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police condemn 'appalling' violence that marred end of sporting event

some thirty protesters stormed a cycling festival in greater manchester on saturday in an “appalling” display of violence that led to eight arrests.greater manchester police said nine people were hurt after the protesters began throwing bottles, food and beer kegs at the eritrean event at curzon ashton’s tameside stadium.the eritrean cycle festival was attended by hundreds of people, with singing, dancing and appearances from cyclists who appeared at the 1964 olympic games in tokyo and 1960 games in rome.it is thought the demonstrators were protesting against the eritrean government and event organisers said their actions put young children in danger. organiser goitom seyoum told the bbc that the event had “nothing to do with politics” and was simply a celebration of eritrean c...





economist paul johnson rubbishes theresa may's £20bn nhs boost

theresa may’s claim that a “brexit dividend” will help boost nhs funding by £384m a week has been picked apart by a top economist as a senior tory mp labelled the boast as “tosh”.the prime minister announced the nhs will receive an additional £20bn a year in real terms funding by 2024, meaning a weekly increase of £384m in real terms, and £600m a week in cash terms compared with now.it is expected that taxes and borrowing will rise to pay for the increase in funding, and for resources to be redirected from the more than £9bn a year the uk currently pays into the eu.in the mail on sunday, may wrote: “now, as we leave the european union and stop paying significant annual subscriptions to brussels, we will have more money to spend on priorities such as the nhs.”in press ...





boy, 16, sparks major rescue operation after plunging near cornwall cliffs

a teenager thought to have been celebrating the end of exams plunged 80 feet into a hole near cliffs in the early hours of saturday, sparking a major rescue operation.the 16-year-old boy tumbled near the edge of cliffs into a blowhole near padstow, cornwall, after 1am.rescuers came to his aid during the “complex” operation which saw a critical care paramedic lowered towards the boy by rope.he was taken to hospital by a coastguard helicopter. his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.newquay coastguard rescue team described the boy as being “extremely lucky” in a post on facebook.the incident has prompted the emergency services to reiterate advice for those visiting cliffs around cornwall.padstow coastguard said people should “stay away from cliff edges” and that they...





these british mammals are in danger of extinction – here's how you can help protect them

almost one in five mammal species in britain are facing a high risk of extinction, according to research by the mammal society.this new study spells trouble for many of our british garden favourites. red squirrels were described as “endangered”, hedgehogs are “vulnerable” and rabbits are “near threatened”, as part of the first comprehensive review of these mammals’ populations for more than 20 years – other endangered species include the wildcat, the black rat, the beaver, the water vole and the hazel dormouse. climate change is reportedly a contributing factor, as well as our use of pesticides in our gardens. here are some expert recommendations for helping out these endangered species before it’s too late.red squirrels are incredibly rare across the uk, and if you’r...





haim sacked agent after learning they were earning ten percent of a male artist's fee for same festival

haim have revealed that they axed their former agent after discovering that they’d been booked for a festival where a male artist on the same bill was being paid 10 times what they were.the band - made up of sisters este, danielle and alana haim - explained to grazia that after discovering the pay disparity between themselves and a man on the same line-up, they were quick to drop the agent who agreed their fee. presley ann via getty images haim at an oscars after-party in march danielle told the magazine (via nme): “we had been told that our fee was very low because you played at the festival in the hope you’d get played on the radio.“we didn’t think twice about it, but we later found out that someone was getting paid 10 times more than us. and because of that w...





donald trump and kim jong-un shake hands at historic north korea summit

donald trump has hailed the prospect of a “terrific relationship” with kim jong-un after the pair finally met face-to-face in an historic, potentially world-changing moment. to be clear, for the first time, the sitting leaders of the united states, the epitome of western freedom, and north korea, a brutal dictatorship, have met in person.as the two world leaders were photographed together on the steps of the capella hotel in sentosa, a tiny island off singapore’s southern coast, they clasped hands for a long while in front of a row of us and north korean flags.on the basis of their first encounter, the leaders appear to have exchanged a tempestuous and insult-laden relationship conducted mostly via twitter and state-run north korean media channels for bonhomie.after the photocall...





david and victoria beckham divorce speculation branded 'embarrassing waste of time' by rep

they told the mirror: “this is just fake social media news. this is all very bizarre and an embarrassing waste of time.“there is no statement due, no divorce, and a lot of chinese whispers and fake social media news.”david and victoria tied the knot in 1999, and have four children together, brooklyn, romeo, cruz and harper. they will celebrate their 19th wedding anniversary next month.last year, david discussed their marriage on radio 4’s ‘desert island discs’, slamming the suggestion that he and victoria have only stayed together to prolong what has been dubbed ‘brand beckham’.raymond hall via getty imagescalvin harris made headlines the world over when he called out his ex on twitter, accusing her of trying to 'tear him down' and suggesting she has a tendency to 'bury...





company makes breakthrough by affordably removing harmful co2 out of the air

a canadian company claims to have made a major breakthrough in affordably removing vast quantities of harmful co2 from our atmosphere.carbon engineering, which has financial backing from the likes of bill gates, has been striving to find a way to artificially remove co2 from the atmosphere in vast quantities.it has long been thought however that carbon engineering’s methods just weren’t financially viable. now though the company has produced a peer-reviewed paper which claims it has reduced the cost from $600 per tonne to just $100 per tonne.while scientists have endeavoured to come up with numerous methods for removing co2, by far and away the most effective process is direct air capture (dac).dac quite simply involves using a capture solution that’s sprayed into the air as it’s ...





beckhams sell royal wedding outfits to support we love manchester

you can now buy victoria and david beckham’s outfits from the royal wedding.the unofficial royal couple are donating all the profits from the sale to the we love manchester emergency fund which is raising money to support victims of the manchester bombing.writing on instagram, victoria said: “to support the incredible work of the we love manchester emergency fund and the families affected by the manchester attack last year, @davidbeckham and i have partnered with @omazeworld to give you the chance to own our wedding outfits.”the ex-spice girl and fashion designer wore her own label, victoria beckham, while the footballer wore a custom-made dior homme grey suit designed by kim jones.victoria wore a new navy midi dress with a belted neck and split sleeves while david’s suit includ...





'king of clubs' nightclub owner dies, aged 77

mr glass said: “it’s very sad news. he passed away in the early hours of this morning. it was kept very private, he didn’t want to tell. he wanted to keep it a secret.”the so-called ‘king of clubs’, had been battling cancer, which he had kept private.in 2015 he revealed he had beaten lung cancer, saying: “i couldn’t believe it when they said it was the big c and it was lung cancer. i’ve never smoked in my life and it’s the worst cancer you can get at my age.“i was told if i’d waited until i had symptoms like coughing and wheezing it would have been too late to save me.”the businessman owned a string of clubs - named after himself - around the world, the most famous of which was in london’s west end, which attracted the likes of the beatles and jimi hendrix.he be...





paul dacre to quit as daily mail editor after 28-year reign

the daily mail’s long-standing editor paul dacre is to step down later this year, it has been confirmed.dacre, one of fleet street’s most powerful figures, will become editor-in-chief and chairman of associated newspapers, which publishes the mail.the move will see him “step back” from his role as editor of the daily mail from november, the paper’s owners dmgt have said.





best new netflix films and tv series this june in the uk

here’s your comprehensive guide to what is new to netflix in june in the uk...new netflix original seriesnovember 13: attack on paris (01/06/2018)survivors and first responders share tales of horror, kindness and bravery that unfolded in paris amid the deadly terror attacks of nov. 13, 2015.you me her: season 3 (01/06/2018)emma, jack and izzy face big decisions about parenthood, their careers and whether they’re meant to be together.sense8: the series finale (08/06/2018) in the sweeping series finale, passions run high as the sensates and their closest allies fight to save the cluster and stop their enemies for good.champions (12/06/2018)years after impregnating his girlfriend, washed-up jock vince meets his eccentric son michael and learns about fatherhood, one show tune at a time.mar...





kim kardashian ‘screamed and cried’ after kanye west’s slavery comments

kim kardashian has discussed her reaction to kanye west’s controversial “slavery is a choice” comments, admitting that there were “screams [and] cries for days” after her husband’s now infamous tmz interview. the reality star’s reaction to kanye’s comments was first addressed on his new album, ‘ye’, when he rapped on ‘wouldn’t leave’: “wife calling screaming saying we’re about to lose it all, i had to calm her down cause she couldn’t breathe, i told her she could leave me now but she wouldn’t leave.” speaking on the red carpet at the cfda awards, kim confirmed that kanye’s description of her reaction was correct.“but he always calms me down,” she told extra. “and i know his heart so i knew that he’d have that chance to explain himself when th...





