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British children wish school taught them how to be brave and how to make people laugh

How to be brave, how to make people laugh and even how to take care of pets are among the top skills British children wish they could learn at school. A study of 1,000 children, aged 6-11, found how to be a YouTuber, how to eat healthily and how to recycle are further things kids wish they could be taught in the classroom.

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Inside The Hundred: Southern Brave

Coaches Charlotte Edwards and Mahela Jayawardene set the standards for success at The Ageas Bowl where Colin de Grandhomme, Devon Conway and Quinton de Kock step in to bolster the men’s team and Sophia Dunkley and Smriti Mandhana form a mouth-watering partnership in the women’s squad

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James Vince and Anya Shrubsole are part of Southern Brave for The Hundred

James Vince and Anya Shrubsole are part of Southern Brave for The Hundred

Strength in depth and stars in spades – here’s why Southern Brave will strike fear into their rivals in the inaugural edition of The Hundred.

Women’s squad (overseas players in bold)

Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Sophia Dunkley, Smriti Mandhana (India), Ella McCaughan, Fritha Morris, Tara Norris, Sonia Odedra, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield, Anya Shrubsole, Charlotte Taylor, Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Amanda-Jane Wellington (Australia), Danni Wyatt

Men’s squad (overseas players in bold)

Jofra Archer, Danny Briggs, Devon Conway (New Zealand), Alex Davies, Liam Dawson, Quinton de Kock (South Africa), George Garton, Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand), Chris Jordan, Jake Lintott, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Delray Rawlins, James Vince, Max Waller, Ross Whiteley

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Coaches: Simply the best? You’ll have to go a long way to find a more eye-catching combination than Charlotte Edwards and Mahela Jayawardene. Edwards’ transition from elite player to cream-of-the-crop coach has been as smooth and successful as the style that elevated her to England’s highest run-scorer of all time. Jayawardene’s resume is likewise none too shabby – the former Sri Lanka captain being the mastermind behind the mighty Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

Home ground: The Ageas Bowl

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Men’s star players: Colin de Grandhomme, Devon Conway, Quinton de Kock… There’s plenty of razzmatazz around The Hundred despite the late withdrawal of Andre Russell – the West Indies firecracker pulling out a week ahead of the tournament. The sparkle of De Grandhomme, his replacement, has already lit up the Ageas this summer due to the all-rounder’s stint at Hampshire and don’t tell the Kiwi big-hitter that he’s a replacement! Losing Marcus Stoinis and David Warner in late June was also undoubtedly a blow for Brave but in Conway and De Kock they are replaced by two immovable mountains. Conway averages above 50 in ALL THREE international formats, while former South Africa captain De Kock has scored 9,500 international runs. Substitutes they ain’t, either.

Devon Conway and Quinton de Kock could churn out plenty of runs for Brave

Devon Conway and Quinton de Kock could churn out plenty of runs for Brave

Women’s star players: Sophia Dunkley, Smriti Mandhana… Both were born for the big stage and are sprinkled with stardust. Dunkley’s appeal is as wide as her split-grip, the 23-year-old all-rounder announcing her international arrival against India with maiden Test and ODI fifties earlier this summer. Expect her leg-spin to be a potent weapon too. Meanwhile, Indian legend Mandhana could sit back and reflect on an international tally of over 4,000 runs but on the evidence of the series against England the left-hander remains as hungry as ever.

India's Smriti Mandhana is one of the best batters around

India’s Smriti Mandhana is one of the best batters around

How far can the women’s team go? With West Indian lynchpin Stafanie Taylor on board, the Brave should be a match for anyone. Her unbeaten hundred against Pakistan in July proved she’s still up there with the best and should inspire Danni Wyatt, amongst others, to step up another level. No batting side can ever rest easy while Anya Shrubsole still has deliveries in the locker and Charlotte Taylor – as she proved with six wickets in the 2020 Rachael Heyhoe Flint final – is another bowler who loves the big occasion.

How far can the men’s team go? Bold – perhaps even brash – this is an outfit packed with destructive brilliance. As recruitment jobs go, it’s top notch with the experience and expertise of Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills well-balanced against the up-and-coming thrust of the likes of George Garton. Pity the team that comes up against Liam Dawson, Max Waller and Danny Briggs on a turner.

The Hundred starts with a women’s match between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals at The Kia Oval on Wednesday, July 21, with the men’s competition starting a day later at the same venue.

Sky Sports will show all 68 games live – 34 women’s and 34 men’s – while all women’s matches and a significant number of men’s games will be streamed live on the Sky Cricket YouTube channel.

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Brave Bookstore’s Yofi ‘the bookstore cat’ to give away 100 free kids books

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Brave Labrador saves owner from rattlesnake in heroic near-fatal fight

Alex Loredo, 18, was bringing the washing in at his family home in San Diego when he heard rattling coming from under the outside table. He said his “heart just dropped” when he saw the deadly snake waiting.

