- Lions head coach Warren Gatland unveiled Alun Wyn Jones as his captain for the tour (Picture: Getty)Warren Gatland has confirmed Alun Wyn Jones will captain his squad for this summer’s British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa, with England’s Sam Simmonds and Ireland’s Bundee Aki among the shock selections.Players from across the four home nations will have been on tenterhooks as Gatland made his announcement on Thursday afternoon and revealed that he would be picking a 37-m
- There are several mass vaccination events on offer this weekend (Picture: Getty Images)Several football stadiums have joined the vaccine rollout effort this weekend, with huge events offering walk-in and last-minute appointments.
One of Boris Johnson’s reasons for delaying ‘Freedom Day’ from June 21 to July 19 was to give the NHS time to vaccinate more young people.
Experts hope this will slow the spread of the Delta variant, first identified in India. The Prime Minister p
‘He knows where he wants to go’ – Jose Mourinho on Man Utd target Jack Grealish transfer speculationGrealish said he’d like to play under Mourinho (Picture: Getty)Jose Mourinho believes Jack Grealish already knows what his next move will be amid speculation concerning his future.Grealish has been one of the Premier League’s top performers this season, scoring six goals and providing 10 assists in 24 starts for his boyhood club.
A shin injury for their talisman saw Aston Villa’s European hopes fall apart and Grealish has now been linked with a move to one of Europe’s eli
- Orlando Gaul, 24 (pictured), has already agreed to donate tens of thousands of his company’s biscuits to food banks across London (Picture: Political Confectioneries/Orlando Gaul)A food bank has been branded ‘ridiculous’ after rejecting thousands of biscuit donations for being ‘too political’. Orlando Gaul, 24, offered to donate hundreds of packets of ‘Brexit Biscuits’ from his company Political Confectioneries to Wandsworth Food Bank last week.The
- Alan Wake – an Epic awakening (pic: Remedy)It looks like a remake of Remedy’s Alan Wake is imminent, as Final Fantasy 7 Remake also gets ready for release on PC.Once Epic Games won the right to publish Alan Wake 2 it was almost inevitable that there’d be a remaster of Alan Wake, and now it looks like there’s proof.A reference to Alan Wake Remastered has been found on the Epic Games Store by website EpicGame, which monitors changes to the store’s database. Beyond sup
- In a potential breakthrough in the row, Brussels has signalled it is open to the UK's request to keep transition arrangements on chilled meat sales until the end of September.
- Director Fiorenzo Sauro, 49 paid for the chopping down of 70 protected trees in Swansea, which included one of Britain's first ever giant redwoods.
- Moscow's infections have surged by almost two-thirds since last Friday and the capital accounts for nearly half of all Russia's cases.
- Tyler Zombro, the Durham Bulls pitcher who required brain surgery after recently being struck with a line drive, has posted graphic photos of his head injury, but says he is 'very fortunate.'
- A repulsive phone call made by child murderer Rick Thorburn from a Queensland prison after killing his foster daughter in 2015 has been revealed in an inquest into the schoolgirl's death.
- The writing implement was discovered yesterday during repair work on the manuscript, a draft land lease agreement, at the National Archives in Kew, West London.
Mother-of-three, 36, who boasted about sex with boy, 16, she was fostering is jailed for three yearsThe woman, 36, from Brighton, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told friends she shopped at Ann Summers and had regular sex with the boy she had fostered for five years.
- Houssem Aouar remains a top target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have revived their move for Houssem Aouar and hope to finally secure a deal for his signature this summer, with Lyon ready to cash in on the midfielder for a fee of just £20million.Lyon slapped an eye-watering £55m price tag on Aouar 12 months ago which saw the Gunners miss out on a potential agreement for the 22-year-old, widely regarded as one of the finest young talents in French football.But the Ligue 1 outfit
- Suzi wants to break down barriers (Picture: BBC)Suzi Ruffell thinks joking about mental health in stand-up can help ‘break down barriers’.From Hannah Gadsby’s exploration of trauma in the award-winning special Nanette to James Acaster discussing ringing the Samaritans helpline while filming The Great British Bake Off, more comics are incorporating issues like depression and anxiety into their stand-up, including Suzi. The comedian has been open about her own experience wit
- Max Verstappen is ahead despite last week’s tyre issues (Picture: REUTERS)After the exploding tyres and ‘brake magic’ mishaps of Azerbaijan, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton would be forgiven for wanting a nice, boring French Grand Prix.This is normally to be expected at the Circuit Paul Ricard, which is popular thanks to its Provencal location and private runway for accommodating all the VIP’s jets.Sadly, since the Le Castellet location resumed hosting the race in 2018,
- EXCLUSIVE Gérard Depardieu, 72, will appear on stage while facing charges of raping and sexually abusing a young actress in the French capital.
- Tim Clevenger, 54, pleaded guilty to two new counts each of production and possession of child pornography in a separate case with a different victim on Thursday in Blount County District Court.
