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  • 1 month Peppa Pig creators bored people in the pub with drawings before £1billion global success Metro -10Ment
    Peppa Pig bored adults in the pub (Picture: Entertainment One) Would you believe that Peppa Pig creators once bored people with their drawings before reaching £1billion success? The show’s creators did not get off to a swimming start as they admitted that they were worried their idea would never get off the ground and – it gets worst – that people were initially bored of the idea. But if Rome was not built in a day we can’t expect a global empire worth £1 billion to spring out of nowhere. In the early days, Neville Astley and Mark Baker bored ... more
  • 1 month Woman drove 1,400 miles to reunite lost dog with family – only for them to reject her Metro -World
    A woman traveled over 1,400 miles to return a lost dog only to discover that the animal’s owner did not want her back. The pit bull mix puppy, named Blue, got separated from her family in Lehigh Acres, Florida and mysteriously turned up in Michigan last week. A local humane society discovered who Blue’s owners were thanks to her microchip, with one kind volunteer offering to take her on a road trip back home. But the reunion was anything but sweet when they finally arrived. Blue somehow got separated from her family in Florida and ended up in Michigan (Picture: ... more
  • 1 month Jurgen Klopp rubbishes Gary Neville’s suggestion Liverpool should lose to Bayern Munich Metro -Sport
    Klopp hit out at Neville ahead of the Bayern game (Picture: Getty) Jurgen Klopp responded sternly to the suggestion the Champions League was Liverpool’s secondary concern this season ahead of the Reds’ Champions League second leg against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. Gary Neville suggested Liverpool should lose to Bayern if they want to win the Premier League so they can have a clean fixture list for the remainder of the season. The tie against Bayern is finely balanced after a 0-0 draw at Anfield and since that game Liverpool have slipped off the top of the league table. Neville ... more
  • 1 month Tanya Burr and husband Jim Chapman confirm split four years after lavish wedding Metro -10Ment
    Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman have split after four years of marriage (Picture: GC Images) Tanya Burr and husband Jim Chapman have split, after four years of marriage. The YouTube stars first started dating in 2007, tying the knot eight years later, but have called time on their relationship. Tanya, 29, confirmed the sad news on her Instagram story, telling her 3million followers: ‘Just wanted to let you all know that a few weeks ago Jim and I made the painful decision to no longer be together. Tanya Burr confirmed her split from Jim Chapman on Instagram (Picture: Instagram) ‘We ... more
  • 1 month Jung Joon Young leaves entertainment industry as he admits to sharing hidden camera footage Metro -10Ment
    Jung Joon Young has announced he’s leaving the entertainment industry (Picture: Getty Images) South Korean singer-songwriter and presenter Jung Joon Young has admitted to crimes of sharing hidden camera footage, as he today announced he was retiring from the industry. The 30-year-old had been accused of sharing hidden footage of women on 11 different occasions in chatrooms. Today in South Korea, the performer issued a statement in which he apologised and admitted to ‘all the sins that have been reported.’ On Tuesday, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency revealed they were booking Jung Joon Young in relation to the allegations, on ... more
  • 1 month Holly Willoughby beats Ant and Dec at TRIC Awards as she misses This Morning for Nan’s funeral Metro -10Ment
    Holly Willoughby has beaten Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly to this year’s TV Personality of the Year gong at the TRIC Awards (Picture: Getty) Holly Willoughby has beaten Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly at the TRIC Awards 2019, nabbing the gong for TV Personality of the Year. The 38-year-old This Morning presenter, who was absent from Tuesday’s This Morning because she was ‘saying goodbye’ to her beloved grandma, came out on top over the Geordie duo and Celebrity Juice’s Keith Lemon. Ant and Dec won the highly-coveted award last year, just months before Ant, 43, was charged for drink-driving last ... more
  • 1 month Devil May Cry 5 is the new UK number one – Games charts 9 March Metro -10Ment
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    UK individual formats chart - 9 March 1 (-) Devil May Cry 5 (PS4) 2 (3) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) 3 (4) Red Dead Redemption II (PS4) 4 (-) Devil May Cry 5 (XO) 5 (7) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS) 6 (5) FIFA 19 (PS4) 7 (11)New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (NS) 8 (6) Far Cry: New Dawn (PS4) 9 (2) Anthem (XO) 10(8) The Lego Movie 2 Videogame (PS4) Ukie Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track
