• Holly Willoughby spits jelly into John Barrowman's mouth in shocking Celebrity Juice challenge
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    Holly Willoughby spits jelly into John Barrowman's mouth in shocking Celebrity Juice challenge

    Holly Willoughby dropped jelly into John Barrowman’s mouth in a stomach-turning challenge on Celebrity Juice. Willoughby kicked off the new series, her first without Fearne Cotton, by sucking a jelly pot into her mouth before leaning over Barrowman and attempting to transfer the dessert directly from her mouth into his. Take That’s Howard Donald then dropped the jelly onto the face of new Team Captain Paddy McGuinness after missing his mouth.

  • Boxer killed my brother with a single blow... now he's fighting again
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    Boxer killed my brother with a single blow... now he's fighting again

    The family of a student killed by a single punch from a boxer during a row in the street today criticised his return to the ring. Jagdip Randhawa, 19, from London, died after he was hit by Clifton Ty Mitchell, who has sparred with ex-champion Tyson Fury, during a Leeds University night out in 2011. The student suffered a serious brain injury when he fell and hit his head on the pavement outside a Subway restaurant in the city.

  • The Londoner: Plots thicken as Boris woos MPs
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    The Londoner: Plots thicken as Boris woos MPs

    Theresa May sparked a rumour frenzy in Westminster last night when she announced a speech outside Downing Street, but those who saw a smiling Philip May at the Athenaeum club on Pall Mall at 6pm were reassured that the Prime Minister was not about to resign. While The Londoner was having dinner with an MP, they received a text message from Boris Johnson asking that they pencil in a date for a meeting. Westminster’s tailspin had been triggered mid-afternoon by texts from Downing Street telling journalists to “cancel your dinner”.

  • Good Morning Britain faces backlash for airing 'homophobic' LGBT education debate
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    Good Morning Britain faces backlash for airing 'homophobic' LGBT education debate

    Good Morning Britain faced backlash from its viewers on 21 March after it included a live debate about whether children should be taught about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in schools.In response to the news that LGBTQ education classes have been suspended at a number of Birmingham institutions following parent protestation, presenters Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway discussed the subject with Christian mother Izzy Montague and gay father Tom Cox.Cox insisted that "homophobia is taught" and that an individual is never born feeling such prejudice. "What you are born with is your sexual preference; you are gay or you're not," he continued."I don't dispute that it is a parent's right to what [their child] goes to school for and how you raise them. But I think you're doing your child a disservice by not allowing them to see that families come in all different shapes and sizes."Montague interjected: "I don't agree with that. I believe it's a choice. I made a choice [regarding] what I believe is right or wrong, I don't remember ever thinking to myself "am I gay or am I straight?"It's something I have done based on my belief. So even if I was gay, I do believe based on my belief that I feel that a heterosexual relationship is a right course of action for me." 'It's not about living in a vacuum, it's about [parents giving kids their own] opinions of the world around us.' Mum Izzy Montague says it should be up to parents to teach children about subjects like LGBT rights, not schools. pic.twitter.com/T4VBVTVCt7 \- Good Morning Britain (@GMB) March 21, 2019Addressing Cox directly, she added: "No one has forced you to be in a gay relationship. This is a decision that you have made.'"Her comments upset viewers, with many taking to social media to share their confusion as to why such a matter should even be argued over in 2019. One Twitter user stated that they "complained to Ofcom" about GMB "letting that controversial debate happen." Those saying this woman isn't homophobic: she said gay relationships aren't right, she called being gay a lifestyle, she said LGBT people made a choice. Her rhetoric was clearly homophobic. Stop making excuses and call it what it is. GMBhomophobiaignorance \- Patricia Marques (@marquesp09) March 21, 2019They also wrote: "What that vile woman said is really offensive."Another noted that yesterday - following Andrea Leadsom's comments about parents being able to choose when their child is "exposed" to LGBTQ-positive teachings - they felt angry but today, they're "just broken.""The irresponsibility of GMB putting on a parent who thinks being gay really is a choice. Having been told to my face that a person chooses their sexuality is not something I wanted that parent to remind me of."Other users urged that we desperately need LGBTQ education in schools to combat viewpoints such as Montague's.\- This article first appeared on Yahoo

  • Stacey Solomon tells her sons she may never want to marry Joe Swash: 'I'm happy!'
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    Stacey Solomon tells her sons she may never want to marry Joe Swash: 'I'm happy!'

    Stacey Solomon was mocked by her sons after she admitted she does not have plans to tie the knot with boyfriend Joe Swash any time soon. The Loose Women panellist, who is expecting her first child with Swash later this year, was quizzed on her romance with the TV presenter by her sons Zachary, 11 and Leighton, six.

