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INXS guitarist Tim Farriss 'very disappointed' after losing court case over finger severed in a boating accident which he said left him 'depressed' and unable to tour

Tim Farriss has lost his court case, after suing a boating company over the loss of his finger during a sailing accident.  The INXS guitarist, 64, had sued the owners of ... Read more »

Lucy Hale shows off her gym-honed figure in a black vest top and gym leggings as she steps out for a hike in Los Angeles

Lucy Hale opted for comfort as she stepped out for a hike in Los Angeles on Thursday. The 32-year-old actress showed off her toned figure in a black vest top and ... Read more »

Ralf Rangnick is 'willing to let four Manchester United players including Jesse Lingard and Donny van de Beek leave following the emergence of academy graduate Anthony Elanga'

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick could let four players leave this monthRangnick has been impressed with Anthony Elanga's, 19, recent performancesElanga has made five Premier League appearances under the German managerHe made the starting XI for three of those outings and scored against BrentfordAs a result, the Manchester United manager is ready to show his faith in Elanga Read more »

Nick Kyrgios' many contradictions make him a wonder to watch

Nick Kyrgios celebrates during his men’s doubles semi-final match with Thanasi Kokkinakis (Getty) There have been countless shots at this year’s Australian Open that seem to stretch beyond the realms ... Read more »

UK firms and organisations are warned to boost cyber defences after Russian hackers are accused of carrying out ‘malicious' attacks in Ukraine

NCSC director of operations, Paul Chichester warned a cyber attack could strikeHe said there was no intel on current threats but he said security should go upIt comes after Ukraine was hit by a malicious cyber attack blamed on RussiaRussian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has denied country was culprit Read more »

Worried about that expensive gym contract you're already not using? Trim yourself AND your budget with these cheaper ways to get fit instead

Fitness apps are in abundance and tend to undercut gym membership feesUsing gift cards is a a cheap way to avoid being locked into long contractsOutdoor gyms are free - there's apps to help find them and track your fitness Read more »

Do YOU suffer from 'app fog'? One in four people struggle to keep up with friends because they are using too many apps, study warns

A YouGov study found that one in four people suffer from 'app fog'App fog is caused by confusion when using multiple apps to message friends Young people's relationships more affected by app fog than older generations Read more »

Nearly HALF of Londoners think Sadiq Khan is doing a bad job: Labour mayor suffers severe slump with his approval rating now in negative territory for first time since taking office in 2016

Just 38 per cent of Londoners think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job as mayorMeanwhile, more than a quarter of respondents said he was doing 'very badly'The sobering YouGov poll was conducted between January 7 and 10It shows Labour 2019 voters disapprove of his handling of housing and crime  Read more »

Drag Race UK star Cherry Valentine reveals they were forced out of the gypsy community aged 18 after being 'spat on' and bullied with homophobic slurs

George Ward, 28, grew up as part of Romany Traveller community in DarlingtonMental health nurse returned to their hometown filming BBC Three documentaryDrag star left the Traveller community aged 18 after coming out to parents as gaySays parents initially refused to talk about sexuality but have come to accept it  Read more »

Pod of dolphins leap out of the turquoise sea off Cornwall in stunning drone footage

The pod of dolphins was spotted frolicking near the coast at Port Minster, St IvesVideographer Ricky Vitulli, 53, said the cetaceans looked like 'dancing fairies'He captured the stunning drone footage on January 21 after tip-off from his wifeOnly days earlier on January 18 a pod of nearly 300 dolphins was seen at St Ives  Read more »

Teenager, 18, will appear in court today charged with racially aggravated ABH after two Jewish shop owners were attacked on London street

Officers were called at 9.50pm on Wednesday to reports of two men assaulted Two Jewish shop owners were assaulted in Cadoxton Avenue, HaringeyMalaki Thorpe will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court to face chargesHe has also been charged with one count of possession of an offensive weapon  Read more »

South American linesmen are forced to use florescent COATS tied to cut-off broom handles after leaving their flags for Chile's World Cup qualifier against Argentina back at their hotel

Argentina beat Chile 2-1 in Calama in their latest World Cup qualifier on ThursdayBut the linesmen had to improvise after leaving their flags back at their hotelThe pair of Brazilian officials used florescent jackets on cut-off broom handlesAngel Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez scored as Argentina's fine form continued Read more »

The £83MILLION 15-year-old! South American champions Palmeiras line up putting a huge release clause into the contract of Brazil's next big thing, teen striker Endrick, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool and Man City all keen on him

Palmeiras want to hand Endrick a professional contract when he turns 16 in JulyThe young striker has already been tipped to be the future of Brazilian football The 15-year-old impressed in the recent Copinha de Sao Paulo, scoring six European sides are reportedly interested but he can't move until he turns 18  Read more »

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Video: Biden warns Ukraine's President Zelensky to prepare for invasion: Russia will be ready to mount a complete take-over in TWO WEEKS and could move in on Kiev using Belarus wargames as cover, western allies fear

