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Boy, 9, killed and young girl hurt as 4×4 overturns on adventure course

The crash happened at an adventure park at the weekend (Picture: SWNS) The crash happened at an adventure park at the weekend (Picture: SWNS)A nine-year-old boy has been killed and a young girl injured when a 4X4 overturned on an adventure course. The horrific crash happened at Coney Green Farm 4X4 Offroad Site in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, on Saturday afternoon. Police said there were no other vehicles involved in the crash and the boy died at the scene. A girl who was in the vehicle was also hurt and taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital. Emergency services were called to the rural area in West Mercia (Picture: SWNS)A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: ‘Around 4.45pm on Saturday we were called to reports of a single vehicle collision at Coney Green Farm, ...

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TV hit ‘Peaky Blinders’ expands story through dance show

Steven Knight looks astounded, almost lost for words. He’s just watched contemporary dance company Rambert run through scenes from the first act of their “Peaky Blinders” production, based on the hit TV show that he wrote and created. Watching the immediate connection between the dancers’ movements and the audience is a revelation for Knight, who has teamed up for a full-length theater dance show that fills in some of the 1920s gangster drama’s backstory. “I was never into dance. Dance was never a thing for me. I certainly can’t dance myself,” Knight says. He was so impressed with the power of dance that he wrote a ballet scene into the show’s fifth season. Recently Knight watched rehearsals of several scenes of the stage show, “Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby,” which has i

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Kurtenbach: The Warriors silenced their critics by winning another title. But there’s ‘no shortage of chips’ on their shoulders for 2022-23

SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors proved countless people wrong last year in winning a fourth title since 2015. It was alleged that the Warriors’ title window was closed. They were too old. That they were over the hill. That Steph Curry wasn’t the type of player who could carry a team to a title. That Klay Thompson would be a shadow of his former self after his two massive injuries. That Draymond Green wasn’t a winner, he was just someone who was in the right place at the right time and last summer was neither the time nor the place. The Warriors have always been motivated by chips on their collective shoulders. Whether they were just a “jump-shooting team,” the all-powerful Super Villains, or just a bunch of guys on the back-end of their careers, Golden State’s veterans have found power in sli

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Redesign Chicago streets to be less car-centric

A bicyclist rides by a memorial at the corner of North Winthrop and West Leland avenues where a toddler was killed in a bicycle crash with a truck in June.Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Recently, the long-running Japanese TV show “Old Enough,” where preschool-age children run their first errand, has gained worldwide attention. I often watch the show while eating dinner, excitedly anticipating whether Ryuta will grab the correct size diapers at the drugstore. As an American who grew up on a suburban street of single-family homes with no sidewalks and few nearby stores, the Japanese reality is engrossing and eye-opening. Unlike the Japanese children in “Old Enough,” who navigate their way to downtown shopping centers with ease, Chicago children are not safe even in their own neighborhoods. On

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Yes, Netflix’s ‘Dahmer’ Is Exploitative — It Also Sticks Largely to the Facts

Niecy Nash in “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” Netflix The most powerful aspect of the show is Niecy Nash’s wonderful and empathetic performance as Glenda Cleveland, seen here as Dahmer’s next-door neighbor at the Oxford Apartments on 25th Street. Throughout the series, she’s seen repeatedly attempting to try and warn local law enforcement about the activities inside apartment 213, where Dahmer is sexually assaulting then strangling and dismembering his victims. The show’s most horrifying moments occur not on camera but as heard through the vents connecting the adjoining apartments, when Nash’s Glenda can’t sleep at night because of the sounds of screaming and drill-sawing resonating through the ducts. While Glenda Cleveland did actually exist, the real person lived in a build

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Gov. DeSantis: Impacts of Hurricane Ian expected to be ‘far and wide’

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday morning said the impacts of Hurricane Ian are expected to be felt on both coasts of the state as the storm strengthens and moves north later this week. DeSantis gave an update on the state’s response during a news conference at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee. RELATED: Hurricane Ian forecast to continue rapidly strengthening State officials expect Southwest Florida and other areas along the Gulf Coast to bear the brunt of the 500-mile-wide storm and experience a huge storm surge, but the east coast of the state from Miami to Jacksonville could also see flooding and widespread power outages. Among the preparations, DeSantis said the Florida National Guard has activated 5,000 members and 2,000 more guards from other nearby states have been ac...

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Who is Giorgia Meloni – the far-right candidate set to be Italy’s first female PM?

Girogia Meloni has made her views, some she’s held since her youth, perfectly clear (Pictures: Rex/Getty Images)If Giorgia Meloni, the far-right politician poised to become Italy’s first woman prime minister, is one thing, it’s consistent. In 1992, the then 15-year-old Roman joined Youth Front, the youth wing of the neo-fascist Italian Social Movement, in 1992. Today, she is the leader of the Brothers of Italy, a party rooted in a post-war movement ignited by dictator Benito Mussolini’s fascists. Exit polls strongly suggest voters have elected Meloni as prime minister in Italy’s general election yesterday. She will likely head a conservative coalition that will be the country’s most right-wing government since World War Two. Activists and academics warned Metro.co.uk that a

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Montrose Beach bird-watchers look to next summer in hopes piping plover Imani will return, mate

Imani, an offspring of Monty and Rose at Montrose Beach, in May.Provided by Tamima Itani Since May, the piping plover conservation community in Chicago has been watching Imani, a 1-year-old piping plover ready to mate. However, Imani spent the summer alone.  “No one showed up for Imani,” said Ann Hetzel Gunkle, a piping plover monitor who is also on the board of the Chicago Audubon Society. “We’re crossing our fingers for next year.” Imani, who arrived at Montrose Beach in the spring, has since left to travel approximately 1,000 miles to his southern wintering grounds. He was the first piping plover to hatch on Montrose Beach and return a year later — a rare occurrence for the endangered species that produced only 150 chicks this year.  “Every hatched bird, every mating pair really...

