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Obi-Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram details importance of Inquisitor Reva having braids: ‘The hair was a big deal’

Reva is on the warpath for Darth Vader in the new show (Picture: Getty/Disney Plus)Moses Ingram, one of the stars of the upcoming series Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney Plus, has opened up on how important it was for her character, Reva, to have braids. The new Star Wars show will see Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprise their roles from the prequel films, as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker respectively, the latter of whom went on to become the dreaded Darth Vader. Moses joins the cast as Reva, a Force-sensitive Inquisitor who’s working under Darth Vader’s rule. During a recent press conference attended by Metro.co.uk, Moses – who previously starred as Jolene in Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit – was asked about how Reva’s ensemble was put together. The actor expla

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Gogglebox’s Pete Sandiford breaks down in tears after watching emotional The Repair Shop restoration

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Gogglebox’s Pete Sandiford broke down in tears as he watched an emotional moment on The Repair Shop which involved the restoration of a Jewish prayer book, that had once been owned by a guest’s grandparents who survived a World War II concentration camp. The Channel 4 star, 26, who appears as a TV sofa critic with his sister Sophie, was watching Jay Blade’s The Repair Shop when he was overcome by emotion. The programme saw Gary Fisher bring a ‘fragile’ Jewish prayer book to The Repair Shop barn, in the hope that the family heirloom could be restored. Gary explained that his grandparents, who had once owned the prayer book, were taken to a c

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Business

GOP primary race for Alabama Senate seat turns bitter

Alabama’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby has become a bitter high-dollar contest with the three strongest contenders jockeying for the nomination. The leading candidates are U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks who won — and then lost — former President Donald Trump’s backing in the race; Katie Boyd Britt, the former leader of Business Council of Alabama and Shelby’s former chief of staff; and Mike Durant, an aerospace company owner best known as the helicopter pilot whose capture during a U.S. military mission in Somalia was chronicled in the “Black Hawk Down" book and subsequent movie. Lillie Boddie, Karla M. Dupriest and Jake Schafer are also seeking the GOP nomination. Observers say it’s hard to predict whether the nomination will be sett

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Great British Bake Off to ‘relocate iconic tent’ as strict Covid rules dropped after 2 years of filming in bubbles

The tent is set to be relocated again (Picture: Channel 4 / Instagram / paul.hollywood)Filming for Great British Bake Off will be taking place in a brand-new spanking location this year, due to Covid bubbles no longer being needed.  The Channel 4 show was one of the few that managed to continue going fairly normally, with the cast and crew sent off to Down Hall Hotel in Essex. They were all required to stay within a Covid bubble, which meant staying in the location for the whole six weeks the show took place.  Contestants, crew and the judges were unable to go home at any point to visit their families while the process was ongoing.  Now, it’s been reported Love Productions, who is behind the winning format, is on the hunt for a new location to prop up the Bake Off tent.  An

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Politics

Milley: West Point cadets be ready for robot, drone-led wars

The top U.S. military officer challenged the next generation of Army soldiers on Saturday to prepare America's military to fight future wars that may look little like the wars of today. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, painted a grim picture of a world that is becoming more unstable, with great powers intent on changing the global order. And he told graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point that they will bear the responsibility to make sure America is ready. "The potential for significant international conflict between great powers is increasing, not decreasing,” Milley said in prepared remarks. “Whatever overmatch we enjoyed militarily for the last 70 years is closing quickly, and the United States will be, in fact, we already are challeng

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Man convinced he spotted a ‘UFO’ hovering over Newcastle – and it’s not the first time

Stephen Wilson first thought he was looking at a balloon, before changing his mind and deciding it was an UFO (Picture: NCJ Media)A man claims to have filmed a ‘sparkly’ UFO which may have also ‘set car alarms off with no explanation’. Stephen Wilson, 49, thought he had seen a balloon when he noticed a ‘sparkly thing tumbling’ through the sky in Westerhope, Newcastle, on Thursday evening. But as Stephen watched for longer, he came to believe it couldn’t be a balloon. He said: ‘It moved like a worm, it moved and then it changed, then it moved, then it changed – and it looked like it was tumbling all the time. ‘I don’t know if we have any drones that look like a balloon that people are flying about, but it didn’t look like a drone to me like.’ Stephen called his sister ove

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What is monkeypox and what are the symptoms to look out for?

Monkeypox is a type of ‘pox’ virus, including smallpox (Picture: Getty)Concern is mounting over the global outbreak of monkeypox, which has now spread to 12 countries. Germany and Belgium are among the latest to confirm they have detected cases of the smallpox-like disease – with The UK Health Security Agency having confirmed cases in the UK have more than doubled to 20. The illness had rarely been seen outside Africa prior to the outbreak – but what is monkeypox, and what are the key symptoms that you need to look out for? Here is everything you need to know. What is monkeypox? The patient is being treated at a London hospital while contact tracing efforts continue (Picture: Hesther Ng/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)A rare infection, monkeypox is described as zoo

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What should be in your child’s packed lunch? Here are some ideas for a healthy lunchbox