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Alabama executes disabled man, 44, by lethal injection after Supreme Court REJECTS claims state did not help convicted killer with 'language skills of a 4-year-old' to understand paperwork allowing him to die by a less 'tortuous' nitrogen hypoxia

Death Row inmate Matthew Reeves was executed at Holman Prison, Alabama He was convicted of capital murder of taxi driver Willie Johnson in Selma in 1996 Defence lawyers claimed Reeves had an 'intellectual disability', meaning he did not understand forms he was asked to fill out regarding his execution optionsSupreme Court ruled he had proper counsel and allowed execution to proceed  Read more »

Jason Momoa pictured looking disheveled while 'living in $750k camper van in friend's front yard' after shock split from wife Lisa Bonet

Jason Momoa is living in his camper van parked at a friend’s Los Angeles house after announcing his shock divorce from wife Lisa Bonet this month. The Aquaman star, 42, ... Read more »

Dylan Alcott slams the RIDICULOUS prize money gap between wheelchair tennis and able-bodied Australian Open tournaments - so why ARE organisers keeping the reward for handicapped players a secret?

He said wheelchair winners are paid half of first round able-bodied playersIn 2019, total prize was $200,000 for all Australian Open wheelchair eventsWinner of men's and women's singles tournament will take home $2.875million Alcott said disabled players used to get a 'handshake and a cold Powerade'  Read more »

Video: 'This has to be a joke': Kourtney Kardashian is accused of 'embarrassing' photoshop fail as she poses in racy leopard print for Instagram snap 

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Cruz the muse returns in romance framed by a civil war: BRIAN VINER reviews Parallel Mothers

Parallel Mothers (15, 123 mins) Verdict: Cruz control  Rating: Flag Day (15, 108 mins) Verdict: A full set of Penns Rating: The titles of foreign-language films often sound better in the ... Read more »

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Javier Bardem's very close encounter with Nicole Kidman

Bond baddie Javier Bardem has revealed that for years, he half-feared he might be banned from the UK — because he killed Judi Dench’s M in the 007 film Skyfall. ... Read more »

US court clears British banker of Libor rigging: Judge overturns interest rate-fixing convictions of two Deutsche Bank traders in America - but act remains criminal offence in UK

Gavin Black and Michael Connolly were convicted of conspiracy and wire fraud   But New York judges have quashed their convictions, based on handful of emailsRuling could end Libor prosecutions in US and aid appeals ongoing in Britain Deutsche Bank already payed out $775 million for its role in fixing the Libor rate   Read more »

Women risk 'missing career opportunities' by WFH, warns one of UK's top female bosses: Mothers are more likely to stay at home because it's 'easier for childcare' - as data shows just one in 10 women plan return to office

More men than women in London never want to WFH, while one in ten UK women who are WFH plan to returnAviva chief executive Amanda Blanc says she fears WFH women will miss out on promotions in their firmsLeading psychology expert Sir Cary Cooper says many WFH women find it easier for family life and childcareWorking from home guidance was lifted on Wednesday last week having been in place since December 13  Read more »

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: I dug deep into the make-up box to play Tammy the tragic TV star, says Jessica Chastain

As a child, Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain thought larger-than-life televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker was a silly woman with over-sized eyelashes. But now she is playing her in a new film ... Read more »

After warning that spin classes can lead to women's incontinence, expert reveals the other everyday activities putting YOU at risk - including sitting for long periods and too much caffeine

British intimacy expert Stephanie Taylor, says activities that cause incontinenceSmoking and heavy lifting are among the causes of the bladder control issue But sitting for too long and drinking too much coffee also can make things worse  Read more »

'Diaz Jota Salah.. One word lethal': Liverpool fans are 'buzzing' over the potential signing of Luis Diaz and claim the winger's arrival at Anfield will blow open the title race while Spurs fans slam 'disgraceful' Daniel Levy for 'fumbling' ANOTHER deal

Liverpool fans have expressed their delight at the potential signing of Luis DiazOne fan said that Liverpool would become 'lethal' if they landed Diaz's signatureAnother claimed the title race would be 'well and truly on' with Diaz in the mixMeanwhile, Tottenham fans shared their disappointment about losing outOne fan said he couldn't believe Spurs fumbled signing Adama Traore and DiazAnother said Tottenham were only good as showing other club who to buy  Read more »

Robert Whittaker is 'a different man' ahead of UFC 271 showdown and relishes underdog status while Israel Adesanya 'sits on the high horse' ahead of highly-anticipated rematch

Robert Whittaker has the chance for revenge at UFC 271 against Israel AdesanyaAustralian fighter is planning to use the full array of tools at his disposal  He welcomes the underdog tag and admits that it takes the pressure off him Former champion feels far more at home with himself and his motivations now   Read more »

'You couldn't make me happier': Cristiano Ronaldo's partner Georgina Rodriguez thanks Man United star for projecting her FACE on the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, for her 28th birthday

