EastEnders spoiler: Meet the Taylor family set to arrive in Albert Square 

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Benidorm star Danny Walters and TV newcomer Clair Norris have been cast as Karen's older children Keanu and Bernadette... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:55 Categories: Birmingham Mail logo

Whitney: Can I Be Me, film review - How this brilliant star lived, loved and lost 

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In Nick Broomfield's new documentary Whitney Houston is asked how she wants to be remembered. The gorgeous, ridiculously successful singer/model/actress flashes her big, slick smile, murmurs a few sweet nothings, then says, "I don't want to go down for being a hag." In the last years of her life, Houston often looked as wild as a witch. What made her fairytale life implode? Broomfield's thesis is that Houston could, and should, have had a happy ending with Robyn Crawford, the schoolfriend who morphed into her right-hand woman and was almost certainly her long-term lover. Instead, Houston bought into the idea that every princess needs a prince. In this case, rapper Bobby Brown who, as footage from Houston's 1999 world tour shows, was an über prat. When Broomfield loves his subjects (Biggie Smalls' mum, Voletta Wallace; serial killer, Aileen Wuornos) he creates magic. You can tell he's smitten with Crawford. In sequences shot by showbiz veteran Rudi Dolezal (who gets a co-directing credit) Crawford flirts with Houston (in a cheekily intimate sort of way) and visibly recoils when Brown approaches. It's a shame Broomfield couldn't get an interview with this smart cookie. Still, you feel like you know her. Read more Director happy to make Whitney Houston film 'without family approval' In 2014, Broomfield made Tales of the Grim Sleeper, a sublime documentary about a series of gruesome crimes that were ignored by the LA police because the victims were black, crack-addicted, prostitutes. An extra layer of horror (according to Broomfield) was that the killer's black, church-going wife knew about the murders but deliberately turned a blind eye. Can I Be Me, similarly, is fascinated by the way racism and religion render certain individuals beyond the pale. Houston's dishevelled older brothers (raised in one of the roughest parts of Newark) explain how they began using heroin before they were even teens. Meanwhile, their mother Cissy (who has since distanced herself from the film) comes across as a controlling zealot. You get the sense of a woman battling so hard to impress white America that her moral compass has gone haywire. Like Asif Kapadia's Amy, Can I Be Me is not an "official" portrait. Again, like Amy, it contains great songs. Houston, singing an R&B song to Jesus, lets go of the glitz and makes the heavens explode. Obviously, Kevin Macdonald's upcoming Houston documentary (endorsed by Cissy), will offer a more complete picture. But my guess is that Broomfield's downbeat chronicle, obsessed with love, loss and betrayal, will be the one which endures. Cert 15, 105 mins... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:54 Categories: Evening Standard logo

The new Wolves kit has been 'leaked' - and the reaction is mixed 

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Wolverhampton Wanderers kt for the new season appears to have been leaked hours before the official release... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:52 Categories: Birmingham Mail logo

Bat-signal lights up Los Angeles in tribute to Adam West 

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Most popular caped crusader honoured by thousands of fans... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:51 Categories: Birmingham Mail logo

Grenfell Tower fire: Tory council leader blames RESIDENTS for lack of sprinklers 

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Sprinklers could have been fitted in the 24-storey building for just £200,000 during the £10 million refurbishment, claim experts... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:49 Categories: Birmingham Mail logo

Manchester United transfers: Aston Villa's pursuit of Sam Johnstone hots up - this is what we know 

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Watford, Sunderland and Leeds United are also interested in the goalkeeper... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:47 Categories: Birmingham Mail logo

Bat-Signal a fitting memorial for Adam West 

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The public memorial came days after the death of the Batman legend, who died last week at the age of 88.... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:46 Categories: Liverpool Echo logo

The Kodi add-ons that are still working despite major crackdown 

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A number of add-ons to the devices have already been unexpectedly removed... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:44 Categories: Liverpool Echo logo

Classy Ajax still got the Blues over Davy Klaassen 

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Ajax and Sunderland post classy messages to losing star players... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:43 Categories: Liverpool Echo logo

Liverpool transfer rumours - Premier League rivals enter race for Serie A winger 

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A round-up of LFC transfer rumours and speculation from around the web... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:41 Categories: Liverpool Echo logo

Everton boss Ronald Koeman explains Davy Klaassen signing after midfielder joins Blues 

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Klaassen sealed £23.6m switch from Ajax on Thursday night... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:39 Categories: Liverpool Echo logo

Head of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in airstrike, Russians claim 

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The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. Russia's Defence Ministry that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a the strike in late May near Raqqa along with other senior group commanders. It said the air raid on May 28 that targeted an ISIS meeting held on the southern outskirts of Raqqa in Syria also killed about 30 mid-level militant leaders and about 300 other fighters. The ministry said the strike came as IS leaders gathered to discuss the group's withdrawal from Raqqa, the group's de facto capital. Reporting by AP More follows.... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:38 Categories: Evening Standard logo

