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Great British Sewing Bee recycle week sees Andrew impress with sock tank top

Wearing a tank top made out of old socks, Hull’s Andrew Aspland was primed for the challenges posed by reduce, reuse, recycle week, on The Great British Sewing Bee.

Last night’s BBC One craft show saw the seven remaining stitchers tasked with making a man’s waistcoat, any garment for a woman and a dress made from scrap denim, with all the items having to be created from second-hand clothing.

Judge Patrick Grant introduced the programme with the “shocking” fact that millions of tonnes of clothing were being thrown away in the UK every year, explaining why the sewing room’s haberdashery – normally full of new rolls of fabric – had been replaced with pre-owned clothing for the contestants to use.

The tricky pattern round to make a five-buttoned man’s waistcoat, which Patrick said was a great tailoring challenge and ideally suited to recycled fabric, was made all the more complicated by most of the construction taking place inside out.

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The sewing room contestants learn about the transformation round using military surplus garments
The sewing room contestants learn about the transformation round using military surplus garments

But maths teacher Andrew calculated his time well, even being able to lend a hand in the final seconds of the four hours to fellow competitor Farie who was struggling with the buckle on the back of her waistcoat.

Savile Row’s Patrick said of Andrew’s creation: “I very much like the choice of colour, it has a very traditional English waistcoat feel.”

Fellow judge, fashion designer Esme Young, declared Andrew’s waistcoat “overall, pretty good” and he was placed third.

The transformation challenge gave the stitchers 90 minutes to turn up to three military-surplus garments into a piece of woman’s clothing, with Esme saying she wanted “impact and drama”.

Andrew said of his make: “It’s starting off as a top but then it’s going to transform into a dress, I’ve pleated it on the shoulders and what I have done here is cunningly use the pockets to be like a little fluff of sleeve, but since they want a bit of wow factor I am thinking of doing a bit of boning and making this stand out.”

Appraising the garments without knowing their makers, Esme said of Andrew’s creation: “This person has gone to town”, while Patrick said he thought the outfit, which he could not make out whether it was a sort-of poncho, was “rather potty”, with its sleeves stuffed with bits of camouflage netting.

Andrew's made to measure round pattern for a Pythagoras' Theorem geometric dress made from recycled denim
Andrew’s made to measure round pattern for a Pythagoras’ Theorem geometric dress made from recycled denim

It earned Andrew fourth place as the stitchers went into the final made-to-measure round, for which he patched together 16 different pieces of recycled denim for his geometric Pythagoras’ Theorem dress – he had brought along his “trusty” set square to ensure a crisp finish with his right-angles.

Andrew now goes through to winter week in the bid to reach the quarter finals of the show.

The Great British Sewing Bee is on BBC One on Wednesdays at 9pm.

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Great British Sewing Bee's Andrew wows judges with crab costume

A crab costume and a child’s reversible jacket helped Hull’s Andrew Aspland through to the next round of BBC One’s The Great British Sewing Bee.

Andrew earned high praise in last night’s show from the judges, Savile Row’s Patrick Grant and fashion designer Esme Young, as he set to work on his creations for Children’s Week.

After the first round of the show, a four-hour pattern challenge to sew a toddler’s romper suit, things were not looking good for the Hull maths teacher and stained-glass window maker.

The white background of his chosen fabric was “not the most practical for a toddler”, said Patrick, and the poppers all pulled free when Esme tested them during their appraisal, placing him seventh out of the eight remaining stitchers.

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Judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant appraise Andrew's crab fancy dress costume
Judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant appraise Andrew’s crab fancy dress costume

This was after Andrew admitted he had never sewn clothing for a child before, that there was not enough fabric to make himself “a decent pair of shorts” and that he was not good at fiddly sewing.

But Andrew came into his own in the transformation round, when the contestants were given old neoprene wetsuits, and an assortment of swimming and flotation aids, to create a fancy dress outfit on the theme of under the sea.

