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1. Vicky Pattison slams ex-fiance John Nobles lies and betrayal and says shes a humiliated heartbroken mess after split13:26[−]

VICKY Pattison has slammed ex-fiance John Noble’s ‘lies and betrayal’ and says she’s ‘humiliated’ and a ‘heartbroken mess’ after their split.

Yesterday, The Sun Online revealed the 30-year-old reality star had kicked John out of their home in Newcastle after pictures emerged of him grinding and canoodling with a number of different women.

Vicky Pattison has slammed ex-fiance John Noble for his lies and betrayal following their split
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Vicky appeared on yesterday’s This Morning without her diamond engagement ring, and admits she has been putting on a brave face ever since.

Taking to Instagram this morning, Vicky posted pictures from her night out in Manchester last night and wrote alongside it: “The worst thing is not the lies, the betrayal, the constant pain or crippling humiliation, or the resounding heartbreak that hurts so much I swear it is physical not emotional, the worst thing is that the person who made you feel so special yesterday can make you feel so truly low and unwanted today.
“These pictures are from lastnight… The brave face tour continues! Last night was Manchester. Outfit details tagged.
“As always, THANKYOU for your warmth and kindness. I do not deserve it.”

Vicky took to her Instagram to share pictures from her night out in Manchester last night
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The star – who has ditched her engagement ring – said she felt humiliated by John’s actions
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John has been caught grinding and canoodling with a number of different women behind Vicky’s back
Vicky also revealed she is ‘a heartbroken mess’ and putting on a brave face
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Vicky documented her trip to Manchester on her Instagram Stories, and at one point said she was a “heartbroken mess” after her fiance’s betrayal.

Filming a funny card her friend had pointed out which featured documentary maker Louis Theroux and read: “You’ll get Theroux this”, Vicky wrote underneath it: “She thinks she’s funny…@ellenrusby SPOILER ALERT: she’s not and I’m a heartbroken mess.”

In a previously deleted post, Vicky told her Love Island star pal Rosie Williams: “I don’t feel strong right now. I feel like crumbling.”

Rosie had revealed the former Geordie Shore star as her Woman Crush Wednesday on Instagram, saying: “Not only because she’s completely beautiful but also because her strength is inspirational.”

In a now deleted post, Vicky said she was ‘crumbling’ following the split
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Vicky is throwing herself into her work and time with friends following the break up
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The touching message led Vicky to admit her true feelings amid a bitter break up with her long-term boyfriend.

She has unfollowed him on Twitter and Instagram and attempted to delete all pictures of them together, but left just one from their make or break holiday in Dubai.

The photo shows the former lovebirds enjoying brunch at STK, with Vicky saying: Brunch with bae at STK… THANKYOU @stkdubaidowntown for having me and @johnnoblejn tonight! Just amazing!

“One of my favourite ever nights in Dubai!! So grateful to @inside.lifestyle for sorting everything out for us!!!”


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2. Drunk student, 19, legally changes name to be same as NIGHTCLUB to get free entry for life13:23[−]

A DRUNK student legally changed her name on a boozy night out to get free entry for life to a club.

Sheffield Hallam undergraduate Courtney Powell, 19, was at pre-drinks with friends when she paid ?15 to change her name by deed poll to Courtney Leadmill Powell in honour of the local Leadmill nightclub.

19-year-old student Courtney changed her name to ‘Courtney Leadmill Powell’ to get lifelong free entry to a local nightclub
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The Psychology student, who is originally from Cockermouth, Cumbria, has now been given free entry to the venue whenever she shows a Gold Card given to her by the venue.

Courtney, who coincidentally lives on Leadmill Road in the city, even has a new driving licence in her new name.

She said: I was so drunk at pre-drinks when I saw Leadmill were offering a free Gold Card in exchange for changing your name.

The next morning, I woke up thinking Id dreamt what had happened.

She even got a new driving licence bearing her new nightclub-nuts name
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When I realised it was real, I thought what the f**k have I done?

All of my friends thought it was hilarious and just said oh, its something Courtney would do!

My mum and dad were not impressed at first, they just thought I was joking.

Now they kind of find it amusing, my mum has told everybody she works with and my auntie has shared it on Facebook.

The club rewarded Courtney with a Gold Card which gives her and a pal free entry for life
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It’s not clear if Courtney will keep the name change after she graduates
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Now she just has to pay for booze once she’s in the club
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Leadmills Gold Card enables the holder to gain lifelong free entry for club nights and gigs along with a plus one.

Courtney said: All the staff at Leadmill thought it was hilarious they didnt think they would ever find someone who would ever accept their challenge.

I dont regret anything but I wouldnt have done it if they werent offering any freebies.

Now I only have to pay for drinks there but theyre cheap enough so paying for them isnt a problem.

Sam Feeley, 20, live events and club marketer at Leadmill, said: We run this competition after freshers week every year, it’s just a bit of fun to engage with people.

We knew it had to be something difficult for the Gold Card.

I think we’ve asked every year for about four years for someone to change their name so I’m really glad someone has finally done it.

“Courtney is a proper regular here so I’m sure she’ll make good use of the card.”


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3. Im a Celebritys Emily Atack felt like a perv dating toyboy model Jack Vacher after fun fling with Harry Styles13:22[−]

EMILY Atack admitted she felt ‘like a perv’ dating toyboy model Jack Vacher following her fling with Harry Styles.

The I’m a Celebrity star, 28, was 27 when she hooked up with Jack, and admitted she noticed the age difference.

Emily was dating Jack last year
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And she was 23 when she hooked up with Harry – then 19 – back in 2013.

In a March 2017 post on Instagram, Emily wrote: “Happy birthday to you @jack_vacher 23 today. I STILL feel like a perv!!!”

Emily – who’s taking part in this year’s I’m a Celeb – also revealed she had a “laugh” with former One Direction singer Harry – but the pair are no longer in touch.

She said: “We had a nice little fling. We were never boyfriend and girlfriend. I think thats the first time Ive ever admitted to what it was, because Ive just shrugged it off before.

Emily dated Harry Styles in 2013 – when he was just 19
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“But I think its best to clear it up.

“So, yeah, we had a short-lived thing that was just a bit of fun.

“Then we went off in our different directions.”

Emily recently told The Sun’s Bizarre column that she’s going into the jungle single and looking for love.

Emily is now single and looking for love
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Emily is set to appear in this year’s series of I’m A Celeb
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She said: I have to admit that I struggled with being single at first because Ive always had boyfriends in my life.

“Its important to be single for character-building and all that s**t.

I am a self-confessed party girl but deep down I want to build a future with someone.

“I believe Im at my best when Im in love and happy. It brings out a version of me which I prefer. I like dating guys in my industry because they have a better understanding of what its like.


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4. Buveur DAir looking to make it two on the bounce in Fighting Fifth13:21[−]

CHAMPION HURDLE winner Buveur D’Air will look to give Nicky Henderson another big day on the Toon in next month’s Fighting Fifth.

The classy seven-year-old cantered home in last year’s race and will bid for a follow-up.

Buveur D’Air is going for his second Fighting Fifth on the trot
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However, if he’s going to repeat the dose he’ll have to get the better of Bedrock – the only horse that’s ever beaten hotpot hype-hurdler Samcro.

On official ratings, Iain Jardine’s challenger has over a stone to find with the likely favourite, but connections are confident he can give the current Champion Hurdler plenty to think about.

“We were delighted with Bedrock’s win at Down Royal and he is very much a horse on the up,” said Jardine.

“We may well bump into Nicky Henderson’s Champion Hurdle winner in the Fighting Fifth but we have beaten one hot-pot in Samcro.

“We go to Newcastle excited for our new American owners and hope to give Buveur D’Air a tough time.”

The pair head a possible field of twenty-four runners for the Grade 1 contest on December 1.

As well as the favourite, trainer Nicky Henderson could also field Elite Hurdle winner Verdana Blue, Charlie Parcs and We Have A Dream.


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The defeated Samcro also been given an entry, as has former Fighting Fifth runner-up Apple’s Jade.

Other possibles include Supreme Novice Hurdle winner Summerville Boy, Dan Skelton’s County Hurdle victor Mohaayed and Silver Streak, who was an impressive winner of the Welsh Champion Hurdle last month.

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5. Templegates racing tips: Kempton, Southwell, Taunton, Ludlow and Chelmsford Templegates betting preview for racing on Thursday, November 1513:20[−]

GARDINERS HILL (nap) can bloom in the 2.55 at Ludlow.

He is turned out again quickly under a 7lb penalty for an impressive five-length win at Warwick last week and can strike again in this better grade.

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BORAK (3.10 Taunton, nb) won out in a thrilling finish with smart Volpone Jelois at Wincanton last month.

He has been raised only 3lb for that neck success and drying ground is in his favour.

Go?in to battle with THEATRE OF WAR (1.10 Southwell, treble).

Keith Dalgleishs runner has won and just been touched off in two starts on the all-weather and has a handy draw for this Fibresand debut.

Templegate's treble

NAP 3.20 Ayr – Kimberlite Candy: ‘Finished last season well at Chepstow and will like the mud’

NEXT BEST 3.40 Exeter – Casterly Rock: ‘Looks well treated as Hobbs team back in form’

TREBLE 1.50 Bangor – Barney Dwan: ‘Back up in trip and old form is standout here’


CHELMSFORD
5:15 Times Past
5:45 No Diggity
6:15 Lily Ash
6:45 Lady Lizzy
7:15 Pinnata
7:45 Wilbury Twist
8:15 Don’t Do It
8:45 Guardiola
KEMPTON
4:30 Rambaldi
5:00 Fearlessly
5:30 Imperial Court
6:00 Encryption
6:30 Briyouni
7:00 Caledonia Laird
7:30 Mr Potter
8:00 Nutini
LUDLOW
1.20 Definitelyanoscar
1.50 Keep Moving
2.25 Samarquand
2.55 GARDINERS HILL (nap)
3.30 Elysees
4.00 Third Estate

SOUTHWELL

12:10 Mr Coco Bean
12:40 Luath
1:10 Theatre Of War (treble)
1:40 Cool Spirit
2:15 French Twist
2:45 Momentarily
3:20 Given Choice
3:50 Space War
TAUNTON
1.00 Love The Leader
1.30 Braqueur D’Or
2.05 Southfield Torr
2.35 Misty Bloom
3.10 Borak (nb)
3.40 Full
4.10 Southfield Stone
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6. 10am Arsenal news: Reiss Nelson wants dream return, Aubameyang in Gabon row and Ramsey in Bayern Munich move13:19[−]

ARSENAL could be responsible for getting Chelsea a TWO-YEAR transfer ban due to something they posted on their club website.

And youngster Reiss Nelson – on loan at Hoffenheim – has endeared himself to all Gunners fans by revealing his plans for the future.

Reiss Nelson averages a goal every 54.5 minutes for Hoffenheim - including a stunner at Bayer Leverkusen and a late goal as a sub against Augsburg
Reiss Nelson averages a goal every 54.5 minutes for Hoffenheim – including a stunner at Bayer Leverkusen and a late goal as a sub against Augsburg
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Read on below to find out more, plus all the other latest news, views and gossip from around the Emirates.

GUNN DEAL?

ARSENAL star Aaron Ramsey is on verge of joining Bayern Munich, with the German giants believing they have won race for his signature, according to reports.

The Gunners contract rebel, 27, could be the latest star to up sticks and move to the Bundesliga on a free transfer in July 2019.

TRIPLE THREAT

ARSENE WENGER reportedly turned down the chance to manage Fulham before Claudio Ranieris appointment.

The Telegraph claims Arsenal legend Wenger was approached by the Cottagers after making the decision to sack Slavisa Jokanovic.

FULL-ON NELSON

CONQUERING the Bundesliga is not enough for ambitious Reiss Nelson who says he wants to return to the Emirates and become a legend at his boyhood club.

The 18-year-old forward, who has hit six goals in seven games on loan with Hoffenheim, said: I just want to go back there stronger because at the time I was at Arsenal I was 16, 17 and I didnt feel confident.”

PIERRE’S RIFT OF THE GAB

PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG is at loggerheads with the Gabon FA, accusing them of hanging him out to dry by not revealing he was injured when he withdrew from their squad.

Arsenal medics told the West African country’s FA that the striker had hurt his back in the 1-1 draw with Wolves.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been accused of crying off international duty by the Gabon FA
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GUNNERS ROLE IN BLUES’ BAN FEAR

CHELSEA have been threatened with a TWO-YEAR transfer ban over their recruitment of foreign kids – partly thanks to an Arsenal website report into an UNDER-18S GAME played by Bertrand Traore in 2011.

And the Blues are set to be hit savagely over a player they SOLD 18 months ago.

COTTAGE BYE

ARSENE WENGER reportedly turned down the chance to succeed Slavisa Jokanovic as Fulham boss.

The Cottagers dispensed with the Spaniard’s services after a horror run that has seen them slip to the bottom of the Premier League.

REISS LIGHTNING

CONQUERING the Bundesliga is not enough for ambitious Reiss Nelson who says he wants to return to Arsenal and become a legend at his boyhood club.

The 18-year-old forward has shone on-loan at Hoffenheim scoring six goals in seven appearances for the German outfit this season.

‘I WAS FEELING LOW’

FORMER Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has opened up on his Rubin Kazan nightmare in which his life consisted of “just a computer and a phone”.

Song, 31, spent 18 months in Russia after his contract at Barcelona expired following loan spells at West Ham.

TRENDSETTER

HERE comes the trendsetter.

Alex Iwobi, 22, loves his fashion and you could say he’s a style rival in that Arsenal team for Hector Bellerin.

GET WEL SOON

DANNY WELBECK has returned home after the operation on his broken ankle he picked up against Sporting Lisbon.

The Gunners striker posted a photo on Twitter as he hobbled home on crutches with his foot in plaster.

FIR PLAY

ARSENAL are eyeing up Real Betis star Junior Firpo to provide competition at left-back.

The Dominican Republic-born defender has a ?43.5million release clause – but the Gunners could lose out to Manchester City as the player’s agent is Pep Guardiola’s brother, Pere.

HOME SWEET HOME

URUGUAY will be hoping Lucas Torreira can use his local knowledge to help defeat Brazil at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.

The Gunners midfielder has been a standout performer in North London this season as a makeshift Uruguayan outfit try to stop the likes of Neymar, Willian, Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus.

SUPER MARIO

ARSENAL will face a tremendous battle if they wish to sign ?35m-rated defender Mario Hermoso.

The 23-year-old has become one of La Liga’s hottest prospects at Espanyol – but Real Madrid have the option of triggering a buy-back clause in his contract.

GUN RUNNERS

ARSENAL have been unveiled as the hardest working team in the Premier League, with statistics showing they have covered the most distance this season.

The Gunners have covered 1375.7km this term, just ahead of local rivals Tottenham – having been sixth in the standings at the same stage last year.

LACE ‘EM UP

THIERRY HENRY has teased Arsenal fans after admitting that he might have to come out of retirement to save Monaco.

The ex-Gunners striker has failed to win any of his first six games in his first managerial job, with the principality club suffering multiple injuries along the way.

MES-ED CHANCE

MESUT OZIL rejected ?1million-a-week offers to remain at Arsenal.

The German signed a new three-year deal in January and has even been rewarded with the captain’s armband under Unai Emery – but could have earned ?650,000 more every seven days in Asia.

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7. Heartbroken mums anguish as charity shop dumps dead baby sons ASHES at rubbish tip13:19[−]

A YOUNG mum’s flat was cleared of her possessions including an urn with her dead son’s ashes.

The beige and cream urn, engraved with a teddy and paws, was in her Grimsby flat and was dumped at the town’s tip about three weeks ago.

The 24-year-old miscarried earlier this year - but when her property was cleared out by a charity the urn was disposed of
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The 24-year-old miscarried earlier this year – but when her property was cleared out by a charity the urn was disposed of[/caption]

Sophie Bampton, 24, left the property – which is managed by the charity Doorstep – because of threats from a former partner.

She claims the charity organised a clearance without checking with her.

When she was provided with alternative accommodation by the charity she returned on a number of occasions to pick up some of her belongings, with the help of a support worker.

Remaining on a window ledge was the urn in which she kept the ashes of her son who she miscarried in March this year.

Sophie fell pregnant at the start of the year but in March, having miscarried, she decided to hold a funeral service and have her son's ashes placed in an urn for her to keep
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Sophie fell pregnant at the start of the year but in March, having miscarried, she decided to hold a funeral service and have her son’s ashes placed in an urn for her to keep[/caption]

There were also mementos from the maternity hospital of when her daughter was born and some clothing.

Sophie has a four-year-old daughter and is now expecting twins to be born in June next year.

The devastated woman said she still holds out some hope that the urn may have been retrieved on the way to, or at the tip.

She said: “Everyone at Doorstep knew what the pot looked like. It was alongside the frame that I kept his scan photos in and there was a photo of my daughter.

Sophie said: 'I just don't want it to happen again to anyone. They need to recognise what has happened and learn from it'
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Sophie said: ‘I just don’t want it to happen again to anyone. They need to recognise what has happened and learn from it’[/caption]

“I have her, so we can make memories and the clothes I am not bothered about. But I am heartbroken that my son’s ashes have gone forever.

“They can never be replaced. There are no words to describe how it made me feel. I called a friend and was screaming and crying down the phone.

“When I had the ashes it was like he was with me.”

She added: “When I signed the tenancy form to hand back the flat there was no date about when it would be cleared and no one contacted me to ask about the things which were left there. They were just bagged up and tipped.”

Sophie said: “I am not looking for anything from this from Doorstep. I just don’t want it to happen again to anyone. They need to recognise what has happened and learn from it.

“They need to have a policy in place which states property will only be moved after a specified number of days and stored. The information should be given to the person whose flat it was and it should be clearly communicated.”

She said she intended moving out of Grimsby to “make a fresh start” and try to rebuild her life.

She told how she fell pregnant at the start of the year soon after leaving the YMCA in Grimsby. In March, having miscarried, she decided to hold a funeral service and have her son’s ashes placed in an urn for her to keep.

Since then she was grateful for the support she received from the homeless charity which provided advice and furniture.

The charity provides practical and emotional support around independent living skills, as well as finances, health and wellbeing, social and community networks, education and training and parenting skills.

Doorstep senior manager, Julie Walmsley confirmed an investigation is underway into the incident.

However she said that no complaint has been lodged.


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8. Mum shares heartbreaking moment murder victim Owen Hassans son, 3, tells her I need to go get daddy in the sky13:18[−]

A MURDER victim’s young son has said he needs to “go and get my daddy up in the sky” in heartbreaking audio shared by his mum today.

Owen Hassan, 30, died after he was attacked by two men in Glasgow last week.

Owen Hassan with his beloved son, Owen Junior, who told his mum he needed to ‘go and get my daddy up in the sky’

His three-year-old son Owen Junior has made a desperate plea to see his “hero” after the tragic murder.

In audio shared by the boy’s mum Courtney Thomson on Facebook, the little lad says: “Mummy, I need to go and get my daddy up in the sky.”

Courtney has hit out at the thugs responsible for the death.

She told The Daily Record: “This is something no mother should have to do. I’ve now gone from being hurt to angry.

Owen Hassan with his partner Courtney Thomson and son
Owen Junior and his ‘hero’ dad Owen Hassan

“These people have robbed a little boy of his hero.”

Cops are stepping up their efforts to catch those responsible for Owen’s death.

Plain clothes and uniform officers were at the scene in Greenview Street in the Shawlands of the Scottish city last night to stop and interview people in an attempt to jog their memories.

Around 10.25pm last week, emergency services were called after Owen was attacked by two men.

Courtney has shared heartbreaking audio of her toddler son asking for his daddy.
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Owen is survived by his three-year-old son Owen Junior

Police have stepped up their probe
Police have stepped up their probe

He was rushed by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he died a short time later.

And police are still appealing for information as they step up their probe.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Fergus said: We have been out speaking to people in Greenview Street and were speaking to pedestrians and motorists who perhaps travel through this area on a regular basis around this particular time.

“We hope we can jog their memories into remembering something they may have seen or heard which could assist our murder investigation.

Police at the scene of the murder
Police at the scene of the murder
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We are continuing significant inquiries to trace the two men responsible for this attack on Mr Hassan and we would urge anyone with any information that may assist our police enquiries to contact the inquiry team through 101 quoting reference number 4167 of 7th November 2018.

“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted through 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.

We told you last week how the mum of Owen’s baby says shes heartbroken that he wont get to see his daughter grow up.

Samantha Callaghan mum to 16-month-old Kaci says shes been left gutted at the loss.

In an emotional Facebook tribute, Samantha also said shell tell the tot about her dad every day.


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9. Devastated mum shares heartbreaking photo of the moment her son is stillborn after doctors sent her home with paracetamol missing deadly condition13:18[−]

A DEVASTATED young mum suffered a heartbreaking stillbirth at 32 weeks after suffering from a condition that almost killed her.

