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  • 2 months Joe Sugg fans ready with the shade as he takes another tumble while Dianne Buswell gushes about her ‘Romeo’ Metro -10Ment
  • 2 months ‘The Greatest Band in History’ Tenacious D are coming back to London Metro -10Ment
    The unlikely rockstars rise again (Picture: Hell Gate Media/REX/Shutterstock) Go on, admit it: you still know all the words to Tenacious D’s Tribute after all these years. If this is the case – and you also happen to have a particular fondness for things from the years 2001-02 – then you’ll probably be interested to hear that Tenacious D are returning to London for a one-off arena date this summer. The self-proclaimed ‘Greatest Band in History’, who are of course fronted by Jack Black and Kyle Gass, will play at the SSE Arena Wembley on June 2, with tickets on ... more
  • 2 months Mum terrified stalker who followed her for ten years is set for release Metro
    A mum-of-three is terrified her stalker is going to make her life miserable again when he’s soon released from prison. Sherzad Salih, 38, stalked Lorraine Mitchell, 54, for a decade before he was locked up last year. At the peak of his crimes he called Ms Mitchell 40 times an hour and sent her inappropriate messages. Lorraine Mitchell, 54, was stalked by Sherzad Salih for a decade (Picture: Caters)
  • 2 months People with cancer reveal the cliches they hate hearing about the disease Metro -LS
  • 2 months England star Ben Foakes backs Surrey to defend County Championship title Metro -Sport
    Ben Foakes believes Surrey can defend their County Championship title (Picture: Getty) England wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes has backed Surrey to defend their County Championship title this summer. Under the guidance of director of cricket Alec Stewart and head coach Michael Di Venuto, Surrey secured their 19th County Championship title last summer. The south London club lost just one red-ball match throughout the season, eventually finishing some 46 points clear of second-placed Somerset. Foakes played 12 of Surrey’s 14 County Championship fixtures, scoring over 600 runs at an average of 37 and claiming 38 dismissals with the gloves. Surrey celebrate their ... more
  • 2 months Manchester United and Barcelona set to battle for AS Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans Metro -Sport
    Tielemans has played 14 times for Belgium (Picture: Getty) Manchester United and Barcelona are set to battle for the signature of AS Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to reports. The 21-year-old is playing in his second season for Monaco having joined from Anderlecht in 2017 for a fee of around £21.6 million. And according to Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad, the return of Leonardo Jardim in the dugout at the Stade Louis II has opened up the possibility of Tielemans leaving after less than two years at the club. He’s one of few players to have ... more
  • 2 months Gonzalo Higuain discussed Chelsea move ‘for a long time’, reveals Willy Caballero Metro -Sport
    Willy Caballero spoke at length with Gonzalo Higuain about joining Chelsea (Picture: Getty) Willy Caballero has lifted the lid on the role he played in Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Chelsea this January. Juventus have agreed to loan Higuain to Chelsea until the end of the season and the 31-year-old striker made his debut in the side’s 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend. Higuain has been reunited with former Napoli colleagues Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho at Stamford Bridge and the forward also joins forces with Argentina team-mate Caballero. Sarri attempted to sign Higuain last summer and Caballero has revealed ... more
  • 2 months reveals tinnitus battle will eventually lead to irreversible hearing loss Metro -10Ment opens up about his battle with tinnitus (Picture: Getty) has opened up about his long battle with tinnitus. The Black Eyed Peas star has revealed doctors told him that the chronic condition, which causes a constant ringing sound in the ears, will eventually lead to irreversible hearing loss. He said: ‘I’m 43. When I went to the doctor and got an ear test, they said, “Your ears are that of someone a lot older.” In 2007, 2013 and this year, I got all my frequency tests and the curve … it’s proper loss.’ The Voice judge admitted ... more
  • 2 months Gemma Collins’ boyfriend reacts to ice faceplant and compares her to Tyson Fury Metro -10Ment
  • 2 months The Chase star Anne Hegerty denies that she will quit: ‘I don’t intend ever to leave’ Metro -10Ment
    (Picture: ITV) The Chase without The Governess is like putting the milk in your tea before the hot water – unthinkable and frankly offensive. But fear not, queen of quiz Anne Hegerty has dismissed claims that she is set to quit the popular teatime show, insisting that amid the new opportunities coming her way, it will always remain her top priority. After admitting that her schedule could be overwhelming – especially since emerging from the I’m A Celebrity jungle – Anne quipped on the red carpet of The National Television Awards that it would be cool to retire. After all, ... more
  • 2 months Elon Musk demands a PewDiePie collab amid T-Series battle and fans don’t know what to think Metro -10Ment
    It’s one of the more bizarre pairings (Picture: Rex/Getty) PewDiePie has had his fair share of bizarre supporters in recent weeks – Logan Paul, Ukip, and now Elon Musk. We’re one month into 2019 and it’s already a wild ride. The Tesla CEO tweeted a reference to the Swedish gamer – real name Felix Kjellberg – as he attached a photo of him holding a huge gun, with the caption: ‘Host meme review?’ With Meme Review being Pewds’ YouTube show, it appears Elon is after a collab – or a straight-up takeover. However, Felix wasn’t about to argue with that ... more