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  • 1 month MCC propose shot clock plan to speed up Test cricket Metro -Sport
    Slow over rates have become a problem in Test cricket (Picture: Getty) The MCC World Cricket Council has suggested the introduction of a shot clock in a bid to speed up Test cricket. ICC statistics from May 2018 showed that over rates in the past 12 months were the lowest in the 11 years they had been measured. Slow over rates are said to be a problem for fans and the introduction of DRS is partly to blame. The MCC believe this can be rectified, with a shot clock one of the suggestions from Tuesday’s MCC World Cricket Council meeting. ... more
  • 1 month Devil May Cry 5 earns Capcom’s second UK number one of 2019 Metro -10Ment
    Devil May Cry 5 – Dante and co. are number one Capcom have followed up Resident Evil 2 with another hit, as Chart-Track reveal just how few copies you need to sell to get into the top 40. Devil May Cry 5 has proven to be a successful comeback for the franchise, taking the number one spot in both UK charts and selling almost exactly the same as reboot DmC: Devil May Cry from 2013. That may sound disappointing until you factor in the rise in digital sales over the last six years, which will mean Devil May Cry 5 ... more
  • 1 month Horse riding in back of pickup doing 70mph is perfectly legal, police say Metro -World
    Texas is known for its outlandish cowboy charm and nothing embodies its country swagger better than this horse riding in the back of a pickup. The clip shows a saddled brown animal standing in the back of a truck doing 70mph – and it’s perfectly legal, police say. Kerry Costello filmed the horse, that she said was ‘secured only by a rope,’ as it rode down a highway near Corrigan, Texas on Saturday.
    However dangerous it may seem, Corrigan police said nothing the driver did was illegal, Click2Houston reported. According to Texas legislation, the driver would have ... more
  • 1 month How Gareth Bale has reacted to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid return Metro -Sport
    Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid future was uncertain even before the return of Zinedine Zidane (Picture: Getty) Gareth Bale has adopted a ‘wait and see’ policy regarding his future following Zinedine Zidane’s shock return to Real Madrid. The Wales international was already understood to be considering his future in the Spanish capital having been made a scapegoat by the Bernabeu fans following a disappointing season which saw Real relinquish their Champions League crown after slumping to a 4-1 defeat against Ajax last week. Bale’s relationship with Zidane deteriorated towards the end of last season and culminated in the former Tottenham winger ... more
  • 1 month Bob Arum expects Tyson Fury to make ring return in May or June Metro -Sport
    Fury will fight in America in his next fight (Picture: Getty) Tyson Fury is awaiting an answer from several heavyweights and will fight in America in the summer, according to Bob Arum. Top Rank’s Arum, who Fury is co-promoted by, revealed offers had been sent out to ‘top contenders’ and they were awaiting responses. Fury is set to build his profile in America in his next few fights as the heavyweight aims to establish himself as a lucrative star in the United States. Fury is co-promoted by Arum and Frank Warren (Picture: Getty) Arum signed Fury with the aim to ... more
  • 1 month Cheat viewers threaten to boycott ITV series over dead cat Betsy Metro -10Ment
    The first episode of ITV’s Cheat saw a cat murdered (Picture: ITV) Cheat viewers are already threatening to boycott the ITV drama already after Leah Dale’s cat Betsy was murdered in cold blood. Fingers were pointed in Rose Vaughan’s, played by Molly Windsor, direction in suspicion of the cruel killing, after it was hinted that she’d kidnapped the feline, oh and killed Leah’s husband Adam (Tom Goodman). On top of frustrations over front doors opening the wrong way Rose’s assassination of the pet, which was later discovered on the curb, seemed like a step too far and viewers complained on ... more
  • 1 month Jennifer Lopez shares BTS glimpse at Alex Rodriguez’s romantic proposal amid Jose Canseco cheat claims Metro -10Ment
    J Lo and Alex Rodriguez got engaged in the Bahamas (Picture: Rex/Instagram) Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez recently announced their engagement, sending us all into total meltdown with the size of that ring. And the Jenny From The Block singer has given fans a glimpse into how the 43-year-old popped the question. In behind the scenes photos shared on her Instagram page, the former athlete could be seen getting down on one knee on a deserted, picturesque beach, at sunset, before slipping the huge rock onto his fiancée’s finger.