Kristy Watson, from Victoria, Australia, started suffering from swelling 26 weeks into her first pregnancy as a result of pre-eclampsia.

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Kristy Watson had to give birth to her angel baby at 32 weeks[/caption]

Kristy Watson
She discovered that he had died in her womb after presenting to the hospital swelling and severe headaches[/caption]

Six weeks later, the 20-year-old discovered that her “angel baby” Kaycen had died in her womb.

“Not only did Kaycen’s wings grow too soon and his life got taken way too early, but I was very close to losing mine too,” she told The Sun.

“It breaks my heart every time I think that my little boy could still be here with me today.

“Nothing really prepares you for motherhood, or when you have to prepare yourself to give birth to your child whose heart that is no longer beating.

Kristy Watson
She believes that Kaycen’s death could have been avoided if her symptoms were taken more seriously[/caption]

Kristy Watson
She managed to spend three days with her son before his funeral[/caption]

“No one is ever prepared for this, the life you live after you lose your child. The life you planned for is nothing compared to what its become.”

The former cafe worker was told by her midwife to come into hospital after her vision became blurry and she started getting headaches but was sent back home with Panadol by medics who told her that these were all normal during pregnancy.

In reality, she was suffering from a severe condition which affects up to 2 per cent of pregnancies.

“I was so swollen that my shoes didn’t fit, my face was puffy and I couldn’t see my ankles,” Kristy said.

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Kristy says that everyone knew she had the condition but no one actually formally diagnosed her[/caption]

“It was also hard to close my hands because my fingers were swollen. My midwife told me to come into the hospital and that was the first time that the doctor told me it could be pre-eclampsia, to watch the swelling and to come back in if it got any worse.”

Kristy says that “everyone knew she had it” but that she was never diagnosed with it.

“Every midwife said they thought I had the condition but never said ‘yes, you have it’. It wasnt until they said his heart wasnt beating that I was told I had severe pre-eclampsia.”

At 32 weeks, Kristy started to suffer a lot of pain.

MORE ON PRE-ECLAMPSIA

It’s a potentially life-threatening condition which affects 6% (mild) or 1-2% (severe) of pregnancies, usually after the 20-week mark.

Symptoms of pre-eclampsia include:

  • swelling of the feet, ankles, face and hands
  • severe headache
  • vision problems
  • pain just below the ribs

However many people dont notice the signs of pre-eclampsia, which means its usually picked up during routine antenatal appointments.

1 in 100 cases can lead to organ damage and fits – putting both mums-to-be and their babies at risk.

Risks

You’re more likely to suffer the condition during your first pregnancy and less likely to have it for subsquent pregnancies with the same partner.

While unhealthy lifestyle choices can up your risk of developing it, Nottingham Uni scientists also have found that the unborn tot’s DNA may play a role in developing the illness.

Preventative measures

A study published earlier this year suggested that eating probiotic yoghurt might lower the risk of developing the condition, particularly in late pregnancy. But really, it’s a case of getting diagnosed early enough and then having medics watch over your progress.

Celebs who survived pre-eclampsia include Maria Carey, Kim Kardashian, and Kate Middleton.

“I was in a lot of pain the night before and I thought it was him just burying himself down but after the pain stopped, he bulged out of my tummy and my stomach became very hard.

“I called my midwife at four in the morning and then drove to the hospital myself. They couldnt find his heartbeat and thats when I knew in my mind that he had passed – but it wasnt until they did his first ultrasound that I could see his heart was no longer beating.”

Kristy says that throughout the pregnancy, there had been signs that things weren’t quite right.

She’d suffered from crippling headaches “every single day and night” from 26 weeks and had put on over 5st.

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After giving birth, Kristy remained in a critical condition[/caption]

As well as being so swollen that she could leave an imprint on her feet and legs, Kristy also had high protein levels in her urine – often a sign of acute inflammation or kidney damage.

Her blood pressure was all over the place and she suffered pain in her upper rib.

But no one ran any tests or thought that anything was amiss.

Kaycen was stillborn on 27 July this year, and his death was caused by the severe pre-eclampsia.

Kristy remembered: “I was very dosed up on morphine my whole labour so unfortunately, I do not remember a lot after labour.

Kristy Watson
Because of the seriousness of her condition, Kristy was on heavy medication throughout her labour[/caption]

“I know I got to bath him and I had cuddled him all night.”

She spent three days with Kaycen in hospital before his funeral and then had to spend another two days under medical observation because she was so critically ill.

“I knew nothing about pre-eclampsia – I still dont, only that I nearly died and that it killed my son. I had to be told the day after I had him that my bloods were so toxic they nearly killed me and that my kidney and liver were shutting down.”

Her blood pressure had become so high that it nearly caused her to have a stroke.

Kristy Watson
‘My bloods were so toxic they nearly killed me and that my kidney and liver were shutting down’[/caption]

“I 100% know for a fact the outcome could have been different if they had listened to me,” Kristy said.

“If only they had done an ultrasound that day to see that my placenta was failing, if only they had done my blood to see how toxic my bloods really were at that stage. It may not have changed the outcome of what happened, but the thing is I will never ever know.”

In a bid to stop others from going through what she did, Kristy now has a Facebook page, “Kristy Watson –
The Angel Mumma”, dedicated to her story.

“I want help other mums who have been through what I have, to raise awareness for preeclampsia and to let other mums and families that they’re not alone.

Kristy Watson
Kristy is now sharing her story in the hope that other mums might not have to go through the same ordeal[/caption]

“Ive come in contact with a lot of mums who have unfortunately been through what I have, and it saddens me to know a lot of them are due to negligence – pre-eclampsia or not.

“Women who are planning to become mums, or mums-to-be should be educated and made aware of this disease. Too many people who Ive spoken to have either lost their babies due to this or had pre-eclampsia and didnt even know what is was.

“This needs to be addressed, people need to be aware of how deadly this is.”

Her one piece of advice, she says, is to always listen to your own body.

“Mums know best! Never take any risks because these precious little loves who us mums carry rely on us so much. Always look after yourselves – its so important.”

You can follow Kristy’s Facebook page here.


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10. Tim Stockdale dead at 54: Tributes pour in for British Olympic show jumper after he dies month after cancer diagnosis13:17[−]

BRITISH Olympic show jumper Tim Stockdale died yesterday aged 54 just a month after being diagnosed with stomach cancer.

Stockdale just missed out on a medal at Beijing 2008, finishing fourth in the team event.

Tim Stockdale has died aged 54 just a month after being diagnosed with stomach cancer
Tim Stockdale has died aged 54 just a month after being diagnosed with stomach cancer
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He represented Team GB at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and just missed out on a medal
He represented Team GB at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and just missed out on a medal
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He was a popular rider and person in the equestrian community and represented Great Britain more than 50 times.

Stockdale also rode in the World Equestrian Games in 2002 and European Championships seven years later.

But arguably his most incredible achievement was getting back in the saddle after sustaining three breaks in his neck during training in 2011.

Not only did he return to show jumping but he was able to compete at the top level despite the injury.

Tributes poured in for the Nottingam-born rider, who appeared in a Sport Relief special episode of Only Fools on Horses.

Clare Balding said: “This is so sad. Tim was a brilliant show jumper, a great coach, a wonderful team mate on the TV, a warm, funny and hugely supportive human being.

“I feel so lucky to have known him. Love and hugs to all his family who will miss him so much.”

British Showjumping chief executive Iain Graham said: “Tims passing will leave a huge hole in the sport.

Stockdale was a popular figure in the equestrian community and will be sorely missed
Stockdale was a popular figure in the equestrian community and will be sorely missed
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“He gave an incredible amount of time to the sport to help for the greater good and he was someone I had high regard and admiration for.”

British Showjumping chairman Les Harris added: “Tim was an incredible man and there would be very few who could hold a light to him.

Stockdale leaves behind his wife Laura and sons Joseph and Mark.

Both children are competing on the international sporting stage as they look to emulate their father’s success – Joseph in showjumping and Mark in golf.

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11. High-class Black Op poised to make his chasing debut at Exeter on Wednesday13:15[−]

TOP NOVICE hurdler Black Op will make his debut over fences at Exeter on Wednesday.

The Tom George-trained seven-year-old had some brilliant form over the smaller obstacles last season.

Black Op will make his chasing debut at Exeter
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He chased home Samcro when second in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

The gelding went one better at Aintree the following month when landing the Grade 1 Mersey Novices’ Hurdle.

The Slad-based trainer has been looking forward to sending the son of Sandmason chasing and his work at home has not disappointed.

George said: “He is great and is ready to go. He schooled on grass on Monday, and Noel Fehily came in to ride him, and he jumped well.


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“There is a long winter ahead of us, but it is a good place to start off. He has had a clean run since he has come in.

“He is the same as he always was in that he is a very laid-back horse, but he wakes up at the races when he needs to.

“Two and a half is probably his ideal trip, but this is a good starting point.

“It is a good track to start them on, and we will see where we are with him after that.”

Among Black Op’s nine opponents will be the Ben Pauling-trained Kildisart, who finished down the field when the pair last met at Aintree.

Pauling said: “It’s a hell of race to start off in. It took him a run to get fit last year, and he might just need it again.

“The ground is fine, so we have decided to let him take his chance – and he is certainly a novice chaser we are looking forward to seeing. He has been brilliant schooling.

“He didn’t turn up at Aintree on his final start, it was just a case of one run too many, so a line can be put through that.”

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12. Man Utd star Alexis Sanchez in dressing strop over City humiliation and is now acting weird at Chile training13:15[−]

MANCHESTER UNITED flop Alexis Sanchez is at his lowest ebb since joining the club, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

The striker is currently away training with Chile ahead of their games against Costa Rica and Honduras where he is said to be “acting weird”.

Things are close to breaking point for Alexis Sanchez and Manchester United
Things are close to breaking point for Alexis Sanchez and Manchester United
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Clearly his club frustrations have filtered into the international break, with Sanchez cutting an isolated figure in training.

The 29-year-old was only named as a substitute for the 3-1 Manchester derby defeat to City at the weekend.

SunSport understands Sanchez was “furious” at not making the starting XI.

After the defeat, the former Arsenal star “slammed his boots down in the changing room” and was openly critical of the state of the defending.

Alexis Sanchez was said to have been absolutely fuming after being named as a sub against Manchester City
Alexis Sanchez was said to have been absolutely fuming after being named as a sub against Manchester City
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He was said to have been left frustrated with the defensive tactics employed.

His mood has not brightened even after flying out of Manchester for international duty.

La Trecara reports that Sanchez was “silent for over an hour,” sat on one of the training pitches on his own.

His team-mates were nearby playing football tennis.

SANCHEZ'S REAL DEAL

ALEXIS SANCHEZ has been “offered to Real Madrid” as he desperately touts himself around for a move away from Manchester United, according to reports in Spain.

Los Blancos are in the market for another forward with the former Barcelona star potentially on the move.

Sanchez, 29, revealed he feels alone at Old Trafford earlier this week and still struggles with the language barrier in England, despite his time at Arsenal.

David De Gea, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku are thought to be Sanchez’s only close pals at United – and the Chilean is now leaning towards a January move.

He was eventually persuaded to join in with the other players, but his behaviour was described as strange by some of the Chile stars.

The Times claimed earlier this week Sanchez feels “lonely” and “ignored” – as he struggles to make any impact on the pitch for United.

Sanchez wasn’t even Mourinho’s No1 choice, with the Portuguese instead hoping to land long-term target Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.

A source close to the Chilean recently revealed the player has had enough at United.

The source said: He is totally fed up and at the end of his tether with Mourinho. He knows he cant leave right now but is in talks with his agent about what they can do to try and sort the situation out.

Alexis Sanchez's horror United Prem stats

ARSENAL

Games – 122

Goals – 60

Goals per game – 0.49

MAN UNITED

Games – 21

Goals – 3

Goals per game – 0.14

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13. Who has resigned over Theresa Mays Brexit deal?13:14[−]

PRIME Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has divided her Cabinet, despite her announcement they had agreed with the draft agreement.

Several ministers were understood to have spoken against it, with some even resigning. Here’s everything we know.

Theresa May’s draft Brexit agreement has sent shockwaves through her party
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Which ministers have resigned over Theresa May’s Brexit draft agreement?

The biggest blow to Theresa May’s EU proposals are is the departure from the Cabinet of Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab.

He said that he “cannot in good conscience support” the agreement.

Mr Raab – a Leave supporter who was promoted to the cabinet to replace David Davis when he quit in protest at Mrs May’s Brexit plans – is among a group of senior ministers thought to be unhappy with the agreement.

He was closely involved in drafting the agreement, which sets out the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU.

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned from the Cabinet on Thursday
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Mr Raab said in his resignation letter that he could not support it because the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland “presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom”.

And, he added, the “backstop” arrangements aimed at preventing the return of a hard Irish border would result in the EU “holding a veto over our ability to exit”.

“Above all, I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election,” he told the prime minister.

Work and Pension Secretary Esther McVey has quit May’s government
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Who else has resigned over the draft agreement?

Earlier on Thursday, Shailesh Vara quit as minister of state for Northern Ireland, saying he cannot support Mrs May’s agreement.

He said the proposal “leaves the UK in a halfway house with no time limit on when we will finally be a sovereign nation”.

Esther McVey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, quit and told the PM: “Your deal does not honour the result of the referendum.”

Conservative Brexiteer MP Anne Marie Morris said she believed enough Tory MPs had now sent letters to the chairman of the 1922 committee to trigger a leadership contest.

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14. Soldiers incredibly touching Remembrance Day tribute to comrades who died in Afghanistan13:13[−]

A SOLDIER gave his fallen comrades a moving tribute – by buying each of them a pint.

The mourning veteran walked into a pub, bought a pint for each of his eight friends he lost in Afghanistan, and left them with a Remembrance Day poppy and their photograph lying beside them.

The solider left a pint for each of his eight fallen comrades as a Remembrance Day tribute
The solider left a pint for each of his eight fallen comrades as a Remembrance Day tribute

The touching gesture was posted on Facebook by Neil Taylor, from East London, who witnessed the solider drink his own pint before leaving the pub with his dead comrades’ pints untouched.

He posted the photo with the caption: “A soldier walks into a bar and buys 8 pints for his dead comrades in Afghanistan, drinks his pint and leaves the bar leaving photos of each mate at there glass, how incredibly moving is that, god bless them all. Quality…..”

The post was shared by over 300 people and got nearly 800 likes.

In the comments people shared their admiration for the tribute.

Andrew Furber wrote: “Wow what a great way to show respect for his fallen comrades. May they all enjoy a pint in heaven. Thanks to them all for their service to protect us.”

While Jamie Dean commented on the sadness of having to pour the pints away at the end of the night: “Wouldnt want to be the bartender who was sent to clean that table. Total Respect”.

Some wrote that they do the same for their friends lost in war.

Raymond Reddington wrote: “I do it 3 times a year for one of my best pals Danny french who lost his life during the first gulf war, birthday, st pats day and Christmas, god bless you son, well meet again some day ?”.

And John Stick Merritt commented: “Do it every year myself respect”.

The poignant Remembrance Day tribute was a saddening reminder of the sacrifice made by servicemen and women past and present.


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15. Women share pics of their knickers in protest after teens thong was used to clear man in rape trial13:12[−]

WOMEN have shared pictures of their underwear online after a teenager’s thong was used as evidence in a rape trial in Ireland.

The case in County Cork sparked outrage after a defence barrister asked the jury to consider the 17 year-old complainant’s “thong with a lace front” during the trial.

Elizabeth O’Connell SC told jurors: “You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.

She asked them consider if what the teen was wearing showed she was “open to meeting someone and being with someone”, reports the Irish Examiner.

The accused was later found not guilty.

Following the trial, a viral campaign saw women posting images of their underwear on social media with the hashtag #ThisIsNotConsent, which was created by a closed Facebook group called Mna na hEireann, which means Women of Ireland.

Irish MP Ruth Coppinger – who held up a lace thong in the Irish parliament – is pictured at the protest in Dublin
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Susan Dillon, a member of the group who also runs the Twitter account I Believe Her Ireland, told the Irish Independent: One of the women in the group was angry at the comments made, as we all were”.

They decided on the protest to highlight “what women wear does not constitute consent”, she said, adding: “Irrespective of the other evidence no item of the complainants clothing implied consent.”

On Twitter, one woman wrote: “Be it a thong, bikini bottoms, period pants, Spanx, or a wedding ring, #ThisIsNotConsent.”

Another said: “Just because my panties are cute doesn’t mean I’m saying yes.”

“Wearing gross pants, nice pants or no pants, #ThisIsNotConsent,” another said.

Following the viral hashtag campaign, hundreds took to the streets of Dublin to protest
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On Tuesday Irish politician Ruth Coppinger held up a thong in the parliament chamber to highlight the outrage felt by some of the public.

“Why is nothing yet being done to stop the routine use of rape myths in trials, and how concerned is this Government about the chilling effect this is having on victims coming forward?” Ms Coppinger asked Prime Minister Leo Varadkar as she held the underwear aloft.

“It might seem embarrassing to show a pair of thongs here in this incongruous of the Dail. But the reason I’m doing it: how do you think a… woman feels at the incongruous setting of her underwear being shown in a court?

“How heroic do you have to be Taoiseach, to pursue a rape trial in this country?” she asked.

Hundreds of people protested in Dublin city centre on Wednesday to highlight concerns over how rape trials are conducted in Ireland
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Hundreds of people protested in Dublin city centre on Wednesday to highlight concerns over how rape trials are conducted in Ireland.

Organised by a number of feminist organisations, demonstrators held up sets of underwear and signs that read “Stop victim blaming in courts” while chanting “Clothes are not consent”.

People Before Profit TD Brid Smith told the crowd that they must organise and fight back against injustice.

“Consistently we see in court where women’s bodies have been violated and women are made to feel like it’s their fault,” she said.

“Prejudice is at the heart of the system itself, no matter where you come from and who you accuse – there is a lack of justice in this country for women. This is a nasty unjust system – why are the government not bringing legislation forward to stop this happening in court?”

A woman holds a cardboard notice with underwear pinned to it saying: ‘Trust women’
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Another woman holds underwear reading: ‘No means no’
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Protests will also be held in Galway, Limerick, Belfast and Cork this week due to the support for the social media campaign.

Fiona Ryan, one organiser, said the case was endemic of what is currently wrong with how the justice system treats alleged victims of sexual assault.

“This case and the particular awfulness of what was said is endemic in our judiciary system and it’s par for the course, it’s actually very regular to see this type of thing be brought up in any case of sexual violence, particularly sexual violence against women.

“This is really a demand for systemic change for people, particularly women, but every victim of sexual violence, to get a fair hearing. We can’t wait any longer.”

The protest follows furious backlash after a teen’s underwear was used as evidence in a rape trial. The accused was acquitted
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As the hashtag trended on Twitter, Scottish mum Linda Armstrong backed the campaign after her daughter Lindsay, 17, was told to hold up her thong to the jury during her rape trial and to read out the slogan on the front saying: Little Devil.

Lindsay, from New Cumnock in Ayrshire, took her life two weeks after the trial in 2001 found her 15-year-old attacker guilty of rape.

Mum Linda told the Daily Record: “There was an outcry after Lindsays case and I thought things would definitely change and there would be progress but there hasnt.

In 2018, we are still having the same conversation. Maybe this case will make a difference but I really dont know. I hope it will.

Organised by a number of feminist organisations, demonstrators held up sets of underwear and signs that read “Stop victim blaming in courts” while chanting “Clothes are not consent”.
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Two women at the protest read placards saying: ‘This is not consent’
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Present at the march in Dublin, Ms Coppinger told the Press Association that people in Ireland are “sickened by this type of society” and are “anxious for change”.

“It’s reflective of the last five years in Ireland. It’s been building, changing attitudes towards the position of women in society, particularly among young people.

“The idea that this could happen in 2018, that what you wear somehow justifies any kind of sexual violence, it’s backward.”


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16. Why do people kiss under mistletoe at Christmas, what colour are its berries and where is the plant from?13:10[−]

IT’S the moment everyone dreads at the Christmas party…. finding yourself accidentally under the mistletoe with a strangers and hearing the words, “Oh go on, kiss. Its tradition!”

Mistletoe is a Christmas staple, but what is it and why do people kiss underneath it? We have the history behind the tradition…

It’s traditional to kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas
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What is the story behind it?

Mistletoe’s mystical properties stem back to the Celts and Norse people who believed there was something mystical about the plant as the sprigs stayed green in winter even when the tree has lost its leaves.

It was also believed to bring luck in Medieval times.

One Norse tale explains its links to romance, love and kissing.

Balder, son of the goddess Frigga, was killed by an evil spirit with an arrow made of mistletoe.

It is traditional to kiss under the mistletoe
It is traditional to kiss under the mistletoe
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Frigga was so distraught that her tears turned to white berries, coating the plant and symbolising her love for him.

