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‘I don’t think all Brits are racist’ Alison Hammond clarifies post after sparking reaction

Following the Euro 2020 final, black England players were subjected to racial abuse which prompted many to defend them online. Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock shared a viral picture of players Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who had also been targeted by trolls.

She wrote: “You can live here but be quiet. You can work here but not all of you. You can speak at the table but not too loud.

“You can play for us but you can’t lose. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Black British Experience. We stand with you Kings.”

Alison Hammond shared the singer’s post writing: “My heart breaks!! The UK will never prosper when it’s core is Rotten!”

In response to her tweet, one Twitter user said she disagreed with Alison and highlighted that most British people were against racism.

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They wrote: ”I adore you Alison, but I have to disagree.

“England is not rotten at its core, a vast majority of Brits despise racists and are disgusted by there actions.(sic)

“Please do not think all white people are the same. We should be united against racism not divided x.”

Clarifying the meaning behind her message, the This Morning presenter said: “And that’s exactly what I interpreted my tweet to be.

The presenter replied: “He who feels it knows it!”

Rashford, Sancho and Saka were targeted by trolls after they bravely stepped up to take a penalty in the Euro 2020 final, but failed to score.

Following this, England lost to Italy in what was the former’s first final since the World Cup in 1966.

Speaking out after the game, manager Gareth Southgate condemned the racial abuse and clarified that he made the decisions about the penalty takers.

He said: “For some of [the players] to be abused is unforgivable. It’s just not what we stand for.

“The national team stands for everybody and so that togetherness has to continue.”

Marcus has since spoken out about his penalty, telling fans he felt as though he had let them down, as part of a lengthy post.

Despite his feelings, many flocked to his post to assure him that the nation was proud of him and his team mates’ efforts.

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Martin Lewis forced to clarify after accidentally sparking confusion about House of Games

Martin Lewis, 49, revealed to his fans the he would be taking part in the latest series of Richard Osman’s House of Games, but sparked some confusion during filming for the show. It comes after the Money Saving Expert posted a snap of their practice round on Twitter, leading some to wonder whether the games were “fixed”.

The BBC show sees four celebrities go head to head to test their general knowledge skills by partaking in entertaining games.

Posting on the social media site, Martin shared a photo of Good Morning Britain host Ben Shepherd who appeared on a TV screen, used as a prop stand-in during their warm-up.

“Loving the fact Big @benshephard appearing in the practice round of House of Games,” Martin penned before some fans shared their confusion.

“They let you practice?” one asked.

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Richard simply wrote: “Remember to pace yourself.”

The star offered the advice to the financial journalist after he revealed that he was on his way to Glasgow to record the episode of the quiz show.

He shared his excitement ahead of filming, saying: “On the long train to Glasgow, to record @richardosman House of Games tomorrow.

“I couldn’t resist doing it, as it’s a great show and I love games.”

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London tornado ravages buildings in Barking sparking mass panic – fire brigade on scene

Barking: Windy conditions seen as ‘tornado’ strikes

Barking residents have shared worrying footage of the extreme weather event on social media on Friday evening. Police officers and the fire brigade have been called on sight by panicked Londoners as properties suffered structural damage.

Howling winds has caused brick walls to crumble, trees to collapse and sent wheelie bins flying in all angles.

Barking and Dagenham Police has confirmed it was called shortly after 7pm to reports of damage caused to roofs, electrical equipment, street furniture and vehicles in Hulse Avenue and surrounding areas.

The force added the destruction was caused by adverse weather conditions, including lightning.


A tornado has caused damaged in east London (Image: FACEBOOK•MOBAROCK ALI)


Storms descended across east London (Image: Mobarock Ali)

In one terrifying video posted on Twitter, swirling winds can be seen rampaging through a back garden with debris flying over high fences.

Menacing dark clouds could be seen closing in as an apocalyptic scene descended over the capital.

The video was accompanied by the caption: “Tornado in Barking, East London. WOW.”

In another clip, a number of collapsed trees are seen being dragged in the middle of a residential street by the strong gusts.


A fence shakes in the swirling winds (Image: Mobarock Ali)

Wheelie bins are also decimated along with the pavements with rubbish being propelled against properties and parked cars.

A resident also captures the shocking moment the powerful winds trigger the front wall of a property to collapse, with broken bricks spread across the footpath.

