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Monkeypox tracker ‘being planned’ as illness confirmed in all UK countries

A Covid-like tracker could be brought in if the monkeypox outbreak continues (Picture: PA/Getty)Plans are being drawn up to create a Covid-like dashboard to track cases of monkeypox, it has been claimed. It comes as eight more cases were confirmed in the UK – including the first in Wales and Northern Ireland. That takes the UK total to 90 and means every country in the UK has now identified patients with the illness. But according to The Daily Telegraph, the daily updates could soon be out tracked in a similar way to Covid-19. The coronavirus dashboard was developed over a number of weeks after the crisis began in Spring 2020. But with the technology now in place, the paper says imitating the dashboard for monkeypox would be a ‘relatively simple task’ – but adds there is no

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What happened to Hayden Christensen after Star Wars?

Hayden is returning as Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader (Pictures: Rex/Getty/Disney/Lucas Films)Hayden Christensen is returning to his original Star Wars role as Anakin Skywalker in new series Obi-Wan Kenobi. The highly-anticipated six-part series is rewinding the clock on the franchise, as Obi-Wan Kenobi goes back towards the prequel films. The action-packed adventure has finally come out 45 years after the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, came out in 1977, which starred Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in their iconic roles as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. Along with Hayden returning as Darth Vader, a role he last played 17 years ago, Star Wars fans will also be reunited with Ewan McGregor’s Jedi Master. The legendary Jedi will return as the serie

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Sadio Mane ready to swap Liverpool for Bayern Munich after Champions League final

The Senegalese forward is looking to begin a new challenge (Picture: Getty Images)Sadio Mane looks increasingly likely to leave Liverpool this summer with the forward favouring a move to Bayern Munich after the Champions League final, according to reports. The 30-year-old is entering the final year of his contract with the Merseysiders and has so far been reluctant to commit to fresh terms, instead playing coy over his future at Anfield. While Mohamed Salah – whose contract also expires in 2023 – was adamant he would still be at the club next season, his teammate was rather more vague. Mane has opened the door to a move away from Liverpool (Picture: Getty)‘This question [on my future] I will answer after the Champions League,’ he said this week in the build-up to Saturday’s final

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Police issue grim Liverpool knife warning after string of stabbings

Ava White was stabbed to death in the city centre by another teenager (Picture: PA)A stark warning has been sent to young people in Liverpool after a spate of stabbings. Police warned about a disturbing string of knife crimes involving teenagers after a 14-year-old boy was wounded. The attack, which allegedly involved another three other minors, came a day after another 14-year-old was convicted of murdering Ava White. Liverpool Crown Court heard how he stabbed the schoolgirl, 12, in the neck over a row about a Snapchat video. He was told he faces a life sentence after a jury found him guilty of the city centre attack in November 2021. The boy had denied Ava’s murder and claimed he accidentally stabbed the schoolgirl in the neck in self-defence, saying he was trying to ‘fr...

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GTA fans celebrate ‘true legend’ Ray Liotta who voiced Tommy Vercetti following actor’s death aged 67: ‘You made our childhood awesome’

Ray Liotta made GTA what it was for so many gamers (Picture: Reuters/Rockstar Games)Grand Theft Auto fans are paying tribute to American actor Ray Liotta following his death at the age of 67. The Goodfellas star died in his sleep while away in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. His death sent shockwaves through fans of film and TV, as well as gaming communities since Liotta played a key role in making the games what everyone knows and loves. Liotta voiced Vice City protagonist Tommy Vercetti in the Rockstar Games, well and truly making the character his own. He took on the role a long time ago, telling Conan O’Brien back in 2003: ‘You’re just sitting there cursing at people. It’s fun to do.’ Sharing their sadness over Liotta’s shock death, GTA lovers c

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When does the May 2022 Mercury Retrograde end?

Mercury Retrograde is believed to cause havoc with people’s lives (Picture: buradaki via Getty Images)From merely feeling a little off to suddenly falling out with friends or encountering exes, Mercury Retrograde is believed to cause chaos in our lives. Despite the phenomenon having scientific roots, it is widely thought that it can disrupt elements like our emotions and communication skills. Thankfully, for those who believe in the theories behind Mercury Retrograde, the astrological event is soon coming to an end soon. Though, there will be two more this year. Here’s everything you need to know about it and when the retrograde motion will be over. What does Mercury in retrograde mean? Scientifically, Mercury retrograde is the optical illusion whereby the planet appears to

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Punters climb on tables and chairs to avoid rat scurrying around Wetherspoons

There was chaos in the Birmingham boozer (Picture: Sean Maguire/Deadline News)People in a Birmingham pub were filmed standing on tables and chairs – to avoid a rat on the loose. Wetherspoon punters climbed away from the rodent in the Bishop Vesey earlier this month after it was spotted scurrying around their feet. Sean Maguire was enjoying drinks with his friends on May 12, when the rat started causing havoc. The 23-year-old trainee teacher filmed several drinkers standing on chairs and tables in hysterics after noticing the unwelcome guest. In the clip, Sean can be heard shouting: ‘Guys, there is a rat in the Bishop.’ The pub then erupts into chaos as men and women clamber onto tables to try to find out where the rat is hiding. Sean then goes to ‘investigate’ and edges...

