- via theguardian.comWith her local walking trails much busier post-lockdown, the author and poet finds peace and a sense of perspective on less travelled routesI am a cautious walker. Not on account of the terrain or incline but, since lockdown, because of those I might meet on the way, wondering if there will be room for us to pass safely.Although lockdown restrictions have eased – and I am in the countryside, seemingly far from the crowds – I don’t yet feel like Julie Andrews waltzing through a
- Former Mouseketeer Bonni Lou Kern died on MondayFormer Mouseketeer Bonni Lou Kern has died at the age of 79.The star was part of the original group of the Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s and starred in the Save the Wonder Mouseketeers! movie.According to TMZ,she died of natural causes on Monday while staying in Wooster, Ohio.Bonni starred alongside famous Mouseketeers like Annette Funicello, Judy Harriet and Eileen Diamond during her time with Disney.She had a starring role in the
- Two men were found dead in a car on an industrial estate in Dudley, West Midlands on Wednesday (Picture: PA/SWNS)A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two men were found shot dead on an industrial estate in the West Midlands.The two victims, in their late 20s or early 30s, were gunned down off Moor Street in Dudley, West Midlands shortly after 1pm on Wednesday, police believe.They were pronounced dead at the scene after their bodies were found in a parked car at 3.30pm. They are y
- (Picture: Lime Pictures)Juliet Nightingale (Niamh Blackshaw) made an enemy out of Jordan Price (Connor Calland) in Hollyoaks tonight (October 1), and thus the drug-dealer issued a dark threat.Juliet wasn’t pleased when Jordan gave her instructions regarding a drugs drop-off, as she believed that she and Sid Sumner (Billy Price) are capable of more than just dropping off the product.Therefore, she ignored her bosses wishes and attempted to sell the drugs, but conflict ensued — as Jord
- Jadon Sancho wants to join Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho was absent from training on Thursday amid ongoing speculation over a move to Manchester United.The 20-year-old is keen on a move to Old Trafford but his hopes of completing a transfer are fading, with the transfer window set to close on Monday.United have agreed personal terms with Sancho but agreeing a fee with Dortmund has proven far more difficult as the Bundesliga giants are seeking £108million fo
- Don’t mess with Philadelphia (Picture: Getty)It’s Always Sunny star Rob McElhenney has come to the defence of his beloved Philadelphia after President Donald Trump slammed the city and said ‘bad things happen there’.He’s gone and unleashed Dennis on him, hasn’t he? The actor and creator of the dark sitcom posted a clip of the show online with the unhinged Dennis (Glenn Howerton) going off on a rage – seemingly over Trump’s comment. In the
- Call Of Duty: Warzone – at least some cheats won’t be prospering (pic: Activision)A new Call Of Duty anti-cheat update has revealed that tens of thousands more players have been banned ahead of the release of Cold War.Infinity Ward is making good on its promise of zero tolerance for cheaters in Call Of Duty, claiming that over 200,000 accounts have been banned for cheating across both Modern Warfare and Warzone.According to publisher Activision over 70,000 Warzone players were banned
Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo has said she thinks that some people in the UK are ‘proud to be racist.’The Girl, Woman, Other author, who won the coveted award last year, opened up about how the current political climate has impacted people’s willingness to be open with their attitudes.Asked by presenter Emma Barnett about where we are in the UK in terms of rac
- EXCLUSIVE: Government analysis warns Rishi Sunak's decision to scrap the furlough scheme will lead to a continued surge in tribunal claims at the end of October
- The adoption process is something of a mystery to many (Picture: Getty)Adopting a child is not an easy decision, but it sure is an important one, guaranteed to positively change the lives of the adoptive parents and the child.Every year, thousands of children are adopted by families, but every year, thousands more enter the system.The process isn’t easy, but it’s not as much of a minefield as people often believe.
Here, we answer your top Googled queries on adoption – from the
- Assemblywoman Shirley Weber authored a reparations for black residents and descendants of slaves that was signed into legislation by California governor Gavin Newsom. (Photo: AP)California has become the first US state to adopt a law that will allow black residents and descendants of slaves to receive reparation payments.The legislation was written before the police killing of George Floyd and coronavirus, but signed on Wednesday by California governor Gavin Newsom.
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- Michael Seed, 60, known as "Basil the Ghost", was hit with a confiscation order of £5,997,684.93 and told he must cough up in three months or face seven years in prison
- Chas and Paddy are facing a difficult anniversary in Emmerdale (Picture: ITV)Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt) and Chas Dingle’s (Lucy Pargeter)’s relationship in Emmerdale has been on the rocks for some time now, with viewers realising all was not well during their lockdown episode in June.And more conflict ensues as Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller)’s attempts to help them get back on track only make things worse – and lead to a huge argument between the pair.Chas has other things o
- Archie’s family have released a statement following his death (Picture: Lucy Lyndhurst/Instagram)Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst has released a short statement following the death of his 19-year-old son, Archie.
