AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES has revealed that he joined West Bromwich Albion in January to avoid 'rotting away' on Arsenal's bench. The versatile star featured prominently in the Gunners' run to FA Cup success last season, while also earning his first England caps in the autumn. But he subsequently struggled for game time in the Premier League this term, being handed only five starts by Mikel Arteta prior to his January move. Since joining West Brom, Maitland-Niles has embraced the challenge of trying to stay in the Premier League. The 23-year-old told talkSPORT : "It's another loan deal, you are going to end up going back to the club eventually. "It was just more of a chance for me to show what I'm capable of other than sitting on the bench for the rest of the season and rotting away. "The main reason was being able to play as there's nothing better than playing. "I felt it would be great to experience the work of people trying to save their careers and stay … [Read more...] about Ainsley Maitland-Niles reveals he quit Arsenal in January loan transfer to stop ‘rotting away’ on bench under Arteta
A US Congressman has hailed Meghan Markle for 'bringing down an empire' with her bombshell Oprah interview. Democrat Mondaire Jones tweeted: 'Meghan Markle is bringing down an entire empire tonight, and I'm here for it.' Last night, the 39-year-old American who married Prince Harry made a series of sensational claims about the British royals, including that her son Archie was denied the title of prince because he is mixed-race. Jones was not alone in celebrating the interview, in which Harry claimed that the heirs to the throne, his father Charles and brother William, were 'trapped' by the monarchy. Meghan McCain, daughter of late Republican statesman, tweeted: 'Monarchy has been an archaic and toxic concept since 1776.' Democrat Congressman Mondaire Jones claimed that Meghan Markle brought down 'an entire empire' last night in her interview with Oprah (pictured: Jones, left, the Queen with Meghan in July 2018) The Duke and … [Read more...] about Democrat congressman Mondaire Jones says Meghan Markle is ‘bringing down an empire’ with her bombshell Oprah interview
Chatting over a cup of coffee or getting together with like-minded knitters and crafters can be a lifeline to stave off loneliness, which is why local community projects funded through The Health Lottery are so important right now. Thousands of people are working hard in local community charities to combat the risk of isolation, loneliness and mental health challenges as Covid-19 restrictions continue. And every time you play The Health Lottery’s draws or online scratch cards, you’re helping to raise precious funds to support these much-needed projects. More than £117million has been raised through The Health Lottery, which has provided support to more than 3,000 charities so far. Pallion Action Group in Sunderland is just one of many community groups supporting older people who are isolated and financially disadvantaged. The project started out with coffee mornings, knit-and-natter and jigsaw-puzzle groups at the organisation’s Library Community Hub, until Covid forced them to … [Read more...] about ‘Demand has gone through the roof’ – OAP charity reveals impact of pandemic
Lady Leshurr left Dancing On Ice viewers in tears tonight as she opened up about her late sister's cancer secret. The 32-year-old rapper paid tribute to her sister Carmen, who tragically died from breast cancer in January 2019 aged just 39. For her second skate, Lady Leshurr chose an Alesha Keys song that her sister used to love. Opening up about her sister, she revealed that her sister hadn't told anyone that she had cancer before she died. Heartbreakingly, Carmen's husband had also died from cancer, leaving their eight children orphaned - who Lady Leshurr's mum took in to look after. Following her skate, Lady Leshurr said: "I hope I did my sister proud... I think it's always good to speak about things that might be awkward." Lady Leshurr received 37 out of 40 for the skate, with judge Christopher Dean tearing up afterwards. "It was the simplicity of the skate that made it so powerful," he said. "Hearing everything that happened, I feel for you." John Barrowman was … [Read more...] about DOI’s Lady Leshurr leaves fans in tears as she opens up about late sister’s cancer secret
MEGHAN Markle has opened up about her experience as a senior royal, telling all in her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. The Duchess of Sussex did not, however, discuss in the interview her half-brother Thomas Markle Jr , who was previously accused of putting a gun to his girlfriend's head during a row . Who is Thomas Markle Jr? Thomas Markle Jr, 55, shares the same father as Suits actress Meghan, who is married to Prince Harry . He told Bild the last time he had seen Meghan was in 2011, claiming his family believe she is now a "changed person". When Meghan was born in 1981, Thomas Jr was living with his father, sister Samantha Grant, and step-mother Doria, Meghan’s mum. He lives in Grant's Pass, Oregon, and works as a window fitter. Thomas Jr was married for 11 years to Tracy Dooley, with whom he has two sons - Thomas and Tyler. His ex-wife, Tracy, said he has alcohol issues. Why was Thomas Markle Jr arrested? Thomas was arrested on … [Read more...] about Who is Meghan’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr?