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The Metro is the United Kingdom's highest-circulation, print newspaper. It is published in tabloid format by DMG Media. The free newspaper is distributed from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays and the period between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day inclusive) mornings on trains and buses, and at railway/Underground stations, airports and hospitals across selected urban areas of England, Wales and Scotland. Copies are also handed out to pedestrians. Metro is owned by Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), part of the same media group as the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday, but in some areas Metro operates as a franchise with a local newspaper publisher, rather than as a wholly owned concern.Source
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Tinder's selfie challenge to verify users and stop catfishing launches in UK

Tinder's selfie challenge to verify users and stop catfishing launches in UK

sharesFrom today, you might notice a new feature on your Tinder account.Photo verification to stop catfishers is being rolled out across the UK, six months after it was launched in the US.The idea is that you complete a challenge taking selfies in a series of different poses and then a combination of humans and AI decide if it is definitely you in your pictures.Luckily, the selfies aren’t actually uploaded so don’t worry about pulling silly faces.Tinder thinks that by verifying that people are actually using pictures of themselves, they’ll be able to reduce the number of people stealing...

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Reading terror suspect shouted 'Allahu Akhbar' as he chased victims, court hears

Reading terror suspect shouted 'Allahu Akhbar' as he chased victims, court hears

sharesThe suspect in the Reading stabbing attack shouted ‘Allahu Akhbar’ as he stabbed six people, a court heard today.Khairi Saadallah, 25, is accused of killing James Furlong, 36, David Wails, 49 and Joe Ritchie-Bennett, 39, as they enjoyed a socially-distanced drink in a park on June 20.Witnesses heard him shout the phrase, meaning ‘God is greatest’ as he attacked the men and chased their friends as well as another group of people sitting nearby, according to prosecutors.He was said to have used a knife bought from a local supermarket the day before.Saadallah, who came to the UK from...

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Hospitals told to prepare for July 4 pub frenzy 'like it's New Year's Eve'

Hospitals told to prepare for July 4 pub frenzy 'like it's New Year's Eve'

sharesHealth bosses have reportedly urged hospitals to plan for surges in A&E admissions ‘similar to that of New Year’s Eve’ on July 4 as pubs and bars reopen across England.The date has been dubbed ‘Super Saturday’ in anticipation of a rush back into drinking holes for the first time since lockdown was imposed.Police forces have said they are planning for ‘significant’ operations while local authorities are gearing up for major clean-up operations as sunny weather is set to encourage punters into parks.New Year’s Eve is notoriously manic for emergency wards as people get injured while...

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The world's first 3D-printed vegan steak is here and could hit restaurants soon

The world's first 3D-printed vegan steak is here and could hit restaurants soon

sharesJust when you thought 2020 couldn’t possibly get any more bizarre, a company has brought out the world’s first 3D-printed vegan steak.Redefine Meat, an Israeli company based in Rehovot, has unveiled an ‘Alt-Steak’ which replicates the texture, flavour and appearance of real-life meat – all thanks to 3D-printing technology.The new Alt-Steak is made out of soy and pea proteins, coconut fat and sunflower oil, along with natural colours and flavours.Designed to recreate the muscle structure of beef, the faux steak is high in protein and – being plant-based – has no cholesterol.It seems no...

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Jodie Comer almost got turned down for a role at 16 because of her accent

Jodie Comer almost got turned down for a role at 16 because of her accent

sharesstar has told how she almost got turned down for a role when she was just 16, because of her accent.The actress has often spoken about how her accent has affected her chances of getting particular roles, and it turns out it all began when she was a teenager,Jodie, auditioned for a theatre play when she was 16-years-old and before she had even got the part, the director had questioned why she was even there.‘The character was middle-class, RP, very well-spoken and from a very wealthy family. I got there, it was obvious I must’ve been the only Scouser and definitely girl from the...