Show host Joe Lycett said: “I think this is my favourite thing I have ever seen in the sewing room.”

Placing the crab first, over a close-second jellyfish, Patrick said: “It’s fantastic, it is such a good idea and really well executed.”

Esme said: “It’s a fantastic fancy dress outfit, you couldn’t mistake it for anything else.”

Andrew was delighted to have retrieved himself, saying: “I am very happy, my inner child came flooding out for me today.”

With the sewing room now down to eight competitors from the original 12, the judges said standards were now pretty high – “we’re looking at fine margins between top and bottom” – and there was all on in the final challenge to make a waterproof raincoat for a child.

Andrew wanted to ensure the coat was roomy. “I spent my childhood in clothes that there two sizes too big because we were told we would grow into them,” he said.

Opting for a tricky reversible design in red and blue, he said: “I do quite like this red, it has a slightly more adult look to it, you don’t want rainbows and unicorns when you get to a certain age.”

Hull's Andrew Aspland now goes through to week six of The Great British Sewing Bee
Hull’s Andrew Aspland now goes through to week six of The Great British Sewing Bee

Patrick said: “The level of difficulty in making a reversible coat is very high, but Andrew has handled it so well.”

And he said to Finlay, who was modelling the jacket for Andrew: “How cool, two jackets in one, like magic.”

Andrew now goes through to week six, which is Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Week.

The Great British Sewing Bee is on Wednesdays at 9pm on BBC One.

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PS5 stock shortages SOLVED: Great news for PlayStation customers looking to buy a console

PS5 stock shortages could be a thing of the past, as Sony explores a possible console redesign.

Despite only launching late last year, PlayStation 5 stock issues have led to Sony re-thinking the design of the next-gen console.

The redesigned PS5 will reportedly enter production in 2022, complete with a semi-customised CPU from AMD.

“It says the next PS5 will come with a “new semi-customized” 6nm CPU from AMD,” reads a Dr. Serkan Toto tweet. “5nm is said to be too costly.”

Not only would the redesign make it cheaper for Sony to produce the PS5, but it should help to reduce stock shortages.

However, fans who have already purchased a PS5 needn’t be too worried about the new iteration, as it’s unlikely to contain any major new features.

The bad news, of course, is that PS5 stock shortages are likely to continue until production begins on the redesign.

Stock issues were a big problem in April, when hardly any consoles went on sale in the UK. This was due to shipping and delivery problems.

The console should be back in a big way next week, as retailers such as Argos, GAME, Currys, John Lewis and Amazon all get ready for a restock.

Despite the longer wait for stock to become available in stores, the good news is that the stock drops should be rather large.

This is because the delayed April stock should be available at the same time as the May drop.

According to the latest PS5 UK Stock Alerts tweet, Argos has digital and regular PS5 consoles ready for sale, although the stock drop isn’t likely to happen until 1.30am BST on May 11.

“Exclusive: Argos stores now showing stock for Digital consoles as well as Disc. There’s a lot less of them though,” reads a PS5 UK Stock Alerts tweet.

“Argos skipped this morning so the next likely drop will be Tuesday at approx 1:30am.”

John Lewis has received PS5 units ready for next week’s big restock.

If you do manage to pick up a PS5 during the next round of restocks, then it’s worth checking out new PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal.

Developed by the studio responsible for the likes of Resogun and Nex Machina, Returnal is a roguelike shooter with bullet hell sensibilities.

“After crash-landing on a shape-shifting alien planet, Selene finds herself fighting tooth and nail for survival. Again and again she’s defeated, forced to restart her journey every time she dies.

“In this roguelike shooter, both the planet and your equipment change with every cycle, forcing you to adapt your play style and take on evolving challenges.”

Alternatively, you could grab a copy of Resident Evil Village, which sees the action shift to an Eastern European village populated by werewolves and other monsters.

