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  • 4 weeks How to get rid of weeds without using harsh chemicals Metro -LS
    Weeds can spread through your garden quickly (Picture: Getty) Hopefully, if you’ve given them enough water, the recent heatwave has helped your plants thrive. But creating good conditions for plants also creates the conditions for ones you don’t want – the weeds. Harsh chemical weed killers are best avoided – they can kill other plants and can be dangerous for pets. So how can you keep your garden looking neat and tidy, or just get rid of those pesky leaves that poke out between the bricks on your balcony. According to Freddie Blackett, CEO and Co-Founder of Patch, the best ... more
  • 4 weeks Lidl is selling a razor with an extendable handle to make reaching every bit of your legs easier Metro -LS
    So much extra reach (Picture: Picture: Lidl, Getty) Ever tried to shave your legs, but struggle to reach every bit? It’s particularly difficult for anyone who is pregnant, suffering from an injury or disability or maybe your shower cubicle is just too small. Now Lidl has a solution – an extendable arm for your razor. The contraption means you don’t have to bend down to shave your legs and honestly, it sounds like a genius idea. The arm comes with an electric body hair trimmer for £14.99. It’s on sale from today and comes with three comb attachments, as well ... more
  • 4 weeks Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac left out of Arsenal friendly after conversation with Unai Emery Metro -Sport
    Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were attacked during an attempted carjacking earlier this week (Picture: Getty) Unai Emery has decided to afford Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac more time to recover from their midweek ordeal, leaving both  men out of the Arsenal squad for Sunday’s friendly against Lyon. The pair were attacked by a metal-pole wielding scooter gang in north London on Thursday afternoon. Both escaped without sustaining injury after Kolasinac bravely confronted the attackers, while Ozil sped away with the wives of the two players understood to have been in the passenger seats of the German’s car. Neither Ozil ... more
  • 4 weeks Paul Pogba’s brother provides update on Man Utd midfielder’s Real Madrid transfer Metro -Sport
    Paul Pogba has consistently been linked with a move to Real Madrid from Man Utd this summer (Picture: Getty) Paul Pogba will force through a transfer to Real Madrid if he feels it is the ‘best club for him’, according to his brother Mathias. The France international returned to Old Traffrod three years ago after a highly successful spell in Italy with Juventus, but has publicly stated his desire to seek a new challenge, while his agent Mino Raiola has actively been talking up a move. Real Madrid are the favourites to sign Pogba but are struggling to match United’s ... more
  • 4 weeks Fascinating pictures show what people around the world keep in their wallets Metro -LS
    (Picture: Saving Spot) What do you keep in your wallet other than the basics? A photograph? Old cinema stubs? Tickets to places that are now enjoyed as special memories? The contents of a purse and wallet can reveal things about its owner too. Someone may carry a tattered one, not because it does its job adequately but because they’re sentimental and it reminds them of something, perhaps a person who gifted it. Saving Spot, an American lenders brand, looked into the wallets of 16 people from around the world, from Venezuela to Nepal, to Ukraine. Here are some of the ... more
  • 4 weeks Pakistan legends criticise Mohammad Amir for retiring from Test cricket aged 27 Metro -Sport
    Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir has been criticised after retiring from Test cricket (Picture: Getty) Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir has been criticised after announcing his retirement from Test cricket at the age of 27. Left-arm pace bowler Amir confirmed on Friday he had played his last red-ball game for Pakistan but will continue to feature in the one-day and T20 teams. Amir made his Test debut ten years ago and was one of three Pakistan players jailed for spot-fixing in a Test match against England in 2010. He returned to Test cricket in 2016 following a five-year ban and finishes his ... more
  • 4 weeks Tyson Fury’s family don’t want re-match with Deontay Wilder to go ahead, claims Bronze Bomber Metro -Sport
    Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are likely to stage their re-match early next year (Picture: Getty) Deontay Wilder claims Tyson Fury’s family do not want their eagerly anticipated re-match to go ahead amid fears over the British heavyweight’s safety. Fury announced his return to boxing’s top table by securing a controversial draw against the unbeaten American back in December 2018. Despite twice being sent crashing to the canvas, most experts and pundits felt he had comfortably outpointed Wilder. Fury continued his incredible comeback story, wowing American audiences with his brashness and exuberance on his Las Vegas debut when he knocked ... more
  • 4 weeks British woman, 19, accused of fake gang rape claim as all suspects are released Metro -World