  • 2 months Watching Game of Thrones illegally? Researchers say piracy can help TV shows Metro -Tech
    Game of Thrones returns later this year for its very last season and will no doubt set records for the amount of illegal streaming in the process. The epic from HBO is routinely among the most-pirated show on television and the American TV network is heavily involved in trying to clamp down on illegal sharing of its content. But some new research from a US university has suggested that a little bit of piracy may actually be beneficial. ‘When information goods are sold to consumers via a retailer, in certain situations, a moderate level of piracy seems to have a ... more
  • 2 months Former world champion George Groves retires from boxing Metro -Sport
    Groves retires at 30 (Picture: Getty) George Groves has announced his retirement from boxing after a pro career spanning ten years and 32 fights. The former super-middleweight champion hangs up his gloves in the wake of losing his WBA (Super) title to Callum Smith last September. Groves released a lengthy statement on his social media, explaining to decision to call it quits is down to the desire to spend more time with his family. ‘Some of you might think it odd that I’m choosing this time to retire,’ he said. ‘I’m still young, still fit and healthy, and there ... more
  • 2 months Neymar faces race against time to return for second leg against Manchester United Metro -Sport
    Neymar could miss both legs against United (Picture: Getty) Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar fears he could miss his side’s second leg Champions League tie against Manchester United with a foot injury. Thomas Tuchel all but ruled Neymar out of the first leg at Old Trafford this weekend, admitting it would be ‘very difficult’ for the Brazilian to return in time. Neymar is believed to have sustained an injury to his metatarsal in his right foot and his absence in the first leg would be a huge boost for Manchester United. However, according to reports in Brazil, Neymar may miss the ... more
  • 2 months 20p coin turned out to be worth £2,000 Metro
    A British coin collector has pocketed a 20p piece so rare that it’s the only one experts have ever seen – and is worth over £2,000. Alun Barker, 43, is thought to be the only person known worldwide to be the keeper of an ultra rare 1990 20p, after he bought it for £50 on eBay. What makes it unique is the type of metals the coin was made from when it was created by The Royal Mint three decades ago. Alun Barker, 43, is thought to be the only person known worldwide to be the keeper of an ultra ... more
  • 2 months Rescued dog gets ’emotional support lizard’ after being saved from starvation Metro
    A rescue dog that weighed just 4.5kg when it was found has struck up an unlikely friendship – with a lizard. Skye was taken in by the RSPCA after she was dumped outside an animal shelter in January 2015. Staff said the six-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier was the skinniest they had ever rescued and even nicknamed her ‘X-ray dog’. Skye spent months recovering at the Woodside Animal Centre in Leicester until she was rehomed in the April of that year. Skye was taken in by the RSPCA after she was dumped outside an animal shelter in January 201 (Picture: ... more
  • 2 months The Who are coming back to Wembley Stadium this summer Metro -10Ment
    Roger and Pete are bringing The Who back once again (Picture: Jonathan Hordle/REX/Shutterstock) The Who have announced that they’re ‘Moving On’ – but that doesn’t mean they’re going away, oh no. The long-running rock band will instead return to their hometown this summer for a huge date at London’s Wembley Stadium, 40 years after they last headlined the world’s most famous football ground. The Who will end a two-year absence from the UK stage with the big gig, which will take place on 6 July – slap-bang in the middle of the band’s already-announced North American tour, which has been ... more
  • 2 months Chris Ramsey shuts down rumours he’s replacing Fearne Cotton on Celebrity Juice Metro -10Ment
    Chris Ramsey shuts down rumours he’s replacing Fearne Cotton on Celebrity Juice (Picture: Rex / Getty / ITV) Chris Ramsey has shut down all rumours that he’ll be replacing Fearne Cotton on Celebrity Juice. Fans speculated that the comedian would be Keith Lemon’s next sidekick after Fearne announced she’d be leaving the show. However, it turns out Chris will not be taking over from the 37-year-old, despite all the talk. ‘I can tell you the rumours are 100 per cent false. I’m not rumoured at all,’ he laughed while chatting to ‘I don’t think it would work with me ... more
  • 2 months Trevor Bayliss concerned over Keaton Jennings form as England coach hints at changes for second West Indies Test Metro -Sport
    Trevor Bayliss’ England were thrashed by West Indies in the first Test (Picture: Getty) Trevor Bayliss admits he is ‘worried’ about the form of Keaton Jennings after the England opener failed in the emphatic defeat to West Indies in Barbados. Joe Root’s side succumbed to a 381-run loss in the series opener at the Kensington Oval, with Jennings contributing just 31 runs in the match. Durham batsman Jennings scored his second Test century against Sri Lanka before Christmas but has repeatedly looked uncomfortable against pace, averaging 17.5 in 11 Tests outside Asia. England are unlikely to drop Jennings in the ... more
  • 2 months Sadio Mane responds to rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid Metro -Sport