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Egypt Great Pyramid construction unravelled after ‘fragments of evidence’ found

Located on the Giza Plateau, the Great Pyramid is believed to have been constructed during the Fourth Dynasty, for the Pharaoh Khufu. In 2013, a team of archaeologists discovered hundreds of papyrus fragments that detailed how the pyramid’s limestone blocks were transported from a nearby quarry by boat along the Nile. Numerous theories exist about how the ancient monument was then built, but most archaeologists believe each of its 2.3 million stone blocks were cut, transported and positioned into place by workers using a large external ramp.
Egyptologist Mark Lehner runs the Giza Plateau Mapping Project, excavating and mapping the ancient city of the builders and explained during Naked Science’s ‘Pyramids’ documentary why there are still loose ends.

He said: “My approach to the question was – where are the quarries?

“What kind of ramp can you get from the quarry to the pyramid in a functional slope?

“It’s not a problem that has been totally solved and I’ve given my suggestion based on the landscape, but a lot of it is inference.”

Mr Lehner, along with Dr Zahi Hawass, discovered a “workers’ cemetery” in 1990.

Archaeologists now believe that the Great Pyramid of Giza was built by tens of thousands of skilled workers who camped near the pyramids and worked for a salary.

The documentary explained how “fragments of evidence” have been found suggesting that ramps and “sheer muscle power” were used to pile millions of blocks on top of each other by these workers.

But “a large proportion” of the internal stones were only roughly finished to allow them to achieve such a feat.

The gaps between them were “filled with rubble and gypsum mortar” but every stone that would be visible from the outside was placed with “amazing precision”.

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“We’ve got a bit of a high spot there – in ancient times they would mark that by putting some red ochre on to remind the worker where to go to.

“They would then go further along the string.

“Using two further tools – a flint scraper and a sandstone rubber – we can use the marks as a guide to scrape away the high point.

“The mark disappears, as does the high spot.”

But not everyone agrees that the mystery is fully solved, including structural engineer Peter James.

He has spent the last 14 years working on preserving the historic buildings and temples of Egypt with his company Cintec.

He told Express.co.uk previously: “This theory leads to the question of how many men were needed to build the pyramids.

“Surely, this method would need the 20,000 – 30,000 mentioned in many articles.”

He believes these numbers are “staggering,” adding it would be “difficult to imagine how all these labourers would be able to work on such a confined site”.

He stated: “The process of quarrying would not be able to supply the number and quality of stones using this method, even if they were available within the time frame.

“The stones would have to be cut from the quarry face, therefore access would be the limiting factor, not the number of workers.

“The quarrymen would get in each other’s way. A face would have to be worked and totally removed before the next face was exposed.”

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UFC’s McGregor tells Mayweather to ‘f*ck off’

Conor McGregor has weighed in on the shocking brawl between Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul, directing crude insults at his former opponent while claiming he is in the “drain” and would make far more money through a “real” fight.

Sporting icon Mayweather and YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul were involved in a huge scrap after the 24-year-old stole the veteran’s cap when they came face-to-face at the press conference for the former champion’s fight with Paul’s brother, Logan.

That was all the invitation McGregor, who changed disciplines from MMA to boxing to lose to Mayweather in one of the most lucrative fights of all time in 2017, needed to accuse his old rival of acting shamefully.

“What the f*ck is Floyd at?” asked the UFC megastar, directing his initial question at Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

“The kid [Paul] curled up, didn’t fight back once, and Floyd is still running around acting the tough guy.”

That amounted to an interesting interpretation of a situation in which Paul had placed himself center stage at a press call that was not his own, whispering to a camera that he intended to thieve Mayweather’s cap before duly carrying out the incendiary deed.

“The kid actually just pulled this shambles of a situation Floyd is in out of the drain for him,” McGregor said, suggesting that Mayweather needs the money and is picking easy opponents.

“He should thank him. It’s embarrassing. Pro to pro, it’s embarrassing. He will not scratch 10 million for this fight and he knows it.

