While cities up and down the UK make their bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Sadiq Khan has insisted London should ‘clearly’ be the top pick. The United Kingdom will host Eurovision for the first time in 25 years after Ukraine was deemed unable to stage the contest due to the ongoing Russian invasion. Sam Ryder’s epic performance of his single Spaceman came in second place to Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra in May this year, and subsequently the UK was picked to host the contest instead. While Glasgow and Birmingham remain favourites to clinch welcoming Eurovision, and even market town Darlington has put itself forward as the ‘underdogs’, Khan still thinks it’s ‘got to be’ London and said it’s been a ‘long time coming’ with the city last hosting in 1977. ‘I’m really excited Eurovision is coming to the UK and, actually, whether it’s in another part of the UK or London it’s really important that we do Ukraine proud,’ he told Evening Standard. ‘It’s a … [Read more...] about Eurovision Song Contest 2023 has ‘clearly got to be held in London’ claims mayor Sadiq Khan
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A mental health nurse who was jailed for taking her NHS-funded 'company car' to a car wash after her son shot and wounded a love rival in the back seat has been struck off. Patricia Dean called in sick at work to get her Mercedes deep-cleaned after her 31-year-old son Vincenzo De Falco shot Jonathan Smith in the leg at point blank range with a shotgun, while buying cannabis from him in January 2019. As police hunted her son, Dean, a specialist mental health nurse at North Manchester General Hospital, had the vehicle undergo a full valet at a car wash to remove traces of Mr Smith's blood. Mr Smith, who had been in a relationship with De Falco’s girlfriend, was found dumped in the street in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, and underwent 56 hours of surgical procedures which ultimately led to doctors having to amputating the leg just below the knee. Police later recovered the Mercedes C350 Sport E car and found traces of his blood on the seals around the rear passenger … [Read more...] about Nurse, 60, who was jailed for taking NHS-leased Mercedes to a car wash after her son shot a rival in the back seat is struck off
After months of stashing extra money away, you finally buy that pair of nice headphones. Or, maybe you step up DJ equipment for the first time. Or, you connect to a speaker in Best Buy. Whatever the scenario, the question remains: What's the first song you decide to play when you encounter new audio gear to test how it sounds? Everyone has a go-to song. Employees at Spotify even have a playlist of songs for this exact purpose. It's called " Songs to Test Headphones With ." Continuing to dwell on this idea for myself and my own testing eventually piqued my curiosity. What songs do other people use to test speakers? I sought answers from notable industry movers and shakers, and this is what they said. (Some responses have been edited for clarity.) Questlove (Musician, Producer, Filmmaker and Author) His response to me on Twitter : I test speakers DJn: Micheal Jackson's "Baby Be Mine" is my 'pop' tester (clean firm mix). "A Milli" [by Lil Wayne] is my compression endurance song. … [Read more...] about Songs Questlove, Goo Goo Dolls and others use to test audio gear
Mrs Hinch's hoover: Amazon is selling the cleaning influencer's favourite Shark vacuum cleaner at its lowest ever price. The deals end soon so hurry to grab a bargain If you want to make your home as spotless as Mrs Hinch's , then take note. You can snap up her favourite hoover for up to 60% off - it's currently reduced from £249 to just £99 - you literally won't find a lower price than this! RELATED: 19 of Mrs Hinch's top products for the ultimate deep clean The cleaning influencer, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe , knows all the best tools and equipment you need to keep a tidy home. At the top of the list is her beloved Shark vacuum cleaner, which was part of the 2022 Amazon Prime Day sales, running from 12-13 July. You can see the best sellers and still active deals on offer here. Not only is the DuoClean model handy for cleaning up after children, (Mrs Hinch now has two boys after the arrival of Lennie in … [Read more...] about Amazon has slashed the price of Mrs Hinch’s favourite hoover by up to 60% off
