'But it feels positive to share how we are trying to keep ourselves going as I know so many are dealing with terrible challenges in all sorts of ways as we all try to emerge from these ghastly times, just as we continue to hope Derek can emerge from his minimum state of consciousness. … [Read more...] about ‘I want her to be number one for once’: Kate Garraway breaks down as Piers Morgan reads loving text from Derek Draper sent during I’m A Celeb stint
Media can make or break a person
Grinding is an intoxicating experience. I was first introduced to it on the roof terrace of a bar in east London by my friends J and W. J launched the app on his iPhone and I got palpitations as the grid of portraits (ordered in terms of geographical proximity – your nearest Grindr user is posted at the top left) instantly unfurled itself across the screen. All these men, effectively coming on to – well, not me, but still… It is literally a sexy app and the overflow of that sexual potency, the decadence, sweeps you along on a wave of lust, regardless of who you are and what your gender or sexual orientation might be. I was reminded of the first time I entered words into the search criteria on Google, of the first time I downloaded music from iTunes – I knew I was engaging with a bit of technology that would alter things on a profound level. … [Read more...] about Grindr: a new sexual revolution?
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: 'Although some places will miss these heavy showers and thunderstorms, where they do occur they'll be quite lively bringing torrential downpours with 25 to 35mm rain falling in an hour and a few places seeing perhaps 40 to 50mm rain in a couple of hours. … [Read more...] about Rush-hour chaos as thunderstorms blast Britain for a second day sparking flash flood fears with deluge to last all morning (but at least there’s a heatwave on the way)
As part of its Royal Ascot at Home campaign, the racecourse is inviting fans across the globe to dress up and wear a hat – whether a ladies' hat, men's top hat, panama, trilby or other racing hat – and share a selfie on social media using the hashtags #StyledWithThanks and #RoyalAscot. … [Read more...] about The final furlough: Royal Ascot is EMPTY as it begins with no crowds or presentations – while the Queen praises ‘valiant’ effort of organisers but stays away for first time in 68 years to watch on TV in Windsor
Mr Facey, who list himself as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter on his Facebook page, had earlier posted a video on social media encouraging others to come in support of protests saying: 'You couldn't be bothered to be there when you were asked to help the future generations. So do not comment now that the outcome doesn't fit your narrative.' … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson confirms his race equality commission will also look at issues faced by working class white boys as Labour’s David Lammy accuses PM of wanting a ‘culture war’