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  • 1 month Boy, 14, set to lose hand after stealing forklift and crashing it on top of himself Metro -World
    A 14 year-old boy is set to lose his hand after stealing a forklift and crashing it on top of himself. Sethen Roberston has been warned he could end up having his left hand amputated after he overturned the JCB while cornering too hard. Robertson, of St Louis, Missouri, severed his hand in Sunday’s accident at the city’s Falling Springs Quarry, with doctors performing a reattachment procedure that saw them unable to save some of his tendons. Sethen Robertson pictured in hospital after he was crushed by a stolen forklift he took for a joyride (Picture: Fox61) Sethen and his ... more
  • 1 month Jon Snow is a Material Girl as he joins Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman’s Comic Relief Danceathon Metro -10Ment
  • 1 month Captain Marvel’s Mar-Vell was written as a man before Annette Bening joined cast Metro -10Ment
    She only adds to the girl power vibe (Picture: Marvel) Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have revealed that the character Mar-Vell was originally written as a man – until Anette Bening came on board. Girl power at its finest, guys. It’s no secret that the character has been traditionally male in the comics, but the directing duo revealed that they followed this approach in the script for the Brie Larson flick until pretty late in the game. In fact, Jude Law was originally tipped to be playing Mar-Vell, a Kree warrior that eventually defected and defended Earth ... more
  • 1 month Ex-prison guard arrested for rape is covered in bloody scratches in mugshot Metro -World
    A rape victim left a former prison guard covered in scratches as she tried to fight back, officers have claimed. Kirk Taylor Martin’s shirtless mugshot was released after police arrested him for rape and assault charges. After his arrest, a special agent in Georgia, US, said the victim tried to resist Martin, 28, leaving him with swollen eyes and dozens of bloody scratch marks across his neck and chest. Kirk Taylor Martin’s mugshot showed him covered in scratches (Picture: AP) He allegedly held the victim against her will from Thursday afternoon until the early hours of Friday, when she managed ... more
  • 1 month ‘There will be no tomorrow’: UN fears humanity’s greed will cause a climate change apocalypse Metro -Tech
    Humanity is gobbling up Earth’s resources at a rapidly increasing rate and it could spell doom for our species. The UN has published a report which found that the extraction of resources has tripled since 1970, with a 45% increase in the use of fossil fuels. It warned that ‘there will be no tomorrow’ unless urgent action is taken to curb our greedy exploitation of the natural world. The ‘extraction and processing of materials, fuels and food’ is responsible for half of total greenhouse gas emissions and 90% of ‘biodiversity loss and water stress’, the UN warned in its Global ... more
  • 1 month First look at Sheridan Smith as she heads up new drama about serial killer Stephen Port Metro -10Ment
    Sheridan Smith is starring in a drama about serial killer Stephen Port (Picture: PA) Sheridan Smith is to play a grieving mum in a drama about Stephen Port, called The Barking Murders. And viewers have been given their first look at the 37-year-old in action, on set of the BBC show. She will be taking on the role of Sarah Sak in the series, whose son Anthony Walgate was the first victim of Port – the ‘Grindr serial killer’. The actress was spotted clutching her phone to her face as she began filming. Sheridan will be playing the mum of ... more
  • 1 month Former South Africa bowler Andre Nel appointed assistant and bowling coach at Essex Metro -Sport
    Former South Africa bowler Andre Nel has joined Essex (Picture: Getty) Essex have appointed the former South Africa bowler Andre Nel as their new assistant head coach as well as bowling coach. Fiery South African Nel, 41, will arrive at Chelmsford as Anthony McGrath’s assistant. He takes over from ex-England international Dimitri Mascarenhas. Nel enjoyed two spells at Essex as a player and says he is relishing the opportunity to return to the club in a coaching capacity. Essex finished third in Division One of the County Championship last season, behind Somerset and champions Surrey.
