- via theguardian.comThe Caribbean island’s leader says its people want a ‘Barbadian head of state’ and aim to achieve the goal by November 2021Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic by November 2021.A speech written by its prime minister, Mia Mottley, quoted a warning by the Caribbean island nation’s first premier, Errol Barrow, against “loitering on colonial premises”. Continue reading...
- Some spots on the map (Picture: Getty/Shutterstock)Public transport has very much taken a back seat this year, as the coronavirus pandemic has led to a rise in the number of people opting for a leisurely stroll or a cycle.As a nation, we’ve found a renewed love of walking and getting outside in general – particularly after being cooped up inside for a considerable amount of the year.To honour this reignited passion for getting out and about on foot, Transport for London has launched
- Facebook’s new VR headset, the Oculus Quest 2, is not only cheaper and more powerful than the original but has a great line-up of games too.All eyes may have been on the PlayStation 5 showcase this week, when massive titles like Final Fantasy 16 were announced, but Facebook had some big announcements at an event of its own – which unfortunately happened at almost exactly the same time.The new Oculus Quest 2 headset had been leaked a few days ahead of the reveal though (ironically by
Pampered Sphynx cat lives his best life with bubble baths, massages and being driven around in a pramHe is pretty adorable (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)We love to spoil our pets, but one particular feline enjoys a fancier life than most.Frank, a four-year-old Sphynx cat, is a very lucky animal – with his owners treating him to everything from massages to bubble baths and special gluten-free meals.
The feline is even driven around in a cute pram, so he doesn’t exert himself too much.Talk about the high life.Frank’s owner, Lee Taylor who lives in Nottingham, shares his pet w
- Wijnaldum’s future has been the subject of speculation (Picture: BSR Agency/Getty)Jurgen Klopp said his ‘hands were tied’ as he kept tight-lipped about the pending transfer of Thiago Alcantara but insisted his arrival would not have a ‘negative impact’ on Georginio Wijnaldum’s future.
Liverpool are set to announce the signing of Thiago, with Bayern Munich already publicly saying farewell to the Spain international.
Wijnaldum looked set to be a casualty of Thia
- Police are looking for a woman who allegedly left poo in letterboxes (Picture: WVII/Rex)Police are hunting a mysterious woman who’s been leaving excrement in the letterboxes of Donald Trump supporters.The suspect has left nasty surprises at homes which have signs showing support for the US president in the run-up to the November election, according to authorities in Maine, United States.Trump supporters in Hampden called police after finding their mail covered in faeces this week, with the
- Not bad at all (Pictures:REX/B&M STORES BARGAINS AND MORE)B&M might be known for their bargains, but the savings one man made on his shopping trip takes the cake.The man posted about his score on the Facebook group B&M Stores Bargains and More, saying he spent just £3.30 on what should have been a £153.94 haul.He said it was a ’10p kinda day,’ adding: ‘Everything was 10p each.‘Should have cost £153.94. COST ME… £3.30.’He al
- People in both counties were anticipating a ban on mixing with other households (Picture: Getty Images)Tough new lockdown rules have been announced for parts of the North West, Midlands and West Yorkshire, in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.It comes after curfew measures for the north-east of England came into affect from midnight, including a ban on mixing with members of other households and pubs and restaurants being forced to shut between 10pm and 5am.New lockdown restrictions will c
- People in both counties were anticipating a ban on mixing with other households (Picture: Getty Images)Tough new lockdown rules have been announced for parts of the North West, Midlands and West Yorkshire in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
It comes after curfew measures for the north-east of England came into affect from midnight, including a ban on mixing with members of other households and pubs and restaurants being forced to shut between 10pm and 5am.On the new list is Merseyside, w
- Singapore has announced a two-year scheme, starting in October, that will see Apple Watch users set daily fitness goals which, if met will reward users with points which can be turned into money.
- Although the humble Cumbrian cabin's aesthetics are more modest than the pretty Dorset hut, it has fetched 100 times less from an anonymous buyer.
- A massive manhunt had been underway in Rybinsk for Vitaly Molchanov (pictured after his arrest today), 41, a convicted sex attacker and killer who met the girls' mother on a dating app.
- Bradley Tomes, 25, was caught after he sold two tiny Humboldt penguins named Pablo and Penny on Facebook to an animal rescuer. He'd taken them from South Lakes Safari in Cumbria.
- A massive cut-off low pressure system is expected to bring heavy rainfall, flash flooding destructive winds and large to giant hail to large parts of central Australia.
