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How to soothe dry and irritated eyes

Lots of things can make them irritated (Picture: Getty)Waking up with dry, red and itchy eyes is a horrible way to start the day. Whether it’s hay fever – which has been worse than usual this year – allergies or something else, dry eyes can be a nightmare to put up with. According to Parvinder Sagoo, a pharmacist and health adviser for Simply Meds Online, dry eyes can have many causes, including your age, whether or not you wear contact lenses or your environment – whether that’s due to aircon, central heating or the pollen count. Also, a lesser-known cause for dry eyes is actually too much screen time. ‘Staring at a screen for several hours a day can also cause dry eyes, says Parvinder. ‘The is because the tears coating the eye actually evaporate more rapidly due to long no

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2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2: First Drive Review

(Kyle Edward) The newly added ZR2 is the Chevrolet Silverado’s crown jewel trim, offering the popular pickup’s best in raw power and capability on all terrain from hills and rocks to rivers and dunes.  Priced at $69,295, Silverado ZR2 brings plenty of value. It comes with the fourth (and most powerful) engine in the lineup: 6.2-liter V8 good for 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. (Chevrolet) The same eight-pot is offered in standard Silverado 1500, which is a testament to how good this engine is. Power gets delivered to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission. For proper on- or off-roading capabilities, the automatic is aided by a 2-speed transfer case with 2-Hi, 4-Hi, 4-Lo and automatic 4WD.  It’s not just the power transfer that makes this pick-up truck ...

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UN pushing Putin for deal on Ukraine to avoid global food shortages

The head of the UN and the US’ top diplomat warned action was needed to get food out of Ukraine and on to countries which depend on it (Picture: Reuters/PA)The United Nations is holding talks with the Kremlin behind the scenes in a bid to avoid a global food crisis. Ukraine’s vast agriculture industry has been disrupted by the war, triggering shortages in countries which rely on buying what its farms produce. The cost of wheat has soured in recent months, fuelling the inflation in food prices that was already rising because of post-Covid supply chain problems.  US secretary of state Anthony Blinken has described shortages and price pressure as ‘the greatest global food security crisis of our time’. Ukraine and Russia together produce almost a third of the world’s wheat and barl

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Business

WHO: COVID deaths dropped by 21% last week but cases rising

The number of coronavirus deaths globally dropped by about 21% in the past week while cases rose in most parts of the world, according to the World Health Organization. In its weekly report on the pandemic released Thursday, the U.N. health agency said the number of new COVID-19 cases appears to have stabilized after weeks of decline since late March, with about 3.5 million new cases last week, or a 1% rise. WHO said cases increased in the Americas, Middle East, Africa and the Western Pacific, while falling in Europe and Southeast Asia. Some 9,000 deaths were recorded. Infections rose by more than 60% in the Middle East and 26% in the Americas, while deaths fell everywhere except Africa, where they jumped by nearly 50%. The COVID-19 figures reported to WHO do not include the recent outb...

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Piers Morgan’s ratings for Uncensored plummet to lowest yet as latest episode ends on just 10,000 viewers

Piers has seen ratings fall rapidly (Picture: Vianney Le Caer/Piers Morgan Uncensored/Shutterstock)Piers Morgan: Uncensored is struggling to keep up viewership, with an all-time low of just 10,000 tuning in on Wednesday night.  Piers returned to our screens with a bang last night, just over a year after sensationally storming off the set of Good Morning Britain.  He was hoping to ‘cancel the cancel culture’ in a brand-new, no holes barred weeknight show, with fiery guests such as Donald Trump and Caitlyn Jenner appearing so far.  But despite managing to draw in nearly 400,000 viewers on his debut show, new data shows his latest episode attracted its lowest figures yet.  Wednesday’s episode received an average of 24,000 viewers, and ended with just 10,000, according to official

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Twitch bans Call Of Duty streamer for inappropriate attire

TheDanDangler, banned for using the platform correctly? (pic: TheDanDangler/Metro.co.uk)TheDanDangler, a Call Of Duty streamer, has been banned for ‘inappropriate attire’ – calling into question Twitch’s moderation practices. Twitch is a platform where at any one time, anything could be streaming. However, the moderation team can get a little overzealous with their decisions, and the reasons for banning various members of the site, no matter how big they are. TheDanDangler is a Call Of Duty partnered streamer who has recently joined the hot tub meta, wherein streamers will do themed streams while in a hot tub. Amouranth has seen huge success with the meta but many others have also joined in. In now-deleted tweets responding to the ban, Lanza stated that her stream was set up so...

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Two brothers become first-time dads just hours apart

George Robinson, 30, and Joe, 27, had been joking about who would be a dad first after they found out their partners were expecting (Picture: SWNS)Two inseparable brothers are celebrating fatherhood together after their partners gave birth on the same day. George Robinson, 30, and Joe, 27, had been joking about who would be a dad first after they found out their partners were expecting. The brothers, who live close to each other in Redditch, Worcestershire, were stunned when they became a father and uncle on the same day. Joe’s wife Ellie, 27, gave birth to 7lb 3oz Reginald — who was five days early — at 3.48pm on April 18. Just two hours and 17 minutes later George’s fiancee Hayley Bocking, 26, had 8lb 3oz Oliver by caesarean section. Both babies were delivered with the hel

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Kim Kardashian inconsolable in heartbreaking last phone call with death row inmate Brandon Bernard