'star wars' fans support kelly marie tran as she wipes instagram after months of abuse

similarly, in august 2016, then-newcomer to the ‘star wars’ universe daisy ridley also decided to delete all of her social media accounts.having previously used her instagram to speak out about causes close to her heart, the final straw for daisy appeared to come when she shared a post about gun violence, and quickly sparked a heated discussion in the comments section. 





ruffles, abstract and highlighter hues

the star-studded cast of ‘ocean’s 8’ set us some serious summer style goals at the long-awaited premiere in new york. there were ruffles, abstract structure and plenty of boho looks. variety was front and centre for this red carpet.rihanna wore a waterfall duo chrome dress by the house of givenchy, le vian rings, and bvlgari jewelry. if we could do prom again, this would be our look.  angela weiss via getty images angela weiss via getty images sarah paulson is going to be an internet fashion favourite for this look, as her ruffled prada dress was a very 2018 shade - lime green highlighter.   jackson lee via getty images angela weiss via getty images the suits of all suits! cate blanchett came through and won all the style awards for this mismatc...





harvey weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and criminal sexual acts

film producer harvey weinstein has pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sexual act charges at an arraignment in manhattan, new york.the charges related to two women, his lawyer benjamin brafman previously said. brafman said at the time after weinstein was first charged: “we intend to move very quickly to dismiss these charges. we believe that they are constitutionally flawed. we believe that they are not factually supported by the evidence and we believe that by the end of the process, mr weinstein will be exonerated.”weinstein turned himself in at a new york police station on 25 may and was taken to court in handcuffs for his initial arraignment. a judge ordered him released on a $1million cash bail on condition that he surrender his us passport and agree to wear a location-tracki...





panicked 999 call audio released as part of grenfell tower inquiry

a compiled log of emergency calls, amateur video and shocked eyewitness accounts from the night of the blaze has been released to the public as part of the grenfell tower fire inquiry.some of the footage shows the blaze travelling quickly up the high-rise as weeping and screams can be heard in the background. the video was released as part of the first day of evidence hearings in the public inquiry, alongside five new reports detailing the source of the fire, the spread, the role the cladding of the building played in the blaze, and whether the building was in line with safety regulations.  the audio recording of the 999, a man tell the operator: “hello, hi there is a fire in flat 16 grenfell tower.”“sorry, a fire where?” the operator replies. “flat 16 grenfell tower, in th...





the sun's hottest dad competition should be celebrating good parenting rather than good looks

today was one of those days when i needed to stop and check the date. i was concerned, like some kind of latter-day marty mcfly (ask your mum), i’d been whisked backwards through time. seriously. is it 2018 or 1978? what am i talking about?in its infinite wisdom the sun (a british tabloid newspaper for those not in the know) has decided to launch a competition that gives britain’s hottest dad the chance to win £1000. “are you constantly catching green-eyed mums eyeing up your fella on the school run? maybe you’ve caught them having a sneaky perv while your man pushes the pram down the nappy aisle.”  - thesun.co.ukmy jaw dropped (in a very unattractive way - exposing my multiple double chins) as i read about this competition. i’d thought that today, in 2018, after everything...





parents devastated by the death of their baby are being let down by employers

parents struggling to cope after the death of their baby are not receiving the support they need from their employers. some have even faced dismissal due to absence from work or were compelled to provide evidence their baby had died.three in five bereaved parents said no one talked to them about their loss when they returned to work following a miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby under 28 days old, according to a survey of more than 2,600 people by the charity sands. only 21% of the parents surveyed had been offered or provided with bereavement support by their employer, and almost half said their employer did not discuss entitlements to pay and leave with them.one woman surveyed said she was dismissed from her job for taking more than seven days off following the loss of her ...





volunteers 'filled the void' after flawed council response to grenfell fire, report finds

weak leadership at the kensington and chelsea council meant the local community had to step in and “fill the void” in the wake of the grenfell disaster, a report has found.the local authority was slow to provide direction and information, the report from muslim aid, published on wednesday, says, meaning volunteers were “on the front line” and had to act swiftly to distribute food, donations, cash and provide support to those affected by the devastating blaze. the head of muslim aid, jehangir malik, said: “i would have expected this chaos in a developing country, because almost always there is poor infrastructure. i honestly thought we had better disaster preparedness and response systems here in the uk. ”he added that the “spirit of humanitarian action” by local organ...