Australian pop music icon Olivia Newton-John has died. The singer and actress, who starred in films including Grease and Xanadu, was 73. Her husband, John Easterling, announced her death in a post to her official social media accounts this morning. Newton-John died peacefully at her ranch in Southern California, surrounded by family and friends, Easterling said. “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer,” he wrote in the post. READ MORE: Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi opens up about watching her mum battle cancer Olivia Newton-John says homegrown medicinal cannabis improves her quality of life Olivia Newton-John battling cancer for the third time Newton-John was born in 1948 in Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, but when she was six, her family emigrated to Melbourne, and as a teenager emerged as a rising pop star. After achieving worldwide fame, she was considered one of … [Read more...] about Australian pop music icon Olivia Newton-John has died, aged 73
Last modified on Jul 13, 2022 16:55 BST On Amazon Prime Day 2022 you can get incredible discounts on premium beauty products from brands including Elemis, CeraVe, Elizabeth Arden and This Works. Amazon Prime Day is here, and if you're looking to get a bargain, Prime members have exclusive access to more than one million deals globally on everything they need and love, including the most popular beauty brands. MORE: Genius Prime Day shopping hacks to help you bag a bargain in Amazon's sale What beauty deals are on offer during Prime Day 2022? You'll find big savings on premium beauty products from brands including Elemis , Elizabeth Arden and Olay . Plus haircare by L'Oreal , Redken and Aussie . The best beauty deals during Prime Day 2022 FYI, you need to be an Amazon Prime Member to get access to the deals . But you don’t necessarily need to pay for it. You can sign up for a free 30-day … [Read more...] about 17 best Amazon beauty deals on Prime Day 2022: Elemis, CeraVe, Essie & Vera Wang perfume
Sky TV Set 300 years before the events of Game Of Thrones, new fantasy drama series House Of The Dragon tells the story of the Targaryen dynasty. War is coming. Two rival houses – HBO and Amazon – draw swords this summer to fight for dominance in the realm of mega-budget fantasy TV. The Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon (HBO/Sky) will meet The Lord of the Rings spin-off The Rings of Power (Prime Video) in an epic battle for eyeballs. The former, though, has the jump on the forces of Middle Earth with a release date almost two weeks earlier, on Monday 22 August in NZ (The Rings of Power is released on Friday, September 2), yet House of the Dragon’s joint showrunner Miguel Sapochnik is playing down talk of the shows being in conflict. “No, we’re not at war with the Lord of the Rings. We have dragons but if you look at the original [Game of Thrones], it had white walkers and giants and direwolves and the Three-Eyed Raven… In a way, we’re making an even more … [Read more...] about Sex, violence and power politics: Are you ready to enter the House of the Dragon?
WHEN the weather heats up, the best desk fans are a lifesaver. Keeping you cool and comfortable while you work or sleep, they're portable, adjustable and relatively quiet. We've rounded up some of the best models available to buy now and even put a few of the best-known brands to the test. What to look for in a desk fan Firstly, consider the size of the fan you want. As it's designed to sit on your desk, it should be compact and relatively lightweight so it can be easily moved if needed. Almost all desk fans are adjustable, so you can point the breeze in a specific direction and reduce or increase the wind speed with ease. It's also useful to be able to tilt the fan head in different directions. The speed settings are worth considering, too. If you plan to have the fan right in front of you, it needs to be powerful enough to cool you down but not so powerful that it'll dry out your eyes and give you a chill. And then there’s the noise level. Most modern fans are relatively … [Read more...] about 14 best desk fans in the UK 2022, including Dyson and John Lewis
Singer-songwriter Fleur East has been announced as the 12th contestant to join this year’s Strictly Come Dancing cast. She joins an already star-studded line-up including football icon Tony Adams MBE , Britain’s Got Talent’s Molly Rainford , comedian and author Ellie Taylor , Bros heartthrob Matt Goss , Kiss FM DJ Tyler West , Paralympian Ellie Simmonds , comedian Jayde Adams , Loose Women presenter Kaye Adams , Radio 2 host Richie Anderson , Hear’Say singer and soap star Kym Marsh , and former Hollyoaks actor Will Mellor . Upon being cast, Fleur hinted Strictly would be an emotional journey for her, as her late father was a fan of the show. ‘It’s such an honour to be on the show after years of watching it with my Father who loved it so much,’ she said. ‘Unfortunately my Dad is no longer with us but I know he will be watching over the ballroom in spirit. I’m doing this to make him and my family proud and can’t wait to get my dancing shoes … [Read more...] about Who is Fleur East as she joins the Strictly 2022 line up?
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