    Mane joined the Reds from Southampton (Picture: Getty) Sadio Mane has insisted he is fully committed to Liverpool despite rumours linking him with a potential move to Real Madrid. Mane put pen to paper on a new Liverpool deal in November and committed his long-term future to the club until 2023. However, there has still been continued rumours that the Senegalese international may be tempted with a move to the Bernabeu. But the 26-year-old squashed any idea of a move by affirming he is fully committed to the Merseyside club for the foreseeable future. ... more
  • 2 months Manchester United star Ander Herrera responds to claims he took swipe at Jose Mourinho Metro -Sport
    Ander Herrera has denied claims that he took a swipe at Jose Mourinho (Picture: Getty) Ander Herrera has denied claims that he took a shot at Jose Mourinho with his recent praise of Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer has won all eight of his matches in the hot seat at United to bring some stability back to the club after a dismal start to the season under the Norwegian’s predecessor, Mourinho. The Red Devils have scored 22 goals and conceded just five since Solskjaer took over the reins and Herrera was quoted as saying the squad feel ... more
  • 2 months Arsenal confident of signing Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic before transfer deadline Metro -Sport
    Ivan Perisic wants to leave Inter Milan and Arsenal are keen to complete a loan deal (Picture: Getty) Arsenal are confident of signing Ivan Perisic before the transfer window closes despite seeing their initial offer rejected by Inter Milan, reports say. Unai Emery is desperate for new arrivals at the Emirates but admitted earlier in the month that the Gunners were not in a position to make any permanent signings. Arsenal approached Inter over a loan deal for Croatia international Perisic over the weekend but saw their offer knocked back by the Italian club. ... more
  • 2 months Apple releases software to help smartphone junkies shake off their addiction Metro -Tech
    If you own a smartphone, chances are you spend way too much time staring at it. Now Apple wants to help tech junkies shake the iMonkey off their back and kick their iPhone addiction. It’s released a beta version of iOS 12.2, the software which powers iPhones and iPads, which includes an update to a feature which lets users track how long they spend gawping at their device. The software will improve the iPhone ‘Screen Time’ feature and offers new ‘Downtime’ settings. Free yourself from smartphone addiction with iOS (Photo: Getty)
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  • 2 months Sainsbury’s is selling vegan versions of meat next to real meat products Metro -LS
    (Picture: Getty) Sainsbury’s is now selling vegan and vegetarian versions of meat next to real meat products. So if you’re looking for meat-free alternative products, you no longer have to go hunting in obscure aisles – they will be there right alongside the steaks, sausages and burgers. The idea is that the move will make finding meat-free options more accessible, and will cater to the growing number of people who have chosen to reduce their meat consumption in their diets. (Picture: Getty) Rosie Bambaji, plant-based buyer at Sainsbury’s, said: ‘We’re seeing increasing demand for plant-based products, and with the unstoppable ... more
  • 2 months Raging mob attacks Subway ‘after hearing about free food giveaway’ in Dagenham, east London Metro
    Footage has emerged of the moment a mob attacked a branch Subway after they allegedly heard that staff were giving away food. Workers tried to lock themselves in after a crowd of hundreds of children descended on the shop on Friday afternoon. However, the crowd grew angry and eventually managed to get into the shop in Dagenham, east London.
  • 2 months Cape Town’s Lion Head mountain covered by huge fire Metro -World
    Fires have swept across Cape Town. Images showed a blaze that covered the Lion Head overnight. The peak is located between Table Mountain and Signal Hill in South Africa’s capital. The fire covered Lion Head (Picture: Twitter) Firefighters extinguish the smoldering remains of Fynbos vegetation after a blaze burned over Lions Head and Signal Hill in Cape Town, South Africa (Picture: EPA) Volunteers and local residents use wet towels to fight one fire (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
  • 2 months People are sending strangers Valentine’s Day cards, Secret Santa style Metro -LS
  • 2 months Fire service changes entrance test so it’s deliberately harder for white men Metro
    One of the county’s biggest fire services has been accused of discrimination after it emerged white men have to score higher in its recruitment tests than anyone else. West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service wants 60% of new recruits to be women, and 35% to be from black and minority ethnic groups by 2021. In a bid to reach the target, they have altered the pass rates to make it easier for people from those groups to get through the test. West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service wants 60% of new recruits to be women, and 35% to be from ... more
  • 2 months Inter demand Arsenal pay half of Mesut Ozil’s wages in transfer offer Metro -Sport
    Ozil’s playing time has steadily decreased this season (Picture: Getty) Inter will only sign Mesut Ozil this January transfer window if Arsenal agree to pay half of the German’s wages, reports say. Ozil has seen his playing time decreased since the arrival of Unai Emery, with reports claiming the playmaker is not in the Arsenal boss’ long-term plans. Arsenal submitted to Ozil’s incredible wage demands a year ago and the £350,000 a week the 30-year-old earns is proving a problem for his potential suitors.