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Covid-denier won't wear face mask or underwear because 'things gotta breathe'

Covid-denier won't wear face mask or underwear because 'things gotta breathe'

sharesA conspiracy theorist declared that she’ll never wear a face mask or underwear despite a new rule in her home county because ‘things gotta breathe.’ The unidentified woman made the vulgar assertion at a meeting of the Palm Beach County Commissioners workshop in Florida Wednesday after the county ordered people to wear face masks at all times while in public.She took to the stand and said: ‘I don’t wear a mask for the same reason I don’t wear underwear, things gotta breathe.’ The comment was met with shocked laughter and several cheers, with the woman striding off after making her...

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Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus

Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus

World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus. Djokovic is the fourth player from the Adria Tour – a tennis exhibiton that took place in Serbia and Croatia over the past two weeks – to have contracted Covid-19 after Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive. Djokovic, who had planned the tour, was not tested in Croatia on Sunday, instead travelling back to Serbia. Upon arrival there it was confirmed he had tested positive for coronavirus, although he is not displaying symptoms. His wife, Jelena, has also tested positive and they will...

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Coronavirus is weakening and may die out without a vaccine, expert claims

Coronavirus is weakening and may die out without a vaccine, expert claims

sharesThe Covid-19 pandemic could end without the need for a vaccine, an Italian expert has said.  Professor Matteo Bassetti, an infectious diseases specialist, claims has gone from being an ‘aggressive tiger’ to a ‘wild cat’.He added we may not need a vaccine for the virus, which has killed 465,000 worldwide, because it could die out by itself.This claim has been disputed by other experts.Visit our live blog for the latest updates:Prof Bassetti : ‘It was like an aggressive tiger in March and April but now it’s like a wild cat. ‘Even elderly patients, aged 80 or 90, are now sitting up in...

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Amber Heard 'had three-way affair with Cara Delevingne and Elon Musk'

Amber Heard 'had three-way affair with Cara Delevingne and Elon Musk'

sharesCara Delevingne allegedly had a ‘three-way affair’ with Amber Heard and Elon Musk, according to a deposition in ’s defamation lawsuit against Heard.Depp, 57, is (£40.1m), following a Washington Post op-ed in which Heard, 34, wrote about being a survivor of domestic violence. And in a deposition acquired by , the ex-husband of one of Heard’s close friends alleges that the Aquaman actress spent the night with Delevingne, 27, and Musk, 48.In a video from 19 November 2019, Josh Drew, who was previously married to Heard’s friend Raquel ‘Rocky’ Pennington, was asked by attorney Benjamin...

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All statues of historical figures must come down

All statues of historical figures must come down

sharesStatues ultimately glorify lives that weren’t always glorious.That’s why, to settle this debate once and for all, it’s time they all go – yes, even the ‘good’ ones.I say this having closely followed the events of recent weeks, with the setting off a global movement.Fellow members of the Historical Racist Club have been targeted too; statues of Robert Milligan, Robert Baden-Powell, Winston Churchill and Mahatma Gandhi are amongst the numerous sculptures being removed, covered up, defaced or campaigned against.Just last week, after years of controversy, the governors of Oxford...

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Man urinates next to memorial of PC Palmer as far-right protests escalate

Man urinates next to memorial of PC Palmer as far-right protests escalate

sharesA man was seen urinating by the memorial to murdered officer Keith Palmer as tensions flared between police and far-right groups in the capital today.Mr Palmer was tragically killed as he protected Parliament from a terrorist attack on 22 March, 2017.Pictures show a man relieving himself right next to Palmer’s plaque which was erected outside the Palace of Westminster last February.At the time, then Speaker of the House John Bercow said it would serve ‘as a lasting tribute to his dedication and his courage’ and ensure visitors would ‘never forget the sacrifice and heroism of this...

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White cop pulls over black driver for going 65mph in a 70mph zone

White cop pulls over black driver for going 65mph in a 70mph zone

sharesA black driver accused a white police officer of discrimination after he was pulled over for going five miles below the speed limit.Anthony Perry was stopped by a deputy with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Department in North Carolina after the officer spotted him going 65mph in a 70mph zone.The encounter left Perry so disturbed he later shared video of the traffic stop on Facebook, which shows the officer giving him a written warning.Perry wrote: ‘I lieu of Black History Month I felt compelled to share my experience…with an officer of the Sampson County police department.’‘While it is...