Frigga was overjoyed by the white berries so she blessed the plant and promised a kiss to all who passed beneath it from that day onward.

This turned into a tradition in ancient times when visitors would kiss the hand of a host under the mistletoe when they arrived as a way of honouring the Norse legend.

Since then, the tradition has evolved to the custom we all know and in England, kissing under the mistletoe was first referred to in late 18th century England.

Mistletoe is traditional all over the world
Mistletoe is traditional all over the world
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What is mistletoe?

Despite all the romantic connotations, mistletoe is actually a tree-killing parasite plant.

The plant can only thrive if its seeds are carried to a host tree by birds that have eaten the mistletoe berries.

The plant feeds off the host tree by stealing all the water and soil minerals which is why the mistletoe retains its vibrant green colour all through winter.

What colour are mistletoe berries?

Most species of mistletoe have waxy white berries.

There are approximately 1300 species of the plant, and some of them have red, pink or transparent berries.

Mistletoe berries are poisonous and should definitely not be ingested.

One French tradition holds that the reason mistletoe is poisonous is because it was growing on a tree that was used to make the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified.

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17. Aldi Christmas 2018 hours what time will the supermarket open over the Christmas holiday and New Year?13:10[−]

ALDI has unveiled its opening hours for the Christmas and New Year period.

Heres our guide to store opening times to ensure you arent caught short.

Aldi has announced its Christmas and New Year shopping hours for 2018
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What are Aldis opening hours in the run up to Christmas Day?

Aldi will be operating with the normal hours of 8am-10pm until December 22. The Christmas opening hours are as follow:

  • Sunday, December 23 – 10-4pm (Stores across England & Wales will be open 30 min before official opening time for browsing)
  • Christmas Eve (Dec 24) – 8am-6pm
  • Christmas Day (Dec 25) – CLOSED
  • Boxing Day (Dec 26) – CLOSED

While these are the hours for the majority of stores across the country, shoppers are advised to check their local stores opening hours.

Make sure to also check your local store’s timings so you don’t get caught out
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What are Aldis opening hours in the run up to New Year?

Itll be business as usual for a few days between Christmas and New Year here are the key dates for the majority of UK stores.

  • Thursday Dec 27 – 8am-10pm
  • Friday Dec 28 – 8am-10pm
  • Saturday Dec 29 – 8am-10pm
  • Sunday Dec 30 – 10am-4pm
  • New Years Eve (Dec 31) – 8am-6pm
  • New Years Day (Jan 1) – CLOSED
  • Wednesday Jan 2 – 8am-10pm

Stores will then return to their normal opening hours

Festive facts for Christmas and New Year 2018/19

  • It’s commonly believed that eating mine pies is illegal on Christmas Day. It really was in the 1600s thanks to Oliver Cromwell, but King Charles II rewound this crazy law.
  • Boxing Day has several origin stories which range from Victorian Church boxes and gift boxes for servants to take home, however, none are definitive – the Sun investigated why December 26 is called Boxing Day.
  • Mistletoe’s mystical properties stem back to the Celts and Norse people who believed there was something mystical about the plant as the sprigs stayed green in winter even when the tree has lost its leaves. The concept of kissing under mistletoe, however, comes from an ancient Norse tale.
  • Hogmanay is the Scottish word for the last day of the year and has become synonymous with New Years celebrations. It is usually celebrated from New Year’s Eve all the way into January 2.
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18. Who will be Christmas Number 1 for 2018? Latest odds as Elton John is favourite for the top spot13:10[−]

BAGGING a Christmas number one single is a dream for any popstar or band.

Here’s the latest odds on who’s set to top the UK charts this Xmas…

Could Elton bag another Christmas number one?
John Lewis

Who will be the Christmas Number 1 for 2018?

Elton John could be heading another Christmas number one with his hit track, Your Song.

Following the release of the John Lewis advert, the bookies immediately cut odds on the pop legend taking the Xmas number one spot to just 3/1 after a flurry of bets.

Bookies Ladbrokes said: “Punters can’t get enough of the latest John Lewis ad and while Ariana Grande’s favourite for Christmas number one, Elton John’s odds are shortening by the minute.”

Ariana Grande is a chart-topping platinum-selling singer
Ariana Grande is tipped for the festive top spot
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What are the odds for Christmas Number One 2018?

Here’s the latest odds as supplied by Ladbrokes:

Who was Christmas Number 1 in 2017?

In 2017 the Christmas number one was Perfect by Ed Sheeran.

The track which Ed penned for his fianc?e Cherry Seaborn got 85,000 combined sales in the week before Christmas.

Speaking about his win, Ed said: Thank you very much for making Perfect Christmas Number 1.

“This is an actual dream come true and Im very proud and happy.”

“Thank you so much and have a very Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a Happy New Year.

Ed also featured on the track that got Christmas number 2 – River by Eminem.

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19. Manchester United blow as Romelu Lukakus hamstring injury flares up again ruling him out of Iceland game13:09[−]

ROMELU LUKAKU is out of Belgium’s clash against Iceland after aggravating his hamstring injury, the national team has confirmed.

The 25-year-old forward was selected for the Red Devils Uefa Nations League fixtures against Iceland and Switzerland.

Lukaku is set to miss Belgiums clash vs Iceland

But the striker is to play no part after tweaking his hamstring again – the same blow which kept him out of United’s wins against Bournemouth and Juventus.

Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi is set to lead the line for Roberto Martinez’s men as they look to secure the group victory against minnows Iceland.

And the forward’s injury will come as another hammer blow for Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese has already had to deal with injuries to Paul Pogba and most recently Anthony Martial in recent days.

Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial are out of the France squad with injury
Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial are out of the France squad with injury
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However, it is looking increasingly unlikely the United boss will have a full squad at his disposal ahead of the busy winter schedule.

World Cup semi-finalists Belgium are looking to continue their 100% start to Group 2 with victory over Iceland.

Martinez’s side can secure qualification to the play-offs with a victory.

The Red Devils climbed to joint top of the world rankings with France after their impressive form in the World Cup.

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20. Leeds and Aston Villa keeping tabs on Cardiff winger Kadeem Harris with Bluebirds yet to open contract talks13:08[−]

KADEEM HARRIS has sparked interest from Aston Villa and Leeds after starring in Cardiff’s survival bid.

The 25-year-old winger has yet to open talks over a new deal to keep him with Neil Warnock’s side beyond the end of the season.

Leeds and Aston Villa are among the clubs keeping an eye on Kadeem Harris
Reuters

And his form has alerted the Championship heavyweights, with Bolton also monitoring his situation.

Harris scored in the 4-2 win over Fulham and played a big role in the victory at the weekend against Brighton that has boosted hopes of staying in the Premier League clubs.

Top-flight clubs could also join the race for the ex-Wycombe Wanderers star.

He can talk to sides in January over a pre-contract agreement, with clubs looking at snapping up a player who has adapted quickly to the Prem.

Harris has shown his worth since being given a chance in the first team
Reuters

Harris was loaned to Brentford when Cardiff were last in the top flight and also had a short-term move to Barnsley.

He suffered injuries last season but has forced his way into Warnock’s plans.

Warnock has spoken of his surprise at Harris’ rise, despite his obvious talents.

He said: “I didn’t think I’d ever play him if I’m honest.

“At the start of the season I didn’t, but he’s just changed my mind. He deserves it.

“He’s been the best player in training for the last six weeks, he’s been an absolute breath of fresh air for me as a manager.”

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21. Esther McVey is SECOND Cabinet minister to quit leaving PM on the brink13:08[−]

ESTHER McVey has become the second Cabinet minister to quit – leaving the Prime Minister on the brink.

Announcing her resignation, Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey said the Brexit deal “does not honour the result of the referendum”.

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey quit
Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey quit today
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It comes after Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab also resigned over the plan to leave the EU.

Ms McVey claimed she couldn’t look voters in the eye if she sold out Brexit by backing a plan which leaves Britain “trapped in a customs union”.

In a letter to Theresa May, she wrote: “The deal you put before the Cabinet yesterday does not honour the result of the referendum. Indeed, it doesn’t meet the tests you set from the outset of your premiership.”

She added: “We have gone from no deal is better than a bad deal, to any deal is better than no deal.”

Esther McVey wrote to the Prime Minister to resign
Esther McVey wrote to the Prime Minister to resign
The letter stated she 'had no alternative'
The letter stated she ‘had no alternative’
Esther McVey told the Prime Minister she could not be party to the Brexit agreement
Esther McVey told the Prime Minister she could not be party to the Brexit agreement
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The lengthy letter added she had “no alternative but to resign from the Government.”

Mr Raab said he couldn’t support Mrs May’s Brexit deal because it breaks the promises she made to the country.

He told The Sun: “I dont want to submit to the blackmail of my country.”

Mr Raab is the second Brexit Secretary to quit in just four months – after David Davis walked out in protest at the PM’s Chequers plans.

Mr Raab pictured in Downing Street yesterday – after seeing the Brexit deal in full
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Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned from the Cabinet on Thursday
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Suella Braverman has also resigned as a Brexit minister, her office announced today.

Unconfirmed reports claimed International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt was also set to resign today.

And Michael Gove, one of the Cabinet’s key Brexiteers, has cancelled a planned visit to a conference in Yorkshire.

Mr Raab wrote: “I cannot support the proposed deal for two reasons. First I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom.

Theresa May’s job is hanging by a thread this morning
EPA

“Second, I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit.”

But he insisted he has “enduring respect” for Mrs May and praised the PM for fighting through “difficult times”.

Despite claiming he is not launching a leadership bid, bookies immediately made him favourite to take over from Mrs May if she is forced out as Tory leader.

The pound plunged after Mr Raab’s resignation as fear grew that Mrs May would be unable to force ANY deal through the House of Commons.

Mrs May will face down dozens of rebellious Tories in a desperate bid to save her Brexit deal and her job.

The PMs former chief of staff Nick Timothy last night issued a scathing attack on her to claim she NEVER thought Brexit could succeed.

Mr Timothy, who resigned after the 2017 election disaster, also branded her Brexit divorce deal a capitulation.


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22. Dancing on Ice 2019 pairings find out which celebrities are partnered with which professionals13:06[−]

DANCING On Ice is back in the new year as a new batch of celebs test out their skating skills.

But who are their pro skating partners? – here’s the lowdown…

Jane Danson, left, is paired with Sylvain Longchambon, right
Jane Danson, left, is paired with Sylvain Longchambon, right

What are the Dancing On Ice 2019 pairings?

Ten out of 12 of the pairings have been revealed for the 2019 series.

Here’s who we know so far:

Jane Danson and Sylvain Longchambon

Corrie actress Jane Danson, 40, is paired with Sylvain Longchambon.

Jane is best known for playing Leanne Battersby in the long-running soap.

They already have something in common since Sylvain’s wife Samia is Jane’s friend and Coronation Street co-star – she plays Maria Connor.

In the 2017 series Sylvain was paired with Stephanie Waring – the pair were voted out in week two.

Saara Alto, left, is paired with Hamish Gaman, right
Saara Alto, left, is paired with Hamish Gaman, right

Saara Aalto and Hamish Gaman

Singer Saara Alto, 30, is paired with Hamish Gaman, 34.

Saara is no stranger to TV having reached the final of The X Factor in 2016.

She also represented Finland in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Monsters.

Last year Hamish was paired with Perri Shakes Drayton – they went out in week three.

James Jordan, left, is paired with Alex Schauman, right
James Jordan, left, is paired with Alex Schauman, right

James Jordan and Alexandra Schauman

James Jordan, 40, is paired with Alexandra Schauman, 38.

James previously showed off his fancy footwork on Strictly Come Dancing from 2006 until 2013.

He’s also been on Celebrity Big Brother twice – in 2014 and 2017.

Alexandra is returning to the show after a break – she was last paired with Todd Carty in the 2014 All-Stars series.

Mark Little, left, is paired with Brianne Delcourt, right
Mark Little, left, is paired with Brianne Delcourt, right

Mark Little and Brianne Delcourt

Mark Little, 58, is paired with Brianne Delcourt, 37.

Mark is best known for playing Joe Mangel in Neigbours.

On joining the show he said his skating was “pretty rickety” but that he was a “bit of a risk taker.”

In 2018 Brianne was partnered with GMB’s weatherman Alex Beresford – they finished fifth.

Gemma Collins, left, is paired with Matt Evers, right
Gemma Collins, left, is paired with Matt Evers, right

Gemma Collins and Matt Evers

Gemma Collins, 37, is paired with Matt Evers, 42.

The Towie star has also appeared on Celebs Go Dating and Celebrity MasterChef.

She also had a brief stint on I’m A Celebrity in 2014 but pulled out after 72 hours due to health reasons.

Matt is the only skater to have appeared in every series of the show, and was partnered with Candice Brown in 2018 – they were voted out first.

Ryan Sidebottom, left, is paired with Brandee Malto, right
Ryan Sidebottom, left, is paired with Brandee Malto, right

Ryan Sidebottom and Brandee Malto

Ryan Sidebottom, 40, is paired with Brandee Malto, 37.

The ex-England cricketer said he was “immensely excited” to be taking part in the show.

He announced he was joining the line-up on TalkSport in October, 2018.
Brandee joined the show in 2018 and was partnered with Corrie actor Antony Cotton.

Richard Blackwood, left, is paired with Carlotta Edwards, right
Richard Blackwood, left, is paired with Carlotta Edwards, right

Richard Blackwood and Carlotta Edwards

Richard Blackwood, 46, will be skating with Carlotta Edwards, 29.

The comedian and actor is known for playing Vincent Hubbard in EastEnders – but he left the soap in April 2018.

The Sun exclusively revealed that he’d joined the show in September and a show source said he’d be “a huge hit” with fans.

This will be Carlotta’s first time on the series as she joins the show with her skater husband Alexander Demetriou.

Brian McFadden, left, is paired with Alex Murphy, right
Brian McFadden, left, is paired with Alex Murphy, right

Brian McFadden and Alex Murphy

Brian McFadden, 38, is paired with Alex Murphy, 29.

In 2018 it was announced that the singer would not be part of a Westlife reunion.

It won’t be the first time he’s performed in front of judge Jason Gardiner – in 2013 he came second in ITV’s dance show Stepping Out with then wife Vogue Williams.

Alex joined the series in 2018 and reached the semi finals with Love Island winner Kem Cetinay.

Wes Nelson is paired with Vanessa Bauer

Wes Nelson and Vanessa Bauer

Wes Nelson, 23, is paired with pro skater Vanessa Bauer, 22.

Vanessa was champion skater last year and won the show with Jake Quickenden.
Wes, meanwhile, was launched to fame in the summer when he appeared on Love Island.
The hunk in trunks came in fourth place alongside girlfriend Megan Barton-Hanson.
Melody Thornton is with newcomer Alexander Demetriou

Melody Thornton and Alexander Demetriou

Melody Thornton, 34, is paired with Alexander Demetriou, 28.
Melody is an American singer-songwriter, dancer and TV personality, who was a member of the Pussycat Dolls.
Meanwhile, Alexander is new to Dancing on Ice.
His wife is fellow pro skater Carlotta Edwards, who skates with Richard Blackwood.

Didi Conn and Lukasz Rozycki

Grease legend Didi Conn is partnered with Lukasz Rozycki
Didi Conn, 67, is paired with skating pro Lukasz Rozycki, 39.
The actress is best known for her role as Frenchie in 1978 iconic American musical romantic comedy Grease.
The couple are now in training in the USA, where Didi lives.
Lukasz returns to the show having appeared in series six with Elen Rivas and series seven with Laila Morse.

Saira Khan and Mark Hanretty

Loose Women star Saira Khan has teamed up with Mark Hanretty

Saira Khan, 48, is paired with Mark Hanretty, 33.

Saira is well knowns a member of the Loose Women panel and she has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother.
Meanwhile, Mark, who was paired with Donna Air in 2018, is a Scottish skater who has represented the United Kingdom internationally.

When is Dancing On Ice on TV?

A start date for Dancing On Ice 2019 has not been officially announced.

However, all the previous series of the show started in mid-January and ran until mid-to-late March, depending on the number of pairs, so it’s safe to expect the same in 2019.

Dancing On Ice proved a real hit with viewers since its return following a three-year break, after initially running from 2006 until 2014 and not returning until 2018.

Karen Barber will return as a head coach for the 2019 series along with judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo.

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23. Chelsea news: Alvaro Morata happier than ever after seeing psychologist13:04[−]

ALVARO MORATA claims hes happier than ever after seeing a psychologist.

The Chelsea star has been in great form recently, netting five times in his last eight matches.

Alvaro Morata has been seeing a psychologist to turn his form around
Alvaro Morata has been seeing a psychologist to turn his form around
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Morata had been suffering from a lack of confidence before Maurizio Sarris arrival in June.

But the Spaniard appears to be back on track and determined to become a Stamford Bridge hero.

Morata told ABC: I had never thought about training the mind really.

When a player hears the word psychologist at first, you are taken aback, but I realised that I needed help.

The striker has scored five goals in his last eight matches
The striker has scored five goals in his last eight matches
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Is Morata the right man to lead Chelseas line?

By Anthony Chapman

ALVARO MORATA appears to be back in form under Maurizio Sarri.

The striker is loving life spearheading the attack, scoring five goals in his last eight matches.

But he is still squandering easy opportunities.

Morata should have had a hat-trick against Crystal Palace, but the Spaniard showed a complete lack of composure when he tried to chip the goalkeeper in a late one-on-on.

Fans have long thought that Morata lacks the killer instinct to turn a game on its head.

And Chelsea were crying out for a potent frontman to poke them ahead during the 0-0 draw with Everton last weekend.

Moratas runs are also questionable, with the forward getting caught offside numerous times each month.

These woeful tendencies, paired with a disposition that sees Morata argue every decision that goes against him even when the match is still going on means Chelseas safest bet is to bring in a new attacker when the transfer window opens in January.

At first, I was a bit embarrassed to talk to the psychologist and tell him all my problems and with the help of everyone I have managed to recover happiness in football.

This summer I said to myself once or twice that I wanted to go to a team where I would happy again, without pressure.

Now I am happier than ever at Chelsea and happier than ever in the national team, even if it is not my best moment on the pitch.

However, former Blues defender Gary Chivers warned Morata he must improve further to remain at the club, telling Love Sport Radio: He needs a couple of chances now to put away one.

Morata admits he was low on confidence before getting help
Morata admits he was low on confidence before getting help
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Hes still nothing for me but maybe theyre looking at that.

Maybe theyre looking at the January transfer window and waiting for that to come.

It is something that obviously needs addressing.

Youve got Olivier Giroud who comes on and plays well, theyve been in and out, the pair of them this year.

Morata may need to improve more to guarantee his future at Stamford Bridge
Morata may need to improve more to guarantee his future at Stamford Bridge
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24. Republic of Ireland vs Northern Ireland: Betting tips, predictions and odds for international friendly13:03[−]

Republic of Ireland vs Northern Ireland: Betting tips, predictions and odds

EXPECT more fireworks than goals when Republic of Ireland welcome Northern Ireland tonight.

Both sides have struggled this autumn, with Northern Ireland just edging the form table with two wins from their last nine compared with just the one from the Republic.

Martin O’Niell’s men play host on Thursday evening

The six attacking members of the Republic squad have just one international goal between them.

So it all points to a scrappy affair, with under 1.5 goals certainly eye-catching at 11/8 with Sky Bet.

Home advantage might prove a telling factor and a win for Martin ONeills side after a draw at half time is 4/1 with Sky Bet.

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When does Republic of Ireland vs Northern Ireland kick off?

This friendly match will take place on Thursday, November 15.

It will kick off at 7.45pm.

The game will be held at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Which TV channel is the match on and can I live stream it?

This fixture will be shown live on Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting at 7.30pm.

Sky Sports subscribers will be able to live stream it online or on the Sky Sports Mobile app.

If not, you can also purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NOW TV for ?7.99.

Alternativel, you can follow all of the action on our dedicated SunSport LIVE BLOG.

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25. All 12 John Lewis Christmas adverts ranked and rated13:02[−]

THE John Lewis Christmas advert is finally here, but it’s having a mixed reaction on social media.

As fans debate online about how good the Elton John life story is, we’ve ranked every John Lewis Christmas advert from best to worst according to how fans reacted to them at the time.

This year's John Lewis advert stars Elton John and tells his life story
This year’s John Lewis advert stars Elton John and tells his life story
John Lewis

This year’s Christmas advert for the department store stars Elton John and tells the story of why some gifts are more than just a gift.

It spans the veteran singer’s life and shows how a gift of a piano from his grandmother helped make him the international superstar he is today.

But fans aren’t sure the advert is as good as commercials from previous years, with some saying it’s not Christmassy or sentimental enough.

Here we rate and rank every John Lewis advert from its first one ever in 2007 right up to this year’s showbiz-inspired film.