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U.S. sanctions ‘brazenly corrupt’ Bosnian state prosecutor

The U.S. government imposed sanctions Monday on a Bosnian state prosecutor who is accused of being complicit in corruption and undermining democratic processes in the Western Balkans. The Treasury Department said its Office of Foreign Assets Control designated sanctions against state prosecutor Diana Kajmakovic, whom the agency calls a “brazenly corrupt state prosecutor with links to criminal organizations." Treasury says Kajmakovic was identified during a larger law enforcement crackdown on organized crime and narcotics trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Investigators analyzed encrypted conversations that mentioned Kajmakovic working in support of narcotics traffickers and other criminals, the agency said. Kajmakovic allegedly helped hide evidence, prevent prosecution and assist crim...

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U.S. sanctions ‘brazenly corrupt’ Bosnian state prosecutor

The U.S. government imposed sanctions Monday on a Bosnian state prosecutor who is accused of being complicit in corruption and undermining democratic processes in the Western Balkans. The Treasury Department said its Office of Foreign Assets Control designated sanctions against state prosecutor Diana Kajmakovic, whom the agency calls a “brazenly corrupt state prosecutor with links to criminal organizations." Treasury says Kajmakovic was identified during a larger law enforcement crackdown on organized crime and narcotics trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Investigators analyzed encrypted conversations that mentioned Kajmakovic working in support of narcotics traffickers and other criminals, the agency said. Kajmakovic allegedly helped hide evidence, prevent prosecution and assist crim...

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Kim Kardashian enjoys Milan Fashion Week with daughter North after unveiling Dolce & Gabbana collection

Kim Kardashian hit the streets of Italy with daughter North (Pictures: Backgrid)Kim Kardashian was joined by eldest daughter North West as she continues to take Milan Fashion Week by storm. The 41-year-old recently teamed up with Dolce & Gabbana on their new Ciao Kim collection, which was showcased in Italy over the weekend. She had children North, Saint and Chicago – who she shares with Kanye West – in tow to celebrate the collaboration, as well as momager Kris Jenner and sister Khloe Kardashian. Following the star-studded runway show, she got back to work in style when she was pictured at the brand’s headquarters. She looked incredible for the day out, donning a little black dress, complete with sheer sleeves and a polo-neck. The mom-of-four completed the look with str

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Emma Atkins calls for Emmerdale to revisit Charity and Cain passion

Erm, really? (Pictures: ITV)Reminiscing about her 22 years on Emmerdale, Charity Dingle star Emma Atkins obviously had to revisit an iconic pairing: Charity and Cain (Jeff Hordley). ‘I love the fact that people always mention the history and the “legendary chemistry” that went with Cain and Charity,’ she says. The pairing was a passionate and exciting one, although there were troubling elements of abusive behaviour and betrayal, beginning when Charity was only 13 years old when she became pregnant with her daughter Debbie. When she and Cain arrived in Emmerdale, Charity started a relationship with Chris Tate (Peter Amory), but was soon pursuing an affair with Cain on the side. ‘Charity and Cain’s love triangle was legendary,’ Emma says. Emma called the storyline ‘legendary’ ...

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Barry Bostwick talks ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ ahead of local, uncut screenings of the film

The moment has come to do the time warp again. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show 47th Anniversary Spectacular Tour” is coming Oct. 7 to Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage and Oct. 21 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Actor Barry Bostwick, who played Brad Majors in the film, will appear at the event where the full uncut version will play. The showing will also feature a memorabilia display, a live shadow cast and a costume contest. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters. “It’s like the gradfest for Janet at the beginning of the movie,” Bostwick said in a recent phone interview. “A party for you to get out of your house and basement and join the world again. This is our reentry to the congregation of Rocky Horror fans, and we’re going back to ch

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Molly-Mae Hague’s clever tricks to keep pregnancy secret as fans look for clues in past Instagram snaps

The internet went wild when the couple announced their pregnancy (Picture: Instagram)Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury stunned fans recently by announcing they are expecting a baby so, naturally, everyone’s looking back to see if they missed the signs. The couple, who met on Love Island in 2019, shared the joyous news on Instagram on Sunday, with a video of Molly-Mae’s blossoming baby bump. ‘I can’t wait for the adventures that we haven’t even dreamed of yet,’ the caption read, alongside a video of the now 23-year-olds declaring their love for one another while on the ITV2 dating show. Messages of congratulations poured in, with no one seeing the news coming. Now, though, Molly-Mae’s 6.6million followers have got their detective hats on, scrolling back through her pics to see if h

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Is The Suspect based on a true story or a book?

Many have been left wondering if the events in the new ITV series really happened (Pictures: REX / ITV)The Suspect has had crime thriller fans glued to their seats since its release. From the production company behind Line Of Duty and Vigil, the ITV series tells the story of clinical psychologist Dr Joseph O’Loughlin who finds himself at the centre of a murder case. It stars Poldark’s Aidan Turner in the lead role, starring alongside the likes of Shaun Parkes, Angela Griffin, Sian Clifford, Anjli Mohindra, and Adam James. The series has been created by Peter Berry, who is best known for his work on 2020 series Gangs Of London. Since the release of the gripping trailer last month, many have been left wondering if the series is based on a true story or a novel. Here’s what y...

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