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Anna Kendrick compares Twilight filming to a 'hostage situation'

Anna Kendrick compares Twilight filming to a 'hostage situation'

sharesAnna Kendrick has likened the Twilight Saga to a ‘hostage situation’, 12 years after she filmed the first installment.While not as cutting as co-star Robert Pattinson’s feelings on the franchise, the 34-year-old actress hasn’t exactly heaped praise on the filming process for the hugely successful blockbusters. Anna played Bella’s school friend Jessica Stanley in 2008’s Twilight and its sequels New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn Part 1, and while the first movie was a massive box office success, she doesn’t have fond memories of filming.Speaking in a video for Vanity Fair, Kendrick...

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Iceland supermarket adopts Chester Zoo’s penguins to help the struggling venue

Iceland supermarket adopts Chester Zoo’s penguins to help the struggling venue

sharesIceland supermarket has made a generous move to help a struggling zoo.Last week, (as much as £24 million  by the end of 2020) as a result of , and pleaded with the public to help with donations.But an unlikely hero has come forward during the zoo’s time of need.Supermarket chain Iceland has adopted the zoo’s entire rookery of Humboldt penguins, therefore alleviating some of the financial strain.The frozen food retailer has also agreed to lobby the UK government on the zoo’s behalf, to amend legislation to allow zoos to reopen with strict social distancing guidance in place. Visit our...

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Floyd Mayweather sends warning to Conor McGregor and mocks him over retirement

Floyd Mayweather sends warning to Conor McGregor and mocks him over retirement

sharesFloyd Mayweather has taken a pop at after the star announced his retirement from the sport and says he is ready to ‘punish’ him if he decides to try his hand at boxing again.McGregor announced his , thanking his fans for their support in an emotional message on social media – though he has made similar claims in both 2016 and 2019.The Irishman only returned to UFC six months ago after a long absence, beating Cowboy Cerrone, but has been unhappy with his long wait for another bout and the potential opponents he has been linked with facing.McGregor took a hiatus from back in 2017 to...

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Mother, 25, 'walked down main street naked while totally sober'

Mother, 25, 'walked down main street naked while totally sober'

sharesA 25 year-old mother was arrested for walking down the main street of her home town naked while stone-cold sober, police say.Aysia Nicole Faircloth is said to have been spotted strolling along West Main Street in Dothan, Alabama last Thursday while totally in the buff.Faircloth’s alleged antics were spotted by a shocked local, who dialed 911. Dothan Police Department spokesman Lietenant Scott Owens said: ‘After the tip was received, officers responded to the 2300 block of West Main Street where they witnessed Faircloth walking with no clothing on.‘As the officer approached Faircloth,...

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Who are Anonymous as the hacker group post a new video warning?

Who are Anonymous as the hacker group post a new video warning?

sharesHacktivist group Anonymous have returned with a video which pledges to expose Minneapolis Police Department’s ‘many crimes to the world’ following the killing of George Floyd.The video, which shows an activist wearing the group’s token Guy Fawkes mask, and speaking with an electronically manipulated voice ends with the message: ‘We Are legion. Expect us.’Shortly after the video was released, the Minneapolis Police Department’s website was disabled and taken offline.It is presumed this was down to the work of the hackers but this is yet to be confirmed.So, who are Anonymous?Anonymous...

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Wildfires rage across the UK as country continues to bake

Wildfires rage across the UK as country continues to bake

sharesWildfires raged around beauty spots across the country yesterday as temperatures continued to soar. Firefighters in Scotland, Surrey and Lancashire were tackling ‘significant’ blazes yesterday after warning that scarce rainfall and dry vegetation would provide ‘all of the ingredients’ for wildfires to spread.It comes as one of the country’s driest ever May’s came to an end, in one of the sunniest springs on record. Temperatures reached highs of 28C yesterday – far higher than the average for the time of year, the Met Office said. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) began tackling a...

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Having sex could spread coronavirus as it's found in sperm of recovered patients

Having sex could spread coronavirus as it's found in sperm of recovered patients

sharesPeople may spread by having sex after scientists found traces of the disease in the semen of patients several days after they had recovered.Men who have had the virus are being urged to abstain from sex in order to avoid passing it on after scientists found evidence of Covid-19 in semen samples donated by men after their symptoms had disappeared.It has raised fears the deadly disease could be sexually transmitted, with health chiefs considering whether to advise people against having sex for a set time after they have recovered.One of the patients in the study at Shangqui Municipal...