1. 2011 – The Long Wait

The Long Wait was one of the first big John Lewis Christmas adverts and had the nation in tears
The Long Wait was one of the first big John Lewis Christmas adverts and had the nation in tears

This was the first year John Lewis used its advert to tell a whole story, and it made the nation weep.

It told the story of a little boy impatiently waiting for Christmas and all because he wants to give a heartfelt gift to his two sleepy parents on Christmas morning.

It was set to Slow Moving Millie’s cover of “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths.

This was the film that cemented the department store’s reputation as the best Christmas advertiser so we think that has to put it at the top of the list.

2. 2013 – The Bear And The Hare

The Bear And The Hare was a charming animated tale
The Bear And The Hare was a charming animated tale

This was the charming animated tale which tells the story of a bear who has never seen Christmas so his animal friends buy him an alarm clock so he can wake up from hibernation just for the day.

Lily Allen sung a cover of Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know.

People went wild for the story at the time and a lot of people on Twitter call it the best John Lewis ad the department store has ever made.

3. 2014 – Monty The Penguin

Monty the Penguin is one of the adverts that people love the best
Monty the Penguin is one of the adverts that people love the best

This was the heartwrenching advert about a little boy and his friend Monty The Penguin who wants to find love at Christmas.

He’s revealed to be the boy’s stuffed toy – and under the Christmas tree is a girl penguin toy for Monty to fall in love with.

If people don’t say The Bear And The Hare is their favourite, they often choose 2014’s advert as the John Lewis ad they like the best.

4. 2015 – Man on the Moon

The Man On The Moon was the heartfelt tale of a lonely old man who is sent presents from a little girl on Earth
The Man On The Moon was the heartfelt tale of a lonely old man who is sent presents from a little girl on Earth

This advert really tugged on people’s heartstrings, as it told the story of a little girl who spots a lonely old man living on the moon through her telescope.

She finds a way to float presents over to him on balloons so he can enjoy Christmas Day too as Aurora’s cover of Half The World Away plays in the background.

It’s one of John Lewis’s most sentimental and emotional Christmas adverts and definitely had people crying across the nation.

5. 2012 – The Journey

The Journey tells the story of two snowmen in love
The Journey tells the story of two snowmen in love

It’s often forgotten but John Lewis’s tale of a snowman who travels over mountains and through horrible weather to bring his snow-girlfriend a scarf to keep her warm was very touching.

It was set to a Gabrielle Aplin cover of “The Power of Love” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and had many people shedding tears at the time.

6. 2016 – Buster the Boxer

Buster The Boxer was 2016's advert which was about a trampolining dog
Buster The Boxer was 2016’s advert which was about a trampolining dog

John Lewis decided to mix it up with Buster The Boxer in 2016 by having a funny advert rather than a gut-wrenching sentimental one.

It told the tale of a dog who loved to bounce on his family’s trampoline while they were asleep.

Fans loved it, but some people were left a bit disappointed as they didn’t feel like it packed as much of an emotional punch as in previous years.

7. 2017 -Moz the Monster

Moz The Monster was the star of last year’s John Lewis advert

Last year’s advert was about a cuddly blue monster called Moz who befriended a little boy called Joe.

They stayed up together all night every night until Moz realises Joe needs to sleep at night so leaves him a present of a night light under the Christmas tree.

People weren’t as fond of Moz as they were of Buster or Monty, but people still found the advert cute.

But John Lewis was accused of stealing the character from an existing children’s book.

And it was said to be the least successful campaign John Lewis ran in five years.

8. 2018 – The Boy And The Piano

Sir Elton John is seen at the start of the John Lewis advert playing on the piano
Sir Elton John is seen at the start of the John Lewis advert playing on the piano
John Lewis

This year’s John Lewis stars Elton John in its most showbiz-inspired advert yet.

Viewers are taken through key moments in his life, including stadium tours, travelling on a private jet, playing at his local pub and performing at a school.

But it’s having a mixed reaction on social media, with not everyone loving this year’s festive ad.

One Twitter user wrote that she wanted another “cute character” and not Elton John’s life story.

For us, it’s not up there with the likes of Monty The Penguin, The Long Wait and The Bear & The Hare either.

9. 2010 – A Tribute To Givers

This advert shows how people go to great lengths to keep presents a surprise such as sneaking a rocking horse upstairs while children watch TV
This advert shows how people go to great lengths to keep presents a surprise such as sneaking a rocking horse upstairs while children watch TV

Ellie Goulding recorded a cover version of Elton John’s “Your Song” for this advert – the same tune that appears in this year’s film.

But it’s probably the only thing you remember about this advert, which was about the lengths that people go to to surprise their friends and relatives on Christmas Day.

10. 2009 – Sweet Child O’ Mine

2009's advert was about children receiving adult presents
2009’s advert was about children receiving adult presents

This was the first year John Lewis used an acoustic cover of a popular song – Guns N Roses’s Sweet Child Of Mine – as the song for their commercial.

It’s a sweet advert which shows children opening adult presents such as an e-reader and large slippers, and says at the end: “Remember how Christmas used to feel? Give someone that feeling.”

But do you remember it? Neither do we.

11. 2007 – Shadows

This was the first John Lewis Christmas advert
This was the first John Lewis Christmas advert

In its first Christmas advert, John Lewis showed how people placed products together to create shadows that look like a woman walking her dog through the snow and having a drink at a party.

It was quite memorable but this was before the era that John Lewis adverts created a huge buzz as social media was barely even a thing at this point.

12. 2008 – From Me To You

John Lewis's From Me To You advert was quite basic
John Lewis’s From Me To You advert was quite basic

This was probably the most basic John Lewis advert – and the most boring.

Set to a cover of The Beatles’ From Me To You, it showed how you can find the perfect present for different characters in your life.

It ended with the message: “If you know the person, you’ll find the present.”

Not everyone hates the new John Lewis advert, our Consumer Editor said it reminds him of his mum who died 10 years ago.

People suspected Elton John would star in the advert – particularly after John Lewis stores changed their name to just “John”.

Meanwhile cheeky Chris Moyles was behind a prank to fool people with a fake John Lewis teaser trailer.


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26. 10am Manchester United news: Neville slates Fred, Arnautovic wanted, Mourinho sack odds tumble and Everton eye Smalling13:02[−]

FRED is in Gary Neville’s bad books and Marko Arnautovic is on Jose Mourinho’s wishlist.

Read on below for more details, plus all the other latest news, views and gossip from around Old Trafford.

Man Utd legend Gary Neville was expecting more from Fred even at the early stage of his Prem career
Man Utd legend Gary Neville was expecting more from Fred even at the early stage of his Prem career
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AV-IN’ A LAUGH

MANCHESTER UNITED owner Avram Glazer has been pictured in Saudi Arabia… sending fans into total meltdown over a potential takeover.

Last month it was revealed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was looking to invest heavily in the club – with some supporters praying for a total takeover.

WE WANT MOLIN-YOU

MARCOS ROJO is wanted by Wolves in January, according to reports.

The Manchester United defender, 28, has not played for the first team this season and the Old Trafford club are understood to be willing to let him leave.

NEV’S FRED ALERT

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Gary Neville has revealed he has been disappointed by Fred this season as he struggles to live up to his ?50million price tag.

The 25-year-old has flattered to deceive at Old Trafford since joining from Skakhtar Donetsk in the summer – appearing in just seven Premier League games.

SMALL PRICE FOR TOFFEES

MANCHESTER UNITED star Chris Smalling is wanted by Everton on a free transfer when his deal runs out next summer.

The 28-year-old defender has had a solid season so far with a number of improved performances after a huge drop in form.

BLUES VS UTD FOR MARKO

CHELSEA will rival favourites Manchester United for Marko Arnautovic’s signature in January.

West Ham’s talisman announced his desire to quit the London Stadium while on international duty.

JOSE AXE ODDS TUMBLE

JOSE MOURINHO’S odds have slashed in the Premier League sack race following Slavisa Jokanovic’s departure at Fulham.

The Cottagers became the first side in the top flight this term to axe their manager before hiring Claudio Ranieri.

HE’D AD ENOUGH

ADNAN JANUZAJ has revealed the reason why Jose Mourinho shunted him out of Manchester United.

The winger completed a permanent move to Spanish side Real Sociedad in the summer of 2017 on a five-year deal for around ?9million.

SERIE A-SHLEY

ROMA are tracking Ashley Young and ready to make a bid for the Manchester United star in January.

The 33-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and United have offered the versatile star a new one-year deal.

A HELPING AND

ANDREAS PEREIRA is ready to leave Manchester United in order to achieve his World Cup dream, according to reports.

The Brazilian midfielder, 22, has started just twice for Jose Mourinho so far this season.

ARN-OUT

CHELSEA will rival favourites Manchester United for Marko Arnautovic’s signature in January.

West Ham’s talisman announced his desire to quit the London Stadium while on international duty.

‘DEFORESTATION’

MAROUANE FELLAINI has had his afro chopped off and footie fans have been left stunned with the result.

The lanky Manchester United midfielder has been instantly recognisable throughout his career with the bundles on top.

SMALL SCHOLES

GARY NEVILLE has revealed he never believed Paul Scholes would make it as a pro footballer.

The Mancunians were both members of the legendary Class of 92 youth team squad at Manchester United but the defender turned pundit says he initially thought Scholes would struggle in the professional game.

CAN’T CAH-RRY ON

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly ready to make a move for Chelsea’s out of favour Gary Cahill – bringing their transfer policy further into question.

Jose Mourinho had just two of his signings start the 3-1 derby defeat to Man City last weekend.

GETTING AUT OF HERE

MARKO ARNAUTOVIC has stunned West Ham by admitting he wants to LEAVE the club.

The Hammers captain was the top scorer last season, and is seen as the man to keep them safe from a relegation dogfight.

HE’S A KEEPER

MANCHESTER UNITED are sweating over the future of David De Gea who has still not signed a new contract at the club.

It is understood United are becoming increasingly wary over one of their star players leaving.

RON TOOK THE MICK

FORMER Manchester United trainer Mick Clegg has revealed how he helped Cristiano Ronaldo become a great.
The power development coach worked at the Old Trafford club between 2000 and 2011 and has told all about how Ronaldo approached him with an offer.

FERGIE FAILED

SIR ALEX FERGUSON tried every trick possible to sign Joe Cole, Harry Redknapp has revealed.
Cole, 37, announced his retirement from football today following a career at West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Coventry and Tampa Bay Rowdies.

DE GONE?

DAVID DE GEA has been considering his Man United future for some time and his former coach believes it is ‘understandable’ that he wants to go in search of Champions League football.

Ex-United goalkeeping coach Eric Steele, feels the Spaniard could move on as he will want to be at a club who are challenging for top honours.

AL GET MY COAT

ALEXIS SANCHEZ is looking for a move to Real Madrid to end his Manchester United nightmare – and it makes sense for everyone.

The Chilean has struggled since moving to Old Trafford from Arsenal, claiming he only has three friends at the club.

PL-EXIT

MANCHESTER UNITED will fight FA over plans to significantly cut foreign players quota after Brexit.

Arsenal and Chelsea are also set to battle against the new proposals which would cut the number of non-home grown players from 17 to 12.

NOT ABOUT THE C-ASH

ASHLEY YOUNG wants assurances over a regular first-team spot, with Jose Mourinho looking to bolster the defence.

The England full-back is holding off on signing the new deal, with his current contract ending in the summer.

‘NO AMBITION’

MANCHESTER UNITED are in talks with Juan Mata and Ander Herrera over new deals – and fans are distraught.

Supporters have slammed the club for showing “no ambition” by trying to tie down the Spanish pair.

ZI YOU SOON

ZINEDINE ZIDANE is the firm favourite to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

The former Real Madrid boss is just 6/4 to take over at Old Trafford as the Special One’s job continues to be under threat.

Alexis Sanchez could be off from Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez could be off from Manchester United
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MOUR MOANING

JOSE MOURINHO has hit out at Manchester United for being “light years” behind fierce rivals City.

The city of Manchester was undoubtedly blue on Sunday as Pep Guardiola’s champions eased to a 3-1 win against United.

PUNTERS PILE IN

JOSE MOURINHO receives half of ALL sack race odds this season as his Manchester United job hangs in the balance.

The Red Devils will part ways with the Special One if they miss out on the Champions League this term.

BUYS AND LOWS

MANCHESTER UNITEDS chaotic approach in the transfer market was brought into sharp focus on Sunday with just TWO of Jose Mourinhos signings making his starting XI.

Outclassed United were demolished 3-1 in the derby.

‘WORLD’S ENDING’

VICTOR LINDELOF was named Swedish footballer of the year for the first time last night, surprisingly pipping national team captain Andreas Granqvist to the award.

Lindelof, 24, played in four of Swedens five matches at this summers World Cup as his side reached the quarter-finals.

NE-MAN UP

JOSE MOURINHOS constant support for struggling Nemanja Matic is worrying Manchester United team-mates, according to reports.

Matics poor marking let Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan scored the final goal in Uniteds 3-1 derby defeat on Sunday.

BAILING OUT

MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to sell flop defenders Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly.

But Alexis Sanchez wont be going anywhere for a while at least.

PASSING PHIL-OSOPHY

PHIL FODEN may have only come on in the 92nd minute of the Manchester derby but he still managed to complete more passes than Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku combined.

Foden, 18, replaced David Silva and was on the pitch for just two minutes before Anthony Taylor blew the full-time whistle to end United’s misery.

MY LIVERPOOL NEM-ESIS

NEMANJA VIDIC has revealed why he was sent off TWICE at Anfield during his Manchester United career.

The former Serbian centre-back was a fan favourite with the Red Devils faithful due to his no-nonsense style of defending.

WONDERKID

UNTIED are keeping tabs on 17-year-old starlet Vilius Piliukaitis, who is currently spending the season on loan at Blackburn Rovers.

The Lithuanian has also attracted interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, having impressed in youth matches so far.

‘BIG MISTAKE’

ASHLEY YOUNG is set to be offered a new contract at United – and fans are not pleased.

The 33-year-old has enjoyed a run of games under Jose Mourinho this season and is set to stay beyond his current deal that ends in the summer.

POG-MAR INJURIES

PAUL POGBA and Anthony Martial are out of the France squad with injuries, with Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette and Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko recalled.

Pogba missed the defeat to Man City – but Martial suffered an abductor injury, despite playing the entire match.

RASH FORM

MARCUS RASHFORD’S United form is puzzling after the England international was once again unimpressive against Man City.

SunSport’s Neil Ashton comments that the attacker seems far happier when he is on Three Lions duty, having netted in both recent fixtures against Spain.

STAYING UP

JOSE MOURINHO turned on his witty charm after being quizzed if United’s title challenge was over.

They currently sit eighth, as many points adrift at the top as they are to Cardiff in the relegation zone – and the Portuguese boss was confident they would not be playing Championship football next season.

NE-MANAGER VIDIC

UNITED legend Nemanja Vidic has tipped himself to become the club’s future manager.

The Serbian star spent eight years at Old Trafford – but has refused to criticise current Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.

FIRST AID

MANCHESTER UNITED whizkid Aidan Barlow joined first-team training yesterday ahead of Sunday’s derby.

The midfielder, 18, starred for the Under-19s against Juventus in the Uefa Youth League on Wednesday.

SANCHEZ WANTS TO PS-FLEE

ALEXIS SANCHEZ wants out of Manchester United with Paris Saint-Germain his preferred destination, according to reports.

The Times say the Chilean flop is desperate to leave Old Trafford after struggling to settle in the North West and failing to produce on the pitch.

DAR OPEN FOR ITALY RETURN

MATTEO DARMIAN is heading for the Manchester United exit door in January.

United have spoken to Inter Milan and Roma over the Italy full-back returning to Serie A when the transfer window opens.

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27. Primark is selling an ?18 dupe of Holly Willoughbys tiger-print ?55 Marks & Spencer dress13:01[−]

WE LOVE Holly Willoughby’s Marks & Spencer collection, but we’d have to splash out quite a bit to get it all in our wardrobes.

Luckily, Primark has released an incredible dupe of one of the range’s most popular dresses.

Holly Willoughby’s M&S dress is gorgeous – but a little on the expensive side
Instagram

Primark’s chic midi comes in an autumnal shade of burnt orange, and features a tiger-print pattern and delicate button detailing.

The skirt is designed to flow loosely around the legs, while the cinched-in waist creates a flattering silhouette.

We think it’ll look great paired with boots and tights or with heels and a leather jacket for a night out.

And thanks to the dress’s purse-friendly ?18 price tag, you might just have enough left over to bag the whole outfit.

Primark’s midi is almost identical to the piece in Holly’s collection
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The dress is incredibly similar to Marks & Spencer’s offering, boasting a near-identical pattern and shape.

When Holly, 37 – who recently jetted to Australia for the new series of I’m A Celebrity – posted an Instagram snap of herself in M&S’s version last month, a number of fans told her they were keen to pick it up.

Comments included: “Love this dress,” and: “The dress of dreams.”

But it’s quite a bit pricier than Primark’s design, coming in at ?55.

We can barely tell the difference from Marks & Spencer’s ?55 design
M&S
  • Printed midi shirt dress, ?55 from Marks & Spencer – buy now

Due to the fierce animal print on M&S’s dress, we have an inkling Holly may wear it in the I’m A Celebrity jungle.

With that in mind, we can’t see Primark’s copy being around for long.

We know where you’ll be heading this weekend. And we’ll see you there.

In more fashion news, Aldi’s sheepskin slippers are BACK – and they’re ?64 CHEAPER than the Ugg version.

Home Bargains is selling matching elf pyjamas for the whole family.

And here’s all the information you need about when I’m A Celebrity starts and the celebs in the 2018 line-up.

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28. Can I buy the John Lewis Christmas advert 2018 version of Your Song by Elton John, is it going to be released?13:01[−]

JOHN Lewis is back with a brand new Christmas advert and with it comes a new version of Elton John’s Your Song.

But can you buy the advert version of the song? Here’s what you need to know…

Elton John’s Your Song features on the new John Lewis advert
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Can I buy the John Lewis Christmas advert 2018 version of Your Song by Elton John?

No you can’t buy this version song and it won’t be released as a single.

This is because the song from the advert is made up of original recordings from the era that is being shown on screen at the same time.

In the advert we see Elton’s life and as the advert progresses he gets younger and younger.

You’ll notice that his voice changes as he gets younger on screen and this wouldn’t work as a single.

But John Lewis are selling Elton John’s Greatest Hits on CD and Vinyl in their shops and online.

This version of the song won’t be released as a single though
PA:Press Association

How can I buy the original version of Your Song?

Even though John Lewis aren’t releasing the song you can still buy the original version.

You can buy it on Google Play Music for ?0.99.

You can also buy it on iTunes for for ?0.99.

What is the history behind Your Song?

Your Song was composed and sung by Elton with lyrics by his longtime collaborator, Bernie Taupin.

It originally appeared on Eltons 1970 self-titled second album and was released that same year.

The song was actually written in 1967, when Bernie was just 17 years old.

Elton has said that this song is not about anyone in particular, so Bernie has refused to reveal the identity of the person – if such person exists – who inspired this song.

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29. Win the ULTIMATE Christmas present for free 12 UEFA Champions League tickets and your child being a pitch mascot13:01[−]

WE get it. Football is expensive. As is Christmas. So how about we combine the two and invite your footie-mad child and five mates to a Manchester City game?

Amazing, right?

Win 12 tickets and your child the chance to become a pitch mascot
Win 12 tickets and your child the chance to become a pitch mascot
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Actually, its better than that because all six kids will be official Nissan mascots at Citys UEFA Champions League clash with Hoffenheim on December 12.

That means going on to the pitch to help unfurl the giant UEFA Champions League flag on the centre circle just moments before kick-off. Sweeeeet.

The flag carriers will then join their six adult guardians in the stands to watch the game.

That’s 12 match tickets in all – plus Nissan tracksuits for each flag carrier to wear on the night and keep.

Six children will be given the chance to wave the UCL flag with their own tracksuit to keep
Six children will be given the chance to wave the UCL flag with their own tracksuit to keep
Matthew Ivan Howell 2017

But there are rules. The flag carriers must be aged 14-20 and be physically able to run on and off the pitch and hold the flag.

Travel costs, accommodation and food are not included in the prize. Other T&Cs apply.

To enter our free draw, simply answer this question and fill in your details:

Enter by 11.59pm on Monday 19 November.

Entrants must be 18+. The winner will be notified on November 20.

Good luck. Thank you, Nissan.

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30. How many reindeer does Santa Claus have, what are their names and what are the lyrics to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?13:00[−]

SANTA is one of the most well-known features of a modern day Christmas scene, with his troop of reindeer visiting households across the world every year.

The iconic imagery has been around for decades, but how many of us actually know where it’s from?

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Santa and his eight reindeer are a staple in the modern Christmas story, with children everywhere believing they are visited by them[/caption]

How many reindeer does Santa have and what are they called?

The reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh are thought to have come from a poem by Clement C.Moore, A Visit From St Nicholas.