He can be heard shouting: “The wall broke… the whole wall broke. Oh my god!”.

Sky News’ Kiran Bhangal tweeted: “Just experienced a tornado in Barking east London. Dozens of cars and homes damaged.

“Police and fire crews on the scene. Very scary indeed.”


The storms saw Kent and Essex cricketers at Chelmsford run for cover (Image: KENT CRICKET CLUB)


Menacing clouds gathered over Barking (Image: Mobarock Ali)

One local resident told Express.co.uk the storm had travelled three miles across the capital and heavy rains triggered localised flooding.

They said: “The storm has just got here and it’s coming down. A mate three miles away who got it before us said there was a river running down his road.

“The rain is really hammering down on our roof, it’s almost as loud as our voices.”

Barking and Dagenham Police said in a statement: “Police were called at around 1920hrs to reports of damage caused to roofs, electrical equipment, street furniture and vehicles in Hulse Avenue and some surrounding roads in the Barking area.

“This is a weather related incident, during which there was a lightning strike…”


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Barking: The tornado hit at around 7pm today

Barking: The tornado hit at around 7pm today (Image: TWITTER•LUCASLEVI)

Essex Weather Centre reported no injuries from the tornado.

The group wrote on Twitter: “Reports from the scene in Barking confirm three streets badly affected by the storm.

“Widespread structural damage to roofs, garden walls and cars. Fire service and police remain on the scene, with no reports of injuries.”

Shocked residents were later seen outside the front of their properties, with many holding brooms and helping with the clean-up operation.

The UK storm comes just a day after a tornado struck near the Czech Republic’s border with Austria causing widespread damage and a trail of devastation.

Footage from the Breclav region shortly after the twister struck shows roofs torn off buildings and cars wrecked by the violent torrent.

Austrian Red Cross sent ambulances to help survivors amid reports of five fatalities and 150 people left injured.

Red Cross spokesman Andreas Zenker said: “We have sent twelve ambulances and an emergency doctor vehicle to the area.

“Other units from the Weinviertel have already been alerted.”

The Czech Army was also deployed to the region.

The UK gets an average of 30 to 50 tornados a year according to scientists at the University of Manchester,

The most extreme can last around 10 minutes with wind speeds of around 145mph.

Berkshire is said to be Britain’s tornado hotspot, facing one of the weather phenomenons every 17 years on average.

The biggest most recent tornado in the UK hit Birmingham in 2005 and saw 1,000 trees uprooted and injured 19 people.

The tornado left damage costing around £40million.

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Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden slams critics after sparking concern from hospital bed

Deborah Meaden, who stars on Dragons’ Den, reacted to a Twitter user after they addressed her recent injury. The 62-year-old revealed she had fractured her wrist after attempting to mount the steed of her horse without a block but admitted “she couldn’t”.

Taking to the micro-blogging site, Deborah posted a photo from her hospital bed, smiling widely as she showed off her plaster cast as the businesswoman heaped praise on the NHS.

In view of her 450,000 followers, she penned: “I know you know but our #NHS is blooming brilliant. Went in with a fractured wrist. Several x rays,manipulation under painkillers with a reassuring voice in my ear and I leave with plastercast and wrist on the mend. Here with Becky and @Lowri_punc19 thankyouxxx.” [sic]

However, a social media user took aim at the entrepreneur as they questioned how the Dragon’s Den star was able to receive treatment so quickly.

The person in question wrote: “The NHS is amazing but I struggle to understand how you have had this procedure done in one day when a man recently on the news with a triple hernia which stops him working has been told it will be two years before his operation. My question is why?”

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The Dragon’s Den star fired back: “Good because I wasn’t supposed to be wearing one.”

Meanwhile, celebrity pals and fans alike offered their well wishes to Deborah as they wished her a speedy recovery.

Theo Paphitis wrote: “A speedy recovery to you Deborah – you look like you’re in safe hands.”

GB News presenter Simon McCoy penned: “Wishing you well.”

Labour MP Jess Phillips commented: “Oh no, although tbf you look pretty cheerful. Hope it heals quickly.”

Deborah replied: “Thank you… although that may just be the painkillers. They strong!”

Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Deborah and her Dragon’s Den co-stars would be joined by a newcomer on the BBC series, after Tej Lalvani departed the programme.

Entrepreneur Steven Bartlett made history as the youngest Dragon on the show – and revealed he had been watching the series since he was 12-years-old.

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‘Barking at the Moon’: Dogecoin skyrockets 300% in a week, sparking bubble fears

Defying all the odds, meme-based cryptocurrency Dogecoin has risen by a whopping 300% in the last seven days. It has doubled in price in the last 24 hours, adding about $ 19.9 billion, hitting an all-time high of $ 0.29 on Friday.

Dogecoin, which was initially launched as a joke to mock other cryptos, is now a top-10 digital currency with a total market value of $ 34 billion, according to crypto market data site CoinGecko. It has delivered 12,600% in gains in a year and likely created a number of millionaires. 

The digital token’s impressive growth and its latest rally have been attributed by some to tweets by billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk. On Thursday, Musk again posted a cryptic tweet saying “Doge Barking at the Moon,” likely in reference to the popular crypto slang phrase “to the Moon.”

Musk has been calling dogecoin his “fav” cryptocurrency and “the people’s crypto.” However, some crypto investors have been raising concerns about Musk’s dogecoin tweets. Nic Carter, co-founder of Castle Island Ventures, warned that retail investors “are going to lose money on dogecoin,” calling it a “vehicle for speculation.”

An analyst at UK investing app Freetrade, David Kimberley, also said that “dogecoin’s rise is a classic example of greater fool theory at play.” He told CNBC that “people are buying the cryptocurrency, not because they think it has any meaningful value, but because they hope others will pile in, push the price up and then they can sell off and make a quick buck.”
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Kimberley added that “when everyone is doing this, the bubble eventually has to burst and you’re going to be left short-changed if you don’t get out in time. And it’s almost impossible to say when that’s going to happen.

“This is doubly the case in the crypto markets where a small group of players often hold a huge chunk of the total number of ‘coins’ in circulation. That means it only takes one person to dump all their holdings for the entire market to tank,” he said.

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Mark Labbett responds after sparking concern

The Beast star Mark Labbett, 55, has taken to Twitter to address concerns from The Chase viewers about his health. The quizzer worried some fans because he was “swaying” on his chair during an appearance on ITV’s Loose Women today.

His movements on the programme prompted one viewer to ask: “Has @MarkLabbett got parkinsons?”(sic)

Fortunately, Mark addressed the viewer’s worries and put their mind at rest, putting his swaying down to “nervous energy”.

He wrote back in view of his 142,000 followers this afternoon: “I am swaying on a swivel chair, nervous energy.”

Other fans took to the comments section of Mark’s post to share their relief about his reassuring post.

Mark Labbett

Mark Labbett worried some fans because he was ‘swaying’ on his chair (Image: TWITTER)

One person replied: “Your head was shaking quite a bit.

“I don’t feel comfortable saying that here and I am sure it is nothing, people perhaps just concerned.

“Well done on the weight loss pal,” they added in reference to the star’s recent 10-stone weight loss.

Another added: “Anyone would get the shaking Stevens talking to a load of loose women, dismantling a Bomb would give him less to think about. Get the f**k out of there! in both of these cases.”(sic)

“Thank god your ok! I was worried about you,”(sic) a third viewer said.

“I thought the same thing aswell! He is shaking pretty bad,” they added in a separate Twitter post.

A fourth fan added: “Phew.”

It comes after Mark’s fellow Chaser Paul Sinha was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2019.

He opened up on how the degenerative brain condition could affect the way he quizzes.

As part of a Twitter thread, Paul wrote: “Parkinson’s is a disease process which may or may not deeply affect how I quiz.

“Though there’s no doubt the medication creates irregular bouts of tiredness that don’t really help.

“But getting probable COVID in March was in many ways worse because it totally knocked out my enthusiasm for engaging with what was going on in the real world.”

Paul added: “As my dopamine depletes, I spend every day pushing myself, at both non speed and speed quizzing.”

His final tweet read: “And the results have been notable.”

He previously said he would quit The Chase if he began to struggle answering the questions at speed, due to his condition.

“The Chase won’t fire me,” he told Loose Women panellists. “I’ll say, ‘It’s been a lovely journey, you’ve treated me very well, see you later’.”

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