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Eamonn Holmes in traffic hell during break away with wife Ruth after ‘serious accident’

Eamonn Holmes, 61, has spoken out on his worry as he and Ruth Langsford headed on a break away today. The This Morning host shared how the couple were currently stuck in standstill traffic after a “serious accident” had occurred on the M25.

Eamonn typed on Twitter: “Why didn’t I stay in the back garden? M25. Clockwise from South Mimms.”

Alongside his post, he shared a photo of the gridlock occurring on the motorway as joyous Brits hoped to enjoy a day out in the much-needed sunshine.

Despite his annoyance at their current situation, the star admitted he was more concerned over the wellbeing of animals being kept in horseboxes as the weather began to heat up.

He continued: “No movement for at least an hour.

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Talking to the camera, whilst on the backseat of a chauffeur-driven car, he said: “Hello there, good morning to you. I’m on my way to work today and it’s a gorgeous sunny day.

“And a gorgeous sunny day makes me feel very happy, mostly very happy that we are back on This Morning this week and we’d just like to thank everybody who has made it such a pleasure for Ruth and I in welcoming us back.

“So, after today it will be one week gone, six more to go. And we can’t guarantee the weather will be there, like this, throughout the run but we certainly will be and what we need is your company. 

“So, however your Friday shapes up, I hope it’s a good one, I hope the sun shines on you over the weekend and you get to enjoy it.”

He finished the video by adding: “Thanks for watching, see you from 10 o’clock this morning and indeed next week for the next six weeks after that!”

Fans loved the clip but many asked why he was travelling alone. “Lovely having you back. You and Ruth have such great banter. Do you and Ruth travel separately?” one asked.

Indeed, the couple do commute separately, with Ruth explaining the reason to Platinum Magazine last year. “We tried going together once and it was an absolute nightmare because he made me half an hour late,” Ruth explained at the time.

“He was saying, ‘What do you need to be in at 8am for?’ He’s a ship-up-10-minutes-before kind of guy. That’s where we are absolutely on opposite ends of the scale.”

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EE is bringing ultimate upgrade to all customers, but doing so will break some phones

Speaking about the upgrade, Philip Jansen, Chief Executive of BT Group, said: “Over the past 18 months we’ve helped the UK to meet the demands of a pandemic. We must now look ahead to deliver the strongest foundations to drive future growth. We’re making a uniquely ambitious, long-term commitment to drive high performance 5G further and faster, and to integrate it at the core with our fibre network for a seamless customer experience. Openreach was first to fibre, EE was first to 5G and together BT will be first to a fully converged future.”

So that’s the good news but upgrading the UK to 5G does come at a cost. That’s because EE needs to switch off its existing 3G network to make space for better speeds in the future.

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James Martin confirms further delay for new episodes of Saturday Morning as he takes break

James Martin has been fronting the hit show Saturday Morning on ITV since 2017. However, the star recently confirmed a break from filming the series for the summer.

As a result, viewers tuning in on Saturday mornings have been finding themselves watching repeats.

The presenter recently took to Twitter to apologise for this as well as share when they’ll be coming back.

This comes after earlier this morning, one of his fans messaged him asking him the question.

They penned: “So, we are watching your Saturday Kitchen thinking it’s live…

READ MORE: James Martin shares recipe for popular Italian dish with ‘a twist’

Earlier this year, the television chef was inundated with support as he announced the show’s break.

He posted about the news in view of his 642,000 followers on Instagram back in June.

James wrote: “Thanks for watching the Saturday show to all of you! It was a hard task to stay on air but let’s hope when we get back in a few weeks we see some normality.

“Record ratings this season so thanks again!

“I will, as always, continue to push the amazing places to eat and stunning suppliers this country has to offer…mega exciting stuff on the horizon so off to crack on, big love.”

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John Deacon’s Queen hits: From Another One Bites The Dust to I Want To Break Free – WATCH

John Deacon has been retired from the music industry for almost 25 years. Queen’s bassist may have written fewer songs than Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor, but he leaves behind an incredible legacy of some of the band’s best-loved hits. This week’s episode of Queen the Greatest explores and celebrates his crowning songwriting achievements.

John Deacon’s first Queen song didn’t come until the band’s third album Sheer Heart Attack, when he penned Misfire.

The bassist then followed up with a huge hit single from the 1975 album A Night At The Opera.