It is more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas, and includes reference to eight named reindeer.

Originally, the verse which includes the names has them down as: “Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer, and Vixen!

“On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Dunder and Blixem!”

But now-a-days Dunder and Blixem are often referred to Donner and Blitzen.

Although Rudolf is the most famous of the reindeer, he’s not one of the core eight first mentioned.

What are the lyrics to Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer?

The famous Christmas song about the reindeer who was left out accompanies any good festive sing-along. Here’s all the lyrics so you can sing the song right to the end next time everyone gathers around the piano..

“You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,
you know Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen,
“But do you recall
“The most famous reindeer of all
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
“Had a very shiny nose
“And if you ever saw it
“You would even say it glows

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In traditional lore, Santa Claus’s sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder and Blixem[/caption]

“All of the other reindeer
“Used to laugh and call him names
“They never let poor Rudolph
“Join in any reindeer games
“Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
“Santa came to say,
“Rudolph with your nose so bright,
“Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight
“Then how all the reindeer loved him,
“As they shouted out with glee,
“Rudolph the red-nose Reindeer
“You’ll go down in history

Reuters
Rudolph’s story was originally written in verse by Robert L. May for the Montgomery Ward chain of department stores in 1939[/caption]

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
“Had a very shiny nose
“And if you ever saw it,
“You would even say it glows,
“And all of the other reindeer
“Used to laugh and call him names,
“They never let poor Rudolph
“Join in any reindeer games,
“Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
“Santa came to say,
“Rudolph with your nose so bright,
“Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight
“Then how all the reindeer loved him,
“As they shouted out with glee,
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
“You’ll go down in history.”

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31. England vs USA: Betting tips, predictions and odds for international friendly13:00[−]

England vs USA: Betting tips, predictions and odds

TONIGHT is all about honouring an England legend.

Wayne Rooney makes his 120th and final appearance for the Three Lions after a glittering career that saw him become his countrys greatest ever goalscorer.

Wayne Rooney will wear the No 10 shirt

Rooney wont start against USA but you wouldnt bet against him finishing with a flourish.

The DC United star is 9/2 with Sporting Bet to score last at Wembley.

England should find it easy and are 17/20 with Bet Victor to win to nil.

SunSport’s top tips will appear on this page ahead of the game tonight.

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When does England vs USA kick off?

This friendly fixture will take place on Thursday, November 15.

It will kick off at 8pm.

The match will be held at Wembley Stadium.

Which TV channel is England vs USA on and can I live stream it?

This international friendly will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky One.

Sky subscribers will be able to watch it online or on the Sky Sports Mobile app.

Otherwise, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NOW TV for ?7.99.

Alternatively, you can follow all the action via our dedicated SunSport LIVE BLOG.

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32. Adam Collard fans cant stop staring at the Love Island stars package as he posts romantic pic of him grabbing girlfriend Zara McDermotts bum13:00[−]

ADAM Collard’s fans can’t stop staring at his package in a romantic Instagram snap.

The Love Island star shared a sweet pic of him holding girlfriend Zara McDermott while on holiday.

Adam Collard shared a sweet post on Instagram of him lifting up girlfriend Zara McDermott
Instagram

Posting the snap to Instagram, the personal trainer, 23, could be seen lifting up the former government adviser, 21, on a beach.

He romantically gazes into her eyes as she wraps her legs around him.

Zara wears a white printed bikini while Adam went topless in a pair of tropical-print shorts.

Tagging the location as The Bahamas, the Geordie hunk captioned the pic: “Today was a good bloody day.”

The couple recently visited Miami
Splash News

However, Adam’s fans were more distracted by the noticeable bulge at the front of his swimming shorts.

One wrote: “Alls I can say is your bulge is MASSIVVEEEEEEEEEE.”

Another commented: “That bulge.”

A third shared: “your package seems to think so too.”

They met on this year’s series of Love Island
Instagram

It comes as Zara revealed she’d had facial filler in her jaw to even out her “lopsided” face.

The reality TV star showed off the results on the procedure on Instagram along with a number snaps to show how her chin appeared before.

The stars recently celebrated Adam’s 23rd birthday
Splash News

Zara explained: “So @kiss_aesthetics put a little filler in the crevice and then balanced the whole thing out with the other side.

“And now it’s perfect and completely symmetrical.”

The former government adviser then shared a number of pics of her “lopsided” face before.

On one post she wrote: “This crevice in my right jaw. It was causing me to look like I had a bad double chin from my right side!

“Also I felt it was getting worse as I got older. I’ve always had it since I was younger and it’s where the artery runs down my face.”


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33. Arsenals Aaron Ramsey on verge of joining Bayern Munich with German giants believing they have won race for his signature13:00[−]

ARSENAL star Aaron Ramsey is on verge of joining Bayern Munich, with the German giants believing they have won race for his signature, according to reports.

The Gunners contract rebel, 27, could be the latest star to up sticks and move to the Bundesliga on a free transfer in July 2019.

Aaron Ramsey could be on his way to Bayern Munich on a free transfer
Aaron Ramsey could be on his way to Bayern Munich on a free transfer
Reuters

Ramsey is out of contract in the summer and is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal with clubs set to swoop.

And Bayern appear to have won the race, according to the Independent, beating the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea to the punch.

Ramsey signed his current deal at the Emirates in May 2014 but is yet to negotiate improved terms.

With Bayern boss Niko Kovac itching to get his side back on track after a shaky start to the season – sitting fifth in the Bundesliga – he’s turned his attention to the Wales star.

Aaron Ramsey is available on a free transfer in the summer as things stand
Aaron Ramsey is available on a free transfer in the summer as things stand
Reuters
Aaron Ramsey has been a bit-part player at Arsenal in recent seasons
Aaron Ramsey has been a bit-part player at Arsenal in recent seasons
Reuters

Arsenal had been hoping to sort out a swap deal with Roma, seeing star striker Patrick Schick head to the Premier League.

But with Bayern said to be leading the race, Unai Emery may now be set to lose his midfielder for absolutely nothing.

Ramsey recently won the Premier League Goal of the Month award for his spectacular effort against Fulham.

The gong only furthered some fans’ view that Ramsey shouldn’t be in this situation, begging him to stay beyond this season.

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34. Inside the Kardashians magical fairy-themed 2nd birthday party for Dream with teepee, huge cake and a specially-designed outfit12:59[−]

DREAM Kardashian enjoyed her birthday in style yesterday, with a lavish fairy-themed party.

Rob Kardashian’s daughter, who turned two on November 10, was thrown the party at her Kris Jenner’s house, where she got to enjoy her day dressed as a blue fairy alongside her loved ones.

The teepee was a centre piece to the fairy-themed party
The Kardashians put on an impressive spread of snacks for their guests
Kim shared this photo of Dream

Documented by her aunts, Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, the house was decorated to suit any little girl’s dreams, with a blue and white theme and a teepee like structure as a centre piece, intertwined with leaves and butterflies.

“Happy Birthday Dream,” Kim wrote alongside a pic of the party.

There were plenty of treats for the tot to enjoy, ranging from a blue cake for the birthday girl, ice cream, doughnuts and other tasty snacks.

For the little ones, there were attachable wings and fairy princesses on hand to add to the theme.

Fairy Princesses were on hand for the celebration
Khloe uploaded a snap with the birthday girl to her Instagram story
There was a baby blue birthday cake to fit the theme of the day
Mason Disick enjoyed the celebrations

Not a family to do things by halves, the Kardashians gifted Dream with a minature blue, glittery Bentley, which came attached to a bunch of multi-coloured balloons, as well as various other packages filled with goodies.

Also on hand to celebrate with her were her cousins, with Mason Disick, 8, caught enjoying the celebrations by his aunt, Khloe.

She was gifted a miniature glittery blue Bentley

Dream is the daughter of Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna, who split shortly after her birth in 2016.

Rob’s sister, Khloe, recently revealed to fans that she was staying at her brother Rob’s house with daughter True but was “up keeping watch” as she was forced to flee her home as California was ravaged by wildfires.

Khloe admitted the fires, which also saw sister Kim forced to evacuate her home, had left her unable to sleep.

The mum-of-one also revealed that Rob was keeping an eye on his daughter Dream.

“I am with Rob, Dream and True and I am up keeping watch! Saying prayers and thanking all of the brave firefighters who risk their lives for us,” she told concerned Twitter followers.

“I can not sleep! I am too nervous with these fires” she added moments later.


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35. When is The Inbetweeners 10 year special on TV, will Emily Atack return and who will be in the cast?12:57[−]

THE Inbetweeners is a raucous sitcom that made it’s TV debut a decade ago.

Now an anniversary special is set to showcase the best bits from the show – here’s everything you need to know…

Joe Thomas, Simon Bird James Buckley and Blake Harrison starred in The Inbetweeners
Joe Thomas, Simon Bird James Buckley and Blake Harrison starred in The Inbetweeners
Rex Features

When is The Inbetweeners 10 year special on TV?

The Inbetweeners 10 year special is set to air on Channel 4.

An exact date has not yet been confirmed.

The two-hour studio special will look back at some of the funniest moments across the show’s three series and two films.

Tom Beck, Channel 4’s head of live events and commissioning editor for entertainment, said: “Will, Jay, Simon and Neil spent years failing to sneak into the best parties, so I’m very pleased to throw one that they’re definitely invited to.

“I just hope Will brings his Mum.”

The ten year special is also set to feature celebrity guests, unseen footage and behind the scenes clips.

The second Inbetweeners movie was set in Australia
The second Inbetweeners movie was set in Australia
Alamy

Who is in the cast of The Inbetweeners 10 year special?

The special will take a look back at the series and films so will feature the original cast.

Simon Bird, 33, played Will aka “briefcase w****r” who struggled to fit in after joining new school and fell in with misfits Simon, Jay and Neil.

Joe Thomas, 35, played Simon who had a perennial crush on Carli and often got an erection at inappropriate moments.

James Buckley, 30, played sex-obsessed Jay who came up with the phrase “bus w*****rs.”

Blake Harrison, 33, played Neil who is good natured but a bit gormless.

Emily Atack, 28, played Charlotte – the object of Will’s affections.

What are The Inbetweeners movies?

The first Inbetweeners movie was released in 2011 and followed the gang as they embarked on a post A-levels lads holiday in Malia.

Highlights include Neil doing the robot in an empty bar and Jay falling asleep on an ant hill – by the end they all get girlfriends.

The Inbetweeners 2 came out in 2014 and is set in Australia.

The boys go to join Jay who’s on a gap year but aren’t suprised to find out that his claims of being a top DJ and living in a luxury playboy style mansion are false.

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36. Instagram Your Activity feature can tell you if youre ADDICTED heres how to find out today12:57[−]

INSTAGRAM has added a new feature that reveals if you’ve got an addiction to the app.

Similar to Apple’s Screen Time feature for iPhone, Instagram tracks the amount of time you’re spending online.

Instagram Your Activity
The new feature highlights how much time you spend on Instagram on average
The Sun / Instagram
Instagram Your Activity
It’s called Your Activity, and can be found in the menu on your Profile page
The Sun / Instagram

The new feature is called Your Activity, and generates a Daily Average of time spent on Instagram based on data from the past week.

“This is the amount of time that you’ve spent on average using Instagram each day over the last seven days,” Instagram explains.

“Time is counted while you’re using the Instagram app on this device.

“This metric is in development and may change as we improve our methodologies.”

Instagram Your Activity
You’ll get a bar chart that highlights how much time you’re spending on given days
The Sun / Instagram
Instagram Your Activity
The average figure is worked out based on your usage over the past seven days
The Sun / Instagram

You’ll also be shown a chart that highlights how much time you’ve spent on Instagram on different days.

Tapping on any of the chart’s bars will reveal the specific amount of time you spent on Instagram on a given day.

Unsurprisingly, Instagram also makes an effort to help you limit your usage just like Apple’s Screen Time.

There’s an option to set a Daily Reminder, which will alert you after you’ve spent a certain amount of time on the app.

You can choose anything from five minutes right through to 24 hours.

Once you hit your limit, you’ll get a pop-up notification suggesting that you take a break.

Of course die-hard Instagrammers may just swipe away the notification and carry on using the app.

Instagram Your Activity
You can set time limits for your Instagram usage
The Sun / Instagram

It’s also possible to directly control your notification settings through Your Activity.

Notifications are one of the ways apps draw you in and Instagram is prolific, offering pop-ups for likes, comments and new followers.

Turning some of these notifications off is a good way to help reduce the amount of time you spend in Instagram.

To find the feature, go to your Instagram profile page, then tap into the menu at the top right. It’ll be listed at the top under Your Activity.

Instagram the key facts

Here's what you need to know...

  • Instagram is a social network for sharing photos and videos
  • It was created back in October 2010 as an iPhone-exclusive app
  • A separate version for Android devices was released 18 months later
  • The app rose to popularity thanks to its filters system, which lets you quickly edit your photos with cool effects
  • When it first launched, users could only post square 1:1 ratio images, but that rule was changed in 2015
  • In 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for $1billion in cash and stock
  • In 2018, some analysts believe the app is worth closer to $100billion
  • In October 2015, Instagram confirmed that more than 40billion photos had been uploaded to the app
  • And in 2018, Instagram revealed that more than a billion people were using the app every month

Helping limit our smartphone usage is a big goal for tech companies, who want to be seen as less tyrannical.

Apple added Screen Time in the latest iOS 12 update for iPhone and iPad, charting (and limiting) your app usage.

And Google also introduced a new Digital Wellbeing feature that works in a similar way, as part of the new Android 9.0 Pie update.

Instagram has been testing Your Activity for a while, but the feature is officially rolling out to users around the world.

The Sun was able to confirm that the feature had arrived on an Apple iPhone in the UK.

If you don’t see the feature, make sure you’ve downloaded the latest Instagram update.

How much time have you been spending on Instagram? Let us know in the comments!


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37. 10am Chelsea news: Blues fear transfer ban but rival Man Utd for Arnautovic, while Kante shows hes footballs most humble ace12:55[−]

CHELSEA are set to fight Manchester United for wantaway West Ham star Marko Arnautovic’s signature – just as the Blues have been threatened with a TWO-YEAR transfer ban.

And we reveal seven things that make N’Golo Kante the nicest guy in football after he came out of the most recent set of football leaks smelling of roses.

West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic is being targeted by Man Utd and Chelsea
West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic is being targeted by Man Utd and Chelsea
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Read on below to find out the details, plus the latest transfer news, views and gossip from around Stamford Bridge.

BLUES FEAR TRANSFER BAN

CHELSEA have been threatened with a TWO-YEAR transfer ban over their recruitment of foreign kids.

And the Blues are set to be hit savagely over a player they SOLD 18 months ago.

BLUES VS UTD FOR MARKO

CHELSEA will rival favourites Manchester United for Marko Arnautovic’s signature in January.

West Ham’s talisman announced his desire to quit the London Stadium while on international duty.

KAN’S THE MAN AGAIN

N’GOLO KANTE has once again shown he is football’s most humble superstar – in the latest Football Leaks revelations rocking the game.

Stamford Bridge hero N'Golo Kante is a man of the people despite his superstardom of the past two years
Stamford Bridge hero N’Golo Kante is a man of the people despite his superstardom of the past two years
Getty - Contributor

The leaked secret information has typically been used to tarnish the image of some of football’s biggest clubs. But the Chelsea midfielder is said to have rejected using an overseas tax haven that allegedly could have saved him ?870,000 on on an image rights deal.

Here are seven things which make Kante the nicest guy in football.

GIR-REEN GOBLIN

OLIVIER GIROUD has landed himself a Hollywood role.

The French striker is set to appear in the upcoming Spider-Man blockbuster.

FAB IDEA

CESC FABREGAS has been caught out after a sneakily trying to gain an advantage during Chelsea’s draw with Everton – by moving the vanishing spray.

The Spanish midfielder, 31, was so desperate to gain an extra foot ahead of a free-kick, he did something we’ve never seen before, scooping up the foam and placing it down closer to the goal.

TON OF BRICKS

CHELSEA target Sandro Tonali has hinted at an incredible future move but is it to the Blues?
The 18-year-old playmaker has been dubbed the new Andrea Pirlo after some barnstorming performances for Serie B side Brescia, and has been called up to the latest Italy squad.

SARRI DILEMMA

OLIVIER GIROUD is close to securing a loan move to Marseille as Chelsea look to cut their attacking options.

The Frenchman has struggled to nail down a regular starting place with manager Maurizio Sarri preferring Alvaro Morata – and now he could secure a permanent move in the summer at the end of his contract.

Do Chelsea have a darker side?

By DUNCAN WRIGHT

JORGINHO and Marcos Alonso show there is a nasty bite to Chelsea to go with the pretty Sarri-ball.

Maurizio Sarri has got the Blues playing with far more freedom than in recent years allowing the magical skills of Eden Hazard to flourish.

But in a fiercely contested clash with Everton there was something of the dark arts about some of his players as they left their mark on their visitors in a more rudimentary way.

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HAZ ABOUT THAT

EDEN HAZARD has revealed the greatest thing Joe Cole ever did for the Blues.

The Belgian star claimed it was the ex-England midfielder – who announced his retirement today – that persuaded him to move to Stamford Bridge from Lille.

DEFENDING THE BRIDGE

ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN has hinted that he may not be sticking around at Stamford Bridge for the long-term.

The Danish centre-back has struggled for game time under new boss Maurizio Sarri and was unconvincing when asked about handing in a transfer request.

‘IT HAS BEEN A DREAM COME TRUE’

FORMER Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool star Joe Cole has announced his retirement from football at the age of 37.

The England midfielder, who won 56 caps for his country, brings the curtain down on a 20-year career that ended with the Tamba Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League in America.

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38. Who will be presenting Children in Need 2018 and who has hosted in previous years?12:54[−]

CHILDREN in Need is returning to screens for yet another year aiming to raise money for a good cause.

Here’s all you need to know about who will be presenting and a look back at previous hosts.

(L-R) Rob Beckett, Ade Adepitan, Mel Giedroyc, Graham Norton, Tess Daly, Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes
Children In Need is back for another night of entertainment
BBC

Who will be presenting Children in Need 2018?

Children In Need 2018 will be presented by Rob Beckett, Ade Adepitan, Mel Giedroyc, Graham Norton, Tess Daly, Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes.

This is comedian Rob’s first time hosting the show – he will replace Matt Edmondson who was a presenter in 2017.

Rob said: I am so excited to be presenting BBC Children in Need this year. Its a British institution and a wonderful charity, so to be asked to help out is a huge honour.

“My parents are gonna be bursting with pride. I also get to meet Pudsey! I cant wait!

hildren In Need
Since its launch, Children In Need has raised ?950 million
BBC Children in Need

Who has hosted in previous years?

Both 2017 and 2016’s Children in Need were mainly hosted by the same celebrity team we will see on our screens this year.

In 2015, however, it was Dermot O’Leary who replaced Sir Terry Wogan who was ill at the time and took on the presenting responsibility alongside Nick Grimshaw, Shane Richie, Rochelle Humes, Marvin Humes, and Fearne Cotton.

Prior to them, Children In Need also welcomed other famous faces like

Zoe Ball, Alesha Dixon, Joanna Lumley and Sue Cook.

When is Children in Need 2018?

Children in Need 2018 will air THIS FRIDAY (November 16, 2018), across BBC One and BBC Two.

The coverage on BBC One will begin at 7.30pm and finish at 12.30am.

Since it launched in 1980, Children In Need has raised a massive ?950 million.

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39. Odds plunge on Theresa May to be gone before the end of the day with Boris 5/1 to replace her12:53[−]

THERESA May is just 5/1 to be axed as Prime Minster before the end of the day following her controversial Brexit deal.

The 62-year-old has come under fire today after MPs said the deal breaks the promises she made the country ahead of last years election.

Theresa May’s job is hanging by a thread this morning
EPA

Ladbrokes are offering odds of 5/1 that she leaves office on Thursday and Boris Johnson is tipped to replace her at 5/1.

Other bookies have also slashed their odds on her leaving Number 10 before the end of 2018 going from 6/1 to just 1/1 in a few hours.

It means they believe there is a 50 per cent chance the PM will be forced to resign following her deal, which has been described as the worst of all worlds.

Her job is already hanging by a thread after Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab today resigned claiming Britain is being “blackmailed” by the EU.

Boris Johnson has hit out at the Prime Minister’s Brexit plans
Jon Bond - The Sun

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey also resigned on Thursday morning and is 66/1 to be the new Conservative leader with Coral.

Mr Raab is 5/1 to be the party’s new leader, in front of Sajid Javid at 6/1 and Jacob Rees-Mogg and Jeremy Hunt, who are both priced at 10/1.

Meanwhile, just hours after Mrs May faced a vote of no confidence over her deal, the pound crashed against the dollar and euro.

Mr Raab’s resignation sent the pound crashing more than one per cent to $1.28 from $1.30 at 6am this morning.

Sterling also dropped against by more than one per cent against the euro from 1.14 euro in the early hours to 1.3 euro, putting it at a one week low.