  • 2 months Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy can’t ‘figure out’ golf like I can, says Bryson DeChambeau Metro -Sport
    The Dubai Classic victory was his first on the European Tour (Picture: Getty) Bryson DeChambeau believes his scientific approach to golf enables him to “figure out” certain shots that all of his fellow competitors can’t see. DeChambeau won the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic by seven shots on Sunday and secured his fourth win in his last nine starts. The 25-year-old is rapidly making a name for himself within professional golf not only due to his wins, but his decision to use as much science as possible in his game. The current world No. ... more
  • 2 months Callum Hudson-Odoi urged to join Bayern Munich by former Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit Metro -Sport
    Callum Hudson-Odoi wants to leave Chelsea to join Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty) Callum Hudson-Odoi has been urged to join Bayern Munich by former Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit. Young English forward Hudson-Odoi scored to help Chelsea beat Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Sunday, just 24 hours after handing in a transfer request. The 18-year-old, unhappy with his lack of opportunities at Stamford Bridge, is keen to join Bayern Munich during the January transfer window. More: ShowbizLisa Armstrong debuts purple hair as she moves on from Ant McPartlin woesFormer Chelsea boss tells Callum Hudson-Odoi to join Bayern MunichRacist shouts at ... more
  • 2 months Racist shouts at Muslim schoolgirls and says they should be sterilised Metro
    A racist man filmed himself following Muslim schoolgirls after school and calling them ‘c**ts’ who should be sterilised. He began recording while on the bus before getting off to say the children should be injected to ‘burn their ovaries out’ so they ‘can’t multiply’. The man behind the video, filmed outside Central Foundation Girls School, in Bow, east London, on Friday afternoon, is being investigated by police.
  • 2 months McDonald’s adds bacon to a Big Mac for the first time Metro -LS
    (Pictures: McDonald’s) The Big Mac is a classic – but McDonald’s has announced they are changing it for the first time. The fast food chain is adding bacon to the burger – a variant that has been available in other countries but never in the UK. The Big Mac has not been changed in the UK since it was created in 1968. But if you are a purist, the original bacon-less burger is still on offer. The smaller Mac Jr. (made with one less patty) and bigger Grand Big Mac (made with larger burgers and buns) are also back – ... more
  • 2 months Lawyer caught watching porn by rival firm from building across road quits Metro
    A top lawyer who was caught watching porn at his desk by workers at a rival law firm has been forced to quit his £900,000-a-year job. The partner was filmed viewing hardcore clips by workers at a firm across the road. The man was suspended by international firm Hogan Lovells after compromising footage was passed to his bosses by a staff member at Irwin Mitchell. A spokesman said the senior lawyer had now agreed to leave his job in London following an investigation. Hogan Lovells, right, and Irwin Mitchell’s offices, left, are separated by a narrow lane in Holborn (Picture: ... more
  • 2 months Resident Evil 2 remake is Capcom’s biggest launch since 2017 Metro -10Ment
    Resident Evil 2 – number one again For the first time since 1998 Resident Evil 2 is number one in the UK, as Super Mario Bros. U is knocked form the top spot. Racist shouts at Muslim schoolgirls and says they should be sterilised Resident Evil 2 has, unsurprisingly, gone straight in at number one in the UK sales charts, becoming Capcom’s biggest UK launch since Resident Evil 7 in January 2017 – beating last year’s Monster Hunter: World. As ever though it’s essentially impossible to quantify exactly how well the game has done because the UK charts do not ... more
  • 2 months Drake wears bracelet etched with baby’s name and it’s melting everyone’s hearts Metro -10Ment
    The rapper became a dad back in October (Picture: Denise Truscello/WireImage) Drake has been acing dad duties yet again, as he’s been spotted sporting a bracelet etched with his son Adonis’ name. He’s styling out dad life like a pro. The God’s Plan hitmaker melted hearts when he was spotted donning the gold link bracelet at Draya’s birthday party, as he draped his arm round the birthday girl. However, Drake didn’t have the smoothest start to dad life, as it began with him embroiled in rumours about fathering a child with former French porn star Sophie Brussaux. The pair were ... more
  • 2 months Every theory that may explain what Timothee Chalamet was reading at the Sag Awards Metro -10Ment
