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One Direction: Zayn Malik missed football photo opportunity due to ‘feeling unwell’

One Direction: Zayn Malik missed football photo opportunity due to 'feeling unwell'

After the X Factor competition was brought to an end in 2009 One Direction paved their own way in the music industry. The boys enjoyed six years of incredible fame and popularity while selling more than 50 million albums. In 2013 the band was offered a chance to play on the Newcastle United football grounds.

1D was offered the opportunity by the team’s manager, Alan Pardew, who was introduced to the band by Tony Pierzchalski, a friend of the group.

Tony said at the time: “I’m good friends with Pards, I sorted it all out … I spoke to Pards and said: ‘Can I bring the boys into the training ground for a kick around?’ He was like: ‘Yeah, absolutely no problem. We’ll set up a match.'”

The band was ecstatic to be playing on professional grounds in the official Newcastle kit.

However, Zayn Malik was notably absent.

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According to a report at the time, Zayn did not attend the event, opting instead to stay at a nearby hotel.

He was reportedly feeling “a little under the weather”.

The rest of the band, however, were very excited to be out and about playing football with the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa, Danny Simpson and Steve Harper.

Harry Styles joked around: “I’m an all-rounder. The next five years of your life at Newcastle Football club is big, so it’s an exciting day, a big day.”

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Louis continued: “I came here to try and grab that deal and when [Pardew] called me out, it was a big moment. I’m very excited about this club.”

Niall added: “I got approached by the manager about six months ago, he’s wanted to take me into the club for a while, he said he’s been scouting me for a long time – since I played in the Champions League Final last season.

“It’s been a great summer, and I see myself as a solid centre midfielder.”

Less than two years later, Zayn announced he was leaving the band.

In 2015 Zayn’s exit sparked the beginning of the end for One Direction.

The team later split at the end of 2015, sparking the beginning of each of the members’ solo careers.


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Paula Radcliffe talks feeling ‘guilty’ in update after teenage daughter's cancer diagnosis

Paula Radcliffe talks feeling ‘guilty’ in update after teenage daughter's cancer diagnosis

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Paula Radcliffe, 47, gave an update about her daughter’s health amid her cancer treatment plan. The former British long-distance runner said chemotherapy had shrunk Isla’s tumour and she was given the all clear at her last check up.

Paula, who will be at this year’s RunFestRun festival, said Isla was now back playing sport and is “all healthy”.

“She’s fine and her hair is growing back slowly,” she revealed.

Isla has been having checks up and tests every three months in France, where the family have been living since 2005.

The teenager was given the all clear at her last check up and is due a further test in July.

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On learning of the diagnosis, the runner added: “The tumour had grown a fair bit, once we found out, obviously you have that bit where you’re feeling guilty as a parent thinking, ’Is it something I did wrong? Is it something I should’ve picked up on sooner?’

“Once we had a diagnosis and a treatment plan, we really just focused on sticking to the plan, we had a lot of faith in the doctors, who was telling us the prognosis was good.

“The tumour did shrink with the chemotherapy.”

Paula shares Isla and 10-year-old son Raphael with her husband Gary Lough.

Paula added she wasn’t a “pushy mum” who cheered her children on from the sidelines, but encouraged them to have a healthy lifestyle.

“I do encourage Isla by making sure she gets a good breakfast when she’s competing, getting her enough drinks, making sure she does her stretches and all of that,” she added.

The three-time winner of the London Marathon retired from competitive long distance running in 2015, but she hasn’t hung up her trainers for good just yet.

The athlete will be a part of this year’s RunFestRun, which takes place at Laverstoke Park Farm from 27th to 29th August 2021.

When not running, visitors will be able to enjoy inspiring talks from running heroes including Paula and Colin Jackson.

Family activities, fitness workshops, a shopping village featuring great brands, and fabulous street food and drink will also be a part of the fun day.

Speaking of her involvement, she said: “It’s good to have family fun and for people to be able to get out and enjoy themselves.

“A lot of people, pretty much everybody, had some difficulties adjusting and coping through lockdown.