“It was canceled once already [in January, before being rescheduled for June 6]. The world is watching this on Twitter. He’d fight a half-decent pro and command 20 million upwards, yet it’s this sh*t.”

McGregor signed off his latest rant by alluding to the slap he placed on Mayweather’s head during the fierce press conferences that preceded their bout.

“Whatever way you spin this, it’s sad,” he said. “Fight someone for real, on your record, or f*ck off, mate. Slap head.”

Paul responded “gotcha hat” – the words he said to Mayweather as he swiped his cap, and which he has already turned into branding for merchandise in a logo that he seems certain to endlessly trot out over forthcoming months.

The loudmouth took to social media to show fans that he has already had the cringeworthy catchphrase tattooed on his arm, while others backing McGregor in comments on his post included UFC hall-of-famer Urijah Faber and Dillon Danis, one of the Irishman’s teammates.

“They should thank for you for even posting this,” said the man known for his explosive part in the aftermath to McGregor’s defeat against Khabib Nurmagomedov, responding to his idol in typically sycophantic style.

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Great British Sewing Bee journey over for East Yorkshire’s Cathryn

A cloud fell over The Great British Sewing Bee last night as East Yorkshire’s former dinner lady and amateur stitcher Cathryn Tosler-Waudby, described by the BBC One show’s crew as a ray of sunshine, left the sewing room for good.

After being placed sixth out of the nine remaining contestants in the first pattern challenge of international week, to create a traditional French Breton top, and then eighth in the transformation round, Cathryn had all on to impress judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant with her made-to-measure garment.

But the fun-loving competitor’s “From Russia With Love” shift dress failed to make the grade, even though Esme was pleased with the French seams Cathryn had carefully sewn.

Both judges could not overlook the fact that Cathryn had tried to disguise a seam sewn the wrong way out on one of the sleeves with a strip of fabric, or that the overlay of lace fabric obscured the Russian doll fabric of the dress underneath.

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East Yorkshire contestants Andrew Aspland and Cathryn Tosler-Waudby battle it out for the pick of fabrics in the haberdashery
East Yorkshire contestants Andrew Aspland and Cathryn Tosler-Waudby battle it out for the pick of fabrics in the haberdashery

Patrick said: “I am very, very sad to be sending Cathryn home, but I think between some silly mistakes and just a little lack of ambition, sadly, it is her time to leave.”

Cathryn said she totally agreed with the judges, her concluding remarks on the show being: “Sewing is a very solitary hobby, we have all been locked down for so long haven’t we, so it was like being let out and then being able to share and amongst such talented people, it was amazing.”

Earlier in the show, Cathryn had trouble matching the stripes on her Breton top and also accidentally snagged the fabric with the overlocker machine, making holes in the garment, telling show host Joe Lycett she had made “a bit of a boo-boo”.

The transformation challenge, to turn two sarongs into a garment for any age or gender, saw Cathryn initially aim for some trousers, with Joe enquiring if they were for Peter Crouch as they were so long.

But Cathryn reworked her idea into a dress instead, which led the judges to comment that it was still too much like a sarong, during their appraisal.

Earlier in the series, viewers learned that Cathryn enjoyed a bit of grime music and her allotment, when she was not sewing.

Still flying the flag for the East Riding in the show is Hull maths teacher, Andrew Aspland, who has survived for week five, which will be children’s week.

Andrew said he had been looking forward to international week because there would be so much colour.

Cathryn Tosler-Waudby, centre, learns she is to depart The Great British Sewing Bee after week four
Cathryn Tosler-Waudby, centre, learns she is to depart The Great British Sewing Bee after week four

“I’ve never made anything international, really, it will be a bit of an adventure,” he said.

He was pleased with the fabric he chose for the three-hour pattern challenge – “it is screaming French at me” – and came second in the transformation round with only 90 minutes to complete his ambitious collared shirt.

