews has taken things to the next level (Photo: WWE) Apollo Crews is finally in a position fans around the world knew he deserved to be. The 31-year-old wrestler made waves across the US and over here in the UK before being signed up by WWE and despite showing incredible promise at the Performance Center, he didn’t reach the next level during his short spell in NXT or his time on Raw and SmackDown. However, a post-WrestleMania return to the red brand has sparked a career revival which culminated in him winning the United States Championship as fans are finally ... more
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