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Frontline food charities to receive £16,000,000 in government funding

Frontline food charities to receive £16,000,000 in government funding

sharesThe government has announced a £16 million fund to support food charities.Environment Secretary George Eustice made the announcement during the daily coronavirus press conference.He said: ‘So today we are announcing a new £16 million fund to support frontline food charities.‘The fund will be used by Fair Share and WRAP to continue and support and increase the food redistribution work that they already do, and will significantly expect their sourcing capacity.‘They will be delivering food to around 5,000 front-line charities. These include refuges, homeless shelters and rehabilitation...

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Climate change could unlock Ice Age bugs that spark the world's next pandemic

Climate change could unlock Ice Age bugs that spark the world's next pandemic

sharesA world expert on diseases is warning that frozen ‘ancient microbes’ are a danger to humanity, as rising temperatures thaw the Arctic. Dr Dennis Carroll – who appears in the documentary Pandemic – said we should be ‘should be exceedingly cautious about underestimating the potential threats’ that reborn germs could pose. Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, Dr Carroll – dubbed ‘the man who saw the pandemic coming’ – also warned that diseases spread from wildlife should also be seen as a global health concern following the outbreak.His intervention comes as scientists today published ....

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Man, 100, raises £60,000 for coronavirus victims while fasting for Ramadan

Man, 100, raises £60,000 for coronavirus victims while fasting for Ramadan

sharesA 100-year-old man has raised more than £60,000 for victims by setting out to walk 100 laps of his garden while fasting for .Dabirul Islam Choudhury, from St Albans, was inspired to raise £1,000 for vulnerable people in the UK and Bangladesh after seeing war veteran Colonel Tom Moore bring in £32 million for the NHS.The centenarian hit his target just a few hours after launching his campaign on March 26th and will continue raising money until Ramadan ends on May 23.He was born on January 1, 1920, in British Assam, now modern-day Bangladesh, but came to to study English literature in...

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Stranglers keyboardist Dave Greenfield dies aged 71 from coronavirus

Stranglers keyboardist Dave Greenfield dies aged 71 from coronavirus

sharesDave Greenfield, keyboardist for The Stranglers, most famous for their hit Golden Brown, has died at the age of 71 after testing positive for .The musician died on Sunday evening (3 May) after contracting Covid-19 following a stay in hospital for heart problems.His bandmates confirmed the news today, as they paid tribute to Greenfield, originally from Brighton, who recently celebrated his 71st birthday on 29 March.A statement on the band’s website on Monday read: ‘We are deeply and profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of keyboard legend Dave Greenfield on the evening...

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R Kelly 'asks to leave jail for third time' after previous requests denied

R Kelly 'asks to leave jail for third time' after previous requests denied

sharesR Kelly has reportedly made another plea to be released from jail as he is ‘vulnerable’ due to the pandemic.The 53-year-old is currently in prison in Chicago on charges of sex trafficking, racketeering and child pornography, and now his lawyer has said to have filed documents asking the judge to release him, according toKelly’s lawyer is said to claim that the Bureau of Prisons failed to disclose Kelly’s medical tests from March which are said to show he is ‘likely diabetic’.He has also suggested that the singer has high cholesterol and high blood pressure.This is not the first time...

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Boy, 7, who beat cancer and coronavirus gets huge hero's welcome home

Boy, 7, who beat cancer and coronavirus gets huge hero's welcome home

sharesTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a webbrowser thatA seven year-old boy who successfully overcame cancer and received a lavish welcome home parade from his local police and fire departments. Gavin Brennan was treated to a line of cruisers and fire trucks with their lights and sirens blaring when he arrived home from hospital in Dedham, Massachusetts, on Tuesday.Gavin, who turned seven last week, was celebrating completing his final chemotherapy treatment, as well as overcoming a bout of pneumonia and Covid-19. His mom April said: ‘We’re absolutely...

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