    SAGs on Sunday, test on Monday? (Picture: TNT) Timothee Chalamet left SAG Awards viewers rather confused on Sunday night when he was pictured with his head in a book during the ceremony. As the cameras panned to Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Timothee – who was sat next to John – was seen not paying attention to what was happening on stage and was instead having a good old read. But what was he reading? Was it a school book and a case of Sag Awards on Sunday, big test on Monday? Was it a script? Perhaps the sequel to ... more
  • 2 months Man makes thousands selling candles that smell like farts and body odour Metro -LS
    (Picture: Caters News Agency) Farts, vomit, body odour and wet dog might not be everyone’s idea of a nice smell. But there are people who love the scents as this business owner shows. California-born banker, Jeffrey Bennett, 57, started the Stinky Candle Company after noticing his family’s adoration for scented candles and realising there was a gap in the market for those which offer the fragrances of real life. In 2013, he started experimenting with producing the product, and a year later, in 2014, his stinky candle business became an operational company, now based in Chicago. Six years on, his ... more
  • 2 months Sky TV and broadband price drop puts pressure on Virgin Media Metro -Tech
    Sky is stepping up the battle against Virgin Media with a price cut that’ll be in place for the next two years. The company is dropping the price of its TV and broadband options by offering Sky Fibre Max and Sky Entertainment for £42 per month. That’s a saving of £7 and good news for those scouting about for possible deals. The company says it will keep this price cut in place for the next two years. Better yet, Sky boasts that it’ll guarantee its broadband speeds or customers can get their money back. The Sky Q set top box ... more
  • 2 months Young stars should stay away from Arsenal and the Premier League, warns Andries Jonker Metro -Sport
    Emery took charge at Arsenal last summer (Picture: Getty) Arsenal academy director Andries Jonker believes young stars should avoid Arsenal and England if they want to develop into the best players. Jonker spent almost three years at Arsenal overseeing their youth set-up, but now feels his former club wastes young talent. English youngsters such as Jadon Sancho and Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson have made the switch to Germany in the last year and are playing regularly. More: ShowbizDrake wears bracelet etched with baby's name and it's melting everyone's heartsAmy Barlow makes a big decision about her baby tonight in CorrieEvery theory ... more
  • 2 months Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals Chris Smalling injury boost ahead of Burnley clash Metro -Sport
    Manchester United star Chris Smalling has been out with a foot problem (Picture: Getty) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Chris Smalling is ‘looking good’ again ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Burnley. Smalling has been out of action since the beginning of December with a foot injury and the 29-year-old central defender is yet to feature under interim manager Solskjaer. Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones have impressed as Solskjaer’s first-choice partnership in Smalling’s absence, with the Red Devils winning all eight matches under the Norwegian’s stewardship. The England international, though, is closing in on his first-team return after returning ... more
  • 2 months Blackpink London tour 2019 – when, where and how to get tickets Metro -10Ment
    BLACKPINK are heading to these shores (Picture: 2017 Han Myung-Gu) European BLINKs, get ready – because BLACKPINK have only gone and announced those UK tour dates that they promised. The K-pop girlband had a huge year, taking over YouTube with the video for their single DDU-DU DDU-DU – which has so far been viewed over 600m times. And now you’re going to have the chance to see them do their thing in person – but just where are they playing and how can you get tickets? Here’s all the info you need. When are BLACKPINK touring the UK and Europe? ... more
  • 2 months What is a planetarian diet? Metro -LS
    (Picture: Getty) Vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, flexitarian – it can be hard to keep up with the growing number of diets and what they all actually mean. The latest diet trend is the planetarian diet and, as you might have guessed, it’s all about the environment. Following a planetarian diet means eating foods that are lighter on the planet – so the carbon footprint of the production methods will be as low as possible. It’s all about eating sustainably in an attempt to reduce global, environmental problems – and we like the sound of it. (Picture: Getty) The Planetary Health Diet ... more
  • 2 months Woman sneezes out ring she lost 12 years ago Metro
    A beautician who lost her ring 12 years ago has finally found it – up her nose. Abigail Thompson spotted something glistening after having a sneezing fit in her home. The beauty therapist lost the ring in 2007 after she was given it for her eighth birthday. Abigail Thompson spotted something glistening after having a sneezing fit in her home (Picture: Triangle News) She assumed it had been stolen – but was amazed when it flew out of her nose. The 20-year-old noticed the small piece of jewellery went missing just after her birthday. Lawyer caught watching porn by rival ... more