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  • 1 month Man City to pay compensation to victims of child sex abuse Metro
    Manchester City will compensate victims who were sexually abused by employees. The Premier League champions announced they would pay out money to victims of former youth coach Barry Bennell, 64, and the late John Broome, 85. Bennell, who was a youth team coach with City and Crewe, was last year convicted of 52 offences committed against 12 boys he coached between 1979 and 1991. Broome was involved in City’s youth set-up in the 1960s. Barry Bennell, convicted paedophile and ex Man City football coach (Picture: Rex) Manchester City club badge pitchside before the Premier League home match at the Etihad ... more
  • 1 month Games Inbox: Favourite 3DS game, The Division 2 vs. Destiny 2, and Dragon’s Dogma 2 Metro -10Ment
    What’s its best game? The evening Inbox doesn’t think a boycott of Anthem is going to work, as one reader prefers Celeste to New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk  
    Portable era Sad to think the 3DS is ending after all this time, but it’s had a good innings I guess and certainly lasted a long time. Was never as successful as the DS before it but the fact that it got anywhere close given the rise of the smartphone – which wasn’t really a thing during ... more
  • 1 month Mother filmed restraining child then encouraging ‘bully’ daughter to hit her Metro -World
    Disturbing video footage shows a mother restraining a 13 year-old girl before encouraging her ‘bully’ daughter to attack her. The brawl, which took place in Turlock, California, last Friday, saw the mother screech ‘Hit her! It’s after school. You can’t get in trouble’ to her daughter while holding onto the other girl. That prompted her child to attack the youngster, who could be heard screaming in pain.
  • 1 month Manchester United hold talks over Philippe Coutinho transfer Metro -Sport
    Philippe Coutinho is surplus to requirements at Barcelona (Picture: Getty) Intermediaries have contacted Manchester United over the possibility of signing Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho, according to reports. The Brazilian has struggled to settle at the Camp Nou since his £142million move from Liverpool in January 2018. The playmaker is no longer a regular starter under Ernesto Valverde and the La Liga giants are open to selling him this summer, provided they can recoup close to their original outlay. United have been earmarked as one of the few clubs in world football that could afford the Brazilian and intermediaries have spoken ... more
  • 1 month First pictures of ‘Mowgli girl’, 5, rescued from cockroach-infested home Metro -World
    These are the first pictures of a five-year-old child – dubbed ‘Mowgli girl’ – after she was rescued from a home filled with rubbish and infested with cockroaches. The ‘neglected’ child, named Lyubov, can be seen playing with the Kremlin’s children’s ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova after she was taken into hospital care at the weekend. Police wearing chemical protection suits saved the ‘half-starved and dehydrated’ girl after her mum Irina Garashchenko, 47, had been ‘absent for days’, from the noxious Moscow flat. Lyubov can be seen playing with the Kremlin’s children’s ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova (Picture: Anna Kuznetsova/east2west news) She was rescued ... more
  • 1 month Teacher who sexually assaulted student, 16, in public park avoids jail Metro -World
    A teacher who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy in a park will not spend any time in jail. Chrystal Vega, 40, pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault on February 26 in Dardanelle, Arkansas for performing a sexual act on a student in a city park in September 2018. On Tuesday, Vega was sentenced to six years of probation and was ordered to register as a sex offender, although she originally faced between 6 and 30 years in a state prison. Chrystal Vega, 40, was charged with sexually assaulting the teen in 2018. She was sentenced to six years of probation ... more
  • 1 month Manchester United urged to swap Alexis Sanchez for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale Metro -Sport
    Alexis Sanchez could leave Manchester United this summer (Picture: Getty) Arsenal hero Ray Parlour says Manchester United should try to swap Alexis Sanchez for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale. Sanchez has struggled since joining the Red Devils from Arsenal in January 2018, scoring just five goals for the club. A number of pundits expect the Chile star, who earns around £400,000-a-week, to leave Old Trafford this summer. Parlour has been surprised by Sanchez’s form at United and says the Premier League giants should offload him to Real Madrid, with Wales international Bale potentially heading in the opposite direction.