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey quit
Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey quit today
PA:Press Association
Dominic Raab quit as Brexit Secretary on Thursday morning
PA:Press Association

Mr Raab told The Sun: “I dont want to submit to the blackmail of my country.”

And in his resignation letter, he warned: “I cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal with the EU.”

He is the second Brexit Secretary to quit in just four months – after David Davis walked out in protest at the PM’s Chequers plans.

But he insisted he has “enduring respect” for Mrs May and praised the PM for fighting through “difficult times”.

His resignation ramps up the pressure on other pro-Brexit ministers to walk out – in a move which could bring the Prime Minister down altogether.

Alex Apati, of Ladbrokes, told The Sun Online: The pressure really is on Theresa May right now and her odds of leaving Downing Street before the year is out are shortening by the minute.”

George Elek, from Oddschecker, said: Parliament is in chaos and Dominic Raab’s resignation has left Teresa May in a perilous position.

Although the idea of her being ousted this year was almost unthinkable just 48 hours ago, but it’s fast becoming the likely outcome.

The shift in odds equates to a leap from a 14 per cent to a 50 per cent chance of May leaving in 2018, making the outcome twice as likely according to bookies.


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40. When is the 2018 Betfair Chase, what is the prize money, which horse is the favourite and is there a live stream?12:52[−]

THE 2018 Betfair Chase is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and informative contests of the season.

Gold Cup 1-2 Native River and Might Bite are set to do battle again, and we’ve got all you need to know about the big race here.

Native River and Might Bite are set to do battle once again
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What is the Betfair Chase?

The Betfair Chase is a Grade 1 race open to horses aged five and above.

It is run over a stamina-sapping three miles and one and a half furlongs and is the first real test for Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders.

When is the Betfair Chase?

This year’s Betfair Chase will be run on November 24 at Haydock racecourse.


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How can I watch the race?

The race will be shown live on ITV and on Racing UK.

Racing UK is on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.

What is the prize money for the race?

This year’s Betfair Chase offers ?112,540 to the winner!

Who is the favourite for this year’s race?

The favourite for this year’s race is Bristol De Mai. Nigel Twiston-Davies’ 9-4 market leader loves the mud and won this contest last season.

Second in is multiple Grade 1 winner Might Bite at 5-2, with last year’s Gold Cup winner Native River next best at 3-1.

Who is running in the race?

The entries are full of stars and as well as the three mentioned above, Clan Des Obeaux, Politologue, Thistlecrack and Shattered Love could also line up for the Grade 1 feast.

Who won the 2017 Betfair Chase?

Bristol De Mai was an impressive winner of the race, coming home by a record-breaking fifty-seven lengths.

Can I get tickets?

Of course!

Click here to buy tickets.

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41. Who is Shailesh Vara and why did he resign as Northern Ireland minister?12:50[−]

SHAILESH Vara resigned as Norhern Ireland secretary over Theresa Mays compromised Brexit deal with the EU.

Lets take a closer look at the Tory MP and the reasons behind his resignation.

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Shailesh Vara quit as Minister of State for Northern Ireland in protest over Theresa May’s Brexit deal[/caption]

Who is Shailesh Vara?

Born in Uganda, Varas family moved to Britain in 1964 when he was four-years-old.

He studied at Brunel University and qualified as a solicitor before working in the City of London and Hong Kong in the late 1980s.

Vara became involved in the Conservative in the 80s and held a variety of local and national posts including Vice-Chairman on the Party.

He was elected the MP for North West Cambridgeshire in 2005 which was his third attempt to win a seat in the Commons.

While Vara supported the Remain campaign during the EU referendum, he also backed prominent Brexiteer Michael Goves short-lived leadership bid.

He was appointed Minister of State for Northern Ireland on January 9, 2018 before resigning on November 15, 2018.

The Ugandan-born politician is married with two children and also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Why did he resign?

Vara quit Theresa Mays cabinet over her soft Brexit deal which she had agreed with EU leaders on November 13, 2018.

Upon resigning, he warned the withdrawal agreement would leave Britain tied to “the shackles of the EU” and stop us becoming a “sovereign, independent country”.

Vara said: “We are a proud nation and it is a sad day when we are reduced to obeying rules made by other countries who have shown that they do not have our best interests at heart.

“We can and must do better than this. The people of the UK deserve better.”

He added the deal would keep Britain “in a half-way house with no time limit on when we will finally be a sovereign nation”.


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42. Fears for missing girl, 14, last seen almost three weeks ago after vanishing from Thorpe Park12:48[−]

FEARS have grown for a 14-year-old girl last seen almost three weeks ago after vanishing from Thorpe Park.

Darcie Goobie, also known as Lexi Rose Anne, vanished on 26 October.

Darcie Goobie, also known as Lexi Rose Anne, was last seen on October 16
Darcie Goobie, also known as Lexi Rose Anne, was last seen on October 16
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Police are now desperately searching for the teen, with it believed she could be in London.

Detective Sergeant Jamie Humm of North East area CID said: Darcie was originally thought to still be in Surrey, but we now believe she is in London, having headed here after leaving Thorpe Park.

Due to her age and the time she has been missing from home, we are clearly very concerned for her safety and would urge Darcie herself, or anyone who knows of her whereabouts to get in contact.

It is thought Darcie could be in Hackney, but is also known to frequent the Waterloo and Kings Cross area.

She is described as having a rounded build, with long dark hair. She was last seen wearing a dark red coat with fur hood, and pink trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting 5336390/18.

You can also speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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43. Emily Ratajkowski shows off her peachy bum and boasts her diet includes beer and Chinese takeaways12:48[−]

EMILY Ratajkowski showed off her pert bottom in a raunchy photoshoot.

The Gone Girl actress stripped down to a rust-coloured thong and bra, exposing her super toned posterior.

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Emily Ratajkowski strips down for new campaign
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Emily shared the raunchy snaps on her Instagram
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The 27-year-old model shared a photograph of her from the front flashing her toned torso, while leaning seductively up against fully stocked shelves in a supermarket eating a packet of mini churros.

She captioned the photo: “I made some more stuff for you. Link in bio. Launching 11.22.18.”

But in her Instagram Story the star gave her 20.4 million followers a peak of the rear view.

In the separate shot Emily can be seen looking into a fridge wearing her high-waisted thong.

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Emily was honoured at the GQ Awards
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The raunchy images are part of Emily’s campaign to promote her new brand M Rata.

Emily – who married husband Sebastian Bear-McClard earlier this year – has also launched a separate social media account for her label, which already boasts 12,000 followers.

The page only has one post, which is the back shot of Emily in the skimpy two-piece.

The upload simply reads: “Be the first to know.”

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Emily Ratajkowski picked up the International Woman of the Year award
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Emily’s new brand will launch on November 22.

However, the beauty has remained tight lipped about what exactly the range will include.

M Rata will be the second fashion brand Emily owns, as she also founded swimwear label Inamorata.

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Emily Ratajkowski often shares images of her<br />wearing a bikini or lingerie on her Instagram
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Meanwhile, Emily – who was honoured with the International Woman of the Year gong at the GQ Awards – has admitted she does not follow a strict diet or fitness routine to get into shape.

Speaking to GQ magazine, she said: “I don’t work out every day.

“I try to eat healthy, but listen, I’ve just been travelling. I ate Chinese food today and had a beer yesterday. You’ve gotta treat yourself, you know?”


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44. Vicky Pattison gushed about loyal John Noble being the right one days before cheating scandal and admitted he had a panic attack at their engagement party12:46[−]

VICKY Pattison gushed about John Noble being the right one just days before he became embroiled in a cheating scandal.

Writing in her Fabulous Online column last week, the 30-year-old, who has now dumped him, revealed he had a panic attack at their engagement party after becoming overwhelmed with the pressure.

Vicky Pattison branded John Noble loyal just days ago
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She wrote: There were so many guests to get round that John had a mild panic attack.

He was like, I cant do this Vicky, Ive just welcomed everybody. I cant do those rounds again! I told him hed best man up because if he thought this was bad, imagine what a wedding would be like!

It was so stressful, there was nothing about the night that was for me and him. I realised I dont need a massive wedding. I just really need John.

Unaware of the events that would unfold just days later, Vicky admitted she didnt think she could ever trust another man until she reconnected with John.

Vicky revealed John had a panic attack at their engagement party
John was caught canoodling with a mystery blonde in Dubai

Before John and I got back together, I honestly believed Id never trust anyone again, she shared in her piece, which is now tinged with sadness.

He is strong, hard-working, loyal and always wants me to be the best I can be and thats how I know Im making the right decision marrying this man.

Yesterday we revealed that Vicky had split from John and kicked him out of her house after he was caught canoodling a girl in a Dubai nightclub.

The former Im A Celeb winner has now shelved wedding plans and unfollowed him on social networks Twitter and Instagram.

Humiliated Vicky was left in tears over the weekend after pictures of John canoodling and grinding with a mystery woman in Dubai were revealed.


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45. Who is Esther McVey and why did the Secretary of Work and Penions resign over Brexit?12:45[−]

ESTHER McVey resigned as Work and Pensions Secretary over Theresa May’s “soft” Brexit deal.

Here’s what we know about her.

McVey represented the Conservatives in Wirral West from 2010 until 2015
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Mrs McVey represented the Conservatives in Wirral West before winning George Osborne’s old seat[/caption]

Who is Esther McVey?

Esther McVey was born in Liverpool and graduated in law before becoming a graduate trainee with the BBC in 1991.

She went on to work in media for the next 10 years as a broadcaster and a journalist for GMTV, numerous BBC shows and Channel 4.

In 2010, Esther became the first and only Conservative MP on Merseyside since 1997.

In 2012 she was appointed Minister for Disabled people and in 2013 she was made the Minister of State for Employment.

In the 2015 general election McVey was defeated by Labour candidate Margaret Greenwood.

Ms McVey successfully defended the Tory seat of Tatton in Cheshire, the former constituency of George Osborne, at the 2017 General Election,

She took up “roles in business” including “Chair of British Transport Police Authoriy, Honorary Fellow of Liverpool University and Senior Advisor to an international communications company”, according to her website.

Ms McVey then successfully defended the Tory seat of Tatton in Cheshire, the former constituency of George Osborne, at the 2017 General Election.

In January 2018, she was appointed Work and Pensions Secretary by Theresa May.

What has Labour’s John McDonnell called her in the past?

In 2016, Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell refused to apologise for saying McVey should be lynched.

Two years earlier he called then jobs minister Esther McVey a “stain on humanity” because of disability benefit cuts.

The staunch Jeremy Corbyn ally stood by his insult and said it was OK to “express honest anger”.

Ms McVey accused him of “whipping up a culture of bullying” and “linking politics with violence”.


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46. Rare flesh-eating disease killed severely overweight woman after ravaging her 31-stone body12:42[−]

AN obese woman weighing 31-STONE died after a rare and devastating flesh-eating bug ravaged her body, an inquest heard.

Hugely overweight Hazel Salvage had to be rescued from her bedroom by firefighters before she could be rushed to hospital where doctors carried out surgery to try to save her life after she was infected with necrotising fasciitis.

Hazel Salvage was rushed to Wexham Park Hospital in Berkshire after emergency services found her in agony after contracting the flesh-eating bug
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But the 47-year-old mum developed sepsis as well as the flesh-eating bug and died soon after being admitted.

The coroner recorded a verdict of death from natural causes after hearing how the bug began eating the tissue underneath the folds of skin from her stomach.

The alarm was raised when Mrs Salvage’s live-in son awoke one night hearing her anguished cries.

He found her short of breath and suffering severe pain in her lower abdomen on October 20.

Reading Coroner’s Court heard that Mrs Salvage’s death was ‘frightening’ but ‘natural’
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Firefighters raced to the house at midnight and found Mrs Salvage confused, mumbling to herself, and dangerously large to move from the sofa.

In a written statement from the ambulance crews, the coroner heard that the small flat was noticeably unhygienic.

And despite her severe health complications, Mrs Salvage had been deemed capable of working by the Job Centre in a recent assessment, the coroner told the inquest.

After she was rushed from her home in Slough to the Wexham Park Hospital, consultants quickly decided to operate on her lower abdomen after the necrotising fasciitis and sepsis were diagnosed.

But despite the best efforts of medical staff, Mrs Salvage died at the hospital shortly after she was admitted.

She had also suffered obesity, heart disease and a large fatty liver, assistant coroner Ian Wade told Reading Coroners Court.

He said: “She was only 47. That was too young.

“She had not led a comfortable or easy life, and towards the end she became housebound.

“She struggled with her mobility and had shortness of breath, and her heart was significantly diseased.

“The condition that caused her death is a relatively rare one and can often come across a very frightening one.

“It is one she didnt truly appreciate she was suffering from… and no doubt a source of the severe infection which then spread through her system.

“I am satisfied she died in Wexham Park Hospital in spite of high quality and appropriate surgery and entirely accept the evidence of all the witnesses.

“It seems to me that Hazel died because thats what nature intended for her. It seems to me a combination of natural conditions and as frightening as they sound they happened naturally, and the outcome was natural.”


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47. Trinny Woodall left looking like Groucho Marx after ?600 eyebrow treatment12:42[−]

STYLE guru Trinny Woodall went to try out a new beauty treatment – but wound up striking an uncanny resemblance to caterpillar-browed comedy legend Groucho Marx.

The What Not To Wear star, 54, was trying out a ?600 ‘microblading’ procedure when she was unwittingly transformed into the late Marx Brothers star.

Trinny briefly resembled Groucho, bar the cigar

Microblading involves making small scratches into the skin and then applying coloured dye to the cuts – giving you tattooed brows that last up to 18 months.

However, during the treatment, you may briefly look like an early 20th-century Hollywood star.

Things were very different following the treatment at up-market Chelsea “beauty atelier” Suman Brows, with the star delighted with how things turned out.

Trinny raved: “I’ve got to say you’ve filled in exactly the tiny micro-amounts that were irritating me. I’ve found my solution, it’s so nice.”

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Groucho was renowned for his epic eyebrows[/caption]

Trinny didn’t look too sure to begin with
However, the expert got to work on her eyebrows

Trinny was a telly megastar in the early 2000s, hosting What Not To Wear with Susannah Constantine, before moving to ITV to host Trinny & Susannah Undress.

She had great success with former Strictly star Susannah, even launching their own clothing line and releasing a series of style books.

She still gives style advice on This Morning, though these days she’s more focused on beauty, giving tips and advice to fans on her website Trinny London and to her 374,000 Instagram followers.

She remains a fixture on the London party circuit, often being seen out with her boyfriend, 75-year-old advertising millionaire Charles Saatchi.

Trinny was delighted with the results

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48. Pound falls against the dollar and euro as Theresa May faces vote of no confidence over Brexit12:42[−]

THE pound has crashed against the euro and dollar following the resignation of three Cabinet MPs over Theresa May’s Brexit plan.

Second to resign was Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab after claiming that Britain is being “blackmailed” by the EU as pressure mounts for Theresa May to resign.

The pound has dropped against the euro as Theresa May faces uncertainty over her Brexit deal

His resignation sent the pound crashing more than one per cent to $1.28 from $1.30 at 6am this morning.

Sterling also dropped against by more than one per cent against the euro from 1.14 euro in the early hours to 1.3 euro, putting it at a one week low.

Ian Strafford Taylor, CEO of travel currency expert, FairFX said: “Political uncertainty has a huge impact on currency and exchange rates.

“Although the pound has shown improvements against the euro, it’s still down considerably compared to pre-Brexit rates.

“The highest rate weve seen since it was announced the UK would leave the EU is still nine per cent lower than before the referendum.”

He added: “Were not out of the water yet, and its likely the Pound will react again in the coming days.”

The first to resign was Northern Ireland Minister Shailesh Vara quit, warning the withdrawal agreement would leave Britain tied to “the shackles of the EU”.

Works and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has also quit, accusing Theresa May of presenting Cabinet with a deal that “does not honour the result of the referendum.”

More to follow…

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49. Manchester United owner Avram Glazer pictured in Saudi Arabia sending fans into meltdown over potential takeover12:41[−]

MANCHESTER UNITED owner Avram Glazer has been pictured in Saudi Arabia… sending fans into total meltdown over a potential takeover.

Last month it was revealed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was looking to invest heavily in the club – with some supporters praying for a total takeover.

Avram Grant was spotted in Saudi Arabia, with fans praying for a takeover
Avram Grant was spotted in Saudi Arabia, with fans praying for a takeover
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Glazer is currently in the Middle East to speak at the Misk Global Forum, an event created by the Crown Prince to help empower young people in the nation.

An image of Grant and United director Richard Arnold was posted on social media during their trip to Riyadh.

The pair met Dr Mohammed Abo Sak, the Saudi minister of parliamentary affairs, in his home in Diriyah on Wednesday.

Glazer had been expected in Saudi Arabia last month – at the Future Investment Initiative, but pulled out following the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Avram Grant and director Richard Arnold are currently in Riyadh
Avram Grant and director Richard Arnold are currently in Riyadh
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Is Mohammad Bin Salman taking over United?

IT is not known whether Mohammad Bin Salman would personally take over at Man United but it is believed he would back either a Saudi state bid or one from a prominent individual within the country.

The Glazers would demand around ?3bn for control of the club, but the Saudis have the money and are reportedly willing to either buy a stake or take over completely.

And SunSport revealed that unless the British government intervenes, the Premier League is powerless to stop the Saudis investing in Man United.

Saudi Arabia has already made investments in sport, bringing both WWE and the George Groves vs Callum Smith World Boxing Super Series Final to the country.

However, the WWE have removed the November 2 Crown Jewel event from their website following the Khashoggi incident.

Last month it was revealed Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman was eyeing a massive investment in Manchester United
Last month it was revealed Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman was eyeing a massive investment in Manchester United
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Instead, Glazer attended the Misk Global Forum – the world’s leading youth conference.

But Old Trafford supporters – praying for a long-awaited takeover – took to Twitter to speculate.

Here’s what some have been saying…

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50. What is Michael Avenattis net worth, who is the Stormy Daniels lawyers wife and why has been arrested?12:41[−]

MICHAEL Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels in her suit against President Donald Trump, has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

Avenatti represents Ms Daniels, who alleges she and President Trump had a brief relationship – a claim the president virulently denies. Here’s all you need to know about the top American lawyer.

Stormy Daniel’s lawyer Michael Avenatti has been granted bail on a domestic assault charge filed against him
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What is Michael Avenatti’s net worth?

Avenatti is a high-powered lawyer with a long career of securing big wins for his clients, and as such, it’s not terribly surprising that he’d be a multi-millionaire.

But how much he’s precisely worth isn’t public knowledge.

A race car driver with expensive taste and a high-end lifestyle, Avenatti has been estimated to be worth about $20 million.

He has won more than $1 billion in judgements for clients in high profile cases, with the biggest win for Avenatti was the $454 million 2017 fraud verdict against against Kimberly-Clarks company Halyard Health.

Avenatti reportedly owned a $12.6 million house in Laguna Beach, California, which he sold in 2015, according to real estate website Virtual Globetrotting.

Avenatti’s ex-wife Lisa Storie filed for divorce in December 2017

Who is Avenatti’s wife?

Avenatti was arrested on Wednesday after a woman filed a lawsuit against him.

US celebrity and gossip website TMZ claim they have been told her face was “swollen and bruised” with “red marks” on both cheeks.

Mr Avenatti married Lisa Avenatti (formerly Lisa Storie) in 2011. They have one son togehter, whilst he also has two teenage daughters from a previous marriage.

Lisa Avenatti filed for divorce in December 2017.

Despite rumours circulating that the allegedly abused woman was Lisa Avenatti, TMZ later corrected this to report that it involves another woman.

The Los Angeles Police Department later confirmed Avenatti has been charged with felony domestic violence and his bail was set at $50,000.

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51. Linda Robson sunbathes in a black one piece on holiday in Abu Dhabi after losing more than two stone12:37[−]

LOOSE Women’s Linda Robson showcased her incredible two-and-a-half stone weight loss while she soaked up the sun on holiday in Abu Dhabi.

The star, 60, previously displayed her fitness transformation in May by stripping down to a swimsuit on the lunchtime series, after she admitted she had never sat by a pool without a sarong.

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Linda Robson showcased her incredible two-and-a-half stone weight loss in Abu Dhabi[/caption]

And now Linda continued to celebrate her new slimline physique today while she luxuriated by her Middle Eastern resort’s pool in a black one-piece, which she accessorised with gold jewellery.

Appearing utterly relaxed, the Birds of a Feather actress smiled at the camera while strewn across a towel-covered sunlounger.

Captioning the shot, she wrote: “Having a well deserved break out in Abu Dhabi with my lovely sisters visiting my niece, lovely weather.”

Her confident appearance didn’t go unnoticed by her 105,000 followers, who lauded her with praise for her swimsuit snap.