“But some of the good things were the fact that families got to spend more time together and people started to appreciate their mental and physical health a little bit more.

“Events like Run Fest are really going to be popular and help a lot of people make their way back [to normality], that’s ticking those boxes if you like, healthy family fun!”

Tickets are on sale now at www.runfestrun.co.uk.

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England boss Gareth Southgate feeling the pressure for Euro 2020 – 'I have to deliver'

England boss Gareth Southgate feeling the pressure before Euro 2020 - 'I have to deliver'

England boss Gareth Southgate feeling the pressure before Euro 2020 – ‘I have to deliver’ (Image: GETTY)

England boss Gareth Southgate begins his preparations for Euro 2020 against Austria on Tuesday night and admits: “I have to deliver.” In 2018, the Three Lions travelled to Russia with virtually no expectations only to reach the semi-finals. But ahead of facing Austria, the first of two pre-tournament friendlies at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, Southgate admits the situation is very different three years later.

“I’ve got to try to manage the expectations for the players, but I accept the situation as a manager,” he said.

“There’s expectation – I have to deliver. We have to deliver as a group of staff, although it’s not about me in terms of if we can be successful.

“But, of course, it will be about me if we fail. No problem, that’s the gig.”

Southgate admits though that vital centre-back Harry Maguire may not be fit until the closing stages of the tournament – if at all – but is selecting him for his leadership qualities as he recovers from ankle ligament damage.

“We know exactly where he is at,” Southgate insisted. “Our medical team has been with him over in Manchester he has not travelled yet to us because of the quarantine issues coming back from the Europa League final in Poland.

“So he has a bit more to do, but we have just got to keep assessing him and updating where he is.”

England boss Gareth Southgate feeling the pressure before Euro 2020 - 'I have to deliver'

England boss Gareth Southgate feeling the pressure before Euro 2020 – ‘I have to deliver’ (Image: GETTY)

Amid much speculation, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold was also included as one of four right-backs in the final 26-man squad.

However, Jesse Lingard, Ollie Watkins, James Ward-Prowse and Marcus Greenwood, who has been ruled out by a long-standing injury, were the four senior players to be told they would not be part of the final group.

The uncapped trio of Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White and Ben Godfrey also miss out but remain with the group on standby in case of any new injuries before England’s opening game of the European Championships against Croatia at Wembley on June 13.

True enough, Southgate did as he said he would and picked what he believes to be the best 26 footballers in the country – even if an unnaturally large proportion of them appear to be right-backs.

Rockliffe Hall in the leafy village of Hurworth, County Durham, is the perfect retreat on a warm June afternoon ahead of the storm that awaits the England manager.

It is a site he knows well – the home of Middlesbrough, where he cut his managerial teeth in a vain three-year battle against relegation more than a decade ago. Times were very different then.

England boss Gareth Southgate feeling the pressure before Euro 2020 - 'I have to deliver'

England boss Gareth Southgate feeling the pressure before Euro 2020 – ‘I have to deliver’ (Image: GETTY)

“On my managerial journey, I mean then I was a 17-year-old apprentice like I was at Crystal Palace,” he said.

“Now I’m probably a 23-year-old player. I’ve only managed 200 games so in terms of experience. I’ve got a lot of experience now of as high a pressured job as you can have. Experience of big matches with the national team.

“But I still know that I’ll be better again in two years’ time and I’ll be better again in four years’ time because I’ve got the desire to improve, learn, reflect, get better and I want to be the best possible coach and manager that I can be.”

Southgate’s tenure started brightly at Middlesbrough after his controversial appointment without the necessary coaching qualifications his newly-professionalised role required.

But when it started to unravel as much due to lack of resources as any managerial failings, he began quickly became undermined as another young English managerial failure in the league where the foreign coach was king.

However, since he reluctantly took the England reins following the debacle of Iceland and the Sam Allardyce fake-sheikh scandal, he has always been meticulous about showing his working.