  • 'Snow Day' in Long Beach After Hailstorm Hits
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    'Snow Day' in Long Beach After Hailstorm Hits

    Long Beach residents were treated to a “snow day” on March 20, when a storm hit the area, leaving a blanket of hailstones in its wake. Local media reported the storm resulted in road closures and flooding. This footage shows hail littering a residential street. The uploader tweeted “Long Beach had a snow day,” and joked he would have a snowball fight. Credit: @Richl562 via Storyful

  • Richard E Grant claims Julianne Moore was fired from Can You Ever Forgive Me? because she wanted to wear a fat suit
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    Richard E Grant claims Julianne Moore was fired from Can You Ever Forgive Me? because she wanted to wear a fat suit

    Richard E Grant has claimed Julianne Moore was fired from Can You Ever Forgive Me? because she wanted to wear a fat suit. Moore was initially meant to play the main character in the film, literary forger Lee Israel, while co-writer Nicole Holofcener was going to direct. The 58-year-old actor was fired by Holofcener two days before filming commenced, following a row over “creative differences”.

  • Stop Brexit - A million people sign UK petition to stay in EU
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    Stop Brexit - A million people sign UK petition to stay in EU

    More than one million people have rushed to sign a petition on the British parliament's website calling for the government to revoke its divorce notice to the European Union and remain in the bloc. Attracting thousands of signatures every few minutes, the petition took off in the hours after Prime Minister Theresa May made a televised address to the country late on Wednesday, criticising squabbling lawmakers for failing to agree an exit strategy and telling parliament to make a final choice. More than 17 million Britons voted in favour of leaving the EU in a 2016 referendum while 16 million voted to remain, with May serving notice of the UK’s intent to leave under Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty the following year.

  • Gemma Collins sparks 'wedding' rumours as she shows off bridal-inspired dress on Instagram
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    Gemma Collins sparks 'wedding' rumours as she shows off bridal-inspired dress on Instagram

    Gemma Collins sparked speculation that she is ready to tie the knot with on-off boyfriend James Argent as she posed in a bridal-inspired dress on Instagram. Showing off a new design from her fashion collection to her followers, the former Dancing On Ice star said that the white lace dress with cut-away shoulders was intended to be worn for “special occasions, holidays [and] weddings”. “Wedding dress,” another speculated, adding a heart eye emoji.

  • New Zealand accidentally charges mosque attack suspect with murder of someone who is still alive
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    New Zealand accidentally charges mosque attack suspect with murder of someone who is still alive

    New Zealand police have apologised after accidentally charging the Christchurch mosque terror suspect with the murder of someone who is still alive. Police charged 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant with a single, representative count of murder after 50 people were killed in Friday’s shootings at two mosques in the quiet city. In a statement, they said officers have spoken with the person incorrectly named on the document and have apologised, and that they would change the charge sheet.

  • Khloe Kardashian branded 'toxic' after promoting 'damaging' detox teas
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    Khloe Kardashian branded 'toxic' after promoting 'damaging' detox teas

    Khloe Kardashian received an outpouring of support after Tristan Thompson cheated on her – but now fans have blasted the reality star for promoting controversial detox teas.

  • Remain and Leave unite in anger at May with #NotOnMySide
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    Remain and Leave unite in anger at May with #NotOnMySide

    Social media users vented their frustrations following the Prime Minister's claim that she is on the side of voters in the Brexit negotiations.

  • Theresa May Told June 30 Brexit Delay Is 'Impossible' Ahead Of EU Summit
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    Theresa May Told June 30 Brexit Delay Is 'Impossible' Ahead Of EU Summit

    Theresa May has been told by a senior EU politician her request to delayBrexit until June 30 is "impossible"

  • Pre-Brexit cheer for Hammond and UK economy from latest data
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    Pre-Brexit cheer for Hammond and UK economy from latest data

    The volume of products bought by British consumers rose by 0.4% in February. Some economists suggested the leap could be evidence of consumers starting to stockpile goods ahead of Brexit - though the fact that food sales declined may discount this possibility. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also revealed that government borrowing had dropped to its lowest level in 17 years this financial year, as tax revenues continue to come in above expectations.

  • Birmingham mosque attack: Counter-terror police called in to investigate incidents at Muslim places of worship across city
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    Birmingham mosque attack: Counter-terror police called in to investigate incidents at Muslim places of worship across city

    Counter-terrorism police have been called in to investigate a series of attacks on mosques across Birmingham. Four mosques in the city had windows smashed with a sledgehammer during the early hours of Thursday morning, West Midlands Police said. Damage to a mosque in Birchfield Road was first reported to officers at around 2.30am, before a further attack in Slade Road, Erdington, took place at 3.15am.