    A British woman is under investigation for making a false rape allegation as 12 suspects are released (Picture: SWNS/Getty) A British teenager who said she had been raped by a group of men in Ayia Napa will appear in court on suspicion of making a false allegation, police said. All 12 suspects who were arrested on suspicion of rape as a result of the allegation have been released by police in Cyprus. The woman, 19, who accused them of gang rape will appear in court tomorrow, police said. Police spokesman Christos Andreou told AFP the remaining seven suspects were taken ... more
  • 4 weeks Humpback whale swallows sea lion whole after it tries to steal its food Metro -World
    The moment a humpack whale swallows the sea lion (Picture: Magnus News Agency) These pictures show nature at its most glorious and most violent. A sea lion was seen being swallowed whole by a whale in Monterey Bay, California. The 400lb male sea lion was gobbled up after it tried to muscle in on a meal on Monday. Three humpback whales were feasting on fish with their mouths open at the time and the sea lion wanted in. Usually they are incredibly agile and fast and can easily avoid the whales but that did not happen this time. The humpback ... more
  • 4 weeks Childless millennials are not happy with the mum who said Disney World should only be for families Metro -LS
    A mum reckons Disney parks should only be for parents (Picture: Getty) A mum’s old rant about hating couples without children at Disney World is being resurrected by millennials. The angry Facebook post, which said the adventure park should only be for families, was written last year but it’s been picked up Twitter user Bad Decision Fairy. The mum’s expletive-laden status said ‘immature’ millennials need to be banned from the Disney resort in Florida, U.S. She said she hates childless women ‘with a burning passion’, particularly the ‘c*nt in very slutty shorts buying a Mickey Mouse pretzel’. Jheeze, don’t hold ... more
  • 4 weeks Sami Khedira spotted at Emirates Stadium ahead of Arsenal vs Lyon Metro -Sport
    Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira was spotted at the Emirates Stadium ahead of Arsenal’s match against Lyon (Picture: Getty) Sami Khedira was spotted at the Emirates Stadium ahead of Arsenal’s pre-season friendly against Lyon on Sunday, amid speculation the Gunners are readying a move for the Juventus midfielder. The 32-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer of 2014 after he played a key role in Germany’s World Cup winning campaign but remained at Real Madrid for another season before joining Juventus a year later. Khedira’s career has been regularly interrupted by injuries and he managed just ... more
  • 4 weeks Museum wants to reunite these gay men with their wedding photographs that were confiscated in 1957 Metro -LS
    These photographs were part of a set that were deemed inappropriate by a photo shop in Philadelphia and never returned to the customer (Picture: ONE Archives at USC Libraries) These photos show an incredibly happy occasion – a wedding between two men. There’s the moment they said their vows, a first kiss, a first dance and cutting the cake. Guests look on as they stare into each other’s eyes and celebrate their love. But the men never got to see these memories of their wedding day, which it’s believed took place around 1957 in Philadelphia, U.S. Apparently the owner of ... more
  • 4 weeks Arsenal to launch bid to sign Juventus centre-half Daniele Rugani on loan Metro -Sport
    Daniele Rugani has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty) Arsenal are set to launch a bid to sign Juventus defender Daniele Rugani on loan. With club captain Laurent Koscielny effectively on strike and Rob Holding unlikely to make his first team return after 10 months out with a knee injury until the end of September, Unai Emery remains in desperate need of defensive reinforcements, despite a recent flurry of transfer activity. The signing of Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan from Real Madrid was confirmed on Thursday, while Arsenal are growing increasingly confident of prising Kieran Tierney ... more
  • 4 weeks Mum devastated to not be able to participate in sports day with disabled daughter Metro -LS
    A devastated mum has furiously spoken out after she was asked to leave her disabled daughter’s sports day (Picture BPM/Cambridgeshire Live) Mum-of-four Lynn Harrison was furious when her daughter Tammy’s school asked her to leave their sports day. Lynn, from Cambridge, was hoping to carry six-year-old Tammy who has cerebral palsy in between her legs for the races. She claims that in previous years, the school allowed her to participate in the competitions but this year she was asked to leave. When Lynn discussed how Tammy was going to be involved in the active day from her wheelchair, a member ... more
  • 4 weeks Formula One German Grand Prix start time, starting grid and weather Metro -Sport