His track You’re My Best Friend would go on to sell over a million copies in the US alone.

John also wrote 1977 fan favourite Spread Your Wings, before what would be Queen’s biggest hit single in 1980’s Another One Bites The Dust.

The Game album track sold over 7 million copies and has been streamed over a billion times on Spotify.

John saw further chart-topping success with 1984’s I Want To Break Free, while for 1986’s A Kind of Magic album, he teamed up with Freddie to write Friends Will Be Friends.

That track was released as Queen’s 30th single in the UK in June 1986 and was performed live throughout the band’s final tour that year.

Speaking with Express.co.uk last year, Roger Taylor shared how John has “consciously excluded himself” from the music industry since retiring in the mid-1990s.

Roger added: “He doesn’t like engaging in contact with anybody I think. I think he’s very fragile and we respect that.”

Asked when he last saw John, the 71-year-old revealed: “I last saw John, I think… We Will Rock You had opened six months before.

“I saw him there one night, in the bar, he strolled in. And that’s the last time I saw him. Probably 2004.”

And as for whether the Queen bassist has seen the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, the drummer replied: “I wonder, I mean I wouldn’t put it past him not to have seen it. I just don’t know. We’re all different aren’t we?”

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Can YOU break quarantine? Angela Rayner rages Boris is 'taking the pi**' with new rules

Government policy has mandated quarantine for people entering the UK from several countries this year. The traffic light system created three tiers, splitting nations into green, amber or red lists. People entering from red or amber nations will need to quarantine, but not if they enter the UK for a specific purpose.

Who can break quarantine?

Travel quarantine rules differ for those entering the UK from countries on the red or amber lists.

People can’t enter from a red-listed country unless they are British, Irish or have UK residency rights.

Travellers may only enter from an amber country if they isolate for ten days and take Covid tests on days two and eight.

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She said it was just another example of “one rule for those at the top and another for everyone else.”

Ms Rayner added the “lowest-paid working people” shouldered most of the pandemic workload.

She said: “This is an offensive slap in the face for them and shows this Government’s true colours.

“This makes a total mockery of the sacrifices of the British people during this pandemic and this double standard is an insult to frontline workers that the British people will rightly be disgusted by.”

Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham joined her, stating the Government made “the wrong move at the wrong time.”

While Labour MP Richard Burgon stated ministers had created another rule “for the rich.”

Football pundit Gary Neville also took the opportunity to poke fun at the policy.

He joked everyone should “do what you want” as “we all bring value to the economy!”

The Government previously faced criticism like this when it refused to add India to the red list.

At the height of the country’s devastating second wave, people accused ministers of prioritising the economy over lives.

In April, when the Delta variant had started thriving in the country, public health officials warned ministers not to undo “progress we have made” by keeping India off the list.

Dr Simon Clarke, associate professor in cellular microbiology at the University of Reading, said there “a political element” may have determined the move as the UK pursued a trade deal with India.

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UK holidays: Mablethorpe named the cheapest spot for a beach hut break

Beach huts have become increasingly popular in recent years among holidaymakers who enjoy spending some relaxing time by the British seaside.

In the last years, they have become a popular option for many to spend a holiday by the sea.

The reason is they are very versatile; if the weather gets chilly, you can just stay indoors and still enjoy a day at the beach.

If the weather is glorious, you can keep the doors open and relish the amazing view while getting some sun.

But where can you find the best beach hut spot for your next staycation without spending a fortune?

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Comparison website money.co.uk created the Beach Hut Britain report, where it was revealed the most affordable beach hut rent for this summer is in Mablethorpe beach (Lincolnshire), with an average cost of £75 per week.

This is followed by Dawlish beach and Broadsands beach, in Devon, where the average beach hut costs £103 and £105 per week respectively.

According to the report, the most popular beach hut spots, based on searches, are Barry Island (South Wales), West Wittering (Chichester) and Sandbanks beach, in Dorset.

The most expensive beach huts rental was revealed in Wells beach, in Norfolk, with an average cost of £515 per week.

Herne Bay beach, in Kent, Mudeford Sandbank, in Bournemouth, and Tankerton beach, in Canterbury, were some of the most pricey spots with an average rental cost of £434 per week.