  • 2 months Missing boy, 3, says he was protected by friendly bear Metro -World
    A three-year-old boy who was miraculously found two days after disappearing in freezing temperatures has claimed he was looked after by a bear. There were fears for Casey Hathaway’s safety when he wasn’t found soon after he went missing from his grandmother’s backyard in North Carolina on Tuesday. But rescuers did eventually locate him on Thursday night and he had something surprising to tell them – he had been kept company by a friendly bear. Casey Hathaway has been found alive (Picture: Facebook) Casey was stuck in the freezing cold for two days (Picture: Facebook) Black bears roam areas of ... more
  • 2 months Brian McFadden is convinced that Westlife don’t like him – except Nicky Metro -10Ment
    Brian praised the band’s new track (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock) Brian McFadden is making waves on Dancing on Ice, but it was his past in Westlife that drew interest over the weekend, when he admitted that he doesn’t think his ex-Westlife bandmates like him all that much. In fact, he’s only kept in contact with one of them: Nicky Byrne. Not with Shane Filan, Markus Feehily or Kian Egan. And if that isn’t enough to get you all sad and nostalgic, the interaction he does have with Byrne only happens on Twitter. Brian’s having a great time on Dancing on Ice despite ... more
  • 2 months Elon Musk reveals favourite tweet of all time (and yes, it’s about him) Metro -Tech
    Elon Musk is one of the undoubted stars of Twitter – but it wasn’t always this way. Back in the days before he stunned the world with ‘pedo-gate’ and inadvisable cannabis references, Musk was just a regular billionaire minding his own business. In fact, he wasn’t even the first person to start tweeting under the name Elon Musk, because an imposter beat him to the starting line and ran various accounts under Musk’s name. When Elon published his first ever tweet in 2010, he wrote: ‘Please ignore prior tweets, as that was someone pretending to be me 🙂 This is ... more
  • 2 months BLACKPINK announce big London tour date Metro -10Ment
    BLACKPINK are London-bound (Picture: EPA/Kim Hee-Chul) London is about to get BLACKPINKed. The Korean group will hit these shores later this year as part of their global tour, with world domination clearly in their sights. Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa’s live tour will visit London’s SSE Arena on 22 May – which will mark their first-ever UK show – with a packed set of hits, remixes and solo stints from each BLACKPINK member promised. Tickets for the much-hyped show go on sale next Tuesday (5 February) at 9am from here – check out more details below, via the band’s company YG ... more
  • 2 months Metroid Prime Trilogy for Switch already finished claims insider Metro -10Ment
    Is another Metroid Prime Trilogy imminent? More details have emerged about the reboot of Metroid Prime 4, as speculation grows on what Retro Studios were working on beforehand. Keanu Taylor attacks killer Hunter Owen in EastEnders tonight Although there was never any guarantee it would happen, many Switch owners were hoping for a surprise-filled Nintendo Direct this month, detailing a bunch of new games and release dates for the year ahead. They got a surprise all right, but not one they were hoping for: work on Metroid Prime 4 has been scrapped and restarted with series creators Retro Studios. Game ... more
  • 2 months Ole Gunnar Solskjaer planning for next season at Manchester United Metro -Sport
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ‘planning’ for next season (Picture: Getty) Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he’s planning for next season at Old Trafford – whether he remains in charge or not. The Norwegian has made a sensational start to his role at the Theatre of Dreams, winning all eight of his games in charge so far. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is United’s first choice to take charge permanently this summer but the calls for Solskjaer to get the job are getting louder with every passing week. United will wait until the summer before making a decision but ... more
  • 2 months Keala Settle slays Rent Live! in only second performance after suffering mini stroke Metro -10Ment
    Keala Settle returned to the stage for the first time since slaying the 2018 Academy Awards with a heartbreaking performance in Rent Live! It also marked only her second performance since she suffered a mini stroke, which happened days befoe the Oscars performance and which she kept private for months. Keala Settle with Valentina (Picture: Fox) During the stroke she lost half of her body’s motor functions, and was then diagnosed with a rare cerebrovascular disorder known as Moyamoya disease. Her performance won rave reviews and fans watching at home were cheering her on.