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The star, 60, previously displayed her extraordinary fitness transformation in May on the ITV show[/caption]

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Linda has documented her incredible weight loss journey. Pictured in 2016[/caption]

One follower commented: “Looking fab Linda. Well done. All your efforts are clearly paying off. Enjoy your break.”

“You look insane! Have the best time,” another shared. “You look fantastic, well done.”

A fourth added: “Have a great holiday with your sister’s Linda you’re looking AMAZING”.

Earlier this year Linda lost an impressive two-and-a-half stone after she decided to slim down as part of Loose Womens Body Stories campaign to prevent herself from getting diabetes.

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Her social media followers commented in their droves on her incredible appearance[/caption]

The star achieved her goal by cutting out sugar and alcohol, leaving her under 11 stone.

The size 12 star has managed to maintain her weightloss thanks to a good diet and lots of yoga.

At the time, she said: “Im ten and a half stone, and I feel more confident.

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The star achieved her goal by cutting out sugar and alcohol, leaving her under 11 stone[/caption]

“I never sat round a swimming pool without a sarong on me, I just always felt embarrassed by it.”

The TV star previously revealed she feels better than ever thanks to her new look.

Speaking to her fellow Loose Women earlier this year, she said: “Ive just turned 60 and I feel better and fitter than I did at 50. And Im really proud!”


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52. Watch John Lewis 2018 Christmas advert based on Elton Johns life story12:36[−]

THIS years John Lewis Christmas advert stars Sir Elton John and tells the story of why some gifts are more than just a gift.

The ad, called The Boy and the Piano, starts with a dressing-gown clad Sir Elton gently tapping out the opening bars to Your Song – his first major hit, released in 1970.

Sir Elton John is seen at the start of the John Lewis advert playing on the piano
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Viewers are then taken through key moments in his life, including stadium tours, travelling on a private jet, playing at his local pub and performing at a school.

It ends with four-year-old Elton running down stairs on Christmas morning, unwrapping a gift of a piano given to him by his grandmother – a present that changed his life forever.

We then see Sir Elton playing the final few notes of Your Song, reflecting on his career.

At each stage of his life the performance of Your Song is a recording of Sir Eltons voice from that time.

The 71-year-old superstar is currently on a Farewell Tour around the US.

Sir Elton, now married to David Furnish, features in the present-day scenes, while five actors take on the role of him at various stages of his life.

You then see an actor playing Elton John at a school concert
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We also see young Elton playing at Northwood Hills pub in Pinner, where he used to play as a youngster
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The video takes us through the decades from 1950, right up to the present day
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It is the second John Lewis Christmas ad to feature Your Song after singer Ellie Goulding recorded a cover for the 2010 campaign.

A stadium scene based on an Elton John gig in Portland, US was entirely recreated using computer-generated imagery.

While other scenes have been based onphotos or recordings throughout the singer’s career.

John Lewis looked at more than 300 scripts before selecting the story and contacting Elton Johns management.

We see Elton performing Your Song on a plane
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As well as performing on his stadium tour
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Sir Elton said: “The John Lewis Christmas campaign has so many warm memories for me and my family.

“It’s been a lovely opportunity for me to reflect on my life in music and the incredible journey I have been on, and how first playing my grandmother’s piano marks the moment when music came into my life.

“The ad is absolutely fantastic and I’ve truly loved every minute of being a part of it.”

Your Song was composed by Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin. It was originally released in America as the B-side to Take Me to the Pilot. However, Your Song eventually made it to number eight in the USA and number seven on the UK Singles Chart.

The scene where Sir Elton is performing in a stadium
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John Lewis used pictures and recordings from Elton John’s life to create the video
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Five actors in total play Elton John in the advert
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John Lewis and Waitrose employees are being given the first opportunity to share the two minute and 20 second ad at 6am this morning.

The ad first airs on television on Thursday at 9.15pm during ITV’s Dark Heart.

Although, ITV viewers may have noticed that the theme tunes to some of the channel’s shows including Coronation Street and This Morning were played solely in piano notes on Wednesday to tease the advert’s premiere.

Who is in the John Lewis advert cast?

  • Young Elton -Freddie Henderson

  • Recital boy Elton- Hudson Trindall

  • Mum – Katie Bonna

  • Gran – Deborah Baxter

  • Teenage Elton – Brandon Stein

  • 70s Elton – Oliver Marshall

  • 80/90s Elton -Simon Burbage

  • Present day Elton – Elton John

Customers at the retailer’s flagship Oxford Street branch can also step into a 2,000 square foot recreation of the ad production set to try on some of the costumes, listen to recordings from Elton John’s 17-11-70 album and have photos taken at the piano.

The free experience on the third floor of the store is open from today until December 24. Customers will be taken in groups of 10.

At the end we see a young actor playing Elton John rush down the stairs on Christmas morning
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He unwraps a piano given to him by his grandmother
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There will also be a giant piano – which has been created in association with Google – in the Oxford Street store.

John Lewis has also created a window display with a giant piano at its flagship branch in London.

Customers will be able to enjoy a musical light show from the windows every 30 minutes from 4pm, playing out Elton Johns Christmas classic, Step Into Christmas.

You then see Elton playing the final notes of Your Song on a piano
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The last shot is Elton reflecting on his life and how he was given a piano as a Christmas present
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The shop, along with 14 further shops across the UK, will also have a Yamaha piano for customers to play.

Instead of cuddly toys the retailer is selling four Yamaha pianos – two uprights for around ?800 and two keyboards starting at ?150 – and a range of vintage tour t-shirts, costing ?40 each.

The retailer is also selling Elton Johns greatest hits – ?10.99 on CD and ?24.99 on vinyl.

John Lewis has recreated the set from the video in its Oxford Street store
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Customers can visit the set and try on some of the replica costumes that were made
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John Lewis customer director Craig Inglis said: “The ad tells the story of why Elton’s piano was more than just a gift and we hope to remind customers of that special moment when they’ve given a gift at Christmas time that they know will be treasured forever.”

John Lewis addressed speculation about the cost of this year’s ad, describing reports that it had paid Sir Elton ?5million as “wildly inaccurate”.

It added that Sir Elton had requested that a portion of his fee be donated to the Elton John Charitable Trust when he was first approached to be involved.

A biopic about Sir Elton John’s life – called Rocketman – is set to be released next year.

John Lewis reported a 98.8 per cent profits crash for the first half of the year in September.

Scenes from the advert

THE story of the ad is based on key moments throughout Elton Johns life:

  • 1950s playing his grandmothers piano

  • 1960s performing in a school recital

  • 1960s performing in the Northwood Hills pub in Pinner

  • 1970s recording Your Song at Trident Studio, London

  • 1970s performing Your Song on a TV show

  • 1970s travelling on his tour plane

  • 1970s performing on his stadium tour on the West Coast

  • 1980s spotlight performance

  • 1990s backstage moment in the dressing room preparing to go on stage

  • 2000s performing on the Red Piano tour

  • Present day reflecting on his life whilst sat at his original first piano

Yesterday, the retailer teased shoppers with hints about the advert, including renaming some of its stores John.

While earlier this month a clip featuring a piano player performing Elton Johns hit Rocket Man went viral on Twitter.

John Lewis had denied the clip was real this week but rumours swirled after fans spotted that it featured a John Lewis bauble listed for sale online.

But later that week Radio X DJ Chris Moyles revealed that he was behind the fake advert.

The set will be open from today until December 24
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Customers will be able to look round in groups of 10
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But John Lewis isn’t the only retailer to have revealed its Christmas advert.

Of the other christmas adverts this year:


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53. Get a 2-night 4* all-inclusive Marrakech spa hotel break with flights and water park from ?99pp12:35[−]

MARRAKECH is the ideal spot for some winter sun and right now theres a cheap deal to head over there.

Get two nights at an all-inclusive four star hotel with an on-site spa and water park access for a steal.

The Labranda Aqua Fun is perfect for both families and couples

Guests will stay at the Labranda Aqua Fun with return flights included from ?99pp with Wowcher. Click here to book.

The hotel was also a winner at the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards earlier this year.

Dates for travel are up until March 2019, though the ?99 option is for January.

Theres also an option to extend the holiday to either three nights from ?149pp or five nights from ?199pp, a saving of up to 52 per cent.

Labranda Aqua Fun in Marrakech is all-inclusive and has high ratings on TripAdvisor
Marrakech is nearby if guests want to get out and explore

Whenever you choose to visit, it will be much warmer than the UK with temperatures of up to 20C in December and 19C in January.

The hotel has outdoor and indoor pools to relax in as well as sports facilities to check out.

All meals, snacks and soft drinks are included in the price, so guests wont need much spending money theyll just need some money for bartering in the citys legendary souk.

The city is an assault on the senses from the markets filled with the heady scents of spices, to narrow roads where taxi horns compete with the clatter of horseshoes from the many traps carrying tourists.

You will thank yourself for somewhere calm and clean to return to after a day exploring.

Flights are from Stansted and the price is based on two people sharing so you’ll need to buy two vouchers.

If you’re looking for luxury, check out these cheap 5* breaks from British Airways.

Plus, give the kids a treat this Christmas with a magical Northern Lights trip – find out more.

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54. Uefa Nations League B LIVE: Latest group tables, fixtures and results12:34[−]

UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE kicks off with League B featuring sides like Wales, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

With promotion and relegation involved, they will be hoping to reach the top tier, while not dropping into League C.

The Uefa Nations League B includes the likes of 2018 World Cup hosts Russia and three Home Nations as they fight for promotion to the top flight and a Euro 2020 spot
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Uefa Nations League B live tables

Uefa Nations League B fixtures and results

Group 1

Thursday, September 6 (7.45pm): Czech Republic 1-2 Ukraine

Sunday, September 9 (2pm): Ukraine 1-0 Slovakia

Saturday, October 13 (2pm): Slovakia 1-2 Czech Republic

Tuesday, October 16 (7.45pm): Ukraine 1-0 Czech Republic

Friday, November 16 (7.45pm): Slovakia vs Ukraine

Monday, November 19 (7.45pm): Czech Republic vs Slovakia

Group 2

Friday, September 7 (7.45pm): Turkey 1-2 Russia

Monday, September 10 (7.45pm): Sweden 2-3 Turkey

Thursday, October 11 (7.45pm): Russia 0-0 Sweden

Sunday, October 14 (5pm): Russia 2-0 Turkey

Saturday, November 17 (5pm): Turkey vs Sweden

Tuesday, November 20 (7.45pm): Sweden vs Russia

Group 3

Saturday, September 8 (2pm): Northern Ireland 1-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, September 11 (7.45pm): Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 Austria

Friday, October 12 (7.45pm): Austria 1-0 Northern Ireland

Monday, October 15 (7.45pm): Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 Northern Ireland

Thursday, November 15 (7.45pm): Austria vs Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sunday, November 18 (5pm): Northern Ireland vs Austria

Group 4

Thursday, September 6 (7.45pm): Wales 4-1 Republic of Ireland

Sunday, September 9 (5pm): Denmark 2-0 Wales

Saturday, October 13 (7.45pm): Republic of Ireland 0-0 Denmark

Tuesday, October 16 (7.45pm): Republic of Ireland 0-1 Wales

Friday, November 16 (7.45pm): Wales vs Denmark

Monday, November 19 (7.45pm): Denmark vs Republic of Ireland

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55. Newlyweds fury after wedding DJ swiped cards full of cash on special day before scrawling c*** in guestbook12:34[−]

A BRIDE was left devastated after her wedding DJ swiped “around 40 cards” full of cash from their guests on the special day and then scrawled “c***” in their guestbook.

Lauren George, 26, wed Christian, 29, in July but claims her wedding was ruined by DJ Tom Butterworth.

Christian and Lauren, pictured on their wedding day in July, say the DJ ruined their special day
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Christian and Lauren, pictured on their wedding day in July, say the DJ ruined their special day[/caption]

He even defaced their wooden guestbook frame by writing “c***” and “paedo” on two of the wooden hearts.

Butterworth, from Leeds, West Yorks, has since apologised and been given a caution for the theft.

But while he repaid ?200 to the couple, they claim the amount is much lower than what was in the cards.

And despite admitting to the brazen theft, Butterworth is still advertising his services as a DJ on his Facebook page through another company – though they claim to have not worked with him since the incident came to light.

Lauren and Christian say that the theft ruined their honeymoon as the couple claim they had hoped to use the cash to go abroad, but instead had to settle for Butlins.

DJ Tom Butterworth stole hundreds of pounds from the couple following a dispute
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DJ Tom Butterworth stole hundreds of pounds from the couple following a dispute[/caption]

Butterworth, from Leeds, West Yorks, has since apologised and been given a caution for the theft
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Butterworth, from Leeds, West Yorks, has since apologised and been given a caution for the theft[/caption]

Meanwhile, poor Lauren was suffering a miscarriage throughout the ordeal, making it even harder to deal with.

Lauren, from Bradford, West Yorks, said: “To have that happen on our wedding was disgusting.

“Mentally, this has made me not want to trust another DJ. You’d expected to be able to trust someone like that. I felt like it was going to happen to someone else when I noticed he was still advertising as a DJ.

“I want to make sure no-one else gets the same treatment. I don’t want anyone else to feel the same. We actually had an early miscarriage on the day of our wedding – that was ongoing for a few days.

Lauren says she was also suffering a miscarriage throughout the ordeal on her wedding day
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Lauren says she was also suffering a miscarriage throughout the ordeal on her wedding day[/caption]

“It was terrible to go through that on my wedding day too. It was like everything hit me like a truck.”

Lauren had initially booked another DJ but was frustrated when he sent Butterworth as a last-minute replacement without warning them.

Angry they hadn’t been sent the original DJ they booked, the couple questioned why Butterworth was there as his replacement.

The entertainer, who also works in the public sector, claims he felt threatened after wedding guests got too close to equipment and was worried about not being paid due to the dispute.

The bride said: 'To have that happen on our wedding was disgusting'
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The bride said: ‘To have that happen on our wedding was disgusting’[/caption]

Lauren said: “We had actually employed a DJ that we’d seen before, but he sent Tom instead without telling us.

“Tom waited until the party had finished and told the pub that my husband or one of my guests had started an altercation with him.

“He said he needed some security. The bar shut all the doors and locked him inside. We were just outside with all our guests at the end of the night and he went into the party room after the bar staff had cleared everything.

The couple also claim they had to have a honeymoon at Butlins because they were left without the cash
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The couple also claim they had to have a honeymoon at Butlins because they were left without the cash[/caption]

“He walked in with his friend and you can see him on the CCTV stealing my cards out of the box and then taking them up to the stage, where he’s obviously put them in his rucksack. He then walks out.

“We lost about 30 or 40 cards. He also wrote on my guestbook frame ‘c***’ and ‘paedo’ on two separate hearts. I’m a foster carer so it was heartbreaking to see he thought that was acceptable.”

After losing the cards, one of which Lauren claims contained a ?200 cash gift from her father, she had the “embarrassing” task of contacting guests and finding out how much they’d given for insurance purposes.

The DJ wrote 'c***' in their wedding book as well as swiping the cash
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The DJ wrote ‘c***’ in their wedding book as well as swiping the cash[/caption]

Butterworth subsequently handed himself into police after claiming it was completely out of character and was given a caution.

Tom, from Leeds, West Yorkshire, said: “I went to the police station. I gave the money back.

“The words written on the hearts was me. That was again, anger. I didn’t really know how to respond. The amounts she’s told you is all, I’m not going to say made up if people have told her that’s how much they’ve put in, I don’t know what they’ve told her.

Despite admitting to the brazen theft, Butterworth is still advertising his services as a DJ on his Facebook page
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Despite admitting to the brazen theft, Butterworth is still advertising his services as a DJ on his Facebook page[/caption]

“That’s just a lie [that her dad put in ?200]. On the night, I got a phone call earlier in the week from a DJ that I know through work. Towards the end of the night her husband came up and said he wasn’t going to pay me, which I suppose was something that I needed to sort out afterwards.”

He added: “I did take the cards. I’ve never said I didn’t.

“There was ?180 in cash and ?20 in vouchers. That money stayed in my car from that night until the day I went to the police station.

“The amount that she asked for changed a number of times. As of then she started messaging me and straight away I apologised and said ‘sorry, it were a massive mistake.’

“I took them out of anger and adrenaline. It’s not something I’ve ever done before, I’ve no record. I’m a twenty-odd-year-old and I’ve never been arrested or anything like that.”

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police confirmed a man was given a conditional caution after admitting taking and damaging property.


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56. Meghan Markle uses bizarre Princess Diana method for getting her hair cut12:33[−]

WHETHER it’s styled in glossy curls or tied back in her signature “messy bun” Meghan Markle’s hair always looks pristine.

But eagle-eyed royal fans have spotted something very different about the Duchess of Sussex’s locks recently.

Some people think Meghan has had a secret hair cut
Some people think Meghan has had a secret hair cut before the service on Sunday
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According to Pop Sugar, 37-year-old Meghan has had a secret haircut.

And while having a quick chop is nothing momentous, apparently there’s a very significant reason why Meghan has had a tiny trim in the middle of her very busy November schedule.

It’s a trick she’s said to have picked up from Princess Diana – and something sister-in-law Kate Middleton follows, too.

According to reports, making very tiny gradual changes (such as having an almost unnoticeable hair trim) as opposed to going from Rapunzel locks to a pixie cut, is done on purpose so not to distract from the work of the royal family.

Her hair looked longer with fewer layers last month
Her hair looked longer with fewer layers last month
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For example, if Meghan had arrived at Westminster Abbey last weekend – for a service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice – debuting a bob it could have diverted attention from a very important cause.

Instead, she appears to have had a very minor trim, with some extra layers framing her face.

Princess Diana's former hairdresser revealed she had her hair cut one-fourth of an inch over several weeks
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Princess Diana’s former hairdresser revealed she had her hair cut one-fourth of an inch over several weeks[/caption]

It’s reportedly a trick Princess Diana used to follow, too.

According to her personal hairdresser of 12 years, Richard Dalton, Diana’s hair had to be cut by very tiny amounts on a regular basis.

“Whatever I did to her hair became front page news,” he told Town & Country.

“We had to be very careful. We had to do it one-fourth of an inch at a time over several weeks.”

Earlier this week, we told you about Kate Middleton recycling ?1,650 Eponine coat dress as she arrives at McLaren tech centre with Prince William ahead of Prince Charles 70th birthday party.

We also revealed the ?19 beauty must-have Meghan Markle uses to look more awake.

And we revealed how Prince Charles was told to sew his wild oats and have as many affairs as he can before wedding to Princess Diana.

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57. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey quit in protest at Brexsh*t deal that blackmails country12:33[−]

THERESA May’s job hangs by a thread today after two Cabinet ministers resigned over her Brexit plan.

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey both quit in protest at the planned withdrawal agreement.

Dominic Raab pictured in Downing Street yesterday – after seeing the Brexit deal in full
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Mr Raab said he couldn’t support Mrs May’s Brexit deal because it breaks the promises she made to the country.

He told The Sun: “I dont want to submit to the blackmail of my country.”

Ms McVey blasted the agreement, saying it “does not honour the result of the referendum” and could break up the UK.

She claimed she couldn’t look voters in the eye if she sold out Brexit by backing a plan which leaves Britain “trapped in a customs union”.

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Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey, pictured this morning, has also quit
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wo junior ministers, Suella Braverman and Shailesh Vara, also quit in protest, along with ministerial aide Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

In his resignation letter, Mr Raab warned: “I cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal with the EU.”

He added: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election. This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust.”

Mr Raab is the second Brexit Secretary to quit in just four months – after David Davis walked out in protest at the PM’s Chequers plans.

Unconfirmed reports claimed International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt was also set to resign today.

Theresa May on her way to make a statement in the House of Commons
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Theresa May faces crisis point over her Brexit deal
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And Michael Gove, one of the Cabinet’s key Brexiteers, has cancelled a planned visit to a conference in Yorkshire.

Mr Raab wrote: “I cannot support the proposed deal for two reasons. First I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom.

“Second, I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit.”

In her own resignation letter, Ms McVey lashed the PM and wrote: “The deal you put before the Cabinet yesterday does not honour the result of the referendum.

“The British people have always been ahead of politicians on this issue, and it will be no good trying to pretend to them that this deal honours the result of the referendum when it is obvious to everyone that it doesn’t.

Dominic Raab’s resignation letter which he sent to Theresa May today
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Esther McVey’s resignation letter

“We have gone from no deal is better than a bad deal, to any deal is better than no deal.

“I cannot defend this, and I cannot vote for this deal. I could not look my constituents in the eye were I to do that. I therefore have no alternative but to resign from the Government.”

But she said reports she burst into tears during Cabinet yesterday were completely untrue.

Despite Mr Raab claiming he is not launching a leadership bid, bookies immediately made him favourite to take over from Mrs May if she is forced out as Tory leader.

His resignation ramps up the pressure on other pro-Brexit ministers to walk out – in a move which could bring the Prime Minister down altogether.