But before he knew it, his seven-year-old Labrador, Marley, had come to the rescue.

Mr Loredo told NBC San Diego: “Before I could even turn, Marley had run out the door, pushed me out of the way, and gotten in between the snake and me.

“My heart just dropped. My first thought was, ‘Oh no, I’m going to lose my best friend.”

The snake sunk its fangs into Marley’s tongue and neck and then fled.

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“I was so scared and tried to keep my cool and think fast because time was not on our side. I was able to call ahead of time to check him in and the technicians were there waiting for us.

“This was the most horrifying moment of my life, not knowing if my best friend was going to make it through.”

Marley was kept at the hospital for two nights and suffered nerve damage in his tongue and jaw. He is currently on medication as well as having regular therapy which is helping him recover.

Since the attack, Mr Loredo has set up a GoFundMe that has raised over $ 12,000 to help pay for the medical bills after the incident drained his savings.

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England boss Gareth Southgate ponders brave tactical tweak with opening Euro 2020 XI

Gareth Southgate is said to be considering fielding a back-five made up of four full-backs when England host Croatia in their Euro 2020 opener this Sunday. The Three Lions boss, who led the side to the World Cup semi-finals using the same system in 2018, is expected to compensate for the absence of Harry Maguire by utilising wing-backs once again.

Playing with three central defenders as opposed to two will enable England to take control from the back and move the ball progressively up the field.

In Russia three years ago, Kyle Walker dropped into the back three and he is expected to do the same this time around.

John Stones is also excepted to feature for England after turning his Manchester City career around this season alongside Ruben Dias.

However, Manchester United captain Maguire remains a doubt for all three matches in Group D meaning Southgate will have to devise a Plan B.

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Meanwhile, White was called up as Alexander-Arnold’s replacement after impressing against Romania.

He has also looked at home in a back-three for Brighton this season, meaning he could be an outsider to start.

Although he will have a good idea of his starting XI, Southgate is set to continue assessing the picture this week as England continue training and nothing has been decided just yet.

Southgate made it clear after selecting four right-backs in his Euro 2020 squad that versatility will prove key throughout the tournament.

He highlighted that Trippier can also cover at left-back while Walker and James are comfortable on the right-side of central defence.

Trippier’s quality over a deal ball could prove key particularly with Jack Grealish in the side.

The attacker was targeted by both Austria and Romania and drew a number of fouls in both matches.

Speaking to the media earlier today, Grealish claimed that England will look to capitalise from set-pieces if he is kicked from pillar to post.

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‘We’re Free Because They Were Brave’

A day set aside to honor the sacrifices of the nation’s veterans, Memorial Day 2021 was especially poignant a year after many memorial ceremonies — and many family trips and barbecues — were curtailed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Parades that had been canceled in 2020 were back in 2021. Services held online last year resumed in person this year. Holiday traffic returned, as did beach outings — at least in parts of the country not cursed with cold, rainy weather.

President Biden honored the fallen at Arlington National Cemetery, delivering an emotional speech under a blue, sunlit sky just a day after the five-year anniversary of the death of his son Beau, who had served in Iraq. “It can hurt to remember, but the hurt is how we feel, and how we heal,” Mr. Biden said after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. He called on Americans to keep the fallen members of the military in their minds. “We’re free because they were brave,” he said.

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

A member of the military stands near the Tomb of the Unknowns before a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Members of the military are reflected in the Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Washington.

Beachgoers on South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla.

Kyle Watts, a vacationer from Ohio, uses a metal detector in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Veterans during a Memorial Day parade in Myrtle Beach.

In Barnstable, Mass., a police honor guard remembers the town’s war dead.

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The Blitz 80th anniversary: Brave veteran recalls praying through bombs 'Give me this day'

The final phase focused more heavily on ports before most of the attacks attributed to The Blitz ceased in May 1941.

The Luftwaffe dropped around 41,000 tons of bombs during The Blitz, which caused issues with production, transport, and food supplies, and when ports were the focus, it impacted rifle production.

The synopsis of the new documentary into The Blitz reads: “The film offers a brand new insight into how ordinary people managed to survive with incredible acts of courage and features amazing never seen before archive footage, along with powerful interviews with those who experienced it first-hand…

“This fascinating and powerful documentary sheds light on those fateful months and how they affected the British people living in the cities under attack.

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Brave teachers rushed to give stabbed teen, 13, CPR after gang attack that left him fighting for life

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HERO teachers rushed to give CPR to a 13-year-old boy stabbed on his way to school during a gang attack that left him fighting for his life.

The youngster, who was in school uniform, was knifed by teens as he walked to class on the Isle of Dogs in East London.