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  • 2 months All the possible outcomes of Theresa May’s Brexit plan B vote Metro
    Theresa May is facing another battle in the House of Commons as her ‘plan B’ withdrawal deal goes to a vote – but this time MPs are throwing everything at her to break the Brexit deadlock. A number of amendments tabled from both sides of the Brexit debate are aimed at making major waves in the way the UK leaves the EU. After weeks of stalemate on May’s defeated deal and another humiliating rebellion expected, tomorrow is being branded as ‘Super Tuesday’ because it might actually shake things up. Theresa May might be heading towards humiliating Brexit defeat number two ... more
  • 2 months Man stabbed near McDonald’s runs into restaurant screaming for help Metro
    A McDonald’s restaurant was turned into a crime scene after a stab victim ran into the fast food store crying for help. The man was stabbed around 4.30pm near the McDonald’s in Yardley Wood, Birmingham, on Sunday afternoon. He then ran into the restaurant, pouring with blood. Shocking pictures show a large pool of blood on the restaurant floor with blood dripping down a seat close to the children’s zone. (Picture: Caters) Shocking pictures show a large pool of blood on the restaurant floor with blood dripping down a seat close to the children’s zone. A first aid kid ... more
  • 2 months Where is SAS: Who Dares Wins filmed? Metro -10Ment
    This year’s hopefuls (Picture: Channel 4) SAS: Who Dares Wins has become a big hit with Channel 4 viewers as the 2019 series puts its recruits through training hell. This time around, there are women contestants allowed on the show for the first time, mirroring the decision of the SAS to allow females to participate. And it’s certainly shaken things up as the contenders tackle some seriously gruelling tasks – including this week’s freefall abseil as well as rescuing teammates from drowning in freezing water. But just where is this year’s series filmed? Here’s what you need to know… The ... more
  • 2 months Call The Midwife fans left in tears over story of baby with cleft lip and palate Metro -10Ment
    Viewers were left in tears over the plotline (Picture: BBC) Viewers praised Call The Midwife for their latest episode. The BBC hit show delivered moving scenes as Nurse Valerie helped a woman come to terms with her baby with a cleft lip and palate. Fans were left heartbroken and in tears for Betty Marwick (Lisa Ellis) during Sunday’s episode as her newborn son Kirk was presented to her with the condition. Betty was left overwhelmed as she was told her little one would need a lot of care and attention. Baby Kirk received his first treatment at the end of ... more
  • 2 months Vikings star Alexander Ludwig teases Bjorn’s death as new finale trailer drops Metro -10Ment
  • 2 months How to block artists on Spotify from appearing in any playlist Metro -Tech
    Spotify is reportedly testing a new feature that will allow users to put blocks on certain artists or bands. This would mean they wouldn’t show up in any of Spotify’s popular curated playlists like Discover Weekly or the current charts. It’ll also work on your own personally created playlists although it apparently won’t block tracks that the artist is featured on. First reported by tech journalist Paul Thurrot, the feature is apparently being tested on ‘a small number of users’. Spotify is introducing the option to block certain artists (Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) ‘I happen ... more
  • 2 months Crazy Rich Asian sequel is going to be lit, director teases Metro -10Ment
    The first film went down so well with viewers and Awkwafina definitely had something to do with that (Picture: Warner Bros) Crazy Rich Asians swept across Hollywood like a comedic, happy battering ram and took the film world by storm – it left such a mark on the industry, there’s sequels on the way. The feature was a smash hit in the US and it had a worldwide gross of $238.5million (£180.8million) against a measly $30million (£22.7million) budget. And according to director Jon Chu, the sequel is set to be as crazy and as hilarious as the original. Something like ... more
  • 2 months Richard Madden drops Game Of Thrones spoiler at SAG Awards after reuniting with longtime pal Gemma Chan Metro -10Ment
    Gemma Chan and Richard Madden are pure friendship goals (Picture: Getty Images) Richard Madden went and made a blunder at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where he accidentally dropped a huge Game Of Thrones spoiler. Don’t get too excited, if you’re a fan and you’re up to date with the series, then you might already know this one. But for those of you late to the GOT game, then this could have ruined everything. Chatting to Kerri Russell who is thought to be new to the HBO hit, the star let slip his character Rob Stark’s fate – and fans ... more
  • 2 months Rent: Live ended up not airing live after Brennin Hunt breaks foot hours before performance Metro -10Ment
    The cast of Rent Live! (Picture: Fox) The planned live TV performance of the musical Rent ultimately went out partly pre-recorded after lead actor Brennin Hunt broke his foot during rehearsal hours earlier. ‘Last night during our performance in front of a live audience, one of our cast members sustained an injury,’ Vanessa Hudgens, who plays Maureen, said at one point during the performance. ‘A visit to the hospital confirmed that Brennin Hunt, our Roger, had broken his foot and will be unable to perform tonight.’ Brennin Hunt broke his foot before the live show (Picture: Fox) The show kicked ... more
  • 2 months Blue becomes face of Ideal Boilers in ‘quirky ads’ after bankruptcy hits Metro -10Ment
    Yes- this is Blue in a boiler ad (Picture: IdealBoilers) Blue is taking an unexpected turn and has become the face of Ideal Boilers. Yes – that’s right the boyband, who sold 16 million albums with hits such as One Love, is in the new series of TV ads for the company selling boilers. The group – Lee Ryan, 35, Duncan James, 40, Anthony Costa, 37 and Simon Webbe, 40 – have 13 Top Ten hits, including three Number Ones. Although the lads may not necessarily be in the charts the way they used to be back in the Noughties, ... more
  • 2 months Teachers work ‘too many hours’ and it’s putting off new recruits Metro