The pound plunged after Mr Raab’s resignation as fear grew that Mrs May would be unable to force ANY deal through the House of Commons.

Mr Raab on the Commons front bench with the PM yesterday
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Top Brexiteer Boris Johnson pictured in Westminster today
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Pro-Remain Tory MP Anna Soubry predicted the wave of resignations would bring the Government down altogether.

She tweeted: “Raabs resignation marks the end of PM’s Withdrawal Agreement. This is v serious the PM will clearly be considering her position. My own view is that we need a Govt of National Unity and we need it now.”

And Labour Shadow Minister Jon Trickett blasted: “The Government is falling apart before our eyes as for a second time the Brexit Secretary has refused to back the Prime Minister’s Brexit plan.

“This so-called deal has unravelled before our eyes.”

Earlier Northern Ireland Minister Shailesh Vara quit, warning the withdrawal agreement would leave Britain tied to “the shackles of the EU” – and stop us becoming a “sovereign, independent country”.

Mr Vara, who backed Remain in the EU referendum, blasted: “We are a proud nation and it is a sad day when we are reduced to obeying rules made by other countries who have shown that they do not have our best interests at heart.

“We can and must do better than this. The people of the UK deserve better.”

He said the deal would keep Britain “in a half-way house with no time limit on when we will finally be a sovereign nation”.

Suella Braverman, a junior Brexit Minister, resigned saying: “I have reached a point where I feel that these concessions do not respect the will of the people.”

And Anne-Marie Trevelyan stepped down as a Parliamentary Private Secretary warning the PM she must “secure a deal which understands the spirit of the referendum”.

How Raab quitting could be the domino that triggers PM's demise

DOMINIC Raab’s decision to quit could spark a wave of resignations from the Cabinet.

Nearly a dozen ministers spoke out against Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal during a five-hour meeting yesterday.

If more of them do follow Mr Raab out of the door, it could mean the end for the PM.

She would face almost certain defeat when her withdrawal agreement comes to the Commons – and could be forced out altogether.

During yesterday’s meeting Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey was the most “aggressive” opponent of the deal.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt was also said to be fiercely critical.

If one or both of them resigned, Mrs May might still be able to cling on to power.

But she would be in much more trouble if one of the most powerful big hitters such as Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt or Sajid Javid quit.

Shailesh Vara has resigned as Northern Ireland Minister
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Suella Braverman resigned as a junior Brexit Minister
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The powerful pro-Brexit cabal within the Tories is today trying to gain enough support for a leadership contest in a bid to topple her for failing to deliver the will of the people.

MPs told ITV’s Robert Peston that by lunchtime backbench chief Graham Brady will have received the 48 letters needed to trigger a vote of confidence.

The PM faces a crunch Commons statement later this morning.

Mrs May will face down dozens of rebellious Tories in a desperate bid to save her Brexit deal and her job.

The PMs former chief of staff Nick Timothy last night issued a scathing attack on her to claim she NEVER thought Brexit could succeed.

Mr Timothy, who resigned after the 2017 election disaster, also branded her Brexit divorce deal a capitulation.

In words that will bitterly sting her, he wrote in the Daily Telegraph: The British negotiators have shown by their actions that they never believed Brexit can be a success.

This includes, I say with the heaviest of hearts, the Prime Minister. The deal fails the red line tests Mrs May set in her Lancaster House speech of January 2017 and would not restore sovereignty or change the economy, he also argued.

This morning chief Eurocrat Donald Tusk confirmed that the EU will hold a special summit on November 25 where leaders are expected to sign off on the withdrawal agreement.

But even he acknowledged that Mrs May’s days could be numbered – warning the summit would only take place “if nothing extraordinary happens”.

Mr Vara pictured on the campaign trail with Margaret Thatcher in 2001
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Mr Vara with Theresa May when she was Shadow Leader of the Commons and he was her deputy
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He told reporters in Brussels: “Let me say to our British friends – as much as I am sad to see you leave, I will do everything to make this farewell the least painful possible, both for you and for us.”

Mr Tusk added that EU ambassadors will meet later this week to share their thoughts on the document, ahead of the summit in ten days’ time.

But he warned: “I do not share the Prime Minister’s enthusiasm about Brexit as such.

“Since the very beginning, we have had no doubt that Brexit is a lose-lose situation and our negotiations are only about damage control.”

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, said: “Our work is not finished – we still have a long road, a long road ahead of us on both sides. We have no time to lose.”

It was thought that 11 ministers, including Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, objected to Mrs May’s plan before eventually going along with it.

But both Brexiteers and Remainers described it as the worst of all worlds.

Mrs May now faces a battle to get it through Parliament amid a mutiny from Tory backbenchers and Northern Irelands Unionist DUP MPs.

Veteran Brexiteer John Redwood said today: “This is no deal – this is just a very bad withdrawal agreement to make us pay and bind us in.”

Peter Bone predicted the deal could lead to Labour taking power – he told talkRADIO: “If we press on with this so-called deal, Conservative voters probably wouldnt vote Labour but just wouldnt vote Tory, probably resulting in a Corbyn Government.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock urged Tory MPs to back their leader, saying: “All MPs should vote for it because this deal is in the national interest.”

Labour’s Keir Starmer blasted the deal and claimed it was a “miserable failure of negotiation”.

Speaking outside No10 last night, a strained-looking Mrs May said the debate in Cabinet had been long and impassioned.

What happens next after the Cabinet approves Brexit deal?

Talks in Brussels have finished and the Cabinet is on board - but Theresa May faces weeks or months of uncertainty as she seeks to win the support of MPs for her proposed Brexit deal.

TODAY: Theresa May makes statement in the House of Commons in her first attempt to win the backing of MPs as a whole

LATER THIS WEEK: EU ambassadors meet to flag up any problems with the document

NOVEMBER 25: EU leaders attend an emergency summit in Brussels – as long as the deal hasn’t already collapsed by then

BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Parliament votes on the withdrawal agreement – PM faces moment of truth as she attempts to head off Brexiteer rebellion

FEBRUARY 2019: The European Parliament holds its own vote on the deal

MARCH 29, 2019: The UK officially leaves the EU – but nothing will change if the withdrawal agreement has been confirmed, because it will include a 21-month transition period

EARLY 2019: Talks begin in earnest on the final trade deal which will govern the future relationship between Britain and the EU

DECEMBER 31, 2020: The transition period ends, and Britain leaves the European single market and customs union

Top Eurocrats Michel Barnier and Donald Tusk showing off the withdrawal agreement in Brussels
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The PM speaking in Downing Street last night
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She added: The collective decision of Cabinet was that the Government should agree the draft Withdrawal Agreement and the outline political declaration.

I know there will be difficult days ahead.

This is a decision that will come under intense scrutiny and that is entirely as it should be.

But the choice was this deal that enables us to take back control and build a brighter future, or going back to square one with division and uncertainty.

I firmly believe with my head and heart this decisive choice is in the best interests of the entire UK.

Jacob Rees-Mogg in Westminster today
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Business leaders reacted positively to the deal and urged MPs to get behind it.

And jubilant EU officials hailed it a success.

But Mrs May now has to sell the agreement to warring MPs before a vote in the Commons next month.

She needs 318 votes to get it through the Commons – but there are around 80 Tory rebels and another 230 Labour loyalists who will certainly vote against her.

One senior Brexiteer MP said: We have a deal where we have to pay the EU billions, accept all EU laws, have no say in EU matters and cant strike free trade deals.

It is absolutely the worst of all worlds.


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58. Southwest Airlines flight attendants found mums head and torso hanging out of plane after she was sucked out of the window12:32[−]

FLIGHT attendants have revealed the harrowing details of how they found a mum-of-two’s head and torso hanging out of a plane’s broken window.

Banking executive Jennifer Riordan was killed after the Southwest flight 1380 she was on exploded, sucking her out at 32,000ft.

New details have emerged about the fatal Southwest Flight 1380 that killed Jennifer Riordan
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The chilling new details have been released for the first time as the National Transportation Safety Board began a hearing on Wednesday to investigate the engine failure.

Officials announced an engine fan blade broke off and triggered the accident, causing a piece of exploded engine cover to shatter the window next to Riordan.

Flight attendant Rachel Fernheimer was attempting to help panicked passengers secure their oxygen marks when he spotted Riordan with her torso, head and arm out of the aircraft.

The sickening death was further traumatising with the lower half of the 43-year-old’s body still restrianed by her seat belt as her blood spattered the exterior of the craft.

She was found with her head and torso hanging out of the plane
A piece of shrapnel blew from the engine into the side of the plane and shattered this window
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Following the dramatic explosion of the jet that carried 144 passengers and five crew members, smoke filled the cabin as engine shrapnel pierced the window.

Heroic flight attendants Fernheimer and Seanique Mallory desperately tried to pull Riordan back in as the force of the wind pulled her out.

The two grabbed Riordan’s legs as two male passengers tried in vain to secure her body, with one putting his arm out the window to wrap it around her shoulders.

“We got (unintelligible words) a window open and somebody – is out the window”. Mallory said on the intercom at the time.

“Yeah everyone still in their seats, we have people have been helpin her get in. I dont know what her condition is, but the window is completely out”, she added, according to the transcript.

The plane’s engine shot a shard of shrapnel into the window before the jet plunged around 20,000ft in just five minutes

The NTSB hearing in Washington primarily focused on the design and inspection of the fan blades, which was made by CFM International.

Following the fateful incident, CFM recommended more frequent blade inspections with more advanced technology including ultrasound or electrical current tests.

The blade that broke had reportedly made around 32,000 flights and was last inspected in 2012, according to Mark Hadebank, an engineering official at CFM.

A spokeswoman for CFM said that the company has “responded aggressively” to complete blade inspections after the fatal flight.

The Southwest Airline jet engine exploded and even ripped a hole in the plane
Investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane
Investigators examining the damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane
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Riordan, who was on her way home to Albuquerque, New Mexico, had been described as “the bedrock of our family”, by her heartbroken husband Michael.

A family statement read: “Jennifers vibrancy, passion and love infused our community and reached across our country.

“Her impact on everything and everyone she touched can never be fully measured. She and Mike wrote a love story unlike any other. Her beauty and love is evident through her children.”

It added: “In her memory please remember to always be kind, loving, caring, and sharing.”

Pilot Tammie Jo Shults is being hailed a hero for safely landing the plane
Pilot Tammie Jo Shults was hailed a hero for safely landing the plane
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Her heartbroken husband and kids described her as the 'bedrock of our family'
Her heartbroken husband and kids described her as the ‘bedrock of our family’
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Hundreds have posted their condolences on social media

Pilot Tammie Jo Shults was hailed a hero for safely landing the plane after the mid-air blast tore a gaping hole in the aircraft’s side.

The stunned pilot quickly and calmly brought the plane into land at Philadelphia International at 11am at a descent of 3,000ft per minute.

During an extraordinary exchange with air traffic control, the pilot revealed she had “injured passengers” who would require medical help on landing.

In response, air traffic control asked: “Injured passengers OK and is your plane physically on fire?”

The pilot answered: “Not fire, not fire but part of it’s missing. They said theres a hole and uh someone went out.

The plane went from 30,000 feet to 13,000 feet in five minutes
Fearful passengers pictured wearing oxygen masks during the emergency landing
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The Boeing 737 had just departed New York’s LaGuardia Airport en-route to Dallas when the left engine exploded and ruptured metal flew towards a window.

It was flying over east Pennsylvania with 143 passengers and five members of crew on board when the left engine suddenly exploded mid air.
Shults immediately diverted towards Philadelphia to make an emergency landing and photos show what appears to be jet fuel, oozing from the passenger plane onto the tarmac.

According to other passengers on the plane, the shrapnel pierced a window next to the female passenger as the aircraft made its descent.

Passenger Kristopher Johnson took this photo of the damaged engine
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Gary Kelly, CEO and chairman of Southwest revealed he was not aware of any issues with the jet and engine involved in the accident and the plane was last inspected on April 15.

The airport released the following statement: “Southwest Airlines flight 1380, which departed LaGuardia for Dallas Love Field (DAL), diverted to PHL because of an operational event.

“The plane landed safely. No slides were deployed. At this time, passengers are coming down a mobile stairway and are being bussed to the terminal. PHL Flights continue to arrive and depart but passengers should expect delays.”

Southwest has about 700 planes, all of them 737s, including more than 500 737-700s like the one involved in the fatal flight.


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59. Heres what the Red Planet could look like if humans were to live on Mars12:32[−]

SPECIALISTS have unveiled prototypes for homes on mankind’s first Martian colony after research revealed one in ten Brits would move to the Red Planet tomorrow if they could.

Architectural experts produced plans for three distinct dwellings fit for Mars: an apartment aimed at young professionals, a family home and a luxury mansion.

This is what a typical apartment block on Mars could look like, according to experts

Each is designed to protect interplanetary homeowners from hazardous cosmic rays, space radiation and Mars’ severe dust storms, as well as insulate them from the cold.

Details of the homes emerged after researchers found many Brits considered swapping planets for a sense of adventure, more living space and to escape human dangers on Earth.

Scientists and astronauts – including Brit Tim Peake – have said humans could colonise the Red Planet as early as 2040, with a proper settlement established by 2050.

A panel of specialists worked alongside a visualisation team to predict how future Martian homes are likely to look, with interior and exterior images released for a variety of futuristic residential builds.

Architects predict family homes will be built within protective caves and include a driveway
Mars mansions will be part of a crater community, boasting showstopping vistas across the cavity from three levels

Stephen Petranek, author of the book How Well Live on Mars, which the National Geographic series MARS is based on, said: Its exciting to think that humans will be living on Mars far sooner than most people think.

The second series of MARS considers how a community might be built and sustained on the Red Planet in the 2040s, and what the challenges will be both from a practical and a human standpoint.

For this forward-thinking project, weve predicted what different homes on Mars might actually look like, with options to suit a range of budgets.

There are plenty of elements to consider, from ensuring an adequate shield to the harsh radiation Mars endures because its atmosphere is so thin, to the need for homely touches reminiscent of Earth.

The interior of a mansion on the Red Planet
After a hard day of farming in near zero-parents can come home and put their feet up with their kids in this radiation-proof family home
A look inside an Martian apartment, designed to tempt young processionals to the space colony

Ultimately, living on Mars must seem more appealing and psychologically inviting than living on Earth or not enough people will want to make a new life there.

As we make these predictions now, we can only wonder what designs we will actually adopt as hundreds of thousands of people eventually move to the Red Planet.

The Mars apartment block features a number of living pods aimed at individuals and couples, with tunnels leading to a central shared garden and work spaces.

It is protected from the suns rays by tinted glazing featuring coating technology developed to filter out the radiation and rammed earth walls, designed to protect from the cold as well as cosmic rays.

Experts unveiled a floorplan of an average family home on Mars
A apartment floorplan shows a cosy one-bedroom pad for colony dwellers

The family home is built within a protective cave, with a driveway leading to an inbuilt garage as well as a conservatory-style veranda made from protective glass that offers a small indoor garden area.

The kind of natural light we would usually get from our windows on Earth is simulated via LEDs and camera systems that can show the outside landscape in real-time to mimic windows, and could even be programmed to provide other vistas.

For example parks, forests, rivers – familiar sights from Earth that our Martian residents might be missing.

The mansion is part of a crater community, offering show stopping vistas across the cavity from three levels.

It boasts a huge living space with private indoor garden and multi-gym that allows for outdoor activities such as sports to take place in an artificially-oxygenated environment as well as a car port that can hold multiple vehicles.

According to the National Geographic research a fifth of Brits predict that it will be possible to move to Mars within their lifetime, and there is a significant appetite to make an interplanetary move.

One in six revealed that with people struggling to get on the housing ladder on Earth, buying property on Mars is looking like a more attractive prospect.

Brits revealed that the opportunity to enjoy a better quality of life, the desire to seek new adventure and the need to flee human dangers on Earth such as war would be the most likely factors to precipitate a move to Mars.

However, almost nine in ten predicted they would miss some aspects about life on Earth, including their pets and even the British weather.


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60. F1 champion Lewis Hamilton praises Formula Es progress but will always remain a petrol head12:31[−]

LEWIS HAMILTON is conflicted about the emissions Formula One pumps into the atmosphere but will always remain a petrol head.

The five-time world champion has praised Formula E for their progress but says he will never be an ‘electric head’.

Lewis Hamilton is uncomfortable with the emissions F1 produces
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Hamilton said: “Its a difficult one because Im conflicted.

“The gasses that we emit with our cars are not particularly helpful for the climate and for the world, so on one side thats a concern for me but on the other side, as a racing fan, Im a petrol head and I will always be a petrol head.

“There will never be a time when Im an electric head.”

The 33-year-old won his 10th race of the season in Brazil and the 72nd of his F1 career – just 19 short of matching Michael Schumacher’s all-time record.

The British champion won his fifth title this season with two races to go
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The Brit has praised FE’s rapid progress as the all-electric championship begins its fifth season in Saudi Arabia in December.

But Hamilton insists despite FE’s rise, it still has a long way to go before it can be compared to F1.

The Mercedes driver said: “I think its great what Formula E are doing and its a great start.

“Its great to see all the top brands – Audi, BMW, Mercedes are all getting heavily invested because, particularly on the roads just coming here [Brazil], for example you see the traffic every single day, there are thousands and thousands of cars on the road.

Sebastien Buemi at testing preparing for the new Formula E season in December

Hamilton added: “I dont think you are ever going to compare Formula One and Formula E.

“Maybe in five, ten years maybe, but the technology that we have, its quite far advanced compared to what they would be having and theyre slower than Formula Ford at the moment so theyve got a long way to catch the speed of a Formula One car.

“I dont know if thats their target but I think its really impressive.

“Ive been watching their cars on social media and they look pretty cool, so I wish them all the best and looking forward to seeing it progress.”

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61. Brexit agreement latest Theresa May could face leadership vote in days as furious Tories vow to bring down EU deal12:30[−]

THERESA May could face a leadership vote within days after furious Tory MPs threatened to bring her down over her Brexit deal – as two ministers have resigned over the agreement.

The party’s backbench chief Graham Brady will have to call a vote of confidence if 48 backbenchers request one.

Theresa May could face a leadership vote within days after furious Tory MPs threatened to bring her down over her Brexit deal
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Senior Brexiteers from the European Research Group warned on Wednesday night that the threshold for calling a vote of confidence could be passed as soon as today.

They insisted there is no co-ordinated plot to unseat the PM – but claimed MPs are so angry that 48 letters could end up going in anyway.

Jacob Rees-Mogg said: “The ERG is not trying to force the pace on this but there is the risk of an accident, a lot of people feel very let down and without any organisation might be writing letters.”

Conor Burns, a close ally of Boris Johnson, told LBC: “Theres a lot of febrile talk. What I can tell you is theres no orchestrated attempt to put letters in.”

Jacob Rees-Mogg said there was no plan to oust the PM
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He continued: “But sensing the levels of frustration and annoyance colleagues are feeling it would not surprise me if organically letters are going in.”

The ERG has responded with fury to early reports of Mrs May’s Brexit deal.

They claim it will leave the UK tied to the EU permanently thanks to the controversial “Irish backstop” meant to keep the border open.

If Sir Graham, chair of the 1922 Committee, receives 48 letters asking for a confidence vote, he must hold one within days.

Mrs May will be kicked out of power if she fails to win the backing of 158 of the Tories’ 316 MPs.

Dominic Raab today resigned as Brexit Secretary over the PM’s deal
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But if she survives, the party can’t hold another vote of confidence for at least a year.

Some Brexiteers admit that the PM would probably win a vote – but forecast she would be so badly damaged she would have to ditch her current Brexit plans.

The vote threat comes as Mrs May has been dealt a hammer blow after Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned this morning, claiming Britain is being “blackmailed” by the EU.

He said he couldn’t support her Brexit deal because it would give Brussels a “veto” over the UK’s future.

Dominic Raab’s resignation letter which he sent to Theresa May today
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Mr Raab told The Sun: “I dont want to submit to the blackmail of my country.”

And in his resignation letter, he warned: “I cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal with the EU.”

Mr Raab is the second Brexit Secretary to quit in just four months – after David Davis walked out in protest at the PM’s Chequers plans.

Earlier Northern Ireland Minister Shailesh Vara quit, warning the withdrawal agreement would leave Britain tied to “the shackles of the EU” – and stop us becoming a “sovereign, independent country”.

Shailesh Vara has resigned as Northern Ireland Minister
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Mr Vara, who backed Remain in the EU referendum, blasted: “We are a proud nation and it is a sad day when we are reduced to obeying rules made by other countries who have shown that they do not have our best interests at heart.

“We can and must do better than this. The people of the UK deserve better.”

The PMs former chief of staff Nick Timothy last night issued a scathing attack on her to claim she NEVER thought Brexit could succeed.

Mr Timothy, who resigned after the 2017 election disaster, also branded her Brexit divorce deal a capitulation.