Paul Merson picks Ruben Dias above Bruno Fernandes as frontrunner for Premier League Player of the SeasonThe 23-year-old has been a rock at the back for City (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal hero Paul Merson has chosen Manchester City defender Ruben Dias as his leading candidate to win player of the season, ahead of Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes.Dias, 23, has had a big impact on City’s defence since his £65million move to the Etihad from Benfica in September, helping Pep Guardiola’s table-toppers establish a 10-point lead over second-placed United.The league leaders have
- Ade Newman, 49, leaves behind a wife and two children (Picture: SWNS)A ‘superfit’ dad-of-two died after doctors misdiagnosed his terminal brain tumour as a trapped nerve. Ade Newman, 49, cycled 200 miles a week before he went to the doctors about feeling ‘funny’ and struggling to write properly last April.
The engineer was referred to specialists who dismissed his concerns and said he was probably suffering from a trapped nerve.His health deteriorated and he was sent
- China believes samples taken from the anus are a more accurate way of testing whether someone is infected (Picture: Getty)Anal Covid swabs have been made compulsory for everyone flying into China from abroad, despite protests from governments around the world.
The ‘humiliating’ procedure involves a sterile cotton swab, which looks like a very long ear bud, being inserted 3cm to 5cm into the anus before being gently rotated out.Beijing claim it is a more accurate way of testing whethe
- ‘Have a drink on us’ (Picture: Craig Harrigan)Kitchen fitters found a secret hidden message from 20 years ago under a floor they were working on.The sweet note came with a mini bottle of Glenkinchie whisky that had been sealed up along with it.Dad Craig Harrigann shared a video on TikTok explaining the find in a video captioned ‘Carrying out essential work! Great find. Not sure I would drink it tbh.’Craig, from Scotland, tells the camera: ‘So we’re stripping o
- Eight new locations have been chosen (Picture: Getty)Rishi Sunak announced a raft of new measures in the 2021 Budget after lamenting the ‘acute’ damage the coronavirus pandemic has caused to the economy.
While not every policy is being received warmly, the Chancellor set out plans for a National Minimum Wage rise and a furlough extension.
One of the new measures includes the introduction of eight new freeports around the UK.
But what exactly are freeports, and where will they be
- The Senate is gearing up for a marathon voting session on Thursday as the Capitol remains on high alert for potential unrest from Trump supporters and VP Harris may need to break ties.
‘Neither of us are going to back down’ – England all-rounder Ben Stokes plays down Virat Kohli row in fourth India TestBen Stokes and Virat Kohli clashed on day one of the fourth Test (Picture: Getty)England all-rounder Ben Stokes has played down his spat with India captain Virat Kohli and says ‘nothing untoward’ occurred between the Test rivals.Stokes and Kohli went toe-to-toe on the first morning of the fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad as India took early wickets to leave England 30-3.While the context of the row is not known, the rivals were seeing in heated conversation before one of the umpire
Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith would ‘ban cake in schools’ to promote healthy eating for childrenPrue worries about children snacking at school (Picture: Kirsty O\’Connor/PA Wire)Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has admitted she would ‘ban cake in schools’ to encourage children to follow healthier diets.On Thursday March 4, the government announced that it is launching a new £100 million scheme to help children, adults and families ‘achieve and maintain a healthier weight’ in an effort to tackle obesity.While speaking to Matt Chorley on Times Radio
- Educational website Topmarks has been slammed online for a 'sickening' claim in a London boy's homework that Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ.
- John Hankin (pictured left) hurled racist abuse and raised his fists to A&E staff (Pictures: Getty Images/Liverpool Echo)A racist called an A&E security guard the n-word during a rant while drunk and high on heroin and crack cocaine.Staff at a busy emergency ward at Royal Liverpool Hospital called security guard Bilal Sayaghi after John Hankin, 55, had been ‘aggressive and abusive to members of staff and throwing himself on the floor’. An A&E nurse thought Hankin was
- WandaVision fans have been asking for a tenth episode and it has basically come in the form of a Tonight Show parody sketch starring Jimmy Fallon and Elizabeth Olsen.Like the rest of the world, presenter Jimmy can’t get enough of the hit Disney Plus series and he managed to get the show’s lead to join him in an amazing time-traveling bit looking back at late-night talk show history.Titled FallonVision, the sketch began with the duo mimicking an interview during the 1950s-era with the
- Investigators who trawled through fake financial adviser Melissa Caddick'shome and contents insurance policy, which listed 19 artworks, noticed four key pieces were missing.