    Recruiting new teachers has become a struggle for over three quarters of schools because they work ‘too many hours’, the Education Secretary has said. Damian Hinds has set out measures he hopes will attract – and retain – the next generation of teachers who he says currently have to carry out ‘unnecessary tasks’ as part of their job. The strategy comes after data from a National Association of Headteachers survey suggests that 77 per cent of its school leaders found recruitment a struggle last year. The strategy comes after data from a National Association of Headteachers survey suggests that 77% ... more
  • 2 months Activists want to carve Trump’s face into glacier to show climate change is real Metro -World
    Donald Trump could be getting a 115 feet high sculpture but he probably won’t like it. An environmental group plan to carve his image into a glacier in the Arctic Ocean as a protest against his attitude towards climate change. Finland’s Melting Ice organisation has been trying to raise money for the project for the past two years but are now intending to launch a crowdfunder to pay for the €400,000 (£345,000) costs. Donald Trump could be getting a 115 feet high sculpture but he probably won’t like it (Picture: Project Trumpmore) The US President previously joked his image should ... more
  • 2 months Price of plastic bags to rise to 15p in trial at Morrisons Metro
    Morrisons is hiking up the price of long-life plastic bags to 15p as part of a trial. The supermarket said the eight-week trial at eight stores is in response to customers saying that reducing plastic is their top environmental concern. They will also be introducing a paper version which will cost 20p. Morrisons removed 5p carrier bags early in 2018 which led to a 25% reduction in overall bag sales. Morrisons is hiking up the price of long-life plastic bags to 15p as part of a trial (Picture: EMPICS Entertainment) The new US-style paper grocery bags have handles and are ... more
  • 2 months UK victims of cyber-crime have lost £34m in the last 6 months, stats show Metro -Tech
    People falling prey to cyber crime have reported losing £34.6 million, the latest numbers from Action Fraud show. Hacking of social media and email accounts continues to be the most prolific means of scamming people online, contributing to more than 5,000 cases out of the 13,357 cyber crimes reported in the six months between April and September 2018. It is estimated such hacking has cost victims £14.8 million. According to City of London Police, the national lead force for fraud which runs Action Fraud, the cost of cyber crime to the public has rocketed since the previous six months, when ... more
  • 2 months ‘Baby hears for the first time’ videos aren’t inspirational, they hide the reality of deafness Metro -LS
    ‘As a society we have continually failed to provide Deaf children and their families with enough resources and support for their language development.’ (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) I want to talk to you about porn. No, not that porn. I’m talking about inspiration porn. Coined by the disability activist Stella Young (who gave this incredible TEDX Talk), inspiration porn happens when a disabled and/or Deaf person is reduced to a one-dimensional being for heart-warming pleasure and as inspiration for everybody else. Inspiration porn isn’t new. Back in the day, it was Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Nowadays, ... more
  • 2 months Olivier Giroud rates Gonzalo Higuain’s Chelsea debut against Sheffield Wednesday Metro -Sport
    Olivier Giroud was impressed by Gonzalo Higuain’s performance (Picture: Getty) Olivier Giroud has urged Gonzalo Higuain to use his promising debut against Sheffield Wednesday as a springboard for further success at Chelsea. Higuain, 31, who Juventus have loaned to Chelsea until the summer, was unable to get on the scoresheet in the FA Cup fourth-round tie but displayed excellent positional sense at Stamford Bridge. Goals from Willian (2) and Callum Hudson-Odoi secured a comfortable 3-0 victory for Maurizio Sarri’s men after a difficult few weeks at the club. Higuain will be in direct competition with Giroud for the central striker ... more
  • 2 months Michael B. Jordan and Timothee Chalamet really want you to start wearing sex harnesses Metro -10Ment
    Timothee Chalamet is here for Michael B. Jordan’s bib (Picture: Getty) Michael B. Jordan has followed in Timothee Chalamet’s footsteps and sported a sex harness on the red carpet. Yes, despite Louis Vuitton insisting that the harness is actually called a ‘novelty bib’, it still calls to mind something else entirely and Michael became the second celeb in as many weeks to wear the unusual accessory. It’s a look (Picture: Getty Images) The Black Panther star made an appearance at the 2019 Screen Actor Guild awards on Sunday night in a floral version of the black sequin LV bib that ... more
  • 2 months Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti fires warning to Ivan Perisic over Arsenal transfer Metro -Sport
    Ivan Perisic is determined to leave Inter (Picture: Getty) Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has warned Ivan Perisic he must find a club willing to foot his wages after the winger handed in a transfer request in a bid to join Arsenal. The Croatian is free to leave the club this month but Inter want any deal to be a permanent one, while Arsenal can only manage a loan deal with an option to buy. Perisic has long been linked with Manchester United but Jose Mourinho’s departure has led to the Red Devils cooling their interest. The 29-year-old was an ... more
  • 2 months Meghan and Kate suffer shocking abuse as Kensington Palace battles trolls Metro
    Kensington Palace staff are spending hours each week moderating sexist and racist comments directed at the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex, it has been revealed. Officials claimed that a handful of people have made violent threats towards the two women, while others are targeting ‘rival’ fans for vicious personal abuse. A source claimed that the palace has blocked certain words from their social media, however ‘some of it is quite serious’. Officials claimed that a handful of people have made violent threats towards the two women, while others are targeting ‘rival’ fans for vicious personal abuse (Picture: PA) Speaking to ... more
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