Grenfell Tower rally: Hundreds set to attend protest to demand justice for victims 

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Hundreds of people are expected to attend a rally in Westminster tonight to call for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. A Facebook event, Justice for Grenfell!, has been listed as taking place at 6pm on Friday outside the Department for Communities and Local Government in Marsham Street, with more than 1,000 people saying online they will attend. The posting said: "At least 12 people have died in the fire at Grenfell Tower. They deserve justice. We demand answers. Solidarity with the residents of Grenfell Tower." "Solidarity rallies" have also been planned in cities including Liverpool and Londonderry. Another "Day of Rage" has been planned on June 21 on Shepherds Bush Green to coincide with the Queen's Speech.... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:36 Categories: Evening Standard logo

Grenfell Tower fire: David Lammy demands arrests over 'corporate manslaughter' 

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An MP whose friend is missing after the Grenfell Tower fire has demanded arrests over what he described as "corporate manslaughter". David Lammy said the blaze that killed at least 17 people and seriously injured dozens more was "a crime of the most horrendous kind". Artist Kadija Saye, a friend who the Labour MP for Tottenham said "had become a part of my family", was not been seen since Wednesday morning's inferno on the Ladbroke West estate in Notting Hill. Mr Lammy, writing in the Guardian, said: "Don't let them tell you it's a tragedy. It's not a tragedy, it's a monstrous crime. Corporate manslaughter. They were warned by the residents that there was an obvious risk of catastrophe. Read more Probe launched in to tower fire as search for bodies continue - live "If the preventable deaths of people burning in their homes are not a matter for the police then what is? "If past disasters have taught us anything, it is that things change only when powerful people are put in the dock. So, for the sake of the victims, call it what it is: a crime of the most horrendous kind." Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a judge-led public inquiry into the disaster, which came after residents had repeatedly raised concerns about fire risk at the tower block.... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:34 Categories: Evening Standard logo

'Dangerous beyond description' prisoners captured after manhunt 

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Two US prisoners said to be "dangerous beyond description" after shooting dead two prison guards have been captured in Tennessee following a major manhunt. Donnie Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, were arrested after they were held at gunpoint by a rural homeowner in Christiana whose vehicle they were trying to steal. It ended a multiple state manhunt that began early on Tuesday in Georgia after the inmates killed Sergeant Christopher Monica and Sergeant Curtis Billue, jumped out of prison bus, carjacked a passing vehicle and made their getaway. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director Mark Gwyn said: "True bravery is what's caused us to stand before you tonight to talk about a successful capture instead of a tragic incident." Earlier in the day, police in nearby Shelbyville had responded to a call about a home invasion, where a couple had been held captive. The suspects fled in the couple's vehicle and fired on sheriff's deputies chasing them on Interstate 24 about 50 miles southeast of Nashville. Rowe and Dubose crashed the car and ran into the woods. They came across a home where they tried to steal a car, but the homeowner held the pair at gunpoint while a neighbour called police. Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier said: "They will be brought to justice swiftly for their heinous crime against our officers." Georgia Governor Nathan Deal applauded the "tireless efforts" of law enforcement but also turned his thoughts to the families of the two officers, saying their pain remains. "We will do everything in our power to support their loved ones, and we will not forget their sacrifice and service," Mr Deal said. The two inmates overpowered and disarmed the guards as 33 inmates were being driven between prisons, authorities have said. Both escapees were serving sentences for armed robbery and other crimes.... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:33 Categories: Evening Standard logo

Ronaldo makes 'irreversible' decision to leave Real Madrid 

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Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid, according to reports in his native Portugal, in a decision that has been described as "irreversible". ... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:31 Categories: The Independent logo

Bellerin hits out at Rashford for missing U21 Championship bid 

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The Manchester United star has been left out after his call-up to the senior squad, but Bellerin... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:27 Categories: Mirror logo

How Foo Fighters became Glastonbury headliners 

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Headlining the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury is the gig that all bands dream of.... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:26 Categories: The Telegraph logo

How 'nervous' Kim Jong-un is trying to avoid being assassinated 

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Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, is "extremely nervous" about plots to assassinate him, according to South Korea's intelligence agency, and uses a number of ruses to foil would-be assailants... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:24 Categories: The Telegraph logo

White House Plays Down Australian PM Mocking Trump 

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<p>The White House on Thursday brushed off news of a leaked video of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull making fun of U.S. President Donald Trump and alluding to ties with Russia.</p>... read more
16. kesäkuuta 2017 13:21:21 Categories: Newsweek logo
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