- Rosie, Chris and Robin are back in lockdown(Picture: @rosemarinoramsey/Instagram)Rosie Ramsey has poked fun at the new lockdown measures in northeast England, saying she predicted the ’s*** storm’.The podcaster, who is married to comedian Chris Ramsey, shared a throwback picture of her son Robin beaming away, while she lay in bed in the background.In the snap, the pregnant star was wrapped up in a duvet and staring blankly at the ceiling – think that infamous Chris Hughes in Lo
- Eric Trump's wedding to Lara Lea Yunaska saw his whole family united in Donald's Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2014
- Gwent Police in Wales said it was pleased that the offender had been hit with a £1,000 fine following the incident at Newport's Rodney Parade centre in June
- The Prime Minister is not only healthy, he is "enormously, enormously vigorous", the Health Secretary insisted
- The grocer has upped its partnership with food-sharing app Olio, giving more customers access to free surplus food, including cereal, bread, milk, tinned vegetables and more
- Nicolette has a confession for Chloe (Picture: Channel 5)There was no way Nicolette (Charlotte ChimeS) was going to hide her feelings for Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) forever in Neighbours, but when she finally drops the l-bomb, will Chloe confess to feeling the same?When Nicolette first realised she had a thing for Chloe she had no idea she was married or pregnant. Finding out about the marriage didn’t stop her, but learning about the baby – after she’d already moved into Chloe
- Lab nabbed an Emmy and he’s pretty happy about it (Picture: Getty)So Labrinth has only gone and won an ACTUAL EMMY and we think it’s safe to say he’s freaking out a fair bit.
The singer, 31, nabbed a gong for Outstanding Music And Lyrics for his song, All For Us, from his score for the Zendaya-fronted HBO hit, Euphoria.
The series composer beat out songs from numerous other shows, including The Black Godfather, This Is Us, Little Fires Everywhere and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
- The prize honours achievements that ‘make people laugh, and then think’. (Picture: Getty Images/Westend61)Last night, ten more scientific studies received an Ig Nobel Prize, in categories such as Psychology and Acoustics.The winning studies included a knife made from human faeces and a theory about narcissist’s eyebrows.The Ig prize, also known as the Improbable Research prize, honours achievements that ‘make people laugh, and then think’.The lucky winners, includin
- Bold move sir (Pictures: Bruno Neves / Arron Adams / SWNS.COM)No matter how you pop the question or what answer you get, you and your partner are likely to remember that moment for the rest of your lives.Bruno Neves, a delivery driver from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, took the potential lifelong commitment of proposing to a whole new level when he asked his girlfriend Patricia Calado, 34, to marry him with a new tattoo.Bruno, 33, already had over 20 tattoos when he added new ink on his chest reading
- (Picture: BBC)Chantelle Atkins (Jessica Plummer) is tragically killed by violent husband Gray (Toby-Alexander Smith) in EastEnders tonight (September 18).
Chantelle has been attempting to escape her abuser since the BBC One soap returned to screens on September 7.
The solicitor evidently became more abusive during lockdown, and thus Chantelle orchestrated an escape plan when the restrictions were lifted.However, Gray has thwarted her escape at every opportunity, and in last night’s episode
- Dr Keith Allan, the NHS Borders director of public health, said travel was only recommended for 'essential purposes' including school and work.
- New laws come into force today requiring restaurants and pubs to collect details (Picture: Reuters)More than a quarter of Brits who visited hairdressers and bars and other venues this week were never asked for contact details for the test and trace system.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show just 31% were always asked to provide their names and numbers.
Just 15% said they were very often asked and 26% said they were never. Out of those who were, 69% said they gave their details
- Phillip Schofield is said to be sharing his £9million fortune with his wife Steph (Picture: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)Phillip Schofield is reportedly planning to split his fortune with his wife Steph in an amicable divorce and all he wants from her is her ‘ongoing loyalty’. The This Morning star, 58, came out as gay in February, and is said to be keen to keep his divorce from his wife of 12 years as friendly as possible. A source told The Sun: ‘Phillip an
- Charlie Barnes, 31, daubed 'all lives matter' in blue paint on The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London, in June, after claiming her drink was spiked.
- Robert Lewandowski and Thiago were team-mates at Bayern Munich for six years (Picture: Getty)Robert Lewandowski has congratulated Thiago Alcantara ahead of his impending transfer to Liverpool and hailed his soon-to-be former team-mate as a magician.
The Spain international midfielder is on the brink of joining the Premier League champions in a deal worth around £27million and penned an emotional goodbye message to Bayern Munich fans on Friday.Thiago has spent the last seven years at Bayern
- As a man grabbed her shoulder, Danni turned quickly in response to see what he wanted.
What the bar worker from London hadn’t expected was for one of her regular customers to lunge at her, forcing a kiss on her lips. ‘As I whipped round to see who it was, he placed his hands on either side of my face and forcibly kissed me,’ she remembers. ’I felt completely humiliated, but I was also in so much shock that I had completely frozen and wasn’t in much of a positio
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