Cristiano Ronaldo's partner Georgina Rodriguez turned 28 this weekThe Manchester United star arranged a laser show in Dubai as a presentRodriguez's face and a birthday message was lit up on Dubai's Burj Khalifa towerRonaldo and his family are in Dubai during Manchester United's winter break Read more »

Captain Heather Knight leads by example with superb century to rescue England from depths of 120 for six but they still trail Australia by 102 runs in Women's Ashes Test

England closed the second day on 235 for eight, trailing Australia by 102 runsThey were 120 for six at one point before captain Heather Knight led fightbackHer unbeaten 127 gave England some hope in a Test they need to win Australia had declared on 337 for nine with Katherine Brunt taking five wickets Read more »

Married at First Sight's Sam Carraro raises eyebrows as he announces that he has 30,000 rapid antigen tests 'immediately available'

His online posts always bring surprising news. And it was no exception on Friday when Sam Carraro announced on his Instagram Stories that he was currently in possession of a ... Read more »

Everton's dysfunctional hierarchy leaves next manager in need of miracles

Farhad Moshiri in conversation with Bill Kenwright (Getty Images) A new manager is not going to solve Everton’s problems. They run much deeper than that. The chaotic selection process to ... Read more »

Heather Knight's ‘fighting spirit' hailed after captain's crucial Ashes hundred

Knight’s hundred helped England avoid the follow-on (Getty Images) Katherine Brunt paid tribute to the resilience of England captain Heather Knight after her century helped wrestle back some momentum from ... Read more »

Barnard Castle enjoys tourism BOOM thanks to Cummings effect: Medieval fortress saw record visitors in 2021... a year after ex-No10 advisor's infamous 'eyesight-testing' lockdown trip

Barnard Castle had its best year for visitors in 2021, English Heritage revealedThe fortress had an almost 20% increase in visitors in comparison to 2019 The location made headlines after Dominic Cummings took a day trip to the castle during lockdown, claiming it was to test his eyesight  Read more »

Video: MORE emails emerge linking Boris Johnson and No10 to 'Pen' Farthing animal rescue: New documents reveal 'Dominic Raab also intervened' to help airlift charity that 'lobbied Carrie' out of Kabul - but PM STILL insists claims are 'absolute rhubarb'

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Police tell Sue Gray to make ‘minimal reference' to Downing Street parties under investigation

Boris Johnson (PA) The Metropolitan Police has asked Sue Gray to make “minimal reference” to potentially illegal Downing Street parties in her long-awaited report. The Met said on Friday morning: ... Read more »

The new royal 'It girl' you've never heard of: King Felipe of Spain's niece, 21, who's fifth in line to the throne and went to boarding school in Sussex cuts a VERY chic figure at fashion weeks, bullfighting and shooting parties

Victoria de Marichalar y Borbón is the glamorous niece of King Felipe of SpainThe 21-year-old, who is a student in Madrid, has been dubbed the latest 'It girl'She is the younger child and only daughter of Felipe's older sister, Infanta Elena  Read more »

Liverpool-bound Luis Diaz grew up dirt poor in one of Colombia's most deprived regions, idolised Ronaldinho and was discovered by legend Valderrama... now the £50m winger is heading to the Premier League

Porto winger Luis Diaz is poised to sign for Liverpool in a deal worth £50millionTottenham believed they'd signed the winger but he opted to go to Anfield Diaz grew up in one of Colombia's poorest areas where malnutrition is commonHis early football coaches were concerned he was too underweight to playBut after impressing at a Copa America for indigenous peoples he has soared  Read more »

Transfer news LIVE: PSG in 'advanced talks' over loan for Tottenham misfit Tanguy Ndombele, while Liverpool turn down approach from Leeds for Takumi Minamino - all the latest with less than a week of the January window to go

The January transfer window is open and active for Premier League sides Clubs will have until 11pm on Monday, January 31 to complete their signings A number of high-profile players have been linked with big-money transfers Catch all the latest transfer news and done deals from around the world here  Read more »

Scotland Yard confirms it HAS demanded Sue Gray's Partygate report is watered down with 'minimal reference' to potential criminal lockdown breaches - as 'DOZENS' of No10 staff face £100 fines

Scotland Yard confirmed it has asked for civil servant Sue Gray's report into Partygate to be watered downPolice said there should be 'minimal reference' in report to lockdown breaches it believes could be criminal Police are expected to issue fines to individuals they can prove attended lockdown-breaking parties at No10The mandarin's long-awaited verdict was expected to be handed to the PM yesterday but has still not arrived  Read more »

'He's in listening mode': Minister hints Boris could cave to Tory rebels on multiple fronts including ditching £12bn national insurance rise and culling No10 staff as part of 'Operation Save Big Dog' after Partygate report finally arrives

Suggestions Boris Johnson could scrap or delay national insurance rise to save himself amid Partygate rowA swathe of Tory MPs have urged the PM to rethink the rise as he tries to save himself from a coup attempt  Ministers have said PM is in 'listening mode' amid calls for ease cost of living pressure on families after Covid  Read more »
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