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England boss Gareth Southgate feeling the pressure before Euro 2020 - 'I have to deliver'

England boss Gareth Southgate feeling the pressure before Euro 2020 – ‘I have to deliver’ (Image: EXPRESS SPORT)

Which is why one of the most unbalanced, accident-prone and individual-reliant squads of recent memories actually makes sense.

“Basically they are in our best 26 footballers and that is why they are in the squad and if I could have picked a fifth or sixth right back, I probably would have done,” Southgate responded when asked to address the elephant in his squad.

As it is, it is just the four and tomorrow Trent Alexander-Arnold will start on the right, Kieran Trippier on the left while Kyle Walker and Reece James continue their recovery from Porto.

With Ollie Watkins one of those let go from the initial 33, it leaves just Dominic Calvert-Lewin as back-up to the injury-prone Harry Kane. Or perhaps Marcus Rashford.

But Southgate has calculated he can take that risk to allow an abundance of creative talent elsewhere.

It means he has Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka to call on if Raheem Sterling’s poor form continues into the summer.

England boss Gareth Southgate feeling the pressure before Euro 2020 - 'I have to deliver'

England boss Gareth Southgate feeling the pressure before Euro 2020 – ‘I have to deliver’ (Image: GETTY)

So perhaps that will be enough to outscore opponents facing a defence likely to be missing Harry Maguire in the early games and possibly, too, the protection of Jordan Henderson.

So many years praying for the fitness of David Beckham or Wayne Rooney have been enough to question taking one injured player into a tournament. Now we have two.

But if Southgate believes it will work, it is hard not to feel something of a buzz. As in 2018, he has put together a group that can exceed the expectations of a nation.

That was not particularly hard in Russia, but now the goalposts have moved.

“We’ve always gone into tournaments in bygone days worrying about maybe one or two key injuries, Southgate said. “Now we feel we have some depth which is important.

“It’s pointless us sitting worrying about the possibility we might lose players. You have to find ways of winning with the hand you’ve got.” Even if it does contain four twos.

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How to stop feeling sick after drinking: 4 proven hangover cures

How to stop feeling sick after drinking: 4 proven hangover cures

Bouillon soup

Ever heard of Bouillon soup? Well, it might just be your new favourite hangover fix.

Bouillon soup can be made from potatoes, plantains, sweet potatoes, spinach, watercress, cabbage, celery, and sliced meat.

The word Bouillon comes from an old French word that means “liquid in which something has been boiled”.

If you don’t like the sound of this, get some bouillon stock cubes and add them into the dish you’re making or use it as the base for a yummy soup or sauce.

The NHS site explains that a thin, vegetable-based broth like this is a “good source of vitamins and minerals, which can top up depleted resources.”

This soup is also really easy for the stomach to digest, so if you’re feeling a bit weak and sensitive you’ll still be able to hold this down.

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Official admits feeling ‘pressure’ as anti-doping

Official admits feeling ‘pressure’ as anti-doping

A Polish official who removed a Russian player’s flag during the World Draughts Championship in Warsaw has said he is “truly sorry” – while the World Anti-Doping Agency has insisted it did not order the move to be made mid-match.

The world anti-doping watchdog confirmed that it ordered the Russian flag to be removed in order to comply with a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which has banned Russia’s national symbols at major sports events for a two-year period.

Bosses have insisted that the request didn’t imply immediate action was required, even though the Russian tricolor was removed mid-game in a distraction for Russian finalist Tamara Tansykkuzhina that was said to have cost her a round.

WADA did not intend and did not ask for the flags to be removed during a match,” the body told Reuters in a statement. “The manner in which they were removed is not a question for WADA.”

The incident happened at the showpiece on Tuesday, when Tansykkuzhina’s national flag was abruptly taken off the table on which the championship final was being played, causing a scandal that drew responses from sporting chiefs in both countries and the Kremlin.

Six-time world champion Tansykkuzhina and her Polish opponent, Natalia Sadovskaya, were battling for the world draughts crown when match secretary Jacek Pawlicki stepped in, explaining that he was acting on a call from WADA.

He later apologized for the incident that saw a political row break out, admitting that WADA’s order could have been handled differently.