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Dame Emma Thompson’s daughter Gaia Wise is spitting image of her mum in Silent Witness debut

Can you spot the difference? (Picture: BBC/REX)No, you have not travelled back in time, that is in fact a picture of Dame Emma Thompson next to her daughter, Gaia Wise. Gaia, 22, stars in the latest series of BBC’s Silent Witness and it seems she’s following in her famous mum’s footsteps in more ways than one. The budding actress – whose father is Dame Emma’s husband, Greg Wise – looked the spitting image of her 63-year-old mum in her TV debut. Gaia’s brunette hair was swept to one side in a pixie cut and it’s almost identical to a style Dame Emma rocked way back in 1983 – wow! In Silent Witness, Gaia plays university student Jo Reynolds whose mother, the controversial health secretary, is assassinated. Naturally, forensic pathologists are all over the case and want to get t

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Adorable sausage dog Jumbo mowed down by e-scooter riding on the pavement

A 72-year-old dog owner has been left devastated by the death of her tiny pet (Picture: Sue Reynolds/SWNS)A sausage dog died after being sent ‘flying into the air’ by an electric scooter riding on a pavement. Sue Reynolds was out walking her 14-year-old dachshund Jumbo when the vehicle drove through its lead and flung the tiny pet across the pavement. The 72-year-old said her beloved dog ‘faded’ away after being badly injured – and the ‘aggressive’ rider blamed her for the incident before riding off. She fumed that the popular machines have become ‘the bane of society’ and warned more people and animals could be injured by them. Heartbroken Sue from High Wycombe said: ‘It was horrendous, and I can’t un-see it. ‘I shouted at him to stop or slow down, but he went right throu...

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Abba reunite in London for first time in 40 years and my, my, just how much we’ve missed them!

Abba are finally all back together after 40 years apart (Picture: Getty)Abba finally reunited in London in full for the first time in 40 years for the Abba Voyage red carpet on Thursday night. Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog, and Björn Ulvaeus smiled for cameras as they posed altogether ahead of kicking off their hotly anticipated hologram tour. The Swedish pop superstars were last together in the capital for an appearance on The Late Late Breakfast show hosted with Noel Edmonds in 1982. Speaking on the red carpet outside a purpose-built stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London, Agnetha enthused: ‘It’s amazing to see all the English fans.’ The group’s highly anticipated concert features younger ‘Abba-tars’ of the foursome performing songs

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EastEnders spoilers: Callum kicks Ben out of their new flat over cheating claims

Callum told Ben that he was keeping their new flat (Picture: BBC)Callum Highway (Tony Clay) demanded that Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) collect his things and move out of their new flat in EastEnders, believing that he cheated on him with barman Lewis Butler (Aidan O’Callaghan). Ben, as viewers know, was raped by Lewis during Monday’s (May 23) edition of the BBC One soap. He’d messaged Lewis previously on a dating app, before meeting with him in The Prince Albert. But as one thing lead to another, Ben withdrew his consent, determined to reunite with Callum. Lewis, however, refused to take no for answer and raped him in harrowing scenes. Ben has struggled to process what happened, with subsequent scenes seeing him attempting to explain where he was on the night in question. Callum

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EastEnders spoilers: Stacey Slater stabbed in horror showdown with Jean

Stacey was left in agony (Picture: BBC)Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) was left severely bleeding in EastEnders following a showdown with mum Jean (Gillian Wright), who pushed her daughter against the bar, resulting in her landing on some broken bottles. Jean, as viewers know, returned home last week, after Stacey paid her a visit at the mental health unit, and became concerned for her wellbeing.  Despite being over the moon at the time, Jean now claims that Stacey is trying to poison her, and she refuses to accept her tablets from anyone else but Lily (Lilia Turner). Lily, however, became incredibly scared after Jean told her that she would get bipolar. She has been determined to be okay in the wake of Jean’s claims, and thus – since last week – she’s been taking some of Jea...

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John Lennon’s drummer Alan White dies aged 72 afer short illness

Alan White has died following a short illness (Picture: Getty)Rock and roll band Yes have announced their ‘much-loved’ drummer Alan White has died at the age of 72. The musician, who was born in 1949 in County Durham, died peacefully at home after a short illness. The band said White had been ‘looking forward’ to the forthcoming UK tour and to celebrating his 50th anniversary with Yes, who he joined in 1972 for their Close to the Edge tour. He also worked with stars including John Lennon, George Harrison, and Joe Cocker during his long music career. https://www.instagram.com/p/CeB2N3PMlzS/ This is a breaking story. More when we have it. Got a story? If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing ...

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From Goodfellas and Grand Theft Auto to Field of Dreams and Something Wild: Ray Liotta’s incredible career over four decades as he dies aged 67

Ray Liotta has died aged 67 (Picture: AP/Rex)Goodfellas star Ray Liotta has died, aged 67, in his sleep in the Domincan Republic. Deadline reports Liotta had been filming a new movie, Dangerous Waters, in which he was starring alongside Odeya Rush, Eric Dane, and Saffron Burrows. The actor, who was best known for his leading role as Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s crime classic, also starred as Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams and as Ray Sinclair in Something Wild, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He was also the voice of Tommy Vercetti in 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. More recently, Liotta played two characters in the Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark, where he plays original Sopranos character Chirstopher Moltisanti’s grand

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Madonna and FKA twigs hang out again in London together after crashing graduate fashion show

The duo have become unlikely besties (Picture: Backgrid)Madonna was snapped out with pal and fellow artist FKA twigs again on Wednesday night, as they continued their series of London hang outs together. The pair were spotted leaving London’s members-only club The Twenty Two in Grosvenor Square on Wednesday after spending the evening together, after Material Girl Madonna caused quite the stir by accompanying twigs to a student fashion show earlier in the week. The duo held hands as they exited the building, both naturally wearing sunglasses of course. Music icon Madonna wore a sheer shirt over a cream lacy bustier top and folk-print mini-skirt, alongside platform boots and her now-trademark fishnet tights. The Frozen singer finished off her look with red fingerless gloves, a bl

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