“This is a sprint, but a shirt without a collar isn’t a shirt, is it?” he said. “I hope Patrick doesn’t look at the collar points too closely.”

But Andrew need not have worried because Savile Row’s Patrick thought it was “a terrific, completely radical transformation” that earned Andrew third place.

In the made-to-measure round, with the stitchers inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, Andrew rushed to complete his skirt and top leaving Patrick to judge the overall effect “really untidy”.

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Bible discovery: ‘Marine fossils’ found atop Mount Everest ‘could be proof of Great Flood’

Noah’s Ark: Remains of vessel FOUND on Mount Ararat

The flood narrative is found in chapters 6–9 of the Book of Genesis and the story tells of God’s decision to return Earth to its pre-creation state of watery chaos. Noah and his family are said to have been spared – along with two of every kind of animal – by floating a great ark. Genesis 7:18-19 states: “And the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the Earth – and all the high mountains that were under the whole heaven were covered.”

Many have questioned the feasibility of the story, with one critic stating: “For the biblical flood to have happened, the water on Earth had to miraculously multiply by about 250 percent.”

Despite this, NASA has confirmed the presence of limestone and “ocean marine fossils” at the top of Mount Everest.

Watch Jerusalem, an analyst site that “seeks to show how current events are fulfilling the biblically prophesied description of the prevailing state of affairs of our day,” stated it is evidence that “the territory, at some point in Earth’s history, was covered with water”.

They stated: “If you were to entirely smooth everything on Earth, levelling mountains and filling in valleys and sea trenches, the sea would not only cover everything but the dry land would be submerged some 1.5 miles deep.

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Fossilised fish remains are said to have been found (Image: GETTY)

Fossils were found at the top of Mount Everest

Fossils were found at the top of Mount Everest (Image: GETTY)

“So yes, there is enough water on Earth to cover the existing landmass – let alone by the seven meters the Bible says that Noah’s Flood prevailed above the highest peak.

“The question, then, must be asked: What are ancient fish doing atop Mount Everest? Is this evidence of the Flood? Maybe. Evidence of the physics, certainly.”

As NASA points out: “The presence of limestone and ocean marine fossils at the top of these mountains is one of the key pieces of evidence cited that advanced the idea of plate tectonics.”

This scientific theory describes the large chunks of the Earth’s surface moving over the molten rock in its core.

Watch Jerusalem analyst Christopher Eames noted: “The territory of India was once part of a supercontinent called Gondwanaland.

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Noah's Ark is part of the Genesis story

Noah’s Ark is part of the Genesis story (Image: GETTY)

“Around 150 million years ago, it broke off and travelled north toward Laurasia.

“At that time, the huge Tethys Sea, flourishing with marine life, separated the continents.

“After journeying about 100 million years, the landforms collided with extreme force and intensity, forming the Himalayan mountain range — and thus, driving up the ‘mountain seabeds’ seen in the Himalayas.”

Continental drift was the hypothesis originally put forward over how the Earth’s continents have moved over geologic time relative to each other.

The speculation that continents might have “drifted” was first put forward by Abraham Ortelius in 1596.

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Noah is said to have saved two of every animal from the flood

Noah is said to have saved two of every animal from the flood (Image: GETTY)

The concept was independently and more fully developed by Alfred Wegener in 1912, but his hypothesis was rejected by many for lack of any motive mechanism.

This idea has since been subsumed by the theory of plate tectonics, which explains that the continents move by riding on plates of the Earth’s lithosphere.

Some believe this proves areas that are now dry may have once been covered in water.

Mr Eames said: “Continental drift has been used to explain the seabed-esque nature of the Himalayas.

“But really, rather than dismissing the biblical account, the mechanics serve only to support it.

“Continental drift demonstrates not only how catastrophic Earth-wide flooding can happen, it demonstrates that it did happen.”

In the early stages of development of the science of geology, fossils were interpreted as evidence of past flooding.

