Sophie Turner is excited about "embracing fashion" again after becoming a mum.
Sophie Turner is excited about "embracing fashion" again after becoming a mum.
The creator of Line of Duty has insisted that viewers enjoyed the finale, despite evidence to the contrary. Fans rushed to express their disappointment on Sunday night when the series drew to a downbeat close. Jed Mercurio said that “the perceived levels of dissatisfaction have been exaggerated in the echo chamber of social media”, and claimed that the BBC’s audience research was more positive. However, the research showed that the finale was the least popular episode of the series. After posting the research findings on Twitter, he was confronted by viewers who maintained that the ending had been a letdown, with lowly Det Supt Ian Buckells unmasked as the corrupt “fourth man” linked to a string of murders. In his first comments on the criticism since Sunday’s episode was broadcast, Mr Mercurio said: “No one disputes the Line of Duty finale divided social media opinion but the audience research so far shows a far less extreme picture.
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Britain is set to review its energy links with France after the country threatened to cut off Jersey’s power supply in a row over fishing rights. A senior Whitehall source described France’s actions as “outrageous” and said the UK would have to take a more cautious view of France as an energy partner. It is understood that Britain could seek to route future giant undersea power cable projects towards the Netherlands, which it now views as a more reliable partner than France. A source said France had “weaponised” its electricity exports. Jersey, the self-governing British crown dependency with about 110,000 residents, receives about 95pc of its electricity from France through three undersea cables. It was thrown into turmoil as France responded to the UK’s decision to authorise 41 ships to fish in waters off Jersey. The French fisheries ministry claimed the permits came with demands that had not been discussed or authorised.
Nicola Sturgeon has downplayed her plans to hold a second independence referendum as she urged Scots to re-elect her based on her experience and leadership during the pandemic. In an election day message to voters, the First Minister claimed the SNP was the only party with a “serious programme for Government” and claimed her “overriding priority” if re-elected would be to keep people safe. On the final day of campaigning on Wednesday, she sought to exploit anger at the UK’s Brexit deal within the fishing industry during a trip to Aberdeen, and then travelled to Alford, in the Aberdeenshire West constituency, which the nationalists are hoping to win from the Tories. She also made trips to Dumbarton, where the SNP is vying to take Labour deputy leader Jackie Baillie’s seat, and her own Glasgow Southside constituency, where she is deafening a majority of more than 9,000 against Anas Sarwar. She said: “As First Minister I haven’t got everything right over this past desperately difficult year but I have worked my hardest every day and brought total commitment to the task of keeping Scotland safe. "If I am given the privilege of being re-elected as First Minister my promise to Scotland is to continue to bring all my experience and focus to the overriding priority of keeping you and your family safe. "Thanks to the people of Scotland who have given up so much to tackle the pandemic, the incredible work of our NHS, and the brilliant vaccination programme we can be optimistic that better times lie ahead. “In this election, only the SNP is offering a serious programme for government for these serious times.” She highlighted a string of SNP manifesto pledges, including free NHS dental care, before launching an attack on Boris Johnson and the Tories, warning that despite over the health service being fully devolved, "our NHS is definitely not safe in their hands". She only briefly mentioned her plan to hold a new independence referendum by 2023 in her plea to voters, saying Indyref2 would be held only “once the Covid crisis has passed”. Meanwhile, Alex Salmond made a final appeal to independence supporters to help him back to Holyrood to deliver a “supermajority” of MSPs in favour of separation. Polls have suggested that his new Alba Party may not win a single seat. However, he has claimed it is on course to win representation at Holyrood and has set a target of winning at least eight seats. He urged members of the “independence family” to back his party with their second votes, claiming supporting the SNP with regional ballots was a waste of time as Ms Sturgeon’s party would get “nothing at all on the regional list”. The SNP won four regional MSPs in 2016, with Holyrood’s voting system meaning the better a party does in constituencies the harder it is to win regional seats. He said: “An SNP vote is sometimes described as a wasted vote. It's actually worse than that, an SNP vote on the second ballot paper actually lets unionist Labour and Tory MSPs in by the back door.” Key seats to watch in the 2021 Scottish election
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“Wintry weather” impacted areas of Scotland on May 5, the Met Office said.The Met Office forecast showers, sleet, and snow for the area on Wednesday afternoon. The BBC warned viewers of “heavy showers with a risk of hail.”This footage was shared by @scotstonfarm and shows hail falling on a farm in Auchterhouse. Credit: @scotstonfarm via Storyful
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India’s most senior opposition politician, Rahul Gandhi, has demanded a nationwide lockdown, as pressure grows on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, with India reporting a global record of 412,626 new daily cases on Wednesday. A second wave of Covid-19 driven by new, more contagious variants has devastated India and the sheer volume of infections, with over 300,000 new cases for 15 consecutive days, has overwhelmed the nation’s threadbare healthcare system. Thousands of Indians are dying outside hospitals and in their homes due to oxygen and bed shortages. The residents of major Indian cities, like and Delhi, are also having to turn to the black market to procure essential drugs, due to shortages. While Mr Modi has resisted imposing a national lockdown so far, nearly a dozen Indian states have now imposed their own curfews. India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, home to over 200 million people, enforced a five-day lockdown this week, while curbs will also be enforced in the states of West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh from Thursday.
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British Transport Police have said they will be reviewing the arrest of a teenager screaming in apparent pain at Kings Cross station, as concerned passengers filmed the incident. BTP have said the incident will be “reviewed by a senior officer”. The boy appeared in court yesterday charged with assaulting a girl in Peterborough before hopping on the train to Kings Cross at 11pm on Sunday.
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Inequality will "last until doomsday" under the SNP because Nicola Sturgeon is obsessed with waging "a war against the Union" rather than improving the lives of ordinary Scots, Gordon Brown has said. Mr Brown, a former Labour prime minister, said nationalists would not tackle the "crime" of child poverty, which the First Minister has insisted will be a priority if she is re-elected, because in reality they spend "all their waking hours trying to change our borders". Scottish Labour deployed its biggest name on the eve of the Holyrood elections at a pre-election "drive-in" rally in a car park in Glasgow Southside, where Anas Sarwar is going head-to-head with Ms Sturgeon. In a passionate speech, Mr Brown – seen as having played an influential role in defeating the separatists at the 2014 referendum – repeatedly attacked the SNP’s record in government. He said the party had been unable to address problem with mental health services, NHS waiting lists, social care and plummeting standards in education over their 14 years in government, so would "never solve the problems now" amid the challenges of the Covid pandemic. "We want to end child poverty, the SNP want to end the United Kingdom," Mr Brown, 70, told Labour activists. "They spend all their waking hours trying to change our borders, we spend all our waking hours trying to change society. "They're fighting a war against the Union, we're fighting a war against poverty, deprivation, ill health, illiteracy. I tell you this – given their obsession with independence, economic inequality and social injustice would last until doomsday if the SNP is all that confronts it."
Three in 10 eligible black adults have not been vaccinated, according to estimates in England.
A ban on Donald Trump from using Facebook has been upheld by the social network’s oversight board – though the group raised concerns about the indeterminate duration of the measure. The former US president was blocked from the platform indefinitely following violent clashes in the US Capitol on January 6, which Mr Trump was blamed for inciting. Videos shared across the 74-year-old’s social accounts called those who stormed the Capitol “patriots” and said: “We love you.”