RIO Ferdinand has admitted to using hair dye to stay looking young. The former England footballer says greys in his beard prompted the move, after he left the game to become a TV pundit. But dad-of-four Rio, 42, insists he is not ashamed of his ageing locks. The BT Sport star said: “I dye my beard sometimes, I get grey hairs here. I dye it. I think it just looks better. “I’m not ashamed of having grey hair, I don’t care, but it looks better if it’s all one colour. “If it all went grey, the whole beard was grey, I’d let it just go. But it’s like patchwork.” In a conversation with BBC presenter Gabby Logan, 47, on her Mid-Point podcast, the ex-Manchester United defender insisted when he goes grey on top he’ll embrace it. Rio said: “I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. I don’t get anything done to it yet. “I’d like it, that distinguished look, if it was all grey I wouldn’t care. But it’s the patchwork business, I’m like a Dalmation, I don’t like it.” Rio … [Read more...] about Rio Ferdinand, 42, admits to dying his beard after it went grey in lockdown
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Never has such a terrible case of Mondayitis been so quickly cured. Yesterday morning parents across the country dragged themselves back to the home-schooling work station (week one: kitchen table, week three onwards: the floor, wailing), after the worst half-term holiday in history. The weekend of sunny Spring weather felt suspiciously like a false start, because the world outside the window was grey and rainy again. Any motivation or enthusiasm any of the parties involved had felt six long weeks ago when home-schooling began was but a distant memory. Back to the endless, relentless, thankless, torturous muddy trudge we went. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect day to announce that kids would be going back to school in a fortnight. THE END IS IN NIGH! BUT IN A GOOD WAY! The finish line is in sight. Suddenly, everything feels more do-able. We can breathe out, at last. It’s also a relief that Boris Johnson seems to have been doing a bit of home-schooling himself – as … [Read more...] about ‘PM has finally got his priorities right, better late than never – and no false promises’
HOPES are rising for millions of drivers that fuel duty might NOT rise in next week's Budget following The Sun's Keep It Down campaign. Mr Sunak is under pressure to keep the freeze on fuel duty rises as he searches for ways to fill his Covid black hole. Pleas not to hike fuel duty — backed by The Sun’s Keep It Down crusade — come as a new eco-petrol is sanctioned for use at UK pumps. Ministers signed off plans for E10 — a mix of petrol and ethanol made from materials including grains, sugars and waste wood — from September. The cut in emissions will be like taking 350,000 cars off our roads. Hopes of Rishi keeping fuel duty down come after The Sun revealed how more than two dozen Tory MPs have written to him urging him not to raise fuel tax in his Budget. They say Boris Johnson made a pledge in 2019 not to increase the hated levy and breaking the vow would betray voters. The 26 Conservatives - including former ministers Tracey Crouch, Esther McVey , … [Read more...] about Hopes rising for millions of drivers fuel duty might NOT rise in Budget after Sun’s Keep It Down campaign
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a country that is never far off the headlines. Sadly, there has scarcely been any positive news about the country. Its tumultuous history goes back to the 1870s when King Leopold II of Belgium orchestrated his private venture to colonize the Congo. As a young person growing up, I heard harrowing tales of how from 1885, following Leopold's announcement of the establishment of the Congo Free State, to the 1960s, over 15 million Congolese were brutally murdered. The hope that all this would end with independence was shattered with the killing in 1961 of the DRC's first prime minister, Patrice Lumumba . The country has been in a perpetually fragile state ever since. The murder of Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio , his bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci, and World Food Programme (WFP) driver Mustapha Milambo after the UN convoy they were travelling in was attacked near Goma, is a stark reminder that the DRC is still not ready to relinquish its … [Read more...] about Opinion: Another cold case in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
"This is my parents' bed and I sleep in here because I am scared of monsters in my bedroom," says Billie Eilish , as the camera focuses on her face. The trailer for The World's a Little Blurry is interspersed with images of the young woman, with blue hair, sometimes green, playing with her brother, recording a song or speaking about love. Then there are shots of the young singer asking her mother why she must cope instead of simply "missing people," and another one telling her audience how important it is to live in the moment: "Are you guys okay? You guys need to be okay because you're all the reason I'm okay." The young superstar shows how juggling exuberance and angst in a world of uncertainty is part of her everyday experience — something many young people can relate to as well: "It is a horrible time to be a teenager, kids are depressed," says Eilish's mother in the film, which premieres on streaming platform Apple TV+ on February 26. An almost completely documented … [Read more...] about Teenage prodigy: Billie Eilish up close in new documentary