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There’s this position on the board called ‘zugzwang’, which means there’s no good move to make… and that’s what we had yesterday: a zugzwang,” he said.

Maybe we should’ve turned off the cameras at that moment. We didn’t think of that. We were really under pressure and we were afraid.

“I’m sure that many Russians are upset and for that I am truly sorry. We never had any bad intentions.”

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Charlotte Smith health: ‘Started feeling breathless’ Presenter's first sign of condition

Charlotte Smith health: ‘Started feeling breathless’ Presenter's first sign of condition

Countryfile presenter Charlotte Smith, 57, opened up about her diagnosis with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), which is a rare lung disease. The star candidly discussed her health concerns after being told the shocking news by doctors that she could only have 10 years left to live in an interview from back in 2016.

Charlotte explained to The Mirror that she sought medical advice when she “started feeling breathless” following her brother’s wedding in 2010.

Charlotte said in the interview: “I saw a specialist at London’s University College Hospital and an MRI scan identified multiple cystic air spaces in both lungs. They realised it was LAM.

“LAM is the abnormal growth of smooth muscle cells, especially in the lungs, which can lead to loss of lung functions. In the States, it’s classed as similar to cancer but grows very slowly in comparison to lung cancer.”

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LAM is found almost exclusively in women, said Medline Plus.

The health site continued: “It often occurs as a feature of an inherited syndrome called tuberous sclerosis complex.  

“When LAM occurs alone it is called isolated or sporadic LAM.

“Signs and symptoms of LAM most often appear during a woman’s thirties.

“Affected women have an overgrowth of abnormal-like cells (LAM cells) in the lungs, resulting in the formation of lung cysts and the destruction of normal lung tissue.

“They may also have an accumulation of fluid in the cavity around the lungs (chylothorax).”

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LAM occurs in approximately 30 percent of women with tuberous sclerosis complex.

Sporadic LAM, which occurs without tuberous sclerosis complex, is estimated to affect 3.3 to 7.4 per million women worldwide.

This condition may be underdiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to those of other lung disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

“When I heard I probably had this very rare, potentially serious disease with an unpronounceable name I went into shock,” Charlotte said.

“The doctor was honest and told me all the stats, including it being 10 years, on average, between diagnosis and needing a lung transplant – or even death.

“He went on to say that this was the worst-case scenario and probably wouldn’t be me. But all I could focus on was the thought that I could die in 10 years.”

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis manifests itself in a wide variety of ways, so it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, explained the LAM Foundation.

It added: “The difficulty of the diagnosis is compounded by the fact that many of the symptoms of LAM are similar to those of other lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.

“Chest x-rays are not usually sufficient to detect LAM, but high-resolution chest CT scans can detect the characteristic cystic structure of LAM, thus providing an accurate diagnosis especially if other manifestations of the disease (e.g., benign kidney tumour, lung collapse, or fluid in the lungs) are present.”

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Feeling the heat: Russian top seed Medvedev in epic meltdown in Miami as he crashes out to Bautista Agut (VIDEO)

Feeling the heat: Russian top seed Medvedev in epic meltdown in Miami as he crashes out to Bautista Agut (VIDEO)

Russian world number two Daniil Medvedev obliterated his racket not once but twice on the way to defeat against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in their Miami Open quarter-final.

Continuing his winless run against the veteran Spaniard, Medvedev slipped to a third defeat in meetings with Bautista Agut as he went down in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

Medvedev had spoken beforehand of the danger posed by the number seven seed, praising him as a “hell of a player” and claiming it was something of a puzzle as to why the 32-year-old was not ranked higher.

Medvedev again could not find the answer to the conundrum, and despite a tight opening eight games in the first set, Bautista Agut broke through at 5-4 before serving out the set.

The second set was more straightforward as the Spaniard took an early lead and continued to counterpunch his way to victory against his big-hitting rival.

Medvedev was clearly feeling the heat, at one stage hammering his racket into the ground before continuing to take his frustrations out on the already-mangled frame.  