Top 10 searched beach hut spots:

Barry Island, South Wales

West Wittering, Chichester

Sandbanks beach, Dorset

Camber Sands beach, East Sussex

Hastings beach, East Sussex

Woolacombe Sands , North Devon

Bournemouth pier, Bournemouth

Boscombe beach, Bournemouth

Avon beach, Dorset

Southwold beach, East Suffolk

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Why your bad broadband could break Windows 11, new leak reveals

Microsoft is due to hold a glitzy event tomorrow where it has promised to announce the “next generation of Windows”. The only problem is that the secretive new update leaked online last week. Dubbed Windows 11, the refreshed operating system looks to be a substantial redesign with soft rounded corners on every window, a new Start Menu that launches in the middle of the screen, overhauled icons for every application and setting, the list continues…

Unfortunately for Microsoft, as well as ruining the surprise during its event, the leaked design didn’t go down all that well with users.

And there’s more bad news.

Microsoft-focused blog Neowin has revealed that you’ll need to be connected to an internet connection to set-up your desktop PC or laptop. While Microsoft has long tried to push every Windows 10 user to create a Microsoft Account, which requires an active internet connection, there was a workaround.

Pulling out the ethernet cable from your device revealed an “I don’t have internet” option that let you plough on ahead with the rest of the set-up.

However, when setting up a new installation of Windows 11 Home, there is no “I don’t have internet” option to create a limited local-only account. Neowin has tried multiple times to get this time-tested trick to work with the leaked version of Windows 11, but no luck. What’s more concerning is that the “Sign In Options” menu doesn’t even contain the option for an “Offline Account”.

This option can be found in the same menu on Windows 11 Pro. That could mean that – since these versions of Windows 11 aren’t quite finished – the option will be coming soon to Windows 11 Home. However, it might suggest that Microsoft is happy to allow those paying for the Windows 11 Pro installation the option to work without an active internet connection while those on Windows 11 Home, which should include more users, are left with an obligation to sign in or create a Microsoft account.

Since you’ll need an internet connection to get moving, you’ll need to make sure your broadband is stable, the room where you’re setting up the desktop PC has a strong Wi-Fi signal, or that you’re not planning to launch the laptop while on the train or elsewhere without a connection.

Of course, a number of portable PCs now include a SIM to connect to 4G and 5G mobile data connections, which makes staying online a little easier.

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One word can break ANY iPhone and stop it connecting to the internet

If you own an iPhone, you need to be very careful what name you give your home Wi-Fi network. That’s because a security researcher has discovered that a bizarre bug inside iOS – the operating system that powers every iPhone model – can completely disable the smartphone’s ability to connect to Wi-Fi if the network has a certain name.

And when we say “completely disable”, we really mean it. If you use this name for your Wi-Fi network, your iPhone will reboot. When it’s turned back on, the Wi-Fi toggle in the Settings menu will be switched to “off” and you’ll be unable to switch it back on.

Not only will you be restricted to mobile internet, but since your Wi-Fi is disabled, you’ll lose a number of useful iPhone features, including AirDrop and AirPlay.

Security researcher Carl Schou was the first person to discover the quirky glitch. The name you can’t use for your Wi-Fi network is: %p%s%s%s%s%n.

Schuo has not revealed how he figured out the baffling bug. However, Apple-centric blog 9To5Mac claims that the string is causing a memory corruption – which triggers a safety procedure built into iOS to kill the entire process. Unfortunately, while that does end the memory corruption, it also disables Wi-Fi for good.

Unless you live with the sort of prankster who thinks this would be a fun thing to do… it does seem unlikely that you’ll run across this very often. We’re sure Apple will be working on a fix for this, but in the meantime, it’s worth swerving any Wi-Fi networks with % symbols in their name.

If you’ve already made the mistake, don’t worry, the bug doesn’t seem to permanently damage your iPhone. It is possible to bring back Wi-Fi on your handset, but you’ll need to reset all of your network settings, which means joining all of your Wi-Fi networks again (so you’ll need to remember those all-important passwords), changes cellular settings and VPN access settings. To do that, head to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

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‘That’s it!’ Monty Don bids farewell as he announces break away from Gardeners’ World

He also revealed that his co-star Adam Frost would be replacing him and fronting the show from his garden.

Monty continued: “But Gardeners’ World, of course, will still be with you and in Adam’s garden.

“And I’ll be back here at Longmeadow in a few weeks time.

“So until then, bye-bye,” Monty smiled.

Monty didn’t explain why he would be taking time away from the show.

 

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