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Rio Ferdinand fears Man Utd have already made huge Cody Gakpo mistake

Manchester United are set to reignite their interest in Cody Gakpo this January (Picture: Getty)Rio Ferdinand fears Manchester United will live to regret not signing Cody Gakpo in the summer following his goalscoring exploits at the World Cup. The PSV Eindhoven forward has enhanced his burgeoning reputation in Qatar, scoring in three successive games and spearheading Holland’s challenge under Louis van Gaal. United came close to signing the 23-year-old in the summer but dropped their interest when Ajax hinted they were prepared to listen to offers for Antony. Gakpo’s performances for his country over the last 10 days have, however, put him firmly back on the radar of United and several other Premier League clubs. With Cristiano Ronaldo having departed, United’s need for a new

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Parents urged to vaccinate children against flu after 70% rise in hospital cases

Two-year-old Rafa Wildblood was admitted to hospital with flu and become seriously ill (Picture: PA)Parents of young children are being urged to get them vaccinated against flu, as hospitals see a rise in admissions for under fives seriously unwell. Data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows a lower than usual uptake of the flu vaccine among two and three-year-olds. Young children have always been particularly vulnerable to flu, and the UKHSA warns previous Covid-19 restrictions mean the virus is circulating at higher levels than in recent years. Children have not had the same exposure to flu that they would traditionally have had, leaving them with less natural immunity. One family are speaking out in order to warn of the awful outcome when their own child caught

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Celery stalk in trash, luck, lead to lost wedding rings

A celery stalk sighting and a little luck came together to help a New Hampshire man find his wife's wedding rings in a 20-ton trash trailer, the jewelry wrapped in a napkin he had accidentally thrown away. Kevin Butler had taken the trash to a transfer station in Windham last Wednesday. Unwittingly, he had tossed the napkin into the white trash bag, not realizing his wife had cleaned the rings and wrapped them in the napkin to dry. Several hours later, he returned and asked for help in finding the rings amid the piles of garbage. “He said, ‘I'm pretty sure I threw the rings out,'" Dennis Senibaldi, the transfer station supervisor, said Tuesday. Senibaldi and his crew reviewed surveillance video to see what time Butler first showed up at the transfer station and where he threw it out. T...

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Why can’t I share my Spotify Wrapped playlist? How to let your friends see your top 100 tracks

Sharing your playlists with friends takes a couple of steps (Picture: Nikolas Kokovlis/NurPhoto via Getty Images)It’s the time of year that many music fans have bene anticipating, as their listening tastes are laid bare by Spotify Wrapped. Yes, there’s no hiding from your friends that you’ve bene listening to ABBA on repeat all year (again), with Spotify users able to view and share their top artists, tracks and genres from across the year. Taylor Swift and Harry styles are among the artists with the most streamed songs and albums this year, with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Bad Bunny and Kate Bush also in the mix. Part of the Wrapped package is a personalised playlist of your top 100 tracks of 2022, but you may have found that you can’t share this playlist with your friends. I

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Brie Larson Climbs 14,000 ft. Mountain With Bare Hands, “No Joke”

When not on a Hollywood movie set, Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Room, Captain Marvel) keeps fit. As seen in the video below, a bare-handed Larson climbed the Grand Teton Range which is situated in the Rocky Mountains in the National Park Wyoming. The highest point of elevation on Grand Teton is 13,775 ft. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brie Larson (@brielarson) When Larson shared the “bloopers” video above, the 33-year-old California native wrote: “This was the toughest thing I’ve ever done. Climbing the Grand Teton is NO joke.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Grand Teton National Park (@grandtetonnps) One theory on the internet claims early “sex starved” French Canadian trappers na...

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LA Railway Yellow Car exhibit, a trip back to the future of mass transit

Panels filled with faded photographs and single-spaced text retell the story of the lesser known Yellow Car electric trolley system that once dominated the streets of Los Angeles, until the automobile became king in Southern California. Matthew Barrett, Director of the research library at Metro, shows a vintage map of the bus and trolly lines through Los Angeles on display at the Yellow Car exhibit at Union Station in Los Angeles Monday, November 28, 2022. The exhibit features photos and history of the old transit and bus lines in Los Angeles up until 1963. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) A vintage photo of a trolly car in Los Angeles on display at the Yellow Car exhibit at Union Station in Los Angeles Monday, November 28, 2022. The exhibit features photos a

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Police horse dies months after being seriously hurt in car crash

Rocky was treated at a specialist equine hospital but was still in pain so was put to sleep (Picture: PA)A police horse hit by car while out on patrol has died four months later after one of his injuries didn’t heal. Five-year-old Rocky was wounded after colliding with a Ford Focus car in Bristol on July 8. The chestnut Irish Draft cross sustained two severe injuries to his hind leg and quarters and was treated at a specialist equine hospital. It was initially though Rocky would be able to return to service or be retired to a field but he didn’t recover as hoped. Avon and Somerset Police said ‘devastated’ grooms and officers said their goodbyes to the horse on November 28 before he was put down. A force spokesman said Rocky was given ‘expert care’ during his rehabilitat...

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Where is the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree from and when will it be lit?