    Lewis Hamilton is heading towards another F1 championship win (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images) The Formula One season continues this afternoon with the German Grand Prix, and things are looking good for defending champion Lewis Hamilton. The British driver is currently leading the 2019 standings by 39 points after winning seven races and securing nine podiums. He will also be filmed by Netflix this weekend as part of the second series of Drive to Survive, the popular Formula One series. Here is everything that you need to know about this weekend’s Grand Prix and how to watch. German Grand Prix ... more
  • 4 weeks Dani Ceballos reveals phone call with Jose Antonio Reyes’ Dad convinced him to join Arsenal Metro -Sport
    Dani Ceballos has joined Arsenal on a season-long loan from Real Madrid (Picture: Getty) Dani Ceballos has revealed a phone call with the father of Arsenal Invincible Jose Antonio Reyes helped convince him to sing for the north London club. The Spain Under-21 international’s arrival on season-long loan was confirmed on Thursday and the highly-rated playmaker is in line to make his first appearance in Sunday’s Emirates Cup match against Lyon. Reyes, who tragically died aged just 35 last month in a fatal car crash, joined Arsenal from Sevilla in what was then a club-record £17million deal in January 2004. ... more
  • 4 weeks If you want to attract foot fetishists, long toenail acrylics are now in Metro -LS
    (Picture: FashionistaBudget, Getty) Last year we reported on manicures that look like feet and now we’re coming full circle as we bring you feet that have manicures. Yes, we know what you’re thinking – that’s just a pedicure, right? But oh no, it’s a bit more than just getting your cleaned, buffered and painted with a fresh lick of paint. Instead, it’s closer to getting your fingernails done with acrylics. The idea of long fake nails on your toes might sound horrifying to you (imagine getting your shoes on) but they’re popping up all over Instagram this summer. Rejoice, foot ... more
  • 4 weeks Jurgen Klopp considered signing Franck Ribery for Liverpool this summer Metro -Sport
    Franck Ribery called time on his trophy-laden Bayern Munich career at the end of last season (Picture: Getty) Liverpool considered making a shock move for Bayern Munich legend Franck Ribery earlier this summer. The Champions League holders have invested heavily in their squad over the course of the last 18 months, paying world record sums for a goalkeeper and centre-half with Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk fully justifying their transfer fees. Liverpool confirmed the signing of Harvey Elliott, the youngest player ever to make a Premier League appearance, from Fulham on Sunday, while 17-year-old Dutch defender Sepp van den ... more
  • 4 weeks You Don’t Look Sick: ‘I thought I just had bad posture until I found out my muscles are wasting away’ Metro -LS
    Do you know someone with an invisible illness? You probably do about the symptoms they deal with because they don’t look sick. Our weekly series about hidden conditions and disabilities talks to people living with them about how they cope, as well as the judgement they face because of how they look. Chris Stennett, 26, from Felixstowe, Suffolk, has Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy. Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a genetic muscle-wasting condition that causes muscles to weaken and waste over time leading to increasing disability. It affects the muscles of the limb, shoulders and face and the level of impact varies ... more
  • 4 weeks Seven dead tiger cubs found frozen in back of car ‘were being smuggled’ Metro -World
    Seven dead tigers were found frozen in back of car (Picture: AFP/Getty) Police have arrested a man after seven dead tiger cubs were found in a car in Vietnam. Photos showed the frozen animals after they had been recovered from the vehicle in Hanoi on Thursday. Nguyen Huu Hue was arrested in connection with the discovery and police suspect he has been smuggling animals in from neighbouring Laos for years. Police have previously arrested other members of the same wildlife trafficking ring, which has been running for several years from a central province which shares a border with Laos. Cong ... more
  • 4 weeks They call me the Banksy of sand Metro -LS
    When you tell people you’re a sand sculptor they’re really surprised you can make a living out of it. But it’s got me in all the UK newspapers, onto live television and taken me around the world for different festivals and commissions. I began making sand sculptures by busking on the beach at Gabriel’s Wharf on the South Bank in London. I made a big canvas target for people to throw their spare change onto while I made the sculpture in the eight-hour window the Thames tide allowed. The best ideas are engaging and visually exciting so they appeal to ... more
  • 4 weeks How to quit your job and become a fitness instructor Metro -LS
    ‘It beats sitting at a desk all day, that’s for sure!’ (Picture: Getty) If you’re passionate about health and fitness it might be your dream to do it every day. Imagine if instead of a 9-5 at your desk, your day was made up of weights, pumping music and happy, sweaty clients? Sounds more fun than spreadsheets and endless emails. The flexibility, freedom and active-nature of being a personal trainer or fitness professional is hugely appealing – but how do you actually make the leap? We spoke to a number of ClassPass instructors who gave up their day jobs to ... more