- A Facebook user shared a "wishing well" card to a wedding shaming group that saw the couple demand that the guests gift them money towards the big day - and users were horrified
- Prince Philip yesterday underwent a 'successful procedure' for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew's Hospital in the City of London, Buckingham Palace confirmed today.
- CBS on Wednesday night released a second clip previewing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will air on Sunday night in the U.S.
- Jose Mourinho signed Cesc Fabregas for Chelsea from Barcelona (Picture: Getty)With Chelsea struggling for goals under their new manager Thomas Tuchel, the German will almost certainly look to remedy that issue in the summer transfer market, regardless of Champions League qualification.With doubts surrounding the long-term futures of Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud, the Blues have inevitably been linked with a move for Erling Haaland, but would face competition from the overwhelming majority of
- A 27-year-old man made a series of online posts threatening a terror attack at the Linwood Islamic Centre and Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.
- Lego Winnie the Pooh – not as easy to make as it looks (pic: Lego)The latest Lego Ideas set to make it to release is based on Winnie the Pooh, but surprisingly it has an 18+ age rating… for difficulty.Lego and Disney have been working together for years on various different sets but except for a few exceptions, like the giant-size Disney castle, they’ve always been aimed very much at kids.A lot of the sets, like a new line of Mickey & Minnie designs, are aimed at Lego&rsqu
- Holyrood's Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem leaders lined up to excoriate the First Minister for failing to provide the full legal advice given to the Scottish Government.
- Utah mom, Gabriella McKenzie, 19, who was stopped Tuesday for allegedly driving erratically with her child unrestrained in the back seat, has been charged with possessing drugs and alcohol.
Loose Women has been nominated for a Royal Television Society (RTS) Award in the wake of the episode featuring an all Black panel for the first time.Loose Women is up for daytime programme at the 2021 awards alongside Channel 4’s Junior Bake Off and BBC One’s The Bidding Room.On Thursday host Charlene White revealed show bosses had submitted the October 2020 episode, which al
- Jack Dorsey's Square will pay $297 million for Tidal, Jay-Z will be named to Square's board of directors, and he and other artists who currently own shares in Tidal will remain stakeholders.
- Charles Torres filmed a tear-jerking goodbye video for his children from hospital on realizing Covid was going to kill him (Pictures: Fox)A 35 year-old dad filmed an emotional goodbye video for his kids after realizing that Covid was going to kill him. Speaking through gasps while hooked up to oxygen last month, Charles Torres said: ‘I love you with all my heart. I love you so much. Know that daddy loves you.’Charles, from Manvel in Texas, recorded the clip in early February. The vol
- When he took office in July 2019, Mr Johnson stood on the steps of No10 and suggested planning was at an advanced stage already under 'a clear plan we have prepared'.
- Bosses say the dig for gold was 'more successful than we could reasonably have anticipated' as they searched around the former Clogau mine in the Welsh hills.
- Woods told police immediately after the crash that he didn't remember the accident but it has since emerged in police reports that he also told them he did not remember driving earlier.
- Jay-Z’s Tidal is being bought for a staggering amount (Picture: Brian Ach/Getty Images for Something in the Water)Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service is set to be bought for a mind-boggling $297million (£212million). It has been announced that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s payments-processing company Square will buy a ‘significant’ majority stake for Tidal, with Square expecting to pay $297million in a combination of cash and stock. Confirming the news, Jay-
- Oscar Montgomery, 17, was an experienced snorkeller and spearfisherman, who went missing in the water and was found three weeks later, an inquest heard
- Ruth Shuster has been working for McDonald's in Pennsylvania, US, for 27 years and said she has no plans to retire as colleagues threw her an unforgettable party
- A poll of 2,000 adults commissioned by Jet2holidays found 41 per cent see a bumper family holiday as the perfect way to do something special with their grandparents, aunties and uncles after so long apart
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