Some have refuted the claims that it supports the Bible

Some have refuted the claims that it supports the Bible (Image: GETTY)

As modern geology developed, geologists found evidence of an ancient Earth, and evidence inconsistent with the notion that the Earth had developed in a series of cataclysms, like the Genesis flood.

By 1830 geologists increasingly found that evidence supported a series of local floods.

Proponents of flood geology hold to a literal reading of Genesis 6–9 and view its passages as historically accurate.

They use the Bible’s internal chronology to place the Genesis flood and the story of Noah’s Ark within the last 5,000 years.

Scientific dating of fossils has refuted this key argument of the narrative.

Flood geology contradicts the scientific consensus in geology, stratigraphy, geophysics, physics, palaeontology, biology, anthropology, and archaeology.

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Great, Now Pokémon Card Scalpers Are Ruining Cereal, Too

Galarian Ponyta General Mills Promo

You may have heard that Pokémon card prices have been going nuts lately, and you may have been thinking, “hm, I should probably try to get in on that.” Well, it’s already too late — Pokémon card scalpers have already taken them all.

Earlier this year, we saw a man forging ice cream sticks, and scalpers and collectors (and, notably, not children) buying up McDonald’s Happy Meals, both in attempts to get free Pokémon cards. Eventually, The Pokémon Company was forced to address the issue of these limited-edition cards being repeatedly taken by scalpers, saying that they would take measures to make sure that everyone would be able to get these cards.

Well, it happened again. After announcing back in March that certain cereal boxes would contain three Pokémon cards, out of a set of 14 in total, it seems like people have been opening cereal boxes in the supermarket to get to the cards.

Some people have been buying up boxes of cereal by the pallet, like Trevor Joe, a “real estate investor” and wholesaler who calls it an “investment”, or the tweet above, which shows one “wealthy” family’s huge stash of already-opened boxes for sale. What a totally normal thing to do!

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The rarest card from the set — Galarian Ponyta — is already showing up on eBay (alongside many duds), and some enterprising scalpers are selling sealed sets for way more than their initial cereal investment.

It’s worth noting that already-opened cereal boxes are almost certainly going to get thrown out by the supermarket, since they can’t sell goods that have been tampered with.

Garbodor isn’t a role model, folks.

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GFN Thursday new games line-up: GeForce NOW update is great news for Fortnite fans

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GFN Thursday is back with even more games for NVIDIA GeForce NOW subscribers.

The latest batch of GeForce NOW games include R-Type Final 2 and Chinese Parents on Steam, as well as a host of new games from the Epic Games Store.

This includes the excellent Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, as well as SOMA, GoNNER and Darksiders 2.

GeForce NOW subscribers aren’t just benefitting from new games, but also the release of a brand new update.

According to NVIDIA, GeForce NOW update 2.0.29 includes account linking for Epic Games Store and session pre-loading.

Currently being trialled in the PC version of Fortnite, the new update should cut the time it takes members to go from the GeForce NOW app to the game by 50%.

“The app update also improves in-app search results and brings the GeForce NOW in-game overlay to Chrome browser,” NVIDIA explains.

“It’s all a part of our commitment to make GeForce NOW the best cloud gaming experience.”

Elsewhere, it was revealed that Iron Harvest and 4A Games’ Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition will be supported on GeForce NOW at launch.

As for the latest GFN Thursday update, R-Type Final 2 is the game I’m most looking forward to playing.

The new R-Type release gives the classic arcade shmup a makeover, complete with new and improved visuals, new weapons and more.

“For the first time in nearly two decades, you can experience R-Type Final 2, now on PC!

“Feel the rush of mowing down hordes of Bydo with your fleet of R-Type fighters equipped with an arsenal of new and classic wave cannons, force units, bit devices, and devastating delta weapons.

“The Bydo threat is always evolving, as new enemies spawn from the wreckage of fallen foes, and stages are corrupted and altered by the sentient Bydo corruption.