News broke today about the death of actor Archie, who was found in his home in Fulham, west London on September 22.
Mum Lucy was one of the first to pay tribute to her son, who was a CBBC favourite as Ollie on series So Awkward.
Now Nicholas has released his own state
- Kyra Dawson, 27, fell in love with American Hunter Shepard when he reached out online and now they are engaged after he helped her get to the bottom of her drinking and binge-eating issues
- In Manchester the coronavirus infection rate for people aged 17 to 21-years-old rose to 745 cases per 100,000 in the past week with universities across the country are seeing outbreaks
- Ron Cruise, 67, beat an extremely serious case of Covid just in time to attend his only daughter Sarah’s wedding (Pictures: KOCO)A gravely-ill father partially paralyzed by two strokes beat an extreme coronavirus infection just in time to attend his beloved daughter’s wedding. Ron Cruise, 67, ended up on a ventilator with Covid, and was discharged from hospital just two days before his daughter Sarah tied the knot in Oklahoma City last month.
Gorgeous video footage captured on the bi
- Police say the woman was raped by a man in Riverside Court, Livingston at 5.45pm on Wednesday. The suspect ran off following the attack and officers are now appealing for information
- Rafael Da Silva is set to return to Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Former Manchester United cult hero Rafael Da Silva says it’s a ‘dream come true’ that he will return to Old Trafford in the Champions League group stages.The Brazilian’s İstanbul Başakşehir side were drawn against United, in what is being dubbed the ‘group of death’ as it includes Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig.
Rafael joined the club alongside his twin Fabio when the pair were
- Rhys James, Quinn Paczesny, and Will Castle, were all teaching English in Florence when they showed coronavirus symptoms, and have been in a specialist isolation facility since August 17
- Two uniditfied men, aged 36, were arrested and faceburglary charges after they snuck into Progressive Field in Cleveland to watch the Indians play against the New York Yankees on Wednesday
- Margaret Ferrier apologised for travelling from her Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency to attend the Commons on Monday while waiting for test results that were positive.
Married lawyer who 'upskirted' woman on the London underground faces expulsion from legal professionA senior government lawyer who became one of the first in the country to be prosecuted for 'upskirting' on the London underground faces expulsion from the legal profession today.
Kayleigh McEnany holds car crash White House briefing, prompting furious tirade by Fox News reporterPress secretary Kayleigh McEnany sparred, withdrew, advanced, and attacked in a contentious briefing with reporters as the White House ramps up its defense strategy six weeks away from election.
- Latest Public Health England figures reveal that Bolton, Bury and Oldham have seen a drop in the number of new Covid-19 cases, but there is cause for concern in Manchester, Burnley and Newcastle
- Margaret Ferrier took a coronavirus test after feeling "mild symptoms" - but didn't wait for the result before travelling from Scotland to London. And even after the result came back positive, she travelled back home again by train
- The masks have been removed from sale (Picture: Amazon)Halloween masks made to look like the Covid-19 virus have been pulled from sale after complaints they made light of the killer disease.
The masks, in bright green and red with grinning faces, had been advertised on Amazon for £14.59.
They were listed for sale from Guangdong, China, with the title ‘Corona Halloween Mask’ and ‘Corona Latex Horror Mask’.
The firm selling it was listed as YTFU EU.
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- Onward will be on Disney Plus tomorrow (Picture: Disney)Disney Plus subscribers in the UK are in for a treat this week with the release of Pixar movie Onward on to the streaming platform.The movie was released in the UK in early March, meaning it had barely been on screens for a few weeks before cinemas closed and the country went into lockdown – so you might well have missed out on the chance to see it at the flicks.It was subsequently released on digital platforms in May as well as on Bl
- Results checker and live lotto draw for the Set For Life game with the National Lottery on Thursday, October 1. Get those tickets to hand and find out if you're the next big winner
- Nicki Minaj is thought to have given birth this week (Picture: Getty Images)Nicki Minaj has reportedly welcomed her first child with her husband Kenneth Petty.The rapper gave birth on Wednesday in LA, according to TMZ.
It is not yet known what the sex of the baby is, or what name Nicki and Kenneth have chosen.Nicki announced the happy news that they were expecting earlier this year.The 37-year-old couldn’t contain her joy as she shared a sweet snap of her baby bump and wrote: ‘Love.
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