Kim Kardashian couldn’t stop crying as she spoke to death row inmate Brandon Bernard (Picture: Hulu)Kim Kardashian was hysterical as she spoke with death row inmate Brandon Bernard ahead of his execution in the latest episode of The Kardashians. The Skims businesswoman was overcome with emotion as she spoke with Bernard over the phone and cried inconsolably as he spoke to her about his impending death. ‘First thing that they’ll do is push me in that chair and I don’t want to be panicking and stuff so they have to give me some kind of shot,’ he told Kim. ‘But you don’t gotta be sad.’ As Kim wept the inmate, who was killed by the state of Texas in December 2020, started to become emotional too, but continued to try and console the hopeful lawyer. Speaking in a confessional, Ki

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Rare stone circle discovered at ancient ritual site in Cornwall

The seven regularly spaced pits were found to be placed in a crooked horseshoe formation (Picture: PA)Archaeologists have uncovered a rare stone circle at a prehistoric ritual site in Cornwall. A team of volunteers cleared bracken and scrub around Castilly Henge, near Bodmin, so archaeologists could map the stone circle using modern surveying techniques. The seven regularly spaced pits were found to be arranged in a crooked horseshoe formation. A ‘henge’ refers to a circular or oval-shaped bank with a ditch around the inner edge, constructed during the Neolithic period between 3,000 and 2,500 BC. Not all henges contain a stone circle, and there is only one other in Cornwall —Stripple Stones on the slopes of Hawk’s Tor on Bodmin Moor. The researchers believe the pits at Cas...

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Nicolas Pepe tells agent to find him a new club as Arsenal winger eyes exit

Pepe has struggled to make an impact at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe has reportedly tasked his agent with securing him a move away from the north London club this summer. The 26-year-old has struggled to live up to expectations since his club-record £72million move from Lille in 2019. This season, the winger has featured sporadically for Mikel Arteta’s side, struggling to get in the team ahead of Bukayo Saka. Arteta’s side are set to miss out on Champions League football for next season (Picture: Getty Images)According to Football.London, Pepe wants to leave Arsenal in the next transfer window and has told his new agent to sort out a switch to another club. The report adds that the Gunners are expected to listen to offers for the Ivory Coast int...

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Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee spent over 20 years trying to persuade Chelsea Clinton to work with her before surprise cameo

Chelsea was all-smiles during her cameo (Picture: Channel 4)Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee has been desperate to get Chelsea Clinton to work with her since she was a teenager, and her wish finally came true for the finale.   Derry Girls fans saw the show bow out in style, with an extended special set around the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.  There were a couple of sneaky cameos too, with Liam Neeson back once again in a particularly emotional moment of the last-ever episode.  But fans were beside themselves after the daughter of former US President Bill Clinton – who was fundamental in paving the way for the Irish peace process – Chelsea, turned up in the final moments.  In a poignant scene, she takes in the mail with a smile and starts reading the letter that the main characters

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Woman loses vibrator in her bum and needs surgery to remove it

Horrifying (Pictures: TikTok/@sophzaloafz)A woman on TikTok shared her ordeal of getting a sex toy stuck in her bum, then needing it surgically removed. It’s the stuff of masturbation nightmares. The woman, who goes by @sophzaloafs, made a video documenting the experience according to TMZ, but has since made it private after it gained 145,000 likes. Based in the UK, Sophs was using a three-inch vibrator at home – then it went wrong. Unable to get the toy out of her backside, she didn’t know what to do. Deciding not to go to the hospital that night as her kids were sleeping, she tried to sleep with the toy still stuck in her. Can you imagine (Picture: TikTok @sophzaloafz)To make matters worse, it continued to buzz all night – given an unfortunately strong battery life. ...

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Winners of £184,000,000 EuroMillions go public and say they won on lucky dip

Joe and Jess Thwaite are the lucky pair (Picture: BBC)The Gloucestershire couple who won the biggest-ever EuroMillions jackpot have been revealed. Joe, 49, and Jess Thwaite, 44, are the lucky pair of Britons who won an eye-watering £184 million in the May 10 draw. They bought their EuroMillions Lucky Dip ticket for the massive draw on The National Lottery App and received an email saying they had good news about their ticket the next morning. Jess said: ‘The win gives us time to dream which we haven’t had before. We’ve had one week to think about this and we now have time to share lots of experiences and go on adventures with our family and friends.’ They could have stayed anonymous but chose to reveal their identities at a hotel in Cheltenham this morning. Before now, the...

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Tom Cruise fondly recalls working with ex-wife Nicole Kidman in erotic drama after her absence from career montage at Cannes

Cruise and Kidman were once Hollywood’s darling couple (Picture: WireImage)Nicole Kidman has somehow become the focus of ex-husband Tom Cruise’s appearance in Cannes this week.  The 58-year-old actor attended the star-studded film festival in France to promote his new movie Top Gun: Maverick, while also hosting a Master Class about his stellar Hollywood career.  During the Q&A on Wednesday, Cruise discussed his 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut, the classic erotic psychological drama directed by Stanley Kubrick, in which he co-starred alongside Kidman, 54.  The film sees Cruise and Kidman, who earned much praise for her harrowing performance, star as a married couple with sexual problems.  Cruise was reportedly asked a question about a particularly dark scene in which Kidman’s chara

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Ask Amy: He came home from work, asked for a divorce and walked out

Dear Amy: My daughter has been married almost a year. Amy Dickinson Her husband is in the military, and they had to get married so she could live with him during the COVID-19 lockdowns. They live on an isolated military base. She takes care of the house, started a business, volunteers for the Red Cross, and has a dog to keep her busy. She just graduated from college, but there is no work on the base for her. He came home from work last night and told her he has been unhappy for a while and that he wanted a divorce. Related Articles Advice | Ask Amy: I told him I found his ‘funny’ gift disturbing, and he got angry Advice | Ask Amy: I’m nervous about telling my wife I want to play basketball with the other dads Advice | Ask

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