In need of ideas? We’ve got you covered (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)What’s in your child’s lunchbox? Are you one of those much-envied parents who creates tiny pandas out of rice and ticks off their child’s five-a-day with carefully constructed veg designs? Or are you more of the ‘chuck a sandwich in a bag and hope for the best’ type? If you fall into the latter category – or have ever feared the judgment that your kid’s meal isn’t good enough – you’re certainly not alone. A recent study by Leeds University found that just 1.6% of children’s lunchboxes were classed as healthy enough. As a result, some schools wi soon be teaching parents how to whip up the perfect packed lunch. The study found that instead of fruit and vegetables, many packed lunches contained items such as

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Cristiano Ronaldo out of Man Utd’s final game of the season against Crystal Palace due to injury

Ronaldo is set to miss United’s last game of the campaign (Picture: Getty Images)Cristiano Ronaldo is out of Manchester United’s clash against Crystal Palace on the final day of the season due to injury. The Portugal international would’ve been hoping to impress new boss Erik ten Hag, who will be in attendance at Selhurst Park on Sunday. The Athletic report that Ronaldo will miss the game due to hip flexor issue, while Paul Pogba, who is expected to leave when his contract expires this summer, is also set to be absent. More to follow… ...read more Source:: Metro...

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Looney’s career night comes when Warriors need it most

SAN FRANCISCO — Kevon Looney felt a pit in his stomach Friday night as he was showered with “M-V-P” chants by the Chase Center crowd when stepped up to the free throw line. Looney had put on the best performance possibly of his career in that third quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference finals and had the opportunity to cut the Mavericks’ lead down to five points for the first time since the first quarter. He took a deep breathe, dribbled the ball three times and then let it fly. Swish. “That was nerve-racking, I haven’t shot a free throw in a game in like [two] weeks,” Looney recalled after the Warriors’ epic comeback win to take a 2-0 series lead. “It was a cool moment for me. I made the free throw, so that was even better.” After scoring just six points in the first half, Looney fi

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Erik ten Hag sets minimum target for Man Utd players next season

Erik ten Hag has said his final farewells to Ajax ahead of joining Manchester United (Picture: Ajax)Erik ten Hag has already outlined the minimum expectation of the Manchester United squad he is set to inherit from Ralf Rangnick. The 52-year-old was confirmed as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent successor last month and is set to begin the seismic rebuilding job required at Old Trafford. Ten Hag said his final farewells to Ajax earlier this week and flew to London for talks with United’s chiefs to iron out plans ahead of the summer transfer window and confirm the composition of a new-look backroom team. Erik ten Hag will watch Manchester United’s game against Crystal Palace on Sunday from the stands at Selhurst Park (Picture: Getty)The new manager will watch from the stands on ...

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CTU leadership wins reelection as Stacy Davis Gates becomes president

Stacy Davis Gates will take over as president of the Chicago Teachers Union after her slate won reelection Friday.Brian Rich/Sun-Times The leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union have been reelected in the union’s most hotly contested race since their group came to power in 2010, avoiding a runoff and cementing their role atop one of the city’s most influential and progressive organizations. The outright win in a three-caucus race leaves the union in the hands of leaders who have fought for social justice inside and outside classrooms — and sparked counterparts to do the same nationwide — while creating a constant power struggle against the mayor’s office and Chicago Public Schools leadership. They have led the CTU on two strikes and several pandemic standoffs during their 12-year tenu

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Business

Russia cuts off gas exports to Finland in symbolic move

Russia halted gas exports to neighboring Finland on Saturday, a highly symbolic move that came just days after the Nordic country announced it wanted to join NATO and marked a likely end to Finland's nearly 50 years of importing natural gas from Russia. The measure taken by the Russian energy giant Gazprom was in line with an earlier announcement following Helsinki’s refusal to pay for the gas in rubles as Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded European countries do since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. The Finnish state-owned gas company Gasum said that “natural gas supplies to Finland under Gasum’s supply contract have been cut off” by Russia on Saturday morning at 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT). The announcement follows Moscow’s decision to cut off electricity exports to Finland

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Entertainment

‘Downton Abbey’: Julian Fellowes Not Opposed to Third Movie, Surprised at ‘Franchise’ Designation

This weekend, audiences returned to the grand Grantham estate in “Downton Abbey: A New Era.” The movie brings the characters to 1928, the year when silent motion pictures transitioned into talkies. There’s also plenty of new characters and some farewells to those long-established within the popular TV series. But while this second movie is only just in theaters, it’s impossible not to wonder if a third movie is in the offing, especially considering screenwriter Julian Fellowes’ recent television success with another group of haves and have-nots in the HBO series “The Gilded Age.” Fellowes, while talking to IndieWire during the recent press tour for “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” said he certainly wouldn’t discount another movie but much will depend on timing. “These things become clearer ove

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Baseball quiz: Read all about it!

The Cubs and White Sox will meet again May 28-29 at Guaranteed Rate Field.Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images I was thinking about how little I know about you folks who follow my weekly quiz. Then again, you don’t know that much about me, either. For example, I have a master’s degree with a specialization in reading disability (NYU didn’t offer one in being a quizmaster). I mention this because I frequently remind parents and grandparents how important it is to read to — and with — the children in their lives. This is why I love the Book Buddy program, which is part of the Chicago Sun-Times Charity Trust (read more at https://charitytrust.suntimes.com/chicago-reads-program). I’m going to be contributing to it, and I hope you will, too. On that note, with the legendary Bob Ryan of ESPN, I’ve

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