“R-Type Final 2 unites the explosive action of the original games with modernized visuals and gameplay features, making this a must-have title for new and old shoot-’em-up fans alike.”

You can see the full list of GeForce NOW’s GFN Thursday releases below.

GFN Thursday game list in full…

• R-Type Final 2 (day-and-date release on Steam)

• Chinese Parents (Steam)

• Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition (Epic Games Store)

• The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos (Epic Games Store)

• GoNNER (Epic Games Store)

• SOMA (Epic Games Store)

• Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Epic Games Store)

Three-quarters of Brits believe Kate Middleton

MOST Brits believe Kate Middleton will make a good Queen when the time comes, a new poll shows.

Popular Kate – who celebrates her 10th wedding anniversary with William on Thursday – is “definitely” up to the job, 43 per cent of adults polled believe.

Most adult Brits believe Kate is going to make a good Queen when the time comes, according to a new poll

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Most adult Brits believe Kate is going to make a good Queen when the time comes, according to a new pollCredit: PA

The Duchess and her husband were pictured beaming in new photos released to mark their tenth wedding anniversary

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The Duchess and her husband were pictured beaming in new photos released to mark their tenth wedding anniversaryCredit: Camera Press

A further 33 per cent said she “probably will” be a good monarch – while just three per cent think she definitely won’t.

And the fact that Kate grew up a “commoner”, with no aristocratic or royal background, is on her side.

Some 31 per cent of people think it’s better – while 59 per cent say it makes no difference to them either way.

The YouGov survey of 5,055 adults in Britain, found women were more likely to think Kate will make a good Queen, with 51 per cent saying she definitely will and 31 per cent that she probably will.

This compared to 35 per cent of men for both answers.

Leavers were also much more likely to think the Duchess will definitely make a good Queen at 57 per cent, compared to 36 per cent of Remainers.

The YouGov survey found women are more likely than men to think Kate will be good at the job

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The YouGov survey found women are more likely than men to think Kate will be good at the jobCredit: Reuters

Leavers are also more likely to back Kate than Remainers

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Leavers are also more likely to back Kate than RemainersCredit: Alpha Press

The news comes just a day after it was revealed that Harry and Meghan’s popularity is at its lowest point ever after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral – while the Queen remains the nation’s favourite royal.

Kate became a future queen when she married second-in-line William at Westminster Abbey on April 29 2011 after an eight-year relationship.

The pair met while studying at St Andrews University, and 10 years on from their wedding, have three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

During their marriage together, the couple have weathered the storms of royal life – and risen to plenty of challenges.

Recently, Kate acted as peacemaker for William and Harry as the brothers saw each other face-to-face for the first time in more than a year at their grandfather’s funeral.

Speaking in the days after the service, William’s biographer Brian Hoey said: “They say cometh the hour, cometh the man. But in the Royal Family’s case, it’s a woman.

“Thank God for Kate — she is the rock the monarchy will depend on. On Saturday, she behaved absolutely impeccably.”

Kate and William are stepping up in the wake of Prince Philip's death

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Kate and William are stepping up in the wake of Prince Philip’s deathCredit: AP

The couple have vowed to stand by the Queen in the years ahead

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The couple have vowed to stand by the Queen in the years aheadCredit: PA

After Philip’s death, William vowed that he and his wife would continue on with their duties and stand beside the Queen.

“Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will continue to support the Queen in the years ahead,” William said.

“I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job.”

And since then, they’ve frequently been seen in public on roytal engagements.

The couple laughed together as they played golf during a visit to a farm on Tuesday.

And on Wednesday, they released new photos to mark their anniversary.

The first shows them beaming in the grounds of Kensington Palace – with the snap mimicking a photo taken to celebrate the couple’s engagement 11 years ago.

The second photo shows them sitting on the ground together with Kate holding his wife in his arms.

Kate looks stunning in a blue dress while Prince William grins at the camera in a matching blue jumper.

Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrate ten year wedding anniversary