  • 4 weeks Dad of twins left to die in hot car ‘told police “I killed my babies”’ Metro -World
    Juan Rodriguez, 39, denied the manslaughter of baby twins Luna and Pheonix (Picture: CBS New York) The father of twin babies who died after being left inside a car in 30°C heat during his eight-hour shift has denied their manslaughter. Juan Rodriguez, 39, wept in court as he pleaded not guilty to two counts of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and endangering the welfare of a child. Eleven-month-old twins Luna and Phoenix were left in the backseat of his Honda Accord in The Bronx, in New York City, at around 8am on Friday, July 26. The dad came back to the ... more
  • 4 weeks Kumar Sangakkara tells England how to stifle Australia stars Steve Smith and David Warner during Ashes Metro -Sport
    Steve Smith will be a key player for Australia in the upcoming Ashes series (Picture: Getty) Australia stars Steve Smith and David Warner will return to Test cricket for the first time since the ball-tampering scandal during the first Ashes Test against England. Neither Smith or Warner have donned their Baggy Greens since the third Test against South Africa in March 2018, when the Australian team were caught tampering with the ball. The pair received 12-month bans from Cricket Australia for their roles in the scandal and returned to the one-day team earlier in the year ahead of the ICC ... more
  • 4 weeks Liverpool confirm signing of Premier League record holder Harvey Elliott from Fulham Metro -Sport
    Liverpool have signed Premier League record holder Harvey Elliott (Picture: LFC) Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Harvey Elliott from Fulham. The teenage winger became the youngest debutant in Premier League history last season when he featured against Wolves aged 16 years and 30 days. Elliott made a total of three senior appearances for the Cottagers during the 2018-19 campaign and attracted interest from Real Madrid and RB Leipzig. But Liverpool have won the race to secure Elliott’s signature and confirmed on Sunday morning that the winger had arrived at Anfield from west London. More: TVRuby Rose 'lived on a ... more
  • 4 weeks This resistance band workout is perfect for strengthening lazy bum muscles Metro -LS
    ‘If you can get your glutes performing, you are opening the door to better results in the gym.’ (Picture: Getty) Resistance bands are cheap, simple to use and easy to sling in your gym bag – they are the perfect workout accessory. Use them at home, at the gym or in the park, resistance band workouts are great for toning, building strength and activating your muscles. But faced with one of these giant elastic bands, it can be tricky to know what exactly you’re meant to do with them. They are so versatile – but a bit of guidance can ... more
  • 4 weeks Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson makes Wilfried Zaha admission amid Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton transfer links Metro -Sport
    Wilfried Zaha is pushing for a move away from Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty) Roy Hodgson has admitted he is completely in the dark over Wilfried Zaha’s situation and is unsure whether he will still be a Crystal Palace player come next season. Ivory Coast international Zaha, 26, is pushing for a summer transfer and told the Eagles earlier in the month that he wanted to join London rivals Arsenal. While a move to the Emirates looks unlikely, Zaha is still expected to leave Selhurst Park before the summer transfer window closes with Everton now leading the race to secure his ... more
  • 4 weeks Donald Trump calls majority black Baltimore ‘disgusting, rat-infested mess’ Metro -World
    Donald Trump’s tweets about Baltimore and Representative Elijah Cummings have been condemned as ‘racist attacks’ (Picture: AFP) Donald Trump has attacked a majority-black district represented by an African-American lawmaker as a ‘disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess’. Democratic House speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the president of ‘racist attacks’ after a stream of tweets targeting congress critic representative Elijah Cummings. Mr Trump lashed out at the powerful House Oversight Committee chairman, claiming his Baltimore-area district in Maryland, US, is ‘considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States’. Ms Pelosi was among Democrats to slam the tweets, saying Mr ... more
  • 4 weeks Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce sends message to Manchester United over Sean Longstaff transfer Metro -Sport
    Manchester United’s pursuit of Newcastle star Sean Longstaff could end in disappoint (Picture: Getty) Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has told Manchester United that Sean Longstaff is not for sale. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shown interest in bringing Longstaff to Old Trafford this summer, with United preparing a £30million move for the midfielder. The 21-year-old has only made 11 appearances for Newcastle and saw his 2018-19 season ended in March following a knee ligament injury. Despite his limited experience, Longstaff has emerged as a target for Manchester United, who have focused on signing British players this summer.