After recently ascending world number two – the first new name in the spot outside of the ‘Big Four’ of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in more than 15 years – Medvedev let an opportunity slip to consolidate that spot and claim a maiden title in Miami.

Instead, the 32-year-old Bautista Agut remains in the hunt for a first ATP Masters 1000 title, and will meet Italian teenage sensation Jannik Sinner in the semi-final.

Sinner overcame Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik in straight sets in their quarter-final, and also defeated Bautista Agut two weeks ago in their round-of-16 meeting in Dubai. 

Bautista Agut said after his victory over Medvedev: “I want to give Daniil all the credit, I know he is one of the best players in the world.”

“He’s been winning a lot of matches, he’s No. 2 in the world, so I’m very happy and proud about how I played today. I think I showed a great level on the court.”

There will be a maiden Masters 1000 champion regardless of who is crowned this weekend, with all the names still in competition yet to win a title at this level.

Russia still has a representative in the hat in the form of fourth seed Andrey Rublev, who meets America’s Sebastian Korda in their quarter-final on Thursday.  


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Dua Lipa admits feeling 'jaded' until Grammy Award winning album 'changed her life'

Dua Lipa admits feeling 'jaded' until Grammy Award winning album 'changed her life'

Later, the pop star delivered a version of Don’t Start Now, which she performed surrounded by masked dancers.

Pink seemed to be a theme for the singer tonight as she made her red carpet debut in a semi-naked gown custom-made Versace gown, that was bejewelled with pink, blue, and white gems.

The sheer dress flattered her slim figure as it sported a high slit on the left leg, complete with mesh diamonds and a butterfly motif bodice.

Her make-up was kept simple with frosted purple eyeshadow, and super-long hair extensions, leaving some fas comparing her to ionic singer Cher’s 1974 Grammy Awards look.

Heart attack: Feeling of unease or symptoms of anxiety may be a lesser-known sign

Heart attack: Feeling of unease or symptoms of anxiety may be a lesser-known sign

Heart attack symptoms include difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, and feeling sick. A general feeling of unease, similar to anxiety may be a lesser-known indicator of your risk to the deadly condition.

For those unfamiliar with the sensation, the NHS explains that anxiety is akin to “a feeling of unease”.

And a panic attack “is when your body experiences a rush of intense mental and physical symptoms”.

Most panic attacks last between five and 20 minutes – although, reports have been made that some people can experience them for up to an hour.

Typically a response to stressful situations, or a result of a panic disorder, it can also happen when someone is having a heart attack.

A lot of symptoms experienced during a panic attack are the same symptoms one experiences during a heart attack.

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A panic attack is an intense rush of fear or anxiety that can feel just like a heart attack, with chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, light-headedness, and a racing or pounding heart, said Health Harvard.

The health site continued: “These frightening episodes propel many people to seek emergency care, where careful testing uncovers no evidence of a heart problem.

“Instead, these people receive a diagnosis of what’s known as non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP), which is surprisingly common.

“As many as one in three people experience NCCP at some point in their lives, according to a 2017 review article in the journal Psychosomatics.

“While some cases end up being traced to a gastrointestinal or muscle-related problem, a number of people with NCCP have very high levels of anxiety.”

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Mental health charity Mind describe panic attacks as “a type of fear response”.

It’s an exaggeration of the body’s normal response to danger, stress or excitement.

The charity explained symptoms of a panic attack can build up very quickly.

Physical sensations of a panic attack include a pounding, or racing, heartbeat, and feeling faint, dizzy or light-headed.

People may feel very hot or cold, they may swear, tremble and shake, feel nauseous and experience pain in the chest or abdomen.

It can feel as though you’re struggling to breathe – it can even feel as though you’re choking.

Some people may feel disconnected from their mind, body or surroundings, which is a type of dissociation.

The longer a heart attack is left unmanaged, the more of the heart muscle can die.

Symptoms of a heart attack is a medical emergency, and 999 must be called immediately.

Yes, the pain may not be excruciating, in fact it may not even register as pain to some people, but it does require medical attention.

While waiting for an ambulance, it’s advised to chew on aspirin if available nearby and to try to remain calm.