- The Download Festival pilot scheme kicked off today (Picture: PA)Music fans are braving the torrential rain as the Download Festival pilot kicked off today.Things got off to a very, very wet start as 10,000 people rocked up to Donington Park, in Leicestershire.They were seen donning waterproofs and raincoats as they set up their tents in the downpour, ready to spend the weekend partying away.Bullet For My Valentine, Enter Shikari and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are headlining the pilot s
WWE legend Rey Mysterio wants to ‘leave his stamp’ on Hell In A Cell and teases something special for iconic matchThe Master of the 619 wants to dial it up inside the cell (Photo: WWE)WWE legend Rey Mysterio steps into his first ever Hell In A Cell match tonight on SmackDown – and he’s excited to ‘bring something new’ to the iconic structure.The likes of Mankind, The Undertaker, Triple H and more have become synonymous with the formidable match type over the years, and Roman Reigns – the masked superstar’s opponent – delivered an all-time classic inside the cell bac
- The George Floyd statue was unveiled in Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday (Picture: City of Newark)A solid bronze statue of George Floyd has been unveiled in the US state of New Jersey.The huge tribute to Floyd, 48, in Newark, was revealed to the public for the first time on Wednesday. He was murdered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25 last year by cop Derek Chauvin, and his death prompted Black Lives Matter protests around the world.Floyd’s death led to police reform legis
- via mirror.co.ukHer match on the popular dating website has no surname on his profile and also changed his age on it and refused to video chat or send more recent photographs, sparking concern
KUWTK reunion: The biggest revelations from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce to biggest regretsCaption: KUTWK reunion: The biggest revelations
Provider: E!Keeping Up With The Kardashians may be over but the two-part reunion special still managed to surprise us with some brand new revelations. Just when we all thought there was nothing more we could possibly know about the famous family, consisting on Kim, Kourtney, Rob and Khloe Kardashian and Kris, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, they continued to surprise us to the very end. From revelations about Kim Kardashian’s divorce to h
- Benny needs funding to support his weight loss journey (Picture: Hannah Goodwin-Sharman / SWNS)At 43kg, Benny the border collie is twice the weight he should be.
The obese dog and his friend, Ebony, also a border collie, piled on the pounds when their owner struggled to look after them.
When that owner died, the pair of dogs were handed over to a sanctuary by a worried neighbour, then rushed straight to the vets.
Ebony, 16, weighed 45.8kg and was so heavy she couldn’t get up unassisted. Sa
- The 9-5 is only achievable if you’re child-free (Picture: Getty Images)Now before you accuse me of claiming that everything is sexist, let me calmly remind you that in a society founded on patriarchal systems… pretty much everything is.Surnames? Sexist. Toilet queues? Sexist. Seatbelts? Sexist (go ahead – Google it). We may consider our attitudes towards gender inequality to be more progressive than ever, but the fact remains that the very framework of society w
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker continue to pack on the PDA with makeout session in recording studioKourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker can’t keep their hands of each other (Picture: Instagram/ Rex)Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are still happily riding the PDA train as the smitten reality star blessed the timeline with new smooching snaps.Seems the loved-up couple couldn’t resist having a makeout session in the recording studio and, luckily, one of Kourt’s pals was on hand to capture the steamy scenes on camera.In a series of pictures, The Keeping Up With The Kardas
- via mirror.co.ukHealth Minister Roberto Speranza announced the mandatory isolation period on Friday, while lifting curbs on travellers from the United States, Canada, Japan and other European Union states
- States faced a mad dash to shut government offices after President Joe Biden signed legislation creating Juneteenth as a U.S. federal holiday and giving workers Friday
- Enrique has questions to answer after Spain’s slow start (Picture: Pool via REUTERS)If Spain are to progress from the group stages then Luis Enrique somehow has to find the right players to fit into a system of play in which the opposition allows you total domination of possession.I expect the games against Poland tomorrow and Slovakia next Wednesday will be an exact replica of their opening game with Sweden.There is a default style of play to use against Spain, one in which you defend nar
Caroline Flack’s family thankful as charity trek undertaken by her celebrity pals raises thousands for SamaritansCaroline Flack was remembered with a charity trek to raise money for Samaritans (Picture: Getty Images)A charity trek in memory of late TV presenter Caroline Flack raised almost £30,000 for Samaritans, and her family is incredibly grateful.Singer Olly Murs, who was a close friend of Flack and co-presented The X Factor with her, was part of a group of her close friends and family aiming to climb 24 peaks in 24 hours in a bid to raise awareness and funds for the suicide prevention charity.Lo
- James played for Wales in the Euro 2016 semi-final (Picture: Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)The Stoke and Wales defender on the Dragons’ chances at Euro 2020 and Christian Eriksen’s shock collapse.What was the aim for Wales at this tournament?It’s hard to say but probably because of the (young) age of the players and the squad overall, the Euros would have been a bonus.
These were players picked with World Cup qualification in mind and to get the experience of tourname
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