The tradition dates back to the 1940s (Picture: Hollie Adams/Getty Images)Christmas time is just around the corner, and if you have been walking the streets oif London, you’ll know that more than most. With festive lights being put up in the likes of Oxford Street and seasonal markets in Leicester Square, it is not hard to tell that the Yuletide is here. One such sight that people have clocked is the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree. While some may not be too impressed with how the tree looks, it is part of a tradition that dates back to the 1940s. But where does the tree come from, and when will it be lit? Ahead of the lighting ceremony, Metro.co.uk looks at the history of the tradition. Where is the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree from? The tree comes all the way

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Boy choked to death on noticeboard pin just days after he turned five

Kyle Mark Junior Lewis died days after his fifth birthday (Picture: MEN Media)A mum whose five-year-old son choked to death on a pin said she has been left ‘broken beyond words’ Kyle Mark Junior Lewis, from Swallownest, South Yorkshire, was rushed to Rotherham General Hospital after swallowing the noticeboard pin. Doctors tried to restart the youngster’s heart four times before moving him to Leeds Children’s Hospital where he was placed on life support. But extensive brain damage was discovered and he died on October 28 – just six days after his fifth birthday. His mum, Emma Lewis, said: ‘He should be here, it’s not fair. I am broken beyond words, I really am. ‘My family are my life and more. My gorgeous husband and all our babies are my everything. We are unbreakable. ...

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Bob Marley immersive experience to land in US next year

A massive immersive experience celebrating Bob Marley is heading for its U.S. premiere early next year, complete with photographs, lots of music and even a pair of the reggae giant's footwear. The multi-room exhibit “Bob Marley: One Love Experience” will open in Los Angeles on Jan. 27 at Ovation Hollywood, following runs in London and Toronto. The 15,000-square foot (1,393-square meter) experience includes previously unseen photographs, concert videos, lyric sheets, rare memorabilia like guitars, a soccer jersey, sneakers and art that highlight Marley’s influence. There are also a Marley-branded pinball machine, a jukebox and a few foosball tables. One area celebrates the Marley family's legacy and philanthropy. Inside, a 2,000-square foot (185-square meter) One Love Forest promises to ta...

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Temperatures to plummet next week thanks to polar air mass

Frost and sleet could soon be hitting the streets (Picture: Amer Ghazzal/REX/Shutterstock)Hats – and maybe even thermals – at the ready, for an extra cold spell is set to hit the UK. A polar air mass will soon sweep through the country, causing the mercury to plummet. After an unseasonably warm autumn, forecasters say this weekend’s temperature will be ‘below average’. High winds from Poland and Russia could lead to cold weather and downpours in the lead up to Christmas. Snow showers in the coming weeks, if they do emerge, will be sporadic however. For next week, the Met Office forecast: ‘At this time of year frost and fog are common, and the chance of these, along with below-normal temperatures and spells of wintry precipitation, is slightly higher than usual. ‘Conver...

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Pedestrian struck by Metra UP Northwest train in Arlington Heights

A pedestrian was struck by a Metra UP NW train Nov. 30, 2022, in Arlington Heights. Arlington Heights Police A Metra UP Northwest train struck a pedestrian Wednesday morning in Arlington Heights. The incident happened before 6:30 a.m. near the railroad crossing at Ridge and Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights police said. Inbound and outbound trains on the Northwest line were halted past Des Plaines, Metra said. Riders were told to expect extensive delays. Officials have not released any information on the pedestrian’s condition. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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Harry takes on Meghan in game of table tennis in new Invictus Games trailer

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Prince Harry faced off against Meghan Markle in a game of table tennis in a new trailer for the Invictus Games. The dramatic black and white video released this afternoon shows athletes taking part in table tennis against each other inside a huge stadium. The Prince – who is the founder of the Invictus Games – can see seen having a hit against various competitors. In the final scenes of the video Meghan taps her paddle, urging her husband to serve before it cuts to the closing credits. Prince Harry takes on his wife in the new trailer (Picture: @InvictusGamesDE) The dramatic black and white video is a teaser ahead of the game...

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‘Willow’ Assembles a Messy Fantasy Story Starter Kit

When you’re sequelizing an almost-35-year-old movie, awkward shoehorning is going to be part of the territory. In the case of “Willow,” there’s rationalizing why some cast members have returned while others haven’t, justifying the technical leaps in the time since, and adjusting what counts as a modern spin on a time-tested genre. The new Disney+ series, kicking off with an eight-episode season that extends into early 2023, almost seems to realize that all this is a required price for its own existence. The opening episode of this TV version of “Willow” does all it can to thread the nostalgia needle, right from the opening minutes. The series kicks off with a recap that reduces the 1988 Ron Howard film to a “Previously on,” the first indication that the show is initially banking more on lo

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Dogs prefer electric cars to diesel ones, claims new research

Want to impress your dog? Opt for an electric car (Credit: Shutterstock)If you want to pamper your pooch then buy an electric car, say scientists. They have found that when it comes to choosing their ride, dogs much prefer the comfort of an electric car. Not only do electric vehicles help calm dogs down by cutting anxiety and over excitement they also help reduce car sickness in pets. Scientists say the smoother ride and reduced road noise and vibration led to a reduction in their heart rate of up to 30 per cent. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Lincoln teamed up with CarGurus to carry out the tests using 20 dogs wired for biometric readings. Each dog was taken on two 10-minute journeys, one in an electric car followed by the same route in a d

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