  • Angela Merkel says EU WILL approve PM's short Brexit delay - but only if her deal is passed
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    Angela Merkel says EU WILL approve PM's short Brexit delay - but only if her deal is passed

    The German chancellor does not want Britain to leave the EU without a deal.

  • Grand National 2019: Ante Post betting, what time does it start and where can I watch it?
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    Grand National 2019: Ante Post betting, what time does it start and where can I watch it?

    With Cheltenham still fresh in the memory, the 172nd Grand National at Aintree is just around the corner. Davy Russell looked set to cap an illustrious career with ease as he and Tiger Roll stormed into a six-length lead going into the final furlong. Tiger Roll could be returning to defend the crown, and is priced at 12/1.

  • The 65 best film insults of all time, from Avengers to The Favourite
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    The 65 best film insults of all time, from Avengers to The Favourite

    Despite the changing face of film over the decades, scriptwriters will always relish the opportunity to let their characters speak awful words they could never get away with in real life. There are the obvious – the ones whose quotability ensured a film’s legendary status – but dig deep, and there are an entire heap of gems to discover. Featured in this list are films as early as 1933, ranging right through to 2019 (full disclosure, the insults from some of these films are better than the actual films themselves), so from Anchorman and Scarface to Erin Brockovich and Oscar-winning Yorgos Lanthimos film The Favourite, these are the 65 best movie insults of all time.

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie simulator drive is simply amazing
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    Aston Martin Valkyrie simulator drive is simply amazing

    From what little we can see, the Valkyrie should be a game changer for Aston Martin.

  • Empire creator reveals cast's 'anger and sadness' over Jussie Smollett case
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    Empire creator reveals cast's 'anger and sadness' over Jussie Smollett case

    Smollett denies allegations of falsely claiming to have been the victim of a racist attack.

  • Travellers surprised as army turns up to move them on from makeshift campsite
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    Travellers surprised as army turns up to move them on from makeshift campsite

    Travellers who set up an illegal encampment on a green were given a nasty surprise when the army showed up to turf them out.Kent Police arrived to find caravans and cars parked up on a green, but was soon joined by soldiers, because the land they were parked on belonged to the Ministry of Defence.It is understood the land claimed by travellers on Tuesday in Folkstone, Kent is owned by the MoD.A Kent Police spokesperson said: "Assisting our colleagues the British Army and MoD Police in the removal of an Unauthorised Encampment in Queens Ave, Folkestone."Working closely with partners in your community."A British Army spokesman confirmed there was no Explosive Ordnance Disposal activity in the area, and their presence was part of the work to move on travellers.Folkestone and Hythe District Council have also been contacted for comment.This article first appeared on Yahoo

  • Lecturers to strike for fourth day in college pay dispute
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    Lecturers to strike for fourth day in college pay dispute

    The union has rejected what it says is a 2% increase offer over three years.

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    Ten million drivers using phones at wheel, despite higher penalties, study says

    Using a handheld phone while driving is "rocketing" among some age groups, despite harsher penalties for offenders, a study has found. Research by the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) said 47% of motorists aged between 25 and 34 admitted making or receiving calls while driving, up seven percent from the previous year. The RAC found 36% of motorists in the 25-34 age group and 29% of those between 35 and 44 used a phone to send texts, post on social media or check emails while driving, a 10% rise on the previous year and back to the same level as in 2016.

  • Bank to 'sit tight' on interest rates amid Brexit 'fog'
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    Bank to 'sit tight' on interest rates amid Brexit 'fog'

    Members of the Bank's nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee are set to vote unanimously to leave rates unchanged at 0.75%.

  • China's nationwide pollution readings rose 5 percent in January-February - ministry
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    China's nationwide pollution readings rose 5 percent in January-February - ministry

    China's average concentrations of lung-damaging small particles known as PM2.5 rose by 5.2 percent in the first two months of the year, the country's environment ministry said on Thursday, casting doubt over its ability to meet winter targets. The nation's average PM2.5 readings came in at 61 micrograms per cubic metre for January and February, according to a Ministry of Ecology and Environment survey of 337 cities, with only 83 registering the national standard of 35 micrograms. The 28 cities in the key pollution control region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei saw PM2.5 levels soar 24 percent to an average of 108 micrograms over the two-month period, more than 10 times higher than the safe level of 10 micrograms as recommended by the World Health Organization.