A boy is fighting for life after being stabbed multiple times near a school on the Isle of Dogs in East London


A boy is fighting for life after being stabbed multiple times near a school on the Isle of Dogs in East LondonCredit: @London999
Cops raced to the scene near George Green School on Parsonage Street just after 8.50am this morning following reports of a stabbing


Cops raced to the scene near George Green School on Parsonage Street just after 8.50am this morning following reports of a stabbingCredit: @London999

Witnesses said teachers from nearby George Green’s School on Parsonage Street dashed outside to help the lad after the knifing at 8.50am.

And witnesses said it looked like his attackers “were having fun” as the horror unfolded.

The boy was taken to a hospital in East London after sustaining multiple stab wounds. He remains in a critical condition.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

He’s been taken to a police station in East London.

Cops are liaising with staff at George Green School, according to the Met Police.

According to residents, brave teachers rushed to the scene and gave the boy CPR after he was repeatedly stabbed near the school gates.

Parsonage Street remains cordoned off by police with a forensic team still conducting a fingertip search. 

Retired mechanical engineer Ron Goddard, 60, said: “I looked out the window and saw two boys running away.

“I thought they were having a bit of fun. They looked like they were having fun. 

“I didn’t think anything of it until a helicopter landed in the park and the Old Bill came round. 

“The boys just ran round the corner. They were about 13-years-old.


“I don’t think they were in school uniform. It was coats and light coloured trousers or jogging bottoms.”

He added: “There’s always been trouble around here. It’s not abnormal.

“The age groups are getting a bit younger, it’s obviously a lack of discipline at school. 

“I’m not overly shocked because of the news all the time. It was bound to happen here eventually.”

Another neighbour, who declined to be named, said: “I saw two boys running down the road, but nothing more than that. 

“They didn’t look like they were wearing school uniform or anything like that, just casual stuff. They looked young – early to mid teens.

“I didn’t think anything of it until the helicopter touched down in the park – that was a bit of a surprise.

“It’s heartbreaking, but it’s not surprising. You’ve just got to hope the little boy is okay.”

A nearby neighbour to the scene said she had heard from a friend who lives on Parsonage Street that teachers rushed from George Green’s School to aid the boy.

The woman, who declined to be named, said: “I heard from someone on the street that they saw teachers trying to help the kid. One was giving him CPR. 

“I think they got some response, but obviously there wasn’t much they could do until paramedics arrived.”

A spokesperson for the school this afternoon confirmed to MyLondon that the victim was a student.

Meanwhile, a schoolbag was also seen by witnesses on the pavement – with forensic officers closely examining the item this morning.


An air ambulance landed at nearby Millwall Park supporting ambulance services sent by road.

It comes after a spate of stabbings in London this year.

Junior Jah, 18, was found knifed to death near his home in Canning Town, East London, on Monday afternoon. There is no suggestion that it is linked to today’s incident.

Junior was the 12th teenager stabbed to death in London in 2021 – just five less than there were in the whole of 2020.

So far this year there has been 32 murder investigations launched in London, and of those, 25 have been stabbings.

Junior was attacked just minutes away from where Fares Maatou, 14, was stabbed in the head outside a pizza restaurant while defending his friend last week.

Referencing today’s incident, a Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 8.50am on Thursday, April 29 to reports of a stabbing on Parsonage Street, E14.

“Officers and London’s Air Ambulance attended. A 13-year-old boy was found suffering from stab injuries.

“He has been taken to an East London hospital; we await an update on his condition.

“At this early stage, there have been no arrests. A crime scene remains in place.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting reference Cad 1321/29Apr.”

Man, 18, stabbed to death in broad daylight on east London street as cops launch murder probe

Ringo Starr remembers John Lennon 'My brave, beautiful friend' in incredible tribute today

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Ringo addressed the persisted reports that John had doubts about his own voice:

“John always wanted a lot of echo on his voice. He had a great voice and when he was singing, he gave all of that. I don’t feel personally he was insecure about his voice. Everybody wants to be someone else, to be different.”

The album had followed John and Yoko’s exploration of ‘Primal Scream therapy” as a way to unleash their inner selves, and the new music introduces a raw, uninhibited edge to teh former Beatles voice.

Ringo added: “I can’t say enough about this record because there’s no downside to it. I think it may have had something to do with the Primal Scream, because there’s quite a bit of screaming on it. That was the emotional place I feel he was at, at that time.”

Both Ringo and Yoko today paid tribute to John’s honest soul-searching on the album.

Roxette: The incredible life of singer Marie Fredriksson who died after brave battle

Marie met her husband, keyboardist Mikael “Micke” Bolyos, during the Australian leg of Join the Joyride! in December 1991.

She later said: “If [we] hadn’t met, I don’t know if I would have been able to continue in Roxette much longer. I couldn’t handle the personal side of life on tour. I was hanging out in bars, drinking too much.

“I was sad a lot of the time and had a hard time with the press, when I always had to be nice and say the right things, always having to be available to everybody, always putting on a smile and being happy.

“Marie Fredriksson the performer had grown in stature, at the expense of Marie the private person. I had less and less space to be